In the Recording Studio

Before I share my experience in the recording studio, I want to thank those of you who trusted me with your email address so that I could share my newest song with you, and for the wonderful feedback I’ve received about the song itself. You are amazing!

Just a reminder: I don’t plan to share your email address with anyone. I need it to be able to send a free copy of “No More Secrets/No More Lies” to you.

As for my adventure in the recording studio:

I LOVED it! The music tracks had already been laid and I got to watch the producer and vocalist work together to bring my song to life. It was clear that they both gave it everything they had to make the song as good as possible. I was impressed at their professionalism and talent.

Three vocal tracks were laid. The first is the main woman’s voice you hear, then two more of her singing differently to add texture, depth, and richness to certain parts of the song. The recording session lasted about ninety minutes.

When the vocal tracks were laid and the vocalist left, the producer then worked his magic for another ninety minutes or so. It is incredible to see all the work that goes into a modern recording.

I’m pleased with the end result, and now have this song in various formats so it can be presented to various music industry execs representing film, TV, and Nashville over the next two days, and in the future.

I also have received prior permission to send my songs to 4 or 5 other industry execs without needing to get specific permission prior to each submittal. The latter of which is the industry norm. Execs have told me that unsolicited submittals automatically get thrown out without listening to them unless they have given a blanket ok to a songwriter.

They get so many submittals–both solicited and otherwise–that most execs are understandably quite reluctant to add to the flow by granting blanket OK’s to send songs to them. I’m grateful for their trust not to abuse that privilege and for their generosity in granting it to me.

Hopefully in receiving my songs they believe they are getting something of value in return.


About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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19 Responses to In the Recording Studio

  1. Cathy Ulrich says:

    Sounds like a great experience, Russ. It’s so great to hear/see your creation come to life.

  2. I would love to hear a copy of the song!! My email is 🙂

  3. Sugarland should sing it!

  4. artsifrtsy says:

    From some words and a tune in your head to a song you can share – very cool – best of luck to you!

  5. It really sound promising for your song….Diane

  6. Andrea Kelly says:

    Sounds like a great experience 🙂 Congratulations! And I would love to hear it, if you have a chance to send it my way!

  7. billgncs says:

    cool — I really enjoyed it. Good luck!

  8. It sounds like a fab experience, Russ 🙂

  9. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman says:

    I am excited for you! I enjoyed the sample you sent and can’t wait to hear more of your songs. Fantastic job! Blessings – Patty

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