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Monday
Apr152019

7 Scientific Studies Prove Exercise Makes You A Better Musician

What does it take to become a successful musician?

Some say it’s hard work. Others suggest it is in the DNA. However, inborn talent can only take you so far. The success in the music industry is not different from the successes in any other field. You need to have some passion, loads of dedication, andright attitude. But there’s something that comes before everything else.

A study by Help Musicians UK revealed that musicians are three times more likely to suffer from mental illness. Self-doubts, and stress resulting from the rejections, the failures, and the incredibly high-pressure take its toll on your mind and body. It is incredibly important to take care of your mental and physical health because you cannot have a long and fulfilling career with poor health. 

Here are a few reasons why exercise will make you a better musician:

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Friday
Apr122019

Here’s A Tax Loophole Just Songwriters

Guest post from Soundfly’s Flypaper. This article originally appeared on the Royalty Exchange Blog

Most of us songwriters have no idea that there’s a special tax loophole created just for us. For some artists, this change cuts our taxes right in half.

In 2006, Congress lowered the tax rate for songwriters who sell a part of their catalogs. It did this by reclassifying income from the sale of a catalog as “capital gains” instead of “ordinary income.”

Don’t worry, we’re not going to go full tax accountant on you. Here’s the simple explanation of what this means.

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Monday
Apr082019

How To Stay In Love With The Craft Of Songwriting

This post by Caleb J. Murphy originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog

I hate songwriting when things aren’t flowing.

Okay, that’s not totally true. I always love the craft of songwriting, but I get super frustrated when nothing is showing up even though I am. When I’ve been working on a song for months or even years and it’s not finished, I feel like giving up.

So to help you (and me) stay in love with the craft of songwriting, here are some things you can do.

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Monday
Apr012019

Unsigned And Social – Touring On A Shoestring Budget

Guest post by Willa B.

Recently, my band, Storm the Palace, did a weekend tour in England, in the London area. The whole thing offered some good general takeaways for getting the most out of a short space of time when you don’t have much money, being your own PR machine, and utilising the differences inherent to every venue.

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Friday
Mar292019

FAA Ruling For Air Travel: You CAN Carry On Your Guitar!

Remember: the U.S. Department of Transportation issued a final rule to implement section 403 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112-95, 49 U.S.C. §41724) regarding the carriage of musical instruments as carry-on baggage or checked baggage on commercial passenger flights operated by air carriers. The final rule does not change the earlier provisions of the Act, but mercifully puts a period at the end of the sentence: “Section 403 of the Act and this final rule provide that “carriers are required to allow passengers to stow their musical instruments in an approved stowage area in the cabin only if at the time the passenger boards the aircraft such stowage space is available.”

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Tuesday
Feb262019

8 Essential Pages For Your Music Website

This guest post from Dave Cool is an excerpt from Bandzoogle’s free online guide How to make a website for your music

When you’re designing a website for your music, one of the most important decisions you’ll need to make is what menu options to have, and how to organize them. Here are some key points to keep in mind when mapping out the navigation for your site:

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Thursday
Feb212019

Tips For Writing A Music Resume Which Will Get You Results

Guest post by Chloe Bennet 

Music industry absolutely requires you to have a professional, engaging and well formatted resume to get the job hunt success that you are looking for. Music is a field in which there is a fluid collection of skills which you need to be able to demonstrate you have on paper, and not all of them are that simple to explain. It can be a daunting task trying to go about proving your suitability for a music firm through the resume, especially if having a good resume is a pre-requisite to earning yourself an interview.

So, with that all said, here are some methods for writing a great music resume.

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Monday
Feb042019

5 Dangers Of Becoming A Musician

Musicians have talent and passion. Although their jobs are rewarding, they may pose many risks. People may admire the lives of musicians because they may not have a nine to five work schedule.  Musicians are also often associated with big paychecks, though that is not always true, of course. 

On the surface, it may appear that the life of a musician is enjoyable, full of partying and entertainment.  However, this may not be true. Even if it is, there are ups and downs. If you plan to embark on a career as a musician, you need to know some of the dangers that you may face.  Here are five potential dangers of becoming a musician:

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Tuesday
Jan292019

Registering Your Band Name, Phrase Or Logo

Are you a musician? Do you need to protect your band name or logo from counterfeit sellers on ecommerce platforms? In order to obtain nationwide protection, you should register your band name, phrase or logo with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

The registration process is relatively straight forward but can be time consuming. Generally, it takes approximately six months to a year before the trademark is registered.

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Wednesday
Jan092019

Is Music A Good Career Choice For Me/My Child? 

Should my child become a professional musician?   This is the question I get most often from conscientious dads/moms who want to make sure their child chooses a field that will enable them to have stable income and employment.   

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Wednesday
Jan092019

High Notes: How Intelligent Artists Seek Further Inspiration

Artistry isn’t the easiest thing. Making great art isn’t something that you can simply do on command. It’s a process that calls for a lot of thought and care. It’s a process that requires a degree of “magic,” too. If you’re a smart artist who wants inspiration that can assist you with your work, then you should look into various helpful routes right now.

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Tuesday
Dec182018

Discover How To Write A Song From The Best In The Biz

1. WHERE TO START WRITING YOUR SONG 

Beginning is regularly the hardest piece of the songwriting procedure. Building up your tune’s fundamental song or focal ensemble is considered by some to be the best place to start composing your next track. Once you have your snare or key harmony movement, you can manufacture whatever remains of your melody around it. In any case, don’t stress in case you’re attempting to locate the ideal tune straight away, this technique isn’t for everybody.

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Tuesday
Dec112018

8 Inner Game Tips For Modern Artist Development

Along my journey into the souls optimal development and unfoldment I’ve come to realize how important your inner game is.
The difference between a good inner game and bad one are the difference between getting and nailing that next opportunity-or not. 
Having a good inner game is mission critical to the true success and freedom that you desire and deserve for your music career.

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Friday
Dec072018

How Professional Musicians Can Manage And Limit Expenses When On Tour

Touring as a musician can be incredibly costly. Lodging, transportation and dining expenses all can add up extraordinarily quickly. If you’re a professional musician who wants to keep your touring costs reasonable and low, however, there are various things you can try. Going on a tour comfortably as a musician doesn’t have to break the bank.

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