Connect With Us

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

  https://bandzoogle.com/?pc=hypebot&utm_source=hypebot&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=partners

 

• MTT POSTS BY CATEGORY
SEARCH

 

Tuesday
Oct032017

Photay On Being Terrified By ‘Flight Of The Bumblebee’ And How To Mess With Song Form

On his latest release, OnismPhotay’s Evan Shornstein combines his study of West African percussion with a heavy grounding in ’80s and ’90s beat-driven electronic music. And in the process, he diverges from popular, tried-and-true song form through a series of irreverent arrangements, arresting textures, and a radical withholding of the conventions of the “drop” and “release” that the uninitiated might expect from contemporary dance-inflected music.

Shornstein’s charge is, as he says, “to explore unfamiliar musical realms,” and he manages to do so with respect and reverence for the myriad traditions he’s moving through, resulting in music that’s both “incorrect” and deeply informed.

Click to read more ...

Monday
Oct022017

Crowdfunding Your Album: 11 Dos & Don'ts

This post was written by Justin Ralph and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog.

Over the past few posts, I’ve covered how to decide if you’re ready to record an album, tips for writing songs, and how to handle the pre-production of your recording. Today I want to talk about one of the most popular ways to fund production for your album - crowdfunding.

When I decided to record an album this year, I knew I was going to use crowdfunding to raise money. I was fairly certain I would be successful with it based on the pool of people I could reach, and I liked the idea of my fans being engaged in the entire process of recording.

Click to read more ...

Saturday
Sep302017

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Gumption

Thursday
Sep282017

Gumption, Ambition And The Music Business

I’ve been lucky enough to run several successful businesses. VNUE, along with its partner DiscLive, has grown to be the global leader in recording live concerts and releasing them in high quality to fans on limited edition CD sets and USB drives, immediately after their performance. We’ve worked with venues and artists all over the world, from Father John Misty and The Pixies to Blondie and 3 Doors Down. I also own and founded both RockHouse Live venues in the great city of Memphis, offering live entertainment every single night (as well as some killer grub).

Click to read more ...

Thursday
Sep282017

Urgent Warning!: Time Is Running Out For Artists & Writers To Exercise Their Termination Rights Under U.S. Copyright Law

The 1976 Copyright Act provides for the termination of copyright transfers – but authors need to act within a limited timeframe. Creators are entitled to reclaim their copyrights regardless of any contract stating otherwise after certain time periods. Therefore, even if an author, artist, musician, photographer or songwriter signed a contract which purports to transfer all rights in a work for perpetuity, the Copyright Act provides that the author of the work can terminate that grant and demand that the rights revert. Authors and creators are now entitled to terminate their contractual transfers and demand back control of their copyrights; authors can terminate their book publishing contracts, songwriters can demand return of their musical compositions from music publishers and recording artists and record producers can demand return of their sound recordings from the record companies.

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Sep272017

In the Music Business? 3 Tips To Safely Relocating

If you’re in the music business and your career is taking off, there may come a time when you will need to relocate. Whether this is a temporary move to collaborate with another musician or a permanent relocation to be a part of another music community, this can create a major headache if you don’t know how to relocate safely. Here are four things to keep in mind if you have to pull up stakes for the sake of your music career.

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Sep272017

The Process Of Releasing Electronic Music In 6 Simple Steps

For anyone who hasn’t worked their way through my free course “Getting Started With Self Releasing Music” I’d like to simplify the process of going from having a few tracks made, right through to releasing your music and seeing it on iTunes, Spotify and everywhere else.

This process will be more suited to electronic musicians, although could feasibly apply to bands and solo artists too. This is going to be a very simplified process, but should help those who don’t know about it, understand things better.

Click to read more ...

Monday
Sep252017

Music Maniac: The 4 Safest Concert Venues To Add To Your Bucket List

If you enjoy listening to music, then a concert is likely at the top of your list of favorite activities to do with your family or friends. Whether you attend a concert at a school or church or at a larger venue, such as an amphitheater, there are numerous types of musical events that are sure to make you smile. There are also a few venues that you should add to your bucket list because of their beauty and the security that is offered for those who attend events.

Click to read more ...

Saturday
Sep232017

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Canadian/Mexican Bands Touring The US

Friday
Sep222017

Canadian/Mexican Bands Coming To The US: Pay Attention!

If I wanted to travel from Idaho to Canada and play music for a month, I could do so free of charge. If you live in Canada and want to cross the border to play in the United States, it’s much more complicated. Why is this? Well, the United States can be pretty hostile to foreign travelers, as most of us are aware. Additionally, navigating a new culture and place in a foreign country can be hard. In addition to your normal road trip preparations, there are a bunch of legal complications you need to account for. I want to talk about some of them here and hopefully your band won’t struggle as much while you try to play music and enjoy these troubled states.

 

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Sep202017

Beginners Guide: 5 Tips For Buying Drums

As a beginner drummer, one of the most exciting moments is finally buying your own drum set. After all, there is nothing like learning how to play drums with your own kit at home. But as drum sets tend to be quite an investment and space-consuming, buying one is not something you do without consideration and careful comparison of different models and brands.

The quality of your kit will directly affect how good your playing will be. This is the main reason why it is crucial to choose the best but most affordable one that is perfect for a beginner like you. The great thing about the drum set is that it can easily be upgraded piece by piece, so you can also slowly save up for upgrades and other parts.

 

Click to read more ...

Tuesday
Sep192017

How To Find Time For Music When You Have A Day Job

This post was written by Bree Noble and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog.

Whether you work full-time outside the house, in your home office or take care of young children or aging adults (which is definitely a full-time job), finding time for music can be a juggling act.

Click to read more ...

Monday
Sep182017

Most Popular Music Genres: It Is Completely Different Than You Believe

Music comes in many different forms and not all of them are equally popular. Maybe you are into a specific type of music and maybe you like 1 or 2 genres more, but the thing is, most people prefer just one genre. This can be useful to new musicians, due to the fact they can start their career in the music genre that is most popular. This would definitely make the things easier. You may believe that POP music is the #1 in the world, but it isn’t. Now you will see the most popular music genres in the world.

Click to read more ...

Sunday
Sep172017

Important Lessons No Contemporary Recording Artist Should Ever Forget

Many talented singers and music producers have come across a track, a sample, or some professionally recorded piece of music that they just know they need to use on their next song. Sometimes, a big part of the battle is figuring out where the sample originated from definitively, as many songs have been remixed, remastered, re-released, and even covered by multiple artists.

Click to read more ...