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How To Write A Song, 5 Unconventional Tips

Today we’re going to look at how to write a song. This won’t be your typical guide on songwriting though, there are already plenty of those floating around the internet. Instead, I’m going to give you some unconventional songwriting tips that will help get you out of that beginner stage. Some of these ideas might sound bizarre initially, but give them a chance and I promise you your songwriting w...

The Evolution Of The UK Festival Scene

Fashion: it’s been at the centre of music culture since way back when, from Teddy Boys to Hippies, Glam to Grime, you only had to look at the UK’s festival season to see these styles being flaunted. And what better way to get you in that festival mood than a crash course in UK festival fashion? River Island have put together a visual history to show how it’s evolved over the years, from Hippies a...

7 Podcasts To Take You Behind The Business Of Sync & Music Supervision

Want to learn all there is to know about sync licensing and music supervision? Plug in your headphones and take a deep dive into these great podcasts: The Guild of Music Supervisors’ Podcast The GMS Podcast brings together the best of the business. Expect detailed discussion between music supervisors, music coordinators, licensing executives, composers, music editors and more. Check it out here. ...

7 Scientific Studies Prove Exercise Makes You A Better Musician

What does it take to become a successful musician? Some say it’s hard work. Others suggest it is in the DNA. However, inborn talent can only take you so far. The success in the music industry is not different from the successes in any other field. You need to have some passion, loads of dedication, andright attitude. But there’s something that comes before everything else. A study by Help Musicia...

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Songwriter Tax Loophole

Royalty Exchange | Here’s A Tax Loophole Just Songwriters Sam Bowman | Recent Advancements In Music Technology Tracy Arbon | How To Submit To Music Blogs, Magazines And Radio And Get Heard Caleb J. Murphy | How To Stay In Love With The Craft Of Songwriting

Recent Advancements In Music Technology

It’s hard to even process the fact that, just over a century ago, the average person had no easy way to access music on a regular basis, apart from attending live performances. Over the course of the 20th century, the musical world improved by leaps and bounds thanks to the popularization of things like radio, television, and personal music players. However, heading into the new millennium, it wa...

Heres A Tax Loophole Just Songwriters

Guest post from Soundfly’s Flypaper. This article originally appeared on the Royalty Exchange Blog Most of us songwriters have no idea that there’s a special tax loophole created just for us. For some artists, this change cuts our taxes right in half. In 2006, Congress lowered the tax rate for songwriters who sell a part of their catalogs. It did this by reclassifying income from the sale of a ca...

How To Submit To Music Blogs, Magazines And Radio And Get Heard

Before you go ahead and pump your music out to the world, take a good look at what you are offering. Is your website up to date? Do you have your social media accounts looking good with links that work? In less than three lines, can you explain who you are, or have your latest most relevant music linked to all your socials? These are only the starting points, but think about first impressions. Ma...

How To Stay In Love With The Craft Of Songwriting

This post by Caleb J. Murphy originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog. I hate songwriting when things aren’t flowing. Okay, that’s not totally true. I always love the craft of songwriting, but I get super frustrated when nothing is showing up even though I am. When I’ve been working on a song for months or even years and it’s not finished, I feel like giving up. So to help you (and me) stay in ...

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Love Of Music

Dixie Somers | Take Some Notes—4 Ways To Deepen Your Love Of Music Billy Saefong | Why (And How) To Practice In Gig Conditions Lauren Bradshaw | The Way Music Influences Student’s Mental Activity Melanie Kealey | Creating A Band Website: A Complete Checklist Willa Bewes | Unsigned And Social – Touring On A Shoestring Budget


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