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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Biscuit Songwriting – International Biscuit Festival

December 8th, 2014

Biscuit Songwriting Competition presented by Put your love of Biscuits to music and share it with the world. The Biscuit Songwriting Competition attracts some of the best talent around as they share their musical tributes to the white and fluffy.

Source: biscuitfest.com

Now this a a rather unique song contest.  Write your best song with Biscuit being the main theme.  Who is game for this one?

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2015 Grammy nominations announced

December 8th, 2014

The 2015 Grammy nominations have been announced The Grammy nominations have been announced, with UK songwriter Sam Smith and US pop mega star Beyoncé each receiving multiple nominations he nominations for the 2015 Grammy’s have been announced,…

Source: www.songwritingmagazine.co.uk

Who is your favorite artist?  Are they included in the nominations?

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Music Marketing: Strategy – 7 Steps

December 8th, 2014

Share On FacebookShare on Twitter C’mon over to http://www.musicbusinessinstitute.com to get your free 3-part video training series for musicians.

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Music artist need to learn how to market their music.  In this video songwriters can get a short overview of some of the steps needed to market their songs.

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14 Ways to Make Money From One Song

December 8th, 2014

One song is all you need to supercharge your money-making power! Here are 14 ways to turn that song into cash.

Source: blog.sonicbids.com

Finding ways to create income from your music is important toward fueling a thriving music career.  Here are some tips that will give you ideas on different ways to make money with your songs.  The key is being creative.  Have you used any of these techniques? If so, feel free to share your success story.

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This Band Just Finished A 28 Day Tour And Made How Much?!

December 4th, 2014

The following is by 1/2 of the band Pomplamoose and Patreon co-founder, Jack Conte. Pomplamoose just finished a 28-day tour. We played 24 shows in…

Source: www.digitalmusicnews.com

Making it in the music business is tough.  Here is an accounting of the cost for a band to do a 28 day tour.  The results may or may not surprise you.

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