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Being an independent musician means you need all the useful tools you can get to share your artistry.
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Review: Hammersmith Pro piano by Soniccouture - @muz4now

Review: Hammersmith Pro piano by Soniccouture - @muz4now | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Hammersmith Pro is one of dozens of virtual piano instruments available. In this musician resource, Stan Stewart reviews this sample library.
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Music Business: How To Make Yourself A More Attractive Artist

Music Business: How To Make Yourself A More Attractive Artist | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
So you want to be a success in the music business? You need to become more attractive to your audience and labels... and Jesse Pacheco is here with ti
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EXiRadio Network's curator insight, March 30, 11:32 AM

Music Business Insights!

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Post gig inspiration: 5 tips to catch the wave - @muz4now

Post gig inspiration: 5 tips to catch the wave - @muz4now | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
After performing any sort of "big" gig, it's easy to hit an inspirational doldrums. Here are 5 tips to help you aim for riding the wave of the gig instead.
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4 reasons you should be releasing singles (and how to do it) - DIY Musician Blog

4 reasons you should be releasing singles (and how to do it) - DIY Musician Blog | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
How to release a single and sell more music more often Here’s the deal: For the past 30-40 years musicians have been releasing albums. The time between those albums was often a year or more.
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What Does Music Do to Us When We Listen Together? Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin Helps Sonos Find Out: Q&A

What Does Music Do to Us When We Listen Together? Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin Helps Sonos Find Out: Q&A | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Our brains are programmed for music -- but is solitary listening keeping us from some of its benefits?
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5 Mistakes To Avoid: Using Panning & Imaging Tools

5 Mistakes To Avoid: Using Panning & Imaging Tools | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Placing sounds in the stereo field is a hugely important part of mixing. Joe Albano is back with 5 common mistakes every producer should avoid when using pannin
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4 Ways To Help Music Making Become An Auditory Experience Again

4 Ways To Help Music Making Become An Auditory Experience Again | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Admit it, you've been using your eyes as much as you ears when producing music recently. It's hard not to with the tools we have. Ian Graham shares tips to help
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Ouch: SoundCloud losses show a broken business model in desperate need of a fix - Music Business Worldwide

Ouch: SoundCloud losses show a broken business model in desperate need of a fix - Music Business Worldwide | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Digital service is paying an average annual wage of nearly €80,000 to its staff
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Calvin Flowers's curator insight, February 14, 8:46 PM

if sound cloud doesn't use subscriptions or continuous play for funding, the company may see foreclosure.

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5 Tips to Get You Started Measuring Your Studio Room's Acoustics

5 Tips to Get You Started Measuring Your Studio Room's Acoustics | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Your room can have a huge impact on how your mix sounds, which is why we often acoustically treat our rooms and setup monitors etc to compensate. Here's 5 ways
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Managers call on Universal to follow Sony and Warner's equity pledge - Music Business Worldwide

Managers call on Universal to follow Sony and Warner's equity pledge - Music Business Worldwide | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
MMF says majors' move yesterday was "a positive development for the industry's long-term health"
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Warner's Streaming Equity Pay Out Is Commendable But Not Enough

Warner's Streaming Equity Pay Out Is Commendable But Not Enough | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
During his latest investor conference call Warner Music’s CEO Stephen Cooper announced that the label will pay artists a portion of any income it earns from equity stakes in services such as Spotify and Soundcloud. With Spotify potentially announcing its IPO next quarter the announcement is more than a token gesture. It is a bold…
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How High Is High Enough For Hi-Res Audio?

