New Report Shows Why Radio Must Adapt to Digital Age

Broadcast radio is struggling to remain relevant as consumers embrace streaming platforms, according to a groundbreaking study that examines the disruption to radio caused by digital services. These trends are crippling radio, which is witnessing historic declines in its audience and its relevance to listeners and advertisers. To survive, radio must innovate, learn from other media, and take control of … Read More

Don’t Let the Truth Get in the Way of a Great Song | The Weekly |

Songwriting is an art of communication, and with most songs, it is feelings we strive to communicate—not facts. Of course, some songs tell the tale of a historical event—and should accurately express what happened. But these songs comprise a small percentage of the songs that are written. Most songs are intended to share and evoke feelings, not convey information. Unless … Read More

Country Music’s Busiest PR Firm Announces Closing, Then Retracts It, Following Sexual Abuse Allegations – Variety

The head of the biggest music publicity firm in Nashville plans to “take some time away from the business” and remove his name from the firm, a rep announced Wednesday, the day after an article appeared in the Nashville Scene with allegations that founder and CEO Kirt Webster had sexually assaulted a client in 2008. Earlier Wednesday, visitors to the Webster Public … Read More

Staff-Writing: What It Really Means and How to Get a Deal  | MusicWorld |

For many songwriters signing a staff-writing deal is the ultimate prize— the ticket to getting paid to write songs, quitting the day job, gaining the credibility to write with other signed writers, and having a staff of publishers who have a vested interest in your success pitch your songs and plug you in to co-write with successful writers and recording … Read More

How much do musicians really make from Spotify, iTunes and YouTube? | Technology | The Guardian

  In 2010, data journalist and information designer David McCandless published an infographic on his Information is Beautiful website showing how much musicians earned online from sales and streams of their music. It caused quite a stir within the music industry, which even then was debating what the emergence of streaming services like Spotify would mean for artists. In 2015, that debate is … Read More

Noise Gates: The 8 Step Guide to a Cleaner Mix | LANDR Blog

Noise. It’s woven into the beautiful audio that we work so hard to record—often not by choice. Your mix is where you translate your creativity into a polished finished product. The goal for all the individual tracks is to sit well in the mix and sound clear, concise and present… But noise sabotages that effort. Unwanted noise in your audio signal is one of the … Read More

What You Should Buy After You’ve Purchased a Camera

Have you finally made the jump to purchasing the camera you’ve been eyeing for some time? Here’s the gear that you should get next. Top image via The Film Look. Now, obviously once you’ve purchased a camera, you already know the vital things you need like batteries, a lens, and a memory card. However, once you’ve gotten the basic body build … Read More