Category Music

Making The Video | Point of View

Business Series I was going through my Instagram feed, procrastinating, bored to death, thinking about what to write next. Then I came across this post from my friend Zim (Thomas Zimmermann) — Portuguese video director, producer & CEO at Point of View — and thought…

How To Promote Your Music Online

Working in a marketing agency, I am surrounded by creative people everyday. From designers to copywriters to video producers. Today I was having lunch with some brilliant designer colleagues when the discussion started. The topic — how hard it is…

Blockchain, A Game Changer For The Music Industry?

Blockchain and cryptocurrencies are now two of the hottest topics of 2018. Considered by many the true game changer for the music industry, many have made this technology the ground for starting their own businesses or taking part in similar…

I Am A Dirty Computer

Artist Series | Janelle Monáe Strong. Female. Liberation. The best three words I could find to describe Dirty Computer, the new Janelle Monáe album. After 5 silent years music-wise, Janelle, our very own Django Jane came back to spread some black girl magic and we can…

Should Music Be Free?

Oldest argument in the world. Should music be free? Is it fair that people have to pay for music? Is it fair for artists if it’s free? How do they make a living? You’ve heard it all before. The rise…

How To Publish Music Online?

Make Your Art Accessible The dictionary defines accessibility as ‘the quality of being able to be reached or entered’, ‘easy to obtain or use’, ‘being easily understood or appreciated’. Even though this is a generic definition, it screams Internet —…

Why Are Musicians Always Depressed?

Everyone always says “Oh, you just have to think about something else. You’ll be fine!”. But they know nothing about depression. It’s does not necessarily happen because of a specific event. It can be, but not always. Sometimes it just…

5 Lessons From Beyoncé’s Lemonade

Artist Series | Beyoncé It’s been 2 years since Beyoncé released her controversial but tasteful album Lemonade. From singles like Formation that turned people’s attentions to black and female rights in the US, lyrics exposing her husband’s Jay-Z infidelity, to its launch as…

How To Make It As A Freelance Sound Engineer

Business Series | Sine Factory It’s a huge responsibility to talk about someone you’ve known and been friends with for years. But this is my challenge this week, and I hope this story about my friend Mic and his sound…

Practice Makes Perfect

Last Friday, while everyone was hitting the pub to drink two or ten pints in preparation for St. Patrick’s day, there I was stuck in traffic, trying to get to my usual guitar lesson. Some of my friends ask me…