Monthly archives: April, 2016

Music Theory: 4 Jazz Techniques for Electronic Composers

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Taking tips from the Jazz greats like Monk, Coltrane and Corea can help you sound more like electronic producers like Thavius Beck, BT, and Richard Devine. Check out these 4 music theory tips….


PRS for Music Foundation Launches New Program to Provide Support For Emerging Acts

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The booming live industry may be where the majority of artists make their money, but for new and emerging acts the costs of touring can still be prohibitive. In response, PRS for Music Foundation — the independent charitable arm of the U.K. collecting society — has teamed with Wigwam Acoustics and the Musicians’ Union to offer a new 72-hour flash funding…


How To Fix Broken Headphones Using These Simple Soldering Steps

This video and detailed step-by-step instructional article shows you how to repair broken headphones! Don’t throw them away until after you’ve tried this!…


Downloads, While Waning, Are Far From Dead

Recent numbers from the RIAA point to the death of the download, at least in the U.S. Despite that trend, though, 45.95 percent of consumers asked in a recent survey said they are “more likely to download content.” That statistic comes from a new report by Limelight Networks — the content delivery company that first supported…


A Guide To Clearing Samples In Music Production

So you made an awesome track using a sample from another piece of music by another artist, and want to shop it to labels to release it for profit – what do you do next? Artists like Vanilla Ice, Two Live Crew, Bashmore, and Baauer have all faced allegations of unlawful sampling with some cases…


RJD2 Explains Losing and Winning With ‘Mad Men,’ the Licensing Inspiration of His New Record

“I have a four-year-old son who wakes me up at 7:00 a.m. every day,” RJD2 tells Billboard on the phone from Columbus. “I haven’t toured since I had my son. I’ve done gigs and spot dates, but I haven’t gotten in a vehicle and gone out for three weeks at a time,” he says. As…


The Legality of Selling ‘Used’ Digital Songs and Movies Headed to Appeals Court

For those who have amassed an extensive iTunes collection of songs and movies, is there any hope of reselling these works?…


David Lowery, Cracker Frontman and Artist Advocate, Explains His $150 Million Lawsuit Against Spotify: Q&A

Just before the New Year, Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker frontman David Lowery dropped a bomb on the music business in the form of a proposed class-action copyright-infringement lawsuit against Spotify. The suit, filed on Lowery’s behalf by the law firm Michelman & Robinson, asserts that Spotify lacks mechanical licenses for many of the songs…


‘This Is How Things Get Messed Up’: Raekwon’s Music Business Advice

Wu-Tang Clan rapper Raekwon put on his mentor hat in a recent interview, saying that it’s important for young artists to keep their business interests and friends separate. Surrounding yourself with yes-men and hangers-on is the wrong way to go, he told Jan DeLeon….


5 Reasons To Consider Tuning To 432Hz For Meditation Music

The 432 Hz debate continues. Whether you agree with the scientific research (or lack of) behind using 432 Hz, here’s Torkom Ji weighing in with 5 reasons 432 Hz could be ideal for meditation music….