Category Archives: Music

Streaming, Music and Money: Show Me the Money

Streaming is changing the way people listen to music while record labels, music companies, music providers, and musicians complain that they’re not getting enough money. Is there money in streaming? How much money? Who is getting it? Why is everybody complaining? According … Continue reading

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Streaming, Music and Money: Musicians Who Signed with a Record Label

The first article in this series made use of an outstanding infographic from Information is Beautiful titled “Selling Out” to illustrate how little money independent musicians make from streaming their music. The situation is even worse for musicians who signed with a record label. … Continue reading

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Streaming, Music and Money: Independent Creators

    Who makes money from streaming music and how much money are they making? Two things should be kept in mind when you think about trying to answer these questions. First, the money flow in the music industry in general and … Continue reading

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What Goes on in Your Head During Creative Musical Improvisation? Part 2

This is the second of a two-part article about what goes on in your head when you’re improvising music. In the first part we looked at what’s happening in the brain during creative musical improvisation. In this part we’ll take a speculative look at … Continue reading

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What Goes on in Your Head During Creative Musical Improvisation? Part 1

This is the first of a two-part article about goes on in your head when you’re improvising music. In this part we’ll look at what’s happening in the brain during creative musical improvisation. In the second part we’ll look at the conscious … Continue reading

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Pink Floyd, NASA and the Dark Side of the Moon

Almost everyone has heard it but almost no one has seen it. Now you can do both. Pink Floyd released The Dark Side of the Moon in 1973. The album has since been re-released in a variety of formats, has sold … Continue reading

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Song Structure, Foo Fighters, and Parametric Monkey

I produce music under the name Parametric Monkey and a number of my tracks are structured so that the listener is taken to a different place at the end of the track than they were at the beginning. I often do … Continue reading

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