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Another week over! Here’s a bunch of thing we liked this week across the musical web.

 

1. Why are verse lyrics so hard to write?

So you have the hook, now you gotta get the story right. Some top tips on getting the verse lyrics sorted on your next song.

http://garyewer.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/why-are-verse-lyrics-so-hard-to-write/

 

2. Lego step sequencer

This is not a trick is actually works. Built at a Hackathon in the States, a webcam detects the colours of the bricks and plays the appropriate sound. Cool!

https://vimeo.com/45026119#

 

3. Using QR codes to promote.

QR codes are great, they are the funny looking square patterns that are popping up everywhere.

But what are they for? What you need is a QR reader in your smart phone. It scans the square which then opens the phones browser and takes you directly to the content. Check out how this band used them on a poster for ideas.

http://www.independentrockstar.com/2040/qr-codes-posters-matt-moran-band/

 

4. Complete Guide to Sync Licensing

After our article on our main site about Cover Songs, I found this great video article all about Sync Licensing from DIY musician

http://diymusician.cdbaby.com/the-diy-musicians-complete-guide-to-sync-licensing/

 

5. Beatsurfing – The Organic MIDI Controller Builder

This is an awesome new programmable midi controller for the iPad.  Especially if you like your music glitchy. Check out a few of the videos and demos to get an idea of what this is truly capable of.

http://beatsurfing.net/

Don’t forget to check our latest post on our main website  Do you need a license for a Cover Song?

Have a good weekend!   Steve  🙂

 

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