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Thursday
May042017

Why Musicians 'Don't Need' Mental Support

Musicians don’t need mental support. They always have their music to cheer them up. Does it still work like that, if music becomes your business?

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Monday
May012017

Millennials Are Buying Vinyl, But Not From Record Stores

From the high street, you’d be forgiven for thinking the growth in vinyl sales was a myth. We’re not seeing the high streets overrun with record stores, and those that do exist are populated, for the most part, by the usual suspects. Younger generations are only treading tentatively in their doorways. So who’s buying? And where?

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Monday
Mar272017

Best Types Of Music For Helping You Sleep

If you regularly follow Music Think Tank, you will find many great music mixes. So how does music affect your sleep? Check out this article.

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Thursday
Mar162017

How Music Impacted Our Lives

Songs become a part of the story of our lives. Their lyrics linger inside of us. We recall those words, but what we remember isn’t what they meant to the person who wrote them. It’s what they mean to us. We relate their lyrics back to the events that have happened in our lives. We interject our personal narrative into their songs, and it feels as though they mirror our own memories and emotions. 

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Tuesday
Mar142017

Top 7 Ways To Know If Your Song Is Ready For Release

Often, whenever an unready indie musician approaches me about possible music promotion, they say things like “You must hear this amazing song that I made” or “I am ready to explode onto the scene” or worse yet “I have created something no one has ever heard before!” 
Look, I get the enthusiasm, I really do, but the on-the-surface excitement felt by a musician hyped on their own new music must be scaled back a bit, in-order to see the whole picture that is.
There are always going to be those who rush to the finish line, those who think that paying their dues, or putting in the effort do not apply to them; but, they apply to almost everyone, and how you craft your song is one part creative, one part skill, and another part industry rules.
It is great to have enthusiasm and confidence, but let’s focus on the music here. 
So, without further ado, here are seven great ways to tell if your song is ready to release.

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Thursday
Feb162017

Top 10 Best Musician Documentaries

Since the influence of digital streaming, we are now able to stream endless documentaries from the tips of our fingers. From hometown heroes to arena sellouts, here’s a personal collection of the top 10 musician documentaries.

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Thursday
Jan192017

4 Ways Music Is Used To Soothe And Improve Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is so prevalent today that many have referred to the time we are living in as the ‘age of anxiety.’ Even a brief look at the frantic pace and chaotic nature of modern life leaves little doubt as to why so many people are struggling with anxiety related problems. Amidst the chaos of modern life, many have taken solace from the detrimental effects of stress and anxiety in the arts, particularly through the use of music as a therapeutic tool.

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Wednesday
Jan112017

7 Reasons Why Music Is Important To World Cultures 

Every culture in the world has its own form of music that is enjoyed by all ages on every continent. Although each culture is different, music unifies all races and has been used throughout history for different occasions and for enjoyment purposes. To learn why music is important to world cultures and continues to be created over the decades, there are a few important facts to understand.

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Monday
Nov072016

My Favorite Free Resources For Drum Teachers

Giving drum lessons is an exciting and rewarding activity, whether you’re teaching professionally, just earning a little extra cash on the side, or simply trying to inspire the next generation of drummers.

It can also be a difficult task. Knowing how to play the drums yourself is obviously essential to being able to teach them, but it’s certainly not the only requirement. Learn how to go from excellent drummer to awesome drum teacher with a little help from great resources all over the internet.

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Friday
Oct282016

How To Start A Band In NYC

It’s no coincidence that so many aspiring musicians live in New York City. The Big Apple is one of the best places in the world for any type of artist to be successful. If you’re already living in one of the five boroughs, you’re on the road to making your musical dreams come true… but you still need to get your act together. Here’s our advice for how to start a band and set yourself up for success. Read full how to start a band in NYC post here.

Thursday
Oct202016

How Your Choice Of Music Affects Productivity

Imagine movies or TV shows without music. No music to cue the scenes or to add the suspense, the drama, the romance, etc. It’s hard, right? Music, for sure, makes the world more colorful. It adds life and personality to everyday things. It’s regarded as one of the achievements of the human creativity.

Music affects us in so many ways. In fact, some studies prove it benefits our health significantly. Certain types of music improve sleep quality, reduces stress and anxiety, decreases pain, boost memory, and many more.

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Wednesday
Sep212016

Musicology

The musicology is the scientific or academic study of all phenomena related to music, as its physical basis, its history and its relationship to the human being and society. Their guidelines are very diverse, emphasize different work areas, objects of study and research problems. Musicology it defined and developed very differently according to the different national traditions.

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Wednesday
Sep142016

Should I Write Original Music Or Music That Sells?

Have you ever noticed that the music you love to write, always ends up being the music people hate? Yet, your worst written songs, the songs you said “I can’t believe I wrote this POS” are somehow, magically, the ones everyone loves? What’s up with that?

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Monday
Sep122016

Marketing Yourself As An Artist

By, Wendy Day

Marketing is the overall image and awareness that is put forth by your brand as you advertise, promote, do interviews and basically spread the word about your music (which is your product). You need to know exactly who will buy your music, and tailor your marketing campaign to them. The best method to draw in fans is “word of mouth,” so therefore your goal should always be to spark positive conversation (word of mouth) about you and your music.

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