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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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Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Lady Gaga Recalls NYC’s Roseland at SXSW

Still facing backlash from her performance at SXSW the night before, where she gave an over the top, theatrical performance involving a mechanical bull, fake vomit and the consumption of various BBQ meats (all at the sponsorship of Doritos, which required attendees to tweet marketing hashtags on Twitter to receive a ticket), Lady Gaga graced

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Another example of How “NOT TO” treat your photographers

When the band publicly stated they would not pay the photographer, a bit of a facebook firestorm broke out……   Hey Alter Bridge, is $75 going to break the bank??????? It’s difficult to ignore the fact that...

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

How “NOT TO” treat your photographers……

In the beginning of April, Sydney-based photographer Rohan Anderson found himself embroiled in a nasty back-and-forth with the band Red Jumpsuit Apparatus over a photo of his they had used without credit or permission. Often, when you let someone know they’ve...

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Vintage King Audio is Having some great Demo Deals

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Madonna’s $3,000 Bra was stolen…… Bummer…….

Madonna’s bra, worth $2545, has been stolen from a photo shoot in New York. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that a number of Madonna’s undergarments were stolen from the L’uomo Vogue photo shoot in New York on...

Friday, March 28th, 2014

One Man Has Written Virtually Every Major Pop Song Of The Last 20 Years. And You’ve Probably Never Heard His Name.

Pop quiz: Who has been the most influential and powerful person in pop music over the last 20 years? Britney Spears? Madonna? Michael Jackson? Beyonce? Simon Cowell? Sure, these people have all been extraordinarily successful, but what if we...

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Stream Johnny Cash’s Lost LP, ‘Out Among the Stars’

Johnny Cash’s heavily anticipated “lost album,” Out Among the Stars, is currently streaming in full at The Guardian, one week before its March 25th release date. Why Johnny Cash Is One of the Greatest Singers Ever The LP features...

Monday, March 17th, 2014

The TRUTH about MUSIC Streaming Services

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...

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Dear Congress, Please Make Pandora Stop Screwing Us. Signed, Songwriters…

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....

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

How ‘Gravity’ broke rules to make noise in a vacuum

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...

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