This guide will show you as a musician step by step how to make a music album.
So you’re a musician. You play your instrument with a passion. You believe you play great music. Now if only the world could just get a copy of all that great music, you would be happy. You imagine that when people ask you after your live shows, “You rock! Where’s the CD?,” you can actually hold it up in the air and say, “Here it is!”
Let’s face it. You know you have what it takes to reach that dream, to push it forward. Yet the question remains. “How?”
We are fortunate to live in an age saturated by amazing technology in music and recording. Our choices are vast. What was once totally unavailable to the musician for a hallmark recording is now very much within reach. Having these tools, following the guidelines in the pre-production and the production process, plus working with creativity and passion – will all help bring your album to fruition.
Now’s your chance to ride the wave of producing what you’ve always wanted.
This guide will help you get from where you are to where you want to be – with a music album in your hands, ready to be heard by all!
Look below for all the stages needed to make a top quality album.
Select Step 1 – Conceptualize
Select Step 2 – Put your plans on paper
Select Step 3 – The music
Select Step 4 – Recording
Select Step 5 – Mastering
Select Step 6 – The art of balance
Select Step 7 – Problem solving
Select Step 8 – Get away and come back to listen
Select Step 9 – Additional music tips
Select Step 10 – So now you have an album. What’s next?
After – Marketing your music
As well as my above guides, here are some other tools and guides which will help you make and release your product.
Lyric writing app
When you’re writing your album, you may get ideas for songs on the move. This app for Android phones will help you do that. It’ll also help for when you do performances in future.
Get your album online
Once you’ve got your album recorded, if you want to get it on itunes and other online stores, you’ll need this website. They are a online distributor who will do all the hard work for you and get your music all over.
Guide to making a music website
When you’re promoting your album, you’ll need a website. This guide will show you how to make one very quickly that will look great:
Social media tool
Hootsuite is a tool which allows you to manage your Facebook and Twitter accounts easily from one place. It also allows you to schedule the promotion for your album ahead.
More resources coming as I find them.