On MusicThinkTank this week, we looked at articles discussing how to create a band, Jerry Garcia musical legacy, why people who claim to hate Metal could just be listening to the wrong albums, and more.
Jerry Garcia acted as the frontman for the Grateful Dead, a band who musical style will forever impact music across the globe. In this piece we explore the artists legacy on the anniversary of his passing.
Music's ability to impact our health and well being as humans has long been established. A new study has revealed exactly what happens when a person hears their favorite song, and how their brain responds.
Outdoor festivals can often present some of the best live music experiences of a person's life, provided care is taken to make sure attendees don't have to endure too many of the slings and arrows cast by nature. Here we look at how outdoor festivals are accommodating fans.
Something familiar to any musician on the street worth their salt, the Nashville Number System is a form of shorthand notation which allows those familiar with chord numbers to act as last minute sub or sit on a session. Here we look at what exactly the system is and how it works.
As an artist, your website should offer fans more than just a place to listen to music. It represents an opportunity to establish your brand and market directly to fans. In this free course,from the good people at Bandzoogle and Soundfly, you'll learn how to setup a killer musician website.
With the rapid pace at which the music industry is changing, the methods which worked for promoting your band as recently as a few years ago have become less and less effective. The upside to this, however, is that a number of new techniques have emerged.
Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Sell Out Shows • Record Label Job • Submitting Your Music For Licensing • More
Recently on MusicThinkTank this week, we explored how to master social media in order to sell out shows, how to land a job at a record label, the art of getting the top of the submission pile when it comes to music licensing, and more!
A record label is a business, and like any business it needs quality employees. For those interested in working in the music industry from behind the scene, we look at seven easy steps for securing yourself a position at a record label.
With record deals no longer what they once were, and live shows and merch sales notoriously unstable, music licensing has become one of the best ways to make reliable and significant money in the music industry. That said, the competition is understandably significant. Here we look at how to get ahead of the pack.
When it comes to mastering a new instrument, the left brain workout required to memorize and process site reading is often something which those starting out struggle with. In this piece we look at new way of visually processing music which makes it easier to learn.
Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Formal Education • Getting Through A Show • YouTube's Betrayal • More
This week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at articles exploring whether or not a formal education is valuable to musicians, how to best get through a show when it takes a turn for the disastrous, how YouTube betrayed unsigned musicians, and more.
The value of a formal education is often hotly debated in the music industry, with many artists and producing having found success through self-teaching alone. However, there are several perks to formal music education, which we explore here.
A disastrous live performance is the stuff of nightmares for any gigging musician, regardless of their success, but delivering a flawless performance every time isn't always possible. Here we look at how to handle things should you find yourself crashing and burning at your next live performance.
Is YouTube doing unsigned artists more harm than good? This piece looks at the financial arrangement between musicians and the popular video sharing platform, specifically exploring how it affects unsigned musicians.
Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: On The Road • The Age Of Social Media • Promote Your Music Video • More
This week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at articles exploring how to travel light while on tour, the best way to break through in the age of social media, how to promote your music video most effectively, and more!
Since its humble origins these many years ago, YouTube has made more than a few stars, and continues to do so even now. The platforms ubiquity, however, has made it that much harder for artists to break through the clutter and get noticed. Here we look at a few success stories from artists who have managed to do just that.
Having a solid web presence is essential to being successful as a musician in 2018, and a website is a key part of this. Here we look at several important elements to include and consider when constructing a website for your band.
While music's ability to make your feel has long been established, it turns out that the direct health benefits of taking in some of favorite tunes are actually fairly quantifiable. Here we look at four different ways in which music can improve your health.
Getting an endorsement as a musician can do a lot for advancing your career, but making it happen has changed a lot over the years. Here we look at five key tips for increasing your chances of landing a coveted endorsement, and what it means once you do.
While the financial and practical difficulties surrounding touring (particularly for those bands just starting out) have long been established, less often considered are the legal complexities involved with taking your band out on the road.
Despite its age, email has endured as one of the most effective marketing techniques available to artists and bands. Getting started is difficult however, and growing an email list worth having takes time and effort. Here we look at how to build one from scratch.
This week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at whether music theory still matters, the best songs for testing equipment, must-have music accessories for the summer, and more.
Soundfly recently ran a short playlist of songs to use when testing new studio monitors. Following feedback from their Facebook community, they've now released a new playlist with recommendations from the community and over 70 more songs to include!
Last year, Rihanna's "Work" sent us into a spiral of discussions for days about where the tonal center was in that song, and what key it was in. People on the internet still can't agree. Regardless of that, we examine the ways that music theory (in the European classical sense) can still be relevant in today's popular music, and how we need to adapt its contours and constructs to be able to fit new musical languages inside.