Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • How to legally release a cover song and earn royalties

    How to legally release a cover song and earn royalties

    What is a Cover Song? Covers are different from medleys, remixes and derivatives of songs. Also, covering a song is different from sampling. If you do not make any changes to the original song’s melody, character, or lyrics, a song is considered a cover. Any material that significantly alters the original song will be considered…

  • Music metadata explained: What artists need to know.

    Music metadata explained: What artists need to know.

    What is music metadata, and why is it important? You may have heard it before. We’ll explain what it is and why it’s important for music distribution. Metadata makes your music searchable. It contains all the information you need about a piece of music. Metadata is information embedded in audio files that can be used to…

  • Organizational benefits of wearing uniforms in an organization

    Organizational benefits of wearing uniforms in an organization

    When we think of uniforms, the first images that come to mind are those of police officers, firefighters, and factory workers. Companies also have uniforms for employees at work, including in offices. There are many options for uniforms, including a one-piece protective suit or a buttoned shirt with the company logo on it. Because of…

  • Overseas Options: 5 Tips For Aussies Considering Retiring Abroad

    Overseas Options: 5 Tips For Aussies Considering Retiring Abroad

    Are you considering retiring abroad? While spending some or all of your twilight years overseas can undoubtedly be an exciting prospect, there are some things you’ll need to think about and organize before making the move. Today, we’re exploring some of these factors to help you make a more informed choice: Organize Your Super First…

  • Reliable musical equipment is essential.

    Reliable musical equipment is essential.

    Confessed analogue keyboard snob, I am. They are tiny felt replicas that I make. The analogue is both sound and aesthetically pleasing. Talking about analogue has gotten me in trouble several times. I’ve toured the globe with instruments made in the 1980s, but they hadn’t been maintained since their construction. I’ve paid the price many…

  • How to set up your brand as a business

    How to set up your brand as a business

    While many people are passionate about the music industry, many others see it as a way to make a living. However, not everyone is a business graduate. If you’re anything like me, the thought of doing something so mundane as taxes every year is enough to make your blood boil. If you are a musician…

  • How to start your music movement

    How to start your music movement

    It’s so much more enjoyable when we all achieve the same goal. It’s easy to feel that the odds are against you when you’re trying to build a career as a musician. From speaking with 40+ industry professionals, I learned that we are all more connected than we realize. Working together is the best way…

  • The Best Step Music Marketing Planning Cycle

    The Best Step Music Marketing Planning Cycle

    I’m sure that I’m not alone in having rushed to release an EP. I recorded, released, and created a brand name in one weekend. It’s my favourite release, but it wasn’t as powerful as it should have been. It failed for many reasons, and I can tell you how to market and release it professionally.…

  • Promoting music on YouTube

    Promoting music on YouTube

    Why is video so important in promoting your music? You can earn money every time someone views your music video. Optimize your profile First impressions count. Big-time. Make sure you are ready to go when you launch your YouTube channel. This is our checklist that covers the essentials. Has your channel got: – A well-designed…

  • Are YOU A COOL POINTS WORKER??

    Are YOU A COOL POINTS WORKER??

    One of my friends once said, “Working for cool points” means, “I’m not working to earn cool points anymore.” It stuck with me. She was trying to make a living in the creative industry by flipping the bird. It was an amazing, gut-churning revelation! Creativity is a place where we are filled with optimism and…

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