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HSS Episode 055-The Black Friday Battle Plan

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Release Date: 11/26/2020

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ANNOUNCEMENTS Live Mix of Mark George's song "Ghost Dance" as well as Marcel Walden's Mix break down of "Out of the Blue" Sign up for Membership of $9.99 a month and receive every tutorial I have made and any I will make in the future so long as you are still a member!     EAR TO THE GROUND   Whether for work, school or doctor's appointments, almost everyone has used Zoom. But for musicians who want to play together online during the pandemic, the popular conference call platform doesn't cut it. Musicians and scientists on opposite coasts have been trying to find...

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ANNOUNCEMENTS Both the September and the October edition of the HSS Song Contest is over, and the submissions for the contest just keep getting better! September Winner - Micheal Reynolds - Grey October Winner - Mark George - The Other Side of Sound If you'd like to get involved in the next song contest be sure to click the link in the show notes, or if you're watching on YouTube check the description of this video for any applicable links. The November Edition of the song contest is soon coming to a close and the deadline for this one is the 30th There will be a December Song...

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ANNOUNCEMENTS The August Edition of the HSS Song Contest is over with Mark George coming out on top as the winner. Although it was incredibly hard to choose a winner, Mark’s song,  “The Other Side of Sound” was picked due to its arrangement, it’s clarity and balance, as well as the interest it generated even as an instrumental piece. You can hear the song and listen to my comments on it here: ()   The September Edition of the HSS Song Contest is on!    Here are the guidelines for the contest. Original non-copyrighted work  No lewd lyrics or vulgarity ...

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ANNOUNCEMENTS The July Edition of the HSS Song Contest is over with Gary Brun coming out on top as the winner. Gary’s song was chosen by a panel of judges that I had arranged to be on the show for the livestream. () The August Edition of the HSS Song Contest is on! () -One file per submission -No copyrighted material -MP3 or WAV format  Wanna join the HSS Session Players? ()   EAR TO THE GROUND -THIS MONTHS 3 FREE PLUGINS HAS BEEN REPLACED BY ONLINE COLLABORATION TOOLS- 1. Flock With Flock, team members can exchange messages, share files, host video conferences, manage to-dos,...

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View the video version here: Warren Huart is on the show to take questions from the audience as well as just provide a ton of value (as usual).  Wanna learn from Warren? Join the Produce Like A Pro Academy here: If you join before August 1st, post your screenshot here to be entered into the drawing for the Audio-Technica headphones!  

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Watch the video version of this episode here: https://youtu.be/1-STwaPePTE ANNOUNCEMENTS Quarantine Song Challenge Ends Welcome back my fellow fader finaglers! Well, The Quarantined Song Challenge has officially come to a close and the results are in, Chris Sanders was voted as the winner and had a ton of support from the community over on the YouTube channel as well as in the live chat. With a towering amount of vote his submission "The Garden Song" won out over everyone else! Stick around to the end of the podcast, I'm going to play you the song that won! After the closing of the challenge...

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ANNOUNCMENTS Quarantine Song Challenge-  We have had several submissions for the Quarantine Song Challenge and there has been a ton of talent represented! Due to time availability and the decreasing number of submissions, I believe it's a good time to bring it to a close. So, the final day for entering the QSC will be this Friday, May 22nd. The voting will begin the following Monday on the live stream as we all listen one last time to all the submissions and vote on them together. (There will also be offline voting available for those that missed the stream, but it will all take place on...

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ANNOUNCMENTS Quarantine Song Challenge- Are you a musician or instrumentalist that has currently found yourself indoors more than usual, and with extra time on your hands? Well, in order to break up the monotony and create a little fun, I am doing a "Quarantine Song Challenge".   Details: Starting Friday April 10th, I am giving all who would be willing, a challenge. The mission should you choose to accept it, is this: Create a song within a 2 week time-frame. That would put you handing in your final submission on Friday April 24th. This should be a version of your best rough...

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ANNOUNCMENTS Recent live stream success - HSS Live-Artist Spotlights 006   EAR TO THE GROUND 1 New music is no longer a thing, thanks to a pair of lawyers who created an algorithm to write every single  that can possibly exist. Rather than claiming all music as their personal property, however, the duo have released their entire catalog of tunes into the public domain, in the hope that this will bring an end to copyright lawsuits.   Lawyer, musician, and programmer Damien Riehl came up with the idea after realizing that all singer-songwriters are essentially...

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  • Both the September and the October edition of the HSS Song Contest is over, and the submissions for the contest just keep getting better!
  • September Winner - Micheal Reynolds - Grey
  • October Winner - Mark George - The Other Side of Sound
  • If you'd like to get involved in the next song contest be sure to click the link in the show notes, or if you're watching on YouTube check the description of this video for any applicable links.
  • The November Edition of the song contest is soon coming to a close and the deadline for this one is the 30th
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