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The Music Industry highlights the business side of making music and what it takes to have a hit, as well as how to not be that one-hit wonder.

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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.


What does 'digitally remastered' mean?

 What does 'digitally remastered' mean?

Sound engineers can remove flaws from recordings. Learn more about digital remastering at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How the RIAA Works

 How the RIAA Works

The Recording Industry Association of America's goal is to promote and protect the music industry. Learn about the RIAA in this article. See more »

How Music Sampling Works

 How Music Sampling Works

Music sampling takes an instrumental track from a classic song and reworks it into a new piece. Learn how music sampling works and the legal issues involved. See more »

How Auto-Tune Works

 How Auto-Tune Works

Auto-tune has become incredibly common and much more noticeable in recent years. Learn how auto-tune works. See more »

How Multitrack Recording Works

 How Multitrack Recording Works

Multitrack recording is a process in the music recording field. Find out how multitrack recording works in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

How One-hit Wonders Work

 How One-hit Wonders Work

One hit wonders are explained in this article from HowStuffWorks. Learn about one hit wonders. See more »

How Booking Agents Work

 How Booking Agents Work

Booking Agents help many different types of artists get work. Learn more about booking agents at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Music Mixing Software Works

 How Music Mixing Software Works

Are you curious about how music mixing software works? Find out how music mixing software works at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How do they remaster CDs and DVDs?

 How do they remaster CDs and DVDs?

Ever wonder how cds and dvds are remastered? Check out HowStuffWorks and learn all about how cds and dvds are remastered. See more »

How Recording Engineers Work

 How Recording Engineers Work

What do recording engineers do? Find out what recording engineers do at HowStuffWorks. See more »