Do Producers Earn Money?

Answering the most frequently asked questions about producers according to YouTube’s auto-complete search function, including…

Do producers own masters?
Do producers make money?
Do producers use presets?
Do producers have to clear samples?

I keep screwing up my audio levels, so sorry about that. It’s mostly fixed but still crummy in places. Not up to my normal standard so sorry about that!

The Unimportance of Genre

Creating a mini-feature on the Cambridge Jazz Festival got me thinking about genres and how we categorise music – does the name of the genre of music you make really matter? Or is it just a short-hand people use to know whether or not they might like listening to something?

Here’s some links to the bands mentioned:

Lastly, links to the Cambridge Jazz Festival:

Release Day!

IHA Cover.JPGYep, that’s it. Release day. Today I release Irradiated Hamster Alert as Blue Alatar. The album represents about 8 years of work on-and-off, much of which took place this last year. The album is available on most music apps, (incl Spotify, Amazon Music, Deezer), as well as ones that I manage: ReverbNation and BandCamp. You can pay-what-you-like for the BandCamp download, including nothing. Seriously, have it for free if you want. But, also, if you want to send £700 that would be just fine.

Earlier today I hosted a live, online launch party where I talk-through some of the track details, as well as the album’s over-arching narrative. We go into detail with some of the production and instruments, thank everyone who was involved behind-the-scenes, all of which took about 3 hours. Oh, boy.

Not yet satisfied? Fine, more links:

Now, go download the album from BandCamp. That’s your call to action, I’m making it very clear.