Digital Music Distribution

EVEARA’s analytics capabilities and marketing modules enables music creators to interact with their fan base like never before.EVEARA was born out of extensive music industry experience focused on solving a real need.Digital music distribution is booming and will continue to do so for many years. Over the past decade, the surge in digital music has led to a multiplication of software and applications to download or stream music online. While this trend has increased visibility and reach for artists, producers, and labels, it has also created a duplication of platforms and complicated submission processes. There is Amazon, Apple, Juke, Deezer, Google, Pandora, Rhapsody, Spotify, Kkbox, and Tidal, just to name a few. A total of over 500 DSPs worldwide.

Levent Karahn is Founder & Chief Executive Officer at EVEARA. He brings 30 years’ experience in the music industry, and is one of the foremost global entrepreneurs of digital music distribution. He was A&R Manager (www.SonyMusic.com), Publisher (www.UniversalMusic.com), Founder/CEO (www.JAYEntertainment.com), Founder/CEO of world’s 1st standardized application for digital music distribution (www.YOOM.net), COO (www.247Entertainment.com), Founder/CEO (www.REGGAEinc.com), Member of the Reggae Academy & Awards, Founder/President (www.UMIJam.com), and Founder/CEO (www.EVEARA.com).

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Download Royalty Free Music

So you are searching for great music for your podcast, videos, or audiobooks. And when you are looking for the music, probably, you have three main concerns beyond your preference for the right music: you do not want to shell out oodles of cash, you want to make sure that the music you are going to choose is legal to use and you will not break any copyright laws by using the music in your project, and you want to make sure that the music is royalty free. If you want to get music for your project without much hassle, you should look for a reputed company that offers royalty free music.

A reputed company, such as CSS Music, offers two ways to download royalty free music: single track download and virtual CD downloads. So you can get music as per your needs. Under single track download, you can just buy 1 track or save with volume discounts. What’s more, you can select music using 3 search systems and organize your selections with the Playlist tool. CSS Music offers Q-Disc™ download option through which you can download entire CD volumes from any of its royalty free libraries.

Radio Music of the 70’s

When I remember songs from the radio stations of the 70’s I remember feeling a sense of positivity, joy and inspiration. A sense of expansion, of spiritual awareness, infinity and the power of universal spirit charges my body like an electrical current. When hear the lyrics I am constantly reminded keep our head up! That things are going to get better! That even though we walk in the material dimension we are still spiritual beings. And we must never forget this important truth.

Radio music of the 70’s was probably the greatest production of music in any era. And this is across the board… all genre, from County, Folk, Funk Rock and Jazz. It was superior in many ways due to the fact the artists were allowed to create freely. Using rich poetic lyrics that combine imagery and complex storylines. Like Gordon Lightfoot’s haunting, “If You Could Read My Mind”, Jim Croce’s, “Time in a Bottle”, and Breads “Diary”. Of course the classic “Hotel California” is a cross generational hit that is played at campfires by young musicians. Dolly Parton, Charlie Rich and Glen Campbell county songs were all hits. And we all sang them. John Denver’s

Rap Music

Rap music worked its way to mainstream music around the late 70s to the early 80s. Those who study history would trace rap musics roots way back in American history when Griots or West African folk poets used to deliver their stories in a rhythmic tone accompanied by drums and other sparse instrumentation. Today, the art of rapping has evolved into something that spans cultural and lifestyle dimensions.

Folk roots meet Jamaican-style
Rap music combines the poetry of the Griots with Jamaican-style toasting. Toasting is used by Jamaican disc jockeys or DJs in dance parties to coax people to dance to their music. DJs are the first rappers or MCs (short for master of ceremonies). They would speak over their music to shout out slogans like Work it, work it and Move it to keep encourage continuous dancing on the dance floor. Soon, toasting became longer and became less about dancing and more about life and having fun. Contextually, these raps can be insult raps, news raps, message raps, nonsense raps, and party raps.

This early way of rapping was soon enhanced to include manual manipulation of the sound system to

Inspirational Music

Some say that it’s the musician and composer who are inspired, others say it’s music that inspires. No need to debate. To me, it’s like sharing the air we breathe. Isn’t that the meaning of the word “in-spire”? The composer/musician inhales the inspiration of whatever muse presents itself. Then exhales the most exquisitely inspirational music, that touches everyone who listens as they in turn are in-spired.

What music is inspirational? We think first of all of what we call “spiritual” music. This can be gospel music, hymns, Christmas carols or other music with religious affiliations. It can be traditional tunes with uplifting lyrics like “Amazing Grace”.

