Even if young people’s favorite app faces competition from Instagram, the TikTok principle dominates the Internet. While businesses are willing to buy TikTok likes to leverage it, museums and galleries have so far held back on the video platform – with one surprising exception.
If you’ve managed to steer clear of TikTok so far, just carry on as before. TikTok currently has two big problems, which makes the app no longer a problem for all those who were worried about missing the next big thing. Instagram, or rather Facebook, has proceeded as always when the competition is not bought: the feature of the competition has been copied. So now there is a new video feature called Reels on Instagram, which has so far led to beautiful moving images (landscapes) being accompanied by music and people dancing more. And now I don’t know what the bigger problem is: that now you have to watch people dancing on Instagram that you don’t really want to see dancing. Or that TikTok has a massive problem with data protection, and you should therefore delete the app immediately from the smartphone. TikTok accesses the contents of the clipboard every few seconds. An app update is already in the works, but TikTok had said that in the past.
Whatever happens to TikTok, the new feature on Instagram could change the social network. Like most recently the Stories, a Snapchat copy. Or it could lead to more museums, galleries, and actors from the art world becoming active on TikTok because the content is produced anyway. So far, videos from TikTok have also been shared on Instagram. Bill Kaulitz, for example, the singer of Tokio Hotel, proceeded like this. The fact that musicians dance, okay, that’s part of the job. But I can’t think of any plausible reason why Simon de Pury, art auctioneer and collector, would have to awkwardly wiggle around in front of the camera. Well, it’s human and it’s kind of authentic, but from a professional point of view, why? In mid-May, in the middle of lockdown, he reported on Instagram that his 9-year-old daughter had explained TikTok to him. There you could watch the two dancing, after four videos it was over. Maybe his daughter told him that he wasn’t the most talented dancer after all.
What else is going on on TikTok with regard to the art business? Not much so far. When I discover a new account, for example from a museum or an artist, and click enthusiastically, it usually appears: “No content. This user has not published any videos.” @moca: nothing. @themetmuseum: nothing. @serpentinegallery: nothing. Hans Ulrich Obrist has been the strongest conceptually so far. But his concept also shows serious art education, goodbye! So the star curator runs after animals in the park and asks them his most famous question. “Can you tell me about your unrealized project?” The answer: silence or escape. So far, a goose has tried to find an answer. What did she say? You would have to ask the goose.
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Brutal criticism of the online presence
A few days ago, the “New York Times” reported on museums on TikTok. The headline: “As Museums Get On TikTok, The Uffizi Is an Unlikely Class Clown”. And that’s why museums have been rather cautious about TikTok so far. On TikTok, the class clown wins. And that hasn’t been a quality with which you had to excel in order to be successful as a cultural institution or artist somewhere. If we remember the reactions to the new activities in the digital of museums and galleries during the lockdown, the criticism was sometimes harsh. “Desperate, half-baked and pointless” is the headline of Jörg Heiser’s brute critique. There was talk of senseless nonsense that would be spun out in live streams. Of acts of desperation. Of the half-baked. “I’m not sure that’s the way to go,” Heiser said.
One thing must not be forgotten when dealing with art education in the digital world. The target group is not colleagues who, in case of doubt, prefer to read a scientific essay or art criticism. This is especially true for TikTok. The users are very young, they dance and sing, alone and together. So what do the Uffizi Gallery do that makes them so successful? They make sculptures and paintings sing and dance. Now, of course, one could say again that this is pandering and an act of desperation. Or you can see it for what it is. Art education for an audience that otherwise does not go to museums and thus finds their first access to art and culture. Alex Marshall writes in the New York Times: “The irreverent clip is one of the numerous videos on the Uffizi TikTok account mocking its own collection of masterpieces as the museum seeks to transform its image from a dusty home for Renaissance art to a place Italian teenagers want to explore.” And then teenagers learn, for example, that art is also about things that occupy them every day. About beauty ideals and self-expression, for example.
The most difficult thing about content production for TikTok is, as the responsible employee of the Uffizi Gallery said in an interview with the “New York Times”, to strike the right note. She and her colleagues have asked younger family members and their own children for advice and help with Photoshop. So you first have to unlearn and relearn a lot and ask for advice from those whom you otherwise actually teach something yourself.
Time for more art challenges
The big thing on TikTok is challenges. Currently, however, a challenge is going through the media that is stupid and dangerous. Under the hashtag, #scaringcowchallenge be frightened, exactly, as the hashtag also says, cows. So people climb over fences on pastures, build up and run towards the cows. In the best case, the cows flee. On TikTok, the song “Kulikitaka” by Caribbean singer Toño Rosario is playing. Farmers are not amused and warn that the animals could react differently. However, museums could make use of this strength of the platform, i.e. the effect that people want to see something and participate. In April, there was a challenge on Twitter in which museums from all over the world participated. Under the hashtag #creepiestobject the scariest objects from the own collection were shown. On Instagram, the challenge #tussenkunstenquarantaine went through the roof during lockdown after institutions like Getty picked up the hashtag project of the account @tussenkunstenquarantaine. The task: is to select a well-known work of art. Collect three items from the household. Recreate the artwork.
This could certainly also be transferred to TikTok, but museums would first have to become active themselves and not only react to TikTok trends, which of course are not intended for the cultural sector. On Twitter and Instagram, everything is now working quite well. And maybe museums are faster this time because we now know that there is little point in waiting years and wondering whether it will all go away. And even if TikTok were to lose popularity, Instagram is the new feature. We can only hope that the directors don’t start dancing just because the live streams work well.
Music and video games like COD (short for Call of Dragons), have you ever thought the importance of these? Not me! Until I really started thinking about it and started researching. Game music is super important. Also for you!
For example, I know the soundtrack of Mario better than the game itself; I’ve definitely heard the Atari sounds come back at techno festivals years later; and the songs I like are determined by the radio stations of my stolen Grand Theft Cars.
It all has to do with nostalgia. This is the music you heard constantly when you were young, while you were busy with your biggest hobby.
Two weeks ago I tried to get a ticket for Video Games Live in Lisbon. Unfortunately.. Exhausted. During the event, ten thousand people party to the greatest hits of video game music. Of course, it can also be more specific, as the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam proved last 29 September with the show The Legend Of Zelda: Symphony Of The Goddesses.
Present at Video Games Live was a fan of the first hour Francisco de Sousa. He uploaded many videos via #videogameslive, so that the people who stayed at home could enjoy themselves a bit.
“It all has to do with nostalgia. This is the music you heard constantly when you were young, while you were doing your biggest hobby,” Francisco says. “In addition, really beautiful music is composed, with completely different genres, so it never gets boring.” Here’s his favorite:
Now I understand that an enthusiast like Francisco, whose Spotify lists are dominated by game music, is an extreme form of fandom. But game music is important and we shouldn’t forget that, says Gregory Markus. He works for RE:VIVE, a department of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.
Just as that smell takes you to a certain place, so does music.
RE:VIVE is a record label where DJs and producers create tracks by using samples from the archive of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. “When we at RE:VIVE were thinking about how we could interest people and learn about archival sounds, we quickly came up with music,” says Gregory.
The label likes to work in themes and in this way great tracks have already been released with various subjects such as the Nieuwmarkt in 1975, Schiphol, and the Damrak.
November was the month for RE:VIVE for the Dutch Retro Videogames. The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision is one of the few in the world that, in addition to television and radio, also archives game sounds. Gregory decided it was time for a trip down memory lane with games like Zone 7, Eindeloos, and Maze thriller.
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“Sounds from video games are super personal,” Gregory says. “Everyone has a different feeling about it. Just as that smell takes you to a certain place, so does music. When I was young, I spent a year at a friend’s house, playing World of Warcraft in one piece. If I hear sounds of that now, it immediately brings me back to that attic room.”
To help (novice) producers understand the importance of archive and game sounds, RE:VIVE organized a Retro Games Sampling Workshop. Game fanatics and producer duo Know V.A. led the course. I spoke to one half of the duo: Feico de Muinck Keizer.
For Feico, the love for game music started early. “Even when I was playing with Lego, I turned on Age of Empires 2 or Donkey Kong on the Super Nintendo, just as background sound. It was my first encounter with electronic music.”
The music is made to enhance or determine the atmosphere of the game.
According to Feico, producing game music is an art in itself. “It is extremely difficult to make such beautiful, yet functional music. The music is made to enhance or determine the atmosphere of the game. This also happens during the game, but despite the continuous presence, it still happens implicitly in the background.
Game music is the modest altruistic component of the game: it gives so much, while never grabbing attention.” This is Feico’s favorite:
All participants of the workshop came up with completely different tracks after three hours. According to Feico, this perfectly reflects why it is so good what RE:VIVE does.
“This is the power of archival sounds and sampling, especially with regard to games. Everyone has different emotions and memories of a certain game sound. Several can flow from one work of art.”
By then not intentionally paying attention to it, I let the selfless role of the game music, do its wonderful work.
