Featured Article

The Secret of High SAT Scores is Hidden in Your Taste in Music

We recently scoured scholarly journals, collegiate records, and data collected from self-reported social media profiles to perform a meta-analysis from various angles…



Recent Posts

The Music Modernization Act is One Step Closer to Paying Us Fair Streaming Royalties

Updated: Industry News

Music licensing laws have been screwed up for a long time now... on the order of decades. So many people get their flat fees when an album is recorded, pressed, and sold. The mixing, mastering, and recording engineers, the record executives, the marketing team, video directors and editors... even the roadies on tour are on […]

Metallica Makes Peace With Cover Band After Sending Threatening 41 Page Letter

Updated: Lessons

Here we go now with another silly Metallica legal scandal. File this one under 'Legal Lessons.' Before you get your pitchforks out and start to burn your Black Album (if St. Anger didn't get it first), I want to offer up some context into this sort of thing. When you get to Metallica's level, you […]

Autechre's Flutter Vs. The Criminal Justice & Public Order Act of 1994

Updated: Interesting

In the United Kingdom, circa the late 1980's and early 1990's, the rave culture had grown to its peak manifestation. From the party-goers' perspective, ravers were mostly young people having a good time. But from the viewpoint of the local and national governments it wasn't quite such a simple picture. The Rave Problem of the […]

Post Malone's Plane to Make Emergency Landing

Updated: Industry News

Post Malone, the current king of the pop charts (more news on this below!), performed at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA's) last night before taking off on a private plane this morning for London where he was scheduled to perform again. One day after performing at the VMA's & breaking industry records, Post Malone […]

The Eagles Soar Past Michael Jackson's Thriller for Best-Selling Album

Updated: Industry News

It was only a few days ago when I mentioned once again that Michael Jackson's Thriller album was the best-selling album of all time. Things can change seemingly fast, but it was a long road for The Eagles before they finally usurped the King of Pop's number one spot. The Eagles Dethrone Thriller Today is […]

Childish Gambino Accused of Copyright Infringement in 'This is America'

Updated: Industry News

Life comes at you fast. And we all know what they say about Karma. Donald Glover, performing as Childish Gambino, vocalist on 'This is America' This is America's Success Childish Gambino experienced a tremendous success with his recent outrage-baiting single and music video entitled 'This is America,' in which he repeats a lot of nonsensical […]

Clarinet Student Awarded $350,000 After Girlfriend Sabotages His Career

Updated: Life

Get ready to take an emotional rollercoaster. There are some real despicable people out there doing horrible things for selfish reasons, but in the end justice can prevail when given the opportunity. Eric Abramovitz, Rising Clarinet Star The Context - Mastering the Clarinet That's how it went down for Eric Abramovitz. From the early age […]

How to Create a Music Marketing Plan Like a Pro

Updated: Careers & Marketing

I won't sugarcoat it, not even a little bit: the music business is hard. Exceptionally hard. But since the rewards for those who make it to the top are stupendous, it's only fitting that climb itself be difficult. This, of course, isn't news to you. Even the most starry-eyed musicians understand that making it as […]

Guitar Pedal Order Matters! - The Signal Chain & Effects Loop Guide

Updated: Guitar Guru

This nightmare question gets asked once per musician, they spend a couple days tormenting themselves over it, then it finally all clicks into place. That question? "What's the best order for my guitar pedals?" The problem arises from realizing you may be using as many as six or even 12 pedals, and even more on […]

Should I Upgrade My Mastering Equalizer?

Updated: Q & A

A fun question came in yesterday regarding upgrading a mastering equalizer. EQ's are always used in mastering, and while this question asked about specific models, I couldn't help myself but offer my opinion on EQ's in this capacity in general. Special thanks to the readers who have emailed in with corrections and suggestions regarding ways […]

Ledger Note is the leading-edge online music magazine. With our focus on education for industry professionals while at work and enjoyment at home, we never cease adding and updating our tutorials, tips & tricks, and entertainment blog. Use our passion for your benefit in the studio, at gigs, and during practice and rehearsal. Progress never stops at Ledger Note. Gear Gigs Grind Glory. See you at the top!