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Saturday
Dec222018

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Avoid Open Mics

Friday
Dec212018

Why You Should Really Avoid Open Mics

Guest post by Jeremy Young. This article originally appeared on Soundfly’s Flypaper

I don’t know how to ease into this article nicely and slowly, so I’ll just dive right into the shark tank: Open mics basically suck.

Sure, they have some value. And by some value, I just mean they have very little value, easily replaceable and replicable in many other live music contexts. But they do help amateur songwriters out in a few ways, namely by offering opportunities for networkingon-stage practice time, and a chance to hash out some parts you’ve still not settled on in front of an intimate audience that can give you honest feedback, before taking that song to the studio.

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Friday
Dec212018

Social Media Has Made Hip-Hop About Rapping Again – Not Creating Songs

Guest post by Martin Connor. This article originally appeared on Soundfly’s Flypaper

Here’s the thing about being the dominant musical genre in the world: you get so ingrained into mass culture that you simultaneously become indispensable and invisible — almost like air. You become so widespread that people barely notice when you show up now; you’re simply always there.

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Tuesday
Dec182018

Discover How To Write A Song From The Best In The Biz

1. WHERE TO START WRITING YOUR SONG 

Beginning is regularly the hardest piece of the songwriting procedure. Building up your tune’s fundamental song or focal ensemble is considered by some to be the best place to start composing your next track. Once you have your snare or key harmony movement, you can manufacture whatever remains of your melody around it. In any case, don’t stress in case you’re attempting to locate the ideal tune straight away, this technique isn’t for everybody.

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Monday
Dec172018

How To Reach Any Guitar Teaching, Music Career Or Guitar Playing Goal Quickly

It’s very easy to become a massively successful professional musician, guitar instructor or guitar player when you follow these three steps:

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Saturday
Dec152018

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Spotify Pre-Save

Friday
Dec142018

5 Unexpected Ways Music Improves Your Workout

With illnesses and disorders abounding in our generation, many people seem to have a run for the gym to work out stresses and tensions. These workout gigs are mostly aimed at enjoying the glow of health. What is more, you can always wear a pair of new orange leggings and sports bra. Because, you know, girls are as much a buff for exercise as boys are. I would think of fitness as not just about hitting the gym; it is also about inner happiness as well as overall well-being.

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Friday
Dec142018

How Spotify Pre-Save Is Leading A Change In Digital Music Marketing

You’ve heard it before: owning and nurturing your own fan base is the key to marketing success. So, how do you enhance that relationship with fans and grow your reach? Offer a VIP experience that ensures they are the first to hear a new album when it drops.

That’s why Spotify released Pre-Save in 2017, a major innovation in online music marketing. With a simple click of a button, fans are able to add unreleased music to their Spotify library, giving them instant access to listen the moment it becomes available. Fans don’t have to worry about missing an exciting new release, and labels get an immediate boost to their streams which makes a big difference to future placement on Spotify.

 

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Wednesday
Dec122018

Tribute Bands - Are They Legal?

Look through your local gig listings and chances are you’ll find as many tribute bands and singers as there are original acts. Their popularity continues to grow and not just in smaller venues. Some are able to fill the largest sites like Wembley Arena and the O2. The Australian Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin Experience, Bootleg Beatles and Hollywood U2 are examples of successful tribute bands that have performed thousands of shows across the globe, year after year. These acts have earned their success by replicating the original band’s music to a very high standard, as well as providing an exciting visual performance alongside the sonic conventions. 

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Tuesday
Dec112018

8 Inner Game Tips For Modern Artist Development

Along my journey into the souls optimal development and unfoldment I’ve come to realize how important your inner game is.
The difference between a good inner game and bad one are the difference between getting and nailing that next opportunity-or not. 
Having a good inner game is mission critical to the true success and freedom that you desire and deserve for your music career.

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Monday
Dec102018

What Your Band’s Website Really Needs

Marketing is the difference between a band website that gets a lot of traffic and one that doesn’t. But how is marketing your website different than marketing your music? You’re about to find out.

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Saturday
Dec082018

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Expenses On Tour

Friday
Dec072018

How Professional Musicians Can Manage And Limit Expenses When On Tour

Touring as a musician can be incredibly costly. Lodging, transportation and dining expenses all can add up extraordinarily quickly. If you’re a professional musician who wants to keep your touring costs reasonable and low, however, there are various things you can try. Going on a tour comfortably as a musician doesn’t have to break the bank.

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Friday
Dec072018

When Public Brands Change In The Music Business

In this highly competitive industry, musical artists must be up to date with the consumer trends, behaviors and attitude, and of course the craft itself, in order for them to remain in the market. Artists need to create a long-term bond with their audience if they plan on keeping their fans and making it grow. For a long-term relationship to last, trust is considered as one of the key variables, if their listener has this, they will be confident that the music released would be up to their standard and would perform its stated purpose. If an audience is satisfied with the quality of service the artist presents, then it tends to derive loyalty. Brand effect or the power to extract a positive response after it is used help develop and deepen listeners’ loyalty of the artists.

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