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MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Music Therapy

Dan Matthews | Music Therapy As A Way To Process Trauma Rachelle Wilber | 4 Unique Guitar Display Ideas For Home Music Studios JazzFuel | Tips From 40+ International Jazz Promoters Sam Bowman | Tips To Help Recent College Graduates Break Into The Music Scene

Tips From 40+ International Jazz Promoters

43 jazz festival & venue promoters around the world took part in a survey for Jazzfuel about how they discover & book artists. Here’s the super short round up… (If you’re reading this as a promoter and have another point of view to add, please feel free to post in the comments section at the bottom of this page) Approximately what percentage of artists you book DON’T have a booking agent? The #1 ...

4 Unique Guitar Display Ideas For Home Music Studios

Maintaining a music studio in the comfort of your own home can be terrific. It can make you feel proud. It can add a sense of convenience to your recording sessions, practices, and beyond, too. If you’re a guitarist who wants to keep your musical instruments in tiptop condition, then you should think about these innovative display strategies as soon as possible. It’s imperative to safeguard your ...

Music Therapy As A Way To Process Trauma

The power of music to inspire, energize, and bring people together is great. Music can conjure emotions, memories, and feelings long past. It can lift us up, calm us down, make us happy, and make us sad. All you need to do is listen to a song from your childhood or listen to a movie soundtrack to know that this is true. Music even has the power to aid in the healing process. For those who have ex...

Tips To Help Recent College Graduates Break Into The Music Scene

If you’ve recently graduated from college, you might be feeling uncertain about just what your future holds. Maybe you have your sights set on a career as a performer, or perhaps you want to be a music producer or teacher. Breaking into the music scene can be a challenge, but if you want it badly enough and take steps to prepare yourself, you can launch a sustainable career in the music industry....

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Grassroots Touring

MusicThinkTank | Berklee Online Adds Grassroots Touring Course Will Marshall| Nick Cave’s 9 Primary Bedevilments Of Creativity Joe McLean| The Remarkable Effects Music Can Have On Student Success Mary Walton | Top 5 Things To Know About Marijuana And Songwriting

Berklee Online Adds Grassroots Touring Course

With income related to live performances accounting for 60-80% of most musicians incomes, it has never been more important to build and sustain a touring career. Grassroots Touring, a new course authored by music industry veteran Bruce Houghton, is designed to teach just that. Houghton is the editor of Hypebot and MusicThinkTank and the president of the Skyline Artists Agency and a Senior Advisor...

Top 5 Things To Know About Marijuana And Songwriting.

Does marijuana boost creativity and help you become a better songwriter? A recent study showed that cannabis users have a more exceptional convergent thinking ability than non-users. As a professional songwriter, you may use cannabis on a regular basis, but you need to learn several lessons before hitting that good kush. Not all strains are made equal in terms of creativity. One may require to sp...

Nick Caves 9 Primary Bedevilments Of Creativity

Guest post by Will Marshall. This article originally appeared on Soundfly’s Flypaper Over the last few decades, there have been few songwriters as enduring or influential as Nick Cave. Originally of the anarchically violent post-punk band The Birthday Party, he subsequently formed the seminal Bad Seeds and has been releasing critically acclaimed music for four decades. He’s also a poet, a novelis...

The Remarkable Effects Music Can Have On Student Success

Music is a magical art form that is well-known and nurtured by almost every culture in the world for centuries. Most people listen to music for fun, but it actually has many other implications that strongly affect human beings. According to a famous study, individuals who listen to music do it to regulate arousal and mood, to achieve self-awareness, and as an expression of social relatedness, but...


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