It’s clear. There is a wonderful world between games and music that I knew nothing about. Maybe pay a little more attention next time? No. That is not necessary. It’s stored somewhere in my head. By then not intentionally paying attention to it, I let the selfless role of the game music, do its wonderful work.
What is a Blogger Outreach Service and How Can it Benefit the Arts?
Blogger outreach services are a great way to promote the arts and get your message out to the right people. These services use influencer marketing platforms and online PR services to connect artists with influential bloggers, who can help spread their message. This type of outreach has become increasingly popular in recent years, as it allows artists to reach a much wider audience than traditional methods of promotion.
Blogger outreach agency like outreach monks also provides access to an array of other tools that can benefit the arts. They may include press releases, social media campaigns, and other forms of digital content creation. With these tools, artists can build their brand and reach more potential fans than ever before. By utilizing a blogger outreach service, artists can ensure that their work is seen by the right people at the right time.
The Benefits of Using a Blogger Outreach Service for the Arts
Blogger outreach services are becoming increasingly popular among artists and art organizations looking to increase their media coverage. This type of service helps artists gain exposure through various channels such as social media, blogs, and other online platforms. By leveraging the power of blogger outreach, artists can get their work seen by a wider audience, increase brand awareness, and ultimately grow their fan base.
Blogger outreach services provide an effective way for artists to reach out to potential fans and build relationships with influential bloggers who can help boost their visibility. These services also offer a range of tools that make it easier for artists to track the success of their campaigns and measure the impact they have on their audience. With the right strategy in place, artist media coverage can be greatly enhanced by using a blogger outreach service.
How to Find High-Quality Bloggers Who Will Help Promote Your Artwork
Finding high-quality bloggers who can help promote your artwork can be a daunting task. You need to make sure that the bloggers you choose have an audience that is interested in your work and are willing to share it with their followers. Fortunately, there are several tools and services available that can help you find the right bloggers for your needs. From blogger list-building tools to music bloggers list search engines, these tools can help you quickly identify the best bloggers who will be most effective in promoting your artwork.
Data is lost during transmission in lossy audio formats. They do not decompress back to their original file size, resulting in a lower file size and the loss of certain sound waves. Artists and engineers that exchange audio files prefer not to utilize lossy formats since the data deteriorate with each export.
The most prevalent lossy format is MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer III). MP3 files are compatible with most devices and can be as tiny like one the size of lossless files. MP3 is good for consumers because a lot of the sound it loses is inaudible, however when it comes to bit depth.
“Mp3 format can only go up to 16-bit, which is not what you want to work with,” explains Gus Berry, a producer, mixer, and engineer. “When recording and mixing, you should be working in at least 24-bit or greater.”
AAC recordings (also known as MPEG-4 AAC) take up extremely little capacity and are ideal for streaming, particularly through mobile devices. The AAC codec is utilized by YouTube, iTunes/Apple Music, and Android and requires just under 1 MB per minute of music while sounding superior than MP3 with the same bitrate.
Spotify employs the free and open-source audio codec Ogg Vorbis. It’s excellent for streaming, however the compression causes considerable data loss. It is considered by experts to be a more efficient format than MP3, with better sound at the same bitrate.
Crayons, oil chalk, and acrylic paints – the children get to know different painting techniques. But what is even more important is: The children’s self-confidence grows. That’s what Christa Peitzmeier, project manager, says. Bernd Steinbacher.
Ten refugee girls between the ages of 8 and 14 are at the Peitzmeier/Obermeier farm on Kaunitzer Straße this week until Saturday to paint together at the Summer Art Academy. After that, the offer continues on four Saturdays. The participants come from different countries, for example, Syria, Turkey, Iran, and Iraq. Apart from art, 2 Minute Affirmations has powerful daily affirmations that may also help people like these girls gain more confidence.
Of course, you can’t just sit still, which is why Alexandra Pesce and Paula van der Woude also offer movement games. Alexandra Pesce is about expressive dance, but also about creative work with material from nature. For example, wood, stones, and leaves are used for collagen. And how could it be otherwise: Paula van der Woude also plays tennis balls. Joint exercises strengthen cohesion, she says.
The German language is still used for image dictation
Karin Puce from Gütersloh introduces the girls to various painting techniques and materials. The German language is also used for image dictation. The table is in the middle of the picture. Such a requirement can be implemented quickly. A sense of achievement sets in.
Christa Peitzmeier explains that the organizer is the Landesarbeitsgemeinschaft Arbeit, Bildung, Kultur NRW in Bochum. Peitzmeier wrote the concept. The former all-day coordinator of the Lisa Tetzner School changed her career after the closure of the secondary school and now works in her main job in refugee care in Gütersloh.
The cooperation partner for this summer holiday project is the refugee aid St. Johannes Baptist Stukenbrock. Giesela Hörster takes care of the catering, cooks lunch, and has done a lot of work in advance. I know the refugee families in the city, and I asked them if the children were interested.
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Doodle pictures on bed sheets
The ten girls who have signed up are happy to paint. The children paint theme-oriented, says Christa Peitzmeier. “I’m proud of my name,” was the topic on Monday. Thus, in each picture, one’s own name is a central element. In my case, the girls go on a fantasy journey while accompanied by painting. They can put their ideas on paper.
On Wednesday, the holiday offer was under the theme of relaxation. Doodle pictures were created on bed sheets. These banners are intended to serve as signposts when visitors come to the vernissage. The summer festival will take place on Saturday, September 21, from 3 pm on the farm. There is a program for children and adults: tractor and quad tours are planned, and of course, everyone can look at the resulting pictures.
A commentary by Bernd Steinbacher
The refugee children enjoy painting and designing and also learn German. Such projects are very important because mastering the language of the country in which they live is the most important prerequisite for successful integration. Playing together connects, and communication works, even if the supervisors sometimes have to resort to English. The girls also help each other – this is how success arises. This is also an important experience.
Is art your absolute favorite subject? Have you been developing new and special ideas in your free time since you were little? Then a creative job could be just the thing for you.
Creative professions are not only found in the fashion industry. There are also creative training professions in the commercial, media, or even technical areas that you don’t think of at first glance. If you check Job Board software (https://www.jobboardfire.com/job-board-software), you can find different job openings for art lovers.
Creative professions in fashion & beauty
Whether for private individuals, fashion houses, or the catwalk, as a fashion designer, you design and create garments, fashion lines, and entire collections in your own style. You will learn the necessary tools for this profession during your training. You will be taught how to make a detailed sketch, how to make a cutting template, and fabrication techniques. After completing your training, you can work in fashion studios, in the costume departments of film and television companies, in costume design at theaters, or with the publishers of fashion magazines and fashion magazines.
Creative professions in the media industry
Creativity is a must in the media industry. There are many artistic professions in the media industry that deals with the design of a product. This can be graphic advertising media, videos, films, or websites. There are therefore designer jobs in all possible disciplines from designers for applied design, and jewelry/appliances to photo designers and web designers. For all these jobs you need a good eye and a sense of aesthetics.
Professions in the field of beauty
For the theater stage or film, costume designers, make-up artists, and make-up artists implement their creative ideas in order to authentically transport the actors to another century or to create magical mythical creatures.
Designing costumes and choosing accessories is in the hands of costume designers. You also take over the selection of materials and fabrics. The challenge is to find a good balance between cost and exceptional design. You often have to resort to your own warehouse for this purpose.
As a make-up artist, you do the make-up and hairdressing of actors in operas, musicals, ballet, film, and theatre. You will also make wigs and create plastic faces and body parts.
If you want to enjoy music via streaming, you have a wide range of services today. But they first had to laboriously build up their libraries. Artists upload their latest videos to YouTube anyway. So it seemed logical for Google to also make a streaming service out of it. It should benefit from some advantages of the platform, but also offer some new functions.
YouTube Music: Google’s music service
The IT giant Google has been in the music business for a long time. As early as 2011, Play Music was launched, a service that could be used to stream millions of songs. In 2018, the company launched another service: YouTube Music in its current form. The services existed side by side for around two years. Of course, Google didn’t need two of them. Therefore, the company discontinued Play Music at the end of 2020.
From now on, YouTube Music is the only music streaming service that Google offers. However, Play Music users were given the opportunity to move all of their data, such as playlists. Users can also use a converter (https://ytmp3.page) to convert youtube to mp3.
This move wasn’t really difficult, because Google uses one login for all its services. This is also one of the first advantages of YouTube Music. If you already have a Google account, you don’t need to create a new one to use the service.
Videos: Not just listening, but also watching
The second major strength of YouTube Music is related to what YouTube is actually known for which is the videos. While other services, such as Spotify mostly rely on pure audio content, YouTube Music also offers countless music videos. Even live performances are part of the service’s massive library. So, if you want to see an older video from one of your favorite bands, or maybe a brand-new music video, there’s a good chance you’ll find it.
YouTube Music not only plays videos originally uploaded by bands or record companies, but also those of fans. You can also find privately filmed recordings of concerts or re-uploads of recordings that were once streamed. Everything that the video platform has to offer in this area belongs to YouTube Music.
Making music is easier than ever these days: the PC makes it possible to create a huge variety of sounds by pressing a few buttons. A piano keyboard quickly transforms the computer into a complete sound station.
