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Confessions of a Music Supervisor

Ever wondered what music supervisors are really thinking? We can help. We've invited an established music supervisor to give you that insight with the condition that they remain anonymous. Read this blog post for the inside scoop. Hi. I’m a music supervisor. My confession? I’m an “anti-music” music supervisor. I don’t want the best song for my film and I don’t even...
 
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SoundPress.net Presents Sights and Sounds of Note for January 2016

This month, it's all about new beginnings. Team SoundPress.net officially starts our first full calendar year living and working in Nashville, Tennessee. With that being the case there's no better way to begin than with one of Music City's most legendary and iconic performers. 1971 was a good year for Johnny Cash. He was hosting a popular...
 
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5 Ways To Finish the Song You’ve Been Working on Forever

Sometimes songs come easy. You sit down and the whole thing pours out of you almost as if you're simply transcribing it as it's handed down to you from the heavens. Those are great but I've learned you can't always count on it working that way. The other side of the coin is when songwriting more closely resembles the extraction of a particularly reluctant wisdom tooth...
 
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The Pros & Cons of Signing A Publishing Deal

For most songwriters in the early stages of their careers, the idea of being hired as a staff songwriter for a publishing company is close to the Holy Grail. It represents that most coveted prize of industry recognition and validation of your talent along with a gateway to cuts, movie placements and any one of a number of other exciting possibilities. However, keep in mind ...
 
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Seven Milestones in a Successful Songwriting Career

One of the things I’ve noticed in my twenty-five years of writing songs is that it’s way too easy to ignore significant milestones in your songwriting career because you're so focused on the brass ring of having a hit. I think it’s time we take a closer look at what success really means over the course of a career as a songwriter. Honestly, I don’t think there’s anything quite like the...
 
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A Definitive Guide to Touring from Alex Cameron and Roy Molloy

Good morning everybody. My name’s Alex Cameron, and I’m a professional. What kind of professional? The best kind: I’m a bonafide, no shit taking, microphone wielding, three quarter erection having cold-blooded crowd killer. And with the help of my good friend and business partner Mr Roy Molloy, I’ve charmed audiences the world over; from beautiful places like...
 
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Bruce Springsteen in Concert

Few artists can successfully tour behind nearly 40 year-old material But when it’s in support of arguably the best double album of all time, it’s not an issue. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's “The River” tour kicked off at an overstuffed Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh Saturday night to a sold out crowd of around 22,000. The show features the full album peppered...
 
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Our Call on the 5 Australian Acts We Think Will Explode in 2016

We pride ourselves on having a pretty firm grasp on up and coming bands in Australia. If a band did something cool in 2015, we wrote about it. The past 12 months saw a lot of great things happen in Aussie music with more artists than you could poke a stick at releasing a deluge of top notch material. There were a few that stuck out as being on the brink of some pretty ...
 
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Otis Clay Obituary

Another great man has done a full go-round. With the passing of Chicago soul-blues singer, Otis Clay on January 8th, aged 73, music lost one of its true greats, a guy who lived for the music he loved and was on the road till the day he died. Born in backwoods Mississippi, Clay kicked-off his career, like many before him, with gospel at its core before...
 
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Nashville Duo Speaks Out After Being Dropped From Country Star’s Tour

This spring, Nashville duo Jill and Kate were on tour as back-up singers for a male country artist when a friend snapped a goofy picture of Kate and texted it to a group. It was all in good fun until one tour crew member (who was unaware Kate was on the text chain) sent back a message calling her a “#huge” singer.
 
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Having Trouble Making Sense of This Crazy World? You Might Just Find the Answer with LUH

As far as intriguing, mysterious and downright interesting bands go, the duo that is Ebony Hoorn and Ellery James Roberts definitely take the cake. Hailing from Amsterdam, the pair have been making music under the moniker LUH. since 2012, and embrace all that is beautiful, ugly and disconcerting. When writing about the band, they said “Embracing LUH. challenges you to stop...
 
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Why a Good Instagram Account is Better than a Good Song

We’ve come a long way when it comes to marketing music. While the nostalgic aesthetic of the tattered gig poster on a city wall will always hold a special place in our hearts, the key place to advertise your music is on Instagram. They say don’t judge a book by it’s cover, but when it comes to the music biz how people perceive you visually matters a lot. From David...
 
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Rick Springfield Goes Acoustic in Riverside, CA

Many musicians who found widespread fame in the Eighties are content to rest on their laurels. Not Rick Springfield. He performs constantly (full band gigs at The Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville are scheduled for Feb. 12-13) and puts out new studio albums every few years (the latest, “Rocket Science,” is due in February). The Aussie pop/rocker has penned an autobiography...
 
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Sampa The Great’s 6 Dream Collaborations

We’ve been blessed to have some mesmerising hip-hop drop during this year. L-Fresh the Lion, Baro, Remi and Ivan Ooze have all pumped out some great work, giving us some respite from the regular drawl of mainstream ‘Aussie hip-hop’. There’s another name that can’t be left off that list, and it belongs to the wickedly talented Sampa The Great. A fierce poet in her own...
 
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Five Qualities to Look For in a Co-Writer

Given how mysterious some parts of the songwriting process are to even the most experienced songwriters, it’s understandable that there’s no clear formula for what makes great co-writing chemistry. In my experience, it has very little to do with the amount of time you’ve known someone or even how much you respect or admire their songwriting ability. And while some ...
 
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