Mission Statement

Bad Habit Recordings' cloud driven approach to production is the means and the motivation for busy touring artists to continuously write new songs and produce world class records.

Working in the cloud makes this happen without having to stop lucrative tours and give up valuable touring revenue.

We provide an online environment for the musical artist where creating new hit songs becomes a Bad Habit they can't put down.

All of this is done with a clear musical understanding that Structure CommunicatesTM.

Click on "STRUCTURE COMMUNICATES" for more background on how to rise above the ever expanding sea of competition.

Structure Communicates

Every year 600,000 songs are released. The week that your song lands in the iTunes store it will have to compete with more than 11,000 other songs. Most of these records sell less than a 100 copies. If you want anyone beyond your family, friends and a very few loyal fans to hear your music, you have to know how to structure your music to communicate and cut through this formidable and ever expanding sea of competition.

In addition to the rising tide of new releases, every fan now has a skip button. Internet radio tracks how many times your song gets skipped. If enough fans skip your music, it will probably be removed from being played at all. You must have a cohesive musical structure to effectively communicate your creative message or you will lose the fans to the skip button.

Professional tastemakers and gatekeepers depend on their reputations to make a living. You will not get anyone's endorsement unless pushing your music makes them look and sound good. Being active on social media is critical, however one nod from an established music professional or artist can boost your fan base in Facebook by hundreds and even many thousands in a single day!

No one hears anything but what comes out of the speakers. The only exceptions are the artist (you) and the producer (me). Your job is to create out of thin air, my job is to "hear around the next corner" and spot where your going and what's the best production path to get you there.

To get the critical endorsements of various music professionals, you need a no compromise, no apologies production for your music... you need a professional music producer. Just being able to put "Music Producer - Gordon Brislawn" in your credits will attract more serious attention than the "self produced" moniker that the vast majority of other recording artists are stuck with.

Rise above the sea of new releases and attract opinion makers and new fans to your music by building a structure that communicates.

I will help you develop a consistent strophic song structure that really leads your fans to the Chorus.

Here are some of the questions I will help you answer on your path to musical success:
- is the second verse sung to the tune of the first verse?
- is the chorus easy to identify and sing?
- are the instruments and voices well recorded?
- are the performances spot on musical?
- how likely are potential fans to hit the skip button?

It's a lot easier to be taken seriously if you have an established professional to walk you down the aisle. Let me help you build a structure that communicates.

Click on "CLOUD BASED PRODUCTION" just below for a brief history of the studio and our ground breaking approach to web driven music production.

Cloud Based Production

How do you develop recordings without having to give up the cash flow from touring?

As a cloud based music production house, Bad Habit Recordings is the solution to this critical question.

Since its founding in 1995 under the Herbie Herbert/Syklopps banner, the studio was a nexus for Internet innovation. This included some of the first internet music broadcasts featuring members of the Grateful Dead.

Fast forward ten years later and lightening strikes twice. The studio, now Bad Habit Recordings has passed from Herbie's hands to the next generation, Music Producer Gordon Brislawn.

In the next few years Gordon would have the studio on the front page of iTunes no less than 42 times! This was the upper left, front page, exclusive content that Apple used to bring new fans into the music store and establish the international and historic brand equity of iTunes itself.

This work featured national and international touring acts. Each one of these bands needed to cut their tracks without stopping their tours. From this groundbreaking work, Bad Habit has developed a cloud based production technique that fully leverages the internet and allows Gordon to help develop new material for touring bands worldwide.

Where is Bad Habit Recordings now? Like all smart businesses, it's in the Cloud and ready to work with clients anywhere in the world they happen to be touring.

So why give up touring revenue to develop your next record?

Embrace a Bad Habit worth having, contact us today.