» Take a weird fantasy aquatic trip into the world of Žaburina
22/03/19 21:53 from CDM Create Digital Music
Instagram-trending techno can’t find its way out of the corner of a warehouse with some manic depressive crows. (Oh no – Derelicte turned real!) So let’s go to an alien undersea imaginarium with Jonáš Gruska instead. Sl...

» Indie Musician Defined: What Does “Indie” Mean?
22/03/19 20:09 from Indie Music Promotion – Bob Baker
What Does “Indie” Mean? A Powerful Definition (Episode 135) What Does INDIE Mean? How do you define it? Here’s a powerful definition for musicians and creative people of all kinds, including indie music, books, film, games, etc. The Pass...

» See The Top-Shazamed Tracks In Any City
22/03/19 19:33 from DJ TechTools
If you’re a DJ that plays open format gigs and looking to freshen up your library, where do you go in 2019? In the past, it might have made sense to find out what the Billboard top-charting tracks for a country are, but what if you...

» dadamachines doppler is a new platform for open music hardware
22/03/19 19:24 from CDM Create Digital Music
The new doppler board promises to meld the power of FPGA brains with microcontrollers and the accessibility of environments like Arduino. And the founder is so confident that could lead to new stuff, he’s making a “label” to ...

» Hypebot, MusicThinkTank Join The Bandsintown Family
22/03/19 18:00 from hypebot
I'm proud to share that Hypebot and MusicThinkTank have been acquired by Bandsintown. Both sites will still operate as independent publications, which I will continue to edit. What excites me most about this partnership is that its purpo...

» Major Label Signs An Algorithm To A 20 Album Deal
22/03/19 17:06 from hypebot
This is NOT an early April Fools joke. Endel, an app that uses algorithms the company calls predictive mechanics to produce personalized sounds to help you focus and relax, has signed a multi-album deal with Warner Music Group. As part o...

» Spotify Begins Label Licensing Talks Amid Major Disputes
22/03/19 16:17 from hypebot
Spotify has begun negotiations to renew its licencees with all three major labels and other rights holders. The talks begin with Spotify on the offensive against the music industry on multiple fronts. The streamer must reach new deals th...

» Moog teases spectral shift invention for Moogfest
22/03/19 16:12 from CDM Create Digital Music
Moogfest is inbound, and that means some new, limited quantity creation of the engineers at Moog. This year it’s a fascinating looking spectral shift module. The packed festival season is inbound, and whereas that once meant bands ...

» How Fans Are Building A Vibrant Gimme Radio Community
22/03/19 15:40 from hypebot
In this piece, Jon Maples explains how the principles and process behind the unique radio streaming app Gimme Radio have given rise to a successful listening platform, home to a vibrant social community. __________________________ By Jon...

» Key Tips For Getting Started On Your Artist Website
22/03/19 15:15 from hypebot
As you start to develop as an artist and achieve more success, it's a good idea to start thinking about your professional image. Once of the best ways to cultivate a good public face is through a website. Here we look at just how to go a...

» Engaging Fans: 5 Tips For Your Next Show
22/03/19 14:51 from hypebot
Disappointing live shows are, unfortunately, endemic in the music industry, particularly for bands that are just finding their feet, and a tepid live experience can often leave potential fans regretting their decision to step out. Here w...

» Only 1% Of Users Pay For Music In India, says Spotify's Amarjit Singh Batra
22/03/19 14:10 from hypebot
Spotify's entry into India is filled with opportunities and challenges. YouTube is the country's most popular music service, with Spottily the eighth player to launch there. But the biggest challenge that Spotify faces in India is one th...

» Facebook Says CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD, Admits Hundreds Of Millions Could Be Seen By It's Employees For Years
22/03/19 13:31 from hypebot
Hundreds of millions of Facebook account passwords were stored in plain text and searchable by thousands of Facebook employees going back as far as 2012. Facebook found the problem in January, but just went public with it on Thursday. Se...

» Spotify Condemns Apple's New "App Tax," But Could It Be A Cover For A Price Hike?
22/03/19 12:36 from hypebot
Spotify is up in arms over the 30% cut Apple is charging developers for the privilege of being part of its app store, going so far as to lodge an anti-trust complaint, as well as threatening to raise its price in order to cover the cost....

