How Songwriters Create Hits

How Songwriters Create Hits

The days when musicians wrote their songs to express their view of the world is long gone in many countries. Today the most famous stars turn to professional songwriters, who primarily work for numerous musicians at the same time. They tailor the numbers for the musicians and guarantee a constant supply of hits. What’s more, digitization and streaming have dramatically changed the way we...
Cultural Criticism Based On Pop Lyrics

Cultural Criticism Based On Pop Lyrics

The singer of the British indie rock band The Smiths is twisted but the fact is that the members of this band are considered to be one of the best lyrics writers of all the long history of pop music. The provocative personality never minced words during his time with the group or during his solo years. Stephen Patrick Morrissey relied on razor-sharp, socially critical texts where other...

Things to Know When Designing Your Album Art

So, you’ve made an album, an EP or even a single and you’re ready to get it out there and stream it into as many peoples ears as possible. You’ve done everything yourself, you’ve recorded your own music, thrown down your own vocals and found a way to distribute it, but you don’t have an album cover. Maybe you think you don’t need one? Well that’s where you’re wrong, friend, you...

Inventive Ways of Advancing Your Music Making Skills

Inventive Ways of Advancing Your Music Making Skills Sometimes when creating music (or any creative project) you can start to feel as if you’re getting stuck in a rut. It can be hard to admit it to ourselves but if we don’t continue to challenge ourselves the products that we create can become stale, boring and altogether unoriginal. In order to keep our skills sharp and our output...

How to be a Conductor Part 2

Get Educated Get Educated There are all sorts of forms of education you’ll need to successfully become a music conductor, let’s start by talking about qualifications. The absolute base requirement for a conductor is having a Bachelor of Art’s degree (BA) in a musical subject, that being said many professionals will likely have gone on to attain a Masters (MA) degree too. There are plenty...

How to be a Conductor Part 1

How to be a Conductor Part 1 These days we’re told as we grow up to always follow our dreams, that we can be whatever we want to be, all we need is to go out there and seize the opportunity, but the reality of it is that life is of course not that simple. It’s a competitive world out there and often it’s hard to know what path to follow in order to even come close to attaining that dream...

Creating Unique Sounds

Music is an undeniably important part of our history, for as long as we know, since before recorded history, humans have enjoyed creating and listening to music and they find ways of making it sound different year after year. The 20th century saw great change in the way music is made, however the costs were high if you wanted to sound like the best, then came the 21st century and with it all the...

How to Promote Your Music in 2019

More opportunities than ever lie before today’s independent artists looking to launch their very own career without a large budget or the majors in their corner. However, while there is an increasing number of unsigned artists making it on their own, a large number of them have no idea where to begin or how to keep up a promotional campaign. Of course, your No. 1 priority should always be the...

Best Musical Instruments for Beginners

Music is a wonderful thing, most of us will listen to music, sing a song or even hum a tune al least once a day. At least! Some of us are lucky enough to be able to play an instrument too, and what a skill that is, to be able to play your own music really is something special that often we take for granted. Many people can’t play any instrument, having perhaps only dabbled in a bit of...

How to Start Your Own Record Label – Part 2

Ensure your music sounds good This isn’t just music you wrote for yourself but an actual product that you intend to sell. So you’ll need to ensure that it sounds professional and ready to be released into the marketplace. There are two mistakes that you can make when recording your tracks: one involves the arrangement and the other, the mix. Making minor changes to either one, or even both,...