Michael D Farrow

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Urgent Warning!: Time Is Running Out For Artists Writers To Exercise Their Termination Rights Under U.S. Copyright Law - MTT

The 1976 Copyright Act provides for the termination of copyright transfers – but authors need to act within a limited timeframe. Creators are …

Tips For Creating Perfect Melodies For Hip Hop Trap

Hip Hop has evolved in many different directions and Trap is one of the most intense. In this short video from Atlanta Trap producer Booker Edwards …

Two More Songs Could Follow 'Happy Birthday' Into the Public Domain

Two class action lawsuits have been filed requesting that two folk songs become public domain.<p>Mark Rifkin is representing the plaintiffs in both …

How Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment Could Change The Grammys Forever

The young Chicagoans are steadily making free music a viable standard.<p>Back in 2013, Jay Z turned an experiment into a marketing campaign. During the …

6 Simple Alternative Guitar Tunings Every Guitarist Should Try

Over the years, I’ve found one simple way to change things up on the guitar is to use a variety of tunings. Not only do they sound cool, but also …

Florida Georgia Line on Taking Care of Business

With a potent brew of fist-pumping backwoods attitude and gutsy crossover ambition, Florida Georgia Line have been blitzing arenas and amphitheaters …

Country Music

Song Exploder: Björk Breaks Down Her Creative Process

*On the *Song Exploder <i>podcast, host Hrishikesh Hirway talks to musicians who take apart their songs and, piece by piece, tell the stories of how they</i> …

Björk

Modstep could change how an iPad fits in your music making

Apple’s tablet has grown in popularity partly as a sketchpad for doing less, and focusing more. A clean slate for music, it’s also a clean slate for …

Online Mixing and Mastering Courses- Learn to Create Commercial Quality

Next Level Sound, the new home of<p>Struggling to finish your mixes to that 'commercial' quality? We will teach you how.<p>I'm ready to go to the next …

Music Production

The music science trifecta

<i>Download our new free report “Music Science: How Data and Digital Content are Changing Music,” by Alistair Croll, to learn more about music, data,</i> …

How to Hack the Music Industry: The Audience Problem

The hardest thing to do as an artist is to identify and monetize an audience that will allow you to create full time<p>“The hard part isn’t solving …

Inventions

Organization and Time Management as an Indie Studio

<b>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.<br>The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of</b> …

How to be a better game designer in 7 steps

Designing fun for other people is a tricky business, particularly when it comes to games. Game-playing might be hardwired into our subconscious, but …

Can Great Game Design be Taught?

<i>By Johnny Cullen</i><p>Some of the games industry’s most talented and experienced designers are making the leap from game development to academia. But how …

Don't Miss: How to train players right, so they don't hate learning to play

In this timeless article, designer Mike Stout takes a look at examples of in-game training that skip the boring tutorials and teach players the rules …

This gamification 'documentary' is a work of art

Gamification is one part of the world of game design that easily excites outsiders: Ideas about how systems and rewards motivate people, and how …

How great sound design can make your game 'feel' better

Stellar sound design can make a game feel sublime, but it's not always easy to pin down a soundscape that complements your game's design and …

Use limitations to make great game art: Advice from the 2015 Game Career Guide

Looking to hone your game development skills and advance your career in the game industry? We've got some good news for you: The annual <b>Game Career</b> …

Principles Of HTML5 Game Design

<b>Visual effects in games</b> define their overall look and feel, and gameplay. Players are attracted to high visual quality, which generate more traffic …

Gaming to ease mental and emotional health problems

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Mental Health

Imogen Heap: saviour of the music industry?

When was the last time you bought a CD or a record? Chances are, you’re listening to more music than ever, but buying less of it. In 2012, for the first time, digital sales of songs – such as iTunes – surpassed physical sales. More likely still is that you were on YouTube or Spotify, which host …

Blockchain

7 Videos on Mid-Side Mixing Techniques

A roundup of videos on various mid-side mixing techniques.

$10,000 fellowship available to aspiring game developers with disabilities

AbleGamers is a long-running nonprofit foundation devoted to advocating for accessibility in game design, and to working on ways to improve the lives …

Inspiration Or Appropriation? Behind Music Copyright Lawsuits

Where do you draw the line between inspiration and appropriation when it comes to musical compositions? That question is at the heart of several high-profile court cases, including the recent "Blurred Lines" trial and a current copyright-infringement lawsuit involving "Stairway to Heaven." But it …

Ex-Bungie composer Marty O’Donnell wins epic legal fight with former bosses

Marty O’Donnell, the composer who created the music for the Halo and Destiny video games, has won his case in a legal battle with his former employer Bungie.<p>Under a final ruling issued today from a court-appointed arbitrator, Bungie must honor its agreements with O’Donnell that gave him the right …

Music Theory: Modes, Modes, Modes....What Are They Good For?

<i>In his latest exploration of electronic music theory, Dubspot contributor Michael Emenau a.k.a. MNO investigates the concept of musical Modes. Learn</i> …

10 Things Every Producer Should Consider When Setting Up Their First S

1. Where is it?<p>If you’re lucky enough to be setting up in a space outside your home, make sure that nobody is going to be disturbed by the noise you …

9 Sound Design Tricks To Hack Your Listeners Ears

[BLOG-BY-OUTPUT]<p>We trick our own brains to hear what we want to hear. It can be deceptively easy to mix & master a track, but what happens to the …

EQ tips for eliminating background noise from your mixes

[<i>This article was written by Alex Andrews of Ten Kettles Inc. Their new music theory app, “Waay: Music theory that matters” is now available. Click</i> …

Building A DVS Timecode DJ Setup For $20

Many DJs own turntables or CDJs but don’t have the cash to start building out a full setup for control vinyl right away – so how can you test the …