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Song Downloads Are Down 15%

Song Downloads Are Down 15% | Old School Music Production | Scoop.it

Last year, song downloads on platforms like iTunes dropped 2.3%, the first decline ever for the format.  This year, paid downloads are already down 15%, according ...


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Too many people don't have money for anything but the essentials-- food, clothing, shelter, electricity, and phone to buy much of anything else...we are STILL in a recession in the US regardless of the stock market numbers...those numbers only refer to corporate profits (much of which are the result of outsourcing jobs to save money) and not representative of the health of the economy as a whole...

 

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SoundCloud introduces ads so it can pay musicians and other creators

SoundCloud introduces ads so it can pay musicians and other creators | Old School Music Production | Scoop.it

Initiative is starting small, but with plans to make 175 million listeners pay off for individual artists and major labels alike. By Stuart Dredge


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Streaming Music Reduces Artist Revenue and Waters Down Creativity

Streaming Music Reduces Artist Revenue and Waters Down Creativity | Old School Music Production | Scoop.it

When iTunes launched 10 years ago, it became the model for buying and legally downloading music. Soon services like Spotify came along and changed the game from a purchasing model to a licensing model. How has this changed the industry? For consumers it’s great, but for the music industry it’s meant tons of competition at the bottom, a vanishing middle, and more corporate domination at the top. Streaming services like Spotify give artists the ability to make their music available all over the world. But this convenience has two costs—the dollars paid and ...


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This is a brilliant article covering not only the business side of music but the state of mind & motivations of different types of listeners...well done!!

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A Royalty Pain: Making Sense Of Music's Compensation Issues

A Royalty Pain: Making Sense Of Music's Compensation Issues | Old School Music Production | Scoop.it

From the outside, it looks simple: Terrestrial radio and Internet-based music services play the songs, the creators and performers ...


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Joe Meek: sound pioneer

Joe Meek: sound pioneer | Old School Music Production | Scoop.it

Tone deaf, paranoid and unable to read music, Joe Meek somehow became one of the most important music producers of the 60s yet lived in shame. Here is his tragic story


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Inside the Lives of Composers for Hire : SonicScoop – Creative, Technical & Business Connections For NYC’s Music & Sound Community

Inside the Lives of Composers for Hire : SonicScoop – Creative, Technical & Business Connections For NYC’s Music & Sound Community | Old School Music Production | Scoop.it

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Earn More Publishing Royalties | Indie-Music.com

Earn More Publishing Royalties | Indie-Music.com | Old School Music Production | Scoop.it
On the DIY Musician Blog: If you write original songs then you stand to earn music publishing revenue, most of it in the form of mechanical royalties, performance royalties, and sync licensing fees.

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Music for Licensing--Pop/Rock

Music for Licensing--Pop/Rock | Old School Music Production | Scoop.it

Bob Crawford & Mick Taylor on a break at RMCO MUSIC/NYC/USA  1995

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BOB CRAWFORD--POP/ROCK—Music for Licensing/Placement

 

Official Website: http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/

Website 2:  http://www.linkedin.com/pub/bob-crawford/44/22a/305/

By way of introduction, my name is Bob Crawford and I am a 30-year veteran songwriter, producer, guitarist, and arranger seeking music licensing/placement opportunities. with recording artists, for underscoring/transitions in film, TV, advertising and product placement, ringtones, video games, etc

Having  been in the music industry for quite some time I have a rather large song catalog & long track record, working with such varied artists as Jocelyn Brown, Mick Taylor, Maxine Brown, Dennis Williams(O’Jays, Temptations), Larry Harlow, Ron Richardson, Carl Hall, Aztec 2 Step, Beverly Crosby, Loretta Devine, and Vondie Curtis-Hall in genres such as Pop, R&B, Rock, New Country, ContemporaryCrossover Jazz, Dance, Singer-Songwriter, and Folk idioms.

 

SEEKING MUSIC LICENSING/PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES WITH RECORDING ARTISTS, FOR UNDERSCORING IN FILM, TV, ADVERTISING AND PRODUCT PLACEMENT, RINGTONES, VIDEO GAMES, ETC.


For Pop/Rock-- Bob Crawford--Writer/Producer  (14 songs)

http://www.reverbnation.com/playlist/view_playlist/3395589?page_object=artist_1579271


All songs written and produced by Bob Crawford ©Bob Crawford/RMCO MUSIC/BMI

Note: All compositions are full length and may be edited in any manner to fit particular needs/situations.