» FRI. BRIEF: Spotify Goes On Offensive • Hipgnosis Buys 3 Catalogs • UK Music Revenues Fall • More
22/03/19 10:39 from hypebot
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» Six legal pitfalls to avoid in your music career
21/03/19 20:23 from Disc Makers Blog
By Disc Makers' Author Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan Avoid these tax and legal pitfalls as you launch your music business and navigate the industry as a songwriter and creative. Read the post . This Disc Makers post Six legal pitfalls ...

» Review: can Elektron’s Model:Samples get everyone into hardware?
21/03/19 18:14 from CDM Create Digital Music
At about $400 street, with tons of hands-on control and simple samples, the Elektron Model:Samples has more in common with classic Japanese grooveboxes than the company’s flagships. So what’s it like to use? Here’s our ...

» Tools For Managing Music Merch
21/03/19 18:00 from hypebot
Being an artist is hard enough without having to manage the mini-department store that is your merch - luckily there are a number of tools out there designed to lessen the headache of keeping up with orders and streamlining sales. ______...

» How To Take Responsibility For Archiving Your Music, Data
21/03/19 17:00 from hypebot
Recent news that the down on its luck social network Myspace fried a dozen years of media due to a server error should have artists and professionals alike scrambling to make sure they have a multitude of backups for their precious data....

» How Do I Get My Music Licensed?
21/03/19 16:15 from Music Consultant
There are a variety of ways an artist can make a living from their music these days, so it can be overwhelming for those trying... Read more »

» Facebook Could Be the Future of Social Music, But Isn’t Yet [Mark Mulligan]
21/03/19 15:59 from hypebot
In an ere where almost everything is billed as "social," streaming music is a surprisingly outlier. Given music's power to bring people together, streaming would seem ripe as a social hub. Facebook could fill that void - without ever lau...

» Song Stories: How Boise's Treefort Music Fest Grew From A Small Event Into A Huge Success [PODCAST]
21/03/19 15:30 from hypebot
Song Stories, hosted by Hypebot contributor Kyle Bylin, explores how music changes people's lives and impacts the places they live in. This week's episode features Eric Gilbert, who is the co-founder and director of Treefort Music Fest, ...

» The Awkward Truth Behind Skip Rates
21/03/19 14:30 from hypebot
With the ubiquity of music access and a lack of any need for patience, the term "skip-rate" has crept into the modern music industry lexicon, and some new data behind why and when consumers are skipping songs (and thereby not generating ...

» Taking Your Music Brand To The Next Level With Brand Positioning
21/03/19 13:00 from Music 3.0 - The Blog Behind The Book
One of the most important processes for an artist, band, engineer, producer or record label to undertake is discovering their brand, which I’ve covered extensively in previous posts. Once that process is complete there’s anot...

» Why Facebook Can Be the Future of Social Music, But Isn’t Yet
21/03/19 08:29 from Music Industry Blog
Facebook recently secured licensing deals with music rightsholders in India, an important step in what has thus far been an underwhelming social music strategy since first inking rights deals in June 2018. Facebook has the potential to b...

» Where To Find Good Easy Acoustic Guitar Tabs [Free & Premium Options]
21/03/19 00:01 from Music Industry How To
Whether you’re just starting out on guitar or have been playing for a while but need a little guidance, tabs are quite handy. Tabs lay out what frets you should be playing by showing you the fret number on the corresponding string. They ...

» Is Spotify Suing Songwriters?
20/03/19 20:33 from Musonomics
Spotify supports music and the people who create it, and recently launched “Secret Genius,” to recognize often-unheralded and unrecognized songwriters. So why did Spotify join with Amazon and others to challenge how they pay ...

» SSL SiX is a compact version of that legendary console goodness
20/03/19 13:02 from CDM Create Digital Music
Few studio consoles are coveted quite like the Solid State Logic. But SSL have had the clever idea of cutting this down to a compact, still pricey, but luxe desktop mixer. And SiX is a good indication the console is back. Okay, this isn&...

