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Wednesday
Oct022019

Streaming Service Pays Per Stream

The ways in which music streaming royalties are paid can be confusing even to industry insiders, and formulas vary from company to company. I thought that this graph could help anyone looking into understanding just how many streams it would take for a song to become profitable in the streaming industry.

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Tuesday
Oct012019

4 Ways To Get Out Of A Performance Rut

No matter what industry you work in or activity that you participate in, delivering high performance and effort on a consistent basis is very important. While all people know that they need to continue to perform well, it can be hard to keep up the effort at all times. While all people will get into a performance rut from time to time, there are four important things that you can do to get out of one.

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Tuesday
Oct012019

Audio Networks - Key Considerations

Today everything is making use of a network. When it comes to the history of audio networks- it’s full of incompatibilities and questions of its reliability to give an optimum performance in a production environment whether it’s broadcast; live, cinema, post or recording.

In this article, we will discuss some key aspects to consider in audio networks and some key information that will help you out to design and configure your own.

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Saturday
Sep282019

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Business For Band Members & More

Thursday
Sep262019

Business For Band Members

You may have spent thousands of hours practicing your instrument and perfecting your singing tone, but musical talent is only one element that factors into your success as a band. Band members need to develop business skills, too, when it comes to marketing, promoting, and networking. Whether you’re seeking out your next performance opportunity or are engaging with fans to build anticipation around your upcoming album release, you’ll need some business skills to be a successful musician. 

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Thursday
Sep262019

4 Best Insights Into A Music Education Degree

Most people probably believe a music education degree only leads to teaching careers, yet music education majors can actually pursue a wider array of jobs. In fact, modern music education programs have diversified their curricula to offer more degree options and flexible ways to obtain the appropriate credentials for working within the field. As a result, program participants can achieve a degree that prepares them for traditional or non-traditional music education careers. Here are some insights to consider about music education degrees.

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Thursday
Sep262019

Is It Possible For Touring Musicians To Go To School?

The question of whether or not to go to college, or to go back to college, is one that many musicians ask themselves at some point during their career. Going to college is challenging for musicians, and the truth is, a college degree isn’t a requirement to have a successful music career. But a degree can help, and if you major in a field like business, sound engineering, or marketing, that degree can both enhance your music career and provide another source of income if you ever decide to change your role in or get out of the music business. 

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Tuesday
Sep242019

10 Unlikely Blogs Where Songwriters Should Seek Inspiration

Guest post by Sammy Hakim. This article originally appeared on Soundfly’s Flypaper

One of the questions I get asked most frequently as a professional songwriter is: “How do you stay inspired when writing every day?” And it’s a valid question — one with multiple answers!

Songwriters like me often draw from personal life and experience, or from the experiences of those around us; which is probably true of almost any writer in any literary format. But we may also get inspired by and invested in the characters in TV shows, films, and books as well. In fact, it is completely possible to get inspired by anything and everything in the world around you as a creative person. As long as you’re looking for it…

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Saturday
Sep212019

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Workout Music

Thursday
Sep192019

What's The Best Music To Work Out To?

Whether you work out on your own every once and a while or go to the gym every day, you know that it can be difficult to exercise without listening to music. Some people prefer the quiet, but most enjoy using workout playlists to help them get through their exercise routine. 
That’s why there’s a ton of options out there for you to choose from when you decide what music to listen to while you complete your workout. The music industry has even adapted to include artists who focus on producing music specifically designed for people who exercise.
So out of all the songs and playlists you’ll find with a quick search before you tie your workout shoes, which are the right ones for you? Check out this list to find the best music to work out to, so you can power through your next routine and focus on your fitness goals.

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Wednesday
Sep182019

The Love Of Listening To Music And The Radio While Driving Is Not Dead

Be it running errands, commuting or driving to the other corner of the country, we invariably like listening to music and the radio in our cars.

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Tuesday
Sep172019

4 Best Insights Into A Music Education Degree

Most people probably believe a music education degree only leads to teaching careers, yet music education majors can actually pursue a wider array of jobs. In fact, modern music education programs have diversified their curricula to offer more degree options and flexible ways to obtain the appropriate credentials for working within the field. As a result, program participants can achieve a degree that prepares them for traditional or non-traditional music education careers. Here are some insights to consider about music education degrees.

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Saturday
Sep142019

Musician's Malady: Feeling Like A Manager?

Friday
Sep132019

Feeling Like A Manager For Your Own Band? 4 Tools To Help Keep Things Organized

When it comes to being in a band, it isn’t uncommon for one person to feel as though they are doing the majority of the work. While band leaders often spearhead most projects and communique, this role can take its toll on the band and lead to issues down the road. With the help of the following four tools, every band member can better organize their group.

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