Music licensing means different things to different people. If you are an artist, licensing your music means you are giving permission for people to use your songs other than individual enjoyment. If you are a person seeking to use music for a project you must obtain permission from the owner of the song in order to use it. This article is to...  Read more

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I love music simply because it is universal. No matter where you are from or who you are everyone can relate to music one way or another. Music is also infectious in that it usually hits you with emotion. Sometimes it infects you so much so that it turns everyday ordinary objects into impromptu musical instruments. Here is a list of the most...  Read more
It is now easier than ever to not only promote your band online but also to make money. The independent music market has moved more away from relying on song sales and more towards other avenues to generate revenue. If you're not making enough money from selling your songs at a dollar a piece consider this list that I put together to help...  Read more
Welcome back to a new playlist featuring independent artists from all over the world. We've made sure all of the mp3s here are downloadable for free, and we've included videos where we could. Aaron "The Uke Slinger" Jones - "It Is What It Is" Did the uke? You should. DT-DOUBLETROUBLE - "Blue and Orange" This song is a tribute to Morgan State...  Read more
When the CD series TV’s Greatest Hits came out years back through the TVT label, it was a godsend for me. Listening to the ‘70s – ‘80s edition brought back a lot of memories because I grew up with so many classic shows, either when they were first hits or reruns. The memories came flooding back. TV themes are great little songs. They’re often no...  Read more
When it comes to reality TV, Cops and Intervention are more my speed. I never got caught up in who’s going to win on American Idol, and certainly the day Jersey Shore goes off the air it will be a huge boon to mankind. Still, the few times I’ve watched American Idol here and there, I can see how people get caught up in the cliffhanger element of...  Read more
MadeLoud artist Rick Tallis has a heightened sensitivity to circumstance. Before he gave us a "Hallelujah" for the people of Japan recovering from the tsunami, a song dedicated to "British songwriter, actress and model Cheryl Cole," and now he commemorates the London 2012 Olympics with this song, "London 2012 - All In Our Hands," released today...  Read more
You've got an ambitious idea for your next album and three dollars and seventy-five cents to your name. What can you do? There are definitely funds out there for musicians wanting to raise money for a recording and touring project. Here are five ways you can fund a music project. Crowd Funding What It Is: Crowd Funding is a way for artists and...  Read more
Over three years, we've done a number of interviews on the site, from musicians involved in everything from metal to 8-bit, ukuleles to funk. As a short compendium, here are a few of our favorite quotes from our most recent interviews, with links to put them all into context. Above photo of Ben Sollee. "When every member of Mötley Crüe now has...  Read more
Most of what you need to know about Brits The Swang Effect can be summarized in their own description of their project's title: "The band were named after a Vietnam acid trip experiment which to this day has been strongly denied." Cheeky and a little druggy, The Swang Effect make a catchy sort of psych-rock that should resonate with fans of Brit...  Read more
Ah, the glorious life of a touring band! You get to drive from city to city, gallivanting and exploring with your bandmates until nighttime, where you bask the spotlight of an unfamiliar venue and rock out to the deafening cheers of a new zip code full of adoring fans. That’s how the dream goes, at least, and with the ongoing shakeup of the music...  Read more

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