» Surf Guitar Legend Bob Berryhill, Social Media Usage, And Skip Rate On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast
20/03/19 13:00 from Music 3.0 - The Blog Behind The Book
My guest on the podcast today is surf rock legend Bob Berryhill. Bob is a founding member of The Surfaris, and every guitar player since 1963 has learned to play the band’s big hit “Wipeout” sometime early in their career. The ...

» 4 Ways to Connect With New Fans on Tour
20/03/19 10:00 from Music Promotion Blog
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» Cross DJ 4: New Interface, Soundcloud Streaming, Effect Engine
20/03/19 00:32 from DJ TechTools
Mixvibes is announcing a brand new iteration of their DJ software, Cross DJ 4. It's available for preorder today, and has a few new features. Watch the video below and then keep reading for a feature overview. The post Cross DJ 4: New In...

» deton8 is a little drum machine with loads of soul
19/03/19 18:33 from CDM Create Digital Music
Twisted Electrons move on from acid and chip synths to drum machines. And the deton8, for around three hundred bucks, packs a ton of personality and sound possibility in a cute, playable package. Twisted Electrons made a name for themsel...

» How to design a great singer-songwriter website
19/03/19 15:24 from Bandzoogle news

» MIDIA RESEARCH 2018–2026 STREAMING MUSIC FORECASTS
19/03/19 14:53 from Music Industry Blog
MIDiA has just published its global music forecasts, with revenue and user numbers projected out to 2026 (a list of data items and countries covered are listed at the bottom of this post). 2017 was the last year of strong … Continu...

» Spotify Rails Against Apple’s “App Tax,” But Could It Be A Cover For A Price Increase?
19/03/19 13:00 from Music 3.0 - The Blog Behind The Book
Spotify is unhappy with the 30% revenue sharing royalty that Apple charges developers to be part of its App Store, and has gone as far as to file an anti-trust complaint with the European Commission against the company. The so-called ...

» Years of MySpace music deleted; Internet weeps
18/03/19 20:53 from CDM Create Digital Music
It’s not so much that anyone expected MySpace to be alive at this point, let alone a safe place for music uploads. The demise of years of MySpace music is more like a sad reminder of the direction of the Internet. First, there̵...

» Here are some of the weirdest musical instrument ideas from NAMM
18/03/19 16:16 from CDM Create Digital Music
Trade shows can be a strenuous onslaught of noise, cost, and crowds – but then it’s often the weirdest stuff that makes it worth it. And no one finds strange quite like Barry Wood and his annual NAMM Oddities. Barry impressiv...

» Don't Let Smart Speakers Control Your Music
18/03/19 10:00 from Music Promotion Blog
Image via Shutterstock Ever since Amazon announced their smart speaker, Echo, at the end of 2014, this niche industry as quickly climbed. Other companies started releasing their own smart speakers and, now, most of your music-loving, mid...

» 7 Best Recording Studios In Los Angeles 2019
18/03/19 00:01 from Music Industry How To
When you think “music”, cities like Nashville, Austin, New Orleans and Chicago are likely to come to mind. But Los Angels isn’t too far behind. There’s always lots going on in the City of Angels, whether it’s models, actors, screenwriter...

» This DVS1 Interview Is A Challenge To DJs + Promoters Everywhere: Get The DJ Out Of The Spotlight
15/03/19 19:59 from DJ TechTools
You've probably seen this interview circling the web this week - it's a powerful half hour of techno DJ DVS1 talking to The School Of House. The topics are wide-reaching, but generally he's leveling some pretty well-deserved criticism of...

» Bob Nalbandian Discusses Band Vs Brand
15/03/19 15:00 from Blog | Michael Brandvold Marketing
Bob Nalbandian joins us this week to discuss his new documentary Band Vs. Brand. BAND VS BRAND is a feature length documentary film focusing on the current state of the music business and on how “the brand” of a rock group, in many cases...

» Mystery chords in “A Hard Day’s Night” and “London Calling”
15/03/19 14:00 from Disc Makers Blog
By Disc Makers' Author Scott McCormick Ever sit down to learn a song and find that no matter what chord you play, it's just not the right one? We investigate two mystery chords in two classic songs. Read the post . This Disc Makers post ...

