Content Marketing
The Animalz Content Marketing Benchmark Report 2021
The difference between “good” and “bad” distortion
The 3 levels of sampling (beginner to pro)
Kenny Beats’ 5 production tips for saving time and staying inspired
Splice Awards 2021 | Celebrating the artists who push sound forward
12 ways to find new fans for your music (that you probably haven’t tried before)
How to organize and revisit your ‘leftover’ music projects
The Problem with “Writing is Thinking”
The 15 best Black Friday deals for music production (2021)
Flipping anime OSTs into beats in FL Studio
Exploring the world of data sonification
Vote for your favorite producer in this year’s Splice Awards
Keeping the pedal steel guitar alive | 5 players on the instrument’s influence and evolution
How to use Minimal Audio’s Rift
What to know before hiring a manager for your music
How livestreaming can impact your music career
Making beats with iconic video game sound effects
What is waveshaping? | How to add color to even the simplest of sounds
The history of adaptive music in video games
What is the phantom fundamental?
How to make a pop beat in 10 minutes
A complete guide to guitar amp simulator plugins
Kenny Beats’ 10 favorite plugins (stock and paid)
Announcing our new ‘Nova’ artist partnership with SoundCloud
Breaking down 3 contrasting tracks co-produced by Kenny Beats
Flipping horror movie soundtracks into beats with FL Studio
How to succeed in the studio as a music producer
The music of Naruto: Analyzing the harmony of KANA-BOON’s “Silhouette”
Audio-tactile synesthesia | Can you feel what I hear?
Kenny Beats’ 30 essential sources for inspiration
Learn with Kenny Beats, Splice’s first-ever Artist in Residence
How to recreate songs by Daft Punk, Kanye West, and more using VocalSynth 2
The Content Value Curve
Tainy, Taiko, and Kat Dahlia on the origins of reggaeton
Beyond Reggaeton: Artists share how the genre shaped new sounds and styles
An in-depth look at 5 instruments from South India
How to make your synth lead stand out (free preset included)
5 of the most important rhythms in music
Bad Snacks and J3PO on how RC-20 Retro Color shapes their sounds
Self-releasing your music | A DIY guide to releasing a record
Developing your brand as a musician: Message, audience, and more
How to make a lo-fi house beat in 10 minutes
How to make an entire track using only Serum (free presets and MIDI included)
The Four Forces of Bad Content
What are inter-sample peaks and true peaks?
5 different ways to overcome beat block
12 challenges to level up your music production skills
4 lessons on sound design from Wave Racer
How to create your own album artwork
7 ideas for making your music more unique
A guide to the most common audio cables
Make learning a habit with our top tips and tutorials on music production
The best free effects plugins you need in 2021 (VST / AU)
4 tips on composing for film from Tori Letzler
Why non-commercial radio matters to a musician’s career
5 tips for protecting your hearing as a musician
How Meek Mill’s “Sharing Locations (feat. Lil Baby & Lil Durk)” was made
What is a patchbay (and when do you need one)?
3 tips for writing authentic songs from Rynn
What is a DI box (and why would I use one)?
4 easy ways to improve your chord progressions
What is modular synthesis (and why should you care)?
What is phantom power?
Do musicians need to be content creators? | Content marketing for artists
5 mastering myths you’ve believed this whole time
End of the World on preserving their music’s message while reimagining their sound
How are vacuum tubes used in music and audio?
Sampling and sound design tips for string instruments
The 8 levels of 808s
The legacy of Parris Bowens
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Oliver on 3 qualities that make a great sample pack
The Search Singularity: How to Win in the Era of Infinite Content
6 creative strategies for finishing your work
Redefining success: How to identify what matters most to you
How loud should you master your music?
How to add analog warmth to your tracks using plugins
Music, comedy, and sample culture collide in AudeoBox’s In the Box
Business basics for creatives: Budgeting, goal setting, and more
6 tips for finding your signature sound as an artist
Recreating Cardi B, The Weeknd, and SZA’s beats (free MIDI files included)
What is FM synthesis?
Oliver on his most iconic loops, new sounds, and Doja Cat’s “Say So”
Exploring different digital filter types and techniques
Recreating the bassline from Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now”
Make it grain | An introduction to granular synthesis
Hyper-Competitive Content Marketing With Buffer’s Ash Read | Episode 61
Why you should care about polyrhythms as a music producer
What is wavetable synthesis?
