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Dear Musicians: You’re Not Entitled To Succeed – READ THIS
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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.
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September 12th, 2014
How Hip is your grandma?

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When you type a Facebook status, suggestions are made to auto-tag other users. When you start typing “grandma”, it often suggests tagging the seminal hip-hop artist Grandmaster Flash. As a result, visiting the Posts to Page section on his Facebook page reveals a large number of grandparents posting on it. The Grampa and Grandmaster Flash …[ read more ]

For those that have been living under a rock — or out enjoying the last bits of summer — here’s a brief catch-up: Over the weekend, alleged nude photos of dozens of celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence and Ariana Grande, surfaced online after a major iCloud hack. Ariana Grande Denies Authenticity of Alleged Leaked Nude Photos …[ read more ]

The Business of Music: Understanding 4 Distinct Revenue Streams for Songwriters Your gift will make room for you. I believe this saying is true. Songwriters and producers have the gift of creating music that inspires and shapes our culture. I often meet independent songwriters and producers and I am inspired by their God-given talent to …[ read more ]

Devoted metal fan Joko Widodo has been announced as the new President of Indonesia. The Indonesia election commission said Jokowi Widodo won the presidential election with 53.15% of the vote. His opponent, Prabowo Subianto, received 46.85% – as reported by the BBC. As we previously reported, Joko is often at metal shows in Indonesia and even once owned …[ read more ]

Mick Jagger blamed by Brazil fans for their 7-1 World Cup defeat Brazilian TV station dubs Stones frontman ‘the biggest jinx in history’ after he attended the match Mick Jagger has been blamed by a Brazilian TV station for Brazil’s record-breaking 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat by Germany yesterday (July 8). Jagger has endured a …[ read more ]

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist looks to sell house with a speakeasy and saltwater pool Flea’s pool may have contained all the Chili Peppers at some point or another Photo courtesy of CARETS/Nourmand & Associates-BH If you’re an obsessive Red Hot Chili Peppers fan who has $6.8 million to spend, you can be the proud …[ read more ]

July 7th, 2014
Chris Black

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Chris Black is from Willoughby, an eastern suburb of Cleveland. He originally began playing music as a bassist in a rock group, while learning other instruments. Black began rapping on the side, and eventually learned the ropes of recording at home. His solo rap music starting conflicting with the rock group and helped lead to …[ read more ]

June 27th, 2014
Rick Rubin Interview

Rick Rubin gives BBC Radio an hour long interview with great insight. 0…[ read more ]

June 19th, 2014
What is Musx?

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Earlier this year I reviewed LuckyPennie, a music-sharing app that feels like Instagram. Instead of photos and videos, LuckyPennie has songs and concert listings. Entrepreneurs and app-builders are trying to solve a perceived digital problem: How can people easily share songs they like with their friends? LuckyPennie, PingTune, and Tango are a few of the …[ read more ]

June 19th, 2014
Beastie Boys win Lawsuit

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Beastie Boys have won a $1.7 million verdict in their copyright lawsuit against Monster Beverage over the company’s use of the group’s music in a promotional video, according to Reuters. The group sought up to $2.5 million for copyright infringement and false endorsement, though Monster countered that the maximum amount it owed was $125,000. The …[ read more ]

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