Category: Music

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When Music Entered the Digital Age

Certain pieces of technology have a funny way of resurfacing years after being deemed antiquated. Take vinyl records, for example. Once a convenient way to buy and own music for one’s own personal enjoyment now an outdated method that is much more complex than today’s traditional processes. However, record players and vinyls alike have been making a comeback and are… Read more →

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The Logistics of Touring Shows

Live concerts and festivals can be immensely enjoyable events for fans and the musicians involved, but there are many unsung heroes that act behind the scenes who deserve much more credit than they get. I’m speaking, of course, about the stagehands. Before the lights dim and the musicians make their way to the stage, there are, at times, hundreds of… Read more →

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When to Outsource Your Efforts as a Band

Starting a band and maintaining traction once you’ve hit the ground running can be incredibly time consuming and overwhelming. Aside from writing music, musicians must dedicate a considerable amount of time to the business side of things. This can include marketing, graphic design, digital content (i.e. music videos), and much more. Though many of these can be done by the… Read more →

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Music and Activism: A Platform for Change

Music is widely considered a universal language. Through any genre, musicians can convey emotions that speak to their audiences on a variety of levels and send important messages from the immense platform they possess. The subject of these messages can be celebratory, melancholic, or, in more extreme cases, protesting. Throughout history, musicians have tapped into their talents to address a… Read more →

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5 of Today’s Most Underrated Musicians

In the highly competitive music industry, even musicians that experience a slight taste of success often seem to go unnoticed by much of the world. These five talents fit into this category, making our list of today’s most underrated musicians. Rationale a.k.a. Tinashe Fazakerley Even with fans including Elton John and Katy Perry, this Zimbabwe native singer and producer’s powerful… Read more →

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Traits of a Successful Musician

There’s no magic formula for how to write the perfect song or how to become a household name, though people have long searched for one and continued to come up dry. However, there are some important character traits that will serve all aspiring musicians faithfully as they climb their way into the public eye.   Integrity | No matter what… Read more →

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Why Your Child Should Enroll in Music Lessons

Keeping your children active outside of school is extremely beneficial to both their physical and emotional growth. From after-school sports to extracurricular clubs, the opportunities are endless. However, one of the most beneficial programs children can be involved in is that of instrumental lessons.   Whether they are playing piano, violin, guitar, or drums, music lessons can improve academic performance… Read more →

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How Blues Influenced Modern Music

According to Glenn McDonald, there are approximately 1,264 genres of music. From classical, to rock, to hip-hop, to jazz, the sounds created by musicians within these styles provide auditory pleasure for people all over the world. What many people may not know however, is that much of what we hear today, i.e. pop music, was influenced directly by a single… Read more →