How To Get Out Of A Record Deal, & Is It Even Possible?

How To Get Out Of A Record Deal, & Is It Even Possible?

As your musical career progresses, you will work with different people in the music industry in various roles. Many artists end up working with managers, booking agents in different territories, record labels in different territories, publishing companies, and publicists. These business arrangements can be set up in different ways – agents and publicists don’t usually…

How To Win A Songwriting Competition [Or Give Yourself The Best Chance]

How To Win A Songwriting Competition [Or Give Yourself The Best Chance]

Songwriting contests are a great way to extend the potential life of your song, give it a chance to be heard, and get feedback on the song. If you place in one of the top spots you’ll win cash, and often performance and industry opportunities as well. Winning or placing in a songwriting competition is…

How To Buy A Used Piano; What To Look For When Going Second Hand

How To Buy A Used Piano; What To Look For When Going Second Hand

Buying a used piano is a good move for most prospective piano owners. Pianos tend to have long shelf lives, especially if they are properly maintained and cared for. Pianos are expensive instruments and moving them around is not easy. You want to be sure you’re buying a good instrument before you shell out cash…

13 Best Songwriting Books 2024 That’ll Improve Your Lyricism

13 Best Songwriting Books 2024 That’ll Improve Your Lyricism

Songwriting is a skill that can be improved. Like any other skill, there are techniques to learn, skills to develop, talents to hone. But unlike many other musical skills, songwriting suffers from a lack of obvious resources. Because songwriting is so personal, people tend to be unwilling to accept the idea of ‘practising’ songwriting or…

How To Clean A Piano, The Best Way To Get Rid Of Fingerprints On The Keys

How To Clean A Piano, The Best Way To Get Rid Of Fingerprints On The Keys

Owning a piano is a privilege and a treat, whether you spent a pretty penny on a new piano, bought a nice used one, or acquired one through family or friends, they are beautiful instruments that deserve your care. Learning to clean a piano properly will improve the durability of the instrument and keep it…

5 Piano Exercises For Beginners, Practice Improving Your Finger Movement

5 Piano Exercises For Beginners, Practice Improving Your Finger Movement

Doing warmup exercises and technique work on piano is not the most exciting part of your piano practice. That’s okay, it doesn’t have to be. Warmup is not the fun part of playing a sport, but it’s still important. Like in sport, the right exercises can help prevent injury and improve overall technique. These exercises…

Steinway Vs Bosendorfer, Which Is The Better Piano Brand? One Man’s View

Steinway Vs Bosendorfer, Which Is The Better Piano Brand? One Man’s View

In the world of high-end pianos, only one brand is a household name the world over. Steinway is to pianos what the Kleenex brand is to tissues. They are almost interchangeable. There is good reason for this – according to figures collected by Steinway, over 98 percent of concert pianists choose to perform on their…

Organ Vs Piano; The Difference, Which Is Harder & More

Organ Vs Piano; The Difference, Which Is Harder & More

Learning to play piano opens up a whole world of keyboard instruments. Piano skills are transferrable to synthesisers, electric pianos, harpsichord, clavs, and organ. Most of these instruments are pretty similar to the piano – they all involved some sort of percussion on a string to make sound, except the synth and the organ. Synthesizers…

13 Hardest Piano Songs In The World; These Are The Most Difficult Pieces Ever!

13 Hardest Piano Songs In The World; These Are The Most Difficult Pieces Ever!

Trying to list the ‘hardest songs ever written’ on any instrument is a difficult task. Everybody has a different perspective on what makes a song ‘difficult’. On the piano, the technique, endurance, and rhythmic/harmonic complexity of these pieces are what earn them their top spots. However, some would argue that a somewhat ‘simpler’ piece can…

5 Ways to Connect with Fans During the Coronavirus Quarantine

5 Ways to Connect with Fans During the Coronavirus Quarantine

Due to the coronavirus crisis, millions around the world are suddenly out of work, and artists feel the pain of this unexpected loss of income as hard as anyone else. In fact, if you’re a working musician or artist, you’re probably feeling a little stressed. Shows, tours, and festivals have all been postponed or cancelled…