The 5 Best Headphones For Guitar Amps
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The 5 Best Headphones For Guitar Amps

Great headphones are an essential item when practicing or recording your guitar playing, but you could easily get overwhelmed with all the options out there. If you’re at all serious about playing music, you know how essential good speakers and headphones are. You need to hear the sound you’re making as clear as ...

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The Best Musical Instrument Insurance Companies
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The Best Musical Instrument Insurance Companies

Instruments and other music related gear can be serious investments. They are also in a high risk category for breakage and theft, the risks of breaking or damaging them can be too high for the average musician to bear. That's why musical instrument insurance is something you might need to consider. As with any ...

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5 Ways to Sing Better Without Lessons
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5 Ways to Sing Better Without Lessons

There are many resources available online to improve your singing. YouTube, for example, is a goldmine of information, with all the professional singers and vocal coaches out there, ready to share their knowledge with the world. However, despite having so much information at our fingertips, some misconceptions ...

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How Much Should I Charge for a Gig?
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How Much Should I Charge for a Gig?

You have trained hard to play your instrument like a pro or belt out your tunes with confidence. You may have started a band or you may be a solo artist. No matter the scenario: you are ready to play live. To find your first gigs, you will start locally. You will visit your favorite bars and pubs and ask their ...

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What’s the Difference Between a Single, EP, and LP?
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What’s the Difference Between a Single, EP, and LP?

This articles sheds some light on the sometimes confusing differences between Singles, EPs, and LPs. We also discuss what might be the best option for you. First of all, we can distinguish between physical and digital formats. Physical formats can be CDs, vinyl records, cassettes, and they can be purchased at ...

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Is Music Piracy Still a Problem in 2019?
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Is Music Piracy Still a Problem in 2019?

The music industry has gone through an unbelievable amount of changes throughout the last decade. Everything shifts so quickly that it is hard to keep up to date with trends. We see new acts becoming popular overnight, digital stores suddenly shutting down, new tools to consume music coming to life, all in a very ...

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Working as a Cruise Ship Musician – What It’s Really Like
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Working as a Cruise Ship Musician – What It’s Really Like

Who wouldn't love to work as a full-time musician while having the opportunity to travel all around the world and visit exciting, exotic places? The chance of having a steady job in a setting as peculiar (and luxurious) as a cruise ship attracts thousands of musicians, who apply to become part of a ship crew. ...

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Should You Join a Musicians’ Union?
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Should You Join a Musicians’ Union?

The freelance and diverse nature of our job makes it quite hard, and sometimes confusing, to deal with all the admin and legal aspects of it. Many musicians, especially the young ones who are just starting a career in the business, often overlook aspects such as salary standards, pension schemes, insurance, or ...

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All About Maracas! Including Our Top 5 Pick
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All About Maracas! Including Our Top 5 Pick

The intuitive use of the Maracas makes this percussion instrument one of the easiest to stimulate a musical attitude in both kids and adults. Maracas are so easy to play, so versatile and fun, we often forget that they can have an important role in many different genres and styles of music. What is the origin of ...

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Instrumentalists vs Musicians – What’s the difference?
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Instrumentalists vs Musicians – What’s the difference?

Instrumentalists and musicians – these two terms are used so frequently, but most of us don't know the difference. These words are often used interchangeability, but I feel that they are not the same thing. They are also not mutually exclusive. Someone can be a musician and instrumentalist at the same time. What’s ...

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