5 Ways You Can Use Storytelling For Your Music

Storytelling is the art of building a narrative around your music and your artist persona.

In the streaming age, your music will be exposed to a lot of people. This is a great opportunity by itself, but it’s also a big challenge. In fact, in 2021, the biggest challenge for independent artists is to convert their listeners into fans. This is easier said than done. Storytelling is a great way to show people who you are not just as an artist, but also as a person. It is what makes people care about your music and it’s what makes an artist likable, perhaps more than anything.

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4 Songwriting Challenges To Boost Your Productivity

If you feel aimless, stuck, and not sure how to take your next creative step as a songwriter, you’re not alone. Countless music-makers have been in your shoes. When creativity and exciting musical ideas seem easy to access, we forget just how hard and frustrating it can be when we’re lost and uninspired. The good news is that if you manage to work through the inevitable challenging and unproductive periods that come your way from time to time, there are better times ahead.

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4 Ways To Collaborate With Musicians From All Over The World

One of the results of living through a global pandemic is that many of us continue our collaborative projects remotely. Remote work in music can be challenging, but it also provides wonderful opportunities. You can collaborate with any musician who has access to a laptop, microphone, and camera, which is amazing! Moreover, you can actually create commercial level content with these sessions if everything works out well. In this blog post, I would like to look into four great ways to collaborate with any musician in the world right now. 

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How Musical Inspiration Evolves As We Gain Life Experience

The things we write music about in our early twenties aren’t usually the things we write about in our late thirties as songwriters. That’s an obvious observation, but what’s much more subtle are the ways that musical inspiration can bend and shift over time as we develop life experiences. If music creation is an important part of your life, the truth is that you won’t be able to write authentically if your musical inspirations stay the same year after year. You and your music change over the years, so the ways you feel creatively inspired should too.

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8 Laptop Qualities For Music Production

Having a home recording environment is a comfortable setup for a music producer. It’s great to come up with a melody in the kitchen, and then to walk into your bedroom to record the ideas that you just came up with.  

A great home studio starts with a great laptop. Chances are that you will be recording songs with a lot of audio and MIDI tracks on them. So, it’s important that you have a reliable, fast, and industry-standard laptop at your disposal. In this article, we list out eight qualities to look for in a laptop if you plan on producing music:

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5 Ways Music Makes Life Better For Your Listeners

For serious musicians, it’s tempting to obsess over perfecting a specific song and miss the big picture of how the world interacts with music. Music is one of humanity’s most ubiquitous and impactful artforms. Think about it for a second. As humans, we rely on an endless combination of sounds and silences to celebrate weddings, mourn the deaths of loved ones, pump ourselves up for competitions, and help us cope with the pangs of unrequited love. This is why for countless people music is an essential part of life. Since it helps to remember how our audiences relate to the music we make, here are five ways music makes life better for your listeners:

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