A while ago an article about a website promising a free money scheme popped into my inbox.

The point of the scheme was to get an AI to make an album with royalty-free samples that you could upload to Spotify in your name.

The website pointed out that you may distribute your album to Spotify and play it in the background 24/7 to collect streaming payments.

Sounds great, right?

Questionable makes use of Spotify like this take away from the already small pool of money available to artists that distribute their music on Spotify.

Now, using an AI to write an album for you with royalty-free samples so you’ll be able to distribute it and personally stream it to earn money is definitely a grey area—and it’s pretty silly.

But similar schemes that promise to improve your stream counts on Spotify are much more dangerous—and they hurt developing artists more than you might think.

To keep your tracks safe on Spotify and other streaming websites, here’s how you can protect yourself from fake streams.

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Free plugins are one of the greatest things about being a music producer in 2021. High-quality music production tools have never been more accessible for the average musician. However, with more freeware plugins showing up on the scene daily, understanding which ones work for your music production isn’t easy. That’s why we’re introducing you to the most useful and creative free music plugins in this article.

Creative developers will never stop releasing amazing tools for music production.

Plugins like EQcompressionreverb, and synths have been around forever, however, there’s always a fresh new take on the core concepts to discover.

This month we take a look at some extraordinary approaches to plugin design that you’ll need to download right away.

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Lo-fi music has taken on tons of different meanings in recent years.

The term low-fidelity once referred just to the quality of a sound signal.

Especially, a sonic signal of a poorer quality—usually one produced by cassettes.

However today, the grainy, warbling sound that got here from tape recordings and cassettes has given birth to an entire genre of music and production style.

Lo-fi music now refers to an entirely instrumental brand of sample-based hip-hop beat production—and its sprawling community of beatmakers, listeners, and live streaming playlists.

The genre has exploded in popularity over the few years past, especially on YouTube.

So that you might be keen on learning more about the new genre. Especially, if you want to create lo-fi tracks of your own.

In this article we’ll have a look at everything there’s to know about lo-fi music—the music theory behind it, the different production techniques used to make it, and where to get the most effective lo-fi samples.

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A fantastic song can seem like it’s a personal little musical world.

When all the things fall into place, a tightly produced track feels as if it should have come from a single artist’s creativeness.

However, the reality is much more advanced.

Most music you hear is the result of many collaborators working together at completely different stages within the process.

In case you mostly work by yourself, you may not have thought about how much this aspect of modern music workflows can affect your outcomes.

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Rhythm is one of the fundamental aspects of music theory.

To make great harmonies and melodies you should know how rhythm works and how it is used in your tracks.

Rhythm can get difficult very quickly, but if you learn a few simple concepts it’s not as hard to understand as you may think.

In this guide, we’ll unpack everything you need to know about rhythm and start applying rhythmic or polyrhythmic concepts in your creative process.

You’ll know how we subdivide rhythms in music, how time signatures work, and how to begin understanding compound and odd time.

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