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Thursday
Dec062018

How To Make A Living As A Singer

It’s every singer’s dream to have a career doing what they love, but the odds of becoming famous are, quite literally - one in a million.

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Tuesday
Dec042018

3 Online Music Courses That Can Revitalize Your DIY Music Career

If you’re like me, you don’t have a huge budget for music.

So even though going to music college sounds cool, it’s just not feasible.

Fortunately, there’s a great alternative: online music courses.

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Sunday
Dec022018

Five Reasons To Learn Music Production For The Benefit Of Your Band 

Playing music in a band isn’t all about writing and playing songs live (at least not anymore). In 2018, you must be ahead of the curve and be proactive with your content. Social media, graphic design, video production, and even music production should all be fields you become familiar with.

The more content production you can keep “in-house” the better off your band will be. Music production, specifically, is a great skill to have if recording and technology are your strong-suites. In this article, I’ll explain why you should learn music production and recording to help further your band’s career. 

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Saturday
Dec012018

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Fake Fans

Friday
Nov302018

Threatin: Fake News, Fake Fans, Fake Reality

The media is full of negative commentaries regarding the Threatin story and to a degree rightly so, but to be fair, hasn’t variations of “hype” been going on since the beginning of the music industry? Not to mention PR stunts. Had Threatin played to clubs at least partially full of fans to see him, it would have been a success, and no one would have been the wiser for it. We simply would not have heard about it, and it would just be another industry story known to a small group of friends. Inflated stories and skewed realities are the ingredients to the legends of rock n’ roll. According to Wikipedia, Rick Rubin’s early band The Pricks “…biggest claim to fame, was being thrown off the stage at CBGB after two songs for brawling with the heckling audience. These hecklers were friends of the band instructed to instigate a confrontation so as to get the show shut down and create a buzz.

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Tuesday
Nov272018

How Music Therapy Can Help In Addiction Recovery?

Music can be a tranquil, relaxing, and very beneficial thing. There are so many different types of music out there and every individual has their own preferred type of music. While it can help just about anyone, music can be truly beneficial for those who are in recovery from an addiction.

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Monday
Nov262018

How Responsible Musicians Properly Store Delicate Musical Instruments

Instruments help musicians make breathtaking music. Musicians have to thank their instruments by looking after them appropriately as well. If you want to keep your rather fragile instrument dependable and strong in storage, then you have to focus on effective and tried and tested approaches. It’s important to never approach musical instrument storage in a careless or rash way.

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Sunday
Nov252018

How To Make An Audience Feel Nostalgic Using Music

Guest post by Hunter Farris. This article originally appeared on Soundfly’s Flypaper

Have you ever gone back to your childhood stomping grounds and felt goosebumps from some profound sense of immediate nostalgia? Do you ever get that same feeling watching television or a film?

There’s something magical about a director or composer’s ability to create that poignant sense of looking back or the joy of feeling like a kid again, and the cascade of emotions that come with it, with image and sound. Depending on the project, it might be as simple as a well-arranged descending chord progression, or adding sound designto paint an expressive picture of a particular moment in time shared by many of us in our youth, like a swing set or a wind chime, for example. But there really is no one magical trick that works for all audiences all the time.

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Monday
Nov192018

7 Top Marketing Strategies For Musicians

This guest post by Patrick McGuire originally apeared on the Bandzoogle Blog

For many artists, marketing is somewhat at odds with who they are and what they do. Since music and the act writing songs is often deeply personal and emotional, getting into a music marketing strategy mindset might seem foreign, fake or forced for some musicians.

Sadly, this doesn’t change the fact that it’s never been more difficult for new artists to put their music in front of listeners. Between music streaming platforms and the cheap cost of DIY home recording technology, there’s more music being released now than at any other point in history.

Tens of thousands of new songs are being released each day, and, in many cases, what determines whether each of these songs will go on to find an audience or not depends on how they’re marketed. Not sure how to market your music? Here’s 7 music marketing strategies to get you started:

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Saturday
Nov172018

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Remote Music Collaboration

Friday
Nov162018

On The Future Of Remote Music Collaboration

One of the primary functions of technology is democratization. The democratization of knowledge through higher access to information and more affordable and sophisticated products and services.

Musicians have benefitted immensely from these technological advancements where olfactory gatekeepers are becoming increasingly redundant and traditional barriers are broken down literally by the year. 

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Thursday
Nov152018

How Millennials Are Changing The Music Industry

When it comes down to it, millennials are completely altering the industry as we know it because of the quantity of music we consume and the technology we use to consume it. Millennials are consciously changing the industry as insiders, and we’re intentionally and unintentionally changing it as consumers.

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Wednesday
Nov142018

How To Find The Right Online Mixing Engineer For Your Project?

Imagine you have been writing and producing your songs for hours and managed to record in a recording studio. Now what? Your songs need to be mixed and mastered!

You could mix the song by yourself but you need a lot of experience, analog equipment and good studio acoustics to get in the ball park of a professional mix.

It doesn’t make much sense to rush things and to release a track with mediocre audio quality after spending much time and energy while recording. Another option is to hire a professional mixing engineer with experience, album credits and equipment.

Nowadays a lot of music is produced via the internet. With strict deadlines time is limited and artists can’t spend days in the studio along with the engineer. You can find suitable engineers and mixing services online world wide. With Skype, Email and other services its easy to work together and a lot of time is saved over attended sessions. 

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Monday
Nov122018

How Eli Lev Created A Fan-Generated Music Video (For Less Than $300)

Ariel here from Cyber PR. For the past year, we have been working on artist development and PR for Washington D.C. based singer-songwriter Eli Lev. Eli has just released a video that makes me so happy when I watch it. It so wonderfully expresses who he is in the world and who he is to his fans, so I wanted  to share it here. Eli and I hope that this video inspires other artists to create crowd sourced videos and social moments to share.

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