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Monday
Jul252016

6 Tips For Passing The Audition Of A Music School

Enrolling yourself in a prestigious music school is not as simple as it sounds since you have to pass a difficult audition at the first place. And in order to pass the audition you have to have that hunger for learning music as you need to prepare a lot for it. In fact, clearing the music school audition is so demanding or arduous that half of the people don’t even try it fearing that they will never be able to pass it successfully.

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Thursday
Jul142016

First Date Jitters? Take Her to a Concert 

First dates can be exciting, but a little overwhelming. What will you wear? What will you talk about? Will he or she like you? Before long, a laundry list of questions has taken over your brain until you eventually develop a case of the first date jitters. But don’t let the anxiety of your first date ruin the night before it even starts. Here’s five ways to make sure your first date goes smoothly.

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Tuesday
Jul052016

A Pocket Revolution For Musicians Seeking Musicians

The future of a million unknown bands begins today with the launch of
VAMPR, a new iOS app designed to connect musicians of all genres with like-minded collaborators in any city around the world.

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Friday
Jul012016

The Beginner's Burning Man Checklist

Get ready for the scorch of the sun, radiant heat, smells of ganja and late nights and sun rise of Burning Man. For this trip, you need food and lots and lots of water for life in Black Rock Desert. Here is a checklist for first-time Burning Man partygoers:

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Wednesday
Jun222016

Email Marketing: Do's And Dont's For Musician Bands

Who ever said that music and business do not mix? 

Sure, you might think that being an artist means you are above such mundane things as paying the bills, but if you are really an artist, the only way you can continue to be an artist is to take care of business.

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Tuesday
Jun212016

Facebook Live: A New Social Media Tool For Musicians On The Rise

Getting your music and message to reach the ears of new listeners — potential new fans — has never been more possible than it is today. Social media sites like YouTube, Soundcloud, Twitter and Facebook have revolutionized the music industry by sharing and promoting new content and giving fans insights into the artists behind the music.

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Monday
Jun062016

Is Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ Really A Work Of A Genius?

In pop music, the word “genius,” is often only associated with the likes of John Lennon, Elvis Presley, or Janis Joplin—dead, but not forgotten because their works continue to resonate with the living. We’ve heard people delegate such a lofty praise to Michael Jackson, Prince, or Amy Winehouse when they were still alive, and we still constantly see it being juxtaposed with living legends Elton John, Morrissey, and Lenny Kravitz; therefore, to give it to a not-even-forty-years-old pop diva with saccharine monikers—Beysus, Queen Bey—is a case that will always make it a subject of debate.

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Friday
Jun032016

Setting Yourself Up For A Successful Show And After-Party

One of the first things you’ll need to think about when planning your show is budget planning. When setting your ticket prices, be sure to factor venue costs into the price to ensure your overhead is covered. Encourage people to purchase tickets in advance by advertising higher prices at the door. As you search for the perfect location, have a mental image and projected head count in mind. The style and layout will depend heavily on your audience and the type of event you are hosting.

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Wednesday
Jun012016

What I Wish (Indie) Musicians Understood

I’ve been working with recording “artists” and musicians most of my adult life. For the past 10 years exclusively I’ve been either managing or developing (or both) artists and bands in the USA and around the world. Since the music industry is going through a major paradigm shift (mainly thanks to digital downloads) it’s always interesting to see how musicians adapt and how their expectations change.

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Wednesday
Jun012016

Radio Stations Are Looking For Their Next Big Summer Hit

In May and June radio stations will be looking for the next hot summer song. In relation to this we’d like to ask you to upload and plug your summer-related releases asap.

Each release that will be plugged between 1 May and 1 July will receive a “music in the spotlight” spot on our homepage for four weeks!

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Tuesday
May312016

The X-Factor In Music Uncovered Reveals The Anatomy Of Hit Songs

What makes a great song? A catchy melody? Definitely. Killer lyrics? Possibly. But if you really want to know what helped Mark Ronson shift 14 million copies of Uptown Funk in an age where piracy and streaming rule, research suggests you may have to dig a little deeper.

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Monday
May302016

Jazz Improvisation: Change Your Mindset To Achieve Your Goal

No matter who you are, what you do and where you live, you are always scared of trying new things as far as their results are concerned. That’s is because you start judging your caliber or your intelligence on the basis of those of results, which may not be up to the mark at the first go. Considering the fact that you hardly get desirable results whenever you try out a thing for the first time (such as play music, give a speech, and start teaching at school or college etc.,) it eventually makes you believe that you are not good at it and you will never be able to perform it effectively even in future no matter how hard you work towards it.

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Sunday
May292016

How To Effectively Promote Your Music Online

Nowadays, we just can’t promote our music the way we did 10 years ago.
With the rise of social networks and mobile technology, musicians, bands and artists rely more and more on Internet to market their work and their brand.
Thousands of independent artists make a living from their passion and grow their fanbase - almost for free - using online tools and channels. So why not you?
In this article, you will find 8 ways to effectively promote your music online!

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Saturday
May212016

The Music Industry Got Murdered, Here Are The 23 Pieces Of Evidence (Pt 1)  

The MUSIC Industry got MURDERED!!! Here are the 30 pieces of evidence (Pt 1) + Recording (Certainly on the Indie level) is dead because Artist have no clear way to effectively monitize their releases! Is your Youtube or Spotify revenue going to pay rent or mortgage??? + The Record Label System has been completely dismantled, leaving no reliable form of Artist financing, development, or support. Even top tier Artist are struggling here. + As touring support/opportunities shrink, Artist are slowly watching their last viable source of revenue shrink as well. As a result we’re seeing more and more old-timers come out of retirement to perform.

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