Tag: feedback

  • 5 Tips for Giving Constructive Music Feedback

    5 Tips for Giving Constructive Music Feedback

    + Pursue your dreams faster with a Soundfly Mentor! Share your musical goals with us and we’ll pair you up with a professional musician, engineer, educator, or music industry veteran who will help you achieve them in a customized four-week session. As musicians, we all have been asked to give feedback on our fellow musicians’ works-in-progress, finished music production,…

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  • Should You Write Songs from Personal Experience or Your Imagination?

    Should You Write Songs from Personal Experience or Your Imagination?

    Much like the age-old songwriting soup-versus-salad debate, there’s a lot of disagreement between camps over whether a song should be deliberately written from your hard-fought experiences in life or from stories made up in your head. The Argument for Imagination Some feel as though it isn’t fair for you to write about something about which…

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  • 3 Ways to Help Create a Winning Mindset

    3 Ways to Help Create a Winning Mindset

    If you work in the arts, you work in one of the toughest professions in the world. I once heard someone describe it as “getting kicked in the nuts every day and having to say ‘thank you’.” Ouch. Artists are constantly putting themselves out there, baring their souls, and getting doors slammed in their faces…

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  • Opportunities: CD Baby’s DIY Musician Conference Organizer on Building an Independent Music Career

    Opportunities: CD Baby’s DIY Musician Conference Organizer on Building an Independent Music Career

    CDBaby’s Second Annual DIY Musician Conference is coming up this September 30th-October 2nd in Chicago. Being a DIY musician myself, I was intrigued by an event that aspires to bring together independent musicians, songwriters, producers, labels, managers, and talent buyers to come for a weekend of talks, tutorials, gigs, photo sessions, jam sessions, and networking opportunities. It seems super exciting and inspiring, so I sat down with CDBaby’s Kevin…

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  • 6 Top Places to Get Pro Feedback on Your Songs

    6 Top Places to Get Pro Feedback on Your Songs

    Feedback can be a valuable tool in a songwriter’s toolbox. Especially for new writers, gathering advice from professional songwriters can give your song a big leg up. Most importantly, getting feedback on your songs is instrumental (pun intended) in helping you grow as a songwriter. A pro will be able to point out ways to make your…

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  • Your Mom Already Loves Your Music. So… Now What?

    Your Mom Already Loves Your Music. So… Now What?

    By Dave Marcello Let’s face it; you’re pretty biased when it comes to evaluating your own music. You may think it’s the most soul-filled, genre-busting art the world has ever heard, or you might view it as a trash-filled trash bag that belongs out in the trash with the rest of the trash. Either way,…

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  • 4 Tips for Constructive Criticism in Songwriting

    4 Tips for Constructive Criticism in Songwriting

    As a former writing major, I know all too well the faults of bad criticism. It makes the writer feel bad, it makes the commenter look inconsiderate, and it doesn’t help the writing improve. In songwriting, something you’ve poured your heart and soul into, it’s especially uncomfortable to receive harsh criticism. The wrong things get attacked, and the…

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