Tweet Tweet – More Twitter

We’ve covered Twiiter before but I wanted to add some more details especially about how to get more followers. As with Facebook, quality is better than quantity when it comes to Twitter followers.  It’s better to have followers who actually read and respond to what you write rather than just...

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Music Theory – part 3

Intervals The interval between two notes is their distance apart as tabulated below: Same octave (less than 8 notes apart One octave (8 notes) above C – C (same note) unison C – C’ octave C – D 2nd C – D’ 9th C – E 3rd C – E’ 10th...

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Music Publishers

Music publishers exist to develop, protect and give value to music. Publishers sign song writers, not bands or artists so only the writers in your band need one. Much like record companies they will have no interest in you unless they are sure you will make them money. Publisher’s...

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Copyright

“Copyright is the means by which those who make and own creative works (e.g. music and literature) can control who makes use of their work and the circumstances in which it is used, to ensure that the integrity and value of the work is respected.” In the UK a...

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More Facebook (and Twitter) Mistakes

Last time we spoke about fake Facebook fans. Today I want to look at some other mistakes people make on social media. Don’t Just Promote Engage with people. It’s no good just posting the news that your new CD is available 500 times. By all means post it more...

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Fake Facebook Fans

There are many services out there who will try to sell you Facebook Likes. You pay them, X amount of money and they get Y people to click like on your page and suddenly your numbers look great. But most of these likes are from dummy accounts which no...

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Get Connected

Online promotion is the big buzz these days. But doing stuff offline (recording, gigging, meeting contacts and fans and selling stuff) is also important. And if the 2 don’t connect you’re making your life a lot harder. When people go to your website or Facebook page, what’s the first...

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We Have Contact

Making contacts is important; making friends, even more so. Doesn’t everyone do more to help their friends than strangers? There are of course many ways to make contacts but there is no substitute for the personal touch. So how can you meet the people you need to meet face-to-face?...

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Music PCs – part 2

So continuing from last time let’s move on and look at what else can affect our sequencer performance. Hard Disk Drives Hard Disk Drives are where data is stored when the computer is powered off. The most important factor is the rotation speed. The faster the disc rotates the faster...

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Music PCs – part 1

If you use a Mac you have a relatively easy choice when buying a computer for music.  But if you still use Windows things are a little more complicated. Here I will discuss how the individual components within a modern PC affect the performance of an audio sequencer. Personal...

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