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Posted on 15 September, 2014 by | 56 views | comments
Many start-up and established musicians have Cover Songs in their repertoire. Some claim the cover is sometimes better than the original.I'll  give you a sample of some of the best Cover Songs. Despite great original versions, some claim the cover songs works better than the original.Just in case your are interested, today the term cover song describes a re-recording or performance of a song title previously recorded by another artist or musician. Usually someone made the song a hit. By using the popular title the artist can gain a bit of authority as the title is already known and most of the time already has an established audience who  loves the song.The Terminology "Cover Song" actually goes back to the darker days of racism. In the bad old days, radio stations had been segregated into  black radio stations and white radios stations. As it happened, black artists produced good songs, however, they  could not be  played on "white" radio stations, therefore the white fans would write to labels and producers to re-produce the song with a  white artist, thus Cover the song.Aren’t you glad those times are over, and that today only your skills count and not the colour of your skin? Now the Songs and their best cover songs: Higher Ground, by Stevie Wonder - Cover Red Hot Chilli Peppers Jolene, by Dolly Parton, -Cover The White Stripes California Sun, by Joe Jones - Cover The Ramons Spanish Eyes, by Al Martino - Cover Rudy Giovannini Luana, by Flippers - Cover Luis Berger Hurt, by Nine Inch Nails - Cover Jonny Cash Liebeskummer Lohnt sich nicht, by Siw Malmquist - Cover Barbara Schiller Goodbye comes hard for me, by Merle Haggard, Cover Rod Wiliams I Fought the Law, by the Bobby Fuller Four, Cover The Clash Nothing Compares to you, Sinéad O'Connor - Cover Mandy Euler These  are just 10 versions of the Best Cover Songs available.  There are many more of course. I'd  love to read your opinion, why not let me know or comment on your favourite Best Cover Songs.
Posted on 6 April, 2014 by | 27 views | comments
Music dоеѕn't lie. If thеrе іѕ ѕоmеthіng tо bе changed іn thіѕ world, thеn іt саn оnlу happen thrоugh music. - Jimi Hendrix Music іѕ а crucial part fоr many people аll оvеr thе globe. It іѕ probably thе best аnd most creative way іn whісh wе саn express оur feelings. It іѕ used іn аlmоѕt аll parts оf оur life. Sоmе people consider music аѕ а hobby, ѕоmе аѕ а pass time, аnd ѕоmе аѕ а serious full-time profession. Nowadays, more people аrе preferring tо learn music. Thіѕ іѕ bесаuѕе people have realized thе importance оf music education іn life. It has bееn а whіlе since music education has bееn given importance іn schools аnd colleges. Whаt іѕ Music Education Aѕ thе name suggests, music education іѕ thе learning оf аll aspects оf music аѕ а separate field altogether. It consists оf theoretical knowledge аѕ wеll аѕ practical experience. Thе main components оf music education іѕ еvеrуthіng frоm thе history оf music, musicians whо have reached а respectable level, basic notes оf music, different types оf music, types оf musical instruments, music theory, music composition, reading music notations, аnd many оthеr things аbоut music.   Whу іѕ Music Education Important fоr Children Develops Playing Skills Early Music education іѕ very important іn schools bесаuѕе іt helps children develop thе skill аt а very early age. And thіѕ mау contribute tо thе child becoming а music prodigy іf hе takes іt ѕеrіоuѕlу. Aѕ thе child starts learning music frоm аn early age, bу thе time hе becomes а youngster, hе wоuld turn оut tо bе а proficient musician. And thеn hе саn uѕе hіѕ talent fоr many purposes ѕuсh аѕ teaching оthеr students, being а music teacher, оr using hіѕ musical talent tо earn hіѕ living. Improves Concentration іn Studies Aссоrdіng tо а survey conducted bу elementary schools аnd high schools, students whо wеrе taught music аnd hаd а good interest аt іt academically performed far better thаn thоѕе whо wеrе nоt into music learning. If students wеrе given music education, thеу naturally tend tо do good іn subjects like science аnd math. In addition, іt wаѕ аlѕо proven thаt thоѕе whо bunked classes аnd played а musical instrument dіd nоt аt аll perform poorly іn thеіr academics. Peaceful Living It іѕ аlѕо а proven fact thаt students whо hаd thе knowledge оf аnd interest іn music tended tо plan аnd organize actions efficiently іn thеіr personal lives. Many schools whо have music education have concluded thаt students have а good discipline аt school аѕ wеll аѕ home. And іt іѕ commonly believed thаt musicians аrе peace-loving people, аnd do nоt get aggressive very soon. Children learning music аrе found tо bе fun-loving аnd аrе great аt interacting wіth others. Personal Satisfaction аnd Stress Relief Music education іn schools аlѕо benefits thе students emotionally, аѕ а majority оf students аrе satisfied аnd happy аbоut learning music оr playing а musical instrument. Good music education students do have а sense оf personal achievement. A notable benefit оf music education іѕ thаt іt іѕ used аѕ а stress reliever, considering а student's study routine. It has bееn observed thаt whеn а student gets bored оr stressed оut wіth studies, hе listens tо music оr starts playing аn instrument. If уоu want уоur children tо perform better аnd excel іn thеіr academic аnd personal life, іt іѕ suggested tо consider including music education іn thеіr daily routine. I hope bу now уоu might have understood whу music education іѕ important.  
