Monthly Archives: June 2012

Studio Expresso.com | June 2012 | Production News & Trends

June 2012 production news & trends studioexpresso music community worldwide While London is buzzing with Olympic Gold and Wimbledon Tennis, at home, America is getting ready for July 4th Celebrations. We travel to the UK to catch Amy’s Ghost. Trans Audio Group … Continue reading

SPARS ends fiscal year with successful events, increased membership and participation

SPARS ended its 2011-2012 fiscal year recently, producing several well attended and successful events. In addition, interest in the 33 year old recording association is on the rise, as evidenced by the upsurge in membership, newsletter subscriptions, as well as social media … Continue reading

Discmakers Blog Echoes | The story of Taylor Guitars

How Taylor Guitars are Made – An Inside Look at a Music Instrument Icon How many million guitarists pick up an acoustic guitar and use it to perform, compose, practice, teach, or simply to relax in a single day? But … Continue reading

SPARS Blog with J. Michael Dolan | Choose One

Excerpted from J. Michael Dolan’s Blogs & Stories | for Artists and Entrepreneurs… CHOOSE ONE (Read time 1:09)  We stand alone at this very moment right on the edge of an unknown future which is staring us right back in the face, … Continue reading

Music Clout | Music tips you can use

  View in your browser.           The Ugly Truth About Todays A&R In the past, the most commonly known aspect of an A&R’s job was discovering unsigned talent and getting them a record deal, which was … Continue reading

SPARS Blog with J. Michael Dolan | Legwork

Excerpted from J. Michael Dolan’s Blogs & Stories | for Artists and Entrepreneurs… LEGWORK (Read time 0:15) Back in the day, artists were victims of an industry that was only concerned about snatching up as much of their earnings as they could … Continue reading

SPARS spotlights Web design and hosting company, JazzCorner

Over two years ago when SPARS decided to redesign their web presence, the 33 year old recording association had the good fortune to be introduced to Lois Gilbert and Bryan Davis with JazzCorner. Lois and Bryan worked with SPARS to build the excell… Continue reading

Internet sensation among activity at SPARS member Prairie Sun Recording

Excerpted from the May 2012 newsletter of SPARS member Studio Expresso… Prairie Sun Recording hosts great artists like Tom Waits, AFI, Booker T. Jones, Carlos Santana and Eric Gales, to name a few. Now, it’s the Internet sensation (7,719,727 video views) Nataly Dawn, … Continue reading

Hit making activity at SPARS member Hit Factory/Criteria Studios

Excerpted from the May 2012 newsletter of SPARS member Studio Expresso… James Brown’s “I Feel Good,” Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumors,” and even Black Sabbath’s “Heaven & Hell” were recorded at the Hit Factory/Criteria with its history of over 40 years. The 7-room facility is … Continue reading