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8 Must-Have Apps for Gaining and Keeping Fans

Here are eight essential apps to acquire and interact with fans. Get new fans. Building a fanbase as a musician comes down to two simple requirements: branding yourself and getting your music heard. These apps help both in creating a brand and sharing music …

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9 Must-Have Apps for Touring Musicians

(5 days ago) Here are the top nine must-have apps for any musician on tour: 1. Road Trip. This is the quintessential app for an on-the-go musician. Road Trip will track your fuel economy and costs, document maintenance records, organize and compare vacations and trip …

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Top 5 Apps for Producers at Any Level

(4 days ago) Best for: All levels. 5. Loopy by A Tasty Pixel. Ideal for solo artists, this highly rated app is a looper that allows you to layer recordings on top of one another. It's now compatible with the Audiobus app, which means that you can receive live audio directly from other Audiobus-compatible apps.

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8 Essential Apps for DJs

(5 days ago) With apps that are specifically designed with the EDM DJ in mind, you no longer have to spend big bucks to acquire simple tools to get started as a DJ. Technology is undergoing a constant metamorphosis of better enabling creators to turn applied science and mechanics into real instruments. The iPad has become a multitude of musical instruments

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10 Great Mobile Apps That Help Me (and You) Create Awesome

(4 days ago) Next up: 6 Apps to Run Your Music Career Like a Boss Evan Zwisler is a NYC-based musician who is most notably known for his work with The Values as a songwriter and guitarist. He is an active member of the Brooklyn music scene, throwing fundraisers and organizing compilations for Planned Parenthood and the Anti-Violence Project.

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Top 6 Must-Have Apps for Songwriters

(3 days ago) Here are the top eight mobile apps to help songwriters succeed in both categories of the writing process. Inspiration: 1. Evernote, by Evernote Corporation. Image via Songtrust. Starting off with the essentials, Evernote is an excellent app for storing text, photo, audio, and other kinds of notes in an organized way. It’s basically a classier

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6 Free (and Cheap) Apps for Painlessly Tuning

(9 days ago) There aren’t many well-known names when it comes to guitar tuning apps, so when there is one, it’s easy to sit up and pay attention. Fender, one of the biggest names in music and a longtime leader in the guitar world, finally created its own tuning app a while back and stepped into a spot it should have owned years prior.

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7 of the Best Collaborative Music-Making Apps

(2 days ago) All images via flypaper.soundfly.com A version of this article originally appeared on Soundfly.. In the last few years, so many collaborative music-making apps have emerged on the market due to recent developments in cloud-storage capacity, faster internet connections, and stronger mobile networks, but also because of the growing fundamental need for artists, producers, and engineers to

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The Ultimate EQ Cheat Sheet for Every Common

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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Music

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The Top 10 Digital Platforms to Upload, Share

(4 days ago) Don't expect to strike gold, but the brand name recognition alone is enough to win some fans over. 4. Spotify. Over the past several years, Spotify has worked its way into becoming an extremely powerful digital music service and is a king in the music streaming business.

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Our Top 5 Metronome Apps to Download Now

(7 days ago) There are many metronome apps out there on the market, but picking the right one can be a little difficult. To save you the trouble of wading through the endless sea of apps and wasting your valuable time, here's a streamlined list of the top five metronome apps on the market. 1. Metronome Plus ($1.99) Screenshot via the author

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How Much Should You Charge for Your Gigs

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Want To Be A Tour Manager

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7 Apps That Will Make Musician Life a Million

(5 days ago) With these apps in your arsenal, you're bound to find your life becoming much less complicated. Next up, check out these eight must-have apps for gaining and keeping fans and the top six must-have apps for songwriters! Katarina Underwood is an editorial intern for Sonicbids.

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The Top 8 Social Media Outlets to Promote Your

(4 days ago) Create your profile, add some music apps, create performance events, and start curating engaging content. On Facebook, people love looking through photos, sharing posts they like, and discovering great new artists and brands. Create a timeline that tells a story of all the latest and greatest happenings, things you enjoy, and start a conversation.

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8 Tips on How to Soundcheck Effectively

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5 Performance Psychology Skills Every Musician

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5 Free VST Plugins That Will Give You

(8 days ago) Drum PRO is an awesome little plugin. It comes with 20 built-in kits, ranging from hip-hop and pop to a Vintage 808. You have 12 pads with 12 different sounds: two kick drums, two snare hits, two types of claps, two hi-hat hits, and four extra channels that include things like shakers and pop sounds.

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4 Online Tools to Live-Stream Your Next Show

(1 days ago) Image via thissongissick.com. From direct communication tools like FaceTime and Skype to social apps like Vine and Snapchat, the options for quality live video interactions have increased dramatically, and the music industry has noticed.Nowadays, every major festival partners with a streaming service to leverage artist performances, and bands like Phish and the Black Keys have streamed some of

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6 Apps to Run Your Music Career Like a Boss

(2 days ago) Image via Shutterstock. There are a ton of apps out there to help musicians tune their instruments, record and mix beats, and sell and order merch, but as we all know, there’s a whole other side to growing a career in music that all "musicpreneurs" could use help on — the business.

