Enjoying Holiday Music

Every year, I look forward to the Christmas holiday season. I love decorating a large, beautiful tree, baking delicious, seasonal desserts, going to holiday parties, and spending time with my parents at their farm. Because I’m a singer and a musician, I also like to listen to Christmas music. Sometimes, I listen to holiday tunes for several hours at the time. Whether I’m cleaning my home, driving down the road, or cooking dinner, my mood instantly improves after listening to some of my favorite holiday songs. On this blog, I hope you will gain an appreciation for holiday music. Enjoy!

4 Things You Should Do To Ensure Your Vocal Recording Is Ready For Publishing


Before your CD can be selected by a music publishing company, it must be well recorded. Using a professional recording studio is often the best way to ensure that your CD includes a clear recording that is representative of your vocal range and talent. Here are a few things that you should do to ensure that your vocal recording is ready to be published:

Practice the Songs Beforehand with the Music

You may feel that your voice is good enough to need little practice before your studio time. However, regardless of your vocal talent, practicing with the music that will be used for your CD can help you learn just what you want to do with your voice during each part of the song. You are likely to make multiple changes or vocal adjustments during your practice sessions. Waiting until you start to record can result in frequent in-studio changes and an inflated production cost.

Studio time is not cheap. Not only will your finished product be better if you can anticipate exactly what you want to do with your voice, your studio bill will likely be substantially less.

Pretend That You are Singing to an Audience

If your music will eventually be published, you are not just singing to the studio technicians. You are singing to a large audience. Considering this as you record your vocals can help you sing with the emotion and energy needed to captivate your listeners. By imagining a live audience in front of you as you sing, you are more likely to impart greater vitality and emotion to your recording.

Make Sure You are Comfortable with Your Headset Sound

The music that you hear through your headset can be distracting if it is not properly mixed. Be sure that the musical mix in your headset is easy for you to sing to. When different instruments or even other vocalists sound too loud or soft in your ears, it can negatively affect the way that you sing. As a result, your vocals may not be representative of your usual sound.

Use a Microphone that Matches Your Voice

You may be able to bring your own microphone along to make a recording, but if not, be sure to try out the vocal microphones before deciding to book a particular recording studio. Different microphones often have different sound qualities, so it is important to find a mic with which you are comfortable.

Once you finally have the mix and sound quality that you want, your CD may be ready for publishing. Submit your material to a full service music publishing company in your local area, such as Lyric House Publishing.


16 July 2016