» Preparing for the Post-Album Industry
15/03/19 13:23 from Music Industry Blog
This is a guest post by Keith Jopling, MIDiA’s Consulting Lead. It is a follow-up piece to What’s Next In Playlist Innovation? Every week I’m still excited to check out the latest album releases. They are the gift that keeps … Cont...

» Is your lifestyle getting in the way of your creative dreams?
14/03/19 16:03 from DIY Musician
Do you have an endless source of cash to fund your music pursuits? No? Me neither, so that makes two of us. If you do, huge congrats!  … annnndddddd……this article probably isn’t for you. But if you feel like you’re having to ...

» NI Massive X synth sees first features, interface revealed
14/03/19 13:58 from CDM Create Digital Music
Native Instruments’ Massive synth defined a generation of soft synths and left a whole genre or two in its wake. But its sequel remains mysterious. Now the company is revealing some of what we can expect. First, temper your expectations:...

» Getting and Understanding Press
14/03/19 13:30 from Music Consultant
Founder and President of Alternative Press Mike Shea discusses the origins of Alternative Press and how music publications have changed in the Digital Age, as well as how artists can find the right press outlets to promote their music.

» Calling all Artists!
14/03/19 13:08 from Music Industry Blog
In partnership with independent distribution company Amuse, MIDiA Research is undertaking a detailed study of the music artist landscape. We are fielding a survey to the artist community, exploring issues such as: What success looks like...

» Help Decide The Future Of This Blog
14/03/19 13:00 from Music 3.0 - The Blog Behind The Book
I hope that you enjoy reading this blog and I certainly enjoy bringing it to you. That said, I’ve been writing the Music 3.0 Blog for almost 10 years now and it currently consists of almost 3,000 posts. I think it’s time to c...

» CD Baby just changed the way you market your music
14/03/19 01:49 from DIY Musician
Now you can finally target music fans on Spotify. CD Baby is always trying to find new, effective ways that artists can market and promote their music. So we’re really excited to tell you we’ve launched a first-of-its-kind to...

» Best Beginners Electronic Drum Kit, We Compare The Best Drums For Jamming!
14/03/19 00:01 from Music Industry How To
You want to be able to practice the drums at home. The only problem is that drums are typically too loud. You could easily end up disturbing roommates, family members and even your neighbors while practicing. If you cause too much ruckus...

» Managing The Stress Of Promoting Yourself As A Musician
13/03/19 14:16 from Dotted Music
In your most successful moments as a musician, you may feel an exhilarating sense of positivity, but you’ll likely have low points as well. It’s important to pay attention to your mental state when promoting yourself in order to be healt...

» Visualize pitch like John Coltrane with this mystical image
13/03/19 14:12 from CDM Create Digital Music
Some musicians see Islamic mysticism; some the metaphysics of Einstein. But whether spiritual, theoretical, or both, even one John Coltrane pitch wheel is full of musical inspiration. One thing’s certain – if you want your ap...

» Tips for growing your mailing list at the gig
13/03/19 14:00 from Disc Makers Blog
By Disc Makers' Author Michael Gallant These tips can minimize headaches and maximize success when it comes to connecting with your audience and growing your mailing list at your shows. Read the post . This Disc Makers post Tips for grow...

» The Black Box Income That Artists And Songwriters Don’t Know About
13/03/19 13:00 from Music 3.0 - The Blog Behind The Book
One of the pieces of advice that artists and songwriters hear pretty constantly from indie vets is to get your metadata in order. The reason why is that in order to get paid, organizations that collect the money have to know who you are ...

» 2018 Global Label Market Share: Stream Engine
13/03/19 10:45 from Music Industry Blog
Recorded music revenues grew in 2018 for the fourth consecutive year, reaching $18.8 billion, up $2.2 billion from 2017. Streaming was the engine room of growth, up 30% year on year to reach $9.6 billion. For the first time streaming ...

» How to Mix Radio-Ready Vocals
13/03/19 10:00 from Music Promotion Blog
Image via Shutterstock This article originally appeared on Soundfly .    Vocals are the heart of almost   every pop song. In fact, save for instrumental music,   vocals   should   be the focal point   o...

» New issue of Music & Copyright with South Africa country report
13/03/19 08:49 from Music & Copyright's Blog
The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. US Supreme Court rules that copyright registration is required to begin an infringement claim To make a copyright in...

