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How to Be a Rockstar Recording Studio Intern

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The competition for landing an internship at a large-format recording facility is constantly increasing, and the expectations of assistants are higher than ever. If you want to get your foot securely in the door in a commercial recording studio, you're expected to be technically proficient, musically skilled, aware of the current climate within the industry, and equipped with the social skills to work amidst a widely varying clientele roster.

Luckily, we've got you covered with insight on what typical studios seek when hiring interns, and what you can expect walking in on your first day. Following these tips will help you transition from feeling invisible to becoming invaluable.

Recording, Honing Your Craft

Oct 27, 2015 09:00 AM

Caleb Hsu

The Unspoken Rules of the Recording Studio: 5 Things Artists Should Never Do

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Recording studios can sometimes be intimidating, and there are usually unspoken rules that you may not be aware of. While there are widely varying expectations of recording artists nowadays, we've compiled a list of the most common faux pas. Avoid doing the five things listed below to ensure you'll be respected in professional recording environments, avoid unnecessary conflict, and get invited back for future projects.

How to Be a Confident Musician Without Being Cocky

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Confidence is key in just about any career, and in the music industry, there's a fine line between ego and conviction. As an artist, you want to establish yourself as a compelling creator, and you want fans to believe in you enough to invest their time and money in your efforts. Arrogance will surely divert your supporters, so it's important to develop a confident persona that's still relatable and likeable. Here's how to be a boss without alienating your devoted followers.

Which Paid Musician Apps Are Actually Worth It?

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Don't go wasting your hard-earned dollars on apps that are either too complicated to be helpful or too glitchy to function. We want to help you discover truly great musician apps that can enhance the way you write and perform! Below, you'll find a list of six apps under $10 that are worth the investment.

What Should You Look for in a Producer? 4 Questions to Ask and 5 Must-Have Qualities

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Once you've decided that working with a producer will benefit your album, and it's time to audition talent, it can be difficult deciding who's right for the project. Producers are a dime a dozen these days, and if you don't know exactly what you're looking for, you'll find yourself lost amidst all the options. Don't fret! We've compiled a list of top traits to seek in choosing the best producer for your work.