» Music 'Trigger Cities': Spotlight On Latin America
17/07/19 13:43 from hypebot
In this third part in a series exploring music "trigger cities", Jason Joven pf Chartmetric takes an in-depth look at Latin America's music consumption stats to explore how listeners there are precipitating the exponential growth of Lati...

» Spotify Ad Studio Revisited
17/07/19 13:00 from Passive Promotion
Spotify launched their Ad Studio platform early last year. I was giddy with excitement. For the first time, I could make potential fans hear my music. If they liked it enough to click through, my entire catalog was at their fingertips, A...

» 3 Strategies For Reviving Cold Music Industry Contacts
17/07/19 13:00 from hypebot
If you've entered the difficult world of music PR, you've doubtless faced the bone-chilling silence which greets most of your pitch emails. Getting a response to your carefully crafted email can largely hinges on finding just the right p...

» Woodstock 50 Loses Appeal, Richard Branson Pulls Support
17/07/19 12:35 from hypebot
For the third time, organizers of the Woodstock 50 festival had their proposal for a permit to produce the event at Vernon Downs race tack rejected Tuesday evening, this time by the town's Planning Board. Immediately after the decision, ...

» WAVE Raises $5.65 Million To Mix Music and Meditation
17/07/19 12:12 from hypebot
Breath, body, and beats could serve as the tagline for WAVE, the new subscription-based music-based meditation app and vibrating pillow that has launched with $5.65 million in seed funding. Investors include CrossLink Capital, Lerer Hipp...

» AM BRIEF: Woodstock Permit Denied • Apple Invests In Podcasts • Indie Stores Appeal To Majors • Polaris Short List
17/07/19 11:45 from hypebot
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» Meet Bandzoogle’s Newest Resource: Our Help Section!
17/07/19 10:55 from Bandzoogle news

» Should You Crowdfund Your Music Career?
17/07/19 10:00 from Music Promotion Blog
Image via Shutterstock This article originally appeared on Royalty Exchange .   Back in the day, a hustling artist could peddle a mixtape out of their trunk at swap shows, or grind it out long enough for a major to sign them. Then c...

» New issue of Music & Copyright with Japan country report
17/07/19 07:32 from Music & Copyright's Blog
The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. The US Copyright Office selects the Music Licensing Collective and Digital Licensee Coordinator The US Copyright Off...

» 10 Best Microphones For Rap Vocals 2019, Usb Mic Options Included
16/07/19 23:01 from Music Industry How To
So you want to record rapper’s vocals…. But what mic do you use? There are so many to choose from. You can use dynamic mics, condenser mics, tube mics, expensive mics, cheap mics, USB mics… And, depending on the rapper, your ...

» Will Rock Radio Play The New Ed Sheeran Song? Can It Really Afford Not To?
16/07/19 17:31 from hypebot
In this piece, Fred Jacobs weighs in on the state of rock music, and what a new cut from Ed Sheeran and friends could mean for the future of the genre on radio moving forward. ____________________________ Guest post by Fred Jacobs of Jac...

» New MIDiA Artist Survey – Take Part!
16/07/19 17:20 from Music Industry Blog
Firstly, thanks to all of you who took part in our artist survey last year. If you did so, you should by now have received the link to the free report. If not, email us at info@midiaresearch and we’ll get … Continue reading →

» Slide Over Lil Nas, Blanco Brown Brings The Beats To Top The Country Charts [Don't Miss The Video]
16/07/19 16:30 from hypebot
It didn’t take long for other hip-hop and R&B artists to join in on a party started by Lil Nas’ “Old Town Road.” Now Blanco Brown has hit the country charts with “The Git Down.” Lil Nas, with the help of Billy Ray Cyrus, reinterpreted wh...

» Movers and shakers – Focusrite just bought ADAM [Analysis]
16/07/19 15:57 from CDM Create Digital Music
Focusrite went public in 2014, but this week brings its first major acquisition – and it’s a big deal. Monitor maker ADAM from Berlin joins the UK’s Focusrite / Novation / Ampify. Publicly traded companies and fast grow...

» Can Major Labels Survive The Indie Music Revolution?
16/07/19 15:57 from hypebot
At the heart of the music business almost since its inception, major labels have successfully weathered multiple challenges to their industry dominance. But as music once again reinvents itself, can the major labels continue cling to pow...

