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Top 10 Best Movie Scores of All Time

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best movie scores of all time

Like everything, boiling it down to the top 10 best movie scores of all time requires a balance between objectivity and subjectivity. There are some that are clearly better than others, but our own tastes come into play as well. It can't simply be that the music is good. It has to create an effective atmosphere for the movie scenes, emitting the right emotions for […]

Top 10 Best-Selling Albums of All Time

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best-selling albums of all time

This list of the best-selling albums of all time has more to it than you'd might think. Record labels and artists often post much higher claimed sales than can be certified by companies like Nielsen SoundScan and the RIAA. If those claimed sales aren't even remotely similar to those collected by the certification-awarding companies, they weren't included. There's also situations where double-length albums count as […]

Top 10 Best Movie Soundtracks of All Time

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best movie soundtracks of all time

Choosing the best movie soundtracks of all time was a hard task, so we developed a system to help us score them. First and foremost, they had to easily come to mind. If you have to go searching for what to include, then that doesn't deserve a slot. We then combined a few factors. One was that the songs themselves had to be great in […]

Top 10 Best Music Documentaries of All Time

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best music documentaries of all time

It was a challenge to choose the top 10 best music documentaries of all time, but we got it done. While there are many worth seeing, these represent the cream of the crop and the recommended place to start viewing them. If you're still excited for more documentaries about music after chewing through this list, then we have a handful of runner's up and some […]

Top 10 Best Musicals of All Time

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best musicals of all time

You'd think this isn't that popular of a discussion but I can't count how many times I've argued about which are the best musicals of all time. We generally all agree on the same batch, but it's the order in which they rank, particularly the top three, where the real conversation begins. As you read this list, you'll undoubtedly find some of your favorites and […]

Top 10 Best Movies About Music

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top 10 best movies about music

There's nothing worse than wanting to watch one of the best movies about music but all you can find is the same old films. There are so many "decent" music movies out there that the great ones can get lost in all of the noise. So what we're doing here is giving you the top 10, then five runner's up if you've seen all the […]

Top 10 Best Bands of All Time

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best bands of all time

The conversations around ranking the best bands of all time are opinion-based, but we've boiled it down so that it's at least based on the opinions of hundreds of millions of people. We can crowdsource that info based on things like sales, tours, and awards won. While there might be a consensus this way, we all know the average person couldn't explain to you the […]

Top 10 Best-Selling Artists of All Time

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best-selling artists of all time

Many of these discussions are opinion based and lead to fun arguments, but listing out the best-selling artists of all time is fact based. There's no negotiating or convincing involved, because we've tracked the numbers (for the most part). There are some older band and artist names listed here that won't surprise you, but some of them will make you think "how in the world […]

Top 10 Best Drummers of All Time

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best drummers of all time

What music fan hasn't had a discussion, let alone a full blown argument, about who all makes the list of the best drummers of all time? It's that time again and I'm ready to fend off your emails, because we undoubtedly qualify these musicians based on different factors. Some people only care about technical ability, while others value simplicity with perfect timing. I know someone […]

Top 10 Best Bassists of All Time

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best bassists of all time

Musicians have talked about this forever, even falling into full blown arguments. And that's "Who makes the list of the best bassists of all time?" It's a fun discussion because everyone qualifies musicians in different ways. For instance, some people care about technical skill and music theory abilities. Others care about which bands the bassists were in and who had the most mass appeal. Some […]

Top 10 Best Guitarists of All Time

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best guitarists of all time

Every rock fan, let alone guitar players around the world, have this argument at least once a month, and that's "who are the best guitarists of all time?" The problem is everybody has preferences and different definitions as to which skills are the best to have. Some people like shredding while others like slower and more melodic playing. Some want to see the fundamentals mastered […]

Top 10 Best Singers of All Time

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You want to be sure to start an argument with passionate musicians? Ask them who belongs in the top 10 best singers of all time list. Given enough time you'd come up with at least 50 names because so much of it comes down to taste and preference. Fortunately, because so many of us have voiced our opinions we can tell which vocalists have the […]

Top 10 Best Hip-Hop Producers of All Time

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best hip-hop producers of all time

The age-old question every rap fan talks about all the time... "Who are the best hip-hop producers of all time?" It matters because the backing beat is the foundation of the rap song. Many times, having access to these supreme beat producers can make or break a career. Like our list of the best rappers of all time, this list isn't a popularity contest. There's […]

Top 10 Best Rappers of All Time

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best rappers of all time

Every rap fan has had this conversation... heck, it's probably exploded into a full blown argument. And that's "Who's makes the list of the best rappers of all time?" Everyone has an opinion and it's usually based on popularity instead of skill. This list doesn't care about who's popular. It doesn't give bonus respect points to those who are old school. It doesn't matter who […]

How Do Analog Stereo Compressors Work?

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analog stereo compressors

I've over simplified the question in the title above about stereo compressors, but that gets to the essence of the discussion between myself and a smart gentleman, who I thank for sending in such a high quality set of questions. Thanks to all of the people writing in. We can't get back to everyone, but we're doing our best. We're performing triage over here, so […]

Guitar Amp Mic Post-Processing During Mixing?

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mixing guitar amplifier microphone recording

We received a very insightful question recently that requires some critical thinking to explain the answer. You'll enjoy this guitar amp mic one if you like puzzles, especially as a studio engineer and/or guitarist. As always, let me thank a couple readers for their help. Frederick notified us of an error in our mp3 compression article and Pepsy supplied us with a picture we needed […]

How Major Labels are Using Small Music Blogs to Gaslight Us About Youtube's Claim System

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major labels and youtube claim system

The nerve of these people to try to convince us that THEY are the victims here... God forbid musicians find a way to reach their own fans. The State of Youtube's Claim System As everyone knows, Youtube's claim system is severely broken when it comes to music. Not a day goes by when a creator on the video streaming site isn't essentially unfairly robbed of […]

Katy Perry & Juicy J Lose Copyright Lawsuit to Christian Rapper Flame

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katy perry dark horse copyright infringment

This one has been cooking for years in the background. I caught wind of it years ago and forgot about it, only to see it finally come to a head in the courts. The Background of the Dark Horse Saga In 2013, Katy Perry releases a song "Dark Horse" that features an instrumental and a rap verse by Juicy J, where the final touches were […]

Top 10 Richest Guitarists in the World

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richest guitarists in the world

How many young guitarists have you known that dream of hitting it big and getting the fame, adoration, and riches? Perhaps you're one of them. The songwriting despite the writer's block, the grueling years on tour, the album and merchandise sales... that all sounds great if you really want it. But you're in for a big surprise if you think that's all it takes to […]

Top 10 Richest Rock Stars in the World

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top 10 richest rock stars in the world

Many young musicians dream of being a rock star for the fame and adoration, even though it's a grueling lifestyle of non-stop touring. These starving artist types have a big surprise coming if they break into the big time, because you can make an unbelievable amount of money as one of the top 10 richest rock stars in the world. As you read this list, […]