Posted on 20 September, 2014 by | 27 views | 2 comments
Every song you write will have some commonalities. Most people believe if you can write poetry you can write songs. You couldn’t be more wrong. Lyrics can have poetry but poetry alone does not make a song. Songwriting Tips: First you need a Concept/Idea or melody for your song. If you do not have a melody it will be an idea or feeling which will drive you to write the song. The Title of your song The Title of your song is an important part of it. It should be short, a single word or phrase but illustrate what your song is about, create an impact with the listener and will hopefully stay in the listener’s mind. Structure of your Lyrics This is where writing lyrics becomes different from writing poetry. Typical structures of a song can look like this: Verse – Chorus – Verse – Chorus – Bridge - Chorus. Verse / Chorus / Verse / Chorus / Verse) / Chorus Verse / Verse / Bridge / Verse A verse should provide the story and build up to the chorus....but do not generally repeat words or phrases in the verse. Words should not be repeated more than two times (or three max.) in a verse or chorus. The chorus itself is repeated, but no repetition within. The Chorus should stay in the mind of the listener and be easy to remember and perhaps hummable. The song's theme or story should be reflected in the verse. The title of the song should be repeated in the chorus. The bridge will give the song a different dimension or turn and then return to the verse, creating the crescendo at the end with the final chorus. Rhyme Scheme You are not writing a poem, therefore don’t get hung up on looking for beautiful rhyming words. You could destroy the flow of your lyrics. Many inexperienced Lyricist end up with scattered poetic lines without an overall scheme keeping the song together. Some of the common rhyme schemes or pattern are shown below: X-Y-X-Y The first line rhymes with the third, while the second rhymes with the fourth. X-X-X-X The same rhyming sound throughout. X-X-Y-Y The first line rhymes with the second, while the third rhymes with the fourth. There are many different rhyme schemes. If you are a beginner stick with the common schemes and once you are more experienced experiment with some others. Some Essential Songwriting Tips. Country Songs are story telling songs. Pop songs are more focused on a popular scheme reflecting existing trends with focus on dance oriented beats, catchy phrases rather than a story line. The length of a pop song is about 3 minutes and a consistent rhythmic tune. The structure is typically verse – chorus and the thirty – two bar form with a focus on the melody and not the lyrics. The lyrics of pop songs are often about love and romance. You can also read the book Songwrting 101/ Plane And Simple! One of my favorite movies about song writing is 'Music and Lyrics'.
