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Are high-res audio and $60 CDs the future of music?

No Comments 29 June 2016

From the Disc Makers Echoes blog: Blue Coast Records’ development of Extended Sound Environment recording has created a new niche for the audiophile market through high-res audio streams and CDs.

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Musicians guide to touring Europe without a booking agent or label (Part 1)

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Musicians guide to touring Europe without a booking agent or label (Part 1)

No Comments 27 June 2016

[This article on the DIY Musician Blog was written by guest contributor Brett Newski, an indie-pop songwriter who has toured extensively in Europe.] Touring can be brutal. You know this if you’ve been on the road, especially in America or the UK. Don’t worry. It gets better.

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Songwriting Tip: Melody Is Like A Fingerprint or Signature

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Songwriting Tip: Melody Is Like A Fingerprint or Signature

No Comments 27 June 2016

From the USA Songwriting Competition blog: In my songwriting course, I cover melody and chords as well as lyrics. I’ve learned so much about songwriters this way. Melodies don’t always reflect the actual personality of the composer the way handwriting might, but it certainly stays within a certain box with his or her name on it.

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A composition you can only hear by moving your head

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A composition you can only hear by moving your head

No Comments 20 June 2016

From Create Digital Music: “It’s almost like there’s an echo of the original music in the space.” After years of music being centered on stereo space and fixed timelines, sound seems ripe for reimagination as open and relative.

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Novation iOS: Ditch the Laptop

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Novation iOS: Ditch the Laptop

No Comments 16 June 2016

via Create Digital Music: The iPad (and iPhone) are starting to look like the ultimate jamming devices – mobile, connected, and ready to play. And it’s doing what laptops can, in a less awkward form factor. Back-to-back updates from Novation are bringing their apps closer to that reality, today.

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Active listening can help you as a musician

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Active listening can help you as a musician

No Comments 7 June 2016

via Disc Makers Echoes: Active listening will serve you well in live situations, recording sessions, and even in your interpersonal relationships. Active listening is specifically making listening the primary activity and doing nothing else. Don’t clean, don’t drive, don’t carry on a conversation. Just listen.

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How To Overcome The Fear Of Sharing Your Musical Creations

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How To Overcome The Fear Of Sharing Your Musical Creations

No Comments 1 June 2016

From the USA Songwriting Competition blog: Whether you are interested in writing songs as a hobby or want to turn it into a career, you will need to share your work with others. While this may seem daunting, using tricks that have worked for countless others provides a great foundation for facing your fear. Otherwise, your creations will sit tucked away in a drawer, silent.

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