» Composer Doug DeAngelis, RIAA Numbers, And USB 3.2 On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast
12/03/19 13:10 from Music 3.0 - The Blog Behind The Book
Composer, producer and music supervisor Doug DeAngelis is my guest on the podcast today. Doug hit paydirt early in his career when he recorded the Nine Inch Nails hit “Head Like A Hole.” In 1989, he embarked on a world tour with the Detr...

» 5 Futuristic DJ Software Features That Will Soon Be Commonplace
11/03/19 19:39 from DJ TechTools
Wondering what the future of DJ software will bring? Here's the most likely features that will make an appearance in upcoming software releases; along with which companies are already doing something similar. The post 5 Futuristic DJ Sof...

» Here’s How Spotify Can Fix Its Songwriter Woes (Hint: It’s All About Pricing)
11/03/19 17:24 from Music Industry Blog
Songwriter royalties have always been a pain point for streaming, especially in the US where statutory rates determine much of how songwriters get paid. The current debate over Spotify, Amazon, Pandora and Google challenging the Copyrigh...

» MGT127: Getting A Second Pair Of Ears For Your Music – Matty Harris
11/03/19 17:17 from Dotted Music
Matty Harris, an award-winning music producer, mixing and mastering engineer who's worked with the likes of Sammy Adams, A$AP Rocky, and Kelly Clarkson, shares his tips on release strategy, home recording, team building, mastering, and m...

» Website Design Inspiration: Best Electronic Press Kits (EPKs)
11/03/19 16:08 from Bandzoogle news

» Streaming Services Fight Back Against New Songwriter Royalty Increases
11/03/19 13:00 from Music 3.0 - The Blog Behind The Book
The recent Copyright Royalty Board ruling that increased songwriter’s royalties by 44% was met with great satisfaction by both writers and publishers alike. The streaming services are not so happy though, as Spotify, Google, Pandor...

» 3 Dangers of Inter-Band Dating
11/03/19 10:00 from Music Promotion Blog
Image via Pixabay Bands can be plenty of drama all on their own – from flaring egos, to musical differences, to boiling resentment. Even if a band is mostly drama free, there are going to be issues from time to time. Some bands bring it ...

» Most Streamed Guitarist on Spotify? Lance Allen Interview
11/03/19 03:38 from Indie Music Promotion – Bob Baker
Meet Lance Allen, one of the most streamed guitarists on Spotify (Episode 134) You hear it all the time: Nobody is making money from streaming music. Well, that just isn’t true. As a recent Rolling Stone article demonstrated, there’s a l...

» How To Promote Your Music On Social Media
11/03/19 00:01 from Music Industry How To
You’ve created some music that you are proud of, and you want to share it; how do you go about putting it out into the world? These days, it’s more complicated than ever. You’ve got a lot to stay on top of. There’s blogs, Spotify p...

» Measuring Return on Investment & Defining Success in the Music Business
08/03/19 16:00 from Blog | Michael Brandvold Marketing
This week we discuss a question sent in by one of our listeners, Ashworth Wiltshire. Ashworth asks, “Can you guys talk about another dirty subject, Return On Investment (as related to the budget).” We added in a discussion on...

» Why you should use split sheets when writing and recording music
08/03/19 14:00 from Disc Makers Blog
By Disc Makers' Author Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan When writing and recording music, use split sheets to capture vital information and make sure you avoid legal disputes, boost promotion, and generate money-making opportunities. Read...

» Musically Speaking with Luis and Pedro – Episode 9 – Singing Competitions
08/03/19 05:14 from Luis Marte Music
On this episode, Pedro hangs out in Florida with Luis to chat about singing competitions The Masked Singer (which was renewed for a second season), The Voice (and its Latin version La Voz) and the return of American Idol (now in its seco...

» What ‘Leaving Neverland’ Means For Michael Jackson’s Business Empire
07/03/19 22:34 from The Beat Report
Michael Jackson's legacy is at a crossroads. But a commercial reckoning could prove more elusive than some may think.