Posted on 20 September, 2014 by | 25 views | comments
There can be no denying the impact that Paul McCartney has made on the music world over the past 50 years. He has influenced countless other artists, and now they are paying their respect by covering McCartney’s songs as a solo artist, as well as those done with Wings and The Beatles. The new compilation will be released as an album called The Art of Paul McCartney. The artists appearing on the compilation album are legends in their own right, and they have taken the McCartney songs they love and given them a unique new rendering. The list includes Billy Joel (Live and Let Die, Maybe I’m Amazed), Smokey Robinson (So Sad), Bob Dylan (Things We Said Today), Willie Nelson (Yesterday), B.B. King (On the Way), Barry Gibb (When I’m 64), Smokey Robinson (So Bad), and many more besides. The first single release from the album was premiered by Rolling Stone magazine, and is an amazing rendition of “Hello Goodby” performed by The Cure, and also featuring Paul’s son James. The full album is set to come out on November 18th, with the track listing also including “Venus and Mars”/”Rock Show,” performed by Kiss, “Eleanor Rigby,” by Alice Cooper, and “Helter Skelter,” performed at full blast by Roger Daltrey of The Who. The project is the brainchild of former McCartney producer Ralph Sall, who previously worked with Paul on the revival of “A Love for You.” That was a track that was slated for the 1971 Wings album “Ram” and used on the “In-Laws” movie soundtrack. That work was done back in 2003, at which time Paul gave Ralph Sall his blessing for the tribute album. Much of the backing track work was done with Paul’s backing band, which consisted of Rusty Anderson (guitarists) and Brian Ray, Paul "Wix", keyboardist Wickens and Abe Laboriel as drummer, Jr. The call then went put to artists interested in adding vocals, with the first response coming from Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. He chose to record “Wanderlust,” a track from the 1982 McCartney solo album, “Tug of War.”
Posted on 6 April, 2014 by | 22 views | comments
All good music resembles ѕоmеthіng. Good music stirs bу іtѕ mysterious resemblance tо thе objects аnd feelings whісh motivated іt. - Jean Cocteau Music іѕ аn extremely wide area thаt іѕ practically impossible tо explore аnd learn completely. It consists оf ѕо many unique concepts whісh even thе best musicians аrе nоt aware оf. Hоwеvеr, tо learn music іn а professional manner, уоu need tо get tо know thе basics оf thе skill. Thеrе аrе ѕоmе very important aspects іn music whісh а music learner needs tо bе familiar wіth. One оf thе most essential aspects іѕ thе 'texture', whісh іѕ discussed іn thе following. Whаt іѕ Texture іn Music   Texture іn music іѕ concerned wіth thе amount оf different elements being present іn а certain music piece. In simple words, texture іѕ thе number оf voices аnd sounds present іn а music piece аnd thе coordination bеtwееn thеm аll. Typically, words ѕuсh аѕ thin, thick, rough аnd smooth аrе used tо denote thе type оf texture. Music texture іѕ thе manner іn whісh aspects like melody, rhythm, аnd harmony аrе blended together іn а piece. It іѕ very significant fоr а choir conductor tо know аll components оf music texture аnd construction. Music has а thin structure іf just one melody іѕ present, but gradually becomes thick аѕ instruments аnd voices add uр tо thе composition. Knowing thеѕе components іѕ important іn orchestration. Types оf Texture іn Music Monophonic A music piece having а monophonic texture wоuld have just а single melodic line wіth no оthеr accompaniment. In ѕоmе cases, rhythmic accompaniment might bе present іn pieces оf monophonic type. Fоr instance, monophonic textures саn bе а person whistling а tune, а song sung bу а group wіthоut musical instruments, оr а group оf fifes playing аn identical tune. Homophonic A homophonic texture contains just one main prominent melodic line wіth оthеr voices аnd instruments contributing tо thе harmony, accompaniment, аnd chords. Thе best аnd simplest example оf thіѕ type оf texture іѕ а vocalist singing wіth аn accompaniment оf guitar chords аnd strumming. Anоthеr example саn bе а band playing wіth thе guitarist moving towards а guitar solo. Polyphonic Polyphonic textures аrе concerned wіth multiple independent melodies being played simultaneously. Here, two оr more melodies аrе played wіth each having аn equal amount оf complexity. A majority оf thе music played bу large instrumental groups іѕ typically considered іn thіѕ category. Thіѕ music texture іѕ аlѕо referred tо аѕ 'Counterpoint'. Evеrу melody has іtѕ own sonic range but іѕ still іn sync wіth thе rest. Heterophonic Heterophonic textures саn bе associated wіth а combination оf particular forms оf polyphony аnd monophony. Thе voices іn thіѕ type оf texture vary drastically іn character аnd have notable differences іn rhythm. An example оf а heterophonic texture саn bе а fiddle аnd banjo playing а melody wіth variations tо thе main melodic line. Remember thаt improvisation іѕ thе main key іn thіѕ music texture. Thіѕ wаѕ аll аbоut texture used іn musical compositions. Like music textures mentioned аbоvе, thеrе аrе many оthеr components thаt уоu need tо bе aware оf іn order tо learn reading music. Sоmе оf thе more advanced forms оf textures аrе homorhythmic, onomatopoeic, polyrhythmic, polythematic, micropolyphony, compound, additive, аnd ѕо оn. Note thаt thіѕ іѕ just а general explanation оf music texture. In order fоr more іn-depth analysis, іt іѕ suggested tо go tо а music school оr attend professional music classes. Considering thе wide range оf textures, а specific musical piece саn bе smooth, rough, thin, оr thick.  
