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Saturday
Jul272019

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Home Recording

Thursday
Jul252019

5 Things You Need For Your Home Recording Studio

Innovations in technology have made it easier than ever to set up a recording studio. It’s no longer necessary to invest thousands of dollars (and hundreds of square feet) in a bulky mixing board. Many of today’s most popular songs were created with little more than a laptop and some software, but it still takes a few simple things to make a great home studio to capture vocals and instruments at their best. As you build your home studio, include these five elements.

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Thursday
Jul252019

What Makes A Good Acquisition? Music Does 

Companies embark on the acquisition route to grow their businesses and extend their reach. Naturally this happens in every industry, that’s how we get conglomerates. In the record industry the majors only became majors after they’d acquired dozens of smaller successful labels that had ‘vision’, something sometimes lacking in the multi billion corporations. 

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Tuesday
Jul232019

How To Tap Into Creativity When Inspiration Won't Strike

Guest post by Randi Zimmerman. This article originally appeared on the Symphonic Blog.

If you’ve ever sat down to get some work done and been suddenly hit with a mental roadblock, this one’s for you. We all have moments where we feel uninspired no matter how hard we concentrate, and it can be frustrating when we can’t seem to find our way past it.

Luckily, there are many ways to boost creativity in a situation like this.

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Tuesday
Jul232019

2019’s Music+Sound Awards Winners Announced

LONDON – July 19, 2019 – This week the winners of the 8th annual global Music+Sound Awards were announced. The best of the world’s media music, sound and sync talent were celebrated and honoured for their exceptional work over the last year.  

Announced one category at a time via The Awards’ Twitter feed, 2019’s International Music+Sound Awards’ winners got their enormously deserved moment in the spotlight and the industry as a whole was championed for the tremendous value it holds within the media.  Music and sound play such a vital role in productions and the awards serve to highlight this and demonstrate the great talent and skill involved.    

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Saturday
Jul202019

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Instagram Influencers

Thursday
Jul182019

6 Mistake Beginner Guitarists Often Make (& How To Avoid Them)

As a beginner guitarist, you probably don’t know all the ins and outs of playing the guitar.

Mistakes will be made. That’s not a problem.

Where it becomes a problem is when you don’t learn from your mistakes and figure out what to do instead.

So, here are six mistakes beginner guitarist often make and how to avoid them.

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Wednesday
Jul172019

Safe Ways To Sustain Energy While On Tour

When you’re getting paid to travel the country (or the world!) to play music, you might think the “rockstar” lifestyle is the way to go. But even the most successful professional musicians are quick to say how important it is to stay healthy on tour. Ultimately, performing every night is the easy part. Getting enough rest, sustaining your energy, and staying healthy while you’re cramped inside a tour bus on long drives is harder. 

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Monday
Jul152019

What Is A Trademark And What Are Trademark Rights?

A trademark is a name, slogan or logo which identifies someone’s goods or services and indicates source or quality. The purpose of a trademark is to identify and distinguish one person’s products or services from those of another. A trademark functions as a symbol of quality and goodwill. Trademark rights accrue to the owner of a mark based on the “use” of a mark and these rights vest in the first user of a mark when the mark is used in connection with the trademark owner’s goods or services. In other words, you own rights in your trademark from the moment you start using it to identify your products or services  These rights are applicable in the music business to the names used by rock groups, DJs, and rappers as well as by management, production and record companies.

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Saturday
Jul132019

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Engage The Brain

Friday
Jul122019

How Does Music Engage The Brain And Evoke Feelings Of Nostalgia Amongst Listeners? 

Humans are surrounded by music. It is undeniable that it affects people’s moods and emotions. But even more than that, it has the power to transport listeners to a very particular date, time or event. The songs we listen to and love become woven into a neural tapestry reminiscing seasons, people and locations. I will attempt to discover exactly how music engages broad neural networks in the brain and how it can be used in neuro-therapy to help brain injured patients recall personal memories. 

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Thursday
Jul112019

4 Ways To Create Atmospheric Lighting For Your Live Shows

When it comes to live shows, the lighting is big part of the crowd’s enjoyment. It can really make a difference in how they are able to get the full experience of your show. So don’t make the mistake of having sub-par lighting that doesn’t represent your performance in the best way. Use these four tips to create the best atmospheric lighting possible

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Tuesday
Jul092019

Tips For Musicians Who Want To Stay Healthy On The Road

For many musicians, the ability to go on tour is the dream. It means seeing and sharing your music with the world. It represents a level of commitment to success and adventure that can lead to stardom. 

Unfortunately, touring also means spending incredibly long hours cramped into a small space with a handful of other people. It can lead to a caged-up feeling that drives some artists crazy and saps their creative potential. Further, it can lead to quite a bit of potential illness, which can have a serious impact on your ability to perform well. 

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Monday
Jul082019

10 Ultimate Quotes From The World's Best Musicians

Have you never noticed that hearing a particular song can provide you with a different form of energy? Or maybe it makes you remember something that connects you with a song? Yes, music is an extraordinary element which can drastically change your mood or can even raise the standard of a situation i.e a romantic music can help a couple bring out the inner emotion or a trance or EDM can make a person dance in a party. Music has power and helps people improve their mood. But who is the real reason behind the music theory? The people who compose music or a singer who sings a beautiful song.

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