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By Dezz Asante
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If you want to learn to make amazing sounding music and grow a massive, loyal fan base as an independent musician, you've found the right podcast!. TechMuze is a show about music production and music marketing in the modern age we live in. We discuss such topics as home recording, music mixing, music production, music marketing, social media for musicians, independent music business, growing your fan base and how to sell music. Learn about using modern tools to make music at home such as recording software (DAW), audio plugins, basic acoustic treatment, etc. Learn to market your music both online and offline to grow a loyal fan base and turn those fans into "super fans" (AKA customers) and turn your music hobby into a music business. Subscribe and don't miss an episode!
||CleanTechMuze Ep 93 – A Business Model For The Indie Musician With Brian Poillucci||This week we will learn about the importance of designing a business model as DIY musicians that will deliver results (grow your fan base, create super fans and monetize your music) [...||4/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 92 – How To Get Better Gigs And KEEP Them With Jake Laughlin||Join me as I discuss how to get gigs with Jake Laughlin. In this episode you’ll learn how to get BETTER gigs and how to keep them by building strong relationships with talent b[...]||3/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 91 – How To Get Your Music Into TV & Film With Chris Shreenan-Dyck||Have you ever wondered how to get your music synchronized to film or TV? The music licensing game can be a fantastic way to monetize your music! Listen to my conversation with music [...||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 90 – Respect The Process! Navigating the Music Industry With DeCarlos Garrison||In this episode I chat with DeCarlos Garrison from www.bandbasher.com about what it takes to make your move in the music industry today. DeCarlos and his team help DIY musicians achi[...||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 89 – The Importance Of Your Story||When you’re trying hard to find an audience for your music or art it’s very important to find ways to tell your authentic story. How are you? What makes you unique? Peopl[...]||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 88 – Do I Really Need A Website In 2018?||Every now and then I get asked whether or not an artist or musician still needs a website in this age of social media we find ourselves living in. I still strongly believe that anyon[...||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 87 – Moving From Analogue To Digital With Dave Michaels||Today we talk with TechMuze Academy Member Dave Michaels about his journey from the analogue world into the digital. Both from the recording side AND the marketing side of his busine[...||8/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 86 – How I Won The Pensado’s Place/Indaba Music Mix Competition With Trey Marshall||Today we talk with TechMuze Academy Member Trey Marshall about how he won the Pensado’s Place/Indaba Music mix competition. As you can imagine, I was super proud when I learned that one of my very own students won! Don’t forget: You can [...]||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 85 – Youtube Marketing For Musicians with Maceál Meijer||This week we sit down with TechMuze Academy student Maceál Meijer to learn about his use of Youtube to grow and engage with his fan base like a BOSS! Learn more about Maceal and his band at Rapalje.com This episode of TechMuze was brought to you by[..||6/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 84 – Turn Your Music Into Your Day Job With Billy Grisack||This week we talk about making music both your career AND your day job with full time musician Billy Grisack. You can learn more about Billy by visiting www.BigAndTallMusic.com This episode of TechMuze was brought to you by The Artist Promotion Blu[...||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 83 – Modern Music Marketing And Social Media With Louie La Vella||This week we’re joined by Louie La Vella to discuss music marketing in the digital era and social media for musicians. You can learn more about Louie by visiting www.LouieLaVella.com This episode of TechMuze was brought to you by The Artist P[...]||3/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 82 – Managing A Large Tour With Paul Bradley||This week we discuss how to plan and manage a tour with Paul Bradley. Learn the logistics and the potential pitfalls to avoid to have a successful and profitable tour. Learn more about Paul and his company at Eventric.com This episode of TechMuze w[...||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 81 – Growth Farming With D Grant Smith||Today on TechMuze we discuss the importance of developing and nurturing relationships. D Grant Smith is a self proclaimed Growth Farmer who has become an expert at audience growth through relationship building. We get into some serious subjects in t[...||2/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 80 – Member Spotlight with Jason Mark Yates||Today we get to meet another TechMuze Community member. Jason Mark Yates is a prolific songwriter who’s written over 300 songs in the last 2 years. He’s an active member of the TechMuze Community (which you can join for free here) and is[...]||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 79 – Drew Drucker (Wiz Khalifa, Lady Gaga) On Becoming A Hip Hop Producer||Todays guest has worked on some of the hottest hip hop records to come out in the last few years. Drew is a young, talented and hard working producer/engineer who is making big waves in the hip hop scene. Today he shares with us his insights into br[...||2/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 78 – Member Spotlight With Rich Genoval||Today on the show we have our first ever TechMuze Community Member Spotlight! Rich Genoval is a full time musician and a long time member of the TechMuze Community. He has managed to quit his day job and jump head first into music. Playing up to 300[...