Piano piece from Jacob LaVallee pulls huge streams from Spotify playlists

Spotify playlists are helping new and established artists worldwide amass massive numbers of streams online. The Mist That Surrounds by pianist and composer Jacob LaVallee is a classical instrumental piece from his album A Place…

All of the creative ways to share your Spotify tracks

Being the largest music streaming platform in the world has its perks when it comes to cross-platform sharing. Spotify makes it super easy to share your music and the music you love with friends and…

Peter Hollens’ “Epic Hand Washing Parody” helps raise money for coronavirus relief fund (video)

Featuring parodies from the likes of Billie Eilish, Luis Fonsi, Taylor Swift, Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars, The Epic Hand Washing Parody is a fun video to help you stay entertained while washing your hands for…

How to finish music and know when it’s done (video)

There’s only one thing that’s harder than starting the creation of a new track – finishing the creation of a new track and calling it ‘Done’. If you find yourself staring into the abyss, deciding…

From Nirvana to Sesame Street: Here’s Dave Grohl now (video)

Once a drummer for the biggest grunge band the world has seen, now Dave Grohl is doing sing-a-longs with Elmo and Big Bird and it’s just as uncool as you imagined. Forever rock’s coolest sad…

Can you make a good song by paying different musicians on Fiverr? This guy found out

If you don’t know about Fiverr, it’s a site where people can come together from all over the world and pay a fiver (or a bit more) for someone to take requests. It could be…

Get the feels from this powerful live session

This week’s live session brings Sam Brockington’s soulful voice to the Parlour studio. Accompanied by his talented band they play This Time, an emotional track that could pierce the thick skin of a rhino. This…

Music Copyrights: What different music licenses mean

Music licenses can be a complex matter and there are a lot of different types available that are worth understanding to ensure your music is protected correctly and that all artists earn their royalties fairly….

Toto’s Africa to play on an endless loop in the desert forever

Toto’s beloved track Africa, even more beloved in recent years thanks to being heavily memed, is getting paid tribute to with a non-stop loop ‘for all eternity’ in the Namib desert.  Namibian-German artist Max Siedentopf…

Toto’s Africa gets a very potato-ey mash up

Thanks to the internet you’ve probably heard Africa by Toto in a hundred different forms but I bet you’ve never heard it played by a sweet potato and a squash. Here’s the po-toto (sorry) version of…