Tag: music videos

  • Album Histories Monthly: Fleetwood Mac – ‘Rumours’

    Album Histories Monthly: Fleetwood Mac – ‘Rumours’

    Welcome back to our new series on Flypaper, Album Histories Monthly, which brings you the story of a single album each month, in the month that it was originally released. Last month, we covered The Buggles’ Age of Plastic. This month:  Fleetwood Mac – Rumours Release Date: February 4, 1977 “When we started Rumours in early 1976, we were all in…

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  • 6 YouTube Metrics Every Artist Needs to Monitor

    6 YouTube Metrics Every Artist Needs to Monitor

    Your YouTube channel serves many purposes. It gives you a platform to display dynamic content, from music videos to interview clips. It lets everyone from fans to industry moguls see you in motion, experiencing your personality and style. And, importantly, it should help inform the kinds of content you make in the future. But how…

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  • Album Histories Monthly: The Buggles – ‘The Age of Plastic’

    Album Histories Monthly: The Buggles – ‘The Age of Plastic’

    Welcome back to our new series on Flypaper, Album Histories Monthly, which brings you the story of a single album each month, in the month that it was originally released. Last month, we covered Afrika Bambaataa’s Planet Rock. This month:  The Buggles – The Age Of Plastic Release Date: January 10, 1980 The Buggles became forever associated with MTV when their music video…

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  • 17 of the Greatest Televised Moments in Music History

    17 of the Greatest Televised Moments in Music History

    If you missed these 17 moments when they were broadcast on television, relive them and learn their historical impact on not only music but also pop culture.

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  • The Ultimate Release Checklist for Your Next Single, Album, or Video Release

    The Ultimate Release Checklist for Your Next Single, Album, or Video Release

    Prepare for your next big release with this thorough checklist of everything you should have put in place well before unleashing your new music!

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  • Every Character Billy Joel Ever Played in His Music Videos

    Every Character Billy Joel Ever Played in His Music Videos

    + 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. I’m one of those people you look at and think, there’s no way that guy listens to Billy Joel. I even look at myself and imagine a person…

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  • How Indie Musicians Can Build a YouTube Subscriber Base

    How Indie Musicians Can Build a YouTube Subscriber Base

    Maintaining an energized fan base is one of the foundations for success as an indie musician — and if you’re active on YouTube, turning those fans into an engaged subscriber base is critical. YouTube is essentially FREE marketing! And even better, it’s a platform that can bring you all kinds of incredible opportunities. What many musicians don’t realize is…

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  • The Art of the “Escalating Dance” in Music Videos

    The Art of the “Escalating Dance” in Music Videos

    Tons of things can make a great music video. Epic drama, quirky graphics and animation, innovative camera techniques and coloring, elements of humor and even horror; these have all produced some memorable videos. But I’d like to talk about the most innately human, natural thing music makes us do — dance. However, watching people just dance,…

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  • How to Visually Spice up Your Cover Videos

    How to Visually Spice up Your Cover Videos

    Well, we’ve all heard it before… The song that is… And although it’s lovely hearing renditions that sound nearly identical to the song on the radio, it’s also quite lovely to hear and see something totally different. Something creatively infused… something with SPICE! So, if you’re recording and shooting cover music videos, I challenge you to add…

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