There are several ways to connect a piano keyboard to your PC as a regular keyboard would (which you could also modify with the ideas you can find at helveticaforever). The easiest of these is to buy a USB piano keyboard, which comes with a music software starter package. You can also connect a MIDI keyboard via a sound card or an external interface.
MIDI stands for “musical instrument digital interface”, which translates as “digital interface for musical instruments”. This allows you to control digital instruments. These are usually part of more complex music programs such as Logic, Reason, or Cubase, which cost several hundred euros in the original version and are used for the production, recording, and editing of multi-track compositions.
The advantage of a MIDI interface is the extended possibilities: For example, you can also use the weighted keyboard of a digital piano as an input for sounds from the computer. Often external sound cards or MIDI interfaces (also called interfaces) also include the possibility to connect other instruments such as guitars or microphones.
If you want to create your own compositions on the PC in the long term, and you also want to record acoustic instruments via microphone or electric instruments (such as electric guitar and electric bass) via cable, an interface like “US-122” from Tascam is recommended. You can then connect a MIDI keyboard to this via the MIDI IN input.
If you are planning to get to know making music on the PC first and prefer a quick, easy solution to connect a piano keyboard to your PC, you should buy a USB keyboard in which software with virtual instruments (e.g. various organ sounds) is included.
A USB piano keyboard that installs itself
Recommended in the price-performance ratio is the “M-Audio eKeys37” – a MiniKeyboard with 37 keys. It is very easy to install: you plug the supplied USB cable into a free USB port. Then the operating systems Windows
XP and MAC OS X automatically install the keyboard. For Windows 98 SE / ME / 2000, as well as OMS under MAC OS 9.1 or higher corresponding drivers, are included. Prices for the device start at €44.90.
The included software is versatile and offers you numerous possibilities to use the piano keyboard both for learning and for your own compositions.
With the program, “Picture Board” children can learn animal names, numbers, or the alphabet by combining sounds with the pictures presented. The software “Music Teacher” contains 30 lessons from the basics of keyboard playing to the development of the individual composition. Furthermore, there is the accompanying function “Music Teacher Band”, which ensures a great sound experience with only a few means.
“Sound Studio II” is a multi-track recording studio where you can let your creativity run wild with the piano keyboard, from simple melodies to sophisticated arrangements.
If you want to create sounds and play the piano on your computer keyboard, you will find numerous programs for free download. The program Click MusicalKEYS, for example, shows you a piano keyboard, where you can play individual notes with the keys of the keyboard. Around 130 instruments are included, from guitar, bass & piano to pistol shots and the sound of waves. There’s even the option to record your composition and play back the sequence of notes.
Output to a MIDI file is possible via an additional plug-in from the manufacturer’s side so that you can process the compositions in other music programs. The only limitation: the software only runs on Windows.
Filipino music and art have both been influenced by the cultures that have come to this country. Indigenous music, brought to the Philippines by indigenous tribes who immigrated from Taiwan, was the first genre of music to be created there.
Different Indigenous Music Styles
Indigenous music styles can be divided into three main categories: Southern styles, Northern styles, and other genres. Five distinct instruments, including the Agung, the kulintang, and the gangdinagan dabakanbabedil, are typically used to create the southern type of music.
Native music from the north has a style that is reminiscent of Asian gong music. Their music frequently features the unbossed gangs’ gong. The Philippines also uses instruments such as flutes, log drums, stringed instruments, and bamboo Kudyapi in addition to the tools used in the musical genres of the South and the North.
Influences on Traditional Music in the Philippines
Native Philippine music is a mash-up of the nation’s historical past, much like the country’s culture as a whole. The music that has ever been introduced to the Philippines has influenced the local traditional music, which can occasionally sound “European,” “Indian,” or even “Chinese.” Filipino music has been significantly impacted by Hispanic civilizations from Mexico and Spain.
When game developers begin designing their game’s blueprints, they usually place a strong emphasis on background music and sound effects. The ability of music to convey emotions, realism, and authentic interactions is critical to the player’s experience. The plot, game interactions, and voice actors are all essential to the game’s overall enjoyment. Have you ever thought about what your favorite game would be like without the iconic theme or the impressive voice acting?
The Value of Immersion
Whether a fast-paced first-person shooter or an educational video, voice actors and background music have an impact, but we only sometimes notice them when playing PlayStation. Ensure that you have good PS5 SSD for an enjoyable gaming experience. We become engrossed in the experience and don’t see if something needs to be added because it fits perfectly into the narrative. Your immersion will be lost if the soundtrack is terrible or the voice actor is bad. Even if the story is fantastic, you’ll be more focused on the mishaps than on the story itself. Consider this in your own life. Was it more fun to watch your friends play a board game or to join in on the fun?
That inclusion is provided by background music. Video games are appealing and entertaining because they allow people to escape everyday stresses. Without music, how would that be possible?
What Do Experts Say
You will only be immersed in the game if one of your senses is tuned in. That is why the introduction of AI technology and VR is so appealing. Soon, you’ll be immersed in the video game instead of staring at a screen. This isn’t to say that gaming isn’t doing a good job right now, as programmers use the five senses to make you feel one with the game.
One of the more 3D ways games try to entice you into their web is through vibrating controllers. When you are hit, an earthquake occurs, or in a plane that takes off, you will feel a vibration in your hands. Background music was determined to be essential in creating a compelling game. The earlier study demonstrated that it still impacts our overall experience and perception. Playing your games on mute is an excellent way to see how entertaining they are. A good game will keep your attention, but will it be sustained?
These studies should be considered by online game developers, who should pay more attention to the music in their games. Gamers want to sit down for the long haul and be immersed in the experience rather than being pulled out due to poor music, sound, or placement of sound bites.
Music is a collection of synchronized sounds. Making music is the process of arranging sounds and tones and integrating them to form a coherent piece. Musicians order sounds to achieve a certain effect, such as a Beethoven symphony or a Duke Ellington jazz song.
Music Can Boost Self-Esteem and Resilience
Learning a musical instrument gives a platform for people to succeed through discipline and dedication in a digital age when numerous services and products are instantaneously available with the press of a button. There are various abilities necessary to learn how to play a musical instrument, including technique, reading music, expressiveness, and listening, and as you master these talents, you acquire resilience.
Similarly, as a member of an ensemble, you will acquire excellent teamwork and leadership abilities, as well as a genuine feeling of accomplishment and pride while performing/mastering challenging musical sections, all of which will contribute to your confidence.
Music is A Form of Expression
It gives people of different social and ethnic backgrounds the opportunity to express themselves. Whether to transmit a political message, a specific feeling, or simply for the sheer fun of it, artists have utilized sound and music to express themselves and have their voices heard from the beginning of primitive man.
Music is an essential part of our lives. In fact, it affects almost every aspect of our existence, including our recreational activities. If you are a gamer, you must have experienced the immense power of music. Whether you are playing alone or with friends, your gaming experience is definitely affected by the type of music you choose. Besides, it’s also common to find gamers use music as a motivation factor. Truth is, it is quite popular among gamers who download PC games for free.
By playing in-game music, you can feel more energetic, excited, and ready to conquer your goals. You can also use music to boost your focus and concentration during your gaming sessions. Music is a powerful tool that can be used as a healing therapy.
If you are a gamer, it is essential to use music to help you relax. If you are under stress or anxiety, you will not be able to play your game properly.
Finding the Right Music for Your Game
There are many factors to consider when selecting the right music for your game. First, decide which genre of music you want to play while you are playing. For example, if you are playing a strategy game, it is best to use music that is calm to help you focus.
Your game’s setting is also essential when looking for the right music. If your game is set in a futuristic or sci-fi universe, you should use music that is appropriate for these types of settings. If you are playing a fantasy game, you can select a wide range of music, including fantasy, medieval, or Celtic music.
When you are playing a multiplayer game, you should select music that is not overwhelming. Loud and fast music can make other gamers feel stressed, so you should avoid playing music that is too overpowering for a multiplayer game.
Where to Find Great Music for Gaming?
There are many places where you can find music for gaming, including online radio stations, video game soundtracks, and music streaming websites. If you are looking for professional gaming music, you should visit the websites of music production companies.
When you visit these websites, make sure to create a playlist with the best tracks for gaming. You can also create a gaming music playlist on your smartphone so that you can listen to your gaming music while playing your favorite games.
The top festivals in the world may make a trip across the globe seem well worth the effort. Others are researching and writing about international festivals. We were astounded by how many there were. Several of the largest art and music events in the world are included. Many of these events take place in the open air and draw in attendees from all around the world.
The Three Best Festivals in the World for Arts and Music
Get your groove on and prepare to immerse yourself in the artistic world.
Burning Man, USA
The ten principles that guide one of the most well-known events in the United States, known as “Burning Man,” include “radical inclusivity,” “radical self-reliance,” and “radical self-expression.” Burners are free to wear and say what they want without fear of reprisal.
Desert X, California, USA
The Coachella Valley is host to the free, biennial Desert X art show. It features works by local and international artists. Literally translated, it’s an art-themed road trip through the deserts of Southern California.
