Music Production and Promotion Tips

How to Start Making Electronic Music

We all love electronic music, right? And all of the brilliant genres that have sprung from the ability to make music in the world of digital. Making music in every genre is more¬†accessible¬†than ever, and perhaps more exciting than ever because of this.You can start making electronic music too! Exciting, huh? Here’s Zedara’s guide to [...]

Blue Yeti Microphone Review

We all knew deep down that USB microphones would start to catch up with dynamic and condenser studio mics, and ‘Blue’ microphones seem to be leading the charge. The Blue Yeti Microphone has been on the market a little while now and has certainly caused a stir, but where does it rank, and how suitable [...]

Recording Acoustic Guitar

In the wonderful modern age we live in, we’re lucky enough to not need recording studios to be able to make a professional sounding song. Fortunately for all the guitarists out there, your instrument is one that can relatively simply be recorded at home. That said, there are loads of contributing factors to getting a [...]

Going On Tour – How to organise a tour as a band or artist

Going on tour is important for both aspiring and established bands and musicians. If you’re U2, you can go out on tour to boost your coffers by another $150 million, but if you’re just a small band or artist trying to make a name for yourself, touring is still an option and can be both [...]

Teaching Instruments: An Income for Musicians

As you probably know, the world of music can be up and down, and for musicians, it can be a real roller-coaster ride, one day you’re making a months wages in a few hours at a gig and the next day you’re eating bread straight out of the bag. The point is that the money [...]

Is Myspace Dead?

Once upon a time, Myspace was the go-to sharing site for the aspiring musician. The social network was perhaps the first big website for sharing information about your life, creating a profile online, and importantly for us muso’s, promoting music to the public. Every band going used to have a Myspace page, and I remember [...]

Is my song good? How to tell.

Divorcing yourself from an artistic creation such as your latest song and trying to work out how it will be perceived by others is a difficult thing for us musicians to do. You may have a particular affection for your song because of the way it is written or what it means to you, but [...]

How to Write Lyrics

Writing the perfect lyrics can be tough, whether you’re a soul singer or a metal band. Perhaps you’re not the most poetic type, but you have an incredible voice and you’re not afraid to use it, alternatively, you could be a band with a frontperson who is reluctantly giving singing a go to enhance your [...]

Dance Labels: Start Your Own Independent Dance Label

The music world combined with the exciting digital age has brought a DIY ethos to many an aspiring label owner. We now have most of the tools we need at our fingertips in order to create a record label, something that once upon a time would have been a pipe dream can now be turned [...]

How to Get Gigs

As a musician or artist, you need gigs. Live music drives so much of the industry nowadays, and you can’t pirate gig tickets (well, not easily anyway), so if you’re serious about your career in music, you need to be playing live, it doesn’t matter if you’re a DJ or a metal band, concerts are [...]

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