Women in Music – The Long Journey Towards Effortless Equality with Bree Noble

A PROBLEM – Where are all the women at? Dearest Tonemiller, bare with us for a minute as we get a little dry. In January of 2020 the USC Annenberg Inclusive Initiative published a rapport on inclusion in American popular music from 2012 – 2019. For artists the ratio of men to women was 3.6:1Continue reading “Women in Music – The Long Journey Towards Effortless Equality with Bree Noble”

Becky Krill, “Alive in the Summertime”

We’re really sorry to spring this upon you Tonemillers but, Autumn is officially here. And although your Tonemamas love an excuse to wear gloves and an umbrella, we are already missing those sweaty, yet glorious days of summer…Luckily for us, today’s feature puts us in a time machine and brings us back two months agoContinue reading “Becky Krill, “Alive in the Summertime””

How To Get Your Music Heard by a Major Label (…Or a Major Audience)

An insight from Nakul Sharma (A&R Rep) You’ve just heard the finalized mastered version of your new song that you have spent one entire month writing, recording, producing…and now it’s finished. “This is bloody good,” you think to yourself excitedly. You close the song and return to the three hundred and fifty browsers you currently haveContinue reading “How To Get Your Music Heard by a Major Label (…Or a Major Audience)”

How to Build an Online Creative Community with Vlad Tipicidi of NYCMusicians

If you’re an artist based in NYC and semi-fluent in the language of Instagram, you’re probably following NYCMusicians. Maybe you’ve even been featured on their page! Back in the day when the Tonemamas were just a couple of young gals looking for features for the newly-formed Tonemill, we scoured the page for fresh talent onContinue reading “How to Build an Online Creative Community with Vlad Tipicidi of NYCMusicians”

How To Survive Studio Culture as a Young Recording Engineer with Pablo Morales

Tonemillers, we did it! Your Tonemamas went outside to meet with today’s 9th floor guest Pablo Morales, a recording/ mixing engineer at Flux Studios (NYC). When we met Morales at a socially distant coffee spot in Brooklyn, we instantly remembered that outside is kind of inconvenient actually. Did you guys know that trains are reallyContinue reading “How To Survive Studio Culture as a Young Recording Engineer with Pablo Morales”

How to Get Your Music Placed in TV and Movies with Pamela Pagano

Dearest Tonemillers, we get it. As much as you’ve enjoyed enriching yourselves with our interviews speaking with interesting individuals ranging from beatboxers to music documentary makers, you’re currently still unemployed. “Tonemamas, we need career advice!” you’re yelling at us from your screens. We heard you, and so we’re inviting you to get out of yourContinue reading “How to Get Your Music Placed in TV and Movies with Pamela Pagano”

Beatboxing: The Fifth Element of Hip-Hop with AirLoom Beats

Happy Wednesday Tonemilers! Today we want to tell you about last week, when your Tonemamas sat down in front of a computer to meet up with Arabelle – the Jersey-girl with a big interest in musical theater who somehow ended up becoming a working, living, breathing beatboxer! We are sitting with upright postures like twoContinue reading “Beatboxing: The Fifth Element of Hip-Hop with AirLoom Beats”

Fancy Music Schools: Are They Worth It? An Inside Look ~ with Sabrina Song

The list of alum speaks for itself. Boasting names like Phoebe Ryan, Maggie Rogers, ARCA, Kiah Victoria, their credentials speak for themselves…music royalty Pharrell Williams even dropped by to teach a master class. The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music is one of the trendiest music schools on the scene, drawing many eyes and earsContinue reading “Fancy Music Schools: Are They Worth It? An Inside Look ~ with Sabrina Song”

To be female or to be an engineer? ~ with Gabi Grella

Greetings, dear Tonemillers. We’ve had four weeks of reviews and insightful interviews with wonderful musicians and industry professionals, but now it’s time to talk about the pink elephant in the studio. You’ve probably noticed (unless you’re gender-blind in which case…what?) that certain professions are more male-dominated than others and vice versa. Our wacky, wonderful andContinue reading “To be female or to be an engineer? ~ with Gabi Grella”

Friendship, Collaboration and the Search for an Artist’s Voice ~ with Noble

Great music seems to come in twos: McCartney/Lennon, Williams/ Hugo, Simon/Garfunkel and now Noble. Joining the list of all-good-things-come-in-twos is the songwriting/ production duo comprising a pair of dapper South-African young men that share a similar innocence with their boyish smiles and devotion to finding the best milkshakes. But don’t let their innocence fool youContinue reading “Friendship, Collaboration and the Search for an Artist’s Voice ~ with Noble”