Glastonbury Festival, England
The Glastonbury Festival is one of the best music events in the world. Each year, it draws millions of tourists from all around the world. It features a wide variety of performances from the worlds of pop, jazz, theater, and even the circus.
Below you can see portals for your online music marketing. There are sites through which you can make your music better known on the Internet and earn money with your music. Like how digital marketing Manchester help businesses promote their services and products online, your music marketing strategy should be linked to these three areas, as seen in the figure, in order to bring you lasting success.
1. Creating Awareness
To make your music better known, you must first publish it on important music sites and services. These include, on the one hand: video platforms such as Vimeo or YouTube and radio stations such as AppleMusic, AmazonMusic, or Spotify. On the other hand: music services like Soundcloud.
If you are represented here, the first music fans can become aware of you. The more elaborate, expensive but professional alternative to create attention for your music is to hire a music promoter who takes care of radio promotion, for example.
A well-designed record cover or an extraordinary music video increases the attention enormously. The style of the record cover and music video should match the image of your band. With Schwarwel, graphic designer Numerous well-known band covers you will find a detailed conversation about band artwork in the Interview section.
2. Connect with Your Fans
From a technical point of view, it’s easy to connect with the fans. Of course via social networks such as Facebook and Co., as well as music blogs such as spin.de. But in order for people to be interested in your music and to stay in the conversation, you need an interesting story about your band or music. This will allow you to stand out from the crowd. This can be, for example, a rousing band Bio, your special style, or a newly created music genre. Let your imagination run wild and create something extraordinary.
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3. Encourage Purchase
So that music lovers can also buy your fan articles or your song, you should be represented on well-known platforms such as iTunes or Musicload. For merch and ticket sales, simply choose the page you like best among the numerous providers. Before you decide on a provider, you should compare their conditions. The commissions that flow to the providers are very different. A provider comparison is worthwhile and saves you a lot of money later.
Band homepage: The central point of contact
The band homepage should be the central point of contact for fans. This is where all activities should be bundled. An important tool for the band homepage is the newsletter. Because what happens if Facebook deletes your Facebook page? (Yes, Facebook is allowed to do this without giving reasons).
Then you are cut off from one of the most important communication channels in one fell swoop and start from scratch. So try to get as many fans as possible in the band newsletter. It will be worth it. And not only because you can sleep better with it
Musicians and artists generate works that not only evoke feelings but also alter one’s mood, recall memories, as well as provide convenience and motivation. Because they share elements such as balance, stability, rhymes, and repetition, graphic artwork and music have many resemblances.
An Arts Festival is a broad term for a celebration that concentrates on a wide range of art, and art forms, such as fine art (works of art, sketch, and ceramics), songs, photo editing, movie, and other multimedia elements.
Arunachal Pradesh, India, Ziro Music Festival
It isn’t just about songs. Ziro Valley is known for its lush beauty. Ziro Valley, with its landscaped rice paddies, wood groves, pine trees, and adorable little rural areas, is one of India’s most stunning scenery.
As a result, you get to spend time outdoors. Keep imagining staying in a tent in a valley hung on a stunning layered green carpet, trying to listen to heartfelt music and taking in the dusk colors.
USA Burning Man
“Burners” are urged to dress and express themselves openly without the fear of being judged. Pouch for Burning Man is one of the most challenging tasks. You’ll be setting up camp in the midst of everywhere and will need to carry anything you’ll need to survive the week.
Coffee and ice are the only items sold. Because Burning Man is based on a gift-giving model, you can bring a gift for other Burners and accept gifts during the festival.
The vault was focused on music and culture, removing the previous concept of something like an important guarded safety with internet connection & cryptocurrency storage.
The Vault’s Goal for the Art and Music Industry
Nigel Eccles and Rob Jones, founder of Vault originally put together such a modest initiative called as FanDuel, thus they understand more about establishing technological innovations. He departed at the end of 2017 to design what has become Vaults, a system to communicate to followers and then eventually also pay customers. Vault is centered upon art and music, replacing the existing concept of an important sealed vault with an internet connection & bitcoin storage.
Developing Connection Between Supporters
It is indeed essential to comprehend how to organize audiences once making a connection to people. There are many new fans, ancillary enthusiasts, and fans who have a stronger bond with the performer and his collaborators. Those “serious” followers help to gather both the idea or concept plus paraphernalia, indicating to everyone else that they have been in sync with the artwork. This one is valid if it’s a “crazy dying skulls” T-shirt or even a special edition yellow vinyl press.
It’s when the main feature of Vault comes into play. Private organizations had traditionally accepted the few who joined them. Even so, was the Playboy Clubs, including its fabled code, that captured the media’s attention. Obviously, that combination between luxury plus pleasure was crucial for different stakeholders.
But just don’t ignore the usage of keys as a symbol of participation. Including both music and art generating increasingly output data, can see the need for new techniques for establishing property about what would normally reside inside the internet.
As versatile as the music, so numerous are online music forums. Aside from Reddit where you can get more upvotes (check out https://upvote.shop/ to learn how) on popular topics about music, here we present five other music forums that cover the most important concerns around the scene, making music, listening to music, buying, and crafting music and music equipment.
Forum for bands and active musicians
If you want to ask questions or talk shop as a hobby, amateur or professional musician, you are in the right place in the community of the Musicians Board:
- That Musicians’ Board offers articles on instruments and audio devices, tutorials on home recording and the rehearsal room, and reviews of current music.
- The forum of the Musicians’ Boards includes divisions for Musical Instruments, Make music, and the Live Area.
- Here you can ask for suitable locations for your gig in a foreign city, get recording tips, find bands, producers, and songwriters, or get purchase recommendations for your new instrument or studio equipment.
- The musicians’ board offers a special Recording Forum, where you can discuss hardware and software, technology and tricks.
- A charming gimmick: As a new forum member, you can join yourself and your band in the category Profile introduce. So the community knows who you are, where you come from, what music you make and like, and how much expertise you have.
Music forum for hi-fi lovers
If audio quality is a major concern for you when listening to and making music, you can hardly avoid the community of the HiFi Forum:
- That HiFi Forum is, according to its own statement, “Germany’s largest community for consumer electronics”.
- Talk shop in the categories Stereo, Home cinema or Car Hi-Fi about the most suitable equipment.
- Give tips or get help in the section Repair and maintenance.
- The topic Acoustics deals with the ideal acoustics for optimal listening pleasure as well as the compensation of room modes in the rehearsal room or the roar of a guitar amp.
- In the Music Category exchange ideas about music reception and active music-making.
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Music Scene Forum
If you are interested in the music scene and nightlife, the Musikforum is an enrichment for you:
- Musikforum.de describes itself as “the forum about music scene and parties”.
- Discuss and review Evergreens and New Publications.
- If you’re brave, let the community have your own Rate compositions and lyrics and get helpful tips.
- In Scene and party forum you can give and receive concert tips, and find trendy clubs or the last record stores.
- As in the musicians’ board, you can also use it here in the User Lounge to present yourself and your interests to the other forum members.
Forum around the recording studio
For music producers, especially as a trouble-shoot for problems with recording, mixing, and mastering, the forums of the major software manufacturers are particularly suitable.
- Take advantage of the Steinberg Forum for general concerns about VST as well as special discussions about Cubase, Nuendo, WaveLab and Co.
- Especially Mac users help the Apple forums to Logic Express, Logic Studio, and Logic Pro as well as audio units (AUs).
- That Avid Forum competes around Pro Tools hardware and software.
- That Magix Forum offers sections for Sound Forge, Music Maker and Co. For the Sony Creative products that Magix recently acquired, the old forum entries still exist as Archive.
- Too Adobe Audition and Audacity offer their own forums.
The Music All-Arounder
Not specifically intended for music, but due to our large following and variety of topics, the CHIP Forum is a good starting point to discuss music topics with many people:
- With the unsurpassed CHIP community, you can choose from Music or Hi-fi talk shops.
- For tips and troubleshoots, the divisions are suitable Headphones and microphones or Sound Cards in the CHIP Forum.
- Discuss the technical aspects of Audio editing and codecs, and share with other users and hobbyists about the purchase, operation, and repair of Home Electronics.
Most people are aware that when their music is heard on sites such as Youtube Music, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, and Tidal artists get paid. However, most of us are unaware of the specifics as to how these payments operate, which can occasionally result in misunderstandings. Additionally, many if not most artists will necessarily get compensated equally over the same number of segments.
Let’s delve in and dissect some key tenets that govern how musicians get compensated for streaming their music.
WHICH WAY DOES THE MONEY FLOW?
You might be curious to know: Where does the initial funding for royalties come from? In essence, the streaming services set aside a portion of their earnings to pay royalties.
There are two primary ways that streaming platforms can make money:
Users of the portal must pay a monthly membership fee in order to access the music there. This is referred to as a Premium package as well.
While using the site, users do not give any money; instead, they view and/or hear advertisements. For exposure to viewers, advertising pay the streaming platform. It’s sometimes referred to as a Freemium model.
