Monthly Archives: November 2018

  1. How to Make your Sessions More Productive

    There are many reasons why you may be limited for time, whether it’s your day job or your family it can become harder and harder to dedicate time to your music. With so little time to practice it’s important to get the most out of your session, to achieve maximum productivity here are a few things you can do.

    Establish just how much time you have a day to practice and keep it consistent. 20 minutes a day is better and nothing and certainly better than trying to squeeze everything into a 2 hour session. Having these small time frames will keep you motivated, energised and will stop you from burning out. Figure out a session time which is comfortable for you and one you will not struggle to stick with, remember it’s perfectly fine to miss a session or two just don’t make it a regular occurrence, if you find yourself missing multiple practices then you might want to think about decreasing your time frame.

    Along the same lines make sure you don’t rush anything, with a sh

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  2. How to Establish your Brand for Better Marketing

    If you’re new to the industry it’s probably time to start defining your brand and how you will use it to market yourself. If you are an established name you might be considering a rebrand, either way you can work on this yourself or alongside your publicist. Branding can define you as an artist, your styles, your values and how you want appeal to your audience; it’s what makes you different.

    Branding is essential when it comes to marketing, a well established brand will make marketing it a lot more effective. Alone or with your publicist it’s important to think about designs and language as well as imagery, all these elements combined will tell your audience a lot about your music so you will want to make sure it represents you and your music well.

    Making sure all these elements are consistent throughout your branding will make your marketing strategy a lot stronger. Your brand identity makes you recognizable; if every post, video or image you publish is in line with

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  3. How to Build the Best Team for Musical Success

    If you’ve established a name for yourself in the industry then you’re probably starting to consider building a bigger team of people to help you continue to grow and develop as an artist. From the beginning you’ve probably had to handle everything yourself, from admin to legal work. As an indie artist it can be hard to do it all whilst trying to work on your music so it’s great when you can finally bring others on board.

    If you’ve been juggling the work up to this point you might not know exactly who you need on your team, it’s important to create an inspiring team of people who will not only help but encourage you all whilst having your best interests at heart. You do not need to bring everyone onboard all at once; it’s a process of finding the right person who can be a part of the family. To help you get started here are a few members you should consider hiring in order to build the best team.

    A Manager is one of the most important parts of your team and is a role

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  4. A Singers Guide: Protecting your Voice

    For most the thought of losing our voice is more of an annoyance than a worry but for musicians it’s a vital part of the job and is something many are extremely cautious of. Singing can put a lot of strain on your vocal cords but what do you do when it’s such a huge part of your life. Unfortunately there are some things you can’t control but it’s important to take care of your voice if you hope to keep performing.

    Smoking and alcohol are huge factors in most people losing their voice; it weakens the vocal cords and leaves your voice sounding dry and hoarse. Unfortunately we see a lot of both within the music scene so it’s not easy to stay away from but if music is your profession and you wish to continue performing for the long run then cutting these out will save your vocal cords.

    You may not think whispering can damage your voice, I mean how could it? But by whispering you’re forcing air past your cords which can but stress on them. Obviously this isn’t some

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  5. How to Handle Constructive Criticism

    We’ve spoken a lot about negative feedback and those who are unnecessarily causing trouble for your career, but something we haven’t touched on as much is how to deal with constructive criticism. Although it’s easy to let emotions get the best of you there are many things you can learn from these criticisms, turn them into a positive and use them to grow as a musician.

    There are some critics who are out to simply have an opinion and do not care how it may affect the artist but most are simply trying to give guidance in the hope it will help. So here are a few things you can do to change your outlook on constructive criticism and use it to your advantage.

    Firstly you need to filter your feedback, which ones are simply trolls of the internet and which ones are worth your time. Comments and reviews are found all over the internet, not just from published critics but from fans on social media. It’s pretty easy to figure out who has taken the time to listen and review you

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  6. Film Music Through the Ages Pt2

    It was the 50’s and 60’s when we really saw a different side to movie music; the era of western films brought a whole new genre to the theatre. Films such as ‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, 1967) made westerns so popular and although the process of making music was still similar with orchestral instruments and scoring, guitars and Spanish trumpets were a new addition in order to create those western sounds.

    To magnify the battle scenes and the imagery within the movie the music was long and drawn out, the standoff scenes were so effective because of the broad, prolonged music typically used in westerns. It was also used to fill a lot of the empty space in scenes, you’ll notice when there is no dialogue (mostly when shooting deserts scenes or establishing shoots) the music will be placed to smooth over the silence.

    Musicals were always around even after the early days of music in film it just hadn’t been as popular due to the rise of other genres. Throughout the 60’s

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  7. Don't Miss our DAS Audio Event! Register Now for Free Entry

    We are excited to offer you free entry to our DAS Audio Event hosted by our team next month! Join us on Wednesday the 5th of December from 6pm where you can come along for a hands on demonstration with a range of fantastic DAS Audio products.

    Register through our website to ensure your place at the event; don’t miss out on a free interactive seminar “How to Get The Most out of Your Speakers” as well as a look into some of the best systems DAS Audio has to offer. You’ll be able to listen to a variety of different speakers, from PA to Line Array all of which will be available for you to purchase as well as a whole host of other amazing deals and discounts. 

    If you’re interested in attending our DAS Audio event please head over to for the registration form as well as a full list of perks and exclusive deals. You can also take a look at our

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  8. Film Music Through the Ages Pt1

    Music within film is getting much more recognition compared to the earlier days, it was often over looked but with the introduction of musicals and film soundtrack awards we have started appreciating the art and impact of music within movies.

    So how did it all start? How did music make its way into films and how have it changed?

    Even during the silent era of film between the 1890’s and 1920’s there was still music, it wasn’t necessarily in the film itself (that couldn’t be done in the early days) but it was still very much a part of the movies. Pianists or full orchestras would perform live whilst the film played, either improvising scenes of performing classical pieces. This soon became a huge part of film viewings so it quickly became a new profession to create and perform music especially made for the movies.

    Sound was finally introduced to film in 1927 with the first feature length film with synchronized dialogue and song sequences. Of course when music w

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  9. Get Hands on Experience with our HH Electronics Range!

    Being one of Europe’s leading manufacturer’s means HH Electronics has been recognized for their innovative designs and high quality products. With an advanced team of professionals HH Electronics creates some of the best speakers available through their own research and specialized production.  

    The 2018 range offers excellence in performance and quality with outstanding value and we are extremely excited to be able to offer a wide range of their products to our customers. Not only that but we offer a hands on experience with their speakers in our showroom. If you’re interested in purchasing any of the HH electronics items or simply testing out the sound and quality of the products make sure you come down to our showroom where our gurus can guide you through the process.

    We have a variety of different systems to try from our Tessen-X series to the Vector range, all at affordable prices. There is nothing quite like hearing them for yourself, we fully test these produc

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  10. Tips for Making your Gear Last Longer

    So you’ve saved up and you can finally afford to invest in your first piece of equipment or that brand new guitar on the market, but how do you ensure its quality will last. Taking care of your gear is the most important part of keeping your investment in the best condition and making it last long term.

    Before going over how to take care of your gear I wanted to talk about the importance of quality. If you’re serious about making music then do not cheap out on equipment, you’ll end up spending a lot more on repairs and replacements. Save that bit more to buy a quality piece, it will last you a lot longer and save you money in the long run. You don’t have to spend a fortune on your first guitar but spending a little more will not only get you through your beginner stage but the added features mean there is space to grow into it before upgrading.

    When it comes to looking after your equipment there’s a few do’s and don’ts that will make sure your gear lasts. First off i

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