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Try This Super Easy Trick to Give Your Mix an Energy Lift in the Chorus

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We all love those hook-filled tunes that have an ultra-catchy chorus that seems to lift with a vibrant tone that sometimes, if done right, gives us chills. Want to recreate that same effect in your own songs? This one stupid simple trick in Pro Tools will instantly add that same sparkle to your own choruses. Hint: you could do it with a plastic Easter egg and some rice. It's really that easy.

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Dec 4, 2015 08:00 AM

Sonicbids Staff

How Has the Corporate Mentality Affected the Concert Business?

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It's no secret that the music business has changed over the years. Often, those who have been around the block a few times lament the "good old days." What they're really longing for is the time before the corporate mentality put music in a sleeper hold. Here's what veteran concert promoter Brian Murphy has to say about the live sector, those sponsorships, and why it's dangerously close to vertical integration.

What Does a Concert Promoter Do, For Real?

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Ever wonder what a concert promoter actually does... like, for real? Brian Murphy, a veteran promoter who's currently the president of Goldenvoice West, explains how vastly the job description has changed since he first got into the music business. Check out the clip below from Renman Live, and if you have about an hour to spare, you can watch the full episode here.

Try This Pro Songwriting Trick: Sensory Writing

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Do you find yourself getting stuck on where to go with your lyrics? In this free, quick video tutorial, Berklee Online instructor and multi-platinum songwriter Andrea Stolpe shares how to write better songs using sensory and destination writing techniques.

4 Practical DIY Film Tips for Musicians

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This article originally appeared on Performer Magazine.


These days, being in a band is about way more than just playing music. We're learning how to record ourselves, program lights, take pictures, and of course, make videos. I've always produced no-budget, DIY videos for my bands (cellphone psychedelics, stick figure cartoons, etc.), but I recently took the plunge to produce a video that actually cost a little bit of money. It was an awesome experience, and I learned a ton of stuff that I'm here to share, in addition to offering a few DIY film tips.