Nick Landis is a mastering engineer in Austin, TX.  Hand-picked in his junior year by Austin mastering engineer, Jerry Tubb, Nick soon became an integral part of the Terra Nova team. Nick finished his coursework and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Music in Sound Recording Technology from Texas State University.  Professionally, he has accumulated over 3,000 album credits.

The music industry is changing fast.  Quickly, the independent artist is gaining ground in the music industry.  This February, an independent artist won a Grammy for "Album of the Year."  Actually, it is the second year in a row that an independent artist has won this most prestigious award.  Thirty "Best Album" awards in various categories were awarded to independent artists.  Of the 109 awards given that day, forty-three went to independent artists.  Also, independent artists have roughly a 30% market share of the music industry.  I think that is very cool.

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), more widely know as the Recording Academy, is an organization of creative and technical music creators dedicated to 'improving the quality of life and cultural condition for music and its makers.'  Also, they award the prestigious Grammy award to deserving artists every year near the end of January.  The membership votes on who wins the award each year, so the award is peer awarded.  This last year, almost half of the awards went to independent recording artists.  This year, the academy launched its own