I'm sure there's a few people here familiar with this term. I did a quick search on the forum and it got a couple of hits. (Songwriter's Forum, link below)
As a professional musician, making your way to a full time job in a symphony or philharmonic orchestra is not just the goal in life, but the dream. For the lucky 100 classical musicians of each major city across the globe who survive the seemingly endless rounds of auditions, they experience a life and career like no one else.
Published 28 days ago
Music streaming has forever changed our relationship to music. Whereas in the past we had to visit a record store, go to a live concert, or turn on the radio to listen to our favorite tunes, now most of the world’s music is available everywhere, all the time.
Published about a month ago
The Electronic Sound Summit is the North West’s foremost celebration of the Electronic Music Industry, with a goal of introducing emerging creatives to the global Dance Music community through artist development focused on education, access, and opportunity. We aim to become a permanent fixture on the calendar for Dance Music professionals worldwide.
On the 26th of July I released my track "Take It Back." It hit several big Spotify Editorial Playlists and racked up 100,000 streams in the first two weeks.
Some of my readers who keep up with Robin Thicke will remember that he was sued by the heirs of Marvin Gaye. After all the controversy about “Blurred Lines” similarity to Marvin Gaye's “Got to Give It Up,” the jury in the copyright case between Mr. Gaye's heirs and defendants Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams ruled in the heirs' favor, to the tune of $7,300,000. Indeed, the defendants had to give it up!
In this age of expression we are constantly introduced to new art forms, and there has never been a better time to be a creative. Coupled with the increasing influx of social media usage and its imprint on business and marketing, we are seeing more and more artists get access to the opportunities they need to succeed. In the cutthroat industry of entertainment, getting quality work seen by the masses can be a formidable challenge, a challenge that Vibe Certified has begun to take on.
In a time when the meaning and practices of cherished American rights and freedoms are before us in the news every day, there is a right and freedom in Article 1 of the Constitution that has been consistently overlooked. Since 1790, every person living in the United States of America has had the right and freedom to create property for themselves that he or she can own, control, and make a living from. That property is called intellectual property. If you are a musician, the key intellectual property for you to know about is copyright.
Published 4 months ago
Most of you haven’t a clue who I am or what I’ve been involved in, and I’m ok with that; as DOKTA is the nickname given to me back in 1995 by a very close friend (an amazing musician himself), Graham Sillbigger. So let’s get down to why I’m here writing.
In 2013 Marvin Gaye's family claimed “Blurred Lines” copied “Got to Give It Up,” One of Marvin Gaye’s hit songs in 1977. Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams were both sued for pre-emptive copyright protection on Marvin Gaye's song. Unfortunately, both Thicke and Pharrell lost the case, and were made to pay five million pounds each by the court. Now I will have to say this, I remember the lawsuit very well. I listened to both songs over a hundred times, and I do not hear the same song, I hear two separate songs. Both songs are in the same genre, but that doesn't mean that it was copied.
It all began with an accident.
Twenty years ago before Facebook and Twitter drew us all closer together (or further apart), David Bowie sat down with Jeremy Paxman of the the BBC to discuss the future we know now. He recounted Rock ‘n’ Roll, rebellion and how the internet would not only change music, but clue us in on a world that was far more stratified than we had believed.