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Why Nine Inch Nails 6-Track Album Is A Genius Marketing Move

Some say six tracks isn't enough for an album, but most of them haven't had the success of Nine Inch Nails. Here's why the band's latest move could just be a work of genius...

10 Life Hacks To Make You A More Productive Musician

Struggling to be productive? Here are 10 ways you can change your approach to your everyday life that will make you better able to focus on making music.

Social Media Strategy For Musicians - Tactics Vs. Strategy Explained

It's important to understand the difference between your wider strategy and targeted tactics so your effort is directed most effectively. Here's what you need to know.

Creative Self-Marketing For Music Producers On A Budget

Every business has its ups and downs and music is no different. Here are some top tips for keeping things moving when times are tough.

Mixing Live Multitrack Recordings? Read This!

Expert producer Joe Albano shares his years of experience mixing live multitrack recordings. Here's what he has learned about the best way to approach every kind of sound source.

Elektron Octatrack MkII's Sampling Tools Explained

Cut straight to the heart of how to set up and sample in Elektron's powerful Octatrack MkII. Thavius Beck shows you how in this short video.

How To Use (Almost) Any MIDI controller With NI Traktor

By creating custom MIDI maps or using a pre-mapped MIDI controller you can get great hands-on control of your DJ performances from hardware. Sara Simms shows you how to set it up.

The Advantages Of A Pro Recording Studio Over Your Home Studio

Home studios are great but there are many things a pro studio offers that are simply impossible to do in a smaller space. Rich Tozzoli shares his reasons for going pro...

10 Ways to Stay Healthy While On The Road as a Traveling Musician

Lack of sleep, bad food and no exercise are all factors that can pile up and leave you feeling bad while on the road. Here are 10 ways you can beat the blues and perform at your best.

The Future of Electronic Music Performance

The technology and methods used to perform electronic music live have changed immeasurably over the last couple of decades. But as Sara Simms explains, there's much more still to come.

3 Ways To Get Live Looping Without Pedals Like Elise Trouw

Elise Trouw is an internet sensation. Not just for being a wonderfully talented multi-musician and performer, but for using live looping without a pedal or button in sight. Here's how she does it.

Music Studio Ergonomics: Are You Sitting Comfortably? Good Keyboard Posture Explained

In this short video from his course covering all aspects of keyboard skills for producers, Matt Vanacoro shows you how to avoid the physical stresses of long term keyboard playing.

Staying On Track: 5 Time Management Practices For Music Producers

Time management can be something we overlook or even actively get wrong when working on music. Here, G.W Childs shares five of his top tips for making better use of your time and energy.

Vocal Recording Tips: How To Get Singers Warmed Up & Ready To Perform

A careful blend of encouragement and tough love can be required if your vocalist turns up poorly prepared. Here are some tips to get them up to speed and get the best take possible.

Best New Music Gear From NAMM 2018

It was tough, but we eventually picked our 10 favorite pieces of gear featured at, or during, NAMM 2018. Most of these debuted at the largest music show on the planet and there's a few surprises too!