» LANDR Raises $26M To Expand Beyond AI Powered Mastering
16/07/19 15:26 from hypebot
AI-powered music mastering platform LANDR has closed a $26 million Series B financing round led by Sony Innovation Fund, microphone manufacturer Shure and state-owned financing corporation Investissement Québec and Fonds de solidarité FT...

» Who Are Winners And Losers In The New Music Industry?
16/07/19 15:00 from hypebot
Regardless of who's getting the money, it is undeniable that streaming has made the music industry lucrative again. Now, as the business works to reinvent itself, are historically downtrodden artists finally coming out on top, or are rec...

» Patreon Adds $60M To 'Take Membership To The Next Level'
16/07/19 14:50 from hypebot
Creator subscription platform Patreon has raised an additional $60 million that it says will be used "to take creator memberships to a whole new level." Patreon has more than 3 million active patrons and 100,000 creators on the platform,...

» Are You Creating A Record No One Will Hear?
16/07/19 14:00 from hypebot
After pouring your sweat, tears, and of course money into an album, you're likely going to want someone to actually listen - unfortunately, there are a number of all too common blunders artists often making leading up to the release proc...

» Black Keys Film Funny Or Die Musicians 'MasterCourse' [VIDEO]
16/07/19 13:39 from hypebot
“Every song on a record is trying to accomplish something,” Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys quips at the start of a new 'MasterCourse filled for Funny Or Die. “That song, in particular, was trying to get me a new pool.” “It means a lot to...

» What Is A Trademark, What Are Trademark Rights?
16/07/19 13:07 from hypebot
While copyright tends to get the most coverage when it comes to music industry law, trademarks and trademark rights are also incredibly consequential to any artist, band, or DJ. Here we look at the importance of choosing a unique tradema...

» Amazon Music, Aerosmith In Vegas, And Producer/Engineer Greg Penny On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast
16/07/19 13:00 from Music 3.0 - The Blog Behind The Book
My guest on the podcast this week is Greg Penny, who has produced hits with k.d. lang, Cher, and Paul Young among others, but a meeting with Elton John while Greg was in his teens turned into an award-winning mixing journey with the lege...

» Learn how to arrange your modular tracks with VCV Rack, Ableton Live
16/07/19 12:53 from CDM Create Digital Music
It’s one of the first challenges with any modular – you get a wild banging groove, but then… you’re stuck with it. One new video tutorial suggests a way to arrange your modular with Ableton Live and free VCV Rack ...

» U.S. Music Streaming Revenue Tops $8 Billion, Up 33%
16/07/19 12:24 from hypebot
On-demand music services including Apple Music, Pandora and Spotify will top $8 billion in revenue in the U.S. this year, up 33% as increased adoption of products like wireless earbuds and smart speakers help drive more music subscriptio...

» Serato DJ Pro 2.2 Released: Day Mode, Play Count, Better Streaming Track Analysis
15/07/19 22:49 from DJ TechTools
Coming out of beta today is the brand new update Serato DJ Pro 2.2 (as well as Serato DJ Lite 1.2). The update finally brings two highly-requested features to the Serato DJ software, Day Mode and Play Count, as well as a number of smalle...

» CD Baby offers much more than music distribution
15/07/19 17:28 from DIY Musician
Distribution is about MUCH MORE than pushing files. With the sudden closure of Spotify’s direct upload tool, there’s been a lot of talk in the industry about music distribution: What it is, why it’s hard, and how to get...

» Jim Brickman’s Songwriter Workshop: Get even more from your time at the DIY Musician Conference
15/07/19 16:29 from DIY Musician
Your chance to spend a day learning directly from a hit songwriter. We’re excited to announce that Jim Brickman will be running an intensive workshop for songwriters on Aug 15 in Austin, TX — one day before the DIY Musician Confere...

» Will The Major Labels Survive Another Music Revolution?
15/07/19 13:00 from Music 3.0 - The Blog Behind The Book
Major record labels have always been at the heart of the recorded music business, having the marketing and distribution muscle to make a marginal song or album a hit, or turn a hit into a global phenomena. That’s all changing thoug...