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10 of the Most Beautiful Recording Studios in

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Understanding Artist Management Agreements

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4 10-Minute Songwriting Exercises to Boost

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5 Free and Cheap Time Management Tools for Musicians

(9 days ago) Most of these apps are free or cheap, and many bands I work with have had success using them, so I'm passing along the knowledge. 1. Google Docs and Google Drive. Everyone has, or should have, a Gmail account in 2015, so make use of Google Docs and Drive. You can share documents with your band members or your manager for things like lyrics

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The Best Songwriting Games for Quick, Creative

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How and Where to Get the Most Constructive

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What Is the New YouTube Music App, and What

(8 days ago) Well, the concept of this brand new app is similar to that of the Kids and Gaming apps: pull all that music content into one place to narrow down search results and create a cohesive streaming experience. The result may feel familiar to music streaming enthusiasts, but there's a key difference, which – of course – is the heavy focus on

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14 of the Best Songs That All Bassists Should

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5 Creative Ideas for an Unforgettable Album

(4 days ago) If you have your own take on the traditional album release event, let us know in the comments below! Remember to utilize social media, live press events, fan meet-and-greets, and engaging event apps to get attendees involved. The more likes, shares photos, advance order confirmations, and status updates you receive, the more free marketing you get!

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21 Smart Ways to Promote College Gigs

(4 days ago) Advertise in the campus paper and/or run an ad with the campus radio station. Bonus – get the station to interview you prior to the event. 10. Make the event open to the public. 11. Contact the local newspaper, blogs, alt-weeklies and 'zines. Invite them to …

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9 Different Ways to Earn Money Singing

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4 Awesome Nonprofits That Are Saving Music

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3 Ways to Tell if a Music Company Is Scamming You

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6 of the Most Awesome Open Mic Nights in New York City

(1 days ago) 6. Postcrypt Coffeehouse. Location: In the basement of St. Paul's Chapel at Columbia University. Only once a month, Open Stage (it’s not called open mic because – as the venue's website points out – there are no microphones) is a chance for anybody with a talent to share it with a mainly collegiate audience.

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5 Music Industry Trends To Be Aware Of in 2020

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3 Great Songwriting Organizations You Should

(3 days ago) GSC is a rising star among artists and songwriters in Nashville scene. Founded in 2013 by industry leader Sheree Spoltore, GSC's mission is to help “dreams find direction.”. Its focus is working with each individual member and helping him or her create a personalized career plan. Everyone receives personal, hands-on attention from the

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Ask a Music Lawyer: When Is the Right Time to

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Band Rehearsal

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Why Science Says It's Okay to Give Up on Your

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9 Tips for Starting Your Own Music Teaching Studio

(7 days ago) Here are my tips for how to go about starting your own teaching studio. 1. Figure out your teaching identity. First things first: your new teaching studio is a business, and you have to give that business some sort of identity. Many private instructors simply go …

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How to Make Meaningful Music Industry Connections (Not

(4 days ago) Image via tipsforclassicalmusicians.com. In any field, "who you know" often counts more than "what you know." This is especially true in the music industry – an ever-shrinking pool of people that exemplifies the proverbial "small world." Now, more than ever, it's important to not only build your list of contacts, but also make true connections with fellow folks in the biz.

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Don't Screw Over Your Music Career: Here's the Right Way

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The Best Time of Day to Practice Music

(6 days ago) Practice is a vital part in improving upon any craft, but there are less obvious factors to consider, such as the time of day. To some, four in the afternoon may seem no different than 11 in the morning when it comes to practice, but it does make a difference. Most musicians would agree that a thoughtful, focused practice session is more effective.

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Zoom 201 for Musicians: Beyond the Basics

(5 days ago) Zoom 201 for Musicians: Beyond the Basics. Everyone is on Zoom nowadays. From webinars to happy hours, Zoom has become the hot spot for not just business meetings, but also collaborations and social calls. But did you know that Zoom is one of the best options out there for music lessons, co-write sessions and live shows as well?

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4 Ways That Getting a Sync License Can

(3 days ago) For a new artist/band that writes, getting a synchronization license can be key. Here are a few reasons why: 1. It can create initial awareness of your music by being attached to an existing audience of a TV show, movie, ad, etc. That audience might be new to your music and can add to your fanbase. 2.

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These Are the Real Struggles That Foreign

(9 days ago) These Are the Real Struggles That Foreign Artists Face in the US (And How to Overcome Them) Having to change her name was just one of obstacles Fjer dealt with when she came to the US. (Image courtesy of Fjer) Many consider America to be a land of opportunity, but for international artists, opportunity comes with some pretty big strings attached.

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5 Tips for Learning Any New Instrument

(3 days ago) 5. Take lessons. This is a bit of a given, but it's still an important reminder. Getting lessons with a good teacher will allow you to learn any instrument faster and more efficiently. Having somebody to guide you and show you how to avoid bad habits early on will save you a lot of backpedaling and relearning down the road. If you have a friend

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