How To Have a #1 Hit the Easy Way

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by headchem, Nov 24, 2005.

  1. headchem

    headchem Guest

    This is great reading, and although written in 1988, is still extremely relevent... Here is the full text online:

    Here are some of the best quotes:

    "The majority of studios are privately owned by someone who is actively involved in the running of the place on a daily basis. Very few are owned by the major record companies. These owners are usually very enthusiastic and encouraging types who have a long, broad and deep love of all things musical; often they have been musicians themselves but have decided to knock their days on the road on the head and get into what they hoped would be the more lucrative and stable business of owning a studio. Unfortunately for them, this is usually not the case and they will have to spend the rest of their lives seriously in debt."

    "Studios are in the most unlikeliest of buildings and the most unlikeliest of settings. Although all studios want to attract as much business as possible, they do not want to advertise their presence to local thugs who might fancy breaking in and getting their hands on a few thousand pounds worth of gear."

    "On entering a recording studio for the first time you will naturally be impressed with all the gear. Do not be intimidated... There will be thousands of dials, knobs and faders at the engineer's finger tips and he will know what every one of them does. This might over awe you but just remember he was most probably reading in Studio Weekly, only moments before you walked in, about some new piece of studio hardware that's just come on the market and that every studio should now have... That studio engineer is going to be worried that you will notice that they haven't already got it in this backwater of audio technology."

    Did any of those hit home to anyone? Phew, I'm convicted. It's written by the one-hit-wonder Timelords with their hit Doctorin' the Tardis. It's a very down-to-earth guide on the music biz.
  2. aztec

    aztec Guest

    Huh, you gotta be kidding me ! :shock:

    Great find, klf is my favourite band and one of the reasons i started getting into composition back then.

    Going to print it out and read later on, cheers. :D

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