» 5 Ways to Make This the Best Summer Ever for Your Fans
15/07/19 10:00 from Music Promotion Blog
Image via Shutterstock Is there anyone who doesn’t relish in the magic of summer? There’s something about the imagery of lavish pool parties, late nights, unforgettable moments, and a season that simultaneously feels like it could last f...

» MGT133: Measure The True Reach Of Your Music – Amadea Choplin (Pex)
15/07/19 07:28 from Dotted Music
Amadea is the COO of Pex, a video and music search engine with a fingerprinting technology that identifies reused content – even if it's a half-second sample in a remix, a GIF, or your song's melody in a cover video – across the whole web.

» How To Read Sheet Music For Guitar, And Do You Even Need To?
14/07/19 23:01 from Music Industry How To
If you’ve read my other guitar related guides, you’ve probably seen me comment on the fact that reading sheet music for guitar can be hard. Many guitarists start out with chord diagrams and tablature, which is easy to read. Sheet music i...

» Attorney Chris Castle Talks About What is Happening at Pledgemusic
12/07/19 15:00 from Blog | Michael Brandvold Marketing
Attorney Chris Castle sits down with us to talk about what is happening at Pledgemusic. Chris gives us his insight into when this started, why it may have happened, what could happen, we talk bankruptcy and administration. We ask Chris w...

» Google Is Trying To Launch Yet Another Social Network With Shoelace
12/07/19 13:00 from Music 3.0 - The Blog Behind The Book
Google is a giant of company that’s good at a lot of things but it hasn’t had much luck with social networks, although it’s tried pretty hard. Google subsidiaries Orkut, Google Buzz, and Google+ have all bit the dust so...

» Watch a beautiful video about vocoder history from The New Yorker
12/07/19 08:59 from CDM Create Digital Music
It's time for a throwback - this video was produced in 2014. But don't miss out on a serious vocoder love fest full of history and celebrity interviews. And just wait, because the vocoder may be about to make an AI-fueled comeback. The p...

» From independent musician to independent author
11/07/19 15:36 from Disc Makers Blog
By Disc Makers' Author Andre Calilhanna The parallels between the changes in the music industry and the publishing industry are striking. Just as the music industry tilted to give independent artists a fighting chance two decades ago, wr...

» Good Musician Health Habits
11/07/19 14:52 from Music Consultant
Dr. Arkady Lipnitsky, DC, a specialist in the physical rehabilitation of musicians, athletes and dancers talks about common musician injuries and conditions and how to treat and prevent them in order to build a long-lasting career in music.

» Independent Artists: The Age of Empowerment
11/07/19 13:30 from Music Industry Blog
MIDiA is proud to announce an exclusive new report in conjunction with Amuse – Independent Artists: The Age of Empowerment. The report is based on a global survey of independent artists that we conducted earlier this year, with responden...

» Spotify Launches A Lite App In 36 Countries
11/07/19 13:00 from Music 3.0 - The Blog Behind The Book
You can’t accuse Spotify of standing still, as there’s always something new in the works. The latest is the introduction of a Lite version of its smartphone app specifically designed for countries with limited bandwidth and p...

» Traktor Mod Adds Moving Waveforms to S4MK3s Screen Display
11/07/19 02:57 from DJ TechTools
The Traktor Kontrol S4 MK3 is great, but you know what would make it way better? Real moving waveforms, just like a CDJ! One intrepid modder, Joe Easton, has released a $5 mod that allows DJs to use moving waveforms, zoom level, and brow...

» How Hard Is It To Learn Piano? We Tell You The Truth
10/07/19 23:01 from Music Industry How To
Today we’re going to look at how hard it is to learn piano. The first instrument many people learn is piano – but this is not necessarily because it’s easy. Playing piano proficiently takes many years of practice, and hours of less...

» How to legally clear the samples you use in your music
10/07/19 15:58 from DIY Musician
Can I sample copyrighted music without permission if it’s less than 6 seconds of audio? Disclaimer: I’m not a lawyer. Just sayin’… Let’s be honest: Sample clearance is often difficult and expensive for indep...

» Leakage is a freaky Ableton Live bass machine, Wavetable monster, from $0
10/07/19 14:00 from CDM Create Digital Music
It’s an automatic glitching bass. It’s a transformative set of 128 Wavetable sounds. It’s a Max for Live chaining device. It’s all of that – it’s Leakage, the free/pay-what-you-will Ableton Live creati...

