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Diane Warren Announces New Album

I saw that Diane Warren is going to make an album herself. I am surprised, given she is known solely for her songwriting. I wonder what her songs will sound like. Do you think her album will be good? “I am writing new songs all the time, and I really think I’m writing my best songs right now.”

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YouTube Music Subscriber Count

YouTube Music Subscriber Count

Have YouTube Music? You’re not alone. It has turned into a very popular music streaming service, and I think it is here to stay.
“Speaking to investors on a Q3 Alphabet earnings call, the media giant’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, said: “YouTube subscriptions continue to grow. YouTube now has over 30 million Music and Premium paid subscribers and over 35 million including those on free trials.”

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Diversity in Music

Diversity in Music

People in the music industry are calling for more diversity. I think diversity is a great asset, no matter what industry. Have you noticed a need for diversity?
“The music business can’t have an effect on society until we’ve held ourselves accountable,” said Binta Niambi Brown with the Black Music Action Coalition.”

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Is Your Song A Hit? How To Evaluate Before Releasing

Is Your Song A Hit? How To Evaluate Before Releasing

You’ve written the song, performed it, and had it mixed and mastered. Hopefully, you’re proud of your work and are ready to release it. Now what? How can you tell you won’t be the only one to like it? 

One of the best ways to tell if your song will connect with an audience is to play it for family and friends. Make sure you can trust them to give their honest opinion; faux praise will ultimately turn into a negative outcome. In fact, it is even better to allow your family and friends to listen to the song from its infancy. That way, you can get feedback from people who are not in the music industry while you make the song. 

Another way to predict if your song will be a hit is by listening to the song while driving, surrounded by songs currently dominating your favorite radio station. Does your song flow with the others? Is it enjoyable while driving freely? How about while sitting at a red light? If your song is in any way unenjoyable to you in this setting, it might be time to rethink if it is actually ready for release. 

While making a hit song takes a lot of luck, following the steps above could easily increase your chances of getting positive audience reception. So don’t wait; finish that song and get others’ opinions! You might just find yourself with your biggest song yet.

Apple One Launch

Apple One Launch

Apple is including Apple Music in their new bundle, Apple One. Pricing starts at $15 per month. It is a much better price than buying all the services separately. Will you be getting Apple One?
“The bundle varies by geography but generally combines Apple’s news, music, video, and cloud storage offerings.”
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Bruce Springsteen Visits ‘The Daily Show’

Bruce Springsteen Visits ‘The Daily Show’

Bruce Springsteen’s latest album tackles topics such as police brutality. He went on ‘The Daily Show’ to tell Trevor Noah about it. I saw the album is a big sales success. Did you listen to it?
““I didn’t think it was going to be particularly controversial at the time — it ended up being a little more so than I thought,” Springsteen told Noah.”

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