Ten Top Music Distribution Services

By Nick Landis on Thursday Mar, 16th 2023

A list of ten of the top music distribution services for independent musicians looking to get their music out there. The list includes popular services like DistroKid and CD Baby, as well as other great options. Whether you're a new artist or a seasoned musician, this list has got you covered.

5 Mistakes to Avoid Before Sending Your Mix to Mastering

By Brad Johnson on Sunday Sep, 11th 2022

It's finally time to take your music to the next level and get it mastered. But before you do, there are a few critical mixing mistakes you need to make sure you didn't make. These mistakes can easily be made by both beginner and experienced engineers and can severely impact your final record if left unchecked. Make sure you read this before you hit send!

Vinyl Cutting Levels

By Nick Landis on Tuesday Jan, 11th 2022

There are lots of things to consider when planning to release your music on vinyl. Among these things to consider is where the split between the A-side and B-side is. In order to figure that out, you'll need to know some basic information about your album like the length of the songs and how many of them there are. In addition to that, you will need to consider other things like what size record you'll be pressing and how much audio can fit on that size record.

ACC in The Austin Chronicle

By Nick Landis on Monday Sep, 20th 2021

The Austin Chronicle's music writer, Dan Kois, recently visited ACC's Music Business Performance Technology department. He was impressed by what he saw and wrote about it in an article published in the Features section of the publication. In that article, ACC is celebrated as the unlikely place for a seriously world-class recording studio. Here are some highlights:

GRAMMY® Nomination for Ruthie Foster

By Nick Landis on Wednesday Nov, 25th 2020

I'm very excited to announce my first GRAMMY® Nominated Album mastered here at Nick Landis Mastering. You'll find FYC information and complete credits to everyone involved in the project below.

Conjunto Puro

By Nick Landis on Monday May, 11th 2020

Santiago Jiménez, Jr. is seen as a standard bearer of deep conjunto tradition and his latest album, "El Chief", is no exception. This record is a collection of his father's original songs and Conjunto standards produced by Adam Ahrens at Magnolia Recording Studio, released by Bull Calf Records, and mastered by Nick Landis. This recording is sparse and traditional featuring voice accompanied by accordion and bajo sexto all acoustically recorded.

New Pulitzer Prize Category

By Nick Landis on Tuesday Dec, 10th 2019

Starting in the new 2020 year prize cycle, the Pulitzer Prize Board will award a new Pulitzer Prize for excellence in Audio Journalism. The new prize will be awarded for "for a distinguished example of audio journalism that serves the public interest, characterized by revelatory reporting and illuminating storytelling." Journalists in the United States will be eligible to enter if their publication regularly publishes stories in audio format.