» Free-to-Attend Event: Monetising Fandom
10/07/19 13:08 from Music Industry Blog
Join us on Wednesday 17thJuly in central London for MIDiA’s next free-to-attend event: Monetising Fandom in a Fragmented Content Landscape. Regular attendees of our events will know that they combine great new data and analysis with insi...

» Concert Ticket Sales Are Down By A Lot This Year
10/07/19 13:00 from Music 3.0 - The Blog Behind The Book
Regardless of which way the recorded music business has gone in recent years, the one thing you could count on was that concert ticket sales would remain strong and even grow. That was true until this year though, as new data from Pollst...

» New website template: Tonic
10/07/19 12:40 from Bandzoogle news

» What to Do When Your Latest Music Release... Falls Flat
10/07/19 10:00 from Music Promotion Blog
Image via Shutterstock “What if I release this record and no one streams/downloads it?” That’s one of the most common fears musicians have; it’s also the main thing that keeps them from releasing music period. Does it happen? Yes. Can yo...

» Watch: M4SONIC’s “In The Kitchen” Fingerdrumming Series (on Midi Fighter 3Ds)
09/07/19 23:46 from DJ TechTools
M4SONIC was one of the early YouTube finger drumming pioneers, launching into fame in the same era as Madeon did. These early videos helped make live pad performances seem accessible and easy for everyone nearly seven years ago. The post...

» 15 Best Keyboards For Kids Aged 1 To 15 [2019 Comparison]
09/07/19 23:01 from Music Industry How To
Music is amazing. There are so many fantastic lessons a child can learn from music, whether it’s the importance of practice and consistency, finding their own creative voice and expression, the value of experimentation or otherwise. I ha...

» How Stephen Stills turned an unreleased leftover into the smash hit “Southern Cross”
09/07/19 17:43 from Disc Makers Blog
By Disc Makers' Author Scott McCormick This is the second in a series that examines cover songs that went on to be huge hits, even though the original versions were mostly unknown. This post covers Crosby, Stills & Nash's "Southern ...

» Music In 10 Years, Tinnitus, Pro Tools Computers, And Primephonic CEO Thomas Steffens On My Latest Podcast
09/07/19 13:00 from Music 3.0 - The Blog Behind The Book
My guest on the podcast this week is the CEO of Primphonic, Thomas Steffens. Primephonic is a music streaming service dedicated to keeping classical music alive and serving the needs of the classical music consumer.  Most streaming netwo...

» Vector dreams, in a new book on sound-modulated light
09/07/19 01:04 from CDM Create Digital Music
Like alien artifacts dug up in sci-fi, once-forgotten technologies are resurfacing as newly futuristic. And so behold vector synthesis - that moment when signal for light and sound intertwines. The post Vector dreams, in a new book on so...

» Lots of changes with YouTube content management and Content ID
08/07/19 17:34 from DIY Musician
Your audio content on YouTube, now monetized in more and fewer places. (Huh?) It’s been a busy season of big changes at YouTube. If you’re curious what’s different about content claims and global monetization, read on. ...

» How to patch 3D visuals in browser from Ableton Live, more with cables.gl
08/07/19 17:02 from CDM Create Digital Music
Now, even your browser can produce elaborate, production-grade eye candy using just some Ableton Live MIDI clock. The question of how to generate visuals to go with music starts to get more and more interesting answers. The post How to p...

» Streaming Is Down By 5%, But That’s Not Bad News
08/07/19 13:00 from Music 3.0 - The Blog Behind The Book
The latest Nielsen Music Mid-Year Report shows that streaming has actually dropped by 5% in the U.S., which is causing some unneeded panic to occur in some sectors of the music business. With streaming growth predicted to continue for th...

» Want Fuller Sounding Songs? Try These 4 Tips
08/07/19 10:00 from Music Promotion Blog
Image via Shutterstock Fullness. It’s one thing that separates a great-sounding song from a clearly home-produced song. But how do you get fuller sounding songs? It would be nice if there were a “make my song sound fuller” knob I could t...

» How Hard Is It To Learn Guitar, Is It Easy?
07/07/19 23:01 from Music Industry How To
The first question you may have when you’re looking to learn an instrument like guitar is “how hard is it?” The simple answer is that there is no easy answer. Different students learn at different paces. And, they all have different goal...

