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Sampling: The Stairway to a Lawsuit

Sampling: The Stairway to a Lawsuit

Once again, the grey area of music sampling has come to the forefront in a lawsuit concerning Led Zeppelin's most famous song, "Stairway To Heaven"...

Build Top Notch Beats with Segments

Build Top Notch Beats with Segments

"You have to listen to this song", he said. "I had all their albums back in the day and this song was amazing". The first thing I did was go on Yo...

This Is How Hip Hop Producers Can Be Successful in the Music Industry

This Is How Hip Hop Producers Can Be Successful in the Music Industry

The music industry is a tricky game - one that many of us are trying to win at but only a few that really succeed. Many producers, beatmakers, rapp...

10 Great Beat Making Tips for Beginners

10 Great Beat Making Tips for Beginners

Even with all the music production and beatmaking information right at your fingertips, it can still be difficult to figure out how to get started m...

5 Things Every Beatmaker Needs in Their Studio

5 Things Every Beatmaker Needs in Their Studio

What you have in your studio is extremely important. You can always make beats with just a simple drum machine and sampler, or your favorite beat...

20 of the Most Influential Hip Hop Producers of All Time

20 of the Most Influential Hip Hop Producers of All Time

Hip Hop wouldn't be where it is today if it weren't for the producers that provide the backbone to every track. It's always the rappers and singers ...

The Ultimate Guide on How to Make Beats

The Ultimate Guide on How to Make Beats

INTRO Making beats has evolved over the years from being a simple drum loop with the occasional sound added in, to full-on music productions th...

Stop Following and Start Leading: Let's Take Hip Hop Back

Stop Following and Start Leading: Let's Take Hip Hop Back

The music business is a funny thing; it can make or break careers and it can also influence a whole generation of music lovers. It can also influenc...

Hip Hop Production or CSI Beats?

Hip Hop Production or CSI Beats?

Is this where music production is headed? I certainly hope so! I recently saw a video about a "crazy synthesizer demo". Here is the video: 9XMfKYV...

I Make Beats and so Should You

I Make Beats and so Should You

I often hear various terms when it comes to beatmaking. "Boom Bap", "Trap", "Underground", and many more are what a lot of beatmakers refer to when ...

4 Ways Any Beatmaker Can End Their Beat

4 Ways Any Beatmaker Can End Their Beat

Beatmaking is always evolving. Sure, making a beat can be very simple and quick for some, but that's if you want to continue doing the norm and not ...

5 Tips You Can Use to Improve Your Music Production

5 Tips You Can Use to Improve Your Music Production

You can never have enough tips and tutorials when dealing with music production, so I put together a list of 5 tips you can start using right now....