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You've arranged/written the songs, practiced performing, and feel ready to share your musical brilliance with the world. But how exactly do you take the leap from creating for personal enjoyment to getting ready to book your first gig? We lay out 10 dos and don'ts to help you book your first gig, … Read more about How to Book Your First Gig: 10 Dos and Don’ts
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Do you eat, sleep and dream piano? Are most of your waking hours spent tapping out the fingering of whatever song happens to be running through your mind? Are you already planning a special Valentine's Day date with your beloved 88 keys? If any or all of these apply to you, congratulations! You're … Read more about 10 Signs You’re Absolutely In Love with Piano
Q&A with Jennifer Stirling: Transcriber and Assistant to Sister Lindsey, Trumpeter, and ‘Jen’ of all Trades
When you see your favorite artist perform in concert or hear their hit song on the radio, you know that you can likely search Musicnotes.com and find the sheet music. But, what occurs behind the scenes, from composition to digital sheet music distribution, is an intricate process in its own right. … Read more about Q&A with Jennifer Stirling: Transcriber and Assistant to Sister Lindsey, Trumpeter, and ‘Jen’ of all Trades
'Twer the weeks before Christmas and all though the air, adverts were clamoring for increased market share. A new electronic here, a big red bow there, truly moving displays of affection were rare. But what to our cynical hearts did we see? A bouncing boxer, not-so-scary monster and … Read more about Best Holiday Commercial Music from 2016
Generally speaking, the music industry refers to businesses and people who create and sell music, musical performances, and music-related products to the public. The term "music industry" covers a wide variety of fields and positions. It can include everything from a concert pianist to a sound … Read more about Which Music Industry Job is Right for You?
While you may not immediately recognize Helen Jane Long's name, chances are you've heard her inventive, versatile compositions for television and movie scores (including programs on BBC and Discovery Channel), her commercial work for brands like British Airways and Volkswagen, or you may be one of … Read more about Q&A with Inspired, Dynamic Composer/Pianist Helen Jane Long
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