How High Is High Enough For Hi-Res Audio? | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
How high should audio engineers go? (We're talking about high-resolution audio of course!) Joe Albano explores one of the digital theory behind a divisive topic
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Latest Realignment at Avid Raises New Concerns - SonicScoop

Latest Realignment at Avid Raises New Concerns - SonicScoop | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
The post-NAMM hangover is hitting some harder than others, as Avid employees this week were forced to endure more pain.
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Is Your Facebook Musician Page Doing More Hurt Than Help? - Digital Music News

Is Your Facebook Musician Page Doing More Hurt Than Help? - Digital Music News | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
I'll admit it, I'm a Facebook junkie. Hopelessly addicted. If I don't get my daily (hourly) fix I start to have withdrawal. It's pathetic. I fully admit it.
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6 Things to Consider When Purchasing Your Next Condenser Microphone

6 Things to Consider When Purchasing Your Next Condenser Microphone | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
So you're looking to buy a new condenser microphone? Hold on... here's six things you should consider before you part with your hard earned cash.
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The Science of Sample Rates (When Higher Is Better — And When It Isn’t) - SonicScoop

The Science of Sample Rates (When Higher Is Better — And When It Isn’t) - SonicScoop | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
We are proud to begin re-posting some of the greatest hits from Trust Me, I’m a Scientist right here on SonicScoop for posterity. This story was originally published in TMIAS on February 4, 2013.
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COMMUNICATING A CONSISTENT ARTIST BRAND

COMMUNICATING A CONSISTENT ARTIST BRAND | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Music bio writer Julia L. Rogers delivers some tips for artists about developing a consistent and unique artist brand, voice and identity.
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The Reality of Touring Revenue From Someone Who Has Done It For 32 Years

The Reality of Touring Revenue From Someone Who Has Done It For 32 Years | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
 (I posted this on my facebook page 6 months ago. It continues to get shared so I'm updating and posting it here.) It amuses me to no end when people suggest that artists can make up for recorded music revenues with live music revenues.
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Spotify Attempts to Dismantle Class Action Suit Over Royalties in New Filing

Spotify Attempts to Dismantle Class Action Suit Over Royalties in New Filing | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Spotify has responded to a lawsuit filed in December by Camper Van Beethoven and Camper frontman David Lowery, who is seeking $150 million in damages from the streaming service over alleged willful copyright infringement by the company.
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How I Get Orchestra Sounds On My Recordings - @muz4now

How I Get Orchestra Sounds On My Recordings - @muz4now | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
"How I Get Orchestra Sounds On My Recordings" includes a comparison of brass and strings sounds, plus kudos to IK Multimedia for Philharmonik 2.
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A video comparison of a few orchestral sample libraries. Would you be interested in more in-depth reviews?
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5 ways for musicians to make money without leaving home - DIY Musician Blog

5 ways for musicians to make money without leaving home - DIY Musician Blog | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
[This article was written by Jennifer Newman Sharpe, entertainment attorney and COO & Co-Founder of Sparkplug, the sharing economy marketplace where musicians rent their instruments, gear, and space to and from other musicians.] If you’re anything like me, as soon as January rolls around, the last thing you want to do every day is leave the house and …
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Deandre Summlin's curator insight, February 11, 3:20 AM

indi artist are using this method.

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How much does SoundCloud really owe the music business? - Music Business Worldwide

How much does SoundCloud really owe the music business? - Music Business Worldwide | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
If SoundCloud was Spotify, it'd have paid hundreds of millions back to artists and songwriters
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Warner will pay artists Spotify IPO money when it sells its shares - Music Business Worldwide

Warner will pay artists Spotify IPO money when it sells its shares - Music Business Worldwide | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
CEO Stephen Cooper makes unprecedented promise to performers
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#irespectmusic: Tish Hinojosa Speaks Out on Fair Pay for Musicians at Live Music Venues

#irespectmusic: Tish Hinojosa Speaks Out on Fair Pay for Musicians at Live Music Venues | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
The great artist Tish Hinojosa wrote a must-read opinion piece for her home town paper, the Austin American-Statesman, about the realities of gigging in a "no cover"/"tip jar" reality that is all too common at live music venues across the country.
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Post gig inspiration: 5 tips to catch the wave - @muz4now

Post gig inspiration: 5 tips to catch the wave - @muz4now | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
After performing any sort of "big" gig, it's easy to hit an inspirational doldrums. Here are 5 tips to help you aim for riding the wave of the gig instead.
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