7 Reasons Why Music Is Important To World Cultures

World Cultures and MusicBy: Lizzie Weakley For MusicThinkTank.  Every culture in the world has its own form of music that is enjoyed by all ages on every continent. Although each culture is different, music unifies all races and has been used throughout history for different occasions and for enjoyment purposes. To learn why it is important to world cultures and continues to be created over the decades, there are a few important facts to understand.
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6 THINGS YOU LEARN WHILE RECORDING A STUDIO ALBUM

Cowbell in the studioThe studio.
Such a glamorous and misunderstood beast.
You’ve googled the crap out of it…

“recording an album,” “what to bring to the studio,” “how to prepare for the studio,”
or…. “what Instagram filters take the best pretentious studio shots?”, “do craft beers clog up my vocal chords?”  …and you’re about as read up on it as could be.
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6 WAYS TO GET MORE PEOPLE TO YOUR SHOWS

ShowsDo you sometimes feel that your band’s draw is languishing? Are you tired of seeing the same people at your shows and want to play to a new crowd, even in your hometown? It’s easy to overplay the same town. Here are 6 good reasons why you should play less often.
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5 TRUTHS OF BEING A BOOKING AGENT

Booking AgentsYou can read all the articles you want (even from us), and talk to every agent under the sun, but you will not really understand what it is like to be a booking agent until you actually do it. It’s a completely different experience.
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6 DOS AND DON’TS AFTER YOUR BAND GETS A WRITE-UP

Band Write UpGetting press for your band can be tough, as there’s so much music out there, and bloggers and editors are getting pitched from every angle at every hour of the day. Being noticed is a struggle, but it certainly isn’t impossible. If you’re lucky enough to have an influencer notice you and actually write about your music, take it as a win. But if you want to continue to be in said writer’s good graces for the long run, here are a few things you should definitely do – and a few you really shouldn’t, lest you fall out of favor.
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Internet Gives Musicians Double-Edged Sword

MusiciansIn the shifting landscape of the music industry, more and more artists are turning from traditional record labels to streaming services to get their songs and their names out there. Streaming platforms like Spotify, Google Play, Deezer, Pandora and many more offer free online access to fans and new marketing channels for musicians, known and unknown.
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OVERCOMING WRITERS BLOCK

Oh, writers block…. One of the most powerful things we experience in life is being in the zone.

Everything you do is right, everything you say is right, and every note comes out like mimosas at a Sunday brunch (Oh, I’m just getting one drink – said no middle-aged woman ever.)

I’ve written a lot of music. Some good, some bad. Some amazing, and some so bad I wanted to stomp on the nearest garden of flowers.

The funny thing is that when I wrote music that was REALLY good – it was also the easiest to write.
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Why and How You Should Use Live Streaming To Build Your Audience

Live Streaming To Build Your AudienceI have been impressed by how culturally relevant live streaming has become. Facebook is doubling down on live streaming, YouTube, Twitter, and more are all pushing, or starting to push users to broadcast themselves more often.

So it’s safe to say that live streaming is not a fad. It’s a thing. A thing that will only grow. And the amazing thing is that with live streaming you can play gigs at home and broadcast it to the world. Talk about efficient. So with that we turn to look at a study our friends at Audiokite have recently completed. They’ve created live streaming play book for musicians. This is what they’ve found:
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It’s True – Cassette Tapes Are Making A Comeback

Cassette ComebackIt looks like everything that was old is new again. It may seem hard to believe, but cassette tape, that once reviled music delivery system of the 1970s, really is making a comeback. There’s a new coolness factor in the format for artists, bands and fans that no one could have predicted.
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