Tag: Björk

  • What Makes a Vocal Performance Iconic and Memorable?

    What Makes a Vocal Performance Iconic and Memorable?

    That’s the question we’re asking, answering, and passing along with pop singer SIRMA in Ep. 7 of Soundfly’s podcast, “Themes and Variation.”

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  • Iceland’s Pop New Wave: 10 Artists Poised to Burst the Arctic Bubble This Year

    Iceland’s Pop New Wave: 10 Artists Poised to Burst the Arctic Bubble This Year

    Here are ten new artists breaking the scene wide open in Iceland right now who we’re sure will be landing on North American shores soon!

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  • What We Can Learn from Iceland’s Tight-Knit Music Community

    What We Can Learn from Iceland’s Tight-Knit Music Community

    We dropped by famed Reykjavik recording hub Greenhouse Studios to talk about what makes Iceland’s music community so strong.

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  • Quick Tracks Nº 4: Write a Groove Using the Lydian Mode

    Quick Tracks Nº 4: Write a Groove Using the Lydian Mode

    Welcome back to the dance floor, Quick Trackers! Once a month, we hook you up with a short production or songwriting challenge, aimed at helping to up your musicianship. To respond to the challenge, just email us, leave a comment, or post to social media with the hashtag #quicktracks and tag us @learntosoundfly. …And we’re back! This week, we challenge you […]

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  • How Artists Are Using Pioneering Mobile Apps to Change the Music Game

    How Artists Are Using Pioneering Mobile Apps to Change the Music Game

    In the last few years, many artists have taken their fans on a digital journey towards more immersive experiences by releasing content viewable, listenable, and navigable only in app form. Marketers will say that since 52% of all digital music listening now happens on mobile and tablet, artists should stick to digital forms of disbursement. […]

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  • 5 Innovative Things You Can Only Do with Vinyl

    5 Innovative Things You Can Only Do with Vinyl

    At the same time as computer technology has exploded, we’ve watched the precipitous decline in music as a physical medium. It’s an obvious and understandable trend from both the consumer and manufacturer perspective. Listeners consume music almost exclusively as streamable files on our computers, tablets, and portable devices, so why should we be spending our money on obsolete […]

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  • How Wu-Tang, Björk and Jay Z Turn Albums into Fine Art

    How Wu-Tang, Björk and Jay Z Turn Albums into Fine Art

    There is only one single copy of the Wu-Tang Clan’s newest album, The Wu – Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, that has seen the light of day. The Wu-Tang Clan will auction this handcrafted album off after an international museum listening tour, and bids are already coming in exceeding $5 million. This single copy is encased in a […]

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  • Off Notes: Pop Stars and Throw Backs

    Off Notes: Pop Stars and Throw Backs

    Happy Friday! Welcome to another Off Notes weekly round-up of the best the musical internet has to offer. This week is a real pop-music sandwich–we spent Monday morning huddled around the coffee machine dissecting the Superbowl halftime show and this afternoon have been considering how we feel about the Grammys (largely meh, though we like that they’ve become […]

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RJD2: From Samples to Songs