Day In The Life Of A Sound Designer

In this piece, sound designer and industry veteran Cameron Gorham walks us through what it’s like to work as a sound designer in the modern music industry, as well as some fun projects for creating your own unique samples. ________________________________ Guest post by Cameron Gorham from the Bandzoogle Blog As… Continue Reading

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Cameo Adds $50M To Deliver Personalized Video Messages From Musicians, Celebrities [and You]

Cameo has raised a $50 million Series B round to expand its marketplace of famous and not so famous musicians, celebrities and influencers who get paid to create short video message for fans. More than 1000 musicians are already available on the platform. Ilya Fushman of Kleiner Perkins lead the… Continue Reading

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Deepfake Tech Turns Single Photo, Audio Into Bizarre Music Video [ Rasputin sings Beyoncé ]

Deepfake technology is getting so good that it could create a video that turns Donald Trump into a smart and compassionate person. So what if it was used to make music videos, albeit of the deepfake kind? Research by Imperial College in London and Samsung’s AI research center showed how… Continue Reading

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Building Your Artist Development Team

Choosing which people you want on your team to help you make it the music industry is one of the most important decisions an artist can make, and choosing incorrectly can not only slow you progress, but seriously derail an otherwise promising career. _________________________ Guest post by Camille Barbone of… Continue Reading

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Live Nation Partners With Adobe For The ‘Creative Tour’

Adobe, the software company behind apps like Photoshop, and Spark, has announced the Adobe Creative Tour, a partnership with Live Nation aimed at music fans and creators. The Creative Tour is designed to inspire creators and music fans to participate in digital creative challenges using Adobe Products such as Lightroom,… Continue Reading

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The Latest Best Practices For Instagram Hashtags

While hashtags remain a key part of Instagram, the rules of when and how to use them have shifted over the last couple years, and former best practices have fallen out of vogue. Here we look at what new data can tell us about the most effective and smart ways… Continue Reading

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How To Stay Sane, Motivated When Music Is Your Side Gig

Maintaining a full-time job while also working as a part-time musician is a never ending struggle, and it can be a challenge to carve out the time and muster the energy to put the quality work into your music that you want to. Here we look at some tips for… Continue Reading

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Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. and Indie Music

Our tips and advice for the independent self-starters out there this week covered whether or not its mastering your music to match different digital platforms, five out-of-the-box promotion ideas for your next album you might not have tried, why indie venues on the chopping block need to be saved. Is… Continue Reading

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Video Premiers: Facebook vs YouTube

Both YouTube and Facebook have made it an option for those uploading videos to "premier" their content, allowing you and your fans to experience the video together as one big happy family. In this piece, Brian Hazard of the project Color Theory offers his data from a side by side… Continue Reading

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Pride, Purpose with Cooking Vinyl Artist Lucy Spraggan

Fifty years after the Stonewall riots, Lucy Spraggan of Cooking Vinyl and advocate for the LGBTQ community discusses what self-awareness means as artist, and how she celebrates and promotes pride year round. _____________________________ Guest post by Meredith Nadeau from The Orchard’s The Daily Rind In June of 1969, riots broke… Continue Reading

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