To fully unpack this answer, let’s talk about what a “demo” and a “master” is, and what they each can be used for. What is a Demo? A “demo” is a recording that demonstrates your song idea. It is not the final version of the song that a record label could release. Back in the […]Read more Can a demo be used commercially (as a master)?
7 Aug 2019
Texas native, Shane McAnally, grew up in a family that loved George Strait, Alabama, and Conway Twitty. At 15 years old, he landed in Branson, performing in a band that briefly included LeAnn Rimes (before she was famous). That was then. Now Shane is a 3-time Grammy award winner that has penned songs for country music […]Read more Podcast: An interview with Shane McAnally
Stems are the individual pieces that make up the recording. For example, if your demo recording contains 4 instruments or sounds (like a vocal, guitar, drums, and bass), a producer can isolate each individual sound from the recording in order to produce 4 individual files. Now, stems can be created in two different styles: dry or […]Read more What is the difference between dry stems and wet stems?
You probably heard this tune before it was cut. Nestled in our country demo page as a sample of our production work is a song called Dive Bar Saints, featuring the smooth-as-honey voice of Brandon Chase. It’s a stripped down demo that leaves room for the lyrics to shine like a “beacon of hope” in a traditionally […]Read more From Demo to Dive Bar
16 Apr 2019
Our friends Paul and Scott over at Songcraft sat down with Mickey Stevenson, the songwriter known for building the Motown sound and launching Marvin Gaye’s career. While young Marvin was determined on pursuing a career in Jazz music, Marvin was able to persuade the stubborn artist to record vocals on Gospel and R&B demos so Marvin could hear his […]Read more An Interview with William “Mickey” Stevenson
12 Apr 2019
Happy Birthday, Vince! We’re proud to partner with our friends at Songcraft to bring you this conversation with Vince Gill, the legendary performer and songwriter who needs no introduction. Vince shares about how his record label originally didn’t want to cut any of his demos, and how he wasn’t initially interested in recording the song that he is now […]Read more An Interview with Vince Gill
24 Mar 2019
Tin Pan South is AWESOME. Every time we go, we’re inspired by the legendary writers and the stories behind their songs. The parking situation is, however… not so inspirational. The locals blame it on Nashville’s growth, since 100 people a day moved here last year (according to The Tennessean). With all the extra people, plus the world’s largest songwriter […]Read more Parking at the World’s Largest Songwriter Festival
21 Mar 2019
We’re proud to partner with Songcraft to bring you this conversation with David Gamson, the co-writer behind Kelly Clarkson’s, “Stronger.” Gamson has had songs cut by Kesha, Adam Lambert, Chaka Khan, Miles Davis, Nick Lachey, and more. David shares about meeting his heroes, how a “cute” demo got cut, and which artist passed on “Stronger” before [...]Read more An interview with David Gamson
19 Feb 2019
In honor of Motown’s 60th anniversary this year, our friends Paul & Scott sat down with the LEGENDARY Smokey Robinson and chatted about the stories behind his songs, how he got started songwriting, and the song that took five years to write! Listen for free below.Read more An interview with Smokey Robinson
26 Sep 2018
Our recording studio is excited to introduce our new Assistant Producer, Austin Addams! Austin, a Pittsburgh native, moved to Nashville at 21 years old to chase his dream of becoming a full time musician. His guitar skills landed him tours with Cassadee Pope (“Think of You”), Smithfield (“Hey Whiskey”), and gigs at the legendary Grand […]Read more Welcome to the team, Austin!