The Perfect Mix, Is it a Reality?


Is there such a thing as a perfect mix? It seems like a pretty basic question. There are obviously terrible mixes, but perfect is not so simple.

Music at its purest form is art, and art by it's very nature is subjective. Perfection is in the eye of the beholder. So if you want to quantify anything that's subjective, you'd have to rely on a utilitarian approach, or basically what is perfect for the most people.

There is an inherent bias to that logic though. The reason being is that a "perfect mix" can change over time due to trends, cultural tastes, and the direction of the music industry. Think about how the loudness war has affected the sound of recorded music. So I don't think figuring out a perfect mix from that approach makes much sense. Anything that is open to bias is not a good foundation to build upon.

How DIY Musicians Can Model Record Label Roles with Technology


Being a do it yourself (DIY) musician is a challenging but rewarding path to pursue. It's challenging because you have to have a solid understanding of the business side of music and you have to depend on yourself to make shit happen.

To be successfully DIY, you've got to create income from your music. If you are not doing that, then it's going to be very difficult to pursue music full time outside of a hobby. Some of you reading might have a "fuck making money, its not about the money man, it's about making music" outlook which is fine, let the labels handle your business then, and let them take their cut.

Best Royalty Free Music Libraries to Purchase and Sell Stock Music 2017


With all business, there is a constant evolution that takes place. Some years businesses will take off while others begin to decline. The music licensing game is no different. Some music libraries gain traction as leaders while others begin to fall behind.

The best libraries share common qualities. They have high quality music, affordable pricing, easy site navigation/search functionality, simple licensing terms and quality customer service. It's important to note that to acquire quality music the libraries have to appeal to the sellers needs as well. It's a cyclical system.

So without further ado, here are the best music libraries for 2017.