» The Artist Marketing Playbook Needs Rewriting
05/07/19 13:58 from Music Industry Blog
The whole essence of fandom is being turned upside down. An emerging crop of streaming-native artists is finding its audience in a much more targeted and efficient way than via the traditional music marketing. Instead of blowing a huge b...

» Our Favorite Tools… Canva, Wave Video, Linkfire, Linktree, Fiverr and Appsumo
05/07/19 12:00 from Blog | Michael Brandvold Marketing
This week Michael and Jay talk about some of their favorite and most used tools.. Including: Appsumo, Fiverr, Canva, Wave Video, Linkfire and Linktree. Music Biz Weekly podcast listeners can go to http://www.Bandzoogle.com to try it free...

» How to get playlisted on Spotify
05/07/19 11:40 from The Prescription
How to get playlisted on Spotify — we give you the inside track on the different types of Spotify playlists, how they work, and how to give your music the best chance of ending up on one.

» Are you going basic or premium?
04/07/19 20:01 from Disc Makers Blog
By Disc Makers' Author Tony van Veen As the music industry evolves, artists are thinking about physical product in new ways: there's a split between basic and premium CD packaging and which best reflects their brand. Read the post . This...

» SEGA, Taito arcade come to KORG Gadget on Nintendo Switch
04/07/19 17:46 from CDM Create Digital Music
Here’s one serious Japanese game + music nerdgasm: legendary arcade maker Taito, game giant SEGA all come together on the KORG platform on the Nintendo platform. KORG Gadget on the Nintendo Switch was always at least an intriguing ...

» How To Play Piano By Ear In 5 Easy Steps
03/07/19 23:01 from Music Industry How To
As a keyboard player, I often have conversations with people who tell me about their aunt or grandma who could pick melodies out of thin air and play it back to them. I have always wanted to do this. When I was a young player, I did not ...

» Explore the visual wonders of TouchDesigner: Summit, free workshop video
03/07/19 17:13 from CDM Create Digital Music
Few software tools have proved as expressive in generative visuals or audiovisual performance as TouchDesigner. Get introduced to its AV powers in a new, free video – or if you can make it Montreal, get the full experience live. To...

» Marketing Music on Pandora
03/07/19 11:22 from Music Consultant
Pandora Music Marketing In the search for exposure, musicians often spend a considerable amount of their time chasing Spotify playlists and Instagram engagement. Although it... Read more »

» 10 Myths About Songwriting Busted!
03/07/19 10:00 from Music Promotion Blog
Image via Shutterstock This article originally appeared on Soundfly . I’ve been teaching   songwriting   for a long time. But for a long time before that I’d been hearing all kinds of excuses from songwriters going through writ...

» New issue of Music & Copyright with Brazil country report
03/07/19 07:52 from Music & Copyright's Blog
The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Damaging accusations against two of the music industry’s biggest players make June a month to forget The music...

» 10 Best Classical Guitars 2019, Compared And Reviewed So You Don’t Waste Money
02/07/19 23:01 from Music Industry How To
Are you looking for a classical guitar? Maybe you’re a beginner. Classical guitars can be great for beginners because they have nylon strings, which are easier on the fingers than steel strings. Maybe you’re a student of classical music,...

» Give away your CD (and make money doing it!)
02/07/19 22:55 from Disc Makers Blog
By Disc Makers' Author Chris Robley Indie music maverick Chris Robley walks us through the process of building an audience by giving away free CDs — while making money in the process. Read the post . This Disc Makers post Give away your ...

» Traktor Pro 3.2 Out Now: Watch Chris Liebing Demo Better Harmonic Mixing In Traktor
02/07/19 19:26 from DJ TechTools
There’s a new version of Traktor Pro 3.2 that’s just been released this morning by Native Instruments. The update is focused primarily on adding features that improve harmonic mixing / key matching functionalities. The new fe...

» FL Studio 20.5 adds free FLEX, a surprisingly powerful preset synth
02/07/19 17:04 from CDM Create Digital Music
So, I hear you like tuned 808s. And strings. And pianos. And wavetables. And FM. And filters. And… okay, let’s just put all of those in one synth but make everything a preset. Meet FL Studio 20.5. The folks at Image Line are ...

