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Musician Tips:
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75 Tips For Musicians
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How To Be A Professional In 6 Easy Steps
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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……
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6 Ways To Save Money Recording Your Album
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10 Things to Do Before Sending Your Mix To A Mastering Engineer
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Who Sang That Song? Don’t you want to know?
Who Sang That Song? Discover incredible listings of thousands...
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How to Boost Your Songwriting Creativity and Inspiration
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Stage Presence Tips
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How to get big on Twitter
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10 Music Sales Tips
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Creative Songwriting Tips
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How to Promote Your Music or Band Online
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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.
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“Heart Shaped Box” is a killer song by Nirvana. It captures a certain kind of lethargic, mid-’90s teenage angst so well that unfortunately it forever bears the distinction of sounding exactly like an entire record store (remember those?) collectively rolling their eyes at you. Yet it’s still a pretty great song, and it’s basically uncoverable …[ read more ]

Marc Urselli talks about the differences in streaming services. After wondering for years which of the big music streaming services truly sounds the best, I decided to take matters into my own hands (I mean, EARS!) and do a SCIENTIFIC audio quality test. This is NOT a subjective test where I or somebody else listened and …[ read more ]

The Boss opened his show in Auckland with this cover of Royals. 1…[ read more ]

Songwriters have a problem with Pandora, and it looks like this: (photos: Digital Music News, from handout at a recent songwriter protest in Washington, DC) Songwriters understandably hate this, but they have almost no power to stop it.  The reason is that despite incredibly low payouts, it’s nearly impossible for songwriters to remove their catalogs from …[ read more ]

3D and IMAX may receive top billing, but the secret weapon of Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity is something the audience will never even see. From the sound design to the score, Gravity features one of the most innovative and inventive sound mixes to make its way to theaters — one that breaks with modern movie convention …[ read more ]

We asked Neil Pickles, Mastering Engineer and Director of Short Courses at our training partner’s Alchemea, to give some advice for those thinking of sending their mixes to a mastering engineer. His advice is comprehensive so it is in two parts so you have chance to grab a second coffee! In part 1 I’m going …[ read more ]

When David Byrne was asked to cover a song for the Content Creators Coalition – NYC event at Le Poisson Rouge last night, the former Talking Heads frontman went for a hip-hop classic: Biz Markie’s ‘Just a Friend.’   “Mr. Markie didn’t write that tune (although he did probably write the rap),” Byrne explained in …[ read more ]

Bruce Springsteen closed out the Australian segment of his ‘High Hopes’ tour in Brisbane today (Feb. 26) with a show that confounded even the most devoted of his setlist followers. Springsteen revisited his past in unprecedented fashion and shocked everyone with a cover of the Bee Gees‘ ‘Stayin’ Alive.’ Here it is for your viewing …[ read more ]

Who Sang That Song? Discover incredible listings of thousands of popular songs, the years they were out and who performed them. All popular music types are included: Rock, pop, hip-hop, country, rap, disco, soul, oldies, new-wave, alternative rock, rhythm and blues, doo-wop, reggae, punk, etc. These fun song listings span through all of the most …[ read more ]

Streaming music is just like bottled water, right?  Not all, actually. 1. People happily pay outrageous premiums for bottled water (a glass of tap water costs about $0.001). Relatively few people actually pay for streaming music. 2.  People are convinced that there’s a difference between bottled water and tap water. Not enough people feel there’s …[ read more ]

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