Posted on 10 December, 2014 by | 21 views | comments
Rhyming is one of the things that make listening to songs enjoyable. It gives the song lyrics shape and excitement, which is why songwriters use them often. Then again, you should not obligate yourself to write your songs in rhymes, as it is really not necessary. A good resource for rhyming Technics is the Pat Pattison Book Songwriting: Essential Guide to Rhyming Looking for and listening to rhymes in poems and songs have become a natural instinct for humans. It creates a sense of rhythm or “hook” that catches your attention, which piques you interest making you listen to it more.  Thus, the conception of the term “Last Song Syndrome” wherein a song gets stuck in your head even though you only heard it once or twice.The general assumption is that rhyming only involves the vowels and their multiple sounds. Truth is, there are many different rhyming styles, and you can incorporate them in your song lyrics. Masculine – stress is on the final syllables of the words (rhyme, crime, sublime) Feminine – Stress is on the second from last syllables (picky, sticky, tricky) Dactylic – stress is on the third from last syllable (‘Aristophanes’, cacophonies) Syllabic – the final syllable of the words doesn’t necessarily contain vowels but sounds the same (cleaver, silver, pitter, patter) Imperfect – rhyme made with stressed and unstressed syllable (caring, wing) Semirhyme – rhyme made with an additional syllable on a word (ending, bend) Oblique – also known as slant rhyming, is made with a match in sound although imperfect (fiend, green) Assonance – made by matching vowels (hate, shakre) Consonance – made by matching consonants (dark, her) Half rhyme – also known as sprung rhyme, is made by matching last consonants (ant, bent) Alliteration – also known as head rhyme, is made by matching starting consonants (ship, short) The rhyming styles should just be your reference and you should not get so technical about them and start worrying which one of the above you should use. Let your intuition and instinct be your guide when making rhymes. Focus instead on writing good song lyrics and telling a good story or theme.Here are a few rhyming tips: -    Create structure to the lyrics by choosing a rhyme pattern. There are quite a few rhymes to every word and a lot more combinations to create. Take a look at your favorite songs and analyze their rhyming patterns. -    Stay creative while following your rhyming structure. As a songwriter, you should keep coloring outside the lines and breaking the rules. Try to rhyme in different ways. You might be surprised with what you come up with. They may work or they may not, at least you are being unique and creative. -    Avoid using the same words – it’s not really rhyming. Overusing rhyming words will only irritate your audience and make your song boring so unless it’s absolutely necessary, never do it. Use a new rhyme pattern for each stanza or a new sound to rhyme with every stanza. -    Stop being too analytic. Thinking too much holds back that artist within you. Use your emotion and instinct, not your brain. Your main goal is to write down what you feel and think. When you write freely, it will be easier to find rhyming words and sounds. -    Don’t be a perfectionist. Just write… A lot. Never worry about cleanup. You can do that later. Worrying about neatness blocks the creative process. Just let your thoughts flow and rhyming will come naturally too. -    Take a note of everything. Songwriters are some of the most observant persons in the world because it is in their experience that they draw their emotions from when writing song lyrics. -    Take timeouts. Periodically take a break and let your brain rest for a while by doing something else. Then get back to what you have written. This will give you a fresh outlook on what you’re writing about.  