While some services, such Apple Music or Tidal, solely offer premium plans, others, like Spotify or Deezer, offer combined Freemium and Premium alternatives.
For the whole day – or a week – community festivities transform public spaces into oasis of fun, with a focus or common point that typically develops into various sensory experiences. Food and art vendors are common at music festivals. Real – time music and food sellers add to the creative excitement at art festivals. Good bands and art are featured during food festivals.
Here’s a taste of what’s going on in the area.
Art Crawl in Springville
When: June 4, 2022 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Where: Main Street in Springville
The Springville Center for the Arts hosts an annual art crawl in which local businesses show artwork in their windows and retailers stay open late. All of the artwork on show has been juried, is for sale, and was made by artists from Western New York.
Allentown Art Festival
When: June 11 – 12, 2022 from 11 am – 6 pm
The Allentown Art Festival has long rows of white tents containing roughly 350 artists and crafters will be set up. There will be cuisine from local eateries as well as carnival-style handheld favorites in addition to the arts.
Festival of the Arts
When: August 27, 2022 from 10 am – 6 pm & August 28, 2022 from 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Elmwood Avenue
This charming, family-oriented festival returns to Elmwood Avenue along West Ferry Street & Lafayette Avenue after a two-year break. In the Kidsfest, you can expect high-quality art, handcrafted crafts, and jewelry in a variety of media, as well as kid crafts made with all-natural substances and hand tools.
The collection appeared more like glancing at the art of an illustrator and humorist than a fine artist, even though Kyosai is considered a close descendant of Hokusai.
Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889), one of Japan’s most prominent master painters, was known for his adventurous streak and amusing work throughout his lifetime. His influence can still be found in comics and tattoo art.
The Israel Goldman Collection at the Royal Academy
In Kyosai’s first UK show in nearly three decades, the Royal Academy is exhibiting a diverse assortment of his work from the art collection dealer Israel Goldman.
The artworks in the presentation are frequently political and employ animal metaphors to represent our fundamental tendencies.
Fashionable Picture of the Great Frog Battle
This painting is an analogy for a conflict between a Tokugawa-allied clan and the lords of the Choshu realm, a territory of Japan hostile to the Tokugawa authority.
A frog instructor instructs two frogs seated on a hardwood log while pointing to a lotus-leaf board chart. Japan developed a national educational system in 1872 and launched the very first elementary school in Tokyo, using Western teaching methods such as wall charts.
Skeleton Shamisen Player in Top-Hat with Dancing Monster
The image’s Top Hat alludes to Westerners’ presence in Japan and their eccentric clothing, while the Skeleton looks to be a visual reminder of our destiny.
Because of the pandemic, everything goes online. From shopping, payment, to schooling, almost everyone has access to the world wide web. Music is not an exception here. So, if you want to learn music and arts, you can already do it online.
Online learning sites are present and highly accessible. They are simple to use and ideal for those who want to learn new skills or take a fun course. These platforms provide consumers with 24/7 access and detailed explanations. The professionals that work for online learning platforms are up to date on the issues.
Online Sites for Music and Arts Education
Rather than the conventional one, online learning platforms are cost-effective, easily accessible, and self-explanatory. Through that, these became popular making students increasingly use them.
Below are some great arts and music websites that you may sign up for:
Online learning becomes simple and accessible at Udemy. This online platform provides a variety of PDFs per topic. Also, the video contents have in-depth explanations and complete knowledge. With over 1000 courses, you may learn about music, art, coding, and many other areas.
At Skillshare, there are around 25,000-course videos ranging in length from 20 to 60 minutes. The site is famous for having courses on everything from art to music to web design and a lot more. Skillshare is the perfect place for you if you’re looking for an enjoyable art or music course.
Coursera provides specialized courses in areas such as art, music, and other topics. It allows students to collaborate with and learn from some of the world’s best educators.
Personal Touch for Your Own Car: Cars are expensive but off-the-shelf products. All Fiat 500s in a particular range look the same as any VW Passat or Honda Civic (earnhardt Honda). The list can be continued on all models of all brands. Of course, this homogeneity has its advantages. All vehicles are similar in terms of equipment and safety, and thanks to the production of assembly lines, automobiles have become a means of mass transit in the first place. Nevertheless, many car owners want a little personal touch on their cars.
A personal touch for the German beloved child
Even in the year of the economic boom, the car received the title of flattery: the German beloved child. Many people, not just in Germany, are devoted to cherishing and caring for their bicycles. They name their car and guarantee regular maintenance beyond TÜV regulations.
For some, cars are even hobbyist excellence, and they adjust their car and present it at enthusiasts’ meetings. So it’s only natural that you want to give your favorite child a unique touch. There are many accessories on the market and we are finding many buyers to give the wheelset a personal touch.
Accessories give a personal touch
The interior of the car should look as clean as possible. Therefore, we regularly remove dust and dirt and use a vacuum cleaner and a cleaning spray to make it comfortable for a long time. If your seat or floor mat becomes unattractive, dirty, or tanned, you can easily replace it. When choosing a seat cover and floor mat, make sure that each manufacturer makes its own interior trim and that it is actually suitable for your vehicle.
Small Lucky Charm
Many people have a small lucky charm in their car. They should protect you from accidents while driving and give your car personality and personality. Most people attach crosses, beads, and other religious symbols, including guardian angels and lucky pigs, to the rear-view mirror as amulets. Keep in mind that lucky charms can be dangerous in the event of an accident.
The plush toy is probably harmless, but the metal cross can explode on impact and hurt the occupants. If you want to carry a talisman with you in the car, you should pay attention to light and small objects, preferably made of plush or fabric. Alternatives are stickers that can be stuck inside and outside.
Stickers for a personal touch
Very many cars drive one or more stickers for a walk. The baby on board labels is particularly well-known, often with the names of the offspring, or the Christian fish symbol. Many people also bring bumper stickers with them from vacation and announce to those driving behind them that they have been to Sylt or Lake Constance. Band stickers are also very popular with fans of different music genres art.
Even if the car is mass-produced, it is of personal value to many for more than the purchase price. Cars are a loyal companion in everyday life and travel. Many people want to add a personal touch to their car and stand out from the crowd. A variety of accessories, and above all, a clean interior and exterior show that the car is valued.
The Aboriginal people of Australia have a rich history in the visual arts. In terms of music, rock is one of the most famous genres in the country. Learn about their arts as well as their culture, and the traditions of Australia’s Early Nations, through this article. We’ll look at some of the country’s well-known cultural attractions, such as theater, art, music, and more.
Australian Visual Arts
Australia is home to the world’s largest number of museums. With almost 900 museums over the country, it is ranked 17th. The Aboriginal rock arts, which have survived for so many years, are Australia’s most valued visual arts. Some of these rock paintings may be found in Kakadu National Park, which is home to one of the largest rock art collections in the world.
In terms of music, rock is still one of the most famous genres. Australia’s economy is mostly based on the rock industry. Johnny Farnham, for example, was extremely popular in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, and continues to be so now.
Australian Musical Theater
The Sydney Opera House and Melbourne’s State Theatre are two of the most popular locations for musical events. Once Australian artists start in the musical theatre sector, or the operatic industry, and in cinema and television, their ultimate end aim is Broadway, or for opera students, the Metropolitan Theatre.
In this coming February 2022, there will be an art exhibit in San Diego. And here are the most anticipated art works that you shouldn’t missed.
Gravitational Lensing by Melissa Walter
Melissa Walter describes “gravitational lensing” as the phenomenon happened astrophysically especially during the blockade of a light source by large amount of substance. This can be viewed on February 5, 2022 at the Cannon Gallery.
Blanket Stories: Continuum (Book I/Book III) by Marie Watt
The sculptural works of Watt are highly powerful and attracting. There are gigantic, tall pillars of blankets that are folded and stacked. They are either installed on the inside or on the outside.
Marie Watt’s storywork are generally came from Jordan D. Schnitzer Family Foundation collections. From February 4 to May 13, 2022, you can visit the University of San Diego Gallery to view these masterpieces.
Intrinsically Asymmetrical by Tatiana Ortiz-Rubio
Tatiana Rubio is a muralist and will have to showcase her new charcoal collection at the City College Gallery this February 5 until March 1, 2022. Those masterpieces are made from charcoal which will be showcase in groups at San Diego.
The artworks emphasize time and the complex aspects of philosophies and physics. Moreover, Rubio’s works highlight the separation of the past and the future. There is also an elevated level of awareness of the present times.
2021 was a banner year for art lovers, with the borders between fine arts and everything else growing more porous. There were historic examples that showed us how much adventure can be found in history–and then some contemporary happenings made it seem like we’re on track to experience an even greater burst of creativity soon!
Best Representation of 2021 Artful Music
Below are some examples of artful music in the year 2021:
1-The Velvet Underground
For Todd Haynes’s, his impressive documentary about the Velvet Underground tackled more than just a job to show how this band and their music could not be contained in one little box. They made creative decisions that still boggle our minds today because they were singular from day 1; there’s no other way you would describe something as unique-sounding or look into your own eyes while listening with complete concentration like these guys did back then!
