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How Music Can Benefit Seniors

Listening to or playing music is fun and enjoyable, but music offers many more benefits than its entertainment value alone. These benefits are particularly helpful to seniors. Whether seniors are living in home care, a professional nursing home, or another type of caregiving facility, music can make a difference in their quality of life. Provide Holistic Care Music can be an important element of ...

How To Take Your Band On Tour

Today’s music industry looks a lot different than it did twenty years ago. CDs are gone, the music-sharing wave that was Napster, Kazaa, Morpheus and Limewire has come and crashed, and the digital music industry has transformed our listening experience into a subscription-based one. But some things never change. Touring live is perhaps the simplest and most intimate way of sharing music. If you w...

The 7Fs Of Payment Or 'Should I Take It Or Not?'

Heading into a new year (or new quarter, season, headspace; depending on when you read this), many a thought turns to “I’m going to start getting paid my worth” and “I’m not working for no or low payment anymore!” The artists I work with often ask me how to decide if an opportunity is paying them enough - and I also think about this myself when asked to take on new projects. While I used to think...

Winter Touring Safety & Etiquette, For Musicians On The Road

Winter is officially here, but that doesn’t mean touring season stops. Maybe you’re not playing sweaty summer festivals at the moment, but there’s nothing quite like cozying up to a coffee shop or even playing a house concert for your next gig. While touring in the winter can be fun, there are also some extra things to keep in mind that you might not have to think about during other seasons. Your...

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Improving Your Sound System & More

Lizzie Weakley | 5 Tips For Improving Your Home Sound System Brooke Chaplan | 4 Ways To Handle Distribution Costs For Your First Album Anita Ginsburg | Child Learning A New Instrument This Year? 4 Practice Space Tips Brooke Chaplan | Low-Budget Musician: Use Your Phone To Create, Share Music Jack Brady | 10 Benefits Of Listening To Music

5 Tips For Improving Your Home Sound System

If you have a sound system for your home, there are ways that you can improve the sound quality so that you’ll be able to hear your favorite music with greater clarity. Some of these improvements won’t require you to invest in other equipment pieces and can still make a big difference in how you hear. By following these five tips, you’ll be able to take your listening experience with your home so...

4 Ways To Handle Distribution Costs For Your First Album

Creating a great body of work is the first step towards a successful career in the music business, but getting the songs heard by countless people across the world should be the next move. It can be challenging to get your first album distributed and into the homes, cars, and playlist of music listeners, but it is not impossible. Below are some of the ways that you can handle the distribution cos...

Low-Budget Musician: How To Use Your Phone To Create And Share Music

Making music can be incredibly expensive. With many musicians shelling out hundreds of thousands of dollars to have their songs professionally recorded and produced, most musicians hope to find more cost-effective ways to make music. If you’re looking for more affordable methods to make music, consider using your phone. With the following tips, you can share and create music from your smartphone:...

Is Your Child Learning A New Instrument This Year? 4 Tips For The Ideal Practice Space

Learning how to play a musical instrument can have wonderful effects on a child’s development, but the added noise and cost can cause some discomfort for the family. Improvement only comes through practice, and if your kid is passionate about their newfound hobby, chances are they’ll want to play every chance they get. To make your home comfortable without dampening their enthusiasm, here are a f...


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