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Bob Crawford—Going Mobile

For those using mobile phones, I just joined Advamobile where you can access my music, videos, blogs, and photos on the go. The URL is:www.adva.us/bobcrawford ;

Text:  getbobcrawford to 88704

 

 

 

Keywords: Bob, Brown, Crawford, Harlow, Jocelyn, Larry, Maxine, Mick, O'Jays, R&B, Taylor, Temptations

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Music for Licensing--INDIE POP/NEW COUNTRY

Music for Licensing--INDIE POP/NEW COUNTRY | Old School Music Production | Scoop.it
Bob Crawford & Mick Taylor on a break at RMCO MUSIC/NYC/USA in 1995
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BOB CRAWFORD—INDIE POP/NEW COUNTRY-- MUSIC FOR LICENSING/PLACEMENT Official Website: http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/ http://www.linkedin.com/pub/bob-crawford/44/22a/305/ By way of introduction, my name is Bob Crawford and I am a 30-year veteran songwriter, producer, guitarist, and arranger seeking music licensing/placement opportunities. with recording artists, for underscoring/transitions in film, TV, advertising and product placement, ringtones, video games, etc Having been in the music industry for quite some time I have a rather large song catalog & long track record, working with such varied artists as Jocelyn Brown, Mick Taylor, Maxine Brown, Dennis Williams(O’Jays, Temptations), Larry Harlow, Ron Richardson, Carl Hall, Aztec 2 Step, Beverly Crosby, Loretta Devine, and Vondie Curtis-Hall in genres such as Pop, R&B, Rock, New Country, Contemporary Crossover Jazz, Dance, Singer-Songwriter, and Folk idioms. ************************************************************************************* SEEKING MUSIC LICENSING/PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES WITH RECORDING ARTISTS, FOR UNDERSCORING IN FILM, TV, ADVERTISING AND PRODUCT PLACEMENT, RINGTONES, VIDEO GAMES, ETC. For Pop/New Country--Bob Crawford--Singer/Songwriter/Producer (9 songs) http://www.reverbnation.com/playlist/view_playlist/3395578?page_object=artist_1579271 All songs written and produced by Bob Crawford ©Bob Crawford/RMCO MUSIC/BMI Note: All compositions are full length and may be edited in any manner to fit particular needs/situations. ****************************************************************************** Bob Crawford—Going Mobile For those using mobile phones, I just joined Advamobile where you can access my music, videos, blogs, and photos on the go. The URL is:www.adva.us/bobcrawford Text: getbobcrawford to 88704 …and try it out… ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ BOB CRAWFORD’S CURRENT MUSICAL ACTIVITY Bob Crawford – Official Website: http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/ Bob Crawford – Reverbnation-Writer/Producer-Pop/New Country http://www.reverbnation.com/playlist/view_playlist/3395578?page_object=artist_1579271 Bob Crawford - LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/pub/bob-crawford/44/22a/305/ Bob Crawford - Word Press http://bobcrawfordmusic.wordpress.com/2013/06/09/bob-crawford-rmco-music/ Bob Crawford – ReverbNation http://www.reverbnation.com/bobcrawford Bob Crawford – Soundcloud (RMCO Music) https://soundcloud.com/rmco-music/sets Bob Crawford – Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bobcrawford.rmcomusic Bob Crawford --Tumblr http://bobcrawford1.tumblr.com/ Bob Crawford – My Space Writer/Producer http://www.myspace.com/bobcrawford1949 Bob Crawford – MySpace - Singer/Songwriter/Producer https://myspace.com/home Bob Crawford – Music Supervisors http://www.musicsupervisor.com Bob Crawford – Numubu http://www.numubu.com/bobcrawford Bob Crawford endorsing KLDguitar products: http://www.kldguitar.com/KLDguitar-artist-Bob.htm
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How Indie Musicians Are Reinventing Film Music

How Indie Musicians Are Reinventing Film Music | Old School Music Production | Scoop.it
Looking at and listening to the movies that have been made so far this decade, it’s clear that filmmakers are increasingly turning to indie musicians (and popular iconoclasts who have openly agitated the major record labels) to help them rethink what ...

