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What Is A Song?
By Jerry Flattum - 09/27/2004 - 11:40 AM EDT

What is a song? A song is defined not only by its structural components--melody, lyric, harmony--but also by style, genre, production, vocalist and message. A quick historical view will help illustrate how songs through the ages have in some ways remained the same, but also how it is the differences that define more accurately what a song is.

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Doing It Yourself: CD Design and Duplication for Indies
By Queenie Sataro - 09/26/2004 - 07:09 PM EDT

In my previous articles on Being Your Own One-Person Indie Team, I discussed that creating a self-produced album was a lengthy but do-able process for the self-motivated musician. In this part of the series, I will discuss Part IIC, CD design and duplication, a part of the process of releasing your own work that is absolutely quintessential to get right, as it will reflect the professionalism that you have achieved in becoming an indie.

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CD REVIEW: Jim Croce – “Facets”
By Stacey Board - 09/21/2004 - 09:07 PM EDT

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CD REVIEW: Heillig Manoeuvre – “inmotion”
By Stacey Board - 09/21/2004 - 07:18 PM EDT

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CD REVIEW: Erin Frisby, Self Titled EP
By Brett Thompson - 09/21/2004 - 08:16 AM EDT

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Where do you write, and why does it matter
By Linda Dessau - 09/19/2004 - 11:43 PM EDT

Take a look around you right now. Look away from the computer screen and scan around – the surface of your desk or table. Now scan farther to look at the rest of the room. Close your eyes and imagine the rooms you can’t see from here, particularly the space where you most often work on your songs. Take a deep breath and really take in the image. What’s the impact?

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CD REVIEW: Tom Hamilton - Groove Train
By Kathy Brackley - 09/18/2004 - 07:51 PM EDT

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CD REVIEW: Allison Scola - Self Titled
By Kathy Brackley - 09/18/2004 - 07:49 PM EDT

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CD REVIEW: Various - African Underground, Vol 1 - Hip-Hop Senegal
By Kathy Brackley - 09/18/2004 - 07:46 PM EDT

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CD REVIEW: Epigene – “Popular Dissent”
By Stacey Board - 09/18/2004 - 05:02 PM EDT

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CD REVIEW: Mann Wolf – “Greener”
By Stacey Board - 09/18/2004 - 03:57 PM EDT

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CD REVIEW: Indra’s Web – “Good Life Goin’”
By Stacey Board - 09/18/2004 - 03:07 PM EDT

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