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7 Tips for How to Build the Ultimate Demo for Record Labels

Creating and submitting the perfect demo to record labels is a challenge unto itself. As you send out your demo, know there’s no guarantee that a …

The Best Portable Music Equipment and Music Gear for 2018

Mobile recording is a valued process among industry leaders in hip hop, house music, EDM, pop music, and dance music. Creating new tracks, capturing …

Best DAW of 2018 – Cubase, Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton, Fruity Loops, and More!

Choosing the best DAW in 2018 could revolve around any number of variables. For any producer or musician, when it comes to building your own personal …

Top 10 Trendiest Microphones in 2018

This year’s trendiest microphones are making a big impact on how music is recorded and produced. As more interest has shifted to mobile recording and …

Music Production

18 Facts about the Music Industry in 2018

Music markets in Canada, the US, the UK, and internationally continue to change and adapt with each year that passes. As some trends come to rise, …

Streaming

Real Instruments or Samples, Do we Care or is Digital Enough?

Today’s music is embedded endlessly with digital samples and digital products. Some of the biggest and most successful music of our generation is …

Are Big Facility Recording Studios scaring away the Next Generation?

Producers today spend so much time on laptops and creating music remotely, at the same time that big facility recording studios are either going out …

Why Wealth is so important to Hip Hop Artists

Browsing the catalogues of some of the world’s biggest artists in hip hop, since the 1990s, wealth has always been a dominant theme in the music and …

6 Big Conclusions seen from the 2018 Grammy Awards

As the 2018 Grammy Awards have now come to a close, there are some big conclusions that industry insiders have drawn from the events that transpired …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Who is Slate Digital?

When discussing music production software, presets, and plugins, one of the names that are usually at the top of the list for must-haves is Slate …

A Quick History of the Drum Machine, from the 1980s to Today

Today’s drum machines have gone from being a tool imitating various percussion instruments to being hi-tech composition machines complete with …

Are Beatmakers Real Musicians – the Arguments

Throughout the past thirty years, almost all of music has moved towards hip hop inspired production techniques and at the centre of it all are the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Who is David Guetta – DJ Profile

The name David Guetta is synonymous with DJ music and has been for over a decade. Even though some people may not be able to pick him out from a …

David Guetta

A Look inside Funktasy Affiliated Studios – Planet Studios

As of November 2017, Funktasy is proud to announce an exclusive affiliation with Montreal’s biggest and most prestigious recording studios, Planet …

Montréal

Like it or Not, Taylor Swift is Helping Music get Monetized

Think what you will about her music but Taylor Swift is helping musicians get paid. Fighting a changing musical landscape, she’s shown no fear in …

The Growing Reputation of Jay-Z’s Roc Nation

As Jay-Z’s Roc Nation is about to turn a decade old, we take a look back at some of its history and why it’s come to be one of the world’s trendiest …

Roc Nation

Major Labels v. Independent Labels, Why this Battle ain’t Even Relevant Anymore

For years, the music industry was dominated by a pretty clear line in the sand. There were major, corporate labels on one side and artist-driven …

Selling

The Art of Sampling and Why not all Artists Clear their Samples

There are a lot of misconceptions out there about the art of sampling and clearing samples. For example, many people think that if they use a sample, …

Art

Get the Low-Down on the Universal Audio Apollo Interface

Anyone in sound production should be highly accustomed to the Universal Audio brand. Throughout the years, the company has produced some truly …

Is Post Malone all Self-Made or Just Luck – a Discussion

The term ‘self-made’ gets thrown around a lot in hip-hop. Post Malone is a 22-year old hip hop artist from Syracuse, New York, recently spoken about …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Maschine v. MPC, Which is Better

As working musicians, we’re all on limited budgets. Choosing between a Maschine or an MPC is difficult. For some genres, one might be preferable to …

7 Reasons why AC DC is Worth a Look for any Artist

AC DC has survived one way or another across 45 plus years, selling over 200 million albums worldwide, and are one of the most popular music acts in …

Selling

The Music Business Will Grow to $41 Billion Globally by 2030

According to a recent report published by Goldman Sachs analyst Lisa Yang, the global music industry is set to grow to $41 billion by the year 2030. …

The Impact of Sneakers on Hip Hop

The emergence of hip hop brought with it numerous fashions, including those in the sneaker world. Established brand names such as Adidas built new …

Rap & Hip-Hop

4 Examples of the Power of Hip Hop Choirs in Today’s Music

Choirs have played a huge role in rock, pop, and hip hop music over the years with many singers in this style having retreated to the role of …

Rap & Hip-Hop

5 Forgotten Pop Music Documentaries that You Need to See

Music has numerous documentaries to browse. Pop, hip hop, rock, country, blues, jazz, there’s something for everybody. The sheer volume of …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Why Did Apple Cancel the Apple Music Festival/iTunes Music Festival

It’s official. The Apple Music Festival has come to an end. Throughout the years, the event formerly known as the iTunes Music Festival had a major …

Music Festivals

Has Mass-Produced Music and Recording Software Killed the Music Business

“Just because today’s musician can pick up recording software, a basic laptop, and a microphone, and not face those same recording barriers that were …

Music Industry

The Impact of the Yamaha NS-10 on Studio Recording in the Last 35 Years

itsThe Yamaha NS-10 launched in 1978 and since then, modern pop recording has never been the same. To put it simply, if your mix sucks, the Yamaha …

Rap & Hip-Hop

How Mobile Music Equipment and Mobile Studios have Made Recording a Hit Easier than Ever

Today, you can record a song in whatever setting you want. If you want a record to sound like it was recorded at the beach, you can take your laptop …

Laptops