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Saturday
Sep212019

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Workout Music

Thursday
Sep192019

What's The Best Music To Work Out To?

Whether you work out on your own every once and a while or go to the gym every day, you know that it can be difficult to exercise without listening to music. Some people prefer the quiet, but most enjoy using workout playlists to help them get through their exercise routine. 
That’s why there’s a ton of options out there for you to choose from when you decide what music to listen to while you complete your workout. The music industry has even adapted to include artists who focus on producing music specifically designed for people who exercise.
So out of all the songs and playlists you’ll find with a quick search before you tie your workout shoes, which are the right ones for you? Check out this list to find the best music to work out to, so you can power through your next routine and focus on your fitness goals.

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Wednesday
Sep182019

The Love Of Listening To Music And The Radio While Driving Is Not Dead

Be it running errands, commuting or driving to the other corner of the country, we invariably like listening to music and the radio in our cars.

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Tuesday
Sep172019

4 Best Insights Into A Music Education Degree

Most people probably believe a music education degree only leads to teaching careers, yet music education majors can actually pursue a wider array of jobs. In fact, modern music education programs have diversified their curricula to offer more degree options and flexible ways to obtain the appropriate credentials for working within the field. As a result, program participants can achieve a degree that prepares them for traditional or non-traditional music education careers. Here are some insights to consider about music education degrees.

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Saturday
Sep142019

Musician's Malady: Feeling Like A Manager?

Friday
Sep132019

Feeling Like A Manager For Your Own Band? 4 Tools To Help Keep Things Organized

When it comes to being in a band, it isn’t uncommon for one person to feel as though they are doing the majority of the work. While band leaders often spearhead most projects and communique, this role can take its toll on the band and lead to issues down the road. With the help of the following four tools, every band member can better organize their group.

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Thursday
Sep122019

What Are Music Magazines Doing To Stay Alive In Today's Digital Age?

As social media becomes the main place fans find out about the latest music news, what’s happening to popular and indie print music magazines? Brand recognition only goes so far, even for music industry staples like Rolling Stone Magazine and NME. 

Even for younger fans, there’s a nostalgia attached to print music publications. Anyone aware of modern music history understands the importance of journalistic interviews, especially in rock and roll. Though print magazines have long shared the stage with radio and TV, they maintained a prestigious foothold in pop culture — until digital media changed the landscape

Let’s take a closer look at how music magazines cope with changes in how people consume music-related content.

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Thursday
Sep122019

Is Playlist Streaming Hurting The Artist?

Since streaming became the new norm, overtaking CD sales and now paid downloads of artists music, it’s now become more evident how streaming and music playlists are actually hurting artists and devaluing who’s behind the music.

But does anyone care?

I wish I could say they do, but it seems that every time someone say’s Playlist’, artists are jumping on board to add themselves to one or more of the millions of playlists that exist only to be added to the needle in the haystack.

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Tuesday
Sep102019

5 Tips For Working With Touring Bands, Artists

Whether you’re a festival organizer or simply cobbling together a basement show at the last minute (but please don’t) there are certain practices when working with mid-level or less well known acts that will help build goodwill and make sure the performance goes off smoothly.

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Saturday
Sep072019

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Making Music Careers More Accessible

Thursday
Sep052019

Making Music Careers More Accessible For Parents

The music industry is a demanding field, no matter which area of it you are employed in. There are thousands of people who are striving to carve out a place in the industry, which makes jobs that pay a reasonable wage highly competitive. Oftentimes, this means putting your personal life on the back burner and focusing on work for quite a while.

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Wednesday
Sep042019

Rest And Relaxation: How To Chill Out After The Show

Performing can be an incredibly strenuous task. Though touring musicians might think that all they have to do is simply get up on stage each night, performing night after night is actually a great way to seriously hurt your voice and body in the long run. Even if you’re not on tour, it is important to have warm up and cool down exercises for before and after the show so you can stay focused and consistent in the days after. Since you’re likely already familiar with many different ways to warm up, here are four tips on how to relax after a big show:

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Tuesday
Sep032019

Creative Ways To Strengthen Your Band Image

Most musicians either start or join a band because they love music and they want to share their talents with the world. It’s nice to think about all of the perks and exciting things that can come with a successful music career, but ultimately, most musicians aren’t entrepreneurs.

In order to find success as a musician, though, you have to think of your band more like a business. You might have the greatest talent in the world and the catchiest songs anyone has ever heard, but if you can’t attract people to your band, you’ll never have an audience and your career will fade out before it even gets off the ground.

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Wednesday
Aug282019

What Does “Success” In Music Mean?

Guest post by Patrick McGuire. This article originally appeared on Soundfly’s Flypaper

For some, it’s the ability to pay one’s bills exclusively through making music. Others think they’ll find it once their songs hit a certain number of plays over streaming platforms, or once they sell out of a run of physical copies of a new album. I personally love being on the road, and am always striving to feel like the crowd out there is really excited to see me play my music. That’s when I feel truly successful.

Success means something different to every musician, but one thing is clear: Musical success is no longer, and may never again be, what it used to be. I’ve been thinking about this question a lot, what success really means right now. Here are my thoughts on the matter.

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