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How to Become a Professional Songwriter
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How to Become a Professional Songwriter

First of all, let's get clear about a crucial point: there is no ready-made formula or recipe to become a successful songwriter. By successful, I mean able to make a living out of the craft of songwriting. You don't have to make millions and hit the charts. When you can pay the bills and feed your family without ...

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How to Find a Singer for Your Track
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How to Find a Singer for Your Track

The Internet has brought us all closer. Now it is easier than ever to find productive collaborations with fellow musicians from around the world. We are living in a golden age. Do you think local artists don't fit your bill? Who cares! You can hire anyone from anywhere in the world with just a tap on your smartphone. ...

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A Brief Introduction to Traditional Irish Music
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A Brief Introduction to Traditional Irish Music

The traditional music of Ireland is known and appreciated worldwide. It is also the foundation of several modern genres. Moreover, its versatility often allowed Irish musicians to fuse it with more contemporary styles. It is no wonder it has drawn the attention of many music lovers and musicians alike! ...

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15 Of The Best Music Schools in the World
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15 Of The Best Music Schools in the World

If you want to take your musical career seriously and develop it through classical education, you want to go to the best music school possible. When you try to pick and choose the right school for you, you will see that there is a LOT of music schools. Many of them are similar but have different preferences in ...

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The Loudness War Explained
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The Loudness War Explained

If you ever thought that contemporary records sound much louder than the older ones, you are not mistaken at all! The trend of increasing the amplitude of a track is what is called the loudness war. While this tendency was already in use during the mastering process of 7'' singles in the 1940s, it became almost ...

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Why Are Nickelback Hated So Much?
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Why Are Nickelback Hated So Much?

We all have a friend who digs Nickelback. And we all have a friend who hates them. This is especially true for people growing up in the Nineties, likely to organize their first house parties in the early 2000s. Nickelback tracks, back then, were a must in any playlist, and often caused issues among party-goers. ...

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Overcome Stage Fright with 10 Simple Tricks
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Overcome Stage Fright with 10 Simple Tricks

No matter if you're a beginner singer or a seasoned guitar player, chances are you might experience a nervous feeling before getting on stage. Your legs are wobbly, your mouth is dry, you probably feel sick or dizzy. Even if you don't have any physical symptoms, you can still feel worried, timid, tired, anxious. ...

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10 Great Music Making Apps for iOS and Android
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10 Great Music Making Apps for iOS and Android

Today you can create full music tracks needing nothing more than the phone in your pocket. Smartphones and tablets can't fully compete with professional music software for computers, but they can still go a long way. This is especially in true for mainstream forms of electronic music and/or beat making. Of course, ...

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10 Great Books for Songwriters
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10 Great Books for Songwriters

You only need to scroll your social media feed to see how many people out there are willing to sell you their incredible formula for success. A formula that often comes at a high price and that almost always reveals itself as a mere commonplace piece of advice you already heard either from your friend or your mother ...

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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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