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Entries in music (118)

Thursday
May302013

Before You Sign... 

What You Should Know Before You Sign the Deal can be found in this book…

Unlike any other book about the music business, “Music Business: It’s a Dirty Game!”,

this book is not a ‘puff piece’ about the glitz and glamour about the music business.

This book takes you on a journey from the excitement of having a music publishing contract with a major music publishing company to the legal battles that followed.

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Monday
May062013

Psychoacoustics: The Power of Sound

Every day, we hear a wide variety of sounds and noises that our brains must process for us so that we can make sense out of them. Some of these noises can be pleasant and others can be jarring. A nice piece of classical music can be soothing, but if your dog starts barking in your ears, then you might lose that soothing feeling. Psychoacoustics is basically the study of these psychological and physiological interactions with sound. Obviously, the way a sonata makes us feel is entirely different than the way Rover’s yap makes us feel.

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Tuesday
Apr022013

MuzicNotez Management & PR

The internet has opened doors to promotional opportunities for artists worldwide. The problem with that is it’s created a much more competitive market, and you need to stand out from the crowd. Ultimately your music sells itself, and without the talent you won’t succeed. But even the most talented musicians don’t necesarily succeed in the industry today (or in the past). That’s where management comes in, however most managers charge a fortune and take a cut of your money. A lot of indie artists just manage themselves today, which is a full time job if you want to succeed. When you have another full time job, your band, and managing your band, that can be extremely diffecult. Plus it takes away from your true passion, the music. As musicians ourselves, and with years in the industry, this is why we offer management unlike any other.

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Tuesday
Jan152013

The Top 50 Most Influential A&R People in the U.K. 

It’s true - I’ve listed the contact details of the top 50 biggest A&R cheeses in the U.K. here - http://mashbinsocial.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/the-top-50-ar-people-in-the-u-k/

There’s no catch - it’s my Blog, you don’t have to sign up for anything, pay anything, sell your grandmother - nothing at all. If you’re in a band looking for a decent record deal, then it’s probably the best bit of free information you’ll ever receive.

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Monday
Dec172012

Could You Handle a Full-time Music Career?

Many artists I know tell me that they’d love to be able to do music for a living, to make their band a full-time occupation. Often times, my initial reaction (that I usually keep to myself) is asking, “Really? What would you do?”

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Monday
Dec102012

Music Collaboration

Imagine collaborating on a musical project 150 years ago, a symphony perhaps, communicating between London and Berlin. This is a fairly sizeable distance by bullet train standards, let alone the most reliable form of long distance communication we have in our little daydream, courier on horseback. So, after six months of sending letters to simply work out how it would all work and the style of the project it would be, undeterred by the difficulties you decide to give it a go. I reckon about six years later would mark the point where you got so bored that you gave up. Or secretly finished it yourself, washed your hands of further annoyance and trained the dog to attack the postman. Maybe it would have been fantastic, maybe.

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Tuesday
Dec042012

In the Music Industry, the Best Form of Revenge is Success

Rejection. It can sting. Whether it is a promoter or a record label who doesn’t want to give you the opportunity to shine or it is a critic who writes a bad review of your music, the reality is that sooner or later, you’re going to face rejection. How you deal with that rejection can ultimately determine your success.

