Use Pandora to Build Your Audience

At the recent IBMA conference, streaming services were a popular subject; Anna Frick hosted a panel on leveraging streaming for audience development. Rachel Whitney of Pandora Media showed Leadership Bluegrass alumni  how to interact with the service and get the greatest benefit of its features. Here’s Anna’s tutorial. Pandora was founded in 2000, making it […]

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I found cool ways to use archival audio in new recordings at Folk Alliance

It’s almost impossible to sum up all that makes up Folk Alliance International. If you’ve been there before, you understand. It was my first year attending, and after years of hearing stories, I thought I was prepared. Folk Alliance is part family reunion, part party, part education, and an exploration of every nook and cranny […]

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What you should know about the new recommendations on high res audio

Anyone working in music production today can benefit from the Producers and Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy’s latest effort, “Recommendations for Hi Resolution Music Production.” This 40-page document outlines best practices for recording, mixing, mastering and delivering high resolution audio files for consumers. Benefits for artists and audiences The most obvious beneift is the […]

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Keep Your Recordings Safe: Best Practices for Analog Media Preservation

  This post offers some simple tips to help collectors extend the life of analog recording media and prioritize their preservation for the long term. We live in a lucky time: we have sound recordings available to us at our very fingertips. Recorded sound surrounds us, and recordings – spoken or sung – are an […]

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