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Wednesday
Oct312018

Benefits For Producers And Engineers In The Music Modernization Act

The Music Modernization Act (“MMA”) is now the law of the land. The MMA is comprehensive and sweeping in its scope. The MMA revamps Section 115 and repeals Section 114(i) of the U.S. Copyright Act. It creates a public data base to facilitate and expedite payments to songwriters and it overhauls the rate Court system and changes the standard for setting rates to a free market standard. The MMA also incorporates several other major pieces of legislation including the CLASSICS Act (Compensating Legacy Artists for their Songs, Service, & Important Contributions to Society Act) which grants copyright protection to pre-1972 sound recordings so songwriters and artists can receive royalties on pre-1972 recordings and the AMP Act (or Allocation for Music Producers Act), which improves royalty payouts for producers and engineers from SoundExchange when their recordings are used on satellite and online radio.

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Tuesday
Oct302018

Does Every Outside Concert Venue Supply Facilities For Attendees?

An outside concert venue can take more time in order to prepare for the event. You have to take into account the number of people that will attend and any permits that may be required. Here are some of the things that you’ll need to take into account so that you can provide the attendees with a fun and safe experience.

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Monday
Oct292018

Symphony Of Fear: What Makes A Great Horror Soundtrack

All movies have to try to make a viewer believe in the realism of what is happening the screen, but horror movies face a unique task of trying to make viewers be in fear of a bunch of moving pictures. To build an atmosphere of tension and dread they have to utilize the whole range of tools, and the soundtrack takes a special place in that effort. From “Shining” to a B-tier monster movie, there’s no mistaking a horror movie soundtrack with any other genre. But what makes great and effective dreadful soundtrack?

 

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Saturday
Oct272018

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Copyright In China

Friday
Oct262018

The Enigma Of Securing Your Copyrights In China

Once upon a time pirates ran rampant in China, today the pirates have turned into paying customers. The protection of copyrights are good for business as the wealth in China grows companies are more concerned about security as it is the main incentive for investment. This is written in the history of other wealthy Asian countries such as Japan and Korea. The dubious probability for creators to secure royalties from China is also history. 

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Thursday
Oct252018

Music Venue Maintenance: 4 Areas For Owners To Focus On

A music venue needs to be maintained in order to attract your customers to the big event. There are areas that you should focus your efforts in order to make your venue more appealing. Here are some of the projects that you should tackle as the owner of the venue.

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Tuesday
Oct232018

How To Approach Venues About Booking

Knowing how to properly represent yourself to venues is an essential skill for independent artists. There is no definitive playbook for getting gigs, but here are some things that can help.

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Monday
Oct222018

8 Best Musicians Of All Time Who Ruled Pop Music

Pop music is the most popular forms of music in the world. The history has seen some of the best pop music stars that have a following that number in millions. In this article, we are going to list some of the most popular pop stars in the history of music

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Monday
Oct222018

How To Get Over String Breaking Phobia Once And For All

A baby lion is not afraid of running alone in the vastness of savanna. The same behavior can be typical for a guitarist, who has only begun a long journey into the diverse world of music. One of the points that he discovers very soon, is that many people - including skilled musicians who use the same instrument-, tend to overreact over little things. And often times it leads to the constant discomfort from even such a regular process as pulling the strings. A human brain is capable of getting rid of many psychological obstacles. And a string breaking phobia is not an exception.

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Friday
Oct192018

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Hit Song

Friday
Oct192018

First Look: Highlights From The Q3 Hit Song Trend Report

First Look: Highlights from the Q3 2018 Hit Song Trend Report Later this month, Hit Songs Deconstructed will release its Q3 2018 Trend Report, which provides an in-depth look at the compositional trends for the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10. To download a complimentary PDF with highlights from this report, visit https://www.hitsongsdeconstructed.com/Q32018Trends

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Wednesday
Oct172018

The Best Ways A Local Band Can Seem More Professional (On The Cheap)

If you’re in a local band, you know how hard it can be to get people to care about your band. You pound the pavement putting up flyers. You send event invites to all of your Facebook friends and spam them with Soundcloud links. You tell all of your coworkers that you’re in a band. 

And after all of this, you might get a few people to actually check out your page or go to a show. And if your band looks amateurish or sloppy, there’s a good chance that they’ll go right back to ignoring you.

It’s not necessarily your fault. Most people are used to their music being highly produced. Local music can be a little rough around the edges for their tastes.

But there are ways you can make your band seem more professional—even without a big studio budget behind you.

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Tuesday
Oct162018

Why Uploading Your Music Online Doesn’t Get You Tons Of New Fans

Gaining tons of people to hear your music takes more than just uploading it to common music websites. Here is what you should do in addition to this:

The first thing to do is know that there is much more to getting new music fans that just putting your songs on a website online and waiting for people to check them out. This is one of the most frequent methods musicians use, and it isn’t very effective.

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Monday
Oct152018

Halloween's Scariest Songs Aren't What You'd Expect

With Halloween fast approaching, we’ve taken a look at the music which disguises itself as a soothing bedtime song for young children, but actually has much closer connections to Halloween than you might realise.

Mattress Online have discovered that the lyrics of lullabies are often as creepy as even the scariest Halloween movies.

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