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  • Bands Looking to the Crowd to Replace the Record Label

    Whitey's Kickstarter campaign

    The musical landscape has seen more changes over the past decade than ever before. First Napster forced the record labels to offer digital downloads at places such as Apple’s iTunes, and now more people than ever are streaming music through services such as Spotify rather than having any “ownership” at all. It’s a confusing time […]

  • Music Collaboration: The Rise of Social Media in Group Music-Making

    Facebook Music

    A few years ago, superstar modern classical composer Eric Whitacre commandeered large swathes of YouTube in to playing in a massive ‘virtual orchestra’. Each player submitted parts, which were put together after the event. That’s only one amazing example of what can be done when you leverage communications and social media for a single purpose. […]

  • Top 5 Budget MIDI-Enabled Devices

    M-AUDIO MIDISPORT 2x2

    Nowadays, you can do anything with your mobile device: work, play, study, research, and communicate. But did you know that, in addition to all the technological advances that help you be more efficient at daily tasks, there have also been innovations that cater to budding musical composers and songwriters? Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) is […]

  • How to Collaborate When Recording Music Online

    Ohm Studio

    One of the highlights of being in a band is the moment you can put your own CD into your computer’s CD player for the first time. But every track on that CD is the result of hours in the recording studio, playing the same track over and over again, and sitting around waiting for […]

  • How to Get your Music onto iTunes and Spotify

    iTunes and Spotify

    Everyone is aware of the struggles of the music industry. Piracy, falling CD sales… In some houses, you don’t find a music collection on the shelves any more – it might be ten times as large as music collections used to be, but it’s all hidden on a tiny tablet or laptop hard drive. And […]