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The Factory Music Studio is a music composition and production studio, led by award-winning music composer/producers. We have a simple strategy; we aim to produce works that connect to people. Works that transcend cultural and social borders that will stand out and be noticed.
System of investment for industry was developed because people with good ideas rarely have any money. Sound familiar, music industry? You may have a great idea for an album, tour, creative bit of march or something else entirely, but pulling it all off requires money. Often, it requires a lot of money. If you are a musician trying to make it on your own or a small music related business, and out of necessity your idea of a splurge is going for the Charmin over theAngel Soft, funding your great ideas may require a little help.
So, what are your options? Credit cards - yes, it's been done. It's a little scary and notusually your best choice. If you have a sky high interest rate and no idea when you will see some returns on your investment, using your credit cardsto fund your project can leave you very personally vulnerable. Preserving your ability to rent an apartment, get a car and so on will make your life easier, so think long and hard before relying on cards to finance your project.If you have a card, the interest rate is low andthe amount you need to spend is modest - and if you are confident you can pay it off in a reasonable amount of time - then a credit card could maybebridge some gaps for you in a pinch. If you are frantically applying for all of the cards you can to stack up enough credit to make your project a go - no! Stop! Don't do it!
We're honored to be part of the Malaysian Government's MSC initiative to promote creative content in the region. Our first major MSC project that you can experience is the music score to Geng
How we work
First of all, we ask questions. The best way to understand your brief is to know what your goals are; what are you trying to say and who are you trying to say it to? Once we've established that, we work together to decide on references for elements like genre, feel, lyrical style (if any) and pace.
From there, it's our job to create the music and design the sound, after which we work with you to refine the final piece. Simple, straightforward and effective.
What you can expect
Above anything else, when you work with The Factory Music Studio, you get first-class service. It's a given.
Where we stand out in the crowd is our expertise to create great work that serves a purpose - to communicate. The ability to write good music and produce good sound is only part of the solution; to be able to understand what a client wants to communicate and create something that is in-line with the vision is a strong value we strive to deliver.
WHAT WE Do
We don't just limit ourselves to writing songs though. We do sound design, voiceover, lip sync - if it reaches your ears, we do it. If you have a song you wrote that needs arrangement, or an instrumental piece you'd like to capture, or simply a recording you want to make, we do that too.
The Industry Hiring!
We're looking for a Producer.
Being Producer at The Factory involves:
- Managing projects: you take the lead, from timelines to resources to client requirements to final delivery
- Communicating with clients and talents: as they say, good communication is the key to a lasting relationship
- Selling great new works to great new clients
Here's what you need to be for this role:
- Keyed in to the recent and past trends in music and pop culture
- Skilled at presenting ideas to people
- The kind of person who likes meeting other people, and talking to them
- Able to manage multiple projects effectively
If you think this is something you'll love to do and be great at we think that if you love something, you'll naturally want to be great at it.
We've just completed construction of our recording room with the consultation of industry experts Fuji Acoustics. The room features a minimum STC50 performance, silent ventilation, floating floors and walls and best of all, it sounds absolutely amazing.
We've been busy with album & single production for Malaysian and International artistes, notably songwriter/violinist extraordinaire LA MAFIA (pictured), who's soon-to-be hit single ' Got to Know' (produced and recorded at The Factory's new recording facility) features some serious violin guitar.
Also recording at The Factory is singer/pop Britney , who is working on something new, something exciting, and something secret. that will shocked the world .
WHO WE ARE
TheRecording Industry of Malaysia (RIM)is the trade group that represents the Malaysian recording industry. Our mission is to foster a business and legal climate that supports and promotes our members' creative and financial vitality. Our members are the record companies that comprise the most vibrant national music industry in the world. RIM members create, manufacture and/or distribute approximately 95% of all legitimate sound recordings produced and sold in Malaysia.
In support of this mission, we work to protect intellectual property rights worldwide and the First Amendment rights of artists; conducts consumer, industry and technical research; and monitors and reviews state and federal laws, regulations and policies. The RIM also certifies Gold, Platinum, Multi-Platinum, and diamond sales awards.