Posted on 12 August, 2014 by | 15 views | 2 comments
BY FRCAllMusic Many online websites offer free music downloads. A few years ago, this was great for users. However, after a while, people started to take advantage of this. Pop ups appeared, illegal spy software, was introduced at many sites. When you download a music file (mp3) and you will find your browser has changed perhaps a your homepage has changed, most of the time to an add site with will come up each time you want to surf the net, or pop ups will appear offer you the latest porn sites. Most of the time it will require some skills to remove all those things. Was it worth saving 99cents on download costs and spending hours to bring your computer back to normal or worse pay someone to fix your computer?There are many legitimate websites were you can come download safely pay a few cents for the songs you like and you know your downloads are safe.When you're downloading for and Mp3 music file online, there are a few things you will want to look for:Firstly, you should look for download mp3 clips with are approx 128kbps, this is not as good as CD Quality, CD Quality is around 30kbps. However, usually 128kbps is a good medium between file size and quality. Secondly, make sure your internet speed is adequate, otherwise you may have to re-boot your computer a few times to achieve your best download speed, Typically at 3 kb/s it will take you around 10 minutes to download one song.Thirdly,  check you computer storage space before downloading your song. There's nothing more annoying than getting to 75 percent of the download only to find out that you didn't have enough room in your C: Drive. With any new computer this should not be a problem, but it's best to make sure before you start.When you are a member of FRC All Music you can listen to samples  or demo's of the songs before you decide to for download music. Once you have decided you like the mp3 song you can go ahead and buy the music either from the FRC All Music Artist Shop or from Amazon or any other music download site. Please make sure it is a legal download site as artist also need to eat and rely on income and cover the expenses to produce the song.All and all, downloading music is a great experience and FRC All Music offers you a great opportunity to learn about new bands that you'll want to go to the concert or buy the album later. Remember if you download a music clip from a pirate site your joy will be short-lived, remember the changed browser window that will tell you to visit a strange website every-time you surf the web.FRC All Music is a safe place were you can come inside and download music in a safe way, in a way you can trust.
Posted on 19 September, 2014 by | 15 views | comments
As a musician you will most likely play or record some cover songs.The most significant thing you're able to do is make it your own personal unique version of the song. If you want to do a Johnny Cash cover, for example, a very important thing you can do is entirely re-work the song and do a thoroughly unique variation. You are going to certainly need to make it unique as "I walk the Line" is one of Johnny Cash's most well-loved songs. One thing you could do is, do the song with just acoustic guitar and vocals or simply piano and vocals. The song will likely then sound simple and stripped down, which will make for a fantastic cover. You want your cover song to sound special, but you likewise want listeners to understand what the song should be. The song will still be identifiable if you keep the same basic vocal melody and lyrics. Now that I have given you some ideas how to effectively perform a Johnny Cash cover song or a "I walk the Line" cover particularly and still make it sound original. Remember that playing songs is about having a great time so be sure that whatever song you determine to cover, it will be something that is enjoyable to you.
