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Advanced Mixing Tip: Punchier Kicks With Multiband Saturation

Advanced Mixing Tip: Punchier Kicks With Multiband Saturation | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
MixMaster Danny Wyatt is back with a new course to follow up on his highly rated Mixing Dance Music 101 course… In this video from the 201 learn how to add punc
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VinylRecorder.Com Makes Cutting Your Own Vinyl Very Possible

VinylRecorder.Com Makes Cutting Your Own Vinyl Very Possible | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
One of Martin Sitter's favorite products at NAMM 2016 was the vinyl cutting machine by VinylRecorder.com. He interviewed the men behind the company to find out
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Things I Wish I’d Known Before Making An Album | Disc Makers

Things I Wish I’d Known Before Making An Album | Disc Makers | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
In life, and when making an album, things happen. The more you understand about the process and the more detail-focused you are, the better your chances for success.
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Streaming Scam Exposed: Musicians Charged $4,000 For 1M (Fake) Streams - Digital Music News

Streaming Scam Exposed: Musicians Charged $4,000 For 1M (Fake) Streams - Digital Music News | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
This streaming scam consists of crawling Bandcamp pages looking for young, naive musicians to trick them into paying for these "services." But what actually
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If Streaming Is The Solution To Piracy, Why Is Piracy Still Increasing?

If Streaming Is The Solution To Piracy, Why Is Piracy Still Increasing? | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Music Business Worldwide is reporting that "GLOBAL MUSIC PIRACY DOWNLOADS GREW BY ALMOST A FIFTH IN 2015". The amount of music downloaded on illegal piracy sites grew by 16.5% in the second half of 2015 compared to the year’s opening six months.
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NAMM 2016: Eurorack Roundup With Vermona, Pittsburgh Modular, Verbos &

NAMM 2016: Eurorack Roundup With Vermona, Pittsburgh Modular, Verbos & | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
The eurorack section of NAMM 2016 was buzzing, quite literally! We spent a lot of time exploring the new modules from some of the bigger and smaller players in
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Influence (or How a Death Can Inspire) - @muz4now

Influence (or How a Death Can Inspire) - @muz4now | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Influence and inspiration can mingle sometimes. And sometimes they don't. Stan Stewart explores the creative process space again.
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The 6 biggest music business stories coming your way in 2016

The 6 biggest music business stories coming your way in 2016 | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Universal buying, Sony selling and a wealth of streaming possibilities...

Via Benjamin DEBUSSCHERE
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Best of 2015: Audio Interfaces

Best of 2015: Audio Interfaces | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Audio interfaces are one of the most important element in any recording or production studio. Here's five of the best for every budget that made waves in 2015 w
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Music Careers For Your Personality Type - College Match Up

Music Careers For Your Personality Type - College Match Up | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
There are tons of music careers to choose from. How do you know which is right for you? It all depends on your interests, education, and personality.
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Best of 2015: iOS Apps for Musicians

Best of 2015: iOS Apps for Musicians | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Could your humble iPad or iPhone be the foundation for the future of music making? These 10 apps from 2015 suggest there is hope for the brave new world for mus
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The one thing you should NEVER do in your band bio or press release - DIY Musician Blog

The one thing you should NEVER do in your band bio or press release - DIY Musician Blog | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Okay, so I’m not actually worried you’re going to be describing prefabulated amulite in your band bio.
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Pro Tools Pricing is Changing - The New Avid All Access Plans Explained - SonicScoop

Pro Tools Pricing is Changing - The New Avid All Access Plans Explained - SonicScoop | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Like it or not, Avid refuses to sit still. Pro Tools will continue to change in terms of what, when and how you get it.
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Understanding DMCA with help from Michelle Shocked - The Illusion of More

Artist Michelle Shocked's desire to share her music with minor stipulations provides an opportunity to clear up misconceptions about DMCA.
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Learn To Listen And Improve As A Musician | Disc Makers Blog

Learn To Listen And Improve As A Musician | Disc Makers Blog | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
As a member of multiple musical projects, I’ve discovered that even when you feel like you don’t have time, there are ways to move forward musically, steps you can take to put yourself in the best position to deliver a great performance once you...
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What you need to know about hiring players for your next session or gig - DIY Musician Blog

What you need to know about hiring players for your next session or gig - DIY Musician Blog | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
A lesson in etiquette for artists who plan to hire musicians for a live show or recording Are you thinking about enlisting the help of other musicians to record your new song, or to perform at an upcoming show?
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Cy Queen's curator insight, January 30, 2016 4:01 PM

Having been on both sides of this issue, I believe this is a very good lesson in hiring or being a freelancer.

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What Does a Singer Do When the Music Business Collapses?

What Does a Singer Do When the Music Business Collapses? | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
How singer Charlie Mars reinvented himself as an entrepreneur after the music business collapsed
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7 Vocal Methods (and Magic Tricks) to Make Your Voice Rule the World - Cari Cole Music Co.

7 Vocal Methods (and Magic Tricks) to Make Your Voice Rule the World - Cari Cole Music Co. | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
You don’t have to have the best voice in the world, but you do have to have good one. And one that won’t quit on you when it matters.
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The best new hardware synths of NAMM 2016

The best new hardware synths of NAMM 2016 | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
The best new hardware synths of NAMM 2016 | Korg, Yamaha, Arturia, Dave Smith and others show us their wares Korg, Yamaha, Arturia, Dave Smith and others show us their wares
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Boston Startup Looks To Shake Up Music Industry With 360-Degree Keyboard

Boston Startup Looks To Shake Up Music Industry With 360-Degree Keyboard | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
The piano hasn't changed much since Beethoven played it. Now, a Boston startup is trying to revolutionize the classic instrument with a drastic makeover, with some help from the city's startup community.
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#DTNT on #SM - self-promotion - by @norabarnacle

#DTNT on #SM - self-promotion - by @norabarnacle | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
In a series of "Do this, not that" for musicians on social media: if you get on #SM and only do self-promotion, you're wasting your time.
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Cy Queen's curator insight, January 2, 2016 5:30 PM

People like to connect to other "real" people, not sales drones.  What was the last (or will be the next) non-sales interaction you have had with your audience?

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Your music goals for 2016: put them in writing, or keep them to yourself? - DIY Musician Blog

Your music goals for 2016: put them in writing, or keep them to yourself? - DIY Musician Blog | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
As CD Baby founder Derek Sivers pointed out, many people have a tendency to quit working towards their goals once they’ve shared what those goals are with others. The mind has a way of mistaking the talking for the doing.
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Spotify sued for $150m in mechanical royalties class action suit - Music Business Worldwide

Spotify sued for $150m in mechanical royalties class action suit - Music Business Worldwide | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
David Lowery launches lawsuit claiming Spotify has knowingly profited
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SoundExchange 'deeply disappointed' by new Pandora US rates - Music Business Worldwide

SoundExchange 'deeply disappointed' by new Pandora US rates - Music Business Worldwide | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Collection society says $0.0017 per stream will 'erode the value of music in our society'
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Pandora’s Rate Ruling Reveals The Cracks In Streaming Economics

Pandora’s Rate Ruling Reveals The Cracks In Streaming Economics | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
The much anticipated outcome of yesterday’s Copyright Tribunal decision was a 20% increase of Pandora’s ad supported stream rate from $0.0014 per non-interactive stream to $0.0017.
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