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Thursday July 19, 2018. 01:48 PM
Guest post by Evan Zwisler. This article originally appeared on Soundfly’s Flypaper These days, music licensing seems to be one of the most lucrative ways to make money as a musician. Record deals usually just amount to distribution, earning money playing shows can be...
Sunday July 15, 2018. 09:51 AM
Sight reading plays a huge role in instrument learning, not just piano.  And yes, most beginners hesitate and neglect in sight reading because it requires left brain functions: memorizing stuff and thinking logically. That’s why I created a visual guide on how to read piano...
Saturday July 14, 2018. 11:00 AM
Lucas Cappel | Is Formal Education Important For Musicians Patrick McGuire | Getting Through A Show When Everything Goes Wrong Dan Richardson | The Huge Growth In Electric Pianos - Modern Digital Pianos Mark Knight | How YouTube Betrayed The Friendship Of Unsigned Musicians ...
Thursday July 12, 2018. 09:31 AM
The issue of whether musicians should pursue formal education or remain self-taught is causing heated debate in recent days. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, therefore, as a musician, do not be pushed by what people are saying. It’s important that you do your due...
Guest post by Patrick McGuire. This article originally appeared on Soundfly’s Flypaper The thought of playing a show fraught with performance mistakes, sound problems, and an unengaged crowd is one that keeps musicians of all stripes awake at night. It makes perfect sense, to...
Wednesday July 11, 2018. 03:20 AM
The electric or digital piano has come so far in the last 10-15 years with the increase of technology. I still have an older Yamaha digital piano that I purchased 15 years ago and it is crazy to compare them to what is coming out now. These keyboards are used all over music...
Monday July 9, 2018. 11:51 AM
Emma Sturgis | On The Road: 5 Tips To Help Your Band Travel Light When On Tour MusicThinkTank | Breaking Through In The Age Of Social Media Herman Poleschuk | Top 5 Ways How To Promote Your Music Video Hailey Stratton | Things To Consider When Creating Your Band’s Website ...
This article questions the value of YouTube to unsigned artists. Why are YouTube still not paying unsigned artists for every stream?  There are 400 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every day, driving projected net advertising revenues of $3.96 billion in 2018. Google are...
Friday July 6, 2018. 10:36 PM
Getting your band’s name out there is not simple. One thing you might have to do is plan tours and commit to being on the road. One of the hardest things about being on the road is carrying a heavy load but you actually do not have to. The following are five tips for...
Today popularity on Youtube and social platforms is the most important part for success of any artist. But you need to do more than just to create a great music videos to maximize its full potential. There is no point for you to produce music videos if nobody would watch it. ...
Tuesday July 3, 2018. 08:43 AM
Back in the day, the average YouTube video was short and hilarious. Then it became informative, covering everything from mobile pokies reviewed to game walkthroughs (cut in 10-minute pieces), DIY hacks, life tips, and lots of music. Actually, YouTube was always perfect for...
Monday July 2, 2018. 11:00 AM
These days, it’s impossible to get by as a musician without a great web presence. Of course, one of the most effective ways to manage this will be with your own website where you can quickly send anyone who’s interested in learning more about you, finding merch, streaming...
Saturday June 30, 2018. 11:00 AM
Adam Clapton | How To Clean Vinyl Records Kenzie Fitzpatrick | Tips For First-Time Instrument And Audio Equipment Buyers Courtney Myers | Four Ways That Music Actually Makes You Healthier Rachelle Wilber | Stage Creation: How To Set Up The Venue For A Fabulous Show Monique...
Friday June 29, 2018. 09:20 PM
Ever play a vinyl record and listen to the clicks and pops an old record makes? All those sounds can be prevented by simply keeping your records free of dirt and debris. The better you care for your records, the longer they will remain quiet, all you hear is the music on the ...
Thursday June 28, 2018. 02:14 PM
When it comes to buying musical instruments or other equipment, many musicians struggle–including those who aren’t making a first-time purchase. Buying a new instrument or piece of equipment is stressful, to say the least. There are a lot of different factors to consider,...
Wednesday June 27, 2018. 11:00 AM
You know that feeling you get when you hear the first few chords of your favorite song? You know how all of your stress seems to melt away, your mind goes to a happier place and time and suddenly, anything that ails you seems a little less pressing? You might think it’s just...
Tuesday June 26, 2018. 11:00 PM
Producing a play for fun or for the community is great fun and encourages artistic expression in people of all ages. From acting to directing and producing, drama has been a popular pastime for thousands of years. Putting on a show with a zero or low budget requires creative ...
Monday June 25, 2018. 01:17 PM
This guest post by Monique Hernandez-Fuentes of originally apeared on the Bandzoogle Blog. Recently one of our partners asked for the best way to get endorsed as a musician. We have come a long way in the last nearly forty years from when endorsements were...
Saturday June 23, 2018. 10:00 AM
  RazPR | LANDR Launches Album Mastering With Advanced Music Processing AI Brandon Stapper | Best Music Posters Of All Time Robert Lanterman | The Legalities Of Touring Silver @Atomic Disc | How Musicians Can Build An Email List From Scratch    
Friday June 22, 2018. 02:35 PM
Having Mastered Over 8 Million Individual Tracks, LANDR Now Offers Production-Proven Premiere AI Album Mastering  Master a complete album in minutes with new artificial intelligence (AI)-driven album mastering offered through  By simplifying the technical...
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