||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 77 – How To Become A YouTube Celebrity With Peter Hollens||This week I had the pleasure of a fantastic conversation with YouTube celebrity Peter Hollens. Peter has managed to build a MASSIVE, loyal fan base from the ground up by creating and publishing music videos on YouTube. He has almost 1.5 million subs[...||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 76 – Paul Parreira On Content Marketing For Musicians||This week I had the pleasure of chatting about some of the more “geeky” sides of music marketing with my guest Paul Parreira. Paul is the CEO of Company Cue which provides content marketing services in multiple languages for businesses a[...]||8/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 75 – What Does A Music Producer ACTUALLY Do? (With Jeff Dalziel)||This week we get to chat with producer Jeff Dalziel about what it means to me a producer and what it takes to be good. With today’s technology everyone can start to make music but what is it that sets you apart? How do we rise above the noise [...]||7/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 74 – “Cause I Wanna” Case Study||Last week we took a look at the session setup for the mix of “Cause I Wanna” by Dezz And Carol and The Radd Collective. Today we did a bit deeper and look into the mix itself. Please leave a comment below with your thoughts. Thi[...]||7/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 73 – Basic Music Theory For Songwriters And Producers (part 4) The Relative Minor||In this episode of TechMuze we wrap up our 4 part series on using basic music theory to help you explore new musical ideas in your songwriting and production projects. So far everything we’ve discussed has been related to the major scale and I[...]||7/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 72 – The Anatomy Of A Mix Session||In this weeks episode we take a look at how to set up you mix session for a speedy workflow. There’s nothing worse than having your creative momentum halted by a technical issue. This episode of TechMuze is sponsored by MixLessons.com. Grab t[...]||6/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 71 – Your Questions Answered||Today on TechMuze it’s Q&A time! I receive many emails with your questions and sometimes I can’t reply to them all. Here are a few questions that I thought might make for some interesting conversation. If you have questions please vi[...]||6/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 70 – How To Be A Full Time Musician With Kevin Foster||You don’t have to be starving to be an artist! But just like any entrepreneurial endeavour you gotta hustle. Kevin Foster is a hustler in every sense. Listen to this inspiring interview and learn how you too can be a full time musician AND kee[...]||6/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 69 – Social Media Marketing For Musicians With Tiana Gustafson||We all know that in this day and age we need to be present on social media if we want to stand a chance at growing our audience beyond our hometown. I imagine that you are already playing around with Facebook, Twitter, Periscope, etc. But let me ask[...||6/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 68 – Basic Music Theory For Producers And Songwriters (part3) – 7th chords||Welcome to part 3 of our music theory series! I part 1 we discussed the 7 notes and 7 chords that come from a major key. In part 2 we learned how to alter these chords to achieve new musical flavours. If you missed those watch them first. Today we d[...||5/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 67 – Thoughts On The Music Industry With Budi Voogt||Today we get to speak with Budi Voogt about the current state of the music industry. Budi is the author of The SoundCloud Bible and the co-founder of the record label Heroic. He has some great insights into how we should go about promoting ourselves[...||5/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep. 66 – The Six Figure Musician – Earning A Great Living Through Music Licensing With Cathy Heller||Today we talk with songwriter Cathy Heller about how she makes a six figure income with her music. She is an amazingly passionate woman, mother of two and a real musical entrepreneur. She has cracked the code on music licensing and leaves no stone u[...||5/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 65 – Basic Music Theory For Producers And Songwriters (part 2) “3 Note Chords”||Welcome to part 2 of our exploration of basic music theory for producers and songwriters! If you haven’t yet seen part 1 I highly recommend that you start there. This material will make more sense if you’ve learned the information in par[...]||5/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 64 – Basic Music Theory For Producers And Songwriters (part 1) “7 Notes, 7 Chords”||Have you ever wrestled with writer’s block? If you are a songwriter or producer I’m sure you have experienced this frustration. Well, I’ve found that when the creative juices just aren’t flowing I switch on the other side of [...]||4/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep. 63 – Digital Distribution And Music Licensing With Kevin Breuner (VP Of Marketing At CD-Baby)||This week on TechMuze I had the pleasure of chatting with Kevin Breuner. Kevin is the VP of marketing at CB-Baby as well as the host of the DIY Musician podcast. We chat about the ways that CD-Baby can help us DIY artists to expand our reach, grow o[...||4/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep. 62 – Social Media For Musicians and Music Production with Bobby Owsinski||This week on TechMuze I had the pleasure of chatting with Bobby Owsinski. Bobby is the author of “The Mix Engineer’s Handbook” along with many others. I mention this specific book because it was one of the first books I read that r[...]||4/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 61 – Indie Success With Morgan Rider Of Vesperia||Today on TechMuze we have a conversation with a good friend of mine Morgan Rider. Morgan is the lead singer and bass player in the metal band Vesperia and has managed to achieve some great success with both Vesperia and his previous band Crimson Sha[...