10 Ways To Make Money Writing Instrumental Background Music

How to make money writing instrumental background music for a living.

Best Free Beat Making Software and Online Apps for Music Producers (Mac and PC)

List of the best free online beat making software and apps for Mac and PC.

Studio Legend Hal Blaine Interview (The Beach Boys, Ronettes, John Denver, Roy Orbison)

An interview with legendary studio drummer Hal Blaine of Wrecking Crew fame (The Beach Boys, Dean Martin, Jan and Dean, Simon and Garfunkel).

The Best Free Online Music Maker Software and Apps

The ultimate list of free software for making and producing music online. Featuring the best online music makers, DAWs, sequencers, and apps.

Who Writes Taylor Swift Songs?

Taylor Swift is a talented singer, recording artist, and performer -- but is she really a songwriter? The answer may surprise you.

What is Royalty Free Music and What Does It Mean? A Simple Definition

What is royalty free music and what does it mean? A Simple definition for composers, songwriters, and musicians interested in submitting music to royalty free music libraries.

The Avett Brothers' Vocal Microphone and Recording Chain: Studio Gear and Equipment

The Avett Brothers' Vocal Microphone and Recording Chain: Studio Gear and Equipment. A look at the mics, preamp, and compressor used by the Avett Brothers.

The Beach Boys' Vocal Microphone and Preamp

How to record like The Beach Boys! The Beach Boys vocal microphone and preamp.

Charlie Puth's Plugins, Keyboards, Synths and Sample Libraries Used On "Attention"

Charlie Puth’s plugins, keyboards, synths, software, and sample libraries used on “Attention” and his bass and drum sound. A list of recording hardware and software used in the recording studio to record and produce his hits.

5 Books By Songwriters From The Fifties

5 books by songwriters from the 50s! Great reading list for music fans, musicians, producers, and artists.

6 Books By Songwriters From The Sixties

6 books by songwriters from the sixties. From Brian Wilson to Paul Simon.

7 Books By Songwriters From the Seventies

7 books by songwriters from the seventies. From Art Garfunkel to John Denver.

7 Blues Guitarists Who Influenced Eric Clapton

7 Blues Guitarists Who Influenced Eric Clapton. From Chuck Berry to B.B. King and Muddy Waters.

Charlie Puth's Vocal Microphone And Recording Chain

Charlie Puth’s vocal microphone and recording chain - A list of studio gear and equipment - the audio interfaces, compressor, and preamp used by Charlie Puth in the recording studio to record his hits.

Every Songwriter Should Learn These Three Words

The Songwriter’s Mantra: Three words every songwriter should know and memorize. A basic lesson on how to be a successful songwriter and recording artist.

The 5 Best Microphones For Recording Vocals: Under $500

The 5 best microphones for recording vocals: under $500. The best list for professional home studio vocal recording and production.

An Interview With Studio Legend Carol Kaye (The Beach Boys, Phil Spector, Simon and Garfunkel)

Legendary bassist Carol Kaye gives an interview on music career advice and talks about her bass playing and studio recording techniques with The Wrecking Crew and legends like The Beach Boys, Quincy Jones, and Simon and Garfunkel.

ASCAP vs. BMI. Which Music Royalty PRO Is The Best?

Which Music Royalty Performance Rights Organization (P.R.O.) Is The Best? ASCAP vs. BMI

5 Cheap Audio Plugins For Mixing And Producing Retro Music

5 cheap audio plugins for making, mixing, and producing retro music.