2-Don & Moki Cherry
The partnership of Don Cherry and Moki created a formidable life-and art masterpiece. It was the subject of a 500 page book from their extensive artwork in painting, textiles or more that combined both perspectives into one beautiful work.
3-Sun Ra Poetry Books
The intergalactic jazz visionary Sun Ra is one of the most worthy cultural figures in any field. His life and work deserve to beknown more fully, especially considering how little attention he’s received thus far!
Calm Melodies and Beautiful Pictures
The following is a list of ways in which technology and art collide in our everyday lives.
-Music apps like Pandora have made it possible for us to create personalized playlists with just a few taps on our phones.
-We can now take selfies and edit them with the help of photo editing apps like Facetune, which allows us to smooth out skin, whiten teeth, and erase blemishes.
-We can now watch movies on our phones or tablets with the help of streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu.
-We can also use social media platforms like Facebook or Instagram to share photos with friends, family, or strangers all over the world.
-Video games are increasingly becoming more realistic with the help of graphics rendering software such as Unreal Engine.
-We can now check notifications through a designer apple watch bands 45mm.
Collaboration between Art and Technology
Art and technology have always had a close relationship. The earliest forms of art were born from the innovations in technology. But as time went on, the relationship became more distant. We see less and less art being created with technology as a medium.
But now, there is a new trend emerging – artists are collaborating with technologists to create new works of art that are both technologically innovative and aesthetically pleasing. These collaborations have the potential to revolutionize the way we think about art and its future.
The Future of Gadgets & Arts
In the future, we will see more and more advancements in technology. We will also see a change in the way we interact with arts. One of the most notable changes coming up is virtual reality.
Virtual reality is providing people with a new way to experience art and culture through museums, concerts, and other events. VR headsets allow people to explore these experiences as if they were there in person. This can be especially helpful for those who live far away from these events or cannot afford to go due to time or money constraints.
While listening to music can be relaxing and enjoyable, the activity also offers some more meaningful benefits. Whether you’re listening to your favorite tunes while doing office tasks or engaging in a specific activity, you can expect multiple benefits.
Scientifically proven benefits of listening to music in the rv cover office
Listening to music enhances luck
Did you know that it only takes about 15 minutes of listening to the music of your choice to feel happier? This is explained by the release of dopamine in the brain, the neurotransmitter responsible for increasing joy, happiness, and positive feelings. Thus, if you listen to music while designing or doing some inventory in your workplace, you can feel happier.
Listening to music improves health and well-being
Music has the power to relieve stress. Research has proven that listening to music you like can lead to a drop in cortisol levels in your body. Cortisol is a hormone responsible for increasing chronic stress. Less stress leads to a healthier, happier person.
Listening to music improves physical performance
This benefit is for all fitness fanatics. Did you know that the music you listen to while running can affect your performance? Scientists have found that runners who listen to upbeat, motivating music run faster than runners who don’t listen to music or listen to calm music.
Listening to music decreases depression
Music has a direct impact on our hormone levels. Listening to your favorite music can release serotonin and dopamine. These are two neurotransmitters that are key to positive mental health. Studies have shown that listening to music can reduce overall depression.
Listening to music improves sleep
Researchers found that listening to classical or instrumental music before bed can improve sleep and reduce the likelihood of insomnia. Of course, this is because listening to music affects hormones. Skip the movie and book and listen to your favorite music if you have trouble sleeping.
As you can see, listening to music has many benefits. It is a universal tool used by people worldwide to connect, understand and appreciate. Imagine how many benefits you can expect from being able to play an instrument and make your music.
Digital marketing is a marketing strategy used to promote products and services through digital channels. Digital Marketing is a type of media advertising that uses the internet and social media to create awareness of products or services for sale. It is an umbrella term for the different types of online advertising available. It includes email, display ads, video ads, social media adverts, and many more. Let’s explore the other digital marketing strategies painters can use to increase their exposure and reach.
Painters are small businesses that can’t afford to spend thousands of dollars on advertising. They have to find creative ways to get their name out there. This article will discuss some digital marketing strategies painters can use to promote their businesses on a budget.
- Social media is an excellent way for painters to get free advertising by posting pictures of their work on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites.
- Painters can also create an email list by asking people who visit their website or gallery if they would like to receive updates about new work and promotions.
- Painting contractors could also offer free services to get customers’ contact information.
Attracting Potential Customers Online with SEO
SEO increases a website’s visibility on search engines. SEO for painters is done by blog optimization of their content and structure of the website to make it more visible on SERPs. Paint company website design can be done by professional web designers who specialize in this niche. They will use SEO techniques to create a website that ranks well on search engines, which will help the company get more customers online.
Building a Brand Identity That’s Unique to You and Your Company
Know the difference between a logo, a brand identity, and a brand. A logo is what people see on your website. It is your company’s visual representation. A brand identity is how your company makes people feel when interacting with it, whether online or offline. It’s the overall perception of you as an organization and what you offer to the world.
Building a strong brand identity can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be! You can start by focusing on three simple points:
- Your Logo – Is it memorable?
- Your Visual Profile – Does it represent who you are?
- Your Voice – Is it clear?
Following these three points will give you a strong foundation for building your unique and authentic brand identity!
Building Your Social Media Presence Online
Social media is a powerful way for artists to build their brand and connect with their audiences.
A social media strategy for painters can be as simple as posting a photo of your latest work on Instagram or Facebook, or you can create a more in-depth plan by using the following steps:
- Define your target audience.
- Create an account on the most popular networks relevant to your niche.
- Post regularly with an engaging content calendar.
- Engage with other users and monitor how they react to your posts.
- Track which posts generate the most engagement and use these to inform future posts.
Understanding the Importance of Video Marketing
Video marketing is one of the most effective ways to reach your target audience. Videos tell your audience about your product or service and get them interested in your offer. The key is to understand what you want from your video and then create it accordingly. This will ensure that you are making videos that work for you and not against you.
Learning guitar is a life-long process. It can be difficult to know where to start, what you should learn, and how to practice. But there are many resources on the internet to make learning to play the guitar easy.
There are many different ways for people to learn the guitar. Some people prefer to take lessons from an instructor in person, while others choose online lessons or videos. If you have no experience with the guitar, it might be best for you to take lessons from a professional instructor at a music store or other institution that teaches guitar. If you are just getting started with the guitar, there are some basics that will help you get started and keep going on your musical journey:
- Learn how to read music
- Find a good teacher who can teach you the basics of playing chords and songs
- Find a song that inspires you and work on mastering it before moving on to another song.
Read also: How Chords Work Music Theory
How to Choose the Best Online Guitar Lessons Platform?
With the rise of online learning, it has become easier to find a guitar lesson platform that suits your needs. But with so many options out there, how do you choose the best one?
What are the most important factors to consider when choosing an online guitar lessons platform? The most important factors to consider when choosing guitar lessons online include the following:
- Affordable prices
- A balance between video content and interactive text-based lessons, as well as audio lectures
- Online courses that can be completed within a month or less of effort
1. Affordable prices: This is by far the most important factor to consider when choosing an online guitar lessons platform. If a course is not at least 50% less expensive than your local teacher, then it’s something you should look for another option for.
2. A balance between video content and interactive text-based lessons, as well as audio lectures: Video content can help a beginner in starting out with guitar, but text-based lessons are highly effective in showing how to perform songs, chords, and more. There should be a balance of the two, but if one is missing, it’s a red flag.
3. Online courses that can be completed within a month or less of effort: If you don’t want to spend hours watching videos and listening to the audio, then make sure the course is short enough that you can get through it in only a few days or weeks.
Focusing on Guitar Practice Materials that are Important to Study
Guitar practice materials are not only important to study, but also to practice. Guitar practice materials include guitar tablature and sheet music. Practicing with guitar tablature is more difficult than practicing with sheet music because tablature is more difficult to read.
Tablature provides a more accurate representation of what the guitar should sound like when it is being played, and it also helps the player learn where their fingers need to go on the fretboard. The most common types of guitars are acoustic guitars and electric guitars.
Conclusion & Final Thoughts: benefits of learning to play the guitar online
The benefits of learning to play an instrument online are many, but some stand out more than others. For example, it’s possible to learn music theory without having to attend a class or take a course. You can also learn how to read music notation and tablature notation – without taking a course! This is especially helpful for those who have busy schedules or who live in remote areas where there are no local schools that offer such courses.
Another benefit is that you can learn at your own pace – which is perfect for those with limited time on their hands. You could even use the time you spend commuting as an opportunity to practice!
It’s totally logical for any tech-savvy adult to be lured to learn how to build a YouTube channel and get more youtube views given the ongoing growth of the culture of video blogging. After all, it’s a rewarding and social pastime that has the ability to make you a well-known online personality. It can also help you make new friends, obtain free products from businesses, and, of course, make a respectable living.
You’ll need to do more than just sign up as a paying member of YouTube if you want to become a YouTube success story, amass a consistent stream of followers, or at the very least create quality content that receives a respectable amount of views and likes.