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10 Things You Need to Know About Placing Music on TV and in Films

10 Things You Need to Know About Placing Music on TV and in Films | Old School Music Production | Scoop.it
You want every chance to generate income from your music, and while mechanical royalties (for sales of tangible product and digital downloads) have diminished, there are more opportunities than ever to have your music heard on television and in movies. In addition to the financial benefit, for songwriters who are also…

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Bob Crawford | Online Business Profile

Bob Crawford | Online Business Profile | Old School Music Production | Scoop.it
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Bob Crawford—Experienced Music Producer Available for Your Projects

 

 

By way of introduction, my name is Bob Crawford and I am a 30-year veteran songwriter, producer, guitarist, and arranger working as a producer in genres such as Pop, R&B, Rock, Contemporary Jazz, Dance, Singer-Songwriter, New Country, and Folk idioms for 25 years.

I have worked as a producer with such various artists ranging from Jocelyn Brown, Mick Taylor, Maxine Brown, Dennis Williams (O’Jays, Temptations), Larry Harlow, Ron Richardson, Carl Hall, Aztec 2 Step, Beverly Crosby, Loretta Devine, and Vondie Curtis-Hall among many others. I have my own studio, RMCO MUSIC, in Chelsea in Manhattan, NY/USA, or if you prefer another one we can work there, or online, if you so desire. Please let me know if you would like to set up a meeting so that we can more fully discuss your project. In the meantime, here is my web address so that you can find out a bit more about me. http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/

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                                              Musical/Production Examples:

 

1) Don’t Make Promises You Can’t Keep (R&B/Soul Uptempo) – Female Vocal

https://www.box.com/s/lwo4n7is5hgqqfu1s3hm ;

2) Storm of Changes (Pop Ballad) –Male Vocal

https://www.box.com/s/1q5ssacpaf5kritfq7fk ;

3) Slipping Away  (Rock) – Female Vocal

https://www.box.com/s/7d3g0advanm25bh9wfy5 ;

4) Find Me A Lady I Can Love  (Country/Pop) – Male Vocal

https://www.box.com/s/mce2evajafwr1o54np1h ;

5) The Latin Thing- Jocelyn Brown/Larry Harlow (Dance/R&B/Latin) – Female Vocal

https://www.box.com/s/amavbzyu5d3cn4q9o0iy ;

 

The key in music production (call it old school if you like) is to feature the singer and the song (especially the lyrics) above all, not distracting the listener with gimmicks & sound effects. If you need to bury the singer's voice in the track because he/she is having pitch problems then work with them until they get it right. If it's to bury superficial or just plain bad lyrics, then, rewrite the lyrics so that they mean something.  A good producer understands that the listener wants to have an emotional experience when they hear a song, so concentrating on the song mood, melody, lyric, and authentic vocal performance (meaning that the singer has to relate to the lyric...in the words of Celine Dion, "Singing is acting"). And don't let the suits rush your productions just to cut costs...there's a reason why there are so many one-hit or no-hit wonders out there...not enough time to develop an artist is being given to create artists with long-term career goals in mind...and that's my 2 cents...

 

http://ibosocial.com/bobcrawford1

http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/

All songs written and produced by Bob Crawford ©Bob Crawford/RMCO MUSIC/BMI

 

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Can This Company Save Streaming... And The Music Industry?

Can This Company Save Streaming... And The Music Industry? | Old School Music Production | Scoop.it

So it’s quite likely that Google or Facebook is going to be purchasing Spotify fairly soon. Apple bought Beats. No streaming service, however, has proven ...


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Bob Crawford-RMCO MUSIC – New YouTube Channel

Bob Crawford-RMCO MUSIC – New YouTube Channel | Old School Music Production | Scoop.it

Bob Crawford-RMCO MUSIC – New YouTube Channel

 

Featuring R&B/Soul, Pop/Rock, and Indie Pop/New Country songs...more music will be added from time to time...

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Bob Crawford-RMCO MUSIC – New YouTube Channel

Please check out my new YouTube channel: 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh0LBkNYZyRXNiWLhWmc0Lw/videos

Featuring R&B/Soul, Pop/Rock, and Indie Pop/New Country songs...more music will be added from time to time...

Check this out on Google for multiple listings:

bob crawford-rmco music-YouTube..

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How Apple, Google and Amazon 'Content Connectors' Are Bringing Paid Music Back To The Masses

How Apple, Google and Amazon 'Content Connectors' Are Bringing Paid Music Back To The Masses | Old School Music Production | Scoop.it

Spotify, Pandora and other streaming music services have struggled to get mainstream consumers to become paid users. But a new report, “Content Connectors: How the Coming Digital Content Revolution Will Change Everything,” by analysts MiDiA Research says that's about to change. The study shows how Content Connectors - devices like Apple TV, Google Chromecast and Amazon Kindle Fire TV - are driving paid music and video consumption beyond early adopters into the mainstream. 50% Of Content Connectors Pay For Music [CHART] Owners of Content Connector devices are more than twice as likely as overall consumers to pay for ...