» Big Machine (Inadvertently) Just Did a Promo Ad for Label Services Deals
01/07/19 16:39 from Music Industry Blog
The sales of Taylor Swift’s former label Big Machine Records to Scooter Braun has resulted in an ugly spat that has been played out very publicly. First Braun enthused about acquiring a ‘brilliant’ company and the global ‘opportunities’....

» Spotify is closing its direct upload program. What should you do?
01/07/19 16:08 from DIY Musician
CD Baby will make it easy for you to switch distributors without any downtime for your catalog, and without losing any of your Spotify play counts! After almost a year beta-testing a direct upload tool for select artists, Spotify has dec...

» The OP-Z now samples, too, in Teenage Engineering software update
01/07/19 15:04 from CDM Create Digital Music
The OP-Z is the aggressively minimalist, love it-or-hate-it compact synth. But now an update makes it make way more sense – with sampling available, this pint sized synth turns into the instrument it was meant to be. Teenage Engine...

» How a Wall Street equity analyst thinks about the music business
01/07/19 13:50 from Musonomics
Stock investors looks to equity analysts for guidance on whether to buy, sell or hold stocks in individual companies. Gabelli senior media research analyst John Tinker has covered music and entertainment stocks for over twenty years. In ...

» 4 Benefits to Renting Instruments (And Where to Get Them)
01/07/19 10:00 from Music Promotion Blog
Image via Shutterstock It may sometimes seem like everything connected to being a musician is expensive. Studio time, touring, merchandise , and even the instruments you need to make your art can clear out your bank account. This is a sa...

» 8 Best Professional Clarinet 2019, Individual Models & Top Brands Compared
30/06/19 23:01 from Music Industry How To
As a professional clarinet player, you should be prepared to spend more on a pro level instrument. After all, you may already have a clarinet or two that has served you well to this point. Taking it to the next level means being willing ...

» How Drones Are Helping Musicians Create Better Experiences for Fans
28/06/19 12:41 from Dotted Music
These unmanned aerial vehicles have tons of potential uses, and have been used both recreationally and to deliver an upgraded experience in a variety of entertainment platforms.

» Why Stormzy as a Glastonbury Headliner Makes Sense Post-Streaming
28/06/19 11:47 from Music Industry Blog
This is a guest post from MIDiA music analyst Zach Fuller. On the eve of Stormzy becoming the first Grime artist to headline Glastonbury, it is worth considering what this represents in terms of the link between the new streaming …...

» Streaming Music: what the DJ industry really thinks
27/06/19 17:50 from DJ TechTools
Ever wonder what folks at Pioneer DJ, Soundcloud, Denon DJ, Beatport, Dubset, and more think about the future of music in DJ booths? This year at IMS Ibiza, we got to see an awesome panel discussion on “Streaming In The DJ Booth...

» What is INDIE anyway?
27/06/19 16:03 from DIY Musician
Defining indie as a genre. When I first started working at CD Baby in 2005, we prided ourselves on having more than 600 genres of music from all over the world in our online store. We had Polka, Progressive House, Batucada, Soft Rock, Ch...

» Turning Pro: Get Your ASK Out There!
27/06/19 14:56 from Indie Music Promotion – Bob Baker
Turning Pro: Get Your ASK Out There! (Episode 141) You’re a proactive musician. You’re an Empowered Artist! You’re ready to make your mark on the world – and make money doing it. However, there’s a good chance you’ll quickly ...

» Unlocking a hit song — Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love”
27/06/19 13:28 from Disc Makers Blog
By Disc Makers' Author Scott McCormick How did a forgotten 1965 B-side become a 1981 smash? “Tainted Love” had hidden elements that Soft Cell unlocked to turn it into an enduring (and often covered) hit song. Read the post . This Disc Ma...

» 5 Tips for Protecting Your Instrument While Traveling
27/06/19 12:28 from Bandzoogle news

» How To Play Piano With Both Hands At The Same Time
26/06/19 23:01 from Music Industry How To
The hardest part about playing piano is getting your hands to play completely different parts at the same time. Both hands will often be playing a wildly different part – one part can be challenging enough on its own – and then you must ...

