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Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur Documentaries Headed to A&E

‘Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.’ and ‘Who Killed Tupac?’ to premiere in June The first authorized Notorious B.I.G. “biography” is scheduled to premiere this June on A&E. The two-part Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G. will feature new interviews with the rapper’s mother Voletta Wallace and widow Faith Evans, as well as Puff Daddy, Jay Z, Nas and associates like Lil Cease and members of the Junior M.A.F.I.A. The first part of Biggie will air June 28th, with the […]

Ariana Grande Manager on Manchester Attack: ‘Fear Cannot Rule the Day’

“With extraordinary evil we must fight with extraordinary greatness,” says Scooter Braun Ariana Grande‘s manager, Scooter Braun, posted a string of emotional tweets about the Manchester terror attack on Wednesday. “I will choose to live than to be afraid,” he wrote. On Monday night, a suicide bomber detonated a homemade explosive device outside Grande’s concert at the Manchester Arena, killing 22 and injuring at least 59. Braun spoke about returning from England, going out to dinner with his parents and experiencing […]

Ways The Music Industry Can Change For The Better

POST WRITTEN BY Erin Jacobson I am a music attorney who protects musicians and music professionals through deal negotiations and proper intellectual property management. 2016 saw a lot of lawsuits and lobbying in regards to changes in the music industry. Here are a few major issues that need to be resolved in 2017 and beyond to help sustain the music business. Higher rates for streaming and YouTube views The rates creators and rights owners earn from streaming and views are […]

Radio 1 Big Weekend to go ahead

by Daniel Gumble May 25th 2017 at 7:03AM The BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend will go ahead as planned this weekend, with various extra security measures in place following Monday night’s Manchester Arena attack. Radio 1 issued the following statement last night (Wednesday, May 24) confirming that the Hull event will still run as planned: “Radio 1’s Big Weekend will be continuing as planned this weekend in Hull. After conducting a full review of the festival, in conjunction with the […]

Sigrid unveiled as Apple Music’s Up Next star

Norwegian artist Sigrid has been unveiled at the latest star in Apple Music’s Up Next camping for new artists. Apple Music’s Up Next campaign is aimed at developing emerging artists and boosting their profile within the market. Sigrid released her debut single Don’t Kill My Vibe earlier this year and is set to appear on James Corden’s The Late Late Show tonight in the US. As part of Apple Music’s Up Next initiative, a different new artist is selected by […]

FREE Long Loops MIDI Bundle w/any purchase @ The Loop Loft

The Loop Loft is offering its Long Loops MIDI Bundle as a free gift with any purchase this week. Don’t miss this chance to receive The Long Loops MIDI Bundle ($174 value) for free when you purchase anything at The Loop Loft! This offer will automatically be presented during checkout. The Long Loops MIDI Bundle includes 6 drum MIDI collections, offering a range of long loops including indie rock, experimental, cinematic, songwriter, linear and many other styles.

10 Of The Best Studio Monitors

A guide to our favourite studio monitors, from the best budget models to our pick of money-no-object dream speakers. You should always be skeptical when you hear someone make definitive sweeping judgments about something as nuanced as music production gear. Objectively there’s no such thing as ‘the best cheap studio monitors’ or ‘the best monitors for producing dance music’. Top choices depend on budget, personal preferences over sonic characteristics and, to some extent, the type of music you’re making (although […]

Free Track For May 2017

Here’s a free track for your listening pleasure.   Or you can download it from here: On The Fly track Remember to subscribe to the blog to receive the latest music news and more free tracks each month. 

10 Ways To Improve Your Music Production

Becoming an accomplished music producer is a long process, whether you’re aspiring for the top notch studio or simply wanting to get the best from your home studio setup. The paths to becoming skilled at your craft are diverse, but there are some common pitfalls to try and avoid. The following set of music producer tips will look at 10 simple ways to improve your music production and avoid sounding amateurish. 1. Learn About Compression Techniques A common mistake that […]

30 Songwriting Tips to Overcome Writer’s Block

Feeling stuck in a rut? These specific and practical songwriting tips will help you cure your writer’s block in no time. Whether you’re an electronic producer or more traditional singer/songwriter, you can use this list as a resource to spark new songwriting ideas. 1. Start a remix Can’t get an original tune off the ground? Start a remix. If you can pull an acapella file into your DAW and write around it, it’s easy to remove the vocal later and turn your remix […]