Sometimes, it’s not about knowing what to do, but instead what you shouldn’t do. In today’s DIY music scene, there’s no shortage of unsolicited advice online. While a good chunk of it is helpful, entire threads are dedicated to terrible production advice that runs rampant on the internet.
A MIDI keyboard is an essential tool for your studio setup. As a creative instrument, MIDI keyboards offer a massive universe of sonic dimensions that stretches beyond the realm of acoustic instruments.
Artists have to get creative nowadays to earn a living from their musical passions. And with the world on hold, getting in front of paying ears is no longer as easy as booking a tour.
Nowadays, just about anyone can get their music up on Spotify. With distribution being easier than ever, getting your songs up on a major platform is only a click away. While it’s great that the barrier to entry as a musician has been significantly reduced, it can be much more challenging to stand out amongst an oversaturated market.
Like it or not, streaming is here to stay. Wherever you stand in the widely discussed issue of royalties, making your music available for streaming is a great way to connect with new fans and grow your audience worldwide.
We once lived in a reality where a band or musical artist would have very slim chances of ever ‘making it’ or gaining true fans without being wealthy or without the help of a major label. Now, musicians are free to explore their sonic creativity and gain a following for little to no money at all. How is this possible? Keep reading to learn about several ways that you can grow your fanbase without selling your soul or breaking the bank.
Music licensing can be very confusing to the layperson, especially royalty-free licensing. Even on user-friendly platforms like SoundCloud, it can be hard to find or publish royalty-free assets without knowing a few key details.
Between music, graphics, and marketing, an Artist has a lot to consider while running their project. You can’t expect an expert producer—one who might clock 50 hour weeks in the studio or have another full-time job to double as an expert in Photoshop. Luckily, free tools are available on the internet to help musicians create captivating album artwork, such as Canva.
SoundCloud is one of the best (and often under-utilized) social media resources for musicians and artists. As well as being a handy place to host your music for showcasing, SoundCloud gives independent artists many tools to promote their music online.
Mention the words ‘electric guitar,’ and there’s little debate over what model typically will come to the mind of most guitarists: the iconic Fender Stratocaster. Countless musicians across all genres have made the Strat their guitar of choice. Here are some of the more popular guitarists to ever strap one on:
eMastered has been around for quite a while now, and over the years our initial goal of using online mastering to help musicians make music more affordably and effectively has been a resounding success.
eMastered has been around for quite a while now, and over the years our initial goal of using online mastering to help musicians make music more affordably and effectively has been a resounding success. As our company has grown so too has our support within the music industry, and we’ve been fortunate to have some of the biggest names in music join our family.