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Best Music Production Software in 2023
Musicians are working hard to establish themselves in what has evolved into one of the top professions. These days, having a basic understanding of music is essential to launch a career in this industry.
Best Music Sample Sources in 2023
Since sampling first emerged back in the 1960s, samples have grown to be an essential part of the music-making process. Samples can be crucially important, like the rhythm of a drum, singing, or everything in between.
Best websites to sell your beats in 2023
Do you want to sell beats online? Selling your audio productions to rappers, businesses, and other musicians may bring in thousands of dollars per month for a skilled music producer.
Music That Makes You Feel Something Pt.1: Footsteps in the Dark, Pts. 1 & 2
I remember the first time I heard of the Isley Brothers. I was about 9 years old and I was with my brother and my friend at the time. We had just put on Friday (starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker). The great intro to that movie is "Tryin' to See Another Day" by The Isley Brothers. I remember my friend being amazed by the music and the dirty, funky, vibe that emanated from it. We looked it up and saw that it was made by the Isleys. It was probably the first time that my friend had ever even heard music like that and he was immediately hooked. For a good while after, every time we'd met up, we would play and sing that song. And although the song isn't my personal favorite from the band, it was my introduction to them. It was since then that they had become a personal classic for me. With that being said, "Footsteps in the Dark, Pts. 1 & 2" is why I'm here writing this today, and is, in fact, one of my favorite songs by the group. I wanted to write a little bit about why I love this song and hopefully (for those who don't know it already), put you on to some new timeless music.
Old-School Rap/Hip-Hop vs New-School Rap/Hip-Hop
Rap music has undergone significant changes over the years, with new artists and new styles emerging all the time. One of the most notable divisions in the genre is between new-school and old-school rap. New-school rap is characterized by its focus on trap beats and its heavy use of auto-tune and other vocal manipulation techniques. Old-school rap, on the other hand, is characterized by its focus on live instrumentation and its use of socially conscious and politically aware lyrics. In this article, we will explore the differences between new-school and old-school rap and delve into the question of which one is superior.
Top 20 Greatest Album Closing Songs
Although there has been a lot of discussion since the turn of the century and the advent of music streaming services about whether or not the album as a concept will survive. Many artists still present their latest bodies of work in the form of an album. I remember when CDs came along and replaced cassettes. As a teenager, I loved CDs and the whole "listening to an album" experience.
Reggae Got Soul - A Toots And The Maytals Playlist
Introduction Frederick Nathaniel Hibbert (8 December 1942 – 11 September 2020), better known as Toots Hibbert, a Jamaican musician who was the lead vocalist for the reggae and ska band Toots and the Maytals.
"Mastering the Art of Reading Music: Understanding Treble and Bass Clefs"
Reading music is an essential skill for any musician, as it allows them to understand and perform written compositions. The process of reading music involves interpreting the symbols and memorandum set up on a distance of music in order to play the correct notes on an instrument. At its utmost introductory position, reading music involves understanding the layout of a distance of music, including the staff, clefs, and note values. The staff, which is the foundation of distance music, is made up of five vertical lines and four spaces, on which notes are placed.
Luminate Data Music Study: Vinyl LP Makes a Comeback for Albums
The 2022 Year End Music Report, a review of the year's music consumption, demographics, and other data, was issued by Luminate Data last week. The majority of the study concentrates on demographic information relevant to advertising and brand collaborations, but there are a few hidden gems that hint at an unexpected development: the album segment of the music business is moving back toward vinyl LPs, as it did decades ago.
Polymathic Actor, Recording Artist, and Filmmaker Amir Royale Releases New Single “Phonics” (feat. Sydney Palmer and Declan Sheehy-Moss)
From Amir Royale I don't think I've ever really felt well-understood by my peers or mentors. Most my life I was outcasted for my passionate and exuberant outlook. "Phonics" was a way for me to define what that felt like — but, furthermore — showcase to others how to combat it. I've had this song sitting in a vault since before the pandemic. Thus, I recruited some of my favorite people in this whole wide world to share the stage for one of my last few "harder" stories to tell. Or, well — at least I think so. Declan Sheehy-Moss (a good friend of the next J. Dilla and Robert Glasper - Cisco Swank); as well as Sydney Kate Palmer (an NYU student of mine) both bring this so beautifully to life — and, I don't know — I just hope you finally get it one day. Maybe, just maybe — I even pray I'll still be here on Earth to know finally what it feels like. That's if God decides I'm lucky enough. I love and miss you all, always. Walk good, take care. 🌺❤️🩹🌺
Polymath Actor, Recording Artist, and Filmmaker Amir Royale Releases His ‘Stories of the Lost, Rich & Tormented’ EP
From Amir Royale Sophomore year, NYU Tisch’s Clive Davis Institute, 2017. I created the concept of Stories of the Lost, Rich & Tormented as a "Writing the Hit Song: Deep Cutz" homework assignment. Over the course of 14 weeks, I crafted and reworked about 12 or so ideas. Suddenly, my songwriting professor at the time (Eren Cannata of Cove City Sound Studios, Facethouse Records & Warner Chapel Music), directed us to use all the content we created thus far to formulate an EP. This project would then become one we’d pitch and present to potential A&R scouts. It was our final project. I curated 5 of my best records across the class to showcase a conceptual narrative and description of greed, lust, and youth insecurity within American culture. It is the final entry within my four-EP-long music chronicle (dating back to my 2015 EP, This Is for You.). To let this project go free finally—feels like a blessing. Thank you.
The Pure Pitch Method Review
Though not a stand-alone singing course per se, Ryan Cameron’s Pure Pitch Method has the potential to be a helpful tool for singers. The basic idea behind this course is that anyone can develop their sense of musical pitch and obtain the coveted sense of ‘perfect pitch’. In times past it was believed that only certain people were born with this ability. In my personal experience, I’ve seen people that appear to have been born with perfect pitch, though that’s not to say that it can be learned as well.