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10 Great Mobile Apps That Help Me (and You) Create Awesome Music from Scratch

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This article originally appeared on Soundfly.

 

For such a long time, I resisted using apps to make music. I thought they must just be crappy, tiny versions of what they’re attempting to emulate (soft synthesizers, DAWs, digital instruments), or lame tools for musicians younger than I. Well, turns out I was wrong.

There are some absolutely amazing apps out there to help you make music on the bus, on the edge of a waterfall, or wherever you are when inspiration strikes. They sound so good, they can do so much, and best of all, they’re all pretty cheap or even free. Even the most expensive one on the below list, the iMPC Pro, is well worth its $25 price tag.

5 Ways to Get Cheap, Custom Album Art

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Every musician just starting out (and even those who have been working for years) is looking to save a few bucks anywhere they can. Artists are constantly torn between spending the most money possible in order to create the best music they can, while also trying to cut corners and make do with what they can afford.

One expense that many new musicians don’t think about when it comes to releasing music is album art. Every piece of music needs a gripping cover that will attract attention, but, as is the case with everything good in this business, that typically costs a good deal of money. It doesn't have to.

Why and How to Stop Multitasking and Get More Done in Your Music Career

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Do you ever make lists and then get immediately overwhelmed?

You either avoid your to-dos altogether or try to knock out three things at once, afraid you'll never see the end of the list if you don't. Or you glaze over and try to start only to end up adding more things to the list.

I became a mindset coach because I wanted to show the error of my ways and how I went from a workaholic, sleep-deprived stress ball to a confident, centered business owner. One of these lessons was to stop multitasking.

The Best Time to Release Your Album in 2019

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It’s that time of year again where I give you a guide of the best months to release your music. In past years, I’ve focused on album releases while touching on singles a bit. This year will include both types of releases with tips on when to play into possible Spotify themes.

Get in On Brooklyn Night Bazaar and Beyond

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For this week’s Gig Roundup we are coming at you with some of our best New York gigs that make the transition from Summer to Fall. Like sun-soaked September days, these gigs won’t be around much longer, so get in while you can. First up in the set is the ever eclectic Brooklyn Night Bazaar. One of two opportunities this week sponsored by Defalco Presents, Brooklyn Night Bazaar (pictured above) welcomes Sonicbids artists of all genres to play at the 400 person capacity performance space. Check out this and three other can’t miss gigs below!