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Dear Musicians: You’re Not Entitled To Succeed – READ THIS
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75 Tips For Musicians
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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
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10 Things You Should Never Say On Stage
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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.
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10 Ideas to Fund your bands tour.
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Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Rolling Stones to play Israel in June

It’s happening! The meetings between the Rolling Stones’ people and the Israeli producer people have resulted in a concert date for this summer, The Jerusalem Post reports. Israelis will be able to rock out with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and co. June 10th at Ramat Gan Stadium. The Stones were offered $4.5 million for the show, the largest amount

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

New Study Finds Only 88% Of Guitar Center Customers Become Famous Musicians

This Article from the Onion is to funny to not share here. WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA—Contradicting conventional wisdom that shopping at the musical instrument retail chain guarantees one a renowned and highly successful career in music, a new...

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Detroit’s United Sound Systems Studio Slowly Gets Its Groove Back

It’s a place where last names fade away – legendary funk musicians George Clinton and Bootsy Collins become “George” and “Bootsy.” And when long-time sound engineer Jim Viti showed up to United Sound Systems Recording Studio’s grand...

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Karen O & Ezra Koenig Duet on ‘The Moon Song’

After their successful musical collaboration in 2009 for Where the Wild Things Are, it was only naturally for Karen O and Spike Jonze to team up again on a song for Her. The result of their collaboration...

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Fred Armisen To Lead Seth Meyers’ ‘Late Night’ Band

Seth Meyers tweeted out the news today that his former Saturday Night Live castmate Fred Armisen will lead the band on the new Late Night With Seth Meyers. Armisen, who plays a mean drums (check on the...

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Jimmy Fallon says Good Bye with a great performance with The Muppets

Jimmy Fallon’s last guests on Late Night were the Muppets.  We’re looking forward to Jimmy in his new time slot and know he will be great at the Tonight Show desk.  Good luck Jimmy Fallon – see...

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Will Ferrell Accepts Chili Pepper Chad Smith’s “Drum Vs Cowbell Showdown”

Comedian Will Ferrell, has officially accepted a drum battle challenge from his doppelgänger, Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ drummer Chad Smith, during a recent Reddit AMA from the drummer. Ferrell, in his his own recent AMA, acknowledged the...

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Stephen Marley & Black Thought Celebrate Bob Marley’s Birthday With “Thorn Or A Rose”

Stephen Marley and Black Thought team up to drop “Thorn Or A Rose” – a track from Stephen’s forthcoming Revelation Part 2: The Fruit Of Life LP – in celebration of Bob Marley‘s 69th birthday today. The...

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Is It Worth It? Measuring The Return on Investment for Musicians

Last week, I was talking to an artist about potential shows for their first national tour. As a relatively new band, they didn’t know what kind of turnout would be there in several of the markets, even...

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Justin Bieber smokes a lot of pot…

An official report obtained by NBC News details just what a nightmare it was to work on the plane Justin Bieber chartered to fly him from Canada to New Jersey for the Super Bowl last week. First...

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