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The 3 things you need in order to seize upon a music opportunity

Artists, are you ready for what comes your way? This article was written by indie hip-hop artist Gospel Lee. A few weeks ago, I had the amazing opportunity to have my music video filmed by YouTube at their Nashville pop-up studio. It was an incredibly fantastic experience collaborating with such wonderfully talented, innovative individuals. The …

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Record Labels Are (Kind Of) Dead. Long Live Label Services!

As the role and relevance of record labels has changed over time, new opportunities have also emerged in the music business, something which these two ex-major label guys are using to their advantage - and helping out their clients in any way they can along the way. _____________________________ Guest post...Read More

How Music Conferences Perpetuate The Industry’s Gender Parity Crisis

Although conferences present an opportunity to improve on the issues of gender parity that permeate much of the music industry, this close look at the numbers presented by Cherie Hu demonstrates that this is sadly not the case. ___________________ Guest post by Cherie Hu on Medium [Due to the granularity...Read More

5 Tips For Making, Marketing, Monetizing Holiday Music

With the arrival of crisp October, the holiday season is officially kicking off, meaning the airwaves will soon be crammed with public domain classics, as well as seasonal originals. Regardless, here are some tips for achieving musical success this holiday season. _________________________ Guest post by Dae Bogan of Dae Bogan...Read More

Are you making these 10 mixing mistakes in your home studio?

When people ask me questions about mixing, they’re often worried about whether they’re doing something wrong. They’ll ask whether they “should” be doing this, or if that is the “correct” thing to do. I completely understand the reasoning for these questions, because if you’re not experienced and confident with mixing you’ll second-guess yourself. At that …

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5 ways for hip hop producers to set themselves apart

Producers face many of the same challenges as artists. The field is crowded, it’s never been easier to access professional production tools, and lots of people are chasing the same audience. So what can you do as a producer to make a name for yourself? In an article for HipHopDX, Riley Wallace shares some good …

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Liam Gallagher Makes Tea, Shares His Opinion Of The Modern Music Industry In 36 Seconds [VIDEO]

Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has something to say about almost anything, and its usually not very nice. This 36 second clip encapsulates his current view of the modern recording industry and how much revenue it returns to artists. Related articles SiriusXM Completes $480M Investment in Pandora, 3 Join Board...Read More

The perils of starting a band

It’s the old story. You’ve been mastering the guitar in your bedroom for a solid few months now. The chord changes are getting quicker, the fret buzzes are becoming more infrequent, and you’ve even got the hang of a solo or two. You’re ready for the next step. You talk to your friends about this. …

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Equipment • Crossing The Border • Guide To Buying Drums

This week on MusicThinkTank, we covered the challenge of coming to the US as a Canadian or Mexican band, what to keep in mind when purchasing drums, how to find time for music when you have a day job, and more. Robert Lanterman | Canadian/Mexican Bands Coming To The US:...Read More

Announcement Of Latin Grammy Nominees Delayed Indefinitely By Natural Disasters

The Latin Recording Academy has postponed the announcement of nominations for the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards in the aftermath of a deadly and powerful earthquake that affected Mexico this week, as well as the lingering devastation from hurricanes Irma and Harvey. In a statement announcing the delay, Latin Recording...Read More