What’s Happened to SEO and Keyword Research in 2016?

By Tony Rockliff | June 15, 2016 |

I recently had a web site client tell me that he had hundreds of thousands of visitors to his last site and he wanted more with his new one. I had a feeling that this was probably from using keywords but was also probably quite a while ago and I asked him, and sure enough,…

How to Not Lose Your Website Visitors

By Tony Rockliff | April 4, 2016 |

Did you know that typically 95% of the new visitors who come to your website will never come back again? And since you usually don’t know who they were, it can be very hard to reach them again. What if there was a way to not only not lose them, but to be able to…

Common Mistakes When You Build a Song Arrangement

By Tony Rockliff | November 15, 2014 |

“Arrangement” refers to which instruments are used in a recording or performance of a song and what and where they play. The instruments chosen provide the colors, the textures, the atmosphere and the visual backdrop for the song that help paint the picture that the song lyric and melody is trying to communicate. How you…

What is Record Production?

By Tony Rockliff | November 14, 2014 |

So what exactly is record production? Record production is a skilled craft that ideally should include a working knowledge of music, engineering, writing, diplomacy, organizing, budgeting, and sometimes marketing. THE MAIN TYPES OF RECORD PRODUCER There are basically two types of record producer. One strives to capture on tape or hard drive the energy, the…

The Visual Mix

By Tony Rockliff | November 13, 2014 |

  When mixing a song it can help to visualize the mix as a 3D cube. EQ (bass, middle and treble) is the front face of the cube going from the bottom (bass) to the top (treble). Panning places the instruments in the space between the left front wall and the rght front wall. Volume…

Treble Trouble and Marilu Henner’s Mixing Tip

By Tony Rockliff | November 12, 2014 |

One of the problems with long mixing sessions is that the ear very quickly becomes acclimatised to the amount of treble (high frequencies) and it is easy to succumb to the temptation to add more and more as the mixing continues. Then you listen to it later or the next day and go, “What was…

Home Recording & Social Media Tips for Musicians

By Tony Rockliff | November 12, 2014 |

The Articles area is where you can find information on home music recording and Internet social media marketing tips to help you with your career. Feel free to add comments or questions to any posts that interest you. If you’d like to be a guest columnist to share your knowledge or experiences, let me know…

Live Social Media Counter

By Tony Rockliff | May 13, 2014 |

This is an interesting constantly-updating tool showing what’s going on in social media in real time:

Mastering Tips – What is Mastering and Why Should I Care?

By Tony Rockliff | May 5, 2014 |

Mastering is the combined science and art of taking a finished mix and tweaking it in ways that can range from adding a professional polish to really taking the mix to a whole new level. Sometimes the before and afters can be quite dramatic and what you thought sounded great before can tend to now…

Comping, Schmomping, I Don’t Need No Stinking Comping!

By Tony Rockliff | May 1, 2014 |

There are many ways to record vocals but there are two major ways, each of which have their proponents. 1) is to record the vocal track(s) and then go back and have the snger punch in to try and fix any areas where the pitch or the feeling or the timing is off. 2) called…

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What’s all the Fuss about Internet Social Media for Musicians?

These days you pretty much can’t go anywhere without hearing about social media – Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, Twitter, ReverbNation and an ever increasing number of social media sites and tools that musicians can reportedly use to bring them success. What’s the real truth about this? Well, the answer is that yes, it is indeed very…

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What’s Happened to SEO and Keyword Research in 2016?

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What’s Happened to SEO and Keyword Research in 2016?

By Tony Rockliff | June 15, 2016

I recently had a web site client tell me that he had hundreds of thousands of visitors to his last site and he wanted more with his new one. I had a feeling that this was probably from using keywords but was also probably quite a while ago and I asked him, and sure enough,…

How to Not Lose Your Website Visitors

By Tony Rockliff | April 4, 2016

Did you know that typically 95% of the new visitors who come to your website will never come back again? And since you usually don’t know who they were, it can be very hard to reach them again. What if there was a way to not only not lose them, but to be able to…

Common Mistakes When You Build a Song Arrangement

By Tony Rockliff | November 15, 2014

“Arrangement” refers to which instruments are used in a recording or performance of a song and what and where they play. The instruments chosen provide the colors, the textures, the atmosphere and the visual backdrop for the song that help paint the picture that the song lyric and melody is trying to communicate. How you…

What is Record Production?

By Tony Rockliff | November 14, 2014

So what exactly is record production? Record production is a skilled craft that ideally should include a working knowledge of music, engineering, writing, diplomacy, organizing, budgeting, and sometimes marketing. THE MAIN TYPES OF RECORD PRODUCER There are basically two types of record producer. One strives to capture on tape or hard drive the energy, the…

The Visual Mix

By Tony Rockliff | November 13, 2014

  When mixing a song it can help to visualize the mix as a 3D cube. EQ (bass, middle and treble) is the front face of the cube going from the bottom (bass) to the top (treble). Panning places the instruments in the space between the left front wall and the rght front wall. Volume…

Treble Trouble and Marilu Henner’s Mixing Tip

By Tony Rockliff | November 12, 2014

One of the problems with long mixing sessions is that the ear very quickly becomes acclimatised to the amount of treble (high frequencies) and it is easy to succumb to the temptation to add more and more as the mixing continues. Then you listen to it later or the next day and go, “What was…

Home Recording & Social Media Tips for Musicians

By Tony Rockliff | November 12, 2014

The Articles area is where you can find information on home music recording and Internet social media marketing tips to help you with your career. Feel free to add comments or questions to any posts that interest you. If you’d like to be a guest columnist to share your knowledge or experiences, let me know…

Live Social Media Counter

By Tony Rockliff | May 13, 2014

This is an interesting constantly-updating tool showing what’s going on in social media in real time:

Mastering Tips – What is Mastering and Why Should I Care?

By Tony Rockliff | May 5, 2014

Mastering is the combined science and art of taking a finished mix and tweaking it in ways that can range from adding a professional polish to really taking the mix to a whole new level. Sometimes the before and afters can be quite dramatic and what you thought sounded great before can tend to now…

Comping, Schmomping, I Don’t Need No Stinking Comping!

By Tony Rockliff | May 1, 2014

There are many ways to record vocals but there are two major ways, each of which have their proponents. 1) is to record the vocal track(s) and then go back and have the snger punch in to try and fix any areas where the pitch or the feeling or the timing is off. 2) called…