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Behind The Music | Epic Tribal Beats

Check out the story of just a few of the amazing beatmakers absolutely killing it on ‘Epic Tribal Beats‘.   Ben Mclusky Ben cut his teeth at one of London’s most prestigious studios (Snap Studios) where he worked on countless sessions over 8 years. Ben has worked alongside some of the industry’s most respected Producers and Mixers including Flood, Dan …

Welcome To The All New Firstcom.com

We are excited to welcome you to the new firstcom.com. Your existing projects and login details have automatically transfered to the new site. Here are just a few of the new features: New streamlined visual interface makes tracking your search filters easier Search by album or themed playlist Refine your search by track length or BPM Drag and drop tracks …

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Behind the Music | Darden Smith

‘The Habit of Noticing: Using Creativity to Make a Life (and a Living)’ A modern Renaissance man, Darden Smith is an accomplished singer-songwriter, educator, speaker, philanthropist, author, and (by no means least) contributor to the FirstCom Music library. His latest project, ‘The Habit of Noticing: Using Creativity to Make a Life (and a Living)’ collects together short narratives and musings …

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Leading Labels From The UK

With the addition of two new UK-based labels to the FirstCom Music library, we have joined forces with a wealth of commercial talent, from Platinum selling artists to underground heroes. Here our resident Brit, now based at the FirstCom Music office in Dallas, TX, gives us a fan’s perspective of some of these exceptional new artists and musicians to help …

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Proud Sponsors | DPA 40th Anniversary Gala

Later this month will see the 40th anniversary of the Dallas Producers Association, an organization for the benefit of independent producers that aims to promote the welfare of the DFW film and video community. As much a community for the exchange of ideas and information as it is a ‘watchdog’ for producer’s interests, the DPA has expanded to include facility providers, equipment …

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Thanksgiving with FirstCom Music

As Election Day hit, we took a quick poll in the FirstCom Music office to resolve some burning questions; namely, what’s the best part of Thanksgiving lunch/dinner? While several members of our team had unique and individual tastes (some of us can’t get enough ham, or pumpkin pie, sweet potatoes, or turnip), the vast majority of the team had one …

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Stories with Marc Ferrari

Marc Ferrari, founder of our MasterSource label, is a production music industry pioneer with a storied Rock ‘n’ Roll career behind him. Here we catch up on tales of Rock ‘n’ Roll filled with superstar names, expert business insights from a true scholar, and talk about the new releases from the MasterSource music library.   How I find creative inspiration …

How to Make Good Quirky Music

One of the trickiest production music styles to master is ‘quirky’ music. Like telling a good joke, creating interesting quirky music requires strong familiarity with what makes your audience tick as well as an expert sense of timing and composition. As we release the creep-tacular sounds of Drunkin’ Punkin’ in time for Halloween, we decided to pool our collective knowledge …

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EMMY Awards | Best TV Theme Music

The Category That Is But Never Was Depending on your age, the Emmy’s were always the second most boring award show your parents MIGHT let you stay up until 10 PM to watch. (Coming in hot behind the Oscars, #SorryNotSorry Academy) You’d sit idly by while they’d barrel through the technical categories and wonder why it simply wasn’t 45 minutes …

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The Most Influential Musical Instruments of All Time

We see the inside of a lot of studios and some musical instruments, studio gear and recording equipment can be found in every space we visit. Here we look at the ubiquitous musical instruments that have had the greatest influence on musical culture. Gibson Les Paul The sound of heavy Rock, the Gibson Les Paul is famed for its high …