Tag: music genres

  • The Best Guitar Amps for Different Genres, and Why

    The Best Guitar Amps for Different Genres, and Why

    If you’re new to buying guitar equipment, you may want to start yourself off with an amp that already fits your genre’s sound. Here’s how to choose.

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  • Hearing the “Bo Diddley Beat” in Everything

    Hearing the “Bo Diddley Beat” in Everything

    A powerful OpEd on hearing familiarity through artificial musical boundaries and what happens when we look at our own aesthetic tastes under a microscope.

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  • Reflections on Spotify’s Insight Analytics

    Reflections on Spotify’s Insight Analytics

    Revisiting Spotify’s analytical Insights blog to think about how to find lasting success on the global streaming platform for your music.

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  • New Genre Alert: TUWDSSHSWAI!

    New Genre Alert: TUWDSSHSWAI!

    By Nyle Emerson & Jeremy Young Here at Soundfly, we’re always looking for the next big thing — the next wave of popular music bubbling up to the surface from the underground. But every now and then, a new genre pops up that’s been right under our noses for years, it’s familiar and yet foreign, […]

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  • Quick Tracks Nº 3: Write in a Style You’ve Never Used Before

    Quick Tracks Nº 3: Write in a Style You’ve Never Used Before

    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. It’s so easy, as a […]

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  • Bandcamp and SoundCloud Artists: Don’t Be Lazy About Tagging!

    Bandcamp and SoundCloud Artists: Don’t Be Lazy About Tagging!

    I’m not someone who regularly uses tags to discover new music on discovery platforms such as Bandcamp and SoundCloud, so I often forget to or let laziness overcome my ability to tag my own music to make it more searchable. But, like any other kind of metadata out there on your band, tags are a simple and […]

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  • 5 Tips for Describing Your Sound to the Press

    5 Tips for Describing Your Sound to the Press

    To the readers who complained that my recently published “5 Worst Ways to Describe Your Band If You’re Trying to Get Press” piece lacked suggestions for successfully relating your sound to music writers: here’s your answer! While these tips are meant to help guide you in successfully illustrating your style, I’d like to point out […]

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