But truly, isn’t music medicinal, each to his own medicine? For some, it’s hip hop or rap. For others, it’s ethnic music, Irish, Greek, Punjab, or reggae. Still others are most inspired by country, bluegrass, or folk. Maybe its movie or tv soundtracks and themes, or classical, avant garde, or techno.

It doesn’t matter what kind of music inspires you, it’s what it does to you that matters. Music can open your eyes, make you think, make you think more deeply. Music can energize you, fill

Alternative Music

The evolution of music has brought forth hundreds of music variations in so many forms to the basic music categories. This diversity in music forms have categorized in alternative music those ish style music that come as slight style alterations to most popular music forms (i.e. alternative rock or rock-ish music for rock music that does not really fit into the mainstream genres of a particular time period).

Alternative music is a category coined as a sort of catch-all for those sub-genres that are unclassified but can be traced with similarities to popular genres. These alternative music are usually those that were not released commercially and are recorded on independent labels. Some music from this category, from word of mouth, would soon find its way into the mainstream and become commercially successful.

Off-Country
Country music that does not conform to the prevailing country style is generally classified as alternative music. Musicians playing alternative country music are generally those who do not subscribe to high production values and popularity concerns. Their music are of lo-fi sound quality and often incorporated strong punk and rock and roll qualities and contained lyrics that are

The Benefits You Can Get From Rap Music

In today’s world of modern music, it seems that almost any topic related to different types of songs and lyrics has been widely debated, discussed and analyzed. Regardless of the outcomes of such discussions, it is very useful for us to develop things for our life in the music world.

While I was gathering the facts for this article, I was quite surprised to find that some of the issues which I had thought were settled and laid to rest, are still the subject of heated debate. Would you like to find out what those in-the-know have to say about the benefits you can get from rap music? The information in the article below comes straight from well-informed experts with special knowledge about what benefits you can get from rap music.

When people talk about rap music the first thing that springs to mind is the songs with their rapid rhythms and lyrics, which may only be appealing to a particular group of listeners, namely teens and young adults. This is due to its exciting and non-stop singing, which may serve to make it less appealing to older people. However, rap

Pop Music

One genre that appeals to most everyone is pop music owing to its light and catchy qualities. Pop music is so aptly called because it is a categorization that is largely based on the popularity of a song. There is no clear and distinct parameters to classify a song as pop music. For the most part, its popularity should translate to records sold and radio air times.

Pop music is a combination of various styles influenced by the evolving music forms. The development of pop music is one that is progressive, rolling over from generation to generation to snowball into its current form. As this is so, pop music has taken so many forms through each decade to reflect the musical preference of a particular generation.

Rich Vocals
During the 50s, popular tunes were those that were vocally rich with a string accompaniment and a vocal chorus back up. Country music and American folk music were great hits along with variations of standard formats. Great American songbook classics, crooners and big band singers adopted other musical techniques to give their music a modern twist. The listening public lapped these enhancements up

The Effects Of Listening To Music

Country music is a genre that has long been a favorite of many. This music has a simple vocalizes and harmonies accompanied by string instruments such as banjoes, electric and acoustic guitars, fiddles such as violins, and harmonicas. It originated from southern United States and cowboy music from the west. Their genre usually includes romantic and melancholic ballads.

Music has major influences in our lives. Upbeat music such as pop music gets you excited and on the go while calm music such as piano solos or instrumentals helps you to calm down and relax. Like every genre, Country Song has its effects to the listeners.

The good effects

Listening to your favourite country song is good for your cardiovascular system according to the studies conducted by the researchers of t the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in Baltimore. Happy music increases blood vessel dilation therefore it maximizes the flow of blood and the efficiency of providing oxygen to the cells resulting into a relaxing state. “Most of the participants in the study selected country genre as their favorite to evoke joy”, according to Dr. Miller

Music Promotion Plus Points

So you’re a music artist/band and you’ve got your Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and other social media sites signed up to. But are you on Google+?

If not, you’re missing out. Big time.

Google+ is one of the fastest-rising social networking platforms. 21 days after its launch on July 2010, it had 20 million hits. In September, it already had 25 million registered users – not bad for a fledgling and super-new website.

An artist/band needs to deal with Digital Music Distribution so they can make their names and talents known, and eventually sell their music online. If Google+ can do this, go ahead and sign up!

Why Choose Google+?

