Building a Better Home Recording Studio

recording studioAnybody can throw together a home recording studio these days. But how do you build one that will fit your needs and work well? That's what I want to cover in this quick article. You will find that building a better studio is all about planning. So get into "planning" mode right now, and start reading.

The Best Video Editing Software for Music Videos

The Best Video Editing Software for Music Videos

Music videos are shot with some of the best video editing software out there.

But how do you know which one is the best video editing software for what you are shooting?

the best video editing softwareAre you in need of a video editing program, which gives you all the freedom to manipulate your digital video in any way you desire? Actually, there are plenty of possible and adequate solutions of your major problem, but you still don’t consider them the best video editing software examples.


If you intend to gain access to a professional video editing software, you should be aware of the most important features that it has to include. The clips (videos) can be transformed by a multitude of tools. There is a timeline where your clips are placed (and the edited creations afterwards, too). You are free to cut, trim, splice and arrange all the clips in a whim. In addition, a multitude of other visual effects is included, such as: adding (sub)titles, adjusting colors, mixing and editing audio, creating HD and 3D videos, etc. When you are ready at last, you only need to pick the format that looks suitable for you. Another vital feature that a good video editing software usually possesses is its speed. Everybody is under pressure because of the deadlines they need to meet and a program working fast and efficiently just stands out in the market.


When there is a wide variety of options, you often feel unable to make a decision. However, there are certain video editing programs with no equivalent because of both their easy exploitation and high quality final good video editing softwareresult. For example, Vegas Pro 12 is one of the best video editing software products available. It is a very convenient and simple program to use and it is also equipped with the most popular editing tools and some extra ones. Except for Vegas Pro 12, other professional video editing software is the new Windows Movie Maker. The program is extremely easy to use, but unfortunately, it doesn’t support Windows XP. VirtualDub is a good video editing software platform for you if you aren’t obsessed with improving every single detail to perfection, because many tools are unavailable. Video capturing softwares of high-class are also AVS Video Editor, Adobe Premiere Elements 11, Corel VideoStudio Pro X6, CyberLink PowerDirector and a plenty of other programs.

Here is a list of 15 of the best video editing software available today!

Make Your Own Beats – Why Don’t You

Why Don’t You Make Your Own Beats

To make your own beats one needs to have a specific mindset.

More on how to make your own beats…

So why do you want to make your own beats? Is it because songs can be the best remedy for your emotional problems as well as a perfect addition to your happy moments. As a keen music listener, you have already developed your own taste when it comes to tunes. You have an ear for sounds and you want to share your ideas with others. You could have achieved it until now if you were able to make your own song that will present your unique character.

make your own beatsIs beatmaking a necessity for you?

If you could create your own beats, then you would compose an incredible, unique mixture of music styles that you truly love. Having a career in the music industry gives you such an opportunity. However, making your own beats doesn‘t obligatory provide you with recognition – you choose whether you want it or not. Many producers work for other musicians.

In case you love singing, making your own songs is again a good idea. Thus, the singles, written and sung by you, would deliver to their listeners the exact message that you intended to imply in the first place. The problem, which occurs when working with others to create an appropriate instrumental, is that there are many possible complications and disappointments. They might not be able to comprehend what you want to achieve and they could also delay your project a lot more than expected. Therefore, we highly recommend you to customize your own beats if you are doing the vocals.

What do you need in order to make your own music?

It can be both easy and hard to create your own beats. The final result depends a lot on the software you choose for that purpose. Beginning with an extremely complicated beatmaker might be beneficial, but the overall effect is confusion due to your lack of experience in the area. Get a simple solution to make your own beats until you are skilled enough to take the next step to improving yourself.

Where should you customize your own beats?

You don’t have to work in a recording studio in order to create your beats. There are multiple disadvantages in taking such an action now when you

are not a professional yet, including the high costs of hiring a studio (since you don’t have one) and the limited timing of your stay. If you make your own music at home, you only need a computer and the right music software. Make sure you have them and you can finally get started customizing your own beats, so that you could be completely satisfied with your accomplishment in the end.

So if you do decide to make your own beats do not hesitate to send us a link.

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Royalties Now Paid Via Small Venues

Good News About Royalties For Artists !

Venue sizes doesn’t matter when it comes to royalties.

ASCAP is now distributing royalties for venues any size.

In all actuality I think this is a huge step for ASCAP and indie artists. Here’s an exact excerpt from ASCAP whom mentioned the new distribution…


You can now receive royalties when your music is performed live at venues of all sizes throughout the country. Just provide the basic details of the performance and which of your songs were performed and you’ll receive an OnStage payment with your normal ASCAP distribution. It’s that simple.

ASCAP pays members for live performances at venues of any size

Make ASCAP OnStage a regular part of your post-show routine, no matter how big or small the venue. OnStage is available 24/7 via your Member Access account for convenience and flexibility.


  • Payment for every live performance*
  • Track your live performances
  • Save multiple set-lists for easy submission

Coming in January: OnStage will be available via ASCAP Mobile

I personally believe this is happening for several reasons. Think about it, there are a ton of venues out here that are making a lot of money weekly, some daily, by opening their doors. Many venues have major artists come through there spots and some have indie artists showing up as well. Now the indies can be looked at with the same importance as major artists. We’ve all heard the term, struggling artist. This is just another way for indie artists to get a sense of at least something coming from the constant hustle involved with writing and making music. It’s a step up for the Indies and I commend ASCAP for doing this.

