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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 …

Rap & Hip-Hop

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 …

Indie Music

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 …

Apple Music

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> …

Hans Zimmer

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> …

Synthesizers

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> …

Music Production

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> …

Music Production

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> …

Music Production

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 Pete<p>Premium Pete has the …

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 4 Production Podcast

Music technology hacks Tim Cant and James Russell bring you news on the latest software and hardware releases, discuss the joys and pains of modern …

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 …

Music Production

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 …

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 …

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 …

Music Technology

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 …

Entrepreneurship

Want to Be a Music Savant? This New $200 Gadget Can Teach You Guitar in 60 Seconds [VIDEO] | Inc.com

VIDEO • INC. TESTED<p>This $200 Guitar Gadget Wants to Replace All of Your Music Lessons<p>This $200 Guitar Gadget Wants to Replace All of Your Music Lessons<p>Fret Zealot is an LED lighting device for your guitar that will train you to play in 60 seconds. Does it work? We put it to the test.<p>Published on: …

Apple Music to overtake Spotify in US subscribers this summer as it hits 36M globally

While Spotify has long-held a lead over Apple in streaming music subscribers, the gap between the two is slowly narrowing, according to a new report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The report, citing “people in the record business,” explains that Apple Music is adding subscribers in the United States …

Watch Nas Perform 'Illmatic' at the Kennedy Center

Nas brings <i>Illmatic</i> to PBS. Twenty-four years after dropping <i>Illmatic</i>, the hip-hop icon performed his seminal debut album with the National Symphony …

Temptations Former Lead Singer Dennis Edwards Dead at 74

Dennis Edwards, a former lead singer of Motown pioneers the Temptations, died Thursday at the age of 74. He was a member of the revered soul group …