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Friday
Jul242015

30-Day Songwriting Challenge Free For MTT Community

 

The 30 Day Songwriting Challenge is designed to professional songwriters accomplish a daily songwriting routine without getting derailed by distractions, bad habits, or the enemy inside their brain - resistance.

The challenge offers songwriters the opportunity to show up every day, write for a specific amount of time, and share the work to a closed community of supportive musicians.

Created by Stephanie Carlin, director of Brooklyn-based songwriting school Free Spirits Music, this course is being offered at no cost to aspiring songwriters and professional songwriters. 

Every day, participants receive:

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Friday
Jul242015

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Increase The Probability Of Getting Featured

Wednesday
Jul222015

Increase The Probability Of Getting Featured

As technology is growing and becoming much more accessible all over the world, more Record Labels and Artists are getting their Music Production hats on and releasing music to the world. The thrill of seeing the material out on stores such as Beatport, iTunes, Google Play, and others is a great feeling but then the artist and record label begin to realize there is not enough attention that is needed and begin to ask, how can I get featured and get a banner on Beatport or iTunes and others?

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Wednesday
Jul222015

The Art of DJing | Getting Into The Hobby

For many musicians music is a way of life, but for aspiring DJs music can be more than just that: Music is an obsession. 

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Tuesday
Jul212015

"Break A Leg". Dave Grohl Creates A Limited Edition Of Merch

It seems like everybody heard about Dave Grohl’s accident in Sweden and how it created a massive buzz. First going on stage after the injury, than - an epic Iron Throne that saved the following gigs.
But the story has no ending and Foo Fighters’ team created a limited edition of merch dedicated to this accident.

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Tuesday
Jul212015

Me, Me, Me, vs. Free, Free, Free

We are in transition, and at an impasse on a couple of major issues that affect each other. Having written about both items for 19 years, I’m considering whether further writing is warranted. Perhaps it’s time to accept that nothing will change.

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Monday
Jul202015

How To Film Your Own Music Video On A Budget

This is my latest video for my song Lighthouse. I spend about the same amount on most of my videos - £0. At times I cough up some extra money for props or pay for travel, but my initial investment is usually enough to kick out a quality music video. The initial investment can be expensive, but it will definitely save you a lot of money in the long run. It will, however, cost you a great deal of time.

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Sunday
Jul192015

Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Is Music Business Automation Next?

Thursday
Jul162015

Want To Get In The Industry? Become An Audio Engineer

The dream of being a rock star eludes most of us. Fortunately, you can work and succeed in the music industry. Being an audio engineer, you can have a huge impact on recording, mixing, editing, and much more.

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Thursday
Jul162015

Is Music Business Automation Next?

The Post Is Music Business Automation Next first aired on this Music Business Blog.

Your Music Business now fits in the palm of your smart hand.

The Modern Music Business (technically) now exists in the cloud.

In the modern world, your music business condenses down into a collection of systems and processes working together to power each phase of The Project Life-cycle.

Many of us are unfamiliar with the technology and tools available-but it’s about high time we stepped our game up.

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Thursday
Jul162015

5 Culture Icons From The '80s

The 1980s are often slammed by culture snobs as a decade of big shoulder pads, cheesy movies and cheap furniture. And it’s true — the '80s made some bad choices. But some of the most popular elements of today's culture have their roots in the '80s, and it's time for us to pay our proper respects. Here are some of the most lasting cultural elements from music, film, television, theater, fitness and fashion from the '80s:

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Tuesday
Jul142015

10 Common Mistakes Young Entrepreneurs Or Professionals Make 

If you are young and reading this blog, you are probably grinding your teeth with rage at the sight of the headline alone. Don’t fret. I’m not some old crusty geezer here to teach you a lesson or put you in “your place.” I’m 25 and have been working in the music, marketing, and communications industry for 10 years. I started my company, AB Co., 6 years ago and have grown it into Canada’s leading music marketing and communications agency. I manage a team of 13 and started my company at the age of 18 with a whole lot of balls. 

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Monday
Jul132015

Moving Toward A “Lonely” Music Mindset: “No Pop”?

Does any single person, single group, single field of recreation or study, ever truly know when it is in the midst of a genuine “new movement?” If yes, beyond basic awareness, do any of the aforementioned ever have the ability to truly take advantage of any massive changes – to their fullest potential – whilst said changes are occurring?

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Saturday
Jul112015

Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Artists Have Had Enough: Music Needs Valuation