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Creative Album Release Strategies for Artists at Any Level

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Today, with all the new technology and different ways to reach your fans, there are more ways to release your music than you can count. As cool as it may be to have all these options, it’s sometimes hard to decide which release strategy is best for you and your music career. After all, not everyone...

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How to Identify the Perfect Audience for Your Music

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Being a person who seeks to create music and release it publicly requires an intense amount of drive. Passion without direction, however, will not give you the success you’re seeking. No matter how talented you are or how powerful your art is, without the right audience, your music will not...

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New Genelec SAM monitors

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

No matter how challenging the acoustics, Genelec SAM Systems adapt to your recording environment, delivering consistent sonic accuracy, flexibility and unlimited configuration possibilities. Now the SAM range has grown to include everything from compact nearfields to full range monitoring systems,...

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Shure MVi, THE Digital Recording Studio that fits in your pocket!

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

If you are the kind of person who constantly finds inspiration and will often want to record on the move, we may have the perfect solution for you.  The Shure MVi is a pocket size Digital Audio Interface that comes with a Combo jack, allowing you to plug in any XLR microphone or instrument with adaptor....

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How to Be a More Productive Musician Than You’ve Ever Been Before

Friday, May 27th, 2016

It’s 2016, and we’re all trying to be more productive. It’s a common New Year’s resolution, but it’s something that everybody struggles with all year round. Getting the most out of every minute is important, but that doesn’t mean that actually achieving such a goal is easy. Many actions...

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Disastrous Mistakes That Every Novice Band Makes

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

So, you’re planning on starting a band? Great! Having a band is an amazing experience and we’re sure you’ll have a lot of fun playing, hanging out with your bandmates, and traveling to places you’ve never been before. But before you get all excited, you need to understand that...

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Ways to Be a Happier Musician (Even When Things Seem Hopeless)

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

The spectrum of potential difficulties and hardships you’ll face as an independent musician are vast, from physically grueling tours to financial struggles to the ever-looming fear that your career’s going nowhere. And let’s not forget that all your feels are on display to either...

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Billy Lunn, What does it mean to “break America”?

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

On the plane journey over to JFK Airport for our first American tour in something like eight years, I couldn’t help thinking what it was like when we first arrived stateside to appear on a popular TV programme of the time: The OC. Like anything then, we took it all in our stride. On departing from...

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How To Sound Uncomfortable, Comfortably

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

We’ve described how important it is to sing in your vocal comfort zone. But there is a place in performance for uncomfortable sounds.  Think of the sounds you make in an extreme emotion: yelling, screaming or breathlessness. Now think of the patterns people make with those sounds the yell hits...

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What Singers Can Learn From Prince

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

Selling more than 100 million records over a 40-year career, Prince was a musical chameleon whose stylistic excursions spanned R&B, soul, hard rock, funk, jazz and pop. As unique and bold a performer as Prince was, is there anything young singers today can learn from him?

1. Live...

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Why the British live music industry could be under threat from the smartphone in your pocket.

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

The UK is internationally renowned not only for producing some of the best musical artists in the world, but also for developing an unrivalled live music industry that supports this creative wellspring, together with the high-quality venues and events needed to support our abundance of talent. Not...

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Things You Need to Do Before You Release a Single

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Releasing a single is the first step to generating interest in your music and building a fanbase. Some artists have built massive fanbases and generated revenue from just one hit single. However, there’s a lot more that goes into successfully releasing a single than just posting it on your SoundCloud...

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Simple Things to Give Up if You Truly Want to Succeed as an Artist

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

There are plenty of articles with suggestions about how to be more productive, more successful, and with tips on how to become the person you want to be… but what about the things you need to give up? Those artists who have made it have qualities in common, including many things that they have...

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The Ultimate All-In-One Personal PA

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

The Mackie FreePlay is the ultimate all-in-one stereo PA solution. With a portable, battery-powerable design, FreePlay delivers powerful, full-range sound anytime, anywhere. FreePlay features Bluetooth technology for music streaming from any mobile device that can be mixed with vocal mics, guitars...

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Ear Trumpet’s new Josephine mic

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

A medium-large diaphragm (26mm) condenser microphone, Josephine is designed for live vocal and ensemble use, with an avant-garde styling evocative of 1930s and ‘40s classic microphones. The mic is suitable for singers or acoustic ensembles from 6” to 48” away.

The original Josephine...

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