There are two questions that I hear immediately as I write this post. The first is how can you do this legally? The second is why you would want to add independent musician music marketing to your website? In this post, I am going to answer these questions.

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To learn more about how you can license Independent Musician Music Marketing, simply click here and follow the instructions.

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What is Course Licensing?

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of this post, I just want to explain the concept of course licensing. …

I was worried when I first heard that Spotify deleted 750 thousand songs. My first reaction was to see if any of those tracks were mine. I had to check to see whether any of those were mind. My songs were not included. I am thankful for that.

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I discovered that it was because people were gaming the system. They were paying for playlist placement. There are better ways to build your Spotify image and in the video above, Damien Keyes explains what we should be doing. Therefore, you won’t make the same mistakes.

You can find our Spotify profile here. …


Unless you are fortunate enough to live life in the old normal world, you will know all about the pandemic and what it has meant for so many people in the last year. Currently, we are under lockdown here in the UK. Therefore, it would be great to know how to watch live music under lockdown. Furthermore, there are more restrictions due to the fact that Coronavirus poses an even more severe threat than most people consider.

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At the start of lockdown, I would never have guessed that it would be as severe as something like polio of the 20th century, or the cholera outbreaks of the Victorian era. However, almost 3,000 people are dying in the United Kingdom every day just now. That is more than double the average death rate and only includes coronavirus. It is estimated that one in 50 people have now got coronavirus in the UK. …

Although the full version of Helix by Audjoo is priced at $75, there is free version that you can download and play with. Therefore, it counts as one of our freebie Friday plugins.

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What is Helix by Audjoo?

Helix is a unique synthesizer-plugin with an exceptionally high sound quality. Audjoo boast that it is a higher quality sound than its competitors.

There are soaring leads, solid basses and glimmering pads. Helix is particularly good if you are making electronic music. …

I feel it is important to understand that lockdown does not take away the arts in any way, shape or form. While people live, there will always be arts. Therefore, we should understand these benefits of live streaming concerts from home. The arts have not changed and people have learned to adapt. We still play our music in the same way. The only thing that has changed is how we deliver our music to the audience. Furthermore, the lockdown has actually inspired many artists to get creative and stage gigs under lockdown. …

In the 12 days of Christmas gifts from Krannaken, we gave you access to 12 free plugins. These weren’t just any plugins. We gave you access to the very best plugins that we could find anywhere online. In this post, we also give you the full rundown of those Christmas gifts. Therefore, this post is especially good if you have missed any of the 12 emails we sent out or if you just want to quickly access any of the 12 Christmas gifts that we featured.

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Hannah’s Song by Alex Genadinik was written for his daughter, Hannah. Writing songs about our children is something that most musical parents like to do. However, Alex has obviously put a lot of thought and effort into writing a good song for his daughter.

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First Impressions Count

My first impression of Hannah’s Song was that it was for Father’s Day. However, Alex has also included it as Mother’s Day. The video states both Father’s Day and Mother’s Day in the video title. Alex is a highly experienced online marketing professional. …

On the twelfth day of Christmas, are giving to you a copy of Valhalla Super Massive. Yes, friends, this is the last one of this series. However, don’t get too upset. I am still going to give you some awesome freebies with the regular Freebie Friday posts. Therefore, do not despair.

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What is Valhalla Super Massive?

By the sound of the name, you might think it is a synth with thousands of presets. However, this is not a synth. Instead, we are looking at a delay and reverb plugin that creates massive reverb and delay sounds.

What Does It Sound Like?

The embed below is an example of what Valhalla Super Massive can create. As you can hear, it sounds pretty awesome. However, please remember that the actual synth is not what we are listening to. We are listening to the sounds of the acoustics and the delay (echo) sounds. …

On the eleventh day of Christmas, give to you a copy of TAL Reverb 4 from the guys at TAL. This is the penultimate day of this series. Therefore, tomorrow is the final day of Christmas :(

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What is TAL Reverb 4?

As the name suggests, this is a reverb plugin. However, it is more than that. It also allows you to shift pitches. TAL Reverb 4 is modular so you have the modulation to play with too.

What Does TAL Reverb 4 Sound Like?

There are some excellent sounds available on this reverb plugin. There aren’t a lot of presets available, but the presets it does have are very impressive. Please see the video below for some examples of the kinds of sounds that this plugin can create. …

On the tenth day of Christmas, are giving to you a free copy of SPAN by Voxengo. This is one of my favourite all-time plugins of any type of plugin. If this would cost me $100, I would still buy it. I highly recommend it. I also use it on every mix I create and I highly recommend that you use it too.

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What Exactly is SPAN by Voxengo?

In short, it is a spectral analyzer. By this, I mean that you are able to get a good idea of which frequencies are the loudest and most prominent on your mix. Therefore, you know where you need to increase or decrease the volume levels of your bass or treble. You will know whether you need to bring up the volume in the middle. However, as well as simply giving you the idea of the volume levels, SPAN will also let you hear which levels are the most prominent. This in itself allows you to cut down or bring up certain elements within the track. …


David Verney

Author of Complete Guide to Music Marketing, music blogger, music producer and multi-instrumentalist. Graduate from UWL, husband and father.

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