It's Not Just About The Gear

Jim here.

One of the best things about my business is that I get to help aspiring engineers, producers, and artists with their gear choices. But it doesn't stop there. I also get asked to help with their careers and I'm happy to point people in the right direction whenever I can. In that spirit, we've put together a list of what we think are the best of the best in the music and recording business. We trust these people to take good care of you. Tell them I sent you!

Artist Management And Consulting

Curb Records

Curb Records is known for its artist first old school way of doing business. Curb is best known for breaking many of the top country artists today including Tim McGraw, LeAnn Rimes, Jo Dee Messina, and Lee Brice. Mike Curb is a Nashville legend and his connections within the Nashville community and the world of country music are legendary. Ask for Benson Curb.

Speilberg Consulting

Neil started Speilberg Consulting a few years back after a long career in sales and distribution. Over the years Neil has helped promote some of the biggest names in country music including Randy Travis, Hank Williams Jr, Dwight Yoakam, Faith Hill and Jeff Foxworthy. Although he specializes in the country scene, he has some serious cred in the pop and retail distribution areas as well.

Croshal Entertainment

Fred Croshal has helped shape the careers of several household names in the pop world over the past 25 years working with a roster of legendary artists such as Michael Jackson, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Barbara Streisand and Stevie Ray Vaughan. His LA based company offers partnership based artist management and marketing services for discerning artists and bands. Fred has an extensive list of media and industry connections that will help jump start your career.

Engineer/Producer Career Advice

music-production-guide.com

What can I say about our friend Mike White? His incredible work experience, uncompromising attention to detail, and willingness to help everyone he meets makes him the best of the best in the recording business. Mike has amassed an incredible discography in his 25 year career. And he has worked at several of the most legendary studios of out time. Mike has a deep understanding of what it takes to be a real world engineer/producer in today's music business. Although actively involved in mixing and mastering Mike has dedicated the last few years finding ways to share his knowledge with the new generation of engineers/producers. His online seminars and workshops are some of the best!

tonymardini.com

Orlando based Tony Mardini has quickly established a name for himself in the Latin and Pop world. His credits include a who's who including Ricky Martin, Shakira, & Jennifer Lopez to name a few. He is a career advisor at Full Sail University and puts on some intense engineering/production workshops that are well worth traveling to Orlando to attend.

Engineering/Production Education

Full Sail University

SAE Institute

Berkley School Of Music

recordingconnection.com

Music Production Guide

Songwriting Education

idocoach.com

ASCAP

Global Songwriters Connection

Nashville Songwriters AssociationInternational

International Songwriting Competition