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Tuesday
Nov272012

The Last Bison Makes a Statement with "Inheritance" in Nashville, TN

When artists like Steve Delopoulos, Neulore, The Last Bison, Canon Blue, and Paper Route share the stage in Nashville, you can be sure to see a full crowd in attendance.  That was the scene last night at 3rd & Lindsley as industry professionals, executives, investors, and fans showed up to a showcase put on by Wedgewood Circle.  Proceeds from the show (only $10) went directly to the Wedgewood Circle Artist Fund, a group that exists to give “artists the capacity to be sustained and grow in their culture space.”  Wedgewood initially launched in 2007 to “invest in artists whose calling is to the common good… and to be in the world, but not of it.”  The investors and board members have supported all the bands mentioned above, which collectively formed one of the best showcases that I’ve ever seen in Nashville.  Despite their shortened set, Paper Route killed it as usual, playing songs from their new album, The Peace of Wild Things.  It was also my second time seeing Canon Blue in concert, but this time Daniel James was joined on stage by Zach Farro on drums and Vince Scheuerman on guitar/vocals, along with horn and string sections.  The result was phenomenal, and it was amazing to see the songs from his debut album, Rumspringa, come alive with the addition of quality musicians and full band performance.  There were countless great moments, but the true surprise of the evening was witnessing the performance from The Last Bison.

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Tuesday
Nov272012

CAZZETTE Releases Anticipated Debut Album "Eject" with Popular Streaming Service (11/12/13)

Cazzette is about to blow up, or at least that’s what one of the world’s largest streaming services claims.  When their debut album Eject drops tomorrow, it will be marketed in full force by Spotify to millions of users worldwide.  The major marketing push is really more of an experiment for the company to discover whether or not they can help break new artists.  It just so happens that their first “experiment” is being done with one of the most hyped EDM artists of the year.  Cazzette is a Swedish DJ duo consisting of 23-year-old Alexander Björklund and 19-year old Sebastian Furrer.  They just wrapped up a 17-date September tour in the US and have received support from David Guetta, Tiësto, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii, and Martin Solveig to name a few.  The underground success for the duo began a year ago when Cazzette released their first track, a remix for Avicii entitled “Sweet Dreams (CAZZETTE meet AT NIGHT Mix), which charted at the Top20 on Beatport Top100 General Charts for months.  Soon after, their bootleg of Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain” landed the number one spot on HYPE MACHINE Most Popular after being uploaded on their Soundcloud page.

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Tuesday
Nov202012

GIVE ME EXPOSURE PLEASE!

I am a young guy.. Trying to make something out of his music, guys please help me I need you.. Positive or negative feed back! Just check out my videos and share them wherever you can, you haven’t got a thing to lose! I’d really appreciate, and add me If you like :) cheers http://youtu.be/IoLySGRYMWo http://youtu.be/IoLySGRYMWo and check out my channe : kayaandmru Ok guys, counting on you, Cheers :)

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Monday
Nov122012

Cool Trick To Recognise Great Music

I have always prided myself on being able to recognise great music. I worked as A&R for a time, have composed a top 10 and am a DJ at heart. But, my tastes are mine, and not yours, so what do I know right!
As a songwriter I am always trying to “map” what makes a great song. A great song must be one that people want to listen to, it’s that simple. 

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Wednesday
Nov072012

Music project Toma on Kickstarter

Hello,

My name is Toma-composer and singer,and  I have making the music since the many years.

Toma web: http://tomislavrajkovic.weebly.com/

I never give up from my dream that one day my songs going to have a chance to be official release.Now my dream is very close to became truth.One day I start to collaborate with Zora,songwriter from Portland,Oregon,and we got idea how to improve now OUR dream.

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Thursday
Oct112012

Free peek at broken system of music reporting rights

Dirty secret: Musicians and songwriters all know that if their music is being played commercially, the reports they are getting back are more than likely wrong. Cue sheets and affidavits are routinely entrusted to interns to fill out – sometimes by hand. One misspelled song title and the artists wave goodbye to their royalties.  In fact, over 80% of music played commercially is either unreported or misreported.

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Monday
Aug062012

When Running A Record Label, Don’t Forget To Budget For Recoveries

Nothing is more fulfilling than opening your record label, getting your artist in the studio, laying down some tracks and mastering your final project. You’ve gotten investors involved who really believe in your project as much as you do and they’re putting a significant amount of money behind your company for both production and marketing. The only uncomfortable part about the whole process is that they have accountants, business managers and financial gurus working for them behind the scenes and they need you to put together a budget

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