One of the most frequently questions people ask when writing a song is ‘How can I write a catchy melody?”. Certainly with so many songs being released every day, this is a huge challenge in today’s music industry. The large demand for catchy melodies has created a new songwriting style in the recent years, dubbed “top-line writing”.
Do you have uncompleted songs in your notebook and countless voice memos on your phone? Welcome to the world of a songwriter, where we regularly jump from one idea to another and leave dozens behind without completing them. In this first post, I will focus on song forms and how they can help you complete your song ideas.
Virtual Reality is one of the most popular trends right now. From utopian dreams to dystopian nightmares, everyone has a vision (no pun intended) as to how virtual reality is going to shape our future. In this post, I want to make a quick introduction as to what virtual reality could mean for independent and creative artists and how it may impact our careers in the near future.
A few days ago, YouTube announced that they are changing their rules for monetization. YouTube monetization allows artists to make money by ads on YouTube based on the amount of clicks their videos get.
When it comes to the must-have equipment independent artists have, one of the most important and difficult decisions is buying microphones. There are so many different types of microphones and so many different options that often times people end up buying the wrong microphone for the wrong occasion. In this blog post, I’d like to shed some light on this decision to help you guide you towards the right direction. Full disclosure: it is important that you test out the microphone you like before you buy it, to make sure you like the results.
There have been a lot of discussions lately about the latest repeal of the Net Neutrality Law in the U.S., which has been in effect since 2015. The biggest win for independent artists with net neutrality is that there are no barriers of entry to the marketplace. If the latest changes to the law go into full effect, there are major potential dangers for independent artists.