Thursday, 29 March 2012

Credit Is Due

I don't often shout about online campaigns but I wholeheartedly support this cause...

CREDIT IS DUE: The campaign to credit performers, producers, and engineers on all online music services

With physical CDs (and therefore accompanying booklets / credit sheets) fast becoming a minority distribution format it's incredibly important that those behind the music & production are more readily and publicly acknowledged (in full) when it comes to digital download sales.

Credits are essentially the combined CVs & business cards of those of us working in the creative industries. It can be hard enough to get proper acknowledgement on some CDs, but digital is 'almost' non-existant. If this doesn't change going forward how will the 'invisible people' build reputations and attract future work?

That is all...


Sunday, 18 March 2012

Turn Me Up

Anyone who gives a sh*t about the quality of recorded music would do well to watch this 20 min film from

I've personally encountered the 'loudness wars' both as a producer/musician/engineer wishing to retain the subtlety of my work, and as a mastering engineer with (thankfully not all) clients believing the not-so-old myth that crushing the life out of their work will somehow make it more successful and/or better on the radio, (here's a heads-up: IT WON'T). Friday 16th March was apparently 'International Dynamic Range Day', (see more here), though in my book this ought to be so for the other 364 days of the year... Just sayin' like ;-) Lee

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Starter's Orders

So, I decided to join the blogosphere, and this is my inaugural post: Not all that exhilarating I grant you, but the flag has been raised...

From now on this will be the 'official' site, backed-up and bolstered by my three (count 'em!) public Facebook pages:

I aim to keep this blog a healthy-ish mix of news re: my professional doings, related whimsical musings, and a little photography scattered around for good measure... I can't promise to post at regular intervals, but when I have something to say it definitely 'may' appear here ;-)

I'll be adding further pages and content over time, so do keep an eye out for updates when you stop by.

Welcome aboard, and thanks for your interest!