Tag: Artists

Live Performance Music Entrepreneurship

Stage To Studio: How To Adapt Vocals For Recording

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Singing live and singing in the studio can sometimes be two very different animals, and switching from the stage to the recording booth can often require a certain level of adaption on the part of the performer. Here we look at how to make that process happen more smoothly. Guest post by Sabrina Bucknole of the TuneCore Blog [Editors Note: This […]

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Get Familiar With YouTube’s New Monetization Icons

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In recent month YouTube has begun putting in place a new set of guidelines and controls to give advertisers more control and awareness surrounding where there ads are placed. This change is designed to recover advertisers’ trust following the placement of their ads overtop of inappropriate and/or hateful videos, and it seems, thus far, to […]

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6 Ways To Use Storytelling As A Musician (That Have Nothing To Do With Lyrics)

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Songs have been a storytelling medium for as long as they’ve existed, but too often artists have restricted this to their lyrics. In this article we look at six ways artists can help to communicate a narrative to their audience outside of lyrics. Guest post by Allison Johnelle Boron of the Reverbnation Blog Songs have told stories from […]

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How To Make A Good Show A Great One

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Once you’ve been playing shows for awhile and have begun to see some real success and interest form your audience, it’s time to consider stepping it up and moving to the next level. Here we look at some ways in which you can transform your good live show into something great. You and your band […]

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Instagram Adds “Go LIVE With A Friend” And It’s Perfect For Direct Artist To Fan Engagement

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Instagram has added the ability to add a guest to a live stream; and it provides the perfect free platform for direct artist to fan engagement. “Go LIVE With A Friend” launches today for some and will rollout globally to all Instagram users in the coming months.  Instagram had added “Go LIVE With A Friend.” […]

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Great Instagram Practices For Indie Artists

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While the importance of Instagram can be elusive or confusing for some, the platform relevance in the music industry is undeniable. Using the platform effectively can be a challenge for many indie artists, so we here look at some of the best practices to employ in order to get the most out of the platform. […]

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Getting Useful Feedback On Your Music

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Guest Post By: ALEX COWLES Everybody wants to get feedback on their music, especially when they’re just getting to grips with their production career. One of the most disheartening things to get back when you send off a track is ‘not for me’. It’s vague, useless as feedback and at best shows a lack of interest. […]

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Taylor Swift Turned Right Said Fred’s Body-Positive Hit Into A Revenge Fantasy: Here’s How

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In this article Ian Temple deconstructs and analyzes the musical similarities between T-Swift’s latest single “Look What You Made Me Do” and Right Said Fred’s hit 1992 classic “I’m Too Sexy For My Shirt” Guest post by Ian Temple of Soundfly’s Flypaper Here’s a music-theory analysis of Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” and Right Said […]

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New Music Degrees and Certificates at CCA

This past Friday, August 25, 2017 was an extraordinary day. This day marked my 2nd anniversary working at the Community College of Aurora in Aurora, CO. On this day, our esteemed Curriculum Committee approved my first two Music and Entertainment Entrepreneurship Program CTE Certificates and A.A.S. Degrees: Music and Entertainment Entrepreneurship Program (MEE) Initial Certificates […]

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YouTube, Facebook and Every Musician’s Moral Rights

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Here Chris Castle explores the concept of moral rights, statutory rights put in place to safeguard the link between an artist in their work, as well as bemoaning the lack of these same rights in the US and how the should operate in conjunction with companies like Facebook and YouTube. Guest post by Chris Castle of Music Technology […]

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