Debbie Haxton runs the Session Connection session agency who handle many of the top musicians in the UK.
Choosing the right people
"Quite often there will be eight or nine people who can do the gig, and one of them will be the absolute right one.
"We take pride in what we put together. We want producers to be very very happy with the people we send. 99% of the time it works out well."
"For a lead vocal we ask for an advance and then points.
"A lead vocal is going to make or break the track, and if it does make it then the vocalist should be getting royalties, somewhere between two to five percent for a first single.
"If there is a band who wants a guitarist and they can't pay very much, I'll put them in touch with one of the younger people on the books and say if you want to go ahead just do it.
"Sometimes there's no point in getting involved except to get the younger people started. We can put people in touch with each other and sort of try and create families."Come on the FREE COURSE TOUR
This course is all about awareness and skills in microphone selection and positioning. Includes microphone test videos shot in Abbey Road Studios 2 and 3 of vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano and drums. Twelve practical assignment projects from basic to advanced techniques. Learn more...
Students are given a series of professionally produced multitrack recordings and are asked to replace certain instruments or vocals. In some assignments we ask for a replacement that is close in sound texture and performance to the original. In others we encourage the student to apply a high degree of creativity. Learn more...
Working with our professionally-made multitrack recordings in your own DAW, you will learn how to mix each one to perfection. Then use the skills you have learned in your own work to create mixes that are full and clear with drive and impact, fully supporting the lead vocal, progressing towards a full commercial-release standard. Learn more...
Great home recording starts with a great home recording studio. It doesn't need to be expensive if you know how to select the right equipment for your needs.