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MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Social Media Algorithms & More

Wassim Awess | How Important Are Social Media Algorithm Updates For Musicians? Sam Bowman | The Rise And Evolution Of Ambient Music: New Forms And Applications Maryn Mcdonnell | Recommended Vehicles For Musicians To Use During Music Tours Gary Wayne | 4 Mental Health Benefits Of Playing A Musical Instrument

Chunking: A Simple Method For Doing Big Things

Chunking could help you take control of your music career. I was using it before I realized I was using it. And it’s extremely helpful for me. People usually implement chunking to remember large amounts of information. But as musicians, we can use it as a tool for productivity and work-life-music balance. What Is Chunking? So what is the chunking technique? Chunking is when you break a lot of inf...

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Productivity Chunking & More

Caleb J. Murphy | Chunking: Simple Method For Doing Big Things Bryant Littlewood | How To Soundproof A Room For Drumming! Stilwell Edwin | Tips To Select The Mastering Style For Your Mix Terry Rogers | 5 Tips For Music Promotion On Soundcloud

How To Soundproof A Room For Drumming!

Having a drum set at home is such a thrill, opening up hours upon hours of fun time for you and possibly your band mates. However, that also means that the noise levels will go up, causing disturbance to your family or even your neighbors. If you are keen to reduce the amount of sound that will escape from your studio, have a look at this areas where you can make some changes to reduce noise. 1. ...

Tips To Select The Mastering Style For Your Mix

The right master is said to provide you much more than the ending touch-ups on your soundtracks. It should enhance the different ends of your mix. To sum it up, the best master will make your mix so much better and improve it. Choosing the right mastering style might not be an easy task. For the type of mixes currently or nowadays, it is significant that you select the mastering style, which is f...

Free Gig Quote Calculator For Musicians And Bands

As with any business, life as a working musician can involve some pretty monotonous and repetitive tasks, which quite frankly we could all do without. At Bands For Hire agency we’ve built our internal systems to reduce the boring everyday administrative chores and spend more time on what really matters. For you, that means more time writing music, rehearsing and marketing your original music - fo...

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Gig Calculator & More

Adam Mezzatesta | Free Gig Quote Calculator For Musicians And Bands Lizzie Weakley | Recording From Home? 4 Ways To Upgrade Your Set-Up Ashley Wilson | 5 Tech Essentials For Starting Audio Streaming Anica Oaks | 4 Ways To Troubleshoot Your Home Sound System

A Session Musician's Survival Guide To The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

If you are reading this article as of 2020, you will know all about the current pandemic COVID-19 sweeping the globe. Due to this outbreak of the coronavirus; events, functions, shows, festivals and tours are being cancelled all over the world. This is horrible news for music businesses and other session musicians alike who’s income relies on playing live at these kind of events. This means peopl...

Tips For Increasing Your Creativity

All musicians work differently when it comes to playing, writing, and coming up with new material. Some people have specific routines to get into the right creative headspace. Others wait for inspiration to strike before they dare to do anything. But no one is immune to creative blocks. And creativity isn’t something that can be taught. Step Outside, Summertime’s in Bloom John Lennon once said, “...

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