Manhattan Center Productions Grabs a Bigger Piece of the Recording Pie

(DGIwire) — Many of Lady Gaga’s “Little Monsters” as well as fans of New Zealand’s pop darling Lorde were on hand to attend their consecutive performances in the intimate setting of the Roseland Ballroom this past April. Both events were also bittersweet: Roseland shut its doors following their shows. At one time a New York institution, rent costs and […]

Helping Documentary Makers Excel in a Changing Environment

 (DGIwire) – Documentary makers stand at a conspicuous crossroads today. As magazines and newspapers increasingly fold and TV news divisions reduce staff, the baton has been passed to documentarians to tell important stories. The good news for documentarians is that the public’s appetite seems hearty, if not outright ravenous. From a professional standpoint, documentaries are also […]

YouTube Helping to Give Musicians a Step Up the Career Ladder

(DGIwire) – Over the last two decades, no other technological advance has revolutionized the modern world as much as the Internet. With regard to the music industry, no single website has been more transformative for today’s artists than YouTube. Before YouTube was launched on February 14, 2005, hosting a music video was almost impossible for […]

How Recording Studios Inject “Magic” into Movies

(DGIwire) — When the weather takes a turn for the worse, many people flock to the movies. Although it’s nice to sit inside a cozy theater with a tub of warm buttery popcorn, or even to watch from the comfort of one’s own living room, not every movie makes us forget about frigid cold or […]

Music Videos to Make the World Stand Up and Take Notice of Talent

 (DGIwire) — Music videos have had a massive influence on popular culture for decades. MTV made the first wave of music videos popular. YouTube took it a giant step further, and even helped make unknowns like Justin Bieber famous. Many iconic videos, such as Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and Madonna’s “Like a Virgin,” have stood the […]

Rocking Recording Sessions Using Modern Technology Plus Time-Tested Techniques

(DGIwire) — “Out with the old and in with the new.” Advances in technology have killed or brought into question the future of some our most cherished forms of entertainment. The MP3 player took the place of the Discman; the word processor replaced the typewriter; and ereaders are slowly but surely gaining popularity over physical books. […]

Secrets Behind Compelling Television…Hint: It’s All Part of the Production

(DGIwire) — Let’s face it, Bravo TV has made a fortune from good editing. It’s no secret that reality shows can be made and broken in post production.  It’s become as important a part of the troika as picking the right cast members to creating the right environment. Think about how boring it would it […]