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A Beginner Songwriter's Guide to Sync Licensing

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Once was a time, getting your song used in an advertisement made you a sell-out... and that time has come and gone. Sync licensing has become a hot industry for artists looking for money and exposure for their original work. Getting your foot in the door in this rapidly changing and typically very closed-off industry isn't easy, but it's not impossible either. Check out this beginner's guide to the sync licensing business for everything you need to know to get started.

Musician Life

Aug 29, 2016 08:00 AM

Max Monahan

10 Situations Every Musician Has Had to Fake Their Way Through at Least Once

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You never start out with all the answers. Did I say all the answers? You don't start out with any answers. Whether it's booking a gig or just getting through the day, a healthy dose of imagination and the ability to pretend you have any idea what you're doing is often key to getting yourself through many a difficult situation. I have a feeling you can definitely relate to these 10 situations as a musician.

Songwriting, Honing Your Craft

Aug 26, 2016 08:00 AM

Max Monahan

10 Nuggets of Songwriting Wisdom From the Greats

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In 1676, Isaac Newton delivered the famous quote, "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." In this bit of wisdom, Newton tapped into a timeless truth that historical progression comes from taking what has been learned from the greats before you and building from there. Check out these bits of wisdom from 10 songwriting giants.

The 9 Most Incredible Frontmen of All Time: A Definitive Ranking

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A frontman's role is a volatile and wild job, and as such, it attracts exactly those kinds of people. In modern music, frontmen have gone to great lengths to connect with their crowds and build the energy of their performances to incredible heights. The legendary frontmen below took it just about as far as they could go. Let us know in the comments who your favorite is!

6 Inexpensive Ways to Upgrade Your Rehearsal Space

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Rehearsing in a high-quality space is a luxury that not all of us can afford... or so we've been led to believe. People make a fortune off renting rehearsal spaces, but it doesn't cost as much as they'd like you to believe for you to create your own quality space. Check out these six inexpensive ways to upgrade your rehearsal space.