The 5 Main Steps to Starting Your Music Career

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So your goal is to become a DJ, producer, songwriter or musician, but you’re not sure where to start. It can be hard to break into an industry that seems over saturated, and it’s difficult to navigate the ins and outs of the music industry. It takes a lot more than writing a hit song and waiting for the rewards to roll in, and the process can be a little daunting. Read on for the 5 main steps for starting your music career and what you should be doing as a musician to get your music heard.

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5 Steps You Can Take Today to Become a Better Composer

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Music is a universal language that creative people have used to express their thoughts for centuries. Crafting a well-composed piece of music is challenging, as there are many practical and theoretical factors to consider. While the old joke about how to get to Carnegie Hall is true – you do have to practice – there are other incremental steps you can take to sharpen your skills as a composer. Here are five things you can start doing today to become a great composer.

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Home Studio Essentials for Songwriters on a Tight Budget

Home Studio Essentials

Music is perhaps the most beautiful thing that has ever been invented by humanity. It helps us cope with any experiences. When we are sad, it comes to the rescue, and in the days when happiness overwhelms us, music contributes to the extension of this amazing feeling. In this post you will learn about home studio essentials that will allow sharing songs with the world.

But, creating a musical masterpiece requires a lot of strength and supporting materials. The costs that are needed to ensure high-quality recordings can prevent talented musicians from creating their products. But your music is simply obliged to please your fans, the present, and future ones.

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9 Different Places to Submit Music

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Making music demands a lot of time and creativity, but many musicians consider it to be easier than promoting their works among millions of other artists. The music industry is growing and evolving thanks to the Internet and streaming services, but the number of distribution channels is so big that it’s hard to find the right places to upload your albums.

If you want to identify the best sources, you better prepare for thorough research and hours of digging through online music review directories. An easier option is to keep reading this article and learn more about nine great channels where you can place and promote your music.

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10 Best Songs for Writers and About Writing: The Ultimate Writing Experience

10 Best Songs for Writers

Resistance is the number one enemy for most writers. Every writer knows that the hardest part about writing is not in writing itself but the ability to sit down and start. Some writers plan their work extremely well but they are big failures when it comes to execution.

Sitting down to write is not easy. And even if you manage to sit down, starting your task or project is daunting. Writers who don’t fight resistant never achieve anything worthwhile.

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Using Looping in Your Music Production

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Looping is a staple of the music industry. It has been a hallmark component to music production, composition, and production. Songs like Tomorrow Never Knows by The Beatles utilized looping to create the famous background sounds in the song.

So, what is looping?

Looping takes a phrase or soundbite and plays it non-stop, over and over again. Any credible digital audio workspace (DAW) will have a looping component to their software.

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Songwriters: How to Increase Your Song Credibility

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Building song credibility is something that songwriters try hard to do. It’s all about building a name, getting recognized for your craft, and letting people know that you’re serious in what you’re doing. Enhancing your credibility starts with believing you can do it. If you believe in your songwriting talent, success will surely follow you wherever you go.

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7 Songs, 7 Languages Because Music Knows No Language Barrier

seven languages seven songsMusic is a language in and of itself. Whatever language a song’s lyrics are written in, the feeling it generates depends more on the tone, rhythm, chorus, singer’s voice, and mood of the listener. This is why some of the contemporary songs use words in their lyrics that do not even exist in a dictionary or have a real meaning, but easily get associated with a meaning based on their usage in the song. When we hear people humming a song, at times they are not even aware of what the song is conveying, but they sing along as they like the way it sounds. This proves that the world, and the youth in particular, is able to structure great content by using music writing techniques, and prove that music faces no barriers in terms of language.

Let’s talk about 7 songs in 7 different languages today, which would further prove that music knows no language barrier. Continue reading »

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Tips to Find the Best Guitar Teacher

Best Guitar Teacher You may have just found your passion for a guitar and are anxious to begin playing one. Do not be dismayed, because you are probably not the only one for miles and miles. You simply need a good, not even a great guitar teacher, who can help to navigate through this phase, resulting in you having an increased love for the instrument and its sound.

