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Dec 23, 2019 06:00 AM

Gary Gray

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

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This article originally appeared on TuneCore.


For part one of this two-part series, click here.

Why Musicians Should Pay Attention to Chinese Social Media

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What were you doing right before you clicked this article? Were you scrolling Facebook? Checking your story views on Instagram? Imagine if those options didn’t exist for you — if instead, they were replaced by a totally different social media platform.

How to Use Spotify and SoundCloud Analytics to Figure Out Where to Tour

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Planning a tour can be stressful. It involves a ton of planning and strategy to make it work. With the help of Spotify and Soundcloud analytics, booking a tour is becoming easier than ever. These analytics give you insights into where you should be booking your shows, what songs your fans want to hear and more. In this post, we’ll cover how you can use these analytics to figure out exactly where you should be touring.

Before you hit the road, here’s how Soundcloud and Spotify Analytics can help you out.

11 Simple Ways to Stay Productive When You're Not Feeling Creative

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You grab your instrument and sit down, ready to create. You play a chord — it doesn’t feel right. You sing a note — you’re not feeling it. You start to make a beat — but the rhythm isn’t in your veins today.

This happens to every creative person. 

Even though creativity itself may be there — underneath the cobwebs or filters — sometimes you just don’t feel it. It’s asleep or out for a walk or hiding. 

So in this post, I’d like to share practical tips for staying productive and continuing to create even when you don’t feel creative. 

The Ultimate Guide to Purchasing Your First Mic

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The microphone world is drenched with options. Should you get a condenser or a dynamic mic? What pickup pattern should it have? How do you know which one fits your recording setup?

Lucky for you, I’ll answer all of those questions in this post.