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Temporary Changes to Release Times this Winter

October 20, 2017  

The winter season is a popular time of year for releasing music, but temporary changes to upload deadlines and release dates can affect how long it takes for your tracks to go live during the Christmas period. From November until January, the major online stores including iTunes, Apple Music and S ...

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An Introduction to Music Royalties in the UK

September 29, 2017  

It’s important for musicians to understand their rights when it comes to collecting the royalties they’re owed. To make things clearer, here’s an helpful introduction to UK copyright law and royalty payments from Sarah Monument, author of UK Music Royalties – Made Easy! ...

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A Guide to LinkedIn for Musicians

September 22, 2017  

When it comes to social networking, upcoming bands and artists tend to focus on platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, where their current fans and new listeners are most likely to engage with their music. But what about LinkedIn? Is it worth your time as a musician? First of all, Lin ...

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Is It Worth Playing Open Mic Nights?

September 15, 2017  

Open mic nights are cropping up left, right and centre, and the musical world has mixed feelings about it. The open mic night is a steadfast tradition in the live music community, and is for a lot of musicians the first foray into performance. All it takes is a decent space, some decent sou ...

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10 Must-Have Apps for Musicians and Bands

September 10, 2017  

Smart phones, tablets and the wide-reaching usefulness of the Internet have recently altered the musical landscape, with literally thousands of available apps designed to help people learn, create and fine-tune their music. Whether you’re a novice musician or the front man for an inte ...

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How to Make Beats: The Basics

August 30, 2017  

As you may be well aware, making beats has become accomplishable in just about any environment. It doesn’t matter if you have a 5-year-old laptop or a brand new tower, getting your hands on the tools necessary for the job is easier than ever. The only thing it takes is a little musical i ...

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How to reach more fans with your Facebook band page

August 22, 2017  

Facebook can offer an easy and effective way for bands and musicians to communicate with their fans and promote themselves to new listeners, but the platform’s organic reach can sometimes hold you back. So how do you get through to people? The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) is a wor ...

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Making a Music Video: How to Commission a Director

August 8, 2017  

Commissioning a new music video can be a daunting process. It’s usually the most expensive line cost in an artist's marketing campaign, if things go wrong it can be disastrous. Luckily our friends at Radar Creatives have a some great advice to help you through the turbulent process of s ...

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How to Record Drums on a Budget

August 3, 2017  

I get it - you want a killer drum sound for your latest recording project. You want the drums to hit hard, drive the beat, and sound professional. But there are two roadblocks to this goal that go hand in hand. Recording drums is not only notoriously a challenging endeavour - it is an expensi ...

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A Beginners Guide To Mixing & Mastering Music

July 27, 2017  

For the complete novice who’s decided to take the plunge into music creation, the ideas of mixing and mastering may seem complex, daunting, and full of seemingly contradictory advice coming from every direction. There’s a good reason for this. Mixing and mastering as processes are ...

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