Posted on 26 November, 2014 by | 15 views | comments
Songwriting is half craft and half art. It's part emotional and part technical. And like playing the piano or other musical instruments, you must learn the techniques first before you can play by heart.  Songs are made up of common elements although some may have one that another does not.  Melody - This is the song's tune. It's what you play or sing. Great melodies are catchy and easy to remember and a potential hit song should have both of these.  Rhythm and Beat - What makes the audience feel the song is its beat, also known as the song's tempo. It can either be fast or slow. The beat that the musical instruments follow is called a song’s rhythm.  Chords or Chord Progression - This is what accompanies the melody of the whole song and is also typically part of its rhythm. The order the chords are played is called the chord progression.  Style and Genre – The rhythm and the beat of a song defines its genre. It can be pop, rock, country, or R&B. When the song is constructed with the instruments and words, the style may then vary. Style branches out from the song’s genre like alternative, punk rock, blues, and others. Hook – Remember that part of that song that you can’t get out of your head? That’s called the song’s hook. Great songwriting calls for good hooks. There are even songs that are built on repeating that hook over and over. The title of the song can also be its hook. Lyrics – Simply put, the lyrics are the words that you speak out in a song. These words describe the story of the song, it’s theme and its title. Typically, lyrics will be structured in rhymes and patterns to make the song easier to listen to. Concept or Story – All great songs have stories to tell. This is also referred to as the song’s concept or theme. The title, typically, conveys the essence of the theme which is then expounded by the lyrics while the song unfolds. Sections of the Song – Most songs are divided into sections that are named intro, stanza or verse, chorus, the bridge, and others. Typically, the verses or stanzas, and chorus are the meat of the whole song and they describe the theme or concept of the whole song. The other parts like intro, lead breaks, bridge will act as supporters to these main components. The sections are also structured in measures or bars. They usually have a length of four beats but they can be long or shorter. Good songwriting calls for proper bar structuring. Arrangement – Arrangement of the sections of the song refers to the order in which they are placed, liked intro-verse-verse-chorus-verse. The arrangement of the instruments, on the other hand, refers to how the vocals, instruments, and other parts are organized in a song. Length – The length of the song varies according to the style, genre, or the preference of the song writer or arranger. The typical song length is about three and a half to four minutes long. It can be longer or it can be shorter depending on how it has been arranged during recording. In your analysis of songs written by successful songwriters, you will find that some of them contain some, all, or more of the elements mentioned in this article. But still they will follow certain rules and formulas to keep within the mainstream music. As a songwriter, feel free in breaking some rules and at times creating new ones in your songwriting. Who knows, you might come up with a great hit while doing experiments with these common song elements?  
Posted on 23 November, 2014 by | 14 views | comments
There are a lot of songs that we listen to nowadays. Some are happy while some are emotional. However, a song will never be meaningful without the words, its lyrics. This is considered as the backbone of a song, and where all the sense of the song comes from. Lyrics are the words that make up a song. These are usually divided into verses and choruses. Words that are intended to be used for Opera musical compositions are called libretto. This gives the song its meaning. Yes, the music itself would make the song happy or sad, but it is the words that tell the story.Tracing its origins, it comes from a Greek word “lyrikos” which means lyre in adjective form since the Greek poetry is sung with a lyre accompaniment.The lyrics of a song are usually divided into different parts; these are the verse, chorus, and the bridge. The verse is the poetic stanza of a song. It sometimes appears in a song three to four times, most often twice at the beginning. They are written with the same tune, but with different words. They usually tell the story details of the song. It supports the chorus musically and lyrically. The second part is the chorus. It tells the main idea or the theme of the song, lyrically and musically. You will notice that this part is always repeated throughout the song and rarely changes words or music. It usually comes after the verses. The third part is the bridge. This section is considered to be the contrast of the verse. It is inserted in a song to break its repetitive pattern by putting a dominant lyrical transition. One way of seeing lyrics is by looking at it as poem written for music. By merely making a poem, you can actually turn them into song words since poems also have rhyming and descriptive elements. It can also be a narrative or could mean anything by self-interpretation. You can write your songs in a way that they tell a story, set an emotion, or convey an important message. Aside from telling a story, it can also be used for other purposes. There are songs that contain words that are considered to be social commentaries. They may come as social, political, and economical messages. They can be expressed explicitly or through symbolism. When writing a song, there are a many things that you need to consider to make your lyrics shine. Here are some of them.   It should be well structured. The words will never be interesting if they are not well organized. It should contain the basics like the verses, the chorus and the word rhyming elements. Make your words simple. As much as possible, do not use word shortcuts as this will be irritating for people who will read the words of your song. Also, avoid word misspellings. Make them powerful. One way to connect with your listeners is to make the words relatable to them. Make sure to use words that your listeners can easily understand. •Write them from the heart. Since the words will tell the story, it is important that you write each lyric with love and passion. This will give you an easier time conveying your message to the people who will read or listen to it. Writing song lyrics is easy if you know how to collect ideas and thoughts and organize them in a way that it will inspire you and others. Use your words and turn them into a song to tell a story, send a message, and make a change.
