What did The Revolution really bring us? This article started life on the Q&A site Quora under the title: How do musicians and songwriters make any money when you can listen to any music for free? When you look at the numbers I hope you are horrified at how badly streaming has treated us and… Continue reading Streaming Music is Destroying Music for All. All the Money is gone.
Eagles "Hotel California" was on in the car as we drove home the other day and I just really felt I wanted to have a go at it with pure electronic sounds. Here is a cover that is true to the original Eagles song (well as true as the MIDI File I downloaded) only with… Continue reading Hotel California – electronic cover
Anadyomene FM Synth Anadyomene is a free FM Synth in the 64 Bit VST 2 format for Windows hosts.Available for free at VST4free.com although I do appreciate you considering me for some work that I can do or at least saying thanks nicely on one of my Socials This video is a walkthrough of the… Continue reading Anadyomene FM Synth Free VST
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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I don't like Rappers. Many other people don't like Rappers. Am I being Rappist? Not at all. Matter of fact I thought Rap was very interesting when I first started hearing it and when it broke through in the Hip Hop wave of the early 90's. Right now I am listening to Public Enemy. Now… Continue reading How Rappers are their own Public Enemy – and other acts are following them
I deliberately chose a broader wording in the title. It could have been "What Genre of Songs Should I be Releasing" or something like but I want this to be broader. This thinking (oh no not thinking) applies no matter whether you are writing music, books, vlogs on Star Wars figurines... We are all worrying… Continue reading What should I be writing?
Over and over I see people advertising their mixing services with terms like "using high quality plugins". Or customers who insist that they only want mixes made using "high quality plugins", or "professional plugins". The other variant is the idea of a Professional Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). Like one or two of them are used… Continue reading What Makes a VST Plug-In High Quality and Should You Even Care?
https://youtu.be/ouIqiWC8T_E You are a pretty compelling speaker Damian but you don't seem to have any concept of Intellectual Property (I.P.). That is: the work of a person's mind is as much worthy of value as the work of their body. Whether it infinitely duplicable or not is immaterial. There are still costs involved. By your… Continue reading Music Shouldn’t Be Sold – The Dangerous Lie
To Be or Not To Be - Posting, Posting, Posting... Last article, I spoke about the divide between Creators & Consumers and how these days the drive is to be constantly posting so you are in the eye of your (hopefully) adoring public more often. Release Singles Often and Abandon the Album. This is the… Continue reading Should I Be Releasing Music More Often?
This is a screenshot from the beginning of a conversation in Drooble where Mark is concerned that his Song has 1,000 Plays but only 10 Likes. He worries that while the Play stats are nice, he is not getting any engagement. (I was gonna say 'penetration" as it is a valid marketing word but you… Continue reading Creators or Consumers: the New Divide