Now, ASCAP also  knows about all of these venues raking in cash each week. I’m almost certain that the non-paying venue’s information came from their feelers out there keeping an eye on things. It’s probably a matter of coming down on venue owners even harder about royalties. What you may not know as an Indie artist is that these venues are supposed to be paying royalties to songwriters, composers and Publishers representing these songs. Based on ASCAP law, your music being streamed in any area is considered a public performance. The reason people sign up with ASCAP is so their music can earn these types of royalties from public performances. A public performance can be commercial radio play, music streaming on store intercom, music played in clubs, etc. And performance rights organizations like ASCAP help you track this information when registering your titles. It’s not like the Copyright Office with sending in the music. You will just be registering titles and listing the song information, songwriters/composers and the Publisher. You also will show the splits so the PRO will know where to send these royalty checks. You can find out more about the process of royalties here.

ASCAP is definitely making a move on all venue owners that are not signed up with them to pay royalties. Venues ARE public performing these artist’s music, point-blank period! If an artist is paying these money hungry promoters just to perform, I think these venue owners should pay into performance rights organizations. At the end of the day the venues and the promoters are the ones walking away with the money and the artist away with false promises. Like an A&R from Def Jam Records will be there scouting for indies or a major artist is looking to sign indie artists. I know you’ve heard them all before. Well it’s pay-back time and ASCAP is helping make that happen. Look at this way, at least you’re not walking away with false promises. You’re now getting paid royalties from your efforts and ASCAP finds another venue that is not paying in. This is almost like Mafia tactics, you have to admit! But if this is what it takes for venues to do what they are supposed to do, then I’m all for it. So here’s what you need to do now… start booking as many shows as you can, get registered with ASCAP Today and log into your members area and start letting ASCAP distribute your royalties!

Song Submissions – How To Submit Music The Right Way

So What’s The Appropriate

Way To Submit Music?

As A Record Label & Licensed Station, Artists Submit Music To Us Every Day.

But Do They Really Know How To Submit Music?

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I’ll say there are a select few that do know how to submit music and several others that don’t. Which poses the question, “just how serious are you about your music?” When an artist asks how to submit music to me via social networks or email, I find myself asking, “I wonder if this mp3 has id3 tags?” So what are id3 tags? Wikipedia states,” ID3 is a metadata container most often used in conjunction with the MP3 audio file format. It allows information such as the title, artist, album, track number, and other information about the file to be stored in the file itself. There are two unrelated versions of ID3: ID3v1 and ID3v2. Although ID3 is sometimes referred to as a standard, the term applies only in the de facto sense, as no standardization body was involved in its creation nor has such an organization given it a formal approval status.”

So there you have. Now you know the information on what is proper procedure when you choose to submit music. If you need it broken down even farther, it’s like when you are listening to the radio, driving in your car and you see the digital readout stating the artist’s name, album title and song title. That’s id3 tags. And believe it or not it’s not that hard to create an mp3 with id3 tags. There are several programs like iTunes, Mediamonkey and more that can handle the task. But I’ll even show you an easier way to get your id3 tags in order. Truth is you’ve had the tool in front of you all along. Here’s the info:

If you have windows 7:

Go to the file on your pc
Click on the file name (not double-click)
Expand the browser and look down at the bottom of that page
You’ll see the audio file information
Fill out each section album, contributing artist, genre, year, title, etc.
Click save after each change.

If no windows 7 but XP:

Right click the audio file
Click properties
Click details
Fill out the information

See, simple right? I told you that you already had the tool all along. So now I guess the next question is, “why do I need to use id3 tags in my mp3s to submit music?” Right? Well if you are similar to most other artists and you choose to submit music to radio stations worldwide, it’s a way for companies like BDS (Nielsen, Broadcast Data Systems) and Mediabase to track your radio spins. Of course you need to be hooked up with these companies. Actually with Mediabase you simply submit music by emailing the song and information to them and with BDS you have to contact them via email to get a username and password to access their virtual encode website: Once again, here’s the info:

Submit to Virtual Encode Steps:

Email “Virtual Encode” as the subject to Client Services department
at for a user name & password.
Include the following information in the body of your email:
full name
company or label Name
contact number
primary email address
& any additional contact info.

Submit to Mediabase Steps:
Email your tagged mp3s to (Include the same information as above).

Of course you’d want to look into getting registered with ASCAP too. I say ASCAP because Dubb Spot Records is a registered Publisher there. It’s your choice whether or not you want to register with ASCAP but I stand behind them. But then again that’s another article. If you are interested in how to get registered please see our article here on our website. So now you are knowledge-full with all of the information needed to make sure that your mp3s have id3 tags and you can submit your music right. Like I said, “it’s fairly simple.” You don’t have to be a computer wizard to submit music, you just need a little knowledge and Dubb Spot Records just hit you with that knowledge. No charge… lol. Alright, no more procrastinating, dig into your PC and get those mp3s straight and submit your music to as many radio stations as possible. You can submit music to our WDSR Yall Betta Recognize Radio station at

Submit Music The Right Way!

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