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"President Vladimir Putin signed laws punishing online media and individuals for spreading “fake news” or material that’s considered insulting to Russian officials." - Stepan KravchenkoBloomberg News

 


Did you hear the one where Putin, Trump and Lincoln went into a bar? 


Send your Putin insults to Connect@MusicNetwork.org or tag us on Instagram @musicnetworkorg 


Vigilance in Ridicule. 

andrew Sep 4 · Tags: putin, fascism, antifa
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The Rock And Roll Apocalypse

Act I

The Strip Shall Rise Again


Setting: The Strip, 8pm Friday Night... BB King's is shuttered, along with the old Crumbs storefront, a local bakery with a World Class awning.... Two friends, Manimal and Skipper are under the awning, checking the vibe as rollies are rolled, along with a plucky stream of rolling eyes prejudging Manimal's Superhero Uniform as "definitely NOT welcome in Kansas". 


Manimal: Agreed some kind of contingency plan is needed. Just a hope isn’t enough.

355: So when do we hit the pavement, and with what geometry?


so it goes....


#inPerson "Don't Bail On Broadway"

#therockandrollapocalypse
@radianrecords Production

Act 1: 
#theStripShallRiseAgain 
Starring #ManimalChin and #housecrew 
Chorus: The 12 Tribes on Ice 
Music: #SoulFestive & Friends 
Set Design: #NYgritty 
Book: #brightsizelife


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andrew Pro
Running list of Personnel and Projects working at RedBird Studio, Midtown Manhattan

Lola Johnson, Pat Metheny Group, Victory Boyd, Leron Thomas, Iggy Pop, Doc Ice, Stacie Orrico, John P. Hammond, Gabriel Vivas, Kirk Driscoll, Barney McAll, Todd Carey, George Schuller, Raheem Devaughn, Malik Yoba, Sia, Dick Higgins, John Mayer, Baskin Robbins, LG, Samsung, Kia Motors, Corey King, Mara Davi, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Linda Mugleston, Erin Edelle 

andrew Jan 19 · Tags: rbs
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Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -  Emerson  

Welcome to the Rock And Roll Apocalypse. Indie is Mainstream, and the demo is dead.  Artist development? “We don’t need a producer”…DIY (or DIfY) all the way! But it’s: where to record? and where to mix? and what’s mastering? and what’s publishing? and what’s a di? and do you have that multitrack we recorded 5 years ago? and do you know a rehearsal room open today in midtown? and where can I rent a guitar? why does the rough mix not sound loud like the radio? do you guys know what you’re doing at this studio? and what’s a lead sheet?

Luckily, hospitals aren’t run by interns (or doctors!)…  But in the “Indie-Stry”, it’s fine for recording sessions to be coaching sessions for aspiring producers, you know in case the whole headline fame thing doesn’t work out.  I talked with one colleague recently who was fired by the drummer on the next project, after dude had asked him a zillion questions along the way.  Didn’t we engineer-producer types get the memo? “We don’t need a producer.” “Does this studio offer classes so I can record at home?”

So who is the Producer? Who is the Client? Artist? Engineer? Those were practical questions asked in the heyday when booking at studios. So what does it look like in Demoland?
Client: You mean, who’s paying for the session?
Artist: Yep, that’s me
Producer: Umm.. Me .. Well this guy did the track, but ya know he won’t be at the vocal session. So I’ll just work it out with the engineer.
Engineer: Well, you guys have one right?
#Studiolife #ProducerLife

A popular referral site for music production services (Studios, Songwriters, Musicians, etc..) has no category for “Recording Engineer”. Yet, there is a checkbox for ‘Fix-it-Mix-it-Make-it-hot-guy’.  If it’s “you guys have one” and “we don’t need a producer”, why does it need fixing?

The Rock And Roll Apocalypse begins with the end of the Indie Era. The demo is not really dead, it’s just hiding on a harddrive somewhere.  There used to be budgets for Artist Development, now artists are expected to deliver finished product to market to prove “viability”.  And how to get there? “You guys have one right?”

Andrew Felluss is an engineer-producer based in New York City, and also instructor at MRS Music Recording School, a free workshop training program for New York City residents.

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