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PODCAST EPISODE 030: Songwriter Chip Taylor Discusses ‘Wild Thing,’ Hendrix, ‘Angel of the Morning,’ Shaggy, and More

Chip Taylor wrote “Wild Thing.” He really doesn’t need to write any more songs. But that doesn’t mean he’s showing any signs of stopping. He’s got a new album out, and is eager to discuss everything leading up to this moment on this edition of the Music Is My Life podcast.

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20 Tips to Write 20 Songs in 20 Days (Part Three)

We songwriters borrow from those who came before us. We take a groove we like, we’re inspired by a sample, we think in terms of a particular vocal quality or use a chord progression from another song and write something new over it. We keep one foot planted in what we know already works, so the rest of us can let loose over top.

Student Spotlight: Mark Walker

Mark Walker, is a Grammy award-winning drummer, a professor in the Percussion department at Berklee College of Music, and an instructor of Afro-Cuban Drums at Berklee Online. And after this weekend, he’ll also be a Berklee Online graduate.

20 Tips to Write 20 Songs in 20 Days (Part Two)

This is the second of four articles, published every Monday this month, suggesting 20 songwriting activities to help push outside the writing process that may be familiar to you.

CD Baby Guest Post: The 5 Most Important Things to Know about Music Distribution in the Streaming Era

At CD Baby, we can make songs available on platforms like Spotify and Apple Music in a matter of days, but artists who rush through the distribution process often miss opportunities that could’ve helped their music go further.

PODCAST EPISODE 029: Evan Dando of the Lemonheads Talks Songwriting, Guitar Preferences, and That Simon & Garfunkel Song That He Doesn’t Hate Anymore

Evan Dando has been releasing music for more than 30 years, reaching a commercial high point in the early and mid 90s with the Lemonheads albums “It’s a Shame about Ray” and “Come on Feel the Lemonheads.”

20 Tips to Write 20 Songs in 20 Days (Part One)

Over the course of four articles, published every Monday this month, I’m going to suggest 20 songwriting activities to help push outside the writing process that may be familiar to you.

Berklee Online Announces Film Scoring Master’s Degree

Following its successful Master of Arts in Music Business and Master of Music in Music Production degrees, Berklee Online announces the brand new Master of Music in Film Scoring program, coming in 2020.

Band Name Ideas That Will Make You Stand Out on Google

You know what SEO means, right? Search Engine Optimization: Optimize your band name for the search engines! Don’t pick something ungoogleable!

What the Sequential TOM Drum Machine (and Knight Rider) Can Teach Us about MIDI Implementation

A beat from a 1980s drum machine, combined with a 1980s TV show and new technology make for a wild ride.