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Wednesday
Aug102016

Make Yourself An Irreplaceable Musician

This ariticle originally appeared on the Sonicbids Blog

This may be difficult, but try to picture your role in the band. Not just as the drummer or guitarist, but seriously look at your significance in the group. Unfortunately, many musicians find themselves as “cogs” in the system. They show up to band practice, learn the songs just enough to get by, go home, and repeat the same process. While there could be far worse situations, being a “cog” doesn’t make you unique. In fact, it makes you entirely replaceable.

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Tuesday
Aug092016

Music Celebration: 4 Must-Have Items For Any Concert

Going to a concert soon? Then you’ll need to know about our must-haves for every concert. Make sure you’ve got these four things to make your experience truly great.

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Monday
Aug082016

8 Things Artists Do That Drive Music Journalists Insane

This article originally appeared on the Sonicbids Blog

Music journalists aren’t angry people. Really, we aren’t, but certain things artists have been known to do make us go from mild-mannered Bruce Banner to full-on Hulk smash. If you don’t want to feel the wrath of the Hulk, here are eight sins you’ll want to avoid. 

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Saturday
Aug062016

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: White VS Black Background For Music Websites

Friday
Aug052016

White VS Black Background For Music Websites 

The eternal question - To be (on the dark side with cookies), or not be. And no, it is not Hamlet and even Darth Vader saying it. It is an average web designer who is scratching his head everytime he gets a new site to do. Especially when it goes to music-related websites since they mostly have a dark or a light background.

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Thursday
Aug042016

6 Tips For Passing The Audition Of A Music School

Enrolling yourself in a prestigious music school is not as simple as it sounds since you have to pass a difficult audition at the first place. And in order to pass the audition you have to have that hunger for learning music as you need to prepare a lot for it. In fact, clearing the music school audition is so demanding or arduous that half of the people don’t even try it fearing that they will never be able to pass it successfully.

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Wednesday
Aug032016

Consent Decree Impact Infographic

Editor’s Note: This infographic is intended to visualize the recent decisions made by the Department of Justice for the Consent Decrees. For more information on these decisions and how they could impact songwriters, please check out our post, “5 Things Songwriters Need to Know About the Consent Decree.” This post originally appears on the Soundstr Blog

 

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Tuesday
Aug022016

A Day In The Life Of A Full-Time Musician

This post was written by Joy Ike ​and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog.

If you ask any full-time artist, they’ll probably admit that their daily schedule is an ever-changing, overwhelming wild beast that can’t be tamed.

As someone who has been living as a full-time artist for the last 8 years, I’ve established somewhat of a routine, but it’s constantly changing based on outside factors, how I feel, or a last-minute gig opportunity that completely derails my to-do list for the day.

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Monday
Aug012016

A Musician's Guide To Simple Drinking

The difference between an athlete and a musician is that while the former can’t drink on the job, the latter often do. But as with all drinking, uncontrolled, there can be consequences. Here’s a guide to simple drinking: for musicians.

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Saturday
Jul302016

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Expanding Your Career Beyond Music

Friday
Jul292016

3 Tips For Expanding Your Career Beyond Music

Limiting your options to being only a musician is like saying you’re only going to try one instrument. The journey is the destination, and most successful musicians ended up where they are not because of their musical abilities but because of their abilities to venture into other areas of business.

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Thursday
Jul282016

Maintain Media Relationships Between Releases 

Are you frustrated because all the music bloggers who loved your last record seem to care less about the new one you’re releasing? After repeated attempts to contact the writer, you can’t seem to get a response no matter how hard you try.

Here’s the cold, hard truth: Your band is not the center of the journalist’s universe. Writers are often battling fast-paced deadlines, an overflow of submissions in their inboxes, and, more often than not, a full-time job with deadlines and demands of its own.

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Wednesday
Jul272016

5 Things Songwriters Need To Know About The Consent Decree

What is the Consent Decree, and why are people talking (and so upset!) about it?

While the music industry can seem glamorous, it does have its “unsexy” parts just like any other business sector. For songwriters, one of the least discussed (yet most important topics) is music licensing. But major changes to the consent decree – the federal agreement that governs how ASCAP and BMI operate – is bringing this topic to the surface.

The truth is, these changes could be the biggest in the music industry in 75 years and greatly impact your career.

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Tuesday
Jul262016

Why Video Game Music Should Be Taken Seriously

If you’ve ever thought of video game music then Super Mario or Tetris probably sprang to mind. Both are catchy theme tunes made for video games, but would people take them seriously if they were released as singles? Probably not.

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