In this episode, I interview Steve Lanciano about producing, composing, arranging, and recording his Christian & Gospel CD “Modern Day Psalms – My Heart Is Fixed” and play a track, The Unity Song (Psalm 133).
I start by announcing that I will occasionally write a text-only blog post on MakingMyOwnMusic.com. I also announce that I launched a new website, MyOnlineSax.com where I can be hired to record a saxophone part for other producers and artists for their recordings.
I read some feedback I received from Pattie in South Carolina.
I then played my interview with Steve Lanciano.
Steve Lanciano’s composition, The Unity Song (Psalm 133), performed by Leah Smith (featuring Caleb Barnaby, Jurysellis Colon, Chris Degonia, Joe Williams, Kevin Jones & Angelica Bonilla) can be purchased from Amazon.com or from cdbaby.com.
Steve’s full project is an audio CD and a book of inspirations. Each track on the CD is inspired by a Psalm of David. Steve funded the project himself, budgeting for the artists and for the duplication.
Steve paid $100 to the artists for each track. He researched and wrote his own contracts which include further payments to the artists for digital downloads and if a song is used on a movie soundtrack.
Steve talked about his process for recording the synthesizers, the vocalists and sax player, as well as recording a special organ. He talked about creating demos with his voice so the vocalists could rehearse, and then recording them.
I then play The Unity Song.
I briefly talked about 4 projects that I want to work on, but they will each take some time to complete.
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