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Music Licensing – who owns what, where, when

Music licensing can be a very complex subject, but only if we let it. Very simply, every piece of music is owned by someone. The technical term is Intellectual Property (I.P.) which means that an idea and it's execution has value - which it has or we'd never listen to Metallica records. License options depend… Continue reading Music Licensing – who owns what, where, when

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Tone & Time – the Real Rules of Music

This is the holder for a series of videos on broader thinking and application of the real rules of music. Tone & Time are the core concepts to be understood in music, no matter the genre, style etc. Everything that you hear is made up of a complex moving melange of tone over time in… Continue reading Tone & Time – the Real Rules of Music

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Social Media and the Great Divide – Healthy vs Un-Healthy Communities

Social Media is an amazing opportunity. As a Musician I can be talking to, working with, someone on Jupiter - or anywhere that the Internet exists. Ideas and activities don't have to be relegated to physical location. Communities are built around shared ideas and interests far more than accident of birth location, or where your… Continue reading Social Media and the Great Divide – Healthy vs Un-Healthy Communities

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T.V. Treated – TV Themes given the Benedict Treatment

This is a bit of an exercise and not a serious album outing. I think the cover & pricing shows that. First up, the title is unashamedly lifted from the Neon Judgement track of the same name. Not related in any other way except that these are my treatments of some TV Theme tunes. I… Continue reading T.V. Treated – TV Themes given the Benedict Treatment

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Making & Mixing Drums – everything you need to know to make drums that Groove well

Drums are the subject that get a lot of people off-track when they start making & mixing music. Drums maketh not the Mix The song is about the song. Tautological I know but it needs to keep being said when I hear track after track where all the care in the world went into the… Continue reading Making & Mixing Drums – everything you need to know to make drums that Groove well

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Understanding Sounds for your Synth, Song Arrangement & Mix

This article is a holder for the 5-Video series on making, composing with, arranging & mixing the main categories of melodic sounds you will use when making almost any style of music. Part I: BassPart II: PolyPart III: LeadsPart IV: Pads Part V is about Layered Sounds which helps you to understand not only how… Continue reading Understanding Sounds for your Synth, Song Arrangement & Mix

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When can I start calling myself an Artist? When am I ready to start Releasing Music?

I have had some conversation in the last few days with a fellow from parts unknown, nationality, race, gender, age, aspirations... all unknown. The conversation has solely been around him wanting me to help him Produce a song or songs of his. Part of the reason I mention my lack of knowledge on him is… Continue reading When can I start calling myself an Artist? When am I ready to start Releasing Music?

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#review The Indie Musician’s Guidebook, by Benedict Roff-Marsh

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My Review:

I’m not a musician, but I have a great deal of respect for the author of this book and have been very curious to pick apart his brain in terms of in a written work of uplifting no-nonsense approach. I’m impressed. I wish I could relate a bit more to the musical side of this book, as the points put across and the tips laid in place are very well thought out and extremely well writen. Much of the content has band/artists references and comparisons, as well as musical success and failure stories. Much can be learned here for a musician… so if you are one, then READ THIS BOOK!

Now as for myself, and the areas of this book that were personally applicable for me, as an artist of a different sort… There are some concepts that Benedict covers such as, ‘Who are you and what is…

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