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The Top 5 Flypaper Articles From October 2021

If you’re new here, Flypaper is Soundfly’s daily blog for music learning, motivation, and inspiration, with articles, interviews, and lessons on all kinds of topics from music production to mixing, composing, songwriting, music business and history, and everything in between.

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Either way, it’s hard to keep up with everything being published on the internet from day-to-day, so here’s a quick feature of the Top 5 most read new blog posts this past month right here on Flypaper. As always on our website, you should encounter a little bit of just about everything. Enjoy!

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5. How and Why to Create a “Radio Edit” Version of Your Single

By Eric Veach

Shortening, cleaning up, trimming off the intro and outro of your song; your new single might need some adjusting for top radio play. Read the article here.

4. Considering the Impact of NFTs on the Music Industry

By Joseph Capalbo

A beginner’s guide to what NFTs are and how they can be used by musicians to create deep fan connections and new, lucrative revenue streams. Read the article here.

3. 5 Pieces of Advice for Writing Music Grant Applications

By Sayana

Here are our top 5 pieces of advice for musicians seeking grant funding, and how to apply with confidence in your proposal. Read the article here.

2. The Hidden Grammar of Music

By Dale McGowan

What a music theory book at age 13 taught me about how to look at chords, chord progressions and the emotions they’re capable of manifesting. Read the article here.

1. 8 Musicians Redefining the Sound of Jazz in 2021

By Charles Burchell

Here’s our rundown of eight of the most exciting new artistic voices in American jazz music in 2021. Enjoy! Read the article here.

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Jeremy Young

Jeremy is a Montreal-based musician, sound artist and improviser who loves giving advice to emerging artists on how to make their tours more effective. He writes, records and performs electroacoustic "concrète" music for tape, oscillators and amplified objects and surfaces, as well as solo guitar. He has performed and released material throughout Europe and the UK, Asia, the US and Canada, mostly with his trio Sontag Shogun.