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Saturday
Mar172018

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Increase The Gain

Thursday
Mar152018

Amp It Up: 4 Ways To Increase The Gain On Your Next Performance

A huge part of performing is playing to your audience. Many musicians make the mistake of solely focusing on the craft of the music. Practice does make perfect, but here are some other ways that you can increase the gain on your performance.

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Wednesday
Mar142018

Band Relocation: How To Change Your Music Headquarters

If you have a band, chances are you’re going to have to chance practice spaces at least once during the act’s lifetime. When it does come time to move to a new space, there are several things you need to do to make that move successful. Here are four of the most important things to keep in mind when changing your band’s musical headquarters.

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Tuesday
Mar132018

What To Watch Out For In Apps For Musicians

No doubt we’re living in a golden age of technology options for musicians. Whether we’re talking tuners, recorders, tabs, metronomes, virtual tour assistants, virtual tutors, or virtual songwriting assistants, you can have it all on a single device that fits in your pocket. But with great power comes great responsibility — that is, the responsibility to make sure you know what’s up with things like data collection and security.

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Monday
Mar122018

What "Entrepreneurship" Really Means For Musicians, Part 3: Looking Towards The Future

In the first two parts of this series of brief articles on entrepreneurial musicianship, I provided a definition of entrepreneurship, and a model for critical reflection to practice entrepreneurial musicianship. In this final installment of the series, I am going to begin to discuss how we can apply this rethinking to our planning for the future, and why looking towards the future is one of our fundamental responsibilities as artists and arts leaders. This discussion will open from two major viewpoints—the artistic, and the business—then culminate in a synthesis of how these two viewpoints relate to one another, through the principles of the new economy.

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Saturday
Mar102018

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Cord Cutting

Thursday
Mar082018

Cord Cutting And On-Demand: How We Consume Media In 2018

In the last few decades, we’ve had the chance to see the amazing evolutionary process of the ways we consume media. Those born in the 1970s have seen the emergence and downfall of a series of standards (even the ones that have won the various “format wars”): Betamax and VHS, audio tapes, CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray and HD-DVD, digital downloads, and now streaming.

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Thursday
Mar082018

Best Drum Set Brands 2018: The Definitive Guide & Reviews

Best Drum Set Brands. In this article we will discuss some of the best drum set brands, their pros and cons, and the overall value for money that they offer. Whether you’re searching online or in the local music store you will encounter a multitude of top drum kits varying from the modestly priced to the exorbitant. Many drum set reviews focus only on one brand at a time which makes it an arduous task to weigh up the pros and cons.

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Wednesday
Mar072018

10 Types Of Songwriter Jobs

This guest post by Evan Zwisler originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog

Songwriters have a special place in our culture. If you’re a songwriter, you’re not simply playing music, you’re imbuing our lives with a soundtrack that is evocative, thought provoking, and deeply meaningful.  

Most bands have a songwriter, or several, and most songwriters have been in a band before. But being a songwriter can be a more feasible career choice in the long run.

Here’s a look at some of the different types of job opportunities that are available to songwriters.

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Monday
Mar052018

In Defense Of The Facebook Group: Fostering Community And Engagement In Music Through Connections Online 

In addition to the industry as a whole, Facebook also has a part in our personal connections to music – both in our local communities and music scenes and across the globe. And, one of the easiest ways to connect and interact with like-minded people on Facebook is through groups. For example, you may, like myself, be a member of the emo group Americ anFootballposting.  
 
The very existence of groups like these provides several benefits to musicians, fans, professionals, and hobbyists alike. They help foster a sense of community within the scene, increase engagement with music, and allow people to do what they’re ultimately on this planet to: make connections. 

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Monday
Mar052018

Social Media And The Music Industry: How Is Online Sharing Changing The Game?

It’s no secret that digitization is proliferating into almost every corner of our lives. We can order our groceries delivered, communicate in an instant with someone halfway around the world, and yes — share a song with our Facebook friends and other social media followers whenever we want, introducing an entire audience to music they might never have experienced.

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Saturday
Mar032018

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: The Good, The Bad And The Viral

Friday
Mar022018

Social Media And The Music Industry: The Good, The Bad And The Viral

It’s no secret that digitization is proliferating into almost every corner of our lives. We can order our groceries delivered, communicate in an instant with someone halfway around the world, and yes — share a song with our Facebook friends and other social media followers whenever we want, introducing an entire audience to music they might never have experienced.

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Tuesday
Feb272018

Soundwhich, Make Royalty Free Music Like Sandwich

Music is math that moves people. That’s the conceit behind Soundwhich, an online platform that allows users to access, combine and share the basic “ingredients” of music to create their own songs, all without preexisting musical knowledge. 

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