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3 Tips for Using a Sidechain Compressor compression mixing tips

Using a sidechain compressor is one of the best ways to get punchy, clear mixes. Sidechain compression can substitute for EQ, control

reverb, and help glue your mix together. 

In this article, I'll first briefly describe what compression is, then talk about how sidechain compression is...

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6 Mixing Tips For DIY Musicians mixing tips

It can be quite overwhelming when you start out mixing your own music. You don’t know where to start and it all sounds like a big mess, you thought it would be easier.

It takes time to learn how to mix well and the main casualty of this is that you can’t seem to finish any mixes. They...

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How Long Does it Take to Write a Song? songwriting

A lot of people wonder how long does it take to write a song, and the answer might surprise you! A lot of the best songs a written in well under an hour.... And some songs were even written while asleep

Of course, plenty of songs take longer.

In this article I’m going to show...

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How to create your Professional Brand as an Artist music business

Hello Composers and Artists, Mike here. And in this article I want to share some of the most important aspects of branding, for your professional career in music.

First, who am I? Well, my name is Mike, and I am a composer, sound designer and artist like you! I am also the founder of ...

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5 Lessons to License Your Music Online music licensing

I’ve been seriously trying to license music online for about a year now. In the process of learning how to license stock music online this year, I’ve come up with five helpful tips I’d like to share.

This free video shows how to license your music online!

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What is Royalty Free Music? music licensing

What is Royalty Free music? What’s Stock Music? What’s Production Music? What’s the difference?????

Aggggggggggggghhhh!

These terms can all be so confusing. It took me months to figure out what they each mean.

In fact, the terms royalty free music, stock music, and production...

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Should You License Your Music? music licensing

It took me a long time to convince myself that I should license my music. I struggled with a lot of issues.

  • Are my songs good enough?
  • Can I record a professional sounding track?
  • Am I a sell out?

Do these sound familiar?

So how did I finally convince myself that I should license my music?

Some...

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How to Mix Your Own Music - A Simple Hack to Improve Mixing music licensing

Everyone wants better mixes, but struggles with mixing music. Learning how to mix your own music is really challenging.

Better mixes take a lot of it skill, and learning how to mix music is a lifelong undertaking.

Some plugins and gear can help.

And more knowledge about how to mix music...

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How to License Your Music - Beginner’s Guide to Licensing Songs Online music licensing

Do you want to know how to license your music? Whether you dream of learning how to license your music for film and tv, or just need to earn a little income on the side, licensing your music can be incredibly rewarding.

Just a quick note about music licensing, though -...

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Pond 5 Review (Where I License Music Online) music licensing

I sell music online on several websites, but in this Pond 5 review, I want to share why it is the best sites for licensing your music. And the only stock music site I’d wholly recommend for musicians.

(Note that this is a referral link, meaning I get a commission if you ...

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How Music Licensing Pays My Bills music licensing

What if I told you that music pays my bills?

Imagine if you could pay your bills as a musician through the money you earned selling your music?

Or if you made enough money selling music to donate to your favorite charity?

Imagine if you had a little extra money left over at the end of the month...

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Licensing Music on AudioJungle Review (How to Sell Music on AudioJungle) music licensing

It was the best of sites, it was the worst of sites. It was the most popular of sites, and the stingiest of sites. It was the most creative of sites, and the most dickish of sites.

Ok, pardon my Dickensian introduction.

I got my first sales ever on Audio Jungle, with this chill dub song. I was...

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