Music piracy amid a pandemic; Interview with Cody Blakely

This Corona pandemic has also made music at the media forefront. This includes getting music online both from streaming and illegal services and encouraging a conversation on music piracy.

Musicians During Covid-19; Interview with Cody Blakely

The conversation about the impact of Covid-19 and it’s context and impact in terms of musicians has been a rather hot topic of conversation. Those in the industry have been impacted as many of us have. The main downfall for musicians and the music industry specifically is finances due to a lack of live performances….

Interviewing Swing’it Dixieband

Merging the centuries within the ’20s, their music blends modern music with a vintage sound. It’s a fantastic way to celebrate the 2020’s with the styles of the 1920s. Traditional jazz music was party music and that’s what they deliver in their songs and their concerts. Their versatility allows them to play for a range of audiences from jazz clubs and speakeasies to weddings to corporate events to festivals.

Galaxy Covers; A Deeper Look with the Creators

Galaxy of Covers is an innovative digital visualization project looking at a list of 50 cover songs and their covers. A team from Imaginative things worked on this project bringing their ideas and visions to life.

Featuring Marc Van Der Meulen; Composer of Dark and Scary Music

Beyond cover music, he also creates original music for the macabre. Providing music for horror productions, video games, films and events School projects, local radio shows, Book trailers, D&D recordings and the like. He releases tracks through Ghost Stories Incorporated with royalty free music with the option for a custom-made complete soundtrack made by yours truly.

KDrummer 16 Q&A

Bringing you amazing drum covers brought to a whole and creative new levels with practical and edited effects. These covers are hard, energetic, amazing and visually stunning. These visuals add to the drum covers themselves allowing them to “capture the beauty of drumming, and of course the drumming of the metal and hard rock genre.”

Switching Styles Features Mako Ray

“My ultimate goal is to become a game developer. I’ve spent a lot of time since I was a teenager learning various skill sets such as art, music and writing, and now it’s just a matter of applying them to something, letting them all come together to finally create something big and proper. In addition to that I’m working on a 3D model right now and considering becoming a vtuber,” explains Mako Ray, “I dunno. I do a lot of weird dumb nonsense and I’m currently collecting a fanbase who is into that weird dumb nonsense”.

Q&A With Mako Ray

Joining only a few years ago in 2017, Mako Ray has gained over 2.8 million views from followers following his artistic career. Now he isn’t just a musician and cover artist but also an artist, and designer. His YouTube channel consists of art, design, game development content, and of course music.

Music, for Mako Ray, is a means to an end, and the end is to listen to something you enjoy and “occasionally that end is supposed to have a specific stronger impact, attempting to elicit certain feelings from people such as happiness, sadness, fear, whatever the situation calls for, and I hope to be able to achieve that in my songs.”

Are John Cage’s Works Really Music?

Growing up, I often heard the argument against modern art (including music) that it wasn’t “real art”. But what is “real art”? What is “real music”? That answer is going to be different depending on whom you ask.