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Why I Love Vinyl, Even in the 21st Century

Vinyl is awesome. You wont find many muso’s who disagree, whether your iPod is always in your pocket, or you rarely listen to digital music, you can still love vinyl either way, and some people are truly crazy about one of the oldest forms of listening to music. Call it nostalgia, call it snobbery, but [...]

Promoting Music Lessons and Tuition – How to Get New Students

We’ve already discussed how music lessons can be a brilliant way for musicians to make a bit of extra cash while they make their way towards their goals. Teaching aspiring music makers how to play guitar, piano or whatever your instrument of choice is can be surprisingly profitable and really rewarding, as well as making [...]

How Much Do DJs Get Paid?

Being a DJ is many people’s dream job. Touring around dropping your favourite tracks for money, being worshipped by audiences everywhere and having a working environment which is the pinnacle of most peoples’ social lives. If you’re a music lover, being a DJ is probably something you’ve dreamt of at some point, but as with [...]

Best Cover Band Songs

If you’re in a cover band, you’ll know that your choice of songs is absolutely essential. The chances are that as a cover band, you’re mainly booked for functions or events, and you’re expected to lift the mood and give people something to dance or rock out to! Nobody will want to hear a cover [...]

Producers That Use Logic and Logic Pro

It is always interesting to know what synths, instruments and software the top producers are using to make their music. Whether you’re an aspiring musician or a professional, it’s good to keep abreast of the trends in the industry, software being one of them. DAWs and software have changed hugely over the last 10 years, [...]

Coolest Music venues around Manchester – Zedara

For decades Manchester has been notorious for its music scene. Dubbed ‘Madchester’ in the late 1980s, the city was home to a style of music which blended dance, alternative rock and psychedelic sounds, to create a unique brand of indie rock. Bands such as the Charlatans, the Stone Roses and New Order, all helped pioneer [...]

Musicians Former Jobs – Before They Were Famous

We’ve all seen ‘before they were famous’ lists before. They’re fun, right?! As well as being fun though, they can be truly inspiring to those of us who are having to work in jobs we dont necessarily care about while trying to create a career for ourselves in the music industry. So who are the [...]

The Demo CD – A Musician’s Best Friend

The demo CD has been around since the birth of home recording, superseded by the demo tape and with its routes set firmly in the 80s, demo CDs have become easier and easier to produce and are more useful than ever. During my studies of music, and pursuit of a career producing music for movies [...]

Programming Drums

Whether you’re a maker of Jazz, rock and roll, Dubstep or Hip Hop, advances in musical technology over the last 15-20 years have made it possible for the average Joe bedroom musician to program their own drum beats on a computer rather than having to rely on standard recordings and bland, rehashed and reused loops. [...]

How to Promote Your Band on Facebook

Facebook is a big player when it comes to promoting just about anything these days. The social media site is a hub for a huge portion of the population, who use Facebook day in day out, and it’s growing all the time, too. Social media makes it simpler to reach your target audience than it [...]

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