There are standard tricks a mixing engineer can call on to cater to and complement the song structure and arrangement and create a great overall mix. Read More.
When playing keyboards, latency can refer to the delay between hitting a key and hearing the resulting sound. Just a little delay can derail your part. Read More.
There’s no “formula” to write a great chorus or hook, but these techniques can spark ideas to write, rework, or critique your own songs. Read More.
Icons who had a deep and significant impact on shaping modern music are among the musicians who died in 2017. Chuck Berry, Butch Trucks, and Buddy Greco are among the nine artists we pay tribute in the first installment of this post. Read More.
Instagram has added a streaming video tool. Here are six tips to get you started using the Instagram Live feature to its fullest. Read More.
Deliberate isolation helped Cage The Elephant find its voice. Maybe you can try the same to strip away your influences and find your voice as a musician. Read More.
People train for everything: marathons, driving tests, hotdog-eating competitions! Why on earth wouldn’t you train for something as huge, as dangerous, as awe inspiring, as being able to succeed in the music business? Read More.
Having an inspired idea is one thing, but actually recording great keyboard parts in the studio can be another. Here are seven tips to put you on the right track. Read More.
If your goal is to find band members who are compatible with your musical style, personality, and work ethic – and who share similar short and long-term goals – these tips can help. Read More.
While pricing merch competitively is important, it’s just one piece of the puzzle. There are a number of other factors to consider if you want merch to be really profitable. Read More.
It’s definitely too late to learn anything when the dirt hits your face, but until then, you have plenty of time to learn how to play a musical instrument. Read More.
Doesn’t it always seem that just when you reach the point of wrapping things up, that’s when you lose perspective? These seven music mixing tips will help. Read More.
If you have contacts you can shop a song to, buying exclusive rights to a hip hop beat might be a good idea. If you are just looking to get noticed, you should consider leasing that beat. Read More.
Disruptive questions break your incremental thinking towards problem-solving, will shake up your reality, and help you find success in music. Read More.
Independent artists rely on the tangible media that is the music CD. As a physical representation of their hard work, a means of increasing revenue, and to establish their brand, independent musicians use CDs in ways major label artists don’t. Read More.