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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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]