» Learning Synths: Ableton Will Teach You Synthesis In Your Browser
26/06/19 21:27 from DJ TechTools
For many producers, synthesis is at the core of their creative process. Being able to program and create sounds a number of different hardware or software synths is a skill that pays massive dividends, but can often be a hard space to ge...

» Independent Radio Promotion
26/06/19 20:55 from Music Consultant
Dan Pearson is the founder of Lakeside Entertainment Group, a company that specializes in talent management, radio campaigns, and artist development for independent and major artists... Read more »

» 5 Techniques to Beat Writer's Block and Write a Great Song
26/06/19 10:00 from Music Promotion Blog
Image via Shutterstock No matter who you are — from Leonard Cohen to your favorite subway busker — if you’re a songwriter, you’re bound to hit some creative roadblocks from time to time. Some days, creativity just pours out of you, and s...

» Finding the right digital piano
25/06/19 20:55 from Disc Makers Blog
By Disc Makers' Author Michael Gallant Need the feel and sound of a great acoustic piano for your live shows? Here are some digital pianos that might fit the bill Read the post . This Disc Makers post Finding the right digital piano appe...

» How to get your lyrics on Instagram Stories: The REAL info (that’s actually helpful)
24/06/19 19:12 from DIY Musician
Make instant lyrical moments in Instagram Stories. You can now create quick Instagram Stories that feature your lyrics. The words to the songs are auto-populated, so you don’t have to type out the lyrics. Pretty sweet, huh? Here...

» Hacking Rekordbox FX, and adding RMX-1000 control
24/06/19 16:42 from DJ TechTools
What’s the best hardware to use with Rekordbox FX? A lot of the functionality of the Rekordbox DJ software is locked away. In this article, DJTT contributor Teo Tormo shares how he has unlocked some of the power features of Rekordb...

» MGT132: Your AI Songwriting Assistant – Taishi Fukuyama (Amadeus Code)
24/06/19 12:41 from Dotted Music
Taishi Fukuyama is a co-founder and COO of Amadeus Code, an artificial intelligence-powered songwriting assistant.

» How to Make More Money Licensing Your Songs in 2019
24/06/19 10:00 from Music Promotion Blog
Image via Shutterstock In 2012, we saw the band fun. go from relatively unknown to suddenly topping the charts, peaking at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and having their song on nearly every radio station with sales skyrocketing. ...

» How Long Does It Take To Learn Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar & Bass Guitar?
23/06/19 23:01 from Music Industry How To
Today we’re going to look at how long it takes to learn guitar. People are generally pressed for time. They have friends, family, significant others, jobs and businesses, communities, churches and social get-togethers. Plus, every ...

» Bandzoogle Launches a Crowdfunding Platform
21/06/19 15:00 from Blog | Michael Brandvold Marketing
Dave Cool from Bandzoogle sits down with us this week Dave Cool from Bandzoogle sits down with us this week to discuss Bandzoogle’s brand new crowdfunding feature. Dave also updates on so many of the recent enhancements to the Band...

» Rock band website design: 1 template, 3 ways
20/06/19 13:55 from Bandzoogle news

» Is your music available on Spotify Stations?
20/06/19 12:58 from DIY Musician
Spotify launches a free listening app to compete with customizable, non-interactive streaming services like Pandora… … and your music should already be there! That is, it should be there as long as you’ve got your music...

» The Classical Music Market: Streaming’s Next Genre?
20/06/19 12:35 from Music Industry Blog
Classical music has long been viewed by many as a rarified genre that stands apart from other forms of music. While there is clearly something in that, something new is happening to the classical market: streaming is opening up a …...

» Collect everything your recorded music can earn: Pt. II
20/06/19 02:00 from Disc Makers Blog
By Disc Makers' Author Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan Music revenue streams that were once only available to the traditional music industry are now available to independent musicians if you know how to collect them. Read the post . This...

» How to make an effective iHeartRadio audio ad for your music
19/06/19 16:03 from DIY Musician
Guidelines and examples for musicians creating an iHeartRadio audio ad. Show.co’s simple Ad Builder tool helps you reach new audiences on major streaming platforms like iHeartRadio and Spotify, as well as premiere music websites like Rol...

» The Art of the Hustle
19/06/19 14:57 from Music Consultant
Jarrod Holley and Brad Parker work in artist management, planning music festivals and most recently started a business around a patch that helps with hangovers called Rally Patch.... Read more »

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