Why Musicians Should Forget The Numbers, Focus On Making Great Music In 2020

As the music economy has continued to grow and change over the last decade, bands and artists not have more access than ever to metrics and numbers through which they. Continue reading

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How A Music Retreat Can Jumpstart The Songwriting Process

Even for experienced songwriters, creative inspiration isn’t some kind of faucet that can just be turned on, but for those staring down the dreaded writers block, a songwriting retreat can. Continue reading

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3 Effective Ways To Make Music Focal Point Of All Your Promotion

As an artist, the more time you can spend working on your music and honing your creative craft the better, but putting time and energy into promotion and branding is. Continue reading

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Creativity in Constraint: Exploiting the Boundaries

On July 11, 2013, Stanford University’s Center for the Advanced Study of Behavioral Sciences held its 2nd annual Behavior Science Summit that examined the state of behavioral science and its. Continue reading

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How The Digital Music Revolution Is Re-shaping Album Artwork

With digital music, many felt that it deprived albums of its visual and tactile components. However, in Mark’s opinion, the digital music revolution is actually breathing new life into album. Continue reading

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MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: When Tragedy Is in the News: How to Respond as a Musician & More

Where The Music Industry Thinks Out Loud   David Philips: Red Bull stole my music! 3 important lessons for indie artists. Simon Tam: The Most Underrated Things in a Musician’s. Continue reading

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Are You Serious About Your Creative Work?

It’s time to get serious about your creative work. In order for you to create your best work, you need to prioritize your work and tend to it. Come up. Continue reading

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Songwriting 101: Why Originality Matters

Do you play original songs or only play cover songs? The answer to this question can reveal your true intent, ambitions, and talent. When first starting out, musicians cover songs,. Continue reading

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Animation, Art & Music Videos

You may have seen the music video for ‘Just the Way You Are’ from Bruno Mars which combined live action and some animation. In the video, Mars drew shapes with. Continue reading

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Cures For Writer’s Block

Have writer’s block? Barry Gardner has posted some of his cures for writer’s block on Music Think Tank. Try some and see if you can get your creative juices flowing.

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