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CD Baby celebrates 20th Birthday & $600 Million in Artist Payouts

Sunday - Mar 11, 2018 Industry News

If you're like me, you probably remember the old days of uploading your songs to MySpace and Soundcloud.  It was cool to hit the charts and get a ton of plays, but there wasn't a readily available way of monetizing those plays.  The best you could do on these streaming sites was link people out […]

Types of Guitar Pedals: 23 Must Have Effects That Define Your Style

Tuesday - Feb 27, 2018 Guitar Guru

We all have heard that tone starts in the hands of the guitarist.  Different players can play thru the exact same amp and guitar rig and produce sounds on opposite ends of the spectrum.  I like to refer to this base sonic level as the DNA of a player.  Thanks to mad scientists tinkering in […]

5 True Music Myths People Want to Be False

Thursday - Feb 22, 2018 Interesting

The history of modern music is draped in the power of myth and rumor, from the “Paul is dead” buzz to Led Zeppelin’s filthy mud shark incident. Sometimes, the stories that serve as the foundation for such mythos are so fantastic, so cool, or so flat out weird, it doesn’t much matter whether they’re true, […]

Can We Mix the Kick Drum & Bass in Stereo?

Monday - Feb 12, 2018 Q & A

A fantastic email came in today that was so good that I dropped everything else I was doing to address the question at hand. The question involves the information found in one of our most popular and earliest articles called Mixing Bass and Kick for Low-End Balance. With nearly every genre now emphasizing the low-end […]

How to Set Up Your Audio Interface to Record Audio

Saturday - Feb 10, 2018 Q & A

Our most recent question that was generalizable enough to benefit the entire community is a very fundamental hurdle that nearly everyone runs into.   Being a musician usually involves learning an instrument and some music theory, but rarely do we anticipate needing to learn our way around computers to enhance our hobby.  But that's what […]

How MTV’s TRL Met Its Slow, But Inevitable Demise

Tuesday - Jan 30, 2018 Interesting

You couldn’t get away from Total Request Live at the turn of the 20th century. Their formula of counting down the day's top videos was the anchor of MTV's programming for years, even if said videos skewed immensely heavy toward throwaway bubblegum pop or rap-rock/nu-metal that in retrospect hasn't aged too well. By the time […]

High-Level Song Arrangement Tips: From 'Meh' to Masterpiece

Monday - Jan 22, 2018 Music Theory

So you've written a great song. Now what? Most songs call for more than simply the original skeleton of voice and piano or guitar. But just how do you arrange when you're starting with these bare bones? What do you add to the orchestration and where do you add this to the song? Here we'll […]

Managing Stage Fright: Does Practice Make Perfect?

Monday - Jan 15, 2018 Gigs & Live Performance

Anxious music students and seasoned performers are often asked, “How long do you practice every day?” Having treated many performers with stage fright, it is important to take a closer look at this question. The answer is not a simple number of hours (or, in some cases, minutes) that one practices, or even how carefully […]

Beginner Jazz Guitar for Non-Jazz Guitarists

Thursday - Jan 11, 2018 Guitar Guru

Learning to play jazz guitar might seem like rocket science to some, and while there is a world of information and approaches out there, taking things in small steps will yield the best results. Remember that music is not a competition.  It is art for its own sake. In this lesson, I'll attempt to give […]

A School Boy's Yearbook Ambition to Sell a Million Records

Tuesday - Jan 2, 2018 Life

This is one of those stories that has a surprise ending, so stick around for the reveal! Strange and interesting things are happening around us all the time.  It used to be that you'd hear about some story that happened to your friend's cousin's neighbor's dad and you'd dismiss it with a chuckle because it […]

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