Monthly archives: July, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Uncut Kanye West Interview From 2013


‘THERE ARE 365M PEOPLE IN CHINA WILLING TO PAY FOR ENTERTAINMENT. THE MUSIC MARKET IS ABOUT TO EXPLODE.’

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  The Chinese music business is set to explode. Many executives across the US, UK and Europe look east and rightfully tip the Asian continent as the next great land of opportunity. It’s a perception that is very welcome in Modern Sky’s home territory, especially since China has, until recently, been compared to the wild…


Why does reverb sound different on headphones?

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  Why is it that reverb is so much more audible on good headphones than good speakers? Is it to do with the ambient noise or reflections in the room, something about the width of the stereo stage (though it persists when monitoring via a crossfeed EQ), or simply that my ‘good speakers’ aren’t good…


FACEBOOK TAKES ANOTHER BIG STEP TOWARDS THE MUSIC BIZ WITH SOURCE3 BUYOUT

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  The move is being looked on in many quarters as evidence that Facebook wants to shore up the ability of its Rights Manager platform in order to catch copyright infringing videos on its platform. What does that specifically have to do with the music industry? Sometimes, when you want to find clues about why…


Beyond Stock Sounds: 10 Essential Plugins You NEED to Add to Your DAW

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  DAWs have come a long way in recent years, and the included plugins that come with them rival after-market commercial options in many cases. However, your DAW’s standard EQs, compressors, and extra goodies may not always make the cut for intense audio work. Even now, there are some things that stock plugins often won’tdo. For…


CAN LYOR COHEN BRIDGE THE GOOGLE ‘VALUE GAP’ AT YOUTUBE?

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  It feels like the back-and-forth between the music industry, Google and various legislative bodies on ‘safe harbor’ has rumbled on for an eternity. Legal arguments, policy positions and research papers that support this process are traded continually. Google recently published a series of papers to support its position on YouTube. The music industry, not…


Jay-Z’s ‘4:44′ Engineer Jimmy Douglass Breaks Down Mixing Process of Hov’s Most Personal Album

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  4:44 might be JAY-Z‘s most personal album to date, but that’s not just because of the subject matter. Listening to the LP over the last couple weeks, it’s clear Hov sounds like he’s talking to you in close quarters; the way the album is mixed makes it feel like an intimate, one-on-one experience. It’s better geared for headphones than…


The Hidden Danger Of Checking Your Mixes In The Car

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  You’ve been glued to your computer monitor for 12 hours. You’re about to pass out on your MIDI keyboard. And the mix? It sounds killer. But before you click “Bounce To Disk” for the last time… You hop in your ‘04 Honda Civic, plug the aux cable into your iPhone, and take your track…


Imagine Dragons Earn First No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs Chart With ‘Believer’

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  Imagine Dragons score their first No. 1 on Billboard‘s Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as “Believer” bumps 2-1 (on the list dated July 29). The group had hit a No. 2 peak with two prior songs: “Radioactive” and “Demons,” both in 2013. “Believer” is from Imagine Dragons’ new album Evolve, which dropped June 23 and debuted at No….


Let’s make music!

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Are you getting a musical groove on this summer? If so, you could be onto something that will make you smarter, happier and healthier. Research shows that making music regularly can improve your cognitive power, increase your IQ and even change the shape of your brain, making it stronger and better equipped to store information….