Category: Off Notes

  • Off Notes: RIP Columbia House, Prince goes Tidal, and More!

    Off Notes: RIP Columbia House, Prince goes Tidal, and More!

    So many important things happened out in the world of music this week, and we weren’t about to let a single one slip by unnoticed. From opera in living rooms, to the demise of mail-order music, to a fond harkening back to that time when Dave Matthews Band spilled poop on everybody, we’ve got all of the […]

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  • Off Notes: What Happened in Music This Week

    Welcome to our weekly recap of the best of the musical internet. Summer is an awesome time for music. While the rest of the entertainment industry takes sun-drenched breaks, the northern hemisphere (sorry, chilly Chile) is abuzz with all kinds of outdoor shows and festivals. This week we saw more of Lenny Kravitz than we expected, a lovely show of […]

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  • Off Notes: Artists Loving Artists

    Off Notes: Artists Loving Artists

    Hopefully by now you know we’re celebrating #SongwritingWeek here at Soundfly, and we’ve seen loads of brilliant original submissions from friends, followers, and fellow artists showcasing their voices and sounds in an inspiring show of collective creativity. This got me thinking… most of us have so many incredibly talented friends writing and making music, and I love […]

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  • Off Notes: The Internet Is Full of Musical Marvels

    Off Notes: The Internet Is Full of Musical Marvels

    When you spend all day working online, learning about the amazing things people out in the world are doing with music, it can take a toll on your self-esteem. Rarely is this feeling more apparent than it was this week, watching the video below of two eight-year-olds attending a rave and interviewing the show’s nine-year-old DJ, and having […]

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  • Off Notes: How to Learn Everything Online

    Off Notes: How to Learn Everything Online

    In honor of the launch of our BRAND NEW COURSES this week, the theme for our weekly internet round up is… instructional videos! Have you ever wanted to learn how to build a DJ studio out of IKEA furniture? Or how to film a vinyl record in an electron microscope? Then you’ve come to the right place! Watch on […]

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  • Off Notes: Musical Facelifts

    Off Notes: Musical Facelifts

    Welcome back! It’s been a few weeks since our last internet round up, because — as you may have noticed — we’ve been hard at work giving both Soundfly and Flypaper quite the makeover! And the redesign has inspired our theme for the week: finding new in the old. Below we’ve got all kinds of innovations and […]

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  • Off Notes: 9 Ways to Find Your Sound

    Off Notes: 9 Ways to Find Your Sound

    Here at Soundfly, we’re all about helping people find their voice through music. So much so that our tag line is “Find Your Sound.” This week, we found evidence of people finding their sound all over the internet. From the silly, to the the serious, to the scandalous (Zac Efron personally* stole our slogan to promote his […]

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  • Off Notes: Willow Smith, a Nose Whistle, and More!

    Off Notes: Willow Smith, a Nose Whistle, and More!

    It’s with a heavy heart that we said goodbye this week to the King of Blues. The internet abounds today with touching tributes. Here at Soundfly HQ we’ve had “Thrill is Gone,” “Hummingbird,” and “Three O’Clock Blues” playing all day. But, the show must go on. And as usual, the internet never fails to provide thought-provoking commentary, bizarre videos, and […]

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  • Off Notes: 11 Music Happenings You Should Know About

    Off Notes: 11 Music Happenings You Should Know About

    Happy Friday! This week was full of musical announcements and discoveries from around the internet. Read on for our round up of the latest news on the music industry, crazy music videos, a spring reading list, and the smooth stylings of a young Bruce Willis! 1. Turmoil in Streaming Music Billboard: Sony pulled all their […]

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  • Off Notes: A Magical Combination

    Off Notes: A Magical Combination

    Happy Friday! Some of our all-time favorite musical combinations come from artists referencing their idols or putting songs and styles they love into their own musical voice. This week we found remixes and covers all over the web, resulting in genre-bending collaborations that have turned music we thought we knew into something else entirely. Check out Guns […]

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Ryan Lott: Designing Sample-Based Instruments