Astoria Soundworks – Queens

During NYMM Astoria Soundworks is offering sessions in our 14 Standard Rehearsal rooms.

Each Standard Room comes equipped with: 

  • A full PA, Mackie board, Shure SM58 mics, and Yorkville speakers
  • Yamaha Oak Custom drums with Sabian AAX Cymbals
  • Marshall & MESA half-stacks with matching 4×12 cabs
  • Fender Hot Rod, Fender Twin, & Roland JC120 combos
  • Yamaha 88 weighted-key keyboards with Yorkville amps
  • Ampeg SVT 8×10 full rig

Address: 3801 23rd Ave., Driveway Entrance, Astoria, NY, 11105-1922

Greenwich House Music School – Manhattan

Greenwich House Music School (GHMS) is offering all 14 of our rehearsal studios to artists in New York City for free in the months of June and July 2023. All studios have pianos, windows, and access to bathrooms. GHMS is conveniently located in the heart of the West Village, near the Christopher St and West 4th St subways stations (1, A, B, C, D, E, F, M, trains).

Address: 46 Barrow Street, New York, NY, 10014

Lush Studios – The Bronx

Est. 2015

Lush a completely self-serve ‘Smart Studio’ with advanced technology that gives artists total privacy and professional control over their sound.  Lush Rehearsal Studio is a fully equipped room with an HD digital camera and stand/tripod, a mock-stage, a 5-piece Pearl drum set, LP and Toca Congas, Yamaha Weighted 88 keyboard, floor monitor wedges, wireless mixer/ iPad and more!  Book now to discover first-hand the ease and beauty of Lush!

Address: 175 Walnut Ave., Suite 306B, Bronx, NY, 10454

Fenix Studios – Staten Island

Fenix Studios is a 10,000 square foot uniquely accessible creative environment that is home to 6 rehearsal studios, 2 recording studios, 1 production songwriting room, a white cyclorama studio, as well as a podcast studio. With a heavy focus on inclusivity, Fenix Studios prides itself on welcoming all levels of talent and ability. 

Rehearsal studios are equipped with at least two guitar amplifiers, a bass rig, 5-piece drum kit, an upright piano, and microphones through a professional PA system.

We are open for rehearsals weekdays 5:00 PM to midnight, Saturday & Sunday 11 AM to 1:00 AM and will be available June and July 2023. Please call the studio (718) 227-2345 for all bookings. 

While being the conception point of many great projects, Fenix Studios looks forward to continuing being a part of New York’s musical journey. With so many resources available, Fenix Studios aims to be the answer to a “one-stop-shop” for all creatives.

Address: 4442 Arthur Kill Rd., Staten Island, NY, 10309

BKCM Studios – Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music in Park Slope is pleased to offer our 17 studios – each home to a Steinway piano – for musicians, songwriters, composers, and musical theater-makers. Each studio features a Steinway piano, music stands, and chairs. We have a few guitar and bass amps available upon request. Space is available to book Monday-Friday from 10:00am to 9:00pm.

Address: 58 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11217

Making Money with Music

Any musician who wants to improve their income and learn to navigate how to build their music business, especially during the pandemic, should sign up before the limited slots run out. In it, you will learn to:

  • Tap 45+ revenue streams for your music business which do NOT require you to play live in-person.
  • Boost your audience and income.
  • Reduce your expenses to take home more $

The workshop is run by noted music business authors Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan (The Indie Band Survival Guide, Making Money With Music), which Billboard Magazine calls “the ideal mentors for aspiring indie musicians who want to navigate an ever-changing music industry.” 

Date: Friday, January 29, 2021, 11:30 – 1:00 PM

Make It Live!

Delve into the workings of booking in NYC, the live music capital. Led by Drom talent buyer and educator Mehmet Dede, this online presentation is an essential primer for independent artists and performers who will be introduced to tools, tactics and insider tips on how the independent booking world operates. The presentation will cover an introduction to booking NYC venues, crafting the perfect pitch email and an overview of setting up virtual shows in the age of a pandemic.

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021, 5:00 – 6:15 PM

Remote Recording for the Modern Creative

The ways in which we live and work have transformed over the last year, especially in the music industry. Social distancing has placed new restrictions on travel and studio operations, leading many engineers and producers to completely transform their workflow and explore effective solutions for remote collaboration. A number of digital tools have been discovered by creatives looking to quickly pivot from in-person collaboration to a remote workflow. Nevertheless, there have been a number of technical challenges that have impeded the efficiency and effectiveness of this. 

During the Remote Recording for the Modern Creative, Audio Engineer and Producer Ebonie Smith will explore the different applications that allow creatives to collaborate remotely and analyze the problems and potential solutions that come with them.

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Distribution Derby

Self-releasing, independent artists have many choices when it comes to choosing a distributor. Our Distribution Derby will showcase different distribution models. Learn what distributors do and which one is right for you. This program is part of New York Music Month Extended Play, an initiative of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.

Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 5:00 – 6:00 PM