One simple trick to understand Chord Music Theory

Playing music and understanding the science behind what you play are 2 different ball parks. Whilst theory isn’t essential to play, even the basics will expand your playing by miles. Music theory is a big…

Tidal have introduced credits for the behind the scenes crew in music

So many people are involved in making music and so few people know who is behind the magic – but don’t worry, Tidal are on the case. Producers, session musicians, guest vocalists, and more. The…

How to get over lyrical writer’s block

We’ve all been there before: You’re feeling inspired, you sit down ready to write a new song and when you pick up the pen… nothing comes. Writer’s block isn’t just for authors, it happens to…

Spotify want songwriters to be paid more but they’re appealing against royalty increases

Spotify have appealed against the Copyright Royalty Boards new rates but they say they support the increased streaming rates. The US Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) have defined the new royalty rate that services will legally…

How to write a hit – 10 top songwriting tips from famous musicians

Even if you’ve written one hundred songs before, sitting down to write a song can be one of the hardest things to do as a musician. Whether it be finding inspiration, finding the right key,…

Global music royalties show massive growth to €8.34 billion

Digital music has changed how we release and consume music and though many worried it was to a detriment the music industry is showing incredible growth, and streaming is powering it. The 2018 Global Collections…

The Really Useful Chord Progression Poster is really useful

After many people found the Really Useful Piano Poster really useful the company is back on Kickstarter with a poster that songwriters will find… really useful. Earlier in the year we shared a Kickstarter campaign…

Spotify reveal the nominees for 2018’s Secret Genius Awards

After the success of last year’s inaugural Secret Genius Awards show, Spotify are back to celebrate the biggest inspirations and influences in music that are under-recognised – the Secret Geniuses. On November 16th Spotify return…

How to copyright your music

Copyright provides protection of ownership over your music and ensures if it’s stolen that you have the rights to defend your property. It’s important to understand copyright and how you can protect yours. Copyright gives…

Think your Metadata’s unimportant? Think again

In this digital age of music some things are crucial to making it as an artist and as Spotify say, Metadata is the gluten holding your bread together. If you’ve ever used us to get…