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Dear Musicians: You’re Not Entitled To Succeed – READ THIS
I moved to LA a year ago to pursue...
75 Tips For Musicians
There’s nothing more valuable than career advice from those...
Russell Simmons talks Evolution Of The Music Industry & Royalties
“Being a music star is a lot more than...
How To Be A Professional In 6 Easy Steps
Being a professional doesn’t always mean that playing music...
Understanding 4 Distinct Revenue Streams for Songwriters
The Business of Music: Understanding 4 Distinct Revenue Streams...
Recording Studio Internships: How NOT to Get One – And How to Get 10 Offers
For commercial recording studios operating in today’s recording industry,...
How To Mix Music – Digital Audio Mixing Made Easy
Today I’m going to share with you a simple...
Crowdfunding, Virtualization & The Backwards Economy
How the evolution of technology paved the way for...
Congress Wants To Hear Your Songs And Stories To Help Fix The Copyright Law
“If we’re going to preserve America’s ability to create...
How “NOT TO” treat your photographers……
In the beginning of April, Sydney-based photographer Rohan Anderson found himself...
6 Ways To Save Money Recording Your Album
Albums seem to be a dying breed these days....
10 Things You Should Never Say On Stage
1. We’re Having Technical Difficulties Even if your guitar...
10 Things to Do Before Sending Your Mix To A Mastering Engineer
We asked Neil Pickles, Mastering Engineer and Director of...
Who Sang That Song? Don’t you want to know?
Who Sang That Song? Discover incredible listings of thousands...
4 Tips to Break Into the Music Industry
It’s not always easy to follow your dreams, and...
Recording and Mixing Advice from Grammy-Winning Engineer Jason Goldstein
Engineer Jason Goldstein has worked with top musical talent...
Make your album release show an EVENT.
The night of your album release show should be...
Getting Started with Home Recording
Not too long ago, you had to book time...
How to Boost Your Songwriting Creativity and Inspiration
Write first, think later. For songwriting, as well as...
Stage Presence Tips
If you’ve ever been to a gig where there’s...
10 Networking Tips for Musicians and Bands
Networking. For most musicians, this is something that most...
4 Ways to hear more in Music.
You love the music you love, but you’ll love...
How to get big on Twitter
At first, The Atlantic‘s profile of the duo behind...
Which Comes First, Lyrics Or Music?
It’s the age old question of songwriting: which comes...
Tips and tricks for music and computers
So you bought an audio recording interface, followed all...
10 Music Sales Tips
Here are 10 sales tips to always keep in...
Creative Songwriting Tips
A song a day – for life? Every book...
20 Great Tips for Pro Tools
1. Create an effects template session so you can...
How to Promote Your Music or Band Online
Major label artist shares in The Musician’s Blueprint to...
How to be Succesful at Songwriting – Video Lecture from Ralph Murphy
Ralph Murphy talks to Loyola University Students about what...
5 Ways to Make Money on Youtube.
Making money from the most popular music search engine...
Music production tips from the pros.
Head out into the wild world of the internet...
10 Ideas to Fund your bands tour.
1. Work Remotely If you have a job that...

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I moved to LA a year ago to pursue professional music opportunities as a 34 year old man after leaving my old band, God Forbid.  I gained 15 years of experience writing, recording, and releasing albums, and touring for years on end. Even though God Forbid was never the biggest band around in terms of …[ read more ]

Paid music downloads, which have dominated the digital music market for years thanks in large part to Apple’s iTunes Store, showed accelerating weakness in the United States last year as music streaming services like Spotify and a resurgence of vinyl record sales exploded in popularity. According to Nielsen SoundScan (via The Wall Street Journal), streaming …[ read more ]

December 24th, 2014
75 Tips For Musicians

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There’s nothing more valuable than career advice from those who’ve “been through it.” And Music Connection’s interviews are loaded with it. So we’ve compiled what we feel are the most helpful tips, insights and inspirations from the many artists and music people we’ve spoken to during the past year. SONGWRITING One consistent thread of all …[ read more ]

December 8th, 2014
Anna Soltys and the Familiar

Anna Soltys and the Familiar is a modern Chicago based Folk Rock band with a captivating new sound. Anna’s unique enchanting vocal stylings sit on a bed of seasoned musical arragnements melting together into a fresh and soothing kind of unfamiliar “familiar.” Anna spent the first part of her childhood in Poland followed by 6 …[ read more ]

CLICK HERE TO ENTER. Enter for your chance to win the Silvertone 1423 Jupiter. Total retail value: $739. Giveaway ends January 19, 2014. Open to all territories except where prohibited by law. Click here to read the official rules. Originally offered in 1959 through 1962, the Silvertone 1423 was made by the Harmony Company. It was …[ read more ]

“Being a music star is a lot more than selling records, if not at all,” Russell Simmons says in a new interview. Promoting his new venture with Steve Rifkind in partnership with Universal Music Group and Samsung, Russell Simmons tracked the evolution of the music industry and Hip Hop in a newly released interview by …[ read more ]

Reports that Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant turned down an offer of £500 million to reform the legendary group have been dismissed as “rubbish” by a source close to the band. Reports surfacing yesterday (November 10) claimed that Sir Richard Branson had proposed the fee for a series of 35 live dates to take place …[ read more ]

Win the Ultimate Gear Giveaway from Periphery!  21K 535  Guitar World and Periphery—who just finished tracking their upcoming album, Juggernaut—are giving you a chance to win a boatload of awesome gear! Here’s what the winner gets: • Ibanez RGIR20FE Iron Label series guitar with EMG 60/81 pickups • Orange Amplifiers Crush Pro CR120C 2×12″ Guitar Amp …[ read more ]

Being a professional doesn’t always mean that playing music is your day job. Yes, by definition being a pro is just that, but there are many ways to still be taken seriously in your music career while holding down a nine-to-five. In fact, many pros often have a little something on the side to keep …[ read more ]

Austin City Limits Festival — a Texas institution almost on par with South by Southwest — kicked off its second year as a two-week music bonanza with three days of almost cloudless skies at picturesque Zilker Park. Onstage, veteran rockers Pearl Jam played to their top headlining spot and Eminem nearly stole the entire weekend. The EDM trifecta …[ read more ]

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