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Why Education is More Important Than Ever in Today’s Music Industry

November 30, 2016  

Have you considered getting ahead in the music industry through further study? Adam Bushell, director of education at The Academy Of Contemporary Music, discusses the importance of education in today’s industry... Music industry education is a relatively new idea that The Academy Of Cont ...

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The Best FREE Band Website Creators

November 29, 2016  

Having a dedicated band website is essential for musicians looking to promote their music, get gigs and reach new fans. Studies show that official band websites are the main driving force behind increasing fans and sales, but with a tight budget, creating a killer site isn't always easy. Your offic ...

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The Music Industry Networking Tips You Need To Know

November 28, 2016  

Whether you’re a solo artist, in a band, or run an independent label, one of the keys to long-term success is music industry networking. Networking in the music industry and building up a list of influential contacts can be an exciting and rewarding experience, as long as you have the right pl ...

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Advice For Budding Bedroom Producers By Sheph

November 23, 2016  

Are you planning on becoming the next big bedroom producer, following the lead of artists such as Flume and Pretty Lights? We have found a bedroom producer who is beginning their journey to greatness. At the super young age of 14, Sheph is well beyond his years. Creating music from his home town of ...

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Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Share Their DIY Recording Tips

November 21, 2016  

Brisbane-based thrash pop trio Shut Up! Shut Up! Shut Up! have just released their Back To The Start EP, featuring the tracks ‘The Spit’ and ‘My Friends’ which were both played on Triple J and Triple J Unearthed. To celebrate, we had a chat with the band to learn their DIY re ...

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How to Write a Song | 10 Songwriting Tips from the Pros

November 10, 2016  

It can be challenging to come up with unforgettable melodies and think of creative lyrics when writing a song. There are many different approaches to songwriting, and even the most experienced songwriters go through writer's block at some point in their career. Check out these 10 helpful songwriting ...

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What is an ISRC code?

November 9, 2016  

If you're an unsigned or independent artist currently selling your music online, then you will already be using an ISRC code, even if you didn't know you were. Unless you're already clued up on the inner workings of the music biz, you may have only just heard of ISRC codes. So lets explain a few thi ...

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Temporary Changes to Release Times this Winter

November 2, 2016  

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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5 Essential Tips for Sharing & Renting Music Equipment

November 1, 2016  

Every musician has been there: You’re playing a gig mid-tour in a distant town and your amp blows a tube. Or your guitar - which you were forced to check on an airplane against your will - ends up in Kansas City, while you’re in Minneapolis. You need a last minute replacement, so you sta ...

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The Best Free VST Plugins for Music Production

October 31, 2016  

There’s never been a better time for independent DIY musicians to mix, master and produce their own tracks, to avoid expensive studio fees. You can download a seemingly endless supply of free VST plugins for music production to add to your digital audio workstation, whether that’s Logic ...

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