» Serato DJ Pro 2.1.1: Independent Pad Modes, Remapping for Accessory MIDI Controllers
07/03/19 21:17 from DJ TechTools
If you use pad modes or external accessories with Serato DJ Pro - or you've got a RP-8000MK2 on the way - you'll want to know more about this update.  The post Serato DJ Pro 2.1.1: Independent Pad Modes, Remapping for Accessory MIDI Cont...

» A musician’s 3 favorite letters: MFN
07/03/19 11:16 from Bandzoogle news

» Singer App 101 – Which Are The Best Apps For Singers? Android And iPhone Included
07/03/19 00:01 from Music Industry How To
Progressing as a singer can take time. While it comes quite naturally to some, many pros, like John Mayer, report having to work incredibly hard on their voice to get it to where they want it to be. The key is to enjoy the process. You a...

» LAST CHANCE to get early-bird tickets for the 2019 DIY Musician Conference!
06/03/19 16:01 from DIY Musician
Want first dibs on performance opportunities in Austin? Get your $99 ticket by March 15th. $99 can buy you a pair of khaki pants. Or you could be part of an intensive three-day weekend that will change your music career, plug you into a ...

» How to Get Your Music on Spotify Playlists
06/03/19 14:15 from Music Consultant
It’s true that there are multiple methods for promoting your music, and musicians need to pursue those activities that have a lot of potential. That... Read more »

» Seven Things Every Lyricist Should Know
06/03/19 14:00 from Disc Makers Blog
By Disc Makers' Author Johnny Dwinell and Brent Baxter This post is excerpted from The CLIMB podcast, Episode #125, “Seven Things Every Lyricist Should Know.” Realizing these points has really helped me in my songwriting career. This is ...

» Kobalt is a Major Label Waiting to Happen
06/03/19 13:13 from Music Industry Blog
Disclaimer: Kobalt is a label, a publisher as well as a Performing Rights Organisation (PRO). This post focuses on its label business, but does not presume to overlook its other aspects. News has emerged of Kobalt potentially looking to ...

» Inside Marshmello’s $60 Million Las Vegas Megadeal
05/03/19 20:33 from The Beat Report
Marshmello is set to play several dozen gigs at Kaos annually, putting his average nightly haul a bit short of $1 million.

» Introducing the New and Improved Sonicbids EPK!
05/03/19 18:24 from Music Promotion Blog
We're insanely proud that Sonicbids has long been an industry leader in bridging the gap between promoters and bands with our professional EPKs. We have connected thousands of artists with opportunities across the globe – from premier lo...

» Why DIY musicians need a marketing plan (and how to create one)
05/03/19 15:07 from DIY Musician
“Music Marketing Plan” — It all sounds so boring and corporate, right? Yet every DIY musician has a story about being overwhelmed, frustrated, and deflated when promoting their music. As a musician friend once said, it feels like “drowni...

» Four ‘Wild West’ Principles that hold true in the modern music world
05/03/19 14:19 from DIY Musician
I survived the polar vortex and now spring appears to be just around the corner, although I have not yet consulted with the groundhog. To get out of my comfort zone a bit, I went ahead and hopped in a rental car for a day to go experienc...

» Get a pro musician website + unlimited music distribution + 13 months of hosting! ($149 through the end of March)
05/03/19 14:14 from DIY Musician
Save $111 on everything you need to release, manage, and promote your music online. HostBaby is running a HUGE sale this March. Want to get everything you need to release and promote your music like a pro? For $149, you get: A mobile-opt...

» What’s Next For Playlist Innovation?
05/03/19 10:21 from Music Industry Blog
This is a guest post from MIDiA Research’s Keith Jopling. In this era of access to all music and everything about it, I do enjoy reading artist interviews, and pay attention to artists’ views on the modern music industry. What R...

» Review: Four Months DJing With A Rane Seventy-Two Mixer
04/03/19 23:56 from DJ TechTools
For DJs looking to buy a top-of-the-line battle mixer for Serato DJ, there are two heavyweights: the somewhat aging DJM-S9 and the less-than-a-year-old Rane Seventy-Two. In today's review, DJTT contributor dives into his multi-month refl...

» Rising Star Cyrille Aimée on Success, Building a Team, and Being Vulnerable With Your Audience
04/03/19 11:00 from Music Promotion Blog
Image via cyrilleaimee.com Olympic medalist Picabo Street once said, “To uncover your true potential, you must first find your own limits, and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.” Cyrille Aimée is improvising her way to ...

