Tag: Marvin Gaye

  • Law and Order: 6 of the Most Famous Musical Court Cases and Who Won Them

    Law and Order: 6 of the Most Famous Musical Court Cases and Who Won Them

    + 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. Most music fans don’t associate their favorite bands with the judicial system, except maybe for Justice, but famous lawsuits and court cases over the past hundred years continue […]

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  • The Musical and Sociopolitical Evolution of Kanye’s Use of Soul Music Samples

    The Musical and Sociopolitical Evolution of Kanye’s Use of Soul Music Samples

    + Learn the nuances of producing beats, arranging tracks, and creative sampling, drawing on the rich history and influence of hip-hop in Soundfly’s acclaimed online course, The Art of Hip-Hop Production.  Between the old-school sound of his debut album, College Dropout, in 2004 and the ultra-synthesized feel of his most recent album, 2016’s The Life Of Pablo, there […]

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  • Rhythm Section Essentials Workshop: Adding Flavor to Your Groove with Percussion

    Rhythm Section Essentials Workshop: Adding Flavor to Your Groove with Percussion

    In most production and ensemble settings these days, auxiliary percussion is used primarily to add extra sparkle and syncopated spice to a track. Yet, adding this flare effectively is more difficult than it sounds. If mismanaged, percussion additions can easily cause problems with the flow of your track. Let’s break down some of the ways you can […]

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  • The Ultimate List of the Top 25 Times Metal Bands Covered Pop Songs

    The Ultimate List of the Top 25 Times Metal Bands Covered Pop Songs

    + 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. Everybody loves a great melody. Some of us just can’t get enough of that sweet, addictive chorus hook found in the most timeless songs of the popular […]

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  • Music Publishing News: Changes at Facebook and YouTube Look Promising for Musicians

    By Songtrust Every month, our friends at Songtrust compile a monthly round up of the most noteworthy developments in music publishing. Catch up on all the industry news in our Music Publishing News archive! YouTube names Lyor Cohen, founder and CEO of 300, its new Global Head of Music YouTube has named founder and current CEO of 300 Entertainment Lyor […]

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  • 6 Lessons for Musicians from the Robin Thicke Verdict

    The music world is up in arms. In case you’ve been living under a rock, here’s what happened: Last week a jury decided that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams had violated the copyright of Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” with their hit song “Blurred Lines”. The song made $16.67 million dollars, so the songwriters […]

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Ryan Lott: Designing Sample-Based Instruments