||4/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 60 – Indie Music Marketing Strategies With Bob Baker (Mr. Buzz Factor)||CdBaby referred to Bob Baker as “The Godfather of DIY music marketing”. He has been observing the music business and formulating strategies for DIY musicians to implement since the early 90’s and has written MANY books on the subje[...]||3/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 59 – Vocal Tuning, Comping and Audio-to-MIDI In Cubase||EDITING!! It’s been the bane of my existence for years! However, we have some really cool tools these days that simply didn’t exist e few years ago. These tools make editing WAY easier! This week we look at vocal tuning and comping in Cu[...]||3/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 58 – A Conversation With Mix Engineer And Filmmaker Charles Dye||In 2005 I discovered an amazing instructional DVD called “Mix It Like A Record” which dramatically affected my skill level in the best ways possible. The DVD featured mix engineer Charles Dye walking through an entire mix using plugins a[...]||3/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 57 – How To Achieve Depth & Clarity In A Mix (And Other Questions Answered)||It’s Q&A time this week on TechMuze! I was combing through my email and found a bunch of questions sent in by various members of the TechMuze Community that had not yet been addressed. This weeks podcast is the result of that negligence! L[...]||3/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 56 – Be Everywhere||What is luck? Was Justin Bieber “lucky” when his YouTube videos attracted major attention? Maybe. I define luck (as it relates to success in music) as being in the right place, at the right time, with the right offering. If you want to i[...]||2/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 55 – Pop Rock Mix Walkthrough||One of the services provided here at The TechMuze Academy is Custom MixLessons. This is where you send me your files and a copy of your rough mix and I remix your music and create a customized MixLesson for you to learn from and apply to your future[...||2/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 54 – The Pro Audio Files – Audio Mixing With Matthew Weiss||Today we get the good fortune of a brain a picking session with mix guru Matthew Weiss. Matt is a veteran engineer as well as an educator. His tutorials can be found at The Pro Audio Files and they are great! Some things that were mentioned: The Pr[...||2/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 53 – The Recording Revolution With Graham Cochrane||This week I had the pleasure of chatting with my buddy Graham Cochrane of The Recording Revolution about song writing, being an artist, music production in the home studio, balancing career and family and much more. This conversation occurred live o[...||2/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 52 – Problem Solving = Skill Development In The Studio||I get asked a lot about how to improve as an audio engineer. “What should I be practicing?” is a common one. Well, today we discuss what I believe to be the simplest philosophical approach to skill development…problem solving. Focu[...]||2/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 51- Live Streaming For Musicians||Live streaming is the future of audience engagement online! Listen to this episode to learn why I feel this way and EXACTLY how I use Periscope and Blab to build relationships (AKA fans. AKA customers) with live events streamed online. This episode [...||1/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 50 – A Custom MixLesson||One of the services that is offered here at The TechMuze Academy is Custom MixLessons. This is where you send me your session files, I do a complete mix for you AND I create a custom video walk-through of my entire thought process that resulted in t[...||1/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 49 – DIY Musician – From Hobby To Business||So you’ve been playing music for years and you think “Now’s the time to start really taking this seriously.” The next step is to learn what it REALLY takes to move from hobby to business with your music. Today I chat with a c[...]||1/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 48 – A Simple Static Mix||Today we take a walk through the beginning of a static mix. This is not the final product but I hope that it gives you some insights into the mixing process as a whole. This song is one that I wrote some time ago called “Satisfied”. It i[...]||1/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 47 – Home Studio Essentials||As someone who has spent years managing the recording department of Canada’s largest music store, You can imagine that I’ve been asked MANY times “What do I absolutely need to get great sounds in my home studio?” or “Ho[...]||12/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 46 – Ozark Henry and 3D Audio||Check out this fantastic conversation I had with Belgian artist Ozark Henry. His latest album “Paramount” was recorded in 9.1 3D surround giving the listener the experience of actually being on the stage with a massive orchestra surround[...]||12/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 45 – Fan Farming – The Artist Promotion Blueprint||We all know that the music industry has (and continues to) changed. So, how does an indie artist find success in this “direct-to-fan” economy we find ourselves in? Well, I have a theory and an actionable strategy that you may find helpfu[...]||12/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechMuze Ep 44 – 3 Dimensional Mixing||This week we take a detailed look at 3 dimensional mixing. The concepts discussed here have had by far the biggest affect on my understanding of the mix process! This was recorded during a live Blab.im broadcast. If you would like to join the conver[...||12/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Great show, really helpful a+++++
Dezz has a great way of breaking down complex topics. Always fresh and interesting!
Best recording related podcast out there!
Who needs to pay $$$$$ going to recording school when you have people like Dezz to teach you the ropes.
He's taking over the online education in recording and has made it easy and affordable.
He is very easy to listen to and does not go about your head too much!
Highly recommend to the recording enthusiasts!