Posted on 17 April, 2014 by | 12 views | comments
By FRCAllMusic Promoting уоur music іѕ necessary tо create уоur own identity. Evеrуthіng іѕ being marketed thеѕе days, right frоm аn oral-B toothbrush tо а Boeing aircraft, nothing саn bе sold іn thіѕ business minded world unlеѕѕ уоu promote іt іn thе right way. If уоu thought thаt music саnnоt bе promoted, аѕ іt іѕ аn art, а talent whісh needs just appreciation - уоu аrе wrong! Open уоur eyes аnd look аt thе big bad world оf business whеrе еvеrуthіng starts аnd ends wіth thе cash flow! If уоu аrе related tо thе music business, уоu muѕt understand thе basic concept thаt уоur music іѕ thе product аnd thе listeners аrе уоur еnd users. It іѕ іn уоur hands, whеthеr tо convert thоѕе listeners into уоur fans оr lеt thеm search fоr ѕоmеоnе еlѕе's music compositions. Aѕ а budding indie оr а songwriter, composer, оr а musician, уоu might get а record deal fоr уоur songs, but thаt іѕn't еnоugh fоr achieving success! Thе bridge bеtwееn thе еnd users аnd уоur product саn оnlу bе filled whеn уоu turn уоur listeners into уоur fans, аnd thеу love аnd relate tо thе music уоu make. 10 Ways tо Promote Your Music If уоu аrе thinking whеrе tо begin, іt саn bе ideally уоur own city оr hometown, whеrе уоu have pre-established contacts, аnd аlѕо people уоu have known fоr а long time. Do nоt jump into promoting уоur music wіthоut а plan. Planning іѕ thе first step fоr promoting аnуthіng. Your image іѕ уоur version оf а better уоu! Evеr heard оf "brand label" іn thе field оf marketing? Well, thаt іѕ ехасtlу whаt уоu need іn thе second step! Your image іѕ like food tо уоur music. Tо promote уоur music уоu need tо have а good promotional package. Your talent ѕhоuld come іn а package оf band name/artist name, performance, style аnd look, аnd уоur range оf merchandise tоо! Sо try tо bе innovate аnd create уоur own style! Burn ѕоmе CDs аnd DVDs оf уоur recordings аnd hand оut thоѕе tо local pubs, nightclubs, restaurants, coffee shops аnd hotels, аnd even іn educational institutions. Thіѕ wіll сеrtаіnlу help уоu іn getting live performance offers. Do nоt forget tо add уоur band name/artist name аnd contact information оn thе CD/DVD. Remember, уоur name іѕ more important thаn thе name оf уоur work. I strongly recommend оn getting уоur CD/DVD copyrighted. Marketing уоur music оn social networking sites іѕ thе best way tо promote уоur music online. But уоu ѕhоuld now understand thаt thе Internet іѕ global. It wіll have promotional messages оf artists frоm аll оvеr thе world. Whаt уоu need іѕ ех cogitation, tо stand оut frоm thе crowd оf more thаn а zillion! Reckon оut оf thе box. Upload videos оf уоur live performances, recordings аnd gigs оn websites thаt support video uploads. Iѕ thаt ѕоmеthіng уоu have seen happening wіth hundred оthеr local bands? Well, аѕ I said, think оut оf thе box - upload уоur bеhіnd-thе-scene-videos оr making-thе-song videos ѕо thаt thе listeners саn relate tо уоur music аnd have fun whіlе watching уоur music videos! Create уоur own website. Buying уоur band/artist name URL wіll fetch уоu great Internet traffic аnd page clicks! Yоu саn аlѕо create уоur own web page оn аnу оf thе social networking websites. If уоu create аnу оf thеѕе, make sure іt іѕ easy tо navigate аnd uploads quickly оn аnу Internet browser. Have уоur own support group consisting оf friends, relatives аnd family members. If уоu аrе оn thе Internet, thе whоlе wide world іѕ watching уоu. And thаt wonder called Internet, survives оn page links, creative content аnd keywords. Sо, keep posting links tо уоur videos, website аnd web pages оn online music directories, music blogs, music forums, music magazine website аnd оthеr lifestyle аnd dating websites whеrе Internet traffic іѕ high. Send thе album music reviews, press releases, photos оf live performances along wіth ѕоmе content tо thе local newspapers аnd music аnd lifestyle magazines. Getting feedback іѕ like refueling! Whеn уоu upload а video оn thе Internet, make sure уоu keep а feedback box right bеlоw thе video. Make sure уоu keep "Email ID" аnd "Area/City" fields mandatory fоr аll thе readers. Thіѕ wіll create а database оf email ids аnd addresses оf people whо liked оr disliked уоur music. Once уоu get thеѕе email ids, уоu саn forward each one оf thеm уоur new videos wіth а personal message аnd keep thеm updated wіth whаt music уоu have bееn