The business side of the music industry

When most people think of the music industry, they only focus on the actual music part of that. This means the work of songwriters, singers, backing singers, musicians and producers. However, there is a lot more to the music industry than this and anyone interested in a career in the industry will need to understand…

Promoting Music on Social Media

There was a time when musicians had to either sell their work through an agent or perform at shows to get noticed. Times have changed. These days, there are musicians who have made a name by simply using social media. Platforms like YouTube and Instagram to promote themselves. You too can join that group if…

Pairing Music With a Cocktail Menu

Good music notes are always good, and when it comes to creating a great atmosphere, music has always been part of the equation. In fact, researchers have claimed that music can stir our mood and emotions. However, you will be in another world if you pair those notes with the right cocktail menu. If you…

Benefits of Joining a Music Band

While you don’t have to join a music band to be a great musician, joining a band does come with some benefits. Yes, some bands start well but members fall out for reasons we do not know. However, there are bands which were formed and became very successful. Culture, the Wailers, Morgan Heritage, blah blah;…

Weirdest Metal Bands in Music History

Since its inception in the ‘60s, metal music has been graced by several outrageous musicians and bands. From ridiculous clothing to sullen behaviors to lunatics, these groups have lightened up many stages with the unforeseen. Many a band have taken off the beaten path and left with ignominy as well as everlasting legacies. We travel…

The 1960s Music Revolution

The 1950s heralded the rise of rock and roll, eagerly adopted by teenagers around the world. Towards the end of this decade, musicians began to turn to a new sound, perfect for the 1960s era of political protest. Anti-war marches became commonplace, and people looked towards these new heroes of the music industry to provide…

Classical Music and the Brain

In contrast to contemporary tunes, the core tenet of classical music has traditionally centered on content that is strictly symphonic in essence (thus, excluding any additional material conveyed through words, expressions, or any other non-musical components). Nevertheless, although classical music is among the least popular music selections among many adults today, it is one of…

The Worlds Greatest Orchestras

People have used instruments and played them in various combinations for thousands of years. However, it is only during the last 400 years that musicians started to make the specific combinations that then created the modern orchestra. A normal symphony orchestra today consists of four different groups of instruments covering all the families of strings,…