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NEW UPDATE--Bob Crawford-RMCO MUSIC Going Mobile + Bob Crawford-New YouTube Channel

NEW UPDATE--Bob Crawford-RMCO MUSIC Going Mobile + Bob Crawford-New YouTube Channel | Old School Music Production | Scoop.it

Bob & Mary Crawford (Executive VP, Vocalist, Vocal Arranger) at RMCO MUSIC/NYC/USA

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Bob Crawford-RMCO MUSIC Going Mobile—NEW UPDATE

For those using mobile phones, I just joined this site (http://www.advamobile.com/getbobcrawford) where you can access my music, videos, blogs, and photos on the go. The URL is:http://j.mp/1moCGXu

Text: getbobcrawford to 444999

Bob Crawford-RMCO MUSIC – New YouTube Channel

Please check out my new YouTube channel: 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh0LBkNYZyRXNiWLhWmc0Lw/videos

Featuring R&B/Soul, Pop/Rock, and Indie Pop/New Country songs...more music will be added from time to time...

bob crawford-rmco music-YouTube

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What Future For The Album In The On-Demand Age?

What Future For The Album In The On-Demand Age? | Old School Music Production | Scoop.it
Recently BBC Radio 1’s head of music George Ergatoudis stirred up something of a storm with his claim that “albums are edging closer to extinction". Nonetheless there is a growing body of evidence ...

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Song Downloads Are Down 15%

Song Downloads Are Down 15% | Old School Music Production | Scoop.it

Last year, song downloads on platforms like iTunes dropped 2.3%, the first decline ever for the format.  This year, paid downloads are already down 15%, according ...


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Too many people don't have money for anything but the essentials-- food, clothing, shelter, electricity, and phone to buy much of anything else...we are STILL in a recession in the US regardless of the stock market numbers...those numbers only refer to corporate profits (much of which are the result of outsourcing jobs to save money) and not representative of the health of the economy as a whole...

 

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Music for Licensing--R&B/Soul

Music for Licensing--R&B/Soul | Old School Music Production | Scoop.it

Bob & Mary Crawford (Executive VP, Vocalist, Vocal Arranger) at RMCO MUSIC/NYC/USA

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BOB CRAWFORD—R&B/Soul--Music for Licensing/Placement

Official Website: http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/
Website #2:   http://www.linkedin.com/pub/bob-crawford/44/22a/305/

 

SEEKING MUSIC LICENSING/PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES WITH RECORDING ARTISTS, FOR UNDERSCORING IN FILM, TV, ADVERTISING AND PRODUCT PLACEMENT, RINGTONES, VIDEO GAMES, ETC.

For R&B/Soul-- Bob Crawford--Songwriter/Producer (18 songs)

http://www.reverbnation.com/playlist/view_playlist/3395579?page_object=artist_1579271

All songs written and produced by Bob Crawford ©Bob Crawford/RMCO MUSIC/BMI

Note: All compositions are full length and may be edited in any manner to fit particular needs/situations.

Bob Crawford—Going Mobile

For those using mobile phones, I just joined Advamobile where you can access my music, videos, blogs, and photos on the go. The URL is: www.adva.us/bobcrawford  

Text:  getbobcrawford to 88704 …and try it out…

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Keywords: Bob, Brown, Crawford, Harlow, Jocelyn, Larry, Maxine, Mick, O'Jays, R&B, Taylor, Temptations

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Bob Crawford's Music - A Selection of Jazz

Bob Crawford's Music - A Selection of Jazz | Old School Music Production | Scoop.it
Jazz is one of Bob Crawford's genres. He works as Musician - Producer - Composer - Author - Jazz, Rock, Pop, R&B, Contemporary, Alternative
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The film & TV industries are missing out on a rich genre of music for underscoring/transitions, opening, and closing credits in their projects. Crossover Jazz music like Weather Report, Yellowjackets, Fourplay, the Crusaders, and even my own music offer moods that are especially unique. Because the music is created from the heart to evoke moods in the listener without regard to preconceived visuals, it allows the listener to create their own individual and personal visuals in their minds based on what they hear. As an example, here is "Floater";  https://www.box.com/s/4r32056jla32sequ188o

 

I hope this message gets music supervisors, producers, etc. to think and feel outside the box of traditional music choices for their projects. There 's a veritable gold mine of incredibly versatile and creative music to be heard that is entirely under valued.

