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Dec 2, 2019 06:00 AM

Gary Gray

How to Make Your Mixes Sound Great in Every System (Part 1)

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This article first appeared on TuneCore.

 

When I first started learning how to mix, I was told time and time again that I needed to work on making my mixes sound great in every sound system. To this day, I still see this goal being sought by many artists, producers and engineers. I also see it being taught widely. However, if you stand back and look at what that goal attempts to accomplish, you may discover something very interesting.

How to Produce Music Videos for Cheap

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When you think of creating a brand new music video, you probably feel a flash of panic, and see dollar signs floating by. A high end, professional quality can cost a lot of money — thousands of dollars at least. And while I believe that quality and experience is worth paying for, if you’re a brand new band just getting your footing, you might want to hold off, and invest that money elsewhere.

How to Make a Living in the Music Industry

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I bet you read that title and thought, “Sign me up!” After all, who doesn’t want to make money doing what they love? And in the music industry especially, making money can seem like such an afterthought in most of our ambitions and professions that it seems a bit like a unicorn.

But, I’ve long been a firm believer that there is plenty of money to be made in the music industry — if only you know where to look, and if only you remain a little flexible about it.

5 Courses to Level Up Your Social Media Game

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This article originally appeared on Symphonic Distribution.

 

To be the best at anything, you need to put in the time and the effort to really understand the ins and outs of whatever it may be. How you use your social media is no exception. Social media marketing is a competitive landscape that everyone in this industry uses on a day to day basis, and it’s important that you thoroughly understand the basics before you can really consider yourself an expert.

Luckily, there are tons of courses out there to help you learn how to optimize your strategy and use your social media to its’ fullest potential.

Music Business School 101: Should You Go - And If So, Where?

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Young people receive mixed signals all the time when it comes to the question of whether or not they should attend college before entering the music industry. There are countless examples of people who have jumped into the business headfirst without not only a degree but also any real-world experience, and they’ve been able to make it work.

Whether they be musicians who get their start as teenagers and figure out how the money works or others who simply seem to have an innate gift when it comes to managing, promoting, booking, or publicizing, there are perhaps a higher percentage of successful employees in the music industry who didn't study it in college.

So, is it worth it to go to school to study the music business, or is it worth taking the risk and hoping hard work and quick learning will be enough? That choice is ultimately up to you, but if you’re looking for the right fit, here are five of the best schools where you can study the music business.