Don't Give Up: How To Thrive As a Musician With Chronic Pain
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by Sam Bowman
2M ago
Image Source: Pexels Being a musician is an enriching experience. Whether you pursue it as a career or as a hobby, it is an invaluable creative outlet and technical activity. However, you may find yourself experiencing challenges that disrupt your progress. One of the most common of these is chronic pain. One study of professional musicians found that 66% of respondents reported experiencing chronic pain. While there can be various influencers of this, the outcome tends to be a reduced ability and joy in pursuing the craft. Yet, this doesn’t mean you should give up. There are options to miti ..read more
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Parenting as a Rockstar: How to Rock Out With Kids in the Home
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by Sam Bowman
4M ago
  Image Source: Unsplash (https://unsplash.com/photos/OtDBA1br4CI)   Whether you are a full-fledged rockstar or you are an intermediate musician, if you also have kids, then you’re going to have some issues. You’re often stuck between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, you need to be there to nurture your children and help them grow, but you also need to practice so you can pay the bills and keep a roof over their heads — so what do you do? Luckily, you are not the first musician to have to juggle your music career with raising a family, so there are many helpful ta ..read more
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Hitting the Road Again? 3 Tips to Remember for Your Tour
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by Sam Bowman
6M ago
Image Source: Pexels   For the last two years, concerts and festivals have been at a halt thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, more artists and venues feel comfortable enough to get back to “normal” and start playing shows again. If you’re a musician, you’re probably breathing a sigh of relief, and you also probably have a lot of excitement rushing through your veins at the idea of hitting the road again! However, after some time away from touring, it may be beneficial to recalibrate your checklists. It might be just like riding a bicycle, but it never hurts to make sure you an ..read more
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Tips for Recording Percussion on Acoustic Guitar
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by Pranshu Nigam
7M ago
How do guys like Antoine Dufour, Andy McKee, and Jon Gomm get those crystal clear and snappy drum sounds from their guitars? Well, keep reading this post to know the secret! These are 4 tips that’ll help you get a super-crisp percussive sound from your acoustic guitar. 1. Invest in a Great Microphone If you’re going to mic your guitar, then the majority of the sound will be determined by the quality of the microphone itself. Something like the Rode NT-USB or AKG P170 is an excellent microphone for the price. Andy McKee likes to use the Rode NT4, and if it’s good enough for him, it’s good enoug ..read more
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TikTok vs Douyin vs Instagram Reels vs YouTube Shorts vs Triller: How to go Viral on Short Video
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by Juri Kobayashi
7M ago
TikTok vs Douyin vs Instagram Reels vs YouTube Shorts vs Triller: How to go Viral on Short Video What is Short Video? It is the video content that is made and shared on TikTok and similar video platforms like Instagram reels and YouTube Shorts. In China they have Douyin (TikTok’s big sister), Kuaishou, Watermelon and Bilibili.   How To Get Your Music On Short Videos Go to the App, make the video, add your music and upload yourself. This is important because by posting your own videos and music, your audience will get to know you and find your music. What if you don’t have any audience ..read more
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Bands would need 11 BILLION Spotify streams to match the value of their vintage merch
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by Olivia Burton
7M ago
There’s a huge demand for original, vintage band t-shirts, with over a quarter of a million people (276,200 in January) searching for band tees every month. But why? And what puts certain bands in such favour for the real deal?  Well, for starters, the industry has changed. Merch’s role within music has become more important, as smaller artists need more support than just a stream to make a profit. To take a deeper look at the changing state of music, Everpress has sourced monthly search volumes for band t-shirts (for example, ‘nirvana t-shirt’) and multiplied this with the t-shirt sellin ..read more
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Saving for Retirement as a Professional Musician
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by Sam Bowman
7M ago
  Image Source: Unsplash Saving for Retirement as a Professional Musician Being a professional musician can mean many different things. You could make your living selling records, touring, playing an instrument, or singing. You may not win a Grammy for your work or end up on the Billboard charts, but it doesn’t make you any less of a professional.  No matter what level you’re on, being a professional musician can be a lot of fun. However, it also comes with several challenges and uphill battles you’ll have to face throughout your career.  One of those challenges includ ..read more
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Creating The Perfect Budget-Friendly Home Studio
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by Sam Bowman
8M ago
Recording at home seems like a great idea, at first. You’re likely a lot more comfortable at home than you would be in a professional studio, it can be cheaper, and you’ll have more time to get every recording right without wasting anyone else’s time.  Still, creating your own home studio can be daunting, especially when you don’t know where to begin, and you’re on a tight budget.  Thankfully, there are things you can do to simplify the process and make sure you don’t have to take out a second mortgage just to create a functional studio.  Let’s cover a few ideas you can use to ..read more
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Sync Your Music Like A Tiger
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by Juri Kobayashi
9M ago
Sync Tiger Chinese cinematic productions get global acclaim Cinema productions from China keep gaining acclaim in the Global Market and China remains the world’s largest film market. Globally the second highest grossing movie for 2021 was Chinese produced Battle At Lake Changjin, following just behind Spiderman’s: No Way Home. Movie names like, Eat Man Drink Woman or Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon unravel stories that are deep and filled with culture and human experience, often in worlds where imagination colors the story making a truly memorable experience. Have you ever listened to a movie wi ..read more
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The French hybrid-alternative-rock band Nothing But Real releases their new single “Behind The Door” off of their upcoming album
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by Fanny Hulard
9M ago
STREAMING LINKS : https://bfan.link/behind-the-door Nothing But Real is a french hybrid alternative rock band from Paris, drawing eclectic influences of alternative rock, fusion, stoner, film music, pop and electro.  The second single “Behind The Door”, out of their upcoming album, is being released today. The music video will follow and will be out on March 3, 2022. Mixed and mastered by Y. François, this new song is about admiration for another and the toxic relationship that results from it. “We all had someone we admired. A charismatic, ambitious, and dangerous personal ..read more
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