[INFOGRAPHIC] What is Tonality Based Ear Training? — Ear Training HQ

December 22nd, 2014

Tonality based ear training makes up the core of the approach we use here at Ear Training HQ. It’s the approach I strongly advise every musician to fo

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Music Business Plays to Big Data’s Beat

December 22nd, 2014

Vivendi SA’s Universal Music Group is using a database built years ago by interns as a robust analysis tool that tracks artists’ sales and helps evaluate employees.

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Why Music Makes Our Brain Sing

December 22nd, 2014

When a song triggers both anticipation and reward, it moves us like nothing else.

Source: www.nytimes.com

Music has a profound effect on the human brain. Music and it understand of it is what makes us human.  This article explore the relationship of music and the brain.

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Anatomy of Songs

December 22nd, 2014

Although this is sort of a parody, it does show that each genre does follow a certain formula in regards to song form, style and instrumentation.  What are your thoughts regarding this info-graphic?  Is it too close to reality?

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Properly sending your music to commercial radio stations

December 10th, 2014

The first step in getting radio play is sending your music to radio stations.

Distributing musi…

Source: www.musicthinktank.com

There is a right way and a wrong way to submit your songs to commercial radio station.  The proper method will make a BIG difference in weather your song is picked up by a radio station.  The music business is in a constant state of flux.  Those artist who remain on the cutting edge of technology and trends will have greater success.  Radio stations get tons of music from artist wanting them to play their song.  Many artist are in direct competition with big music labels and established superstar artist.  Breaking through can be tough but all it takes is getting on the right station with the right audience with a receptive Music Director and it could open doors for an emerging artist.

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Need More Proof That The Music Industry Is Fake? Here You Go.

December 10th, 2014

We all know that our favourite artists have great voices right? Wrong! This video from RT, reveals just how corrupt the music industry really is and how anyone can sound like a professional.

Source: www.trueactivist.com

This is an interesting video revealing how artist are using technology.  The problem with this is its overuse.  Too much of a good thing can leave a sour taste. One of the biggest technological techniques used in producing records is autotune.   This is a black box that will "fix" the pitch of a singers voice.  Most of what is heard today in mainstream commercial music filters the singing voice through autotune. Then there is the issue of live performances which are not really live.  In the pursuit of perfection and lack of spontaneity many concerts are actually lip-synced over a studio vocal track.  Where is the skill in that?   .

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Making melodies – Indian Express

December 8th, 2014

Composer-lyricist duo, Shantanu Moitra and Swanand Kirkire, on their work in PK, being rebels in the mainstream and creating soulful tunes in the age of cut-and-paste music

Source: indianexpress.com

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