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Facebook Music Monetization music business

In this article, you'll learn all about how to monetize your music when it's played on Facebook. We'll look at a real earnings report of mine so you can find out just how much Facebook pays musicians per stream.

Note: some of the links below may be affiliate links, meaning that I receive a...

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Acoustic Guitar Compression compression

 While the acoustic guitar is one of the most fundamental instruments around, it can also be one of the most difficult instruments to mix. Of course, even before attempting to mix an acoustic guitar, you have to make sure the recording is right, as it’s difficult to make a poorly...

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How to Compress Bass compression mixing tips

Your bass should act as a strong, solid foundation for the rest of your mix. If it doesn’t provide a solid foundation, then your mix will sound weak and thin. 

One way to get a strong foundation for yo bass is learning how to compress it properly. In most modern mixes, the bass...

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10 Best Waves Plugins mixing reviews

 Back in the day, the only way to get your music to that pro-level was to have loads of expensive outboard gear and a high-end recording studio. Nowadays, with companies making software plugins to emulate the best hardware in the world, as well as software that takes music into the...

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Snare Drum Compression compression

The snare drum is one of the foundational parts of just about any mix. A weak snare can make your mix sound amateur, which can ruin your track. The question is,

How in the world do these producers and mix engineers get those modern, polished-sounding snares in their drum mixes?

Well, while...

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Best Transient Shaper Plugins mixing tips

Do you ever feel like drums could hit harder? Or maybe it feels like a guitar is ringing out to long?

Enter transient shapers. 

They're a magical type of plugin that can allow you to reach in to your tracks and control the energy of individual instruments. Thoughtful use of...

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Best Vocal Plugins mixing tips reviews vocals

When it comes time to mixing vocals, it’s important that you’re armed with the right vocal plugins! From compressors to EQs to reverb plugins and beyond, it can be quite overwhelming trying to find the right plugins for your needs.

Thankfully, we’ve compiled a list of our...

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Advanced Patterns With Reason's Alligator Gater / Filter reason

Alligator is one of Reason's coolest tools for making unique, wild sounds. It's a multi-band  gater, with the ability to apply per-band processing for incredible rhythmic sounds. But Alligator also has one glaring flaw: by default, there are only a set number of onboard gate patterns...

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How I Lost $1,600 Licensing Music music licensing

Music licensing is supposed to be all about making money. So if you've lost money, you're doing something

wrong! Thankfully, I'm here with three tips to steer you into the clear.

So how did I lose the money? Well, I hired a group of studio musicians to record and mix a song that I had...

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Music Licensing Trends in 2022 music licensing

Looking to earn the most from your music in 2022? The fact is, the music licensing industry is constantly evolving. If you don't adapt, you'll be sure to fail. With nearly a decade of experiencing licensing my music, these are the top five trends that I'm expecting for this...

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The 6 Types of Compressors compression

Compression can be confusing. One of the best ways to learn how to use compression is by dissecting compressors down to their original hardware units, so that you can make the most out of your mixes, especially if you’ve only ever used compressors in plug-in form.

You’ve...

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Best Channel Strip Plugins eq tips reviews

It’s obvious that we’re living in the digital age where mixing in the box with digital audio plugins is the norm. Before plugins changed the game, channel strips were an invaluable part of music production and mixing process. Nowadays, the two worlds have combined to help...

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