Author Archives: Michael J. Beinhorn

About Michael J. Beinhorn

I've been producing, directing, analyzing, arranging, writing, rewriting, programming, engineering, orchestrating, performing and mixing music for 35 years. I also make illustrations and just became an author.

Reframing the Recording Paradigm

Less than fifteen years ago, million dollar recording budgets were still common in the music industry. Today, only a handful of the most successful performers have access to such resources. Modern recording budgets are generally smaller and hover in the … Continue reading

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The Anatomy, Physiology and Function of “Wake Me Up”

Not long ago, I heard a song that was released in 2014 by an artist named Avicii called “Wake Me Up”. It’s well written, efficiently constructed (in the same way a pre-fabricated plastic shed one might purchase at Home Depot is … Continue reading

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Zoe Keating vs. Darth Vader in “Culture Wars VI; Return Of The Artist”

Currrently, there is a whole lot of flap and furore going on about Zoe Keating and the draconian policies that Google/ YouTube are attempting to smack her (and, presumably, every other artist who uses their service) down with.  By Zoe’s … Continue reading

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Artist Development 1- Place Your Bets

I’d like to address something that I think is really weird and bizarre. This really weird, bizarre thing to which I’m referring is the deep, passionate and all-encompassing disinterest people in the music industry have for the concept of artist … Continue reading

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INNOVATION, APPROPRIATION AND CONTEXT

I wrote this essay in response to two questions I was recently asked. The first question pertained to an ongoing discussion about the state of affairs in music. The second question pertained to my personal guidelines regarding what I consider … Continue reading

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ARTISTS OF THE WORLD, UNITE

Artists-  You’re being forced into an untenable position by your increasing inability to earn a living from your efforts and hard work. You’re also being dictated to daily- schooled- by multitudes of business people (music and otherwise), so-called pundits, internet … Continue reading

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WHY ARTISTS WILL LOSE ANY BATTLE AGAINST THE RECORDING INDUSTRY, THE TECH INDUSTRY AND EVERYONE ELSE WHO CHOOSES TO EXPLOIT THEM

One of the current “hot-topic” issues artists are facing is how their ability to control their compositions/works is being threatened, co-opted and in possible danger of being entirely hi-jacked by an amalgamation of interests in the tech community. This list … Continue reading

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