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Wednesday
Jan232019

Why Spotify Is A Win For Artists And Listeners

We have been hearing about Spotify and how it’s evil and unfair for a few years now. The thing is, it is the number one used streaming app and my personal belief is that it is simply the best one out there right now. There are a couple of main points that I was to discuss, so let’s get into it.

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Wednesday
Jan232019

5 Easy Ways To Make Your Programmed Drums Sound Realistic

Programmed drums are here to stay, folks. Unless you’re a total purest when it comes to recording drums, chances are you already use programmed drums or samples in your productions. Gaining access to a collection of incredible sounding microphones and preamps requires either boatloads of cash or having a great friend with a killer recording studio. 
By using programmed drums, you’re able to get world-class drum sounds, recorded by great engineers in awesome rooms, without having to spend big money. But how do you make them sound realistic and not like a machine gun firing. Today, we’ll be looking at five ways to make your programmed drums sound more convincing.

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Monday
Jan212019

10 Rock Bands That Disappeared Thanks To Problems With Alcohol And Drugs

Highly-successful rock ‘n’ roll musicians may have literally “partied like rock stars” by popping pills, smoking marijuana, and binge-drinking while snorting cocaine. 

In these cases, drug rehab could have helped address the problem, and they could have been given a better chance. 

Here are 10 rock ‘n’ roll bands that went downhill because of substance abuse. 

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Saturday
Jan192019

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Productivity

Thursday
Jan172019

8th Music+Sound Awards Open For 2019 Global Entries

The Music+Sound Awards are back for another year, globally celebrating music and sound in film, TV and advertising.  Submissions can now be made, up until 29th March, via the Awards’ site www.masawards.com 

Anyone who has worked, in any capacity, on a project they feel has been significantly enhanced by the music or sound is invited to enter. 

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Wednesday
Jan162019

How Music is Maximizing Your Productivity 

Listening to music has been a crucial part of our global culture development since the beginning of time. We listen to music to celebrate, to mourn, to run and to improve our mood. But have you ever tried listening to music for productivity?

 

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Monday
Jan142019

Home Sound System: 4 Features To Look For When In The Market

A sound system can be an investment when it comes to creating a theater environment for your home. There are lots of features that can make the buying process more complicated. Here are some of the features that you should look for when you’re in the market for one.

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Monday
Jan142019

Innovative Music Companies To Watch As A Musician In 2019

As a music producer or audio engineer, you probably work with lots of software and most of the times additional hardware. In both cases software and hardware, you should find the most innovative companies to get accesses to the newest sounds end techniques. Okay, a lot happens in the box nowadays, but also in your own DAW, there are great innovations going on.

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Saturday
Jan122019

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Bands In A Bind

Friday
Jan112019

5 Innovative Resources For Bands In A Bind

When you see bands play live or on TV, one thing you don’t see is the struggle. It looks like being in a band is a rich kids’ game. Most bands — even punk ones — seem to have one thing in common — they’re stacked with good equipment, quality merch, and good on-stage wardrobes. 

That’s because they did one of the following:

  • Worked together to save a bunch of money.

  • Relied on someone in the band who has enough money and resources to bankroll the project.

  • Found someone outside of the band willing to be a benefactor.

  • Robbed a bank.

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Wednesday
Jan092019

Is Music A Good Career Choice For Me/My Child? 

Should my child become a professional musician?   This is the question I get most often from conscientious dads/moms who want to make sure their child chooses a field that will enable them to have stable income and employment.   

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Wednesday
Jan092019

High Notes: How Intelligent Artists Seek Further Inspiration

Artistry isn’t the easiest thing. Making great art isn’t something that you can simply do on command. It’s a process that calls for a lot of thought and care. It’s a process that requires a degree of “magic,” too. If you’re a smart artist who wants inspiration that can assist you with your work, then you should look into various helpful routes right now.

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Monday
Jan072019

Get The Show On The Road With Gig Transport!

No matter your choice of medium, bringing your art on the road is key to your success. Whether you’re a musician, actor, or travelling artist, you’ll need to consider packing up as safely and efficiently as possible before a tour.

We’ve put together a quick guide to getting the show on the road no matter what your gig entails. These simple tips should be beneficial to the smallest performance or the largest showcase.

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Friday
Jan042019

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Things That Can Ruin Your Concert