» Booking Shows For Unsigned Artist, How To Go About It
04/03/19 00:01 from Music Industry How To
Playing shows is rewarding and fun no matter where you are in your career. The moment you have 40 minutes of material, you can play a set. If this is something that interests you, you need to go and book a show. So many artists get stuck...

» Windows Kontrol S4 MK2 + Maschine Studio Users Left Stranded By New OS Update
01/03/19 19:47 from DJ TechTools
Have a big gig this weekend that you're performing at? If you're using a Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2, Maschine Sstudio, or a Komplete Kontrol S-Keyboard in your setup and running Windows machine, you might have a big issue on your hands if th...

» Streaming, PledgeMusic, Smart Speakers & Podcasts with Bruce from Hypebot
01/03/19 16:00 from Blog | Michael Brandvold Marketing
Bruce Houghton from Hypebot.com sits down with us this week. We hit a number of current topics including: the big three record labels making $19 million a day from streaming, the current issues with PledgeMusic and how we might see this ...

» Need songwriting inspiration? Try alternate guitar tunings.
01/03/19 14:00 from Disc Makers Blog
By Disc Makers' Author Scott McCormick This post explores some common — and some of the more obscure — alternate guitar tunings to inspire you to write your next masterpiece. Read the post . This Disc Makers post Need songwriting inspira...

» Convert a Rekordbox/CDJ USB to Traktor, Serato, Denon Engine, iTunes
28/02/19 23:20 from DJ TechTools
Want a drive that works with everything? Want to convert from Rekordbox USB drive to Traktor Pro (and more)? The DJ Conversion Utility has a new update that has the ability to make powerful cross-software conversions. The post Convert a ...

» Why India Matters to Spotify, and Why it May Not Deliver
28/02/19 17:20 from Music Industry Blog
Warner Music and Spotify have been involved in a rather unseemly and very public spat this week over Spotify’s India launch. I’ll leave for someone else, the discussions of the potential implications of a blanket license for songwriter r...

» How to Build a Record Label Website
28/02/19 15:16 from Bandzoogle news

» Why Co-Write?
28/02/19 15:00 from Music Consultant
Should Musicians Co-Write? There are few more loaded topics than whether an artist should co-write. While the argument for co-writes is varied, the argument against... Read more »

» Best Violin Pickups, We Compare Amplification Options For Your Acoustic Violinists
28/02/19 00:01 from Music Industry How To
If you’re looking to extend the use of your violin, you may want to consider finding a pickup for it. With the use of a pickup, you can amplify the sound of your violin on stage and in the recording studio. Sometimes, the producer or eng...

» New issue of Music & Copyright with China country report
27/02/19 15:37 from Music & Copyright's Blog
The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. As endgame nears for the Copyright Directive, opponents plan their final hand The European Union (EU)’s key in...

» The song idea generator, by Ellis Paul
27/02/19 15:25 from DIY Musician
Using the Idea Generator Wheel for songwriters. The SOURCE of ideas for songs can be found – literally – everywhere. The Song Idea Generator Wheel not only focuses on where to find those ideas, but also includes tips about WHERE to...

» Disc replication vs. disc duplication: The Indie Music Minute
27/02/19 14:00 from Disc Makers Blog
By Disc Makers' Author Tony van Veen Disc duplication technology has been around for a long time, but clients still ask us what the difference is between disc replication and disc duplication. Let's go behind the scenes to the Disc Maker...

» Ready to Network? 4 Tactics to Try Out at This Year's Conferences
27/02/19 11:00 from Music Promotion Blog
Image via pexels.com It’s officially conference season! Whether you’re heading to SXSW in March, Launch Music Festival in April, Coast Music Conference in May, or Indie Week in November, there’s no doubt that we’re entering an exciting t...

» 13 ways to promote your music online
26/02/19 12:13 from Bandzoogle news

» Building a contact database for European venues and talent buyers
25/02/19 18:13 from DIY Musician
How to find and contact the right venues in Europe for your music. The above video is part of a longer series by dork-rock troubadour Brett Newski. He’s been touring in Europe for years and put together a great online course to hel...

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