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How Music Royalties Work

The last time you bought a CD did you wonder how much of the sticker price was actually going to the artist who performed? How does a Platinum-selling musician end up broke? Find out what musicians are actually being paid.

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  • 5 Miking Techniques and Tips
    5 Miking Techniques and Tips

    Starting a great recording begins with the proper miking techniques for your instruments. Learn the best miking techniques for your recording in this article. See more »

  • How Audio Post Production Works
    How Audio Post Production Works

    Behind the scenes, professional audio post production engineers work hundreds of hours to make sure that every snippet of dialogue, every sound effect, and every second of the film score are perfectly blended to create a cohesive and powerful cinematic experience. Learn how audio post production works. See more »

  • How Auto-Tune Works
    How Auto-Tune Works

    Have you noticed in recent years that a lot of pop stars sometimes sound like singing robots? You've probably heard of the pitch-correcting software called Auto-Tune -- and its effect on modern music. See more »

  • How Becoming a Roadie Works
    How Becoming a Roadie Works

    Being a roadie for a major rock band might sound cool, but there's a lot of hard work involved. What does it take to become a roadie? See more »

  • How Booking Agents Work
    How Booking Agents Work

    Booking agents secure work for many different types of artists. Read this article to learn more about booking agents. See more »

  • How Concert Tours Work
    How Concert Tours Work

    Going to see your favorite band's concert tour can be a rush. But there's a lot more that goes into putting on a concert tour than you can imagine. What happens behind the scenes? See more »

  • How Cutting Your Own CD Works
    How Cutting Your Own CD Works

    Looking to create a demo CD of your work? If you don't have the money to pay for time at a pro recording studio, there are other avenues. Find out what you'll need to cut your own music CD at home. See more »

  • How do they remaster CDs and DVDs?
    How do they remaster CDs and DVDs?

    The process of remastering CDs and DVDs has become increasingly popular as we move further into the digital age. Read this article to learn all about the remastering process. See more »

  • How Live Sound Engineering Works
    How Live Sound Engineering Works

    There's a lot more factors than the band that can make a great concert. Live sound engineering is a crucial part of any concert-going experience. Learn more about how live sound engineering works. See more »

  • How Making It Works: Antigone Rising
    How Making It Works: Antigone Rising

    The road to music stardom is paved with the souls of those who never "made it." HowStuffWorks talked to Kristen Henderson guitarist for the breakout band Antigone Rising. Find out what it takes to succeed in the music biz. See more »

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