Tag: billboard

  • On July 9, 1955, Rock ‘n’ Roll Went #1 for the First Time Ever

    On July 9, 1955, Rock ‘n’ Roll Went #1 for the First Time Ever

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. For someone my age, who grew up in the latter half of the 20th century — listening to the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Nirvana, Led […]

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  • 5 Royalty Streams Every Indie Artist Should Know

    5 Royalty Streams Every Indie Artist Should Know

    With the rise of music distributors and digital music aggregators, it has never been easier for an indie artist to release and monetize their music across the global digital music ecosystem. The Digital Music Era has significantly lowered the barriers to entry to the top outlets for music search and discovery; and startup entrepreneurs continue to develop […]

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  • Defining & Deconstructing the Characteristics of a Billboard #1 Hit Song

    Defining & Deconstructing the Characteristics of a Billboard #1 Hit Song

    What is it that makes a Billboard #1 song? Why do some songs make it to the top while others flop? The answer seems to be a difficult cocktail made up of formulaic songwriting mixed with a few unique ingredients that set a song apart; when blended correctly, it’s capable of hooking millions of listeners. Let’s […]

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  • Pop Music Theory Analysis: Why Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” Is Surprisingly Hip

    Pop Music Theory Analysis: Why Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” Is Surprisingly Hip

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. Top 40 charts typically aren’t where I go to find new music. When I was a younger musician, I’ll admit I saw that as a sort of […]

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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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