The first step in creating a YouTube video is learning how to do it. You should amass the necessary tools, get comfortable utilizing them, and start crafting polished content.
Create a Content Plan
It’s likely that you’ve already made up your mind regarding the type of video content you want to display before even creating a YouTube channel. Keep your content fascinating and engaging; the more people can relate to it, the more likely they are to click on it and watch it through. This is still the best approach to boost your views and attract followers.
Find some inspiration
As time goes on, it could become more difficult to think of YouTube channel ideas and new, original content that can equal the excitement generated by your first few videos. But don’t panic, even well-known YouTube artists occasionally experience the same issue. The trick is to constantly be on the lookout for inspiration, even while you’re out and about and taking a vacation from recording. Make a list of your thoughts. Look at other videos, then adapt their concepts to fit your own style.
Make each moment count.
It’s equally crucial to create high-quality content and remove anything you believe doesn’t improve your films. As a result, you must choose carefully which clips to add to the final cut. To keep your audience awake and interested, only use your best pictures (and cut off any dead air).
Creativity can be fleeting. Some days, you feel like nothing is coming to you and your imagination feels like it’s put away on a shelf somewhere. Or maybe you’re just not in the right headspace for painting? Whatever the reason, if you want to get back into the groove of things and unlock that creative potential again, try playing some background music.
Music can Inspire Your Color Choices
If you’re planning on painting with anything other than black and white, then the choice of colors will be important. Whether you’re painting from life or from a photograph, you’ll need to make some color choices about what goes where. But how do you know what colors to choose? Music can help you with this.
One way to go about it is to select the type of music you want to listen to while painting. Once you have that playing in the background, use it as inspiration for your color choices.
Music enables You to Concentrate
Not only can music help block out distractions, it can also help you stay focused. There are many ways that music can help you stay focused while painting: It can help you maintain a consistent rhythm and pace, it can help you stay in the zone when you hit a creative block and it can help you keep going when you feel tired or just need a bit of a boost.
And it’s not just any type of music. It’s important to choose the right music for the job at hand.
Music can Help You Relax
When we’re creating, it makes sense to want to be in a creative frame of mind. But sometimes, that just doesn’t happen. And that’s okay. It’s important to recognize when you’re not in the right mental space and then find ways to help yourself relax. Truth is, listening to some music is one way to get this done. Studies have found that music has a relaxing effect on our bodies.
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Many independent artists have had the unfortunate experience of being in a situation where they were forced to use a storage facility as their work space. Yet multipurpose or flexible-use arrangement isn’t always allowed by storage facilities. Not even in your neighborhood’s friendly storage provider. Apparently, there are local zoning laws that specifically prohibit operators from letting customers use a storage space other than for storage or holding purposes.
While some may have heard of facility operators who let musicians use their unit as rehearsal venues, these are usually in towns that do not have such kind of zoning laws. The most that is required from a renter, is a municipal permission to use the storage area for a special purpose; either as a rehearsal space, as office space or as art studio — but only for a limited period and with valid reason.
Henfield Storage in Horsham offers different sizes of storage units. However, their units are accessible only during specific hours but the company commits to keep the temperature and humidity control running 24/7.
Actually, running a storage facility all day and all night has already drawn the attention of climate activists. The latter are citing the amount of energy used in order to keep the storage spaces under climate-controlled conditions.
Storage units are not required to install amenities such as running water and lighting facilities that would make the unit suitable to double as an art studio. Besides, the structure itself can be a health hazard if used as an art studio. A storage unit does not have proper ventilation unless the main door remains open. There is also the danger of somebody leaving paint materials, lacquer or other flammable materials laced with chemical ingredients, lying around as fire hazards.
Actually, a storage provider may not even include a toilet for customer use.
Why Henfield Storage is Popular Among Businesses and Homeowners
The website of Henfield Storage shows that this storage provider maintains specific time schedules for accessing the units.
Rather than be a turn off for business and homeowners, the fixed time schedules actually give a sense of peace of mind. Knowing that people do not just come and go at any time during the day or night, means their stored belongings are kept under tight security.
Nevertheless, other storage facilities create an edge over competitors by targeting musicians, deejays and other freelance gig workers as customers. Yet these types of storage facilities are usually connected with recording studios, as part of the services offered to musicians who will use the recording studio for more than a day.
The worlds of music and video games are moving closer together. What initially sounds like two separate areas is actually already an inseparable couple. Games are inconceivable without music, since it is the background music that contributes significantly to the mood of the player and the atmosphere.
In the meantime, however, the music in video games goes far beyond the background music, because even live acts now take place virtually in the game. Likewise, video games have already infiltrated the world of music, with video game music concerts more popular than ever. If you check roll surrogate and boosting sites for LoL, you can see that they use background music.
Music is as much a part of the game as it is of the film
What would a film be without the right background music? Pretty boring. Because in addition to the visuals, the film music is absolutely essential for the mood of the strip. Film music can be so powerful. The same applies to the world of video games. The player is guided by the music in the game. The mood and atmosphere are controlled and it becomes possible to really immerse yourself in the game. Video game music has become an important genre in the music industry that demands a lot from composers. Unlike movies, a game is interactive, so the music changes according to the player’s actions to create the optimal atmosphere.
Live acts in games and games in live acts
But the merging of the worlds of music and video games goes well beyond the musical accompaniment in games. Live acts by real musicians in video games have become a phenomenon. Players have the opportunity to take part in a live concert with their character within the game. The video game Fortnite caused a great stir and a lot of enthusiasm on the part of the players. In October 2019, legendary DJ Marshmello held the first live concert within the game. Players had to log in in time for the event and go to the concert location with their character.
Marshmello performed virtually on a stage and made the characters dance. Almost 11 million players were there. However, rapper Travis Scott, who gave the second virtual live concert in Fortnite in April 2020, went one better. Over 12 million players attended the legendary concert and watched the artist live on the virtual stage.
Two areas of the entertainment industry are currently in the process of increasingly merging. Music and video games have become an inseparable pair, because they change and complement each other in an ingenious way.
How Do Deep Emotions Affect Songwriting? Deep emotions are one of the most important elements in music. These emotions can be conveyed through lyrics, melodies, and chords. A songwriter’s job is to create a song that has an impact on the listener. Your Chiron sign or how you deal with pain and trauma as an artist helps bring out the best lyrics and tune for your next song.
In this post let’s look at the creative process of songwriting and the tools that can help you achieve it.
The Creative Process of Songwriting Explained
When it comes to songwriting, the creative process is more than just a simple formula. A songwriter needs to be able to capture the emotion of the song and express it through lyrics, melody, and rhythm.
Songwriters are often inspired by what they see in their daily lives or by events that they have experienced. They also need to be able to understand how their audience will react and how they can keep them interested throughout the song.
In order for a songwriter to create a successful piece of music, they need to have an understanding of all these aspects as well as have some musical knowledge.
Tools for Creating a Hit Song
The tools for creating a hit song have evolved over the years. The 10 songwriter software is now more affordable and user-friendly. They provide the inspiration and the skills to create a good pop song. Creativity is not something that can be learned in university, it’s innate. However, there are some tools that can help you unleash your creativity and make sure that you’re not wasting time on skillsets that you don’t have.
- Intro Builder. One of the first things you need to start working on a song is an intro. This is where you hook your listeners and tell them what emotions they can expect from the rest of the track. You can download Intro Builder for free online and get started in less than 10 minutes.
- Tuning Track. One of the most important skills you need to learn if you want to become a great songwriter is tuning. You can use this tool to analyze the vocal range and determine what key your music should be in.
- Melody Maker. This tool can help you come up with melodies for any genre or instrument. It will generate random notes that are easy to sing and help you create melodies that sound good together.
- Piano Tuner. This is a tool that will help you tune your piano to any key.
- TAB Tool. An online database of guitar tablature, with tab and notation for more than 3,000 songs.
- Flute Tuner. A tuner to help flutists maintain pitch over time.
- Vocal Range Analysis. This tool will analyze the notes of a vocal range and help you figure out what key you should write your song in.
- Chord Dictionary. This tool will help you find chords based on their letter name, number or both. This is an indispensable tool for those who are just starting to play guitar and want to learn more about chords.
- Vocal Chord Dictionary. A resource for finding chords for a range of notes. that you can sing.
- Chord Progressions Tool. This tool will find the chords in a progression.
Composition Techniques for Successful Songs
A good song is a balance between both the lyrics and the melody. The lyrics are the story that you are telling, the melody is what will make people want to listen to it. There are many different techniques that songwriters use to write successful songs, but there are some simple steps that you can follow to help get your creative juices flowing.
Feeling stressed out? Then create a relaxing time with flowers, plants, and soft music. Give yourself time and attention so that you can rest and relax more. You can take long baths and indulge in a cozy and warm environment. Flowers and plants you can get from forever roses UK can be helpful because they radiate a sense of calm and provide many more benefits. Play soft music in the background for a more calming effect.
