Every musician has played some lousy gigs, and some more than others. Small crowds, weak sound reinforcement, cramped space, short money, high drama, the list of the stuff that can [ … ]
Why the Music Industry Still Needs Taste Makers
This article is too cool not to share, and it’s reprinted with permission by the author. Syndicated from: Creative Deconstruction It used to be the record label’s jobs to tell [ … ]
How Many Songs are The Same 4 Chords?
Spotted on: I am Bored There are only 12 notes in Western Music. This video shows how many pop hits can come out of just one Four Chord Progression. Apparently, [ … ]
T-Racks 3 – Master the Possibilities of your Music
K Multimedia’s latest installment of the T-Racks Mastering Suite takes the art of digital mastering to a whole new level, bringing advanced signal processing and fidelity to the masses..
Branford Marsalis on Students today
This is a very cool clip from the documentary Before the Music Dies. It’s pretty starightforward, and super powerful.
Here is a video about what may be the most important drum break in the history of music, and at the very least, equally as important as Funky Drummer. While [ … ]
How Low Can Album Sales Go?
Spotted on: Digital Music News It’s nothing new that the music industry is experiencing a steady downward trend in album sales. A few years ago, chart toppers were moving millions [ … ]
How Collective Idiocy Left the Record Companies in Bits
Spotted On: The Guardian “When the history of our digital times comes to be written, one of the questions that will puzzle historians is why the record companies missed the [ … ]
Artist Turns to BitTorrent when his Music is Pirated by iTunes
Spotted on: TorrentFreak An interview with the Flashbulb about his recent calamity with iTunes, and putting his album up on BitTorrent. It turns out iTunes is selling his albums without [ … ]
Does Chatter Matter? The Impact of User-Generated Content on Music
Spotted on: NYU Archives Here’s a paper titled “Does Chatter Matter? The Impact of User-Generated Content on Music”. It’s a study in how blogs and and social networking sites are [ … ]