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How To Use Kompoz Part 1/2

These days, collaboration is easier than ever, especially if you’re willing to experiment online, artists from around the world can connect like never before, and self-recording technology is unbelievable. Que: Kompoz, a website that got its start in 2007 when Raf Fiol was looking for a way to more easily collaborate with his friends.

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Tools for Musicians: Top Five DAWS That Won't Break Your Wallet

If you’re just starting out in music recording or production, it can be a great idea to start with a free or cheap DAW. It’s also a great idea to get a feeling for where you might like to go as you progress so you can start learning on a DAW that is the same or is compatible in style with the more advanced DAW you’ll be moving onto, so you don’t have to relearn everything from scratch. Either way, if you’re ready to start working with a DAW, but aren’t ready to shell out the cash, here are 5 great cheap or free DAWs to start off with.

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Using Self Talk to Increase Performance Confidence (Part 2 of 2)

In Part 1 we covered why self-talk is important to work on and how you can get in touch with your own inner monologue and patterns of self-talk. Now we’ll address what to do to change these patterns to help build your own confidence with your music and performing.

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Using Self Talk to Increase Performance Confidence (Part 1 of 2)

A very common problem for musicians is confidence when performing. So many musicians struggle with this. Many legendary musicians have suffered from crippling performance anxiety, and many have let that toxicity destroy their lives and careers. There are lots of ways to combat performance anxiety, including meditation, hypnosis, confidence exercises like power-posing, and of course, being as prepared as possible. In this article I’ll talk about how you can pinpoint and leverage self-talk behaviors that will help keep your performance confidence up...

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5 Common Mistakes To Avoid In The Music Industry

If you’re just getting started in your professional career as a music artist, here are some ways to avoid making an utter fool of yourself...

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Patreon - You're Worth It.

If you’re not yet familiar, Patreon is an ongoing patronage platform where fans can support creators through monthly or per-creation contributions. It’s similar to Kickstarter, except that it’s the artist’s ongoing work that’s being funded, instead of a one-off project. Patreon is revolutionizing the relationship of support between creators and their fans...

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The Power Behind Live Streaming (Stepping Up your Online Presence—Live)

In this day and age, we have a very powerful weapon thanks to Facebook, Youtube, Twitch and Instagram—live streaming! Not only does it allow you the possibility of interacting live with your fans but also to seek out new ones by directly asking for shares and follows...

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How Boundaries Can Make You More Productive Part 2/2

When balancing all the things we do as artists, boundary setting is an invaluable key to staying productive and focused. Here’s round two of tips to keep your head in the game when you’re surrounded by distraction:

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