Hardknoxbury, News, Recording and Studio

Studio Happenings – December 2014

We’re (mostly me) enjoying our new home of Center of the Universe Recording here in Epping, NH, just off of Route 125! We have a lot of projects coming through, many with early 2015 releases. 2014 was an interesting and fun year, packed with some wonderful talent stepping up to our microphones. Will you be one in the New Year?

The long awaited twang album, Sad, Drunk, and Missing You from Amos Clapp and The Tender Touch (of which I am a part of) sees a release date of 12/19/2014. The album was in production for 2 years, and features the brilliant work of many great vocalists and instrumentalists from the Seacoast. Information for ordering will be available here soon. To follow Amos Clapp and The Tender Touch on Facebook, check the Social Media section at the end of this post.

A few different projects going on with Andrea Szirbik and her band The Spectacles, one with a very close release date. I’ll update on that as soon as things are cleared for lift off.

Our music education group – Seacoast Music Lessons – is offering 10% off for the month of January to new students, and 10% off to existing students with a referral. Guitar, bass, keyboard, music theory and music production lessons are available in the half hour and 1 hour flavors. E-mail me at josephkmurphy “at” gmail “dot” com for more information. Teaching is a great passion of mine, and I’m stoked to be going into my 9th year of doing it.

I was filled in that the debut Me In Capris EP I worked on has been mastered. They’re a fantastic rock band that I hope I get to work with again. Lovely.

Finally, the garage/punk/booze band Hardknoxbury I lead had a blast at the Dover Brickhouse this past Saturday with Almanac Mountain and Post Atlantic. Expect more gigs from us in 2015. Our second release, to be titled “Her Name Gets Me Drunk” is expected for Summer 2015. Until then, check out our debut album RIGHT HERE!

And that’s about it for now. Thanks to all of our supporters! Great things lie ahead!

Joseph K Murphy

Social Media/Artists Mentioned in this Post

Center of The Universe Recording on Facebook

Andrea Szirbik on Facebook

Almanac Mountain on Facebook

Post Atlantic on Facebook

Hardknoxbury, News

Hardknoxbury Nominated for TWO Spotlight Awards!

Excited to hear that my project Hardknoxbury, which released our debut album “Oh, My Aching Head” (available on iTunes) this year has been nominated for two Spotlight Awards by Spotlight Entertainment! The first, in the Best Pop/Punk act category, and the second in the popular vote category.

If you’d like to support this little booze-rock outfit, YOU CAN! Just head over to the following link, look under the “Favorite Band or Musician” category and give Hardknoxbury your love. Thank you all, Hardknoxburians.



News, Recording and Studio

RPM 2014 Season and Post Season Service Deals

It is RPM, and as usual, I am offering my services at greatly reduced rates. I’m available for recording, mixing and mastering services during the month for a very affordable price. Most popular is my month end mastering, where I help you package your work for final hand in.

Also popular though, is my extended post season deal. You’ve slaved all month crafting your project, you mix it and get it handed in, but your ears are burned out, or your forced to make messy decisions in order to beat the headline. Should you want to remix, sweeten, or master your RPM project post March 1st, I offer my services for the same reduced rate in March. Contact me via email = josephkmurphy “@” gmail “dot” com, or on any of my social media outlets to discuss details.

February is the month where every one makes music.


News, Recording and Studio

Post-RPM Mixing/Mastering Services – DEALS!

Did you participate in the RPM Challenge? Every year, thousands of musicians, artists, and songwriters do, and every year, many of them flesh out their creations after the challenge is over to give it a proper release.

This year, I’m offering a deal on post-RPM Remixing and mastering services. If you want to polish up your tracks before they head off to be manufactured, I am here to help. With a sophisticated system, the best tools in the industry (Waves, Izotope, NI, etc) and almost 10 years experience, your RPM project will shine.

Pricing is –

Remixing or Mastering of your project

$200 for a full day (10 hrs), that’s a full 10 song album remix


$100 for a half day (perfect for mastering a full album)

As always, services are negotiable depending on the project’s needs. Project will be delivered in whatever media format is requested (Minus reel to reel tape. Sorry. Cassette tape is still on the table!)

Contact me at josephkmurphy@gmail.com or call (603) 608___ 8672  to take advantage!

Offer lasts through April 1st

News, Past projects

JKM, Murkadee Sign Licensing Deal With PARMA Licensing, LLC.

August 9, 2011 – Just got the confirmation, my old Murkadee band mate DeLaine Bennett and I have made a deal with PARMA Recordings’ licensing branch out of North Hampton, NH, who will be adding our music to their precleared music catalogue. Music from PARMA’s catalogue has been featured on HBO, PBS, Pixar, HBO and more. Personally, I’ve done some custom audio work for the company in the past and they are a joy to work with. The Murkadee team is very excited!

For more information on PARMA, visit their website at http://www.parmalicensing.com/