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Maria Harrison3 days ago
How to Negotiate a Record Deal the Right Way
The right record deal can determine your path to music industry success. Knowing how to sell your music can be as important as knowing how to create music. For instance, many a famous talented musicia...
Mikkie Millsa month ago
Start Your Dream Band at Home
Music bands have been around for decades, but they all started somewhere. Once they get more experience and become popular, you see them on the big stage in front of big crowds playing perfectly. The ...
Kate Pavlia month ago
A Guide for New Artists/Singer-Songwriters/Bands
My name is Kate Pavli, and I am a Rock artist called Finding Kate based in London. I moved to London when I was just 17 to pursue my career in music, and along the way I have experienced a lot within the music industry. I have been asked countless times for advice for new artists who are just starting their career, and so I decided to make a quick guide. I have released a full-length album, and I have a brand new single, I have played over 150 shows (some to 300 people and some to 30), have been...
Kyle Fostera month ago
Building a Major Scale
The major scale is essentially the building block of all Western music as we know it. It is the foundation in music from the classical artists of Mozart and Beethoven to the pop stars of Ariana Grande...
Alex Browna month ago
How to Avoid a Vendor Cancelling
Many brides fear that a vendor; typically DJ's, photographers, or videographers, will cancel on them last minute. It's for good reason, I as a DJ, have gotten many day-of wedding calls from brides who...
Aidan Black2 months ago
Behind the Track: Paradise
Paradise was one of the first tracks I finished for my album. It really encapsulated the sound I'd been trying to get at for a long time and was my first release. This is the story of how it came toge...
REA MUSIC3 months ago
How to Write a Song...
Something I get asked as a songwriter ALL the time is: 'How do you write a song?!'
Non-writers are FASCINATED by this process, but writers also ask me this question a lot, because there's always something we can be sharing and learning from one another.
Something I do regularly is breakdown the latest pop song I love, and see what the chord progressions are... listen to a review of a track to see how it was made (e.g. Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" supersmash writing process was SO easy, but still ...
Kari Oakley4 months ago
Do I Need to Go to School to Become a Musician?
I was fascinated by being a musician from the early days of my youth. The truth is, I am already a musician; every day I pick up an instrument, practice every day, or write something new every day. Bu...
Mikkie Mills4 months ago
Preparing to Go on Tour as an Independent Artist
A self produced musician is when you make music and support yourself, in the form of booking agents or managers from a major company. Do you do it yourself if you hired someone who is promoting your t...
Donna Maurer4 months ago
How Voice Majors Can Prepare to Record Their Vocals for the First Time
When studying voice, it is highly encouraged that you record your vocals. Whether to easily identify areas needing improvement for improved practice, or to use for demos, auditions, or possibly even r...
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Tonia Victoria5 months ago
How to Start Making Money in the Music Industry
Making Money As an Independent Artist
Emma Lansdowne6 months ago
The Patterns of Music
As someone who just started college and has just started to be thrown into the real world of music, I was shook up a little bit when I first got to college but I actually have done better than other f...
Joe Dancsak9 months ago
Indie Music Artists in Film and TV
Since the decline of purchased music started with the advent of the mp3 in the 1990s, and now with the prevalence of cheap streaming services driving down the value of popular music, independent recor...
Sarah A10 months ago
6 Productivity Tips for Aspiring Producers
Music production is one of those jobs where you mix pleasure with actual work. You won’t find a producer who’s been at it for some years that isn’t a “music nerd,” so to speak. Still, the pleasure par...
Sammy Armstrong10 months ago
Writing Music
Music, it's beautiful and creative. Sadly, we all go through struggles when writing a song. We end up giving up after we write a few words due to it not being good enough to us. That's not the case th...
Austin Thurmana year ago
Small Musician Startups
As a local musician in a relatively competitive location, especially with electronic music, I know you might be discouraged on your music career if you haven’t started. But with most small artists, th...
Kyle Fostera year ago
Writer's Block? Revisit Your Old Material
The more we do something, the better we get at it. That’s no secret, and the craft of songwriting is no different. But what is to become of those early lyrics we’ve all jotted down and stashed away in...