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Learn A New Hobby Or Skill While Social-Distancing With These Tips

3 minute read ๐Ÿ“– Isolating at home and maintaining social distance can be a challenge, but for most of us it has become an unavoidable way of life. With new COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines being made every day in most states, many people are seeking new ways to stay busy and keep their minds active while staying safe.ย  The good…

Neon Dreaming

5 minute read ๐Ÿ“– Frank Kadillac and Adrian Morris of the alt-pop duo Neon Dreams, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, have a message for the world: positivity breeds creativity. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought many industries to a screeching halt, but creativity doesn’t seem to be one of them. The duo was stuck in isolation like the rest…

The Real Right Stuff: Virtual Orchestra

2 minute read ๐Ÿ“– The soundtrack was composed by James Everingham and produced by Hans Zimmer and Russell Emanuel, but it is the individual musicians you get to see in the video โ€” each focused intensely on their scoresheet, working to keep in sync even though their colleagues are far away. In this strings-only version of Light This Candle, most of the musicians are using Apple’s Logic Pro X as their local DAW and then sent off their raw audio files to then be mixed by the engineers. The editors have creatively made the most of the video submitted by the musicians, which could have been used for reference as well, by mixing in some of the original archival footage from Alan Shepard’s famous moment in history. Scroll through embed below to watch the video.

Ozzy Osbourne: The Bat Facts

4 minute read ๐Ÿ“– Note: This story was originally published by the Des Moines Register Out of more than 18,000 nights in the 50-year history of Veterans Memorial Auditorium (now the Iowa Events Center), the landmark night turned out to be a bloody decapitation. Of a dead bat. By a looney Englishman with toxic drug habits whose job description at the…

Spotify Playlists 101

4 minute read ๐Ÿ“– The backbone of making a career of music lies directly with your fans. In order to grow your streaming revenue and increase your fanbase, getting onto Algorithmic and Editorial playlists is crucial. If you get placed in a playlist with a lot of listeners, you get to showcase your music to thousands, perhaps to millions of…

The Shift To Online Content Creation

3 minute read ๐Ÿ“– As the Greek philosopher, Heraclitus said, โ€œChange is the only constant in life.โ€ The recording industry is no exception. Just as how recording technology has changed over time from recording rudimentary sounds on wax spindles to reel-to-reel, to DAT machines and on to today’s computer-based recording, the change is similar in how an artist โ€œentertainsโ€ their…
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