Tag : Music Business

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“So my child wants to be in the music biz”

When parents hear that their children want to break into the music industry, whether as a musician or on the business side of things, reactions can be decidedly mixed. Some parents go all out trying to help their children reach the stars, while others take the “dream on, kid” approach and others still are semi-supportive but unsure of what it all means. Which group has the right idea? Maybe all of them. After all, it’s natural for parents to worry about their child’s ability to make a living in a very competitive industry – a dose of realism is always Read more
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MediaTech Institute Open House | November 17, 2011 | 7-9pm

You’re invited to join us for a behind-the-scenes look into the Music & Film Industry. From the technical and creative know-how to hands-on training by industry professionals, our renowned multi-studio RECORDING ARTS & DIGITAL FILM programs teach you all of the skills you need to succeed in the entertainment Industry. TURN YOUR PASSION FOR MUSIC INTO A CAREER!! MediaTech Institute – Dallas Campus 400 E. Royal Lane, Suite 100 Irving, TX 75039 972.869.1122 MediaTech Institute – Austin Campus 200 Academy Drive, Suite A Austin, TX 78704 512.447.2002 MediaTech Institute – Houston Campus 3324 Walnut Bend Lane Houston, TX 77042 832.242.3426 MediaTech Read more
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The Importance of a Recording Timeline

We’ve all been there. The drummer overslept, the guitarist is late, and the bass player has to leave early to hang out with his girlfriend. None of us enjoy being in this kind of a situation, and that is why having a planned out recording schedule can help improve session flow and save you time (and money). Assuming your band is well rehearsed and prepared for their recording session, there are several steps you will want to take to prevent the session from coming to a screeching halt. The key factor to preparing for a productive recording session is a Session Read more
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Fall 2011 Graduation at MediaTech Houston

On Sunday, September 18, 2011, approximately thirty MediaTech students walked across the stage to receive their Recording Arts diploma after almost a year of studying at the Houston campus. This was only the fifth graduation ceremony to be held at the Houston campus and the turnout was bigger than ever. Elbow to elbow, friends and family gathered together to celebrate the students hard work, efforts, and honor them for completing their course of study. Campus Director, Doris Hecht, welcomed the graduates and guests and congratulated the students for completion of the Recording Arts Program. “MediaTech will make a difference in Read more
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RoCK the VoTE ~ Dallas Observer Music Awards

THE POLLS ARE OPEN FOR THE DALLAS OBSERVER MUSIC AWARDS CLICK HERE TO VOTE NOW! CLICK HERE TO VOTE NOW! THE RULES: You can fill out the ballot only once per day, voting for one band per musical category. Don’t try to go in & tamper with cookies on your browser to vote multiple times a day, we will figure it out! All voting, online or otherwise, ends at 2AM on the night of the Dallas Observer Music Showcase, Saturday, October 15th. Cast your vote early or fill out a paper ballot when you attend the showcase. Winners will be Read more
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Touring with the Band: Music Industry Gigs and What They Pay

Whether you’re into hair bands or hip hop, you may have wished you could tour the word with your favorite band. Extravagent backstage buffets and longs nights of partying await you, but would you earn any money? Payscale.com decided to talk to some music industry insiders of today and find out what it’s really like to go on the road with a band. The following are insider tips on snagging a job as part of the crew, learning needed skills, networking, typical pay and more. Expect long hours Whether running a spotlight (a mid-career live performances lighting technician earns around Read more
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Learn from a Legend-Frank Filipetti | Attend the AVID Webinar and Live Q & A (Thursday, July 28, 2011 @ 12 pm)

Join Grammy-winning producer| engineer| mixer | Frank Filipetti (Book of Mormon, James Taylor, Korn, Elton John) and Avid’s Tony Cariddi for an insider’s look at what it takes to be successful in the music industry. Hear about Frank’s beginnings and how his experiences shaped his work and career path. Discover his approach to mixing Get the scoop on why he switched from analog to digital before everyone else Find out how he transitioned his studio to his home Hear why Pro Tools|HD Native is the biggest leap in sound quality he’s experienced Plus, Frank will be available during and after the Read more
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MTI Austin Graduate launches Astral Plane Studios and cool AudioBlog

Astral Plane Studios is the brain child of professional audio engineer, Josh Hayward, a graduate of Mediatech Institute in Austin, TX for Recording Arts. Producer, recording engineer, audio mixing, you name it, it’ll be done to the highest possible standards that can be achieved! Astral Plane Studios number one focus in this business is the CLIENT. Josh believes that you must both have a COLLABORATION to succeed in this industry. What matters most is that the artist walks out with a smile as to how their music sounds; he does not let record labels or other individuals stand in the Read more
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MTI Houston’s 2011 Summer Graduating Class

Congratulations to the  MediaTech Houston 2011 Summer Graduating Class!  The ceremony began with a few words of inspiration from Instructors, Jacob Meador and Sam Ortallono, followed by the presentation of the Recording Arts diplomas. Special recognition was given to the students who graduated with honors as well as the Salutatorian, Kyle Cartwright, and  the Valedictorian, Christina Martinez. Christina gave a heart felt speech that touched all that were present. We were so excited to see all of the family and friends present for this special day. This graduation by far broke the record for attendance!  Congrats to the MTI Grads! Read more