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Here's the Brilliant Trick a Work-From-Home Dad Uses to Make Money on Spotify, iTunes and Amazon

Meet Matt Farley. He works from home, full time in Massachusetts, making money by recording songs and releasing them on Spotify, iTunes and Amazon music. (You can find his work here: more than 19,000 songs so far).<p>As you might imagine, he's discovered a pretty clever trick that enables him to do …

Money

Technique of the Week: Using Sidechain Compression to Duck a Vocal Delay

<b>Using sidechain compression to duck a vocal delay is a popular technique in music production. Here, Alex Holmes gives us a quick guide to how it’s</b> …

Music Production

The Voice Behind One Of Hip-Hop's Most Famous Hooks

Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock's debut album, <i>It Takes Two</i>, was released 30 years ago this month. It contains one of the most defining singles in hip-hop, anchored by the unmistakable hook: <i>"It takes two to make a thing go right / It takes two to make it outta sight."</i> The epochal riff is a sample from Lyn …

Music

Native Instruments teases Massive X synth’s look and sound

<b>Having</b> <b>announced it last week</b><b>, Native Instruments has now released a short teaser video that shows how its forthcoming Massive X plugin synth will</b> …

Synthesizers

NI Kontakt 6 comes with new instruments and makes it easier for developers to build their own

<b>NI's Komplete 12 software bundle is on the way, and one of the key new elements is Kontakt 6. This builds on the design of the longstanding sampler</b> …

Music Production

Is it Time to Shift the Villain Narrative Surrounding Dame Dash?

Source: Instagram<p>As time and culture shifts, Dame Dash’s lasting legacy as a hip-hop villain warrants a examination<p>Former Def Jam CEO and current …

Music Copyright Facts For Indie Musicians

Is your music protected? Do you understand the exclusive rights you have as a copyright owner? We’ll answer those questions and explain crucial …

Feature.fm offers free “pre-save” tool for upcoming releases on Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer

In an age where people stream music instead of buying it, how do you build something equivalent to a pre-order campaign for upcoming releases? The answer is to create a “pre-save” campaign, akin to a landing page where fans can authorise you to automatically add a new song, EP or album to their …

Hans Zimmer Interview – The Art of Film Scoring

<b>Though we’ve had many exceptional figures grace the pages of MusicTech over the years, we’re extraordinarily honoured to speak to one of the most</b> …

This new Roland Cloud instrument has serious SRX appeal

<b>If you were making electronic music in the early 2000s you may remember Roland’s SRX expansion, which packed a wide range of keyboard sounds into a</b> …

6 ways to improve your kicks

<b>Last time we gave you six ways to improve your bass sound and this month we’re looking at how to improve your kick drum sound. While it shares some</b> …

10 Tips for Better Beat Programming

<b>Pretty much every tune hangs around a great beat, but if you don’t have access to a drummer then, fear not, your DAW has it all. However, it’s very</b> …

6 advanced bussing tips for next-level mix cohesion

<b>Once you fully understand the fundamentals of grouping tracks and bussing mixer channels to simplify and streamline the mixing process, you're</b> …

6 ways to customise distortion with EQ

<b>If you think you need more saturation and distortion plugins, try this technique first: a seemingly infinite range of distortion colours can be</b> …

The Essential Guide to Beat Programming in Software

<b>Your guide to making beats in software begins here, so get ready to groove…</b> <br>There are almost too many options when it comes to creating grooves and …

How To use EQ to identify and eliminate problem frequencies

<b>A very common scenario when recording and mixing is to come across a sound – or sounds – that has something a bit nasty or jarring in its tone, or</b> …

Interview: Premium Pete Discusses the Art of Podcasting

<i>“Podcasting is a library, and what I’m doing is authoring the book of each person and putting it on the show.”</i> – Premium PetePremium Pete has the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Best Burns from Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Surprise Album Everything Is Love

Bey and Jay have something to say about pretty much everything.<p><b>Drake</b> who? <b>Kanye</b> when? In the middle of an otherwise normal Saturday, <b>Beyoncé</b> and <b>Jay-Z</b> instantly wiped everyone else off the radar when they dropped a joint album, <i>Everything Is Love,</i> on Tidal with zero fanfare and zero warning. The album, …

Your Overnight Success Is a Glorified Daydream

"Instead of following the herd of desperate producers trying to get on the radar of a legendary rapper like JAY-Z, why not just look for the next …

Appetite For Production Podcast

Essential news and views for music producers – Tim Cant and James Russell bring you the latest software and hardware releases, discuss the joys and …

Instead of stealing instruments, musicians turn to Splice

“The percentage of Top 40 music made with our platform blows my mind,” says Splice co-founder Steve Martocci. He tells me about some bedroom music producers who were “working at Olive Garden until they put sounds on Splice .” Soon they quit their jobs because they were earning enough from artists …

Meet the unassuming drum machine that changed music forever

Created 30 years ago, the AKAI Music Production Center is still vital to today’s popular music.<p>In a set from 2013, a masked Kanye West appears onstage and stands before a veiled podium. With a slow, theatrical tug, he pulls away the veil to reveal an AKAI Music Production Center, or MPC — a small, …

Who Is Offset? Meet the Rapper Who Stole Cardi B's Heart, and Then Some

On Saturday, Cardi B confirmed her pregnancy to the world while performing on <b>Saturday Night Live</b> for the first time. The 25-year-old Bronx rapper is expecting her first child with rapper Offset, best known as a member of the hip-hop group Migos. While fans have come to know a lot about the …

This Awesome Timelapse Shows the Entire Growing Process of Cannabis, From Seed to Harvest

We often throw out tips and tricks for how to grow the perfect cannabis plant, but we don't often show you visuals of what the process actually looks …

Leaked Apple email hints at the possible end of iTunes

Apple could kill off iTunes in the near future, a new report suggests.<p>It cites an email that Apple reportedly wrote to people in the music industry recently, announcing the “end of iTunes LPs.” The iTunes LP format was first introduced in 2009 and let publishers add interactive artwork, along with …

Apple

NYC Radio Host Peter Rosenberg Explains Why Drake Called Him After He Criticized The ‘God’s Plan’ Video

New York radio personality Peter Rosenberg wasn’t feeling Drake’s “God’s Plan” video. Far from being impressed by Drake’s generosity in giving away the video’s $1 million budget to disadvantaged residents of Miami, his attitude on the February 20 taping of Ebro In The Morning was skeptical and …

The 10 Most Iconic Dr. Dre Beats

<b>Dr. Dre</b>'s iconic production is woven into the DNA of hip hop. Dre has always had a prophetic vision of hip hop's future and was key in the genesis of …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The A-Z Of Music-Making: The Q’s & R’s – From Quantisation To Reverb

Marc JB once again returns with more essential musical terms without the jargon; from learning how quantisation can transform your rhythm to the …

Your Side Hustle Can Become a Million-Dollar Business. These 5 Examples Prove It.

Under Armour evolved from its founder's wish for a moisture-wicking t-shirt. What's your pain point and future million-dollar idea?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you currently have a side hustle? A secondary stream of income? A hobby you enjoy that can sometimes …