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Saturday
Aug032019

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Musicians' Mental Wellbeing

Friday
Aug022019

How Musicians Can Invest In Their Mental Wellbeing

A career in music is never easy, but the music industry brings particular challenges that can affect your mental wellbeing. This industry is high-pressure and competitive by nature, and facing the unusual work hours and demands for perfection that musicians face can contribute to mental health issues like anxiety and depression.

Chances are that passion for music brought you into this industry, but anxiety and depression can quickly take the joy out of this career for any musician. Luckily, there are many ways that you can prioritize your mental health so that you can enjoy the unique life that your music career brings.  

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Tuesday
Jul302019

Do New Bands Still Need To Get Signed To Make It?

Getting a record deal used to be the number one priority for unsigned bands. Having the backing of a label, with the budget to distribute and market their music, was perhaps the only way to grow and start playing bigger and better shows. But with a shift in how listeners consume music, there’s been a change in what’s actually important when you want to “make it”.

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Monday
Jul292019

6 Tips For Musicians Marketing Themselves For The First Time

One of the hardest things about the music business is marketing yourself. Bigger artists are able to hire professionals, but what about the myriad other skilled yet overlooked musicians out there?

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Monday
Jul292019

Everything You Should Know Before Getting Your First Piano

Before you can even begin to consider rests and rhythm and the squiggly lines at the beginning of the music that give you migraines, you must first find an instrument to play on.

Naturally, you’ll have a lot of questions about acquiring a piano- should you actually buy one? Is it better to get a piano or a keyboard? Is it worth getting one second hand?

To help you, Jellynote has prepared a comprehensive guide to finding your dream instrument.

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Saturday
Jul272019

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Home Recording

Thursday
Jul252019

5 Things You Need For Your Home Recording Studio

Innovations in technology have made it easier than ever to set up a recording studio. It’s no longer necessary to invest thousands of dollars (and hundreds of square feet) in a bulky mixing board. Many of today’s most popular songs were created with little more than a laptop and some software, but it still takes a few simple things to make a great home studio to capture vocals and instruments at their best. As you build your home studio, include these five elements.

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Thursday
Jul252019

What Makes A Good Acquisition? Music Does 

Companies embark on the acquisition route to grow their businesses and extend their reach. Naturally this happens in every industry, that’s how we get conglomerates. In the record industry the majors only became majors after they’d acquired dozens of smaller successful labels that had ‘vision’, something sometimes lacking in the multi billion corporations. 

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Tuesday
Jul232019

How To Tap Into Creativity When Inspiration Won't Strike

Guest post by Randi Zimmerman. This article originally appeared on the Symphonic Blog.

If you’ve ever sat down to get some work done and been suddenly hit with a mental roadblock, this one’s for you. We all have moments where we feel uninspired no matter how hard we concentrate, and it can be frustrating when we can’t seem to find our way past it.

Luckily, there are many ways to boost creativity in a situation like this.

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Tuesday
Jul232019

2019’s Music+Sound Awards Winners Announced

LONDON – July 19, 2019 – This week the winners of the 8th annual global Music+Sound Awards were announced. The best of the world’s media music, sound and sync talent were celebrated and honoured for their exceptional work over the last year.  

Announced one category at a time via The Awards’ Twitter feed, 2019’s International Music+Sound Awards’ winners got their enormously deserved moment in the spotlight and the industry as a whole was championed for the tremendous value it holds within the media.  Music and sound play such a vital role in productions and the awards serve to highlight this and demonstrate the great talent and skill involved.    

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Saturday
Jul202019

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Instagram Influencers

Thursday
Jul182019

6 Mistake Beginner Guitarists Often Make (& How To Avoid Them)

As a beginner guitarist, you probably don’t know all the ins and outs of playing the guitar.

Mistakes will be made. That’s not a problem.

Where it becomes a problem is when you don’t learn from your mistakes and figure out what to do instead.

So, here are six mistakes beginner guitarist often make and how to avoid them.

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Wednesday
Jul172019

Safe Ways To Sustain Energy While On Tour

When you’re getting paid to travel the country (or the world!) to play music, you might think the “rockstar” lifestyle is the way to go. But even the most successful professional musicians are quick to say how important it is to stay healthy on tour. Ultimately, performing every night is the easy part. Getting enough rest, sustaining your energy, and staying healthy while you’re cramped inside a tour bus on long drives is harder. 

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Monday
Jul152019

What Is A Trademark And What Are Trademark Rights?

A trademark is a name, slogan or logo which identifies someone’s goods or services and indicates source or quality. The purpose of a trademark is to identify and distinguish one person’s products or services from those of another. A trademark functions as a symbol of quality and goodwill. Trademark rights accrue to the owner of a mark based on the “use” of a mark and these rights vest in the first user of a mark when the mark is used in connection with the trademark owner’s goods or services. In other words, you own rights in your trademark from the moment you start using it to identify your products or services  These rights are applicable in the music business to the names used by rock groups, DJs, and rappers as well as by management, production and record companies.

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