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Should you use Spotify playlist promotion to promote your next single? Or maybe Facebook ads? I've done both, and i'll share my results with you. One provides high volumes of cheap streams, but no access to fans and horrible song engagement. The other provides more expensive up-front cost, but much higher follow rates and song saves, and you'll get on more playlists, and you'll gain social media followers. Spotify playlists are touted as the holy grail of music marketing in 2020. As a result many artists rely on it solely to promote their music, and get mediocre results. In my...

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Are you trying to get an overhead camera shot for your YouTube channel or Instagram? It seems easy to do, but you can't do it with most equipment you might already have. In this post i'll show you my exact overhead camera rig. The beauty of this setup is that all of the equipment can be repurposed if you're not shooting overhead. C-Stands are very popular for holding lights or microphones, and Joby heads can be mounted onto a lot of different things.  Neewer C-Stand - $140 The main item thats supporting your camera overhead is something known as a C-Stand....

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I went to NAMM 2020, and it was my first time every attending NAMM. I wanted to share what its like and how you might be able to also go to NAMM. Here's my video on the matter:    How do you go to NAMM?  You have to be in the music industry in some way. If you make music gear, hardware or software, or if you own an online or physical music store you can go. If you are in media, either a music magazine, blog, or have your own YouTube channel you can go. If you're sponsored by...

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Spitfire Audio addresses cultural shift in orchestral music and film scoring with new decade-dawning ALBION NEO next-chapter   LONDON, UK: Spitfire Audio is proud to announce ALBION NEO — neatly turning the proverbial page to open a new decade- dawning next chapter in its bestselling ALBION... series sample libraries and virtual instruments as a modern cinematic collection centred around a chamber-sized orchestra with a super-intimate string section split by divisi across all articulations to offer anyone access to the incredible definition and expression of classic and progressive techniques creatively captured in the beautiful resonance of the hallowed (Lyndhurst) Hall at London’s legendary AIR Studios, successfully accompanied by an encyclopaedic...

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Impact Soundworks showed off a new Kontakt library of an 8 string electric guitar at NAMM 2020, inspired by modern progressive metal bands with technical playing. The library is called Shreddage 3 Hydra. I got a pretty awesome demo of the library, and I was very impressed at how realistic it could sound. The clean chords and leads were perfectly realistic, but the 'chugs' were also very realistic as well. Typically sample libraries of guitar fall apart when it comes to repetitive strokes on the same note, which is very common on guitar (especially in metal and djent where its...

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