1.    Higher ranking
Google+ is a product of Google itself; no wonder search results for Google+ users are THE first on-screen results. This is great because music promotion totally comes into play – isn’t it exposure that artists and bands desire? So keep on top and sign up.

2.    Advantageous features
Case in point: singer-songwriter Daria Musk. With the free Google+ features, specifically Google Hangout, Daria Musk was able to hold a virtual concert for fans and new listeners from around the world. With a core

Testing for the effects of Music

Testing the Effects of Music on Reading Comprehension Skills under Different Music Environments

The influence of background music on working cognitive memory has been a debate and has become a subject that has gotten many psychological researches involved. At the same time, thanks to the advancement of technology, we now can listen to music almost wherever we may end up going. Background music while studying has become an almost every day task for students. Many students listen to music while they study. Do we want our students listening to music while they study?

School achievement clearly predicts future educational attainment (Savolainen, Ahonen, Aro, Tolvanen and Hlopainen, 2008).  As we see on a daily basis, this habit is well accepted in most institutions and there is nothing that is being done to ban it, not to mention the fact there is no research with data that would back such arguments whether it’s for this habit of against it. (Darrow, Standley and Swedberg, 2007, p. 25) state in their study that according to (Tucker, 1981) “it is widely believed that music learning, music reading and/or, music participation enhance academic

Music promotion platform for music artists

Music meetup platforms as the very name suggests are platforms where the music artists, promoters and friends can come together to experience different forums about the music industry and positive music, showcases to share your original among the audience who understands and appreciates your music. Various listening sessions are organized with panels to evaluate your work constructively and lead you towards your progress and betterment. These platforms are most genuine forums for music artists and singers to form network, meet and collaborate with new friends and talk shops. The idea or objective behind any community is to uplift, support and enlighten the musicians, music artists and singers.

Impact of social media

Today when we talk about social media, the concept is no longer limited to what we call sharing pictures and updating profiles. There are special platforms and social networking sites dedicated to special purposes. For instance, the Singers and songwriters’ platform provide essential platform for the singers and music artists from across the globe to form networks and collaborate for business purposes. There are many such sites available in the internet today but you need to

Sing like Royalty

The Beginning: Prince Royce

A new talent is making his presence known in World, Latin and Tropical music circles. Born Geoffrey Royce Rojas, from New York City, in the Bronx, but better known professionally as Prince Royce this talented musician and record producer released his self-titled debut album . The album quickly climbed to the top of Billboard’s Tropical Albums chart and was certified platinum and includes the platinum singles “Stand by Me” and “Corazón Sin Cara.”

While the former is another cover of an all-time classic, the latter is a fantastic smooth Latin groove about love without judgments or preconceptions. And while Prince Royce deftly handles the English standards, it’s his Spanish tracks that are truly exceptional

Music for the Soul

Even if your Spanish is limited to a restaurant menu and ordering margaritas, Royce’s light, bright, fluid and happening style makes his music compelling and well worth your attention, especially Prince Royce Sheet Music.His second album, PHASE II, features his riff on another timeless Sixties classic, “Close to You,” and also includes his version of “Eres Tu.” The title basically translates as “It’s You,” and then musically enumerate a great honking list of superlatives easily

Family Music Room Design

Musician or not, many home owners are fond of adding a space or a room in their home where they can sing and play musical instruments. They call it media or music room. Aside from its obvious purpose, it can also serve as a place to relax and unwind after a day at school or after a stressful work in the office. It will be best for the interior design of the room to reflect a rejuvenating ambiance to make it a great place to ease off.

One way to make the room interesting and at the same time stylish and elegant is by carefully selecting modern wall decor and modern wall artwork that could complement the personality and likes of the owner. Since we want the room to be a perfect place to take a breather, garden and nature inspired modern wall decor and modern wall artwork may work as the concept of the room. Paint the room using light colors such as blue and green. You can also paint the walls with trees and flowers or you can use indoor plants to match the

Hip Hop Push

When we delve into the world of promotions for hip hop artists and producers, there are are only a handful of respected and reputable companies leading the way.This does limit the options that artists have. But from my experience, these top hip hop promotions companies do deliver on their promises of getting artists the exposure they need to become more well known on the independent level, as well as getting signed to a record label.

One of the things I always tell artists is that they can’t do everything by themselves. I know, I know, you’re an artist who thinks that all the record labels and promotion companies in the world are all snakes. While that may be true in some cases, there are actually some honest and reputable indie labels and rap promotion companies that are successful at pushing new artists into the limelight and making stars out of them.