For the electric guitar, very few people can teach themselves to play it to perfection. The process is usually hard, making young guitar enthusiasts shy away from the prospect of even being good, let alone being successful in the guitar. What many failed to realize, however, is that you need a guitar teacher to walk through this process. Continue reading »

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Review of my Favorite Drake Album  – Take Care

Drake Take Care Album CoverAfter the success of his 2010 debut, Thank Me Later, Drake is back with a confident sophomore, the Canadian singer/rapper stepping up his potent blend of atmospheric production, and mournful lyricism.

Take Care is an unbelievably plush album. Not only are the soundscapes on the album orchestral, ethereal, but the tone of the album is equally emotionally indulgent, Drake adopting the position of a somewhat world-weary player. The tone is set unmistakably with the opening track, Over My Dead Body, a piano-chord rich number. Drake boasts of his success, detailing a sense of disaffection in equal measure: “I was drinking at the Palms last night/ Ended up losing everything that I came with,” he raps, before adding, “Feel like I been here before, huh/ Still got ten years to go, huh.” It’s a tone that stays throughout. Even whilst he’s boasting of his lyricism, his album success, on tracks like Headlines and Crew Love, there’s a note of mournfulness, of predictability, about this game. The Weeknd’s verses on Crew Love is a particularly wistful, ethereal addition. Continue reading »

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5 Songwriting Lies You Tell Yourself about and the Actual Truth

Songwriting is more than hard – it is complex, challenging, and requires a great deal of inspiration. There’s a good reason why so few people are known for their songwriting skills. You don’t start songwriting without having a really good plan, without possessing the right skills, and without the proper confidence in yourself and your resources. Continue reading »

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How to Finish Your Artistic Project Like a Songwriter

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An Artist’s Guide to Completing a Creative Piece

You are an experienced artist; you know how to start your work, know how to find inspiration, the importance of editing, and all the other things you need to do to create great pieces of art. But sometimes, no amount of experience or knowledge can make it easier to finish your creative works. Stepping away from a project and calling it “done” can be one of the hardest things to accomplish as an artist. In this guide, I will share my three easy steps to completing your creative pieces, using the process of a songwriter as an example. Continue reading »

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Structure Great Content by Using Music Writing Techniques

Music Writing Techniques

This publication is written with the assumption that you know what a subject and verb is and you understand sentence structure for proper grammar and punctuation. My intent with this publication is to help you use your basic knowledge to structure content in the same manner used by musicians by using music writing techniques.

Learn to Write Like Musicians

Tales have been told about songwriters who sat at a bar with a pen and a napkin and wrote a song that hit the top of the charts, selling millions of records on the first day it was released. We want to believe the artist was struck with pure luck when that happens. The truth is, a lot of structure goes into writing a song.

I will be sharing concepts like, Intro, Verse, Chorus, Collision, Bridge, Coda, and more to help you write content using musical structure that, when applied to writing can strengthen and enhance your writing experience. My hope is that I am able to help you produce content that is stronger and flows more like a song than mere words on a page.

I hope that I am able to help you save time when structuring the beginning, middle, and end of your publication by using these simple techniques. Continue reading »

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How Much Does AI Influence Changes In the Music Industry?

AI Influence Changes In the Music IndustryTechnology has always been influencing the way we live and do business, but its impact has become even greater in the 21st century. Today, new systems such as machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are reshaping entire industries and music is by no means an exception here.

According to the report, the global recorded music market grew by almost 10% in 2018, making it the fourth consecutive year of growth. Such a result would be impossible without AI-powered streaming services that essentially saved the descending music business.

Now, many people are curious about one question: How much does AI influence changes in the music industry? It’s a complex topic, so keep reading to learn the effects AI leaves on labels, musicians, and listeners. Continue reading »

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