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How to Record Drums on a Budget

August 7, 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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Making a Music Video: How to Commission a Director

August 2, 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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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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Meet the Band Managers: A Guide to Music Management

July 10, 2017  

As musicians and bands achieve more success and start dealing with jam-packed schedules, a band manager becomes an important part of the team, on-hand to help organise, promote and guide the group. We spoke to two experienced band managers - and tutors at the British & Irish Modern Music I ...

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How to Secure Funding for Musicians and Record Labels

June 29, 2017  

Securing funding and investment is a great way to get independent record labels and music projects of the ground, and cover the any costs that come with producing music, touring and running a successful label as a business. We are often asked about ways to get funding for musicians and labels, so he ...

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Performing Live Music: Easy Ways to Improve Your Set

June 26, 2017  

Performing live is one of the best things about being a musician. Whether you’re in a band, or you’re a solo artist, it doesn’t get much better than walking out on stage in front of a big crowd and tearing the roof off the venue. Every gigging musician knows that sometimes, t ...

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Email Marketing for Musicians: How to Build a Mailing List

June 20, 2017  

Creating and building an email list can be key to your success as a band or solo artist these days. While social media has its place, email marketing is one of the best ways to get your fans’ attention. How to set up a mailing list for your band Why do musicians need a mailing list ...

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How To Record Vocals At Home: The Basics Explained

June 5, 2017  

Recording the perfect vocal is not a perfect science. It can be extremely subjective and often depends on the sound you’re looking for on your track. It can also be far more difficult than you might expect when you haven’t done it before, so read on to learn more about the basics of reco ...

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Record Label of the Month: Watchman Records

May 26, 2017  

Returning to our label showcase series, we spoke to the Director of new independent dance label Watchman Records, Martyn Hollinshead, to find out how is supporting, promoting and releasing music for upcoming electronic artists, as well as the challenges he's faced when setting up the label. ...

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Top 10 Busking Tips For Street Performers

May 24, 2017  

Thinking of busking anytime soon? Whether you’re a new or seasoned busker these tips will definitely come in handy for your next busking gig. We caught up with Busk For A Cure's Helmut Uhlmann to get his advice on how you can get out there and start busking. 10 Key Busking Tips for Mu ...

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