11 Best Music Licensing Companies 2021 That Can Get Your Music Placed

11 Best Music Licensing Companies 2021 That Can Get Your Music Placed

Licensing and placements are a major source of income for musicians. Some musicians live exclusively off the royalties they earn through strategic placements. Although it does get talked about a lot, it’s surprising that it doesn’t get talked about more. Even for independents, licensing represents a good opportunity. You might think that major label artists…

6 Best Guitar Pots 2021 & Where To Buy Them

6 Best Guitar Pots 2021 & Where To Buy Them

Guitar pots are also known as potentiometers. Electric guitarists tend not to think about them, because they are more interested in playing their instrument and getting the desired tone out of their gear than in fiddling with the electronics and construction. Ironically, pots can play an important role in your tone and getting the right…

Breaking Up The Band, Everything You Need To Know & Do When Splitting

Breaking Up The Band, Everything You Need To Know & Do When Splitting

It’s so cliché that I hate to say it, but being in a band is like being in a long-term relationship. You work on something consistently over time, you have a shared vision that you work towards, you see a lot of each other, you deal with setbacks and difficulties, and share some beautiful moments….

The Best Independent Music Blogs For Unsigned Artists To Learn The Industry

The Best Independent Music Blogs For Unsigned Artists To Learn The Industry

It’s the Wild West out there for independent and unsigned artists. The industry changes every day, and it’s hard to keep up – especially without management or labels helping you. Online resources have become one of the primary ways artists educate themselves, which makes sense because there are very few schools that teach how to…

7 Best Capos For Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, And Ukulele 2021

7 Best Capos For Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, And Ukulele 2021

Ask any piano player, and they will tell you that alternate tunings and accessories like capos are “cheating”. I just look at these as advantages of the instrument. It’s not as though a piano couldn’t be turned differently, though it would be highly unconventional. If all you ever learned was four chords on the guitar,…

Best 7 Audiophile Computer Speakers For Music Playback 2021

Best 7 Audiophile Computer Speakers For Music Playback 2021

If you consider yourself an audiophile, then you probably already know that most computer speakers don’t give you the best sound. Now, if you’re a mixing or mastering engineer and need to have low quality speakers on hand, then that’s not much of a problem. But even then, it’s nice to have a good, reliable…

10 Top Music Industry Podcasts That’ll Up Your Music Business Education

10 Top Music Industry Podcasts That’ll Up Your Music Business Education

I feel like podcasts are something everyone gets into at some point in their life. A couple years ago I dove way into podcasts, and it was awesome. I was on the road a lot, and sometimes I got sick of listening to music. I also crave educational content and like learning new things to…

Should You Make A Music Video For Every Song You Release? And Why Or Why Not

Should You Make A Music Video For Every Song You Release? And Why Or Why Not

The golden era of music videos is now behind us. MTV doesn’t play them anymore, MuchMusic doesn’t play them anymore, and even the country stations (who held out the longest) are switching formats. More and more, people are consuming their music on Spotify and Apple Music. That said, YouTube remains the most popular way for…

How To Eliminate Distractions & Get To What Really Matters In Your Music Career

How To Eliminate Distractions & Get To What Really Matters In Your Music Career

Does it seem like you’re never getting around to the one thing that matters most as a musician, namely, making music? I’ve been in your shoes. I used to spend countless hours reading, researching, marketing, blogging, experimenting, connecting with people on social media, sending and answering emails, and mostly just spinning my wheels getting nowhere…