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BOB CRAWFORD/RMCO MUSIC presents: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ CROSSOVER INSTRUMENTALS Vol. 1 is now available via the following links… You can preview/purchase individual tracks starting at $0.99 or the entire album starting at $5.99...Prices may vary from store to store…

Bandcamp: http://bobcrawford.bandcamp.com/    

AmazonMP3: http://amzn.to/1a4URvx

i-Tunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/contemporary-jazz-crossover/id660466729                           

GooglePlay: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Bob_Crawford_Contemporary_Jazz_Crossover_Instrumen?id=Bs3o237bexdnvu6iambyedr2yyq 

 

BOB CRAWFORD/RMCO MUSIC presents: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ CROSSOVER INSTRUMENTALS Vol. 2 is now available via the following links… You can preview/purchase individual tracks starting at $0.99 or the entire album starting at $5.99...Prices may vary from store to store…

At AmazonMP3: http://www.amazon.com/Contemporary-Jazz-Crossover-Instrumentals-Vol/dp/B00DDX5HM2/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1371409470&sr=301-1

Bandcamp: http://bobcrawford.bandcamp.com/album/bob-crawford-rmco-music-presents-contemporary-jazz-crossover-instrumentals-vol-2

 i-Tunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/contemporary-jazz-crossover/id661737695   

GooglePlay: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Bob_Crawford_Contemporary_Jazz_Crossover_Instrumen?id=Bl3hokernx6zoykptvgznq2h6k4  

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▶ Janis Joplin #live - Cry Baby (1970) #Festival Express,Toronto (Türkçe Altyazılı) - YouTube

▶ Janis Joplin #live - Cry Baby (1970) #Festival Express,Toronto (Türkçe Altyazılı) - YouTube

 

 


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Bob Crawford | Online Business Profile

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Bob Crawford—Experienced Music Producer Available for Your Projects

 

 

By way of introduction, my name is Bob Crawford and I am a 30-year veteran songwriter, producer, guitarist, and arranger working as a producer in genres such as Pop, R&B, Rock, Contemporary Jazz, Dance, Singer-Songwriter, New Country, and Folk idioms for 25 years.

I have worked as a producer with such various artists ranging from Jocelyn Brown, Mick Taylor, Maxine Brown, Dennis Williams (O’Jays, Temptations), Larry Harlow, Ron Richardson, Carl Hall, Aztec 2 Step, Beverly Crosby, Loretta Devine, and Vondie Curtis-Hall among many others. I have my own studio, RMCO MUSIC, in Chelsea in Manhattan, NY/USA, or if you prefer another one we can work there, or online, if you so desire. Please let me know if you would like to set up a meeting so that we can more fully discuss your project. In the meantime, here is my web address so that you can find out a bit more about me. http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/

********************************************************************

                                              Musical/Production Examples:

 

1) Don’t Make Promises You Can’t Keep (R&B/Soul Uptempo) – Female Vocal

https://www.box.com/s/lwo4n7is5hgqqfu1s3hm ;

2) Storm of Changes (Pop Ballad) –Male Vocal

https://www.box.com/s/1q5ssacpaf5kritfq7fk ;

3) Slipping Away  (Rock) – Female Vocal

https://www.box.com/s/7d3g0advanm25bh9wfy5 ;

4) Find Me A Lady I Can Love  (Country/Pop) – Male Vocal

https://www.box.com/s/mce2evajafwr1o54np1h ;

5) The Latin Thing- Jocelyn Brown/Larry Harlow (Dance/R&B/Latin) – Female Vocal

https://www.box.com/s/amavbzyu5d3cn4q9o0iy ;

 

The key in music production (call it old school if you like) is to feature the singer and the song (especially the lyrics) above all, not distracting the listener with gimmicks & sound effects. If you need to bury the singer's voice in the track because he/she is having pitch problems then work with them until they get it right. If it's to bury superficial or just plain bad lyrics, then, rewrite the lyrics so that they mean something.  A good producer understands that the listener wants to have an emotional experience when they hear a song, so concentrating on the song mood, melody, lyric, and authentic vocal performance (meaning that the singer has to relate to the lyric...in the words of Celine Dion, "Singing is acting"). And don't let the suits rush your productions just to cut costs...there's a reason why there are so many one-hit or no-hit wonders out there...not enough time to develop an artist is being given to create artists with long-term career goals in mind...and that's my 2 cents...

 

http://ibosocial.com/bobcrawford1

http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/

All songs written and produced by Bob Crawford ©Bob Crawford/RMCO MUSIC/BMI