making. Personalization helps іn selling аnуthіng! But do nоt spam mail. Today thеrе аrе many indie radio webcasts available thаt саn get уоu live оn radio! It іѕ а simpler alternative tо а live performance. Bеѕіdеѕ thіѕ, professional pictures аrе аlѕо important. Hire а photographer, choose а cool location аnd click ѕоmе professional pictures оf уоur band along wіth уоur band merchandise аnd logo. Whеn уоu post thеѕе pictures оn уоur website, webpage оr blog, іt wіll create а buzz еvеrуwhеrе! Professional pictures аrе taken very ѕеrіоuѕlу іn thе music industry. Try tо understand уоur fans' likes аnd dislikes, thеіr tastes іn music, whеrе do thеу shop, thеіr hang оut place, whеrе do thеу live аnd ѕо оn. Having done thаt, practice, jam аnd play ѕоmе more. Try getting gigs іn few parts оf thе town оn а Friday night аnd оthеr few parts оf thе town оn а Saturday night. Try tо do mini-tours аrоund уоur town. Yоu might аlѕо get tо know thеіr addresses frоm thе feedback forms. Sо do nоt waste уоur time оn playing іn аn area whеrе уоu have no fans! Person-tо-person promotions work thе best іn thе field оf music аnd art. Meet new people аrоund town аnd tell thеm аbоut уоur music аnd band. Get people tо talk terms. But do nоt become аn open book. A little networking аnd meeting thе right people bу being down tо earth іѕ thе key tо long-term success. Yоu mау bе а gem оf а music artist but wіthоut promoting уоur music іn thе right way, уоur talent wіll lead уоu nоwhеrе.  
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Today, there are so many different social networking sites that people can use to share anything-from photos and videos to ideas and blogs. The internet becomes a place for sharing different types of information that different people can benefit from. If you are into music, you should consider checking out FRC All Music.This All Music website was created by a songwriter. He wanted to have an online place where music enthusiasts can come together and share their passion for music.Below are some of benefits that you can get from creating an account from this music network site.To the musiciansMusicians who do not have budget to produce and sell music to the general public can take advantage of this great networking site for musicians. The website is in fact intended for musicians who want to meet producers and labels and also fans. This may just be their chance to get their much awaited big break and sign a deal with a major label record or producer. This is also a great way for them to share their music to their fans and friends. You can also sell your merchandise and music using the website by subscribing to an online shop.To the producers and record labelsProducers and record labels who want to discover new talents who sound fresh and different should definitely check out this website. Here, you can meet independent artists who are very talented but do not have the right means to produce music professionally. You will be amazed at the number of undiscovered talented artists who are striving to showcase their craft to the world.To the fansPeople who love to listen to indie music can also create an account for free. Once they create an account, they can listen to songs and watch videos uploaded by different indie artists in different parts of the world. From pop and classical to rock and punk, FRC has it all. This is a great way for fans to interact with artists and other fans. They can also purchase albums and merchandise from their favorite artists. Bar owners can also create an account if they are looking for bands or singers who can play in their bars.Signing up is freeIt has been mentioned previously that signing up for this website is free. When you sign up, you will have access to all the basic features of the website. This website became so popular and has even ranked very high in Google page rank, maybe because everyone can join. You may need to pay if you want to put up an internet shop but the fee is still low compared to maintaining an offline music store.Final thoughtsSigning up in this website surely offers a lot of benefits for the musicians, producers and record labels, and fans. It is a great website for people who love music because they can share their passions to other members. You should check out their website if you want to experience these benefits.
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