Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Music Business Secrets closed til further notice

Due to lots of work, new projects, etc. Music Business Secrets will be off air til further notice. We want to have time to work on a better MBS, more dinamic, segmented & probably bilingual (English-Spanish). We will keep you informed of what's happening via this blog, as well as through Frankie Biggz's Facebook Page.

Thanks for understanding.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Music Business Secrets takes a 1 month vacation!

After almost a year of shows and being ready to celebrate our first birthday by the middle of August we are announcing we will be taking a short break in this month of July. We will be back on Thursday August 4th! Don't miss our return then! We will keep you posted through here and Frankie Biggz's Facebook page.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

No Music Business Secrets tomorrow night

Spain is famous for celebrating the beginning of the Summer with San Juan (Saint John). Since we just got here and it's time to celebrate we regret to inform you that there will be NO Music Business Secrets tomorrow night. We will resume next week, probably at 4pm ET. We will let you know for sure before then!

Thank you guys! Much love from Barcelona, Spain!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Music Business Secrets XXXIX

Darren wasn't with us this week, he had to help his wife Vivian to get her driver's license (good luck Viv! We love ya!). Frankie talked about:

- The Music Industry taking a hit
- Speakers
- Different genres of production
- MusicXray (Website)


- Adam Milan - Looking For
- Tracy Woody - Sweet Beat of Love Remix
- Briony Kay - Girlz Nite Out
- Shellbach - New York
- Cirkus - Everlong Lasting
- Lord Luminous - Check Please
- Max Dmitrieff & Katherine's Favorites - Very Many Things
- K-Lee Worldwide - Stay Up
- 2Plus Productions - Make Me Happy
- Sekrett Scilensce (Secret Silence) - The Wasteland

We had a total of 30 viewers and 12 simultaneous visitors at our peak of the night.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Music Business Secrets XXXVIII (Production Special)

As per you guys' request, tonight we made it a "Production Special", only talking about production & recording techniques. Frankie talked about the following subjects:

- What to use to produce
- Logic, Pro-Tools, Reason
- How to record/mix
- Recording outside vs. in the room
- Microphones
- Vibes of artists
- Workstations
- Favorite songs
- Co-producing
- Bass, Drums, etc.
- Mastering
- Avoiding burning out from a song
- How to get in the Music Business
- Condensor microphones


- Unknown Artist - Unknown Tittle
- Barrun/Runes - Vapor Locked
- The Dillon Dixon Band - Pockets
- Saiah - Turn It Up
- Wayne Painter - The Proud American
- Nobody Gets Killed - Shortwave
- Vixen Noir - I Am Dangerous
- Chef-Iron Dreads - Over 4U Hataz
- Amber Rose - Sail Away (Produced by Andrew Boss)
- Brittany Hernandez - Medley
- Mark Chiriboga - Nothing Can Stop Us Now

We had a total of 98 viewers & 20 visitors in the room at our highest,

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Music Business Secrets XXXVII (Guest: Christa Coir, CEO at CJC Music Associates and Publishing)

What we talked about in this show:

- Christa Coir (Website)
- How do you know when you need a producer?
- Darren talked about how long we worked with his brother (formerly known as Terrence Trent D'Arby) and if he would go back working with him.
- To release a single before having a record finished, is it good or bad?
- Lawyers
- BMI & Copyright

With Christa Coir:

- Copyright
- Lawyers
- What happens if an artist gets approached with a record label
- When does the lawyer have to step out
- ISWC Codes
- CJC Associated (Website)
- Mixtapes
- Copyright infringement
- Soundclick
- Streams
- Soundexchange
- Blanket Licenses

We had a total of 76 viewers & 21 people in the room at our highest peak.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Music Business Secrets XXXVI (Guest: Moses Avalon)

This was a very interesting show, with a very interesting guest, Moses Avalon. Former producer and author. Please, check out our video to see what we talked about, here's a resume:
- Haters
- Personal Questions
- Big Studio vs. Home Studio

With Moses:
- Major Labels: What do they want?
- Best way to get out of a 360 Deal
- Producer & costs
- The internet
- Scams
- Movies/Shows
- The new signing way
- Taxi
- Cloud Services
- Minimum rate
- 3 Quarters Rate
- Sample Clearance
- Master owning

We had 143 entrances on the room and a total of 40 people on the room at once!! Thanks for our best show so far!!