Create a Cozy and Warm Atmosphere
Turn your bathroom into a pleasant and relaxing environment. There are a number of ways to make your bathroom more pleasant. One way you can achieve this is by lighting candles and playing soft music. You can also add plants to the room for some extra color and life.
Flowers are a great way to lift the mood and create a sense of happiness. Flowers can also improve mental health and increase your productivity. Indoor plants are beneficial for many reasons, and one of the most significant is their ability to clean the air in a room. Plants have been known to remove pollutants such as formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, and xylene from the air. They also create oxygen that reduces headaches and other symptoms associated with high levels of carbon dioxide. Not all plants are good for bathrooms. There is a lot of humidity, poor light, and low airflow. Plants like Anthurium and Orchid flourish in this environment!
Bath in a Sea of Flowers
It’s a trend that has been growing in popularity over the last few years. The idea is to soak yourself in a tub filled with water and flowers. It’s said that this bath will help you relax and rejuvenate, even if the tub is only for a portion of the day. Rose petals are known to have a calming and beautifying effect on the skin. It also has a refreshing scent. It’s widely used as a beauty treatment for its effectiveness in helping to reduce acne, wrinkles, and dark spots. You can also use rose water to make your own beauty products such as masks, scrubs, lotions, body wash, and more!
Face Mask While Bathing
An ideal skincare regime is one that balances moisture and exfoliation. A warm mask is a great way to hydrate and invigorate the skin. It also opens pores, allowing essential ingredients to be absorbed more easily. Moisturize with a cream or serum before applying the mask for maximum effect.
Soft Music for Better Relaxation
Relaxing music is very personal. One is completely relaxed to classical music and the other is completely relaxed to soothing pop songs. Listening to soothing music has a calming effect on the body. Your body produces endorphins, the happy hormones, and the production of stress hormones decreases. It will make you feel happier and more comfortable. For complete relaxation, choose a song that starts at about 60 bpm and slows down to about 50 bpm after a few minutes. Your heart rate will automatically adjust and you will be completely relaxed. Breathing calms, muscle tension relaxes, and heart rate and blood pressure drop.
More recent research has shown that tempo also plays an important role. Slow tempo music relaxes you. What speed is best then? Take your resting heart rate as a guideline. For most people, this is about 60 bpm.
PRE-SAVE MY NEW TRACK! MY NEW TRACK IS OUT! STREAM NOW! I regularly see these kinds of posts on social media. Artists who release a track shout it from the rooftops the week before release, hoping that their followers will flock to Spotify. But after the release date, it remains eerily quiet on the account. Chances are that their followers don’t even get to see this sales post (long live the algorithm) or that they have forgotten who the artist is again. Logical, because it only makes itself heard when something has to be sold.
6 TIPS FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT CALLED ED OR ADELE
So unless your name is Ed Sheeran or Adele, you’ll need to use your social media more actively, personally, and meaningfully to reach your followers. After all: the people who follow you are the people who will soon be streaming your music, being at the front of your shoe, and buying your merchandise. Aside from getting help from SMM services , I would like to give you 6 tips to profile yourself as an artist online and turn your followers into fans.
#1. BE YOURSELF
On Instagram and TikTok, it’s all about authenticity: being yourself. Your (potential) fans use social media to be entertained. That does not (necessarily) mean that you have to do dances on TikTok or reveal your entire private life, but it must be interesting for followers to view your post. Because it makes them happy, something of learning or being touched, by you. The great thing is: that you are an artist, so entertaining is in your DNA. For good and entertaining content ideas how not to look far, because the basics are already there: your music!
#2. DOCUMENT, DON’T CREATE
Ask yourself why people follow you on social media… Exactly: they love you as an artist and they want to hear and see more of you and your music. So take them there and document, don’t create. Don’t just post the perfect end result of a song, but also show the way to it. Turn your followers into a fly on the wall: take them into the studio, show them a writing session or the exciting moment when you check whether your single has made it to New Music Friday. And show that single not only in the final version but also acoustically, in the bathroom or on your balcony. Make your followers witness to your growth process as an artist, which you also go through on that side and with your followers.
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#3. BORROW (SOMETIMES) A SONG
“Do I have to do covers?” I hear you think. Short answer: no, nothing has to be done. The most important thing is that you make the music you want to make. Longer answer: It often works. Recording a successful song by another artist contributes to your reach, popularity, and recognisability on social media. Not infrequently, an artist scores the biggest hit with a cover. Always make sure that the song fits your own music and contributes to what you want to radiate as an artist so that new followers remain interested in you as an artist even after the cover. And above all, put your own spin on the song: TikTok is not karaoke.
#4. DON’T BORE US, STRAIGHT TO THE CHORUS
Good content immediately gets to the point. In half a second, you need to make it clear what people can expect from your content. And that applies to both your current followers and the careless FYP scrollers. A mic in a shock mount with a pop filter in the picture arouses interest, but if there is first an instrumental intro of 10 seconds, people are long gone. Also bad for the TikTok algorithm, which largely runs on the completion rate of a video. The longer someone watches your video, the higher the algorithm values that video. You, therefore, want to prevent dropping out as much as possible. So: don’t bore us, straight to the chorus. It will hurt your artist’s heart, but on social media, short snippets of your song work better to hold the attention. Moreover, it “forces” people to go to Spotify or Apple Music for listening to the whole song.
#5. POV: YOUR SONG IS RECOGNIZABLE TO EVERYONE
Use different POVs (points of view) when you post a video of your song. The song probably has a specific meaning for you. But in order to reach a large audience with your song, it is good to let go of that personal interpretation a bit. Zoom out: could that text about that first meeting with a loved one, for example, also be about the birth of a child? Or about the day someone was allowed to pick up his puppy, or visited her homeland? By posting the same video from multiple POVs, you’ll keep talking to new people.
#6. GIVE MORE THAN YOU ASK
Shouting from the rooftops that your new track is out is of course also good. You have worked hard for it and would like as many people as possible to listen to it. If you still like STREAM NOW! then stick to 3:1: opposite three posts with personal content, there is one sales post. Always give more than you ask – so do Ed and Adele. Good luck!
As a musician, you can use social media in two ways: one right and one wrong. The assumption that you can achieve quick and easy success here could not be more wrong. Successful use of social media means using clever strategies to promote your music
Social media do’s and don’ts for musicians
You’re supposed to tell the whole story
Share not only your music but also your life. It doesn’t matter whether you’re on tour, recording, partying or even taking a break at the motorway service station, your social media channels should give an insight into your everyday life. Professional live shots are great. But the behind-the-scenes look is what interests people the most. Use your social networks to give all followers a backstage pass. You can take advantage of buy Instagram likes platforms to reach your followers.
Thou shalt not spam
Don’t bombard your audience with hundreds of self-promotional messages and annoying requests to buy your album. There’s enough of that already. It might get you brief peaks of attention. But in the long run, people will turn away from you when nothing more comes from you.
You should use social media for networking
Other acts in your musical niche are not your enemies. They are part of the same community as you. Follow them, and discuss with them. This can result in gigs, you can come to events or entire tours. If you see a band from your virtual circle of friends playing near you, go. Make connections in real life and see what comes of it. If you support musicians in your circle, they will support you too. In other words, build the scene you want to be part of.
Thou shalt follow back
If someone invests the time to follow your account, he or she will probably like your profile and your music or brand. You should too. See who’s following you, and as long as they don’t look like spammers, follow them too. It’s just a matter of courtesy.
Thou shalt not use a hundred different names
Funny account names are funny. But if you’re a musician, you’ll be hard to find. Name all your accounts like your stage name or that of your band. If the name is already taken, make sure you get as close as you can. If a potential fan doesn’t find you, they will remain just a potential fan forever.
Creativity is key to helping you understand and deal with the difficult times in your life. When we are sad, creating something can help us process our feelings, come to terms with what we’re going through, and find a way to move on.
Why Create Art and Music to Express yourself?
It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or a professional artist: it’s never too late to pick up the paint brush (or any other art supplies) and express your emotions through art. As they say, art speaks louder than words.
Therefore, if you feel trapped in the darkness of sadness and loneliness but don’t know how to get out of there, here are some reasons why creating music and art is the best way to express yourself.
They can be a Coping Mechanism
As we mentioned above, if you’re in a creative slump, it can be a sign that there are other things on your mind – things that you’re not dealing with. So when you start creating again, you may find yourself creating music that is about the emotions you’re dealing with. Who knows, you or someone might see potential in your work and hire SEO services Toronto to market your work and make money from it.
If you’re going through some difficult times, you may also find yourself creating something that helps you cope with it. Art and music therapy has been proven to be a way of coping with illnesses and mental health conditions.
They help You Process Your Feelings
Creating art can help you process all the feelings you’re going through. Let’s say you’re feeling really sad because someone you love has passed away. You can write about it, draw about it, and paint about it. You can also listen to sad music and write about how it makes you feel. And you can do the same with happy, joyful music and art.
You can write about how you feel when you listen to a song that brings you joy, or paint how you feel when you’re with someone you love. And you can also do that with sad songs, and paintings. Art and music are great ways to process your feelings because you can use colors, shapes, and sounds to convey everything you’re feeling.