How Women and Men are Different and How This Awareness Can Help Your Life

Women are born multi-taskers. Men are built to focus like a laser on one thing. By multi-tasking women bring forth their clarity of purpose, and by focusing men bring forth a sort of ability to “do it all” and “be many places at once.”It’s completely ironic and none of it is conscious. It’s emergent from…

My Song Union Street (Hold On) was Added to a Distrokid Playlist

My song “Union Street (Hold On)” that was released this past summer really as a B-Side for “Just for a Moment” was just added a Distrokid playlist for Singer/Songwriters. I think it goes to show that you’ve just got to keep putting things out and that something, usually something unexpected like this one will stick.…

Working on My Spotify Bio

Stephen Pickering is the ultimate MTV Gen X’er. He began High School in August of 1981, the same month MTV initially launched. But while absorbing English New Romanticism in the whimsical kind of way it was presented, his roots were firmly planted in the Hippy Woodstock generation of music and its impact on the culture…

Just Released a New Single “A Magic Lake”

My new single “A Magic Lake” went live today on all digital platforms. Spotify: Apple Music: Youtube Music: https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=blXM0cN8Zk0&feature=share Regular Youtube: This Hypeddit Landing page has links to most of the places it is available for streaming or purchase. The top two, Spotify and Apple Music, I think account for something like 90% of music…

Why You Must Dither When You Bounce

Even if you’re keeping the same bit depth. The short of it is, that the bounce down, say from 96khz/24bit to 44.1/24bit is going to raise your True Peak and integrated LUFS by .2-3 points. When you apply dithering, it tames that gain to only .1 point. There are technical reasons for this, but the…