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Douglas Coupland recommended nihilistic books at The A.V. Club. Stereogum reconsidered the Offspring's Smash album on its 20th anniversary. The New Republic profiled author Karl Ove Knausgaard. DIY profiled electronic musician SOHN. Fresh Air interviewed Barbara Ehrenreich about her new...
Nerdcore might be dead to MC Lars but Adam WarRock still wears the niche label proudly and quite well judging from his recent work. Andrea Leonelli interviewed him in Austin during SXSW and WarRock spends about three quarters of the 17-minute interview discussing his DIY approach to nerdcore which has a lot of relevance to DIY music across genres. Show More Summary
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Like many of the artists who've leveraged the web to build a DIY career, Kellee Maize has created her own lane in the industry. And, like others, she and her team are putting things together in a way that may or may not fit now established assumptions about building independently. Show More Summary
It’s no surprise after listening to the debut album by Los Angeles singer and songwriter Tony Michael Ellis, that Ellis lists The Beach Boys as his top musical influence, followed by The Beatles, and various Motown legends. The single, “It Soothes My Soul,” combines upbeat melodies, acoustic guitar and piano, along with soaring harmonies, that [...]Show More Summary
It's not so simple to become an electronic musician. The equipment is expensive. There's not a good how-to book. It's sometimes a little unclear what exactly electronic music is. That's why the Contact musical interface is so intriguing. Read more...
Soundslice, a web app that makes learning guitar easier by syncing tablature with YouTube videos, has launched a new DIY sheet music creator that could change the way musicians collaborate. The new version syncs chord charts, tabs and sheet music, allowing for ultimate clarity and usability. Show More Summary
The Fashion District in downtown L.A. is the epicenter of cool. It’s where L.A.’s cultural heartbeat meets the city’s enterprising future. Artists, musicians, skaters, and designers regularly flock to the Fashion District to borrow from the cultural currency that bleeds across 100 diverse blocks. So when Converse came to town, the word was out to every neighborhood […]
News of the outrageously expensive acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook has alerted the world to the fact that messenging is big business. One of the more unique revenue streams in messenging involves stickers, small graphic images that...Show More Summary
Indie Musicians On The Rewards Vs. The Challenges Of Building Independently DIY Voice Acting For Musicians Imagine Dragons & The Beatles Show You You're Not Ready To Tour A Musician's Guide To Editing MP3 Music Metadata Suzanne VegaShow More Summary
By Carrington MacDuffie (@carringtonmacd), an Americana singer/songwriter who also has an extensive career in voice over. Her new album is "Only An Angel". I came to voice acting through being a singer/songwriter. I was dealing withShow More Summary
Pandora is upping the ante in streaming radio's quest to win the hearts and minds of artists, opening up its platform to virtually any DIY musician with music online. Previously the streaming music service only accepted submissions from artists with a hard-copy CD available on Amazon. Show More Summary
Pandora has finally opened its doors to musicians (and comics) who aren't on a label and don't have a physical CD with UPC on Amazon. This is great news for both DIY and digital-only musicians whose presence in the industry has grown stronger with the rise of EDM. Show More Summary
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IOU Music is a new service for artists that launched this week in beta. They're building a platform to support DIY music monetization and marketing. For example musicians can use their accounts to sell music, crowdfund, accept donations and create subscription services with more features on the way. Show More Summary
Musician Thor Harris provides the ultimate NSFW guide to DIY lifehacking.
Therese Workman and Tyler Wood, Brooklyn-based musicians and members of the band Oh My Goodness, talk about growing up in Maine, what it's like to be DIY in the music industry today, and hanging out in the Casio synth section at Service Merchandise.
By Sandy Asirvatham, musician, writer and co-creator of Mobtown Moon, Baltimore’s "wildly eclectic yet consistently compelling" reinterpretation of Pink Floyd’s DARK SIDE OF THE MOON. As DIY musicians we try to think of ourselves as businesspeople as well as creatives. Show More Summary