From Les Paul’s early experiments with Mary Ford, on down through iconic albums like Exile on Main Street and modern classics like Beck’s Odelay, great recording projects often move through different spaces, places and hands. And as recording technology and online connectivity have become more accessible, the trend is only increasing. Doing online recording sessions is fast emerging as a vehicle for business-savvy musicians to earn extra income.
With online sessions, clients get the talent, the engineer and the studio all rolled up in one, and, the talent pool is not restricted by location. So while it will never replace the magic that happens when musicians interact in a live setting, it does open up new music production possibilities for artists, and new streams of income for session players and engineers. Managing a site like AirGigs gives us a unique bird’s eye view into what makes a great online collaboration. So we’ve put together our 5 top tips on what it takes to be successful doing online recording, mixing and mastering sessions for hire.