How we do our business
our music business sells compositions, recordings and performances of music. Among the many individuals and organizations that operate within the industry are the musicians who compose and perform the music; the companies and professionals who create and sell recorded music (e.g., music publishers, producers, studios, engineers, record labels, retail and online music stores, performance rights organizations); those that present live music performances (booking agents, promoters, music venues, road crew); professionals who assist musicians with their careers ( talent managers, business managers, entertainment lawyers); those who broadcast music (satellite and broadcast radio); journalists; educators; musical instrument manufacturers; as well as many others. Materialism.
The popularity of our internet music distribution has increased and by 2007 more units were sold over the internet than in any other form. However, as the Economist reports, "paid digital downloads grew rapidly, but did not begin to make up for the loss of revenue from CDs."
The turmoil in the industry has changed the balance between artists, record companies, promoters, retail music stores and the consumer. The leading music retailers are now box stores (Wal-Mart and Best Buy) and music-only stores are no longer a player in the industry. Recording artists now rely on live performance and merchandise for the majority of their income, which in turn has made them more dependent on music promoters like Live Nation (which dominates tour promotion and owns a large number of music venues. In order to benefit from all of an artist's income streams, our company is increasingly relying on the "360 deal",
At the other extreme, record companies can offer a simple manufacturing and distribution deal, which gives a higher percentage to the artist, but does not cover the expense of marketing and promotion. Many newer artists no longer see any kind of "record deal" as an integral part of their business plan at all. Inexpensive recording hardware and software has made it possible to create high quality music in a bedroom and distribute it over the internet to a worldwide audience. Consumers now we have access to a wider variety of music than ever before, at a price that is gradually approaching zero.
Out of the hundreds of reader questions we have answered during Hit Talk's first year, perhaps none is more persistent than how to attain a hotter, better-mastered mix. It's a persistent question because attaining a bold, big sound requires inspired production wizardry and skill at every single stage of the music-making process - from recording, to picking samples, to mixing and equalizing, right down to this tip's topic: the final master.
Good mixing and good mastering require good monitoring, preferably with a properly-positioned 2.1 system. So, be forewarned that this tip and good production in general requires quality monitoring. It's also wise to familiarize yourself with Hit Talk's online and email tips, as well as Hit Theory, to get a better sense for some of the processes that come before this final stage. With those qualifiers out of the way, here's a tutorial illustrating what we consider a sound approach to mastering your final mix.
A sizeable proportion of our clients are not only Malaysia-based. We regularly work for clients overseas like South Africa ,Guinea,Kenya,France, Germany, across the US, Canada, Australia, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, Denmark, Poland, Switzerland, Italy, Norway, Holland, Sweden and so on.
Sessions range from simple voice recording with the client listening/directing via a 'phone or Skype patch - to full sound-to-picture ADR sessions using ISDN or Source Connect.
Producing/directing via a 'phone patch is surprisingly clear and easy. We've even had sessions where a guide track has been played to us over the phone. It works fine! And we can quickly FTP you the final recording raw, or broken down & edited/converted to your desired format or as zipped Pro Tools sessions. We regularly convert to telephony formats.
If the voice artist needs to work to picture send us a MOV/MPEG. An easy way to work.
If the time difference is huge, we try to check our emails up at anytime.
We can invoice and accept payment in RM, USD or Euros. Generally, for the first session we prefer payment by credit card or bank draft not. We can set up 30 day accounts for large organizations. Payment should be made by wire.
If required, we can source KL voice artists for you. We charge an extra 20% on the voice costs. Generally it's faster and cheaper for you to look at the websites of voice agents most have online samples.
Music Industry has always brought our experience further, and it has always given us good profit in our business, because of its easiness to deal with and Music has purpose. Whether it's supposed to make you happy or sad, nostalgic or excited for the future, whether its for celebration or mourning, healing or hurting, or even if it's just there to make you think, music has a purpose. We personally do not think that audience sounds are music. Scuffling feet, heavy breathing, and sneezes are not equal to Moonlight. But at the same time it is music because it is sound with a purpose. Some musicians want their audience to think about their personal definition of music. Although not everything is music, but everythingcan bemusic. Context is everything. If a composer writes music that includes sounds that you might not normally think of as music, then those sounds are music. we actually play a wind ensemble piece that included recorded whale song...but that's a whole other story.