The Content Writing Guide: How to Write Blog Posts That Readers Care About
How to use acapellas to improve your production chops
11 tools for building a successful career as a DIY musician
Madame Gandhi on sound design and mindfulness in music production
6 things that are holding back your music career
How to use parallel compression in your music
The state of touring today and into the future
5 songwriting and vocal production tips from Viktoria Liv
5 advanced MIDI velocity techniques
How to get an album pressed to vinyl
A beginner’s guide to Ableton Live: Surviving your first 10 minutes
How to make a boom bap beat in 10 minutes
3 strategies for auditioning samples | How to choose the right sound
Get your music into the hands of Murda Beatz and hear his tips for producers
Exploring the world of skeuomorphism
Breaking down lo-fi and house music with Beatmaker and Astra
Accelerate your sampling workflow with Splice Bridge
How to use Splice’s new Beatmaker
How to use Splice’s new Astra synthesizer
The importance of an intentional workflow for your music
How to design a weapon sound for video games
Hook, Line, Sinker: How to Write an Introduction
How to use field recordings as a songwriting tool
Making generative music in Ableton Live (free project file included)
How Seo Taiji combatted censorship and paved the way for K-pop
The vast world of South Asian percussion instruments
Pass the beat (featuring The Kount, Kaelin Ellis, J3PO, and Dresage)
AI, Twitter Marketing & The Creator Economy with Blake Emal | Episode 60
Fraser T Smith (Adele, Kano) on how music starts with a conversation
What are harmonics? | Exploring the fabric of music
How Yoko Shimomura became one of the most iconic composers in video game music
Product-Led Content & Thinking Like a Strategist with Dr. Fio Dossetto | Episode 59
How to use active listening to inspire your next song
10 types of melodies you should know about
The secret chord for adding a gospel flair to your music
Less grinding, more flowing: How to work well without the hustle
How procedural audio brings sounds to life in video games
3 ways to fix an unfinished or ‘boring’ beat
3 tips on crafting a unique sonic identity from Nick Ward
How to choose sounds and timbres that fit your track
Sleep Deez (BTS, Eric Bellinger) on the importance of connecting with fans and giving back
What’s an EPK? | How to put an electronic press kit together
Flipping sounds from outer space in Ableton Live
How the Shaw Brothers Studio paved the way for Wu-Tang Clan
Creative sampling techniques for making thematic film scores
Microphones you didn’t know existed: Parabolic mics, hydrophones, and more
Erika Montes on building relationships and always getting back up | The Come Up
You’re a Content Marketer, Not a Writer
3 tips on finding your own sound from awfultune
Breaking down the beat in Chris Brown and Young Thug’s “Go Crazy”
Finding an audience for your music when it’s genreless, niche, or cross-over
Making music from the sounds of Iceland’s glaciers
How to use Arturia’s Pigments 3
As Told By: Racial injustice told through music
Get your beat heard by Rvssian (Post Malone, YG, Tyga) and win $1,000
4 music production tips from krs.
What are NFTs and what do they mean for the music industry?
Persuasive Writing In Three Steps: Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis
The history, ingredients, and techniques behind jazz hop
Terrace Martin (Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott) talks his favorite synths and makes a beat
Yves C. Pierre on mentorship, The-Dream, and confidence | The Come Up
What is music copyright? | Breaking Down the Biz
The evolution of production in BTS’ discography
Why ‘Vertical Volatility’ Is the Missing Link in Your Keyword Strategy
What makes the audio of Mario Kart 8 so fantastic?
5 techniques for improving your drums
Common on the state of hip hop and his new remix contest
3 tips on leveling up your sampling from Boston Chery
What it means to be heard
3 simple ways to use randomization in your music
The history of randomness and chance in music
Experiment, Systematize, Differentiate: The Content Strategy Maturity Model
Behind the beat in Ariana Grande’s “34+35”
Phil Greiss (J Balvin, Jason Derulo) on the stories behind “Mi Gente,” “Savage Love,” and more
Celebrating the record label execs who lifted others up
Tayla Parx (Ariana Grande, Panic! At The Disco) on writing anthems and collaboration
How to promote your music on TikTok
Persuade Like a Lawyer: How to Write to Convince a Jury of Readers
How to use reharmonization in your remixes
The long road: How to stay motivated on your artistic journey
How to beat the algorithm and grow your social following as an artist
The 3 most important MIDI controllers
The Animalz Method for Writing High-Quality Content
Abhita Austin on The Creator’s Suite, making space, and more
8 tips for writing better lyrics
Konrad OldMoney on breaking into the world of video game music
How to Write a Blog Post Outline
JetsonMade (Jack Harlow, DaBaby) on his sound and the importance of authenticity
Tiffany Miranda on Girls Make Beats and their music placement in Coming 2 America
5 free instrument plugins every music producer should have in 2021 (VST / AU)
4 non-profit organizations on the importance of accessible music education
Monique Blake on taking career risks, calls from Idris Elba, and more | The Come Up
The Hybrid Content Team
Exploring the world of open tunings on guitar
How to build a creative ecosystem as a musician
How to find your voice with sampling
Beyond hearing: Perception, notation, and expanding our senses
Why you should change your artist name (and how to do it right)
TM88 (Lil Uzi Vert, Drake) on Eternal Atake, type beats, and creative philosophies
How to create melodies for different moods
A look at hyperpop production with Angelus, Blackwinterwells, and Alice Gas
Mjeema Pickett on curating music, radio, and overcoming challenges | The Come Up
How to Do a Content Audit (the Strategic Way)
Nija on the future of R&B
How 5 screen composers got their start and sustain their careers
Sango (Frank Ocean, Bryson Tiller) showcases his workflow in Reason+
Electric piano sound design tips with J3PO
3 timeless songwriting lessons from Alex Winston
3 tips for using microphones and recording live instruments
KAYTRANADA on shaping his sound and the future of funk
How to Interview Someone for an Article
The intersection of music and recycling
How to design a dynamic game audio mix
How to create drum patterns across genres (lo-fi hip hop, metal, and more)
Child on creating music videos and commanding respect | The Come Up
Braxton Cook on the future of jazz music
How to Get Competitors Speaking Your Language
Pudge Tribbett on what Gospel music taught him and the power of performance
How to Go Viral: A Content Marketer’s Guide
The ‘Google Knows Best’ Fallacy
Deep Cuts and Smash Hits: The Best of Animalz in 2020
6 Lessons Learned from a Year of Content Strategy