As an artist you have to be willing to delegate certain tasks so you can focus on creating quality music.You can’t do that if you’re burnt out from managing your own career, booking your own studio time, setting up your own shows, creating the art

Rapping Tips

The word ‘rapping’ or ‘rap’ which originally means ‘to hit’ is the art of delivering rhymes, poetry or simply wordplay in a rhythmic manner. This form of rhyming which is also known as emceeing is associated with hip hop music. The art of rapping has its roots in Africa, and it existed long before the development of hip hop music, though in a different form. The ‘Griots’ of West Africa had mastered the art of delivering stories in a rhythmic manner. They used drums and other musical instruments while narrating these stories.

The following tips would help in developing the rapping skills and enable the artist to deliver a fine performance. These tips also include different methods to refine the technique.
The first and foremost thing that one should consider before starting off is to develop his/her enunciation skills and learn to control the breath.
Listening to songs/music properly before starting to rap is important. One should listen to the beats of the instruments carefully and feel the rhythm.
In order to rap properly, one should try to practice saying the same number of syllables repeatedly within a certain time limit. It helps in honing the skills of singing

Guitar Tips to Help you Play the Guitar

The sound of a guitar can make you feel better simply by the soothing tones you hear. For many people the guitar is not just an instrument to be listened to, it is an instrument that is calling out to be played and played with heart and soul. To enable these people to play the guitar with heart and soul there are various guitar tips they can look into.

These guitar tips can be given by friends who have been playing their guitar for some time and have proven to be successful. Other tips for guitar playing can be found with various guitar instructors. You will also find many guitar experts who are willing to share their various styles and techniques and who will have valuable guitar tips to impart.

These different guitar tips are great ways for you to find the best way of not just playing your guitar but also for keeping your guitar in great shape. You will find lots of guitar tips for just about every subject that is used in guitar playing.

For instance if you are left handed and you are feel that you can’t learn

Singing Tips for Kids

For all you young children out there who love singing and would like to get better at it, here are some tips for you to frame a career as a professional singer. Have a look…

Music happens to be one of those rare things which each and every child enjoys. Though most 5-year olds, 6-year olds, 8-year olds, etc., are at an age where they are too young to understand music theories or music appreciation, nevertheless, nearly all of them enjoy the ‘sound’ of music. This is something which is very important, and it is often a very decisive factor in a child pursuing music or developing a serious interest in it at a later stage.

Singing happens to be one aspect of music that most kids are introduced to in the early stages of school. A friendly looking music teacher, who is slightly plump, with rimmed glasses that rest at the tip of her nose, sitting at the piano, teaching ‘Popeye the Sailorman’ to a bunch of young enthusiastic kiddos, is a very common sight, and one which instantly brings a smile on the face of any bystander. Well, the liking for music (not to mention the increasing influence

Singing Tips for Beginners

If you are a singing enthusiast or someone who is new to serious singing, you may want to check out the following singing tips. These will not only lead you on to a great start, but will also help you in the long run.

Make no mistake, singing tips aren’t something that are applicable only to beginners or youngsters or newcomers to singing. Music is one such field wherein a singer (as well as a musician) forever remains a student. The day a singer or a musician starts feeling or behaving like a ‘Mr. Knows-it-all’, that’s when he stops getting better at his art, and that’s also when his decline as an artiste begins.

On the basis of all that I’ve learned, heard, read, seen, and experienced as a singer, here are a few singing tips that newcomers must make a ‘note’ of. Please Note: By ‘beginners’, I do not necessarily mean just kids or children. The magic of melody is such, that it arouses interest in a person’s mind at any time of his life. So the following apply to people of all ages, right from a 10-year-old girl to a retired grandfather.

Listen, Listen, Listen!
A singer should always

Singing Tips

Most of us love to sing, or at least hum, in the privacy of our homes and never think of actually developing our singing abilities any further than that. ‘Real’ singing is something reserved for the professionals. If you have been hampered by this little gem of an excuse, chuck it away, far away and be hampered no more. Singing is a thing of joy, something that lightens up the soul and you shouldn’t let professional considerations interfere with matters of the soul. In short, don’t let anyone tell you it is beyond you. True, some people are born with an innately extraordinary voice, but it is possible too to develop a reasonably good singing voice through proper vocal training. Keep in mind though that you can develop your voice only as far as your natural abilities allow, and you can – and should – sound only like yourself. Never try to sound like any of the established singers, however much you admire them. Develop your own unique style. There is little point in putting all your training efforts into becoming an ersatz item.

There are different vocal training techniques, depending on the kind of music you would like