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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 Get Sponsored as a Musician
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How to Get Sponsored as a Musician

Obtaining a sponsorship can be an effective way to enhance both your income and your visibility as an independent musician. It can either turn into a whole new income stream or into a way to find the capital you need for your next project. It can be a powerful advertising tool or an efficacious way to communicate ...

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Are Phones Ruining Concerts?
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Are Phones Ruining Concerts?

Smartphones are now part of our everyday life. It gets more and more challenging to spend time without compulsively check our notifications or without taking pictures of what we are eating or of the place we are visiting. When it comes to concerts, it is hard to fight the temptation of taking pictures and videos of ...

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What are the biggest problems with the music industry?
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What are the biggest problems with the music industry?

The music industry has radically changed in the last couple of decades. The Internet revolution has transformed the way we create and consume music. It has built new hierarchies and power balances, stealing the control once owned by major record labels and giving it to the consumer. This shift hasn't involved just ...

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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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What Does a Music Supervisor Do?
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What Does a Music Supervisor Do?

Think about your favorite movie, with all those quirky characters you love, the plot twists that still keep you on the edge of your seat, or the beautiful shots, masterly curated in every detail. Now, think about that same movie but without a soundtrack. Are those quirky characters, plot twists, and beautiful shots ...

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What’s the Difference Between a Lyricist and a Songwriter?
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What’s the Difference Between a Lyricist and a Songwriter?

In a song, there are many different elements and layers braided together to create a harmonious combination. It is pivotal to find a functioning balance between melody, arrangement, and lyrics to create something listeners can relate to and appreciate. Sometimes this balance requires some teamwork to be effective. ...

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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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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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