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The Pros & Cons Of Tagging Your Music.

The Pros & Cons Of Tagging Your Music. | Beat Production |
The last few weeks I've come across a few discussions online about whether or not you should tag your music when shopping it.  So I figured I'd throw in my two cents about the pros and cons of tagg...

Via Coltyn CBeezy McDow
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The author has a unique way of looking at how people are illegally downloading and stealing other artist music and beats. Even though this article is opinionated I agree with him on most of the concept discussed in this article. Tagging your music is indeed good for you. I agree that tagging your music helps to build your brand name. If done correctly it can discourage other artist from stealing the music. This is a sample of beats I made with my brand name tagged all over the music in a specific places of the song:

Eventhough my brand name is tagged all over the beats, another artist can recreate the beat and use it in their project and release it within minutes of recording.

Darius DaRhon Brown's curator insight, November 10, 2013 8:53 PM

This was very informational on how to protect your beats.  I found it to be helpful to make sure I go and start doing things a litlle but differently. 

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Report Confirms YouTube Paid 'MusicPass' Subscription Details

Report Confirms YouTube Paid 'MusicPass' Subscription Details | Beat Production |
You know how annoying it can be to listen to more than one song on YouTube on a smartphone, compared to on a computer?

Via Christopher Coleman
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What will happen if YouTube starts charging $10.00 a months for users to experience an advertisement-free streaming? Eliot Van Buskirk, the writer for this article suggest that "by the end of the year, YouTube, will unveil a paid subscription music service to compete with spotify and other streaming outlets." I was not sure if what I was reading in the article was right, so I did a little research. According Richard Greenfield, a media analyst at BTIG Research, "there are people who would pay above and beyond [if YouTube start charging]. Even though I currently doubt this being true, I do not see YouTube competing with online streaming site like pandora, nor spotify. This is because I do not see the average consumer subscribing to a paid version of YouTube while there is still an unpaid version available. Looking at the current minimum wage ($7.50), users will be loosing $120 a year. Most of the users of YouTube are young adult which will not be able to afford it. However, if this happens then record company will "reap bigger royalties on YouTube" and that will be another step up history of the music industry.

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The Surprising Science Behind What Music Does To Our Brains

The Surprising Science Behind What Music Does To Our Brains | Beat Production |

You're probably listening to music in your headphones at work right now. Whether you are powering through your to-do list or brainstorming creative ideas, here is how the tunes you are playing affect how your brain works.

Via The Learning Factor
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For some reason, I am in love with this article. Belle Beth Copper is a content crafter at Buffer. Co-founder of Hello Code. Copper quote's Friedrich Nietzsche saying "without music, life would be a mistake." She uses ethos in the first parts of the article. She state how our emotions are affected by our music. She gives eight statements and explain in detailed each. The eight statement are:

1.) Music is a big part of our lives.

2.) Ambient noise can improve creativity.

3.) Our music choices can predict our personality.

4.) Music can significantly distract us while driving.

5.) Music training can improve our reasoning skills.

6.) Classical music can improve visual attention.

7.) One side Phone calls are more distracting than normal conversation.

8.)Music help us exercise.


This article goes in detail with each statements. 

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, December 9, 2013 9:56 PM

This is interesting! I thought that listening to loud music improved my concentration while studying, but then I guess this was a fallacy. Some of the beliefs proved wrong in this article are as follows:1 When it comes to creative work, loud music may not be the best option. 2

sometimes we can understand the emotions of a piece of music without actually feeling them. 3 Drivers made more mistakes and drove more aggressively when listening to their own choice of music.

These are some surprising revelations which force us to think more about listening to music-it doesn't mean I will stop listening to music, rather it is about being more careful while driving and listening to music, and yes, this is important for all students!

Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, December 11, 2013 3:30 AM

We all know through personal experience, that certain music will make us feel a certain way. It would be area that could have further exploration, and refining to help more people.


