How to Build a Successful Career as an Artist

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Electronic dance music is more popular than ever. It’s not weird to listen to dance music anymore. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Over the past 10 years, EDM has made its way into Top 40 charts, reached millions of listeners through mainstream radio, and had ludicrous amounts of commercial investment poured into it. Many people, especially those who were … Read More

Introducing ToneDen’s New Mobile App

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When you combine the number of new music projects that are being created daily with the fact that SoundCloud has over 12 hours of audio being uploaded to it every minute, choosing what to listen to next is getting harder to do. ToneDen’s free music sharing app lets your favorite artists and friends send you new music – letting them do … Read More

Stop Using So Much Compression

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If you haven’t caught on yet, there’s a lot of bad advice chucked around on the internet. This applies to the electronic music production community as well. In fact, I’ve posted some really bad advice on this website (I’ve deleted A LOT of posts that I wrote earlier on). One common piece of bad advice is to use compression on everything. … Read More