Instrumental hip-hop is now omnipresent in film, TV, and dorm room study halls. Here are 10 essential tracks that helped the genre evolve.
Today we break down Olivia Rodrigo’s smash hit “Drivers License” to show how she uses much more than lyrics to tell her heartbreak story.
Episode 17 of Soundfly’s podcast “Themes and Variation” is live now. Join Carter, JSWISS and Charles Burchell to discuss the great J Dilla.
We’re excited to announce Soundfly’s new course with Grammy Award winner, Kimbra, on vocal creativity, arranging, and production. Learn more.
Thoughts on Lorde’s new single, a familiar ’50s rock groove, and the hyper-litigious state of the music industry’s copyright law.
Check in with goals as often as you can, but don’t forget to check in with your dreams too; or else you may lose the fuel for your fire.
Here’s a well-known trick for fattening up your drums, courtesy of legendary engineer and author Bobby Owsinski.
An editorial meditation on how concert and career musicians need to rethink their commitment to their practice, to be more like pro athletes.
In Soundfly’s new course, The Music of Boy Bands, we revisit all our favorite teenage hits and learn how they work musically as well!
What’s the world’s oldest song ever written? And where did it come from? Learn as much as the archeologists know here.
Improve your production, songwriting, composing, mixing, and pretty much anything you dream of doing, with a Soundfly Mentor by your side.
Mixing is about more than just the technical ability to prepare sound for mastering, it’s an opportunity to add soul and life to your music.
For Episode 21 of “Themes and Variation,” we’re chatting about the era of boy band music, our favorite hit songs, and our brand new course!
A personal OpEd on one of Sonny Rollins’ most classic melodies, and a reframed way to improvise within blues-infused modern jazz.