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The Green Scene—A Net-zero Recording Studio in Vermont

By Jaimie Scanlon Let’s face it; the music industry doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being earth friendly. From gas-guzzling tour buses, supercharged lighting and sound equipment, and throngs of straw-sucking fans at festivals (Remember those days?), the business can be tough on the environment. But there are some signs of green sprouting up between […]

Digital Collaboration: Technology’s Impact on How Artists Create Music

By Michael Grandinetti Nobody makes a hit record on their own. Behind every top-selling artist—from Elton John to Billie Eilish—there’s a Bernie Taupin, FINNEAS, and team of collaborators in the creative process. Whether it’s building a beat, crafting a hook, laying the horns, or featuring an artist, collaboration has facilitated the songs we know and […]

Hal Leonard Releases “First 50 Recording Techniques You Should Know to Track Music”

Since its launch in 2014, Hal Leonard’s First 50 Series has provided musicians with simplified and accessible arrangements of popular tunes to set them on the right path with their musical journey. From guitar and piano to clarinet and violin, the series has covered instruments across the spectrum. In 2020, Hal Leonard is expanding the series beyond instruments […]