March 1, 2020 music

Hein almost mentions this in passing, but it’s an interesting concept to keep in mind these days. Our new “teachers” may in fact be the unnamed, unseen, un-interacted-with software engineers and designers who created the DAWs (as well as the plugins inside them) that we use for almost all things musical in the 21st century. Those folks shaped how we learn about engineering and production, recording, and even composition, and learning to use their software inevitably means learning about those concepts from the lens of the software’s interface and application. Check out Soundfly’s array of free online courses like Touring on a Shoestring, Building a Better…

December 14, 2019 music

These different ways to get your song out there can be that little extra push you need to help generate more revenue. Think of your song like a business by doing research on other revenue avenues to help you get compensated for your work, but always remember to remain the owner of your copyright. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your podcasting setup or just getting started on your first transmission, here are 8 mics that’ll help you sound great! (more…)

November 30, 2019 music

Crowdfunding’s magic lies in the fact that it takes both artists and fans to make a project happen. It’s not the typical, one-sided creative conversation that the music industry has been having for nearly 100 years. And although skimming through live campaigns on a regular basis is difficult if you’re looking after the health of your wallet, there’s really no better way to get a glimpse of the myriad ways music can connect people. Having to work in such a competitive industry, it is common for musicians to feel unsure of themselves at times. Being so heavily reliant on an audience,…

November 27, 2019 music

And yes, it’s a masterwork. This isn’t just Japanese new-age hindsight fetishism at play here. Takada’s brilliant suite for marimbas and synthesizer brings Asian timbres and African polyrhythms in perfect contact with the minimalist language of composers like Steve Reich, Terry Riley, and Brian Eno. The fact that this record never made it out of Japan was a cultural crime that needed to be rectified. All of our mentored online courses come with six weeks of 1-on-1 professional coaching and feedback on your work. It’s like having a personal trainer, but for music! Share your goals with us and we’ll find a course for…

November 23, 2019 music

+ Learn a new musical skill in 10 minutes. Explore Soundfly’s wide array of free online courses and gain a musical edge during your lunch break. Or sign up for the Soundfly Weekly newsletter and learn something new every Tuesday! Capital gains, meanwhile, is the profit made from the sale of a property or investment. It typically applies to things like selling real estate or stocks, and is taxed at a lower rate of 20%, so long as the seller owned the asset for more than a year (long-term capital gains). (more…)