Cameron Hunter's curator insight, January 17, 2014 11:57 AM

This is interesting to me becasue one of my primary goals in life is heal people through music. Pass research about music and the effect  it has on the brain allowed me to connect with most of the information. I didn't  know Ambient noise inhances creativity, amazing. 

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Lex Luger Can Write a Hit Rap Song in the Time It Takes to Read This

Lex Luger Can Write a Hit Rap Song in the Time It Takes to Read This | Beat Production |
How a kid with a laptop at his dad’s kitchen table came to define the moment in hip-hop.

Via Coltyn CBeezy McDow
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This article was written by Alex Pappademes; a staff contributor at, a sport website based in California. This is the first time hearing Lex Luger's name so I looked him up on YouTube and this is what showed up: ;

Lex Luger makes a beats from starts to finish. I think, he is actually everything Pappademes say he is. In the music industry, it's is all about figuring out how to do something. Pappademes states that "someone figure out how to get a wierd noise out of some piece of technology not design to make that noise, someone figure out a way to make a drum machine say the same old thing with a different accent and the whole rap world tilts on its axis." In addition, I think the music industry is all about learning how to get your voice heard, which ever way necessary to get your voice heard is importants and critical for the next generation.

Coltyn CBeezy McDow's comment, September 11, 2013 3:33 PM
No matter where you come from or what kind of equipment a person has, you can still achieve in a lot. All Lex had was a computer and a demo of Fl studios, but look where he is at now.
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The Streaming-Music

The Streaming-Music | Beat Production |

Streaming music gets one thing right. Services like Pandora, Rdio and Spotify are amazing for the consumer, and in that singular way, the music industry hasn’t been better in … probably ever.

At long last, we have the celestial jukebox we dreamed of a decade and a half ago. Nearly any song is at our fingertips in seconds and that privilege costs far less than what an album used to, if it costs anything at all.

This bubble of end-user bliss comes at the expense of almost everyone else, from artists right down to the people who pioneered the idea of renting music over the Web to begin with. How long can it last?

Via Christopher Coleman
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Why is YouTube trying charge users? This is because streaming is the next phase of the music industry. The article state how the record labels and artist are waging war streaming host such as Spotify, Rdio, and Pandora. The author states how the host site like Spotify, Rdio, Pandora, etc. have no product in the first place without the musicians. The article also points out that all the money goes to the record label thous leaving the artist with no money. Even though streaming host are learning and willing to change to a state that benefit the artist more, the author, states that "in the old game, the dealer [which is the record label] always wins. The author uses diagram to explain the concepts. However,  I do not believe this article comes from a reliable source.

Brian Teper's curator insight, November 11, 2015 5:23 PM

I like this article a lot. I believe it is quite reliable and it also gives a lot of insight of the streaming industry. It provides good examples and issues of why the streaming industry is slowly dying.

thelovelessbarber's curator insight, December 2, 2015 9:10 PM
Top Streaming Consumer
Gage Wright's curator insight, December 6, 2015 7:36 PM

This website offered some interesting information on streaming music. However, it is now almost 2 years old since it was published the statistics and numbers provided are outdated. I think we need to find a happy medium between consumer convenience and demand and keeping music more personal and physical. 

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Quick Tip: Enhance Your Melody with a Multiband Compressor/Expander – Tuts+

Quick Tip: Enhance Your Melody with a Multiband Compressor/Expander – Tuts+ | Beat Production |
Today we'll discuss something really interesting. I discovered that electronic dance melodies can be really cool if you add a multiband compressor after the effects chain.

Via Maxime Cottret
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According to Adrian Try, the writer of this article, a melody for a song can be amazing if multiband compressor is added to it. The author gives two steps:

1.) Create a melody

2.) Configure multiband compressor

He conclude that if a person want to be a good producer, they have to learn how to use the multiband compressor.



The article state most of the things a multiband compressor can be used for when making a beats, including frequencies and expansion which help in clearing up clutter in the low end of the song.



The author forget  to state that if the multiband compressor is not used the right way, it can cause harm to that particular song. This is because it can destroy transient, phase discoloration, and even loss of percieved dynamic in a song.

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