How to Start Your Own Record Label – Part 1

Some of the best record labels have improvised as they’ve gone along. If you want to maximise your chance of succeeding with your label, however, you’ll need to ensure that you go through a number of steps. Here are the 10 steps you will need to start a record label all of your own. Decide on the music This may seem like an obvious step but it’s also a very basic one that you need to...

6 Apps to Help You Learn a Musical Instrument

It’s a good time to take up learning a new musical instrument, with so much technology available to help you. YouTube, for instance, is a great place to start, with so many tutorials that save you having to pay for numerous lessons. In addition to that, there are countless musical apps that you can download from the App Store. Here are some of the very best apps that you can download right...

Choosing an Instrument to Play

Many adults, certainly those who appreciate acoustic and instrumental music, would like the ability to play a musical instrument. The only thing that’s stopping them is that they are intimidated by the idea of it. If you've decided to throw caution to the wind, before you can pick up an instrument and begin learning it, you’ll need to decide on which to play. As an adult, it can be easier to...

Music Production: The 6 Steps – Part 3

Mixing Many musicians have the most fun in this stage. Once you’ve written the song and recorded all of the parts, you can turn what you’ve produced so far into your musical masterpiece. It can take years to be adept at mixing. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it, however. In fact, you should get started as soon as you can to get a feel for the possibilities. This is where you combine...

Music Production: The 6 Steps – Part 2

You may be happy with the verse and feel that you’ve hit on a really catchy chorus. However, there needs to be more some sort of buildup. If, for example, verse 1 has just vocal and guitar, verse 2 may add the drums and bass, and vocal harmonies and the synths may be introduced in the first chorus.   Simply because an instrument has been introduced, however, it doesn’t mean that it has...

Music Production: The 6 Steps – Part 1

For anyone new to making music, here we’ll go into the six stages of production, so you know what you’re in store for. There are almost no rules when it comes to making music today. You can record whatever music you like and use it as a sample. Your effects can be automated like never before. Mix genres and rhythms to create some interesting melodies and beats that create their very own music...
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Big Personalities in Music

If you want to make it in the music industry, then you need to stand out and be a star. Everybody recognises the big personalities, the artists who are willing to push the envelope and try something a bit different; nobody remembers those musicians who stay firmly in the middle of the road and try to please everybody. A certain amount of confidence, belief and courage is needed to be a successful...

How to Create Music

If you’d love to write your own songs but have felt hindered due to a lack of knowledge of musical theory, we’ll attempt to address it here. You may have a musical talent, such as singing or playing the drums, or are just beginning your musical journey and would love to write songs. While it can help, it isn’t a requirement to know your musical notations to create your very own melody....

The Ingredients of a Successful Music Career – Part 2

Hard work An artist or musician who isn’t working to the point of being reckless but yet dedicated and with an organised routine based around practice and improvement will enjoy at least some level of success. It will come across in everything you do and say, both on stage and off it. Those in your circle, as well as observers watching from afar, will see that you’re taking their career...

How to Write Great Lyrics

One of the best ways to become a better songwriter is to master how to write great lyrics. If you’ve only recently decided that song writing is the path for you, however, you might find that lyric writing isn’t as easy as you first thought that it was. This especially may be true if you have little to no experience in other forms of creative writing, such as poetry. That doesn’t mean that...