All posts by Nicole Lewis

Behind the Scenes: Pros and Cons of Signing a Record Deal

July 19th, 2017 by

Record Deal - Signing a recording contractAs practice shows, musicians who dream of a record contract with a label are completely unaware of what these ominous 80-100-page agreements with record companies are. A cooperation agreement with a record label is a legal agreement between an artist (or a band) and a corporation (record company).

Music production and its further sale is the basis of show business industry. First of all, any record company calculates how much money it will be possible to earn on this or that musical project. Labels constantly compete for attracting new consumers, who are actually fans of bands and performers. After making a record deal with a certain artist, the company automatically expands its sales market with the help of current and future fans of this artist. For a record company, any artist is just a means of earning money by selling a music product to the fans.

If you have decided to make a record deal, you have to be aware of all pros and cons, concerning label deals. I am going to start with positive sides. (more…)

How to Earn Money When Your Song Costs Less Than a Cup of Coffee

July 12th, 2017 by

Make Money with MusicThe modern music industry is living its tough times, and we all know that. Being a musician means, dealing with various struggles every day making money as a musician. Lots of musicians prefer to work on a day job and make music for their own pleasure. Even popular bands members in various genres usually have a day or seasonal job to pay their bills between tours and studio recording sessions. Some of them, for example, work for such services as Edu Birdie and help students all over the world as writers.

But what if you don’t want to give up your dream and making money with music becomes a matter of life and death? Well, in this case, you need to learn few main ways how to make money as a musician. Of course, the first thing you may guess is selling music on physical copies. Well, the old scheme is not working these days as you may already know. And even big names in the industry don’t make those big incomes as they had even ten years ago. (more…)

How to Add Emotional Impact to Your Songs

February 12th, 2017 by

Add Emotional Impact to Your SongsEither you are writing sad songs about love, or some songs about happiness, you need make the right song structure. You can add emotional impact to your songs with the right lyrics, using deep and emotional lyrics at all times.

Feeling

You have to make your listeners feel the way you do. Drawing your listeners into an experience is one of the best things you can do these days. This will allow you to get what you want in no time. Make your listeners hear what you are hearing, feel what you are feeling, and almost touch what you are touching. They should be involved in the situation without even think about it. Your focus should be on the use of physical senses to get what you want. Your listeners should take in a lot of images. This will allow them to better understand what you mean. Your listeners should identify with you as much as you can. (more…)

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    The Bridge of a song functions much like any other bridge. It is a transitional feature that moves a person from one place to another. In most songs, the Bridge moves the listener from the second to the third chorus, providing contrast and building toward the last repetition of your hook and chorus. The Bridge can also be called a release or a break because it provides relief from the repetition of the verse and chorus melodies and helps to hold the listeners’ attention all the way to the end of the song.