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Welcome to our Music News & More blog. In it you will find relevant music news regarding the industry as well as audio productions tips and tricks.
February 1, 2019
Music Industry Loses $2.65 Billion A Year Over Improper Licensing By Small Businesses

Experts behind the study have called it a 'wake up call' for anyone creating music The global music industry is losing out on billions each year because of small businesses misusing personal streaming services, according to a new report.  The study, conducted by Nielsen Music and published via licensing service Soundtrack Your Brand, found that just 17 per cent […]

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June 6, 2018
40 Years Ago, In A Galaxy Far, Far Away, An Iconic Film Score Was Born

How is this for a first day on the job: Maurice Murphy, the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO)'s late principal trumpet player, spent his very first day with the orchestra recording Star Wars' iconic opening theme, with its incredible brass fanfare — and Murphy leading the trumpets. "It was an amazing moment, that blast of brass […]

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May 15, 2018
Ariana Grande Manager on Manchester Attack: 'Fear Cannot Rule the Day'

"With extraordinary evil, we must fight with extraordinary greatness," says Scooter Braun Ariana Grande's manager, Scooter Braun, posted a string of emotional tweets about the Manchester terror attack on Wednesday. "I will choose to live than to be afraid," he wrote. On Monday night, a suicide bomber detonated a homemade explosive device outside Grande's concert at […]

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May 12, 2018
Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur Documentaries Headed to A&E

'Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.' and 'Who Killed Tupac?' to premiere in June The first authorized Notorious B.I.G. "biography" is scheduled to premiere this June on A&E. The two-part Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G. will feature new interviews with the rapper's mother Voletta Wallace and widow Faith Evans, as well as Puff Daddy, […]

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May 6, 2018
Music Industry Goes To War With YouTube

Record labels are angry about the relatively small fees the platform pays for music videos compared with streaming services The music business is a tough place for most artists to make money. This struggle was thrown into sharp relief last week when the UK industry revealed that artists earned more from vinyl sales in 2016 […]

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May 5, 2018
10 Ways To Improve Your Music Production

Becoming an accomplished music producer is a long process, whether you're aspiring for the top-notch studio or simply wanting to get the best from your home studio setup. The paths to becoming skilled at your craft are diverse, but there are some common pitfalls to try and avoid. The following set of music producer tips […]

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April 22, 2018
Ways The Music Industry Can Change For The Better

I am a music attorney who protects musicians and music professionals through deal negotiations and proper intellectual property management. 2016 saw a lot of lawsuits and lobbying in regards to changes in the music industry. Here are a few major issues that need to be resolved in 2017 and beyond to help sustain the music […]

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April 19, 2018
Sigrid Unveiled As Apple Music's Up Next Star

Norwegian artist Sigrid has been unveiled at the latest star in Apple Music’s Up Next camping for new artists. Apple Music’s Up Next campaign is aimed at developing emerging artists and boosting their profile within the market. Sigrid released her debut single Don’t Kill My Vibe earlier this year and is set to appear on […]

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March 7, 2018
10 Of The Best Studio Monitors

A guide to our favorite studio monitors, from the best budget models to our pick of money-no-object dream speakers. You should always be skeptical when you hear someone make definitive sweeping judgments about something as nuanced as music production gear. Objectively there’s no such thing as ‘the best cheap studio monitors’ or ‘the best monitors […]

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January 11, 2018
Rihanna, Ed Sheeran & Bruno Mars Lead iHeartRadio Music Awards 2018 Nominees

iHeartMedia and Turner announced Wednesday (Jan. 10) the nominees for the fifth annual iHeartRadio Music Awards. Rihanna, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, DJ Khaled and Luis Fonsi top the nominations list, each receiving five nominations including song of the year. For the first time ever, iHeartRadio will be presenting seven awards in the seven nights leading up to the event. Each night at […]

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January 2, 2018
30 Songwriting Tips to Overcome Writer’s Block

Feeling stuck in a rut? These specific and practical songwriting tips will help you cure your writer’s block in no time. Whether you’re an electronic producer or more traditional singer/songwriter, you can use this list as a resource to spark new songwriting ideas. 1. Start a remix Can’t get an original tune off the ground? Start a remix. […]

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November 6, 2017
An Artist Wants Kendrick Lamar To Apologize For His 'All The Stars' Video

Lina Iris Viktor claims that Kendrick Lamar's video bears some striking similarity to her Constellation paintings. Bopcap]ritish-Liberian artist Lina Iris Viktor says that Kendrick Lamar's video for "All the Stars," off the Black Panther soundtrack, stole the visuals from her series of paintings Constellation. A lawyer for the artist sent a letter to Top Dawg Entertainment this weekend alleging the copyright […]

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