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How To Get Your Music Heard – Review

Author Jon Skinner  |  16 November 2018

Becoming famous through singing and music is a dream that many people strive to make a reality. However, you probably know that it takes several months to get music out. Ask the question: how to...

What’s An EP, What Does EP Stand For & Mean In Music?

Author Mary Woodcock  |  16 November 2018

Here are four integral tips you can use to help enhance your EP!

Music Gateway Sends Member to Cannes Music Industry Conference, MIDEM

Author Mary Woodcock  |  07 November 2018

Brian Alejandro, also known as Nabsora, was one of the lucky winners of our Midem ticket giveaway. We caught up with him to hear his story, what happened at Midem and what he’s up to now

Music In Play: Working With Brands

Author Music Gateway Team  |  31 October 2018

Our friends over at ForTunes wrote this blog to share their top tips for musicians to keep in mind when working with brands. Working with brands – vital things musicians should keep in mind...

Music Thought Download: Top 5 Tips for Collaborating in the Music Industry

Author Jon Skinner  |  23 October 2018

Jon Skinner shares his thoughts and his best tips on how to collaborate as artists and other music professionals. Watch the video to get some real industry insight into why collaborating is...

Music Thought Download: Describing Music with Metadata

Author Randy Klein  |  19 October 2018

Music is very difficult to describe with words, and most descriptions fall short. Music has a shape, yet it is not a tangible form. You simply can’t hold on to it. It leaves the building more...

Music in Play: What is Metadata and why is it so Important?

Author Music Gateway Team  |  18 September 2018

Head of Sync, Jack Skates tells us why Metadata is so important for securing Syncs and gives some top tips on how to use metadata in your music career.

Music in Play: How to License Cover Songs and Remixes for Release

Author Music Gateway Team  |  12 September 2018

Releasing cover songs, remixes and tracks which use samples offer a great way to help your music reach new ears and get your name out to new fans. However, it’s important to make sure you’re doing...

Music in Play: How to Manage your Music Files Online

Author Sophie Small  |  10 September 2018

Check out this quick video to get the top tips on how to manage you music files online with our Head of Operations Sophie Small.

Is Music Gateway Any Good?

Author Mary Woodcock  |  22 August 2018

One of the questions that people ask all the time about Music Gateway is “is it any good?” It is normal to approach any new opportunity with a bit of initial cynicism, but let’s see what...

Play with Music: Make Some Noise – How to Set Up a Recording Studio at Home

Author Music Gateway Team  |  13 August 2018

For any serious musician, when a good idea strikes, you need to get it down on paper as soon as possible. Ideas can leave your head much faster than they ever came into it, so once inspiration...

Play with Music: Ways to Improve Your Practice and Performance on the Piano

Author Music Gateway Team  |  09 August 2018

Some say that Claudio Arrau, one of the greatest piano players of all time, could read music before being able to read words. This is a lesson to take to heart: piano playing, whether you choose...

Play with Music: How to Eliminate the Question – What Should I Write Next?

Author Randy Klein  |  26 July 2018

I have no idea what you should write next! That’s up to you and your musical imagination. But, I may be able to give you some food for thought to help you organize the process so that you can rid...

Working A 9-5 And Having A Successful Music Career

Author Mary Woodcock  |  19 July 2018

Hello my Music Gateway family! I record under the name “John Wallos”, and I have been producing/creating electronic music for roughly 15 years. I have been a part of various projects over the...

Demo Submissions – Managing 3rd Party Submissions

Author Jon Skinner  |  16 July 2018

Sending and receiving demos has long been a real pain in the back side, let’s be honest. It’s time consuming, especially if you are the one on the receiving end of endless emails, links,...

Why Sync is Like Playing the Lottery & Being in it to Win it

Author Randy Klein  |  03 July 2018

I have been submitting my music for usage for sync opportunities for close to 35 years. During that time, I have been lucky to have had some of my music used by outside sources. Yes, sync licenses...

Play with Music: 10 Tips for Creating a Music Brand Identity

Author Mary Woodcock  |  13 June 2018

If you want to make a career out of your music, creating a brand is one of the the most important things you can do. It’s never ‘just about the music’, and to get heard you need to do everything...

Music in Play: Why “Easy Clear” and “One Stop” matter if you want your Music Synced

Author Mary Woodcock  |  11 June 2018

First of all, let’s explain some of the jargon words that you might find when reading anything about music clearance, so you don’t get tripped up when you see them throughout the rest of this...

Music in Play: Insider’s Knowledge – Contracting a Composer

Author Mary Woodcock  |  05 June 2018

With Vick Bain, chief executive of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) calling for an end to ‘Pay to Play’ culture for composers, we thought the write-up of the final...

Play with Music: Loopcloud 2.0 – Changing the Game for Producers & DJs

Author Mary Woodcock  |  24 May 2018

We wanted to recommend a product that will help all you producers and DJs out there – from the freshest amateurs who are still learning about DAWs to the most professional veterans of the...