Tips When Recording Your Voice For The First Time

Having a talent with your voice is something few have and so when you can sing well, it’s a good idea to get it recorded in order to make a career out of it possibly. But first impressions count, so here are some tips when recording your voice for the first time.

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Into The Unknown, ‘Frozen 2’ Movie Review

There may be spoilers ahead! Josh Taerk reviews Disney’s ‘Frozen 2’.

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Girl Goin’ For A Grammy, Ashley McBryde And Her Amazing Grammy Nominated song

It’s not every day that you hear about an artist being signed to a major record label at the age of 36 years old, especially in the modern country music landscape. It’s also not every day that you hear that artist is nominated for a Grammy for Best Country Song, with her first major-label release. However, not every artist is Ashley McBryde. Combining the classic country sounds and instrumentation of 90s country music, with honest, heartfelt vocal performances, McBryde is distinguishing herself from the pack and carving out her own place in modern country music.

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A Star is Born – Celebrating Poker Face, the Song That Made The Fame Monster

Lady Gaga burst onto the music scene back in 2009 with the re-issue of her debut album ‘The Fame Monster’. The album quickly peaked at number five on the Billboard 200 charts and topped the Dance/Electronic charts – an early indicator of Gaga’s rapid rise to fame.

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BTS And K-pop Are Driving A Resurgence In The CD

Over recent years, K-pop has had an increasingly influential role in the music industry, even in western markets. Reflecting the open internet culture, music from South Korea has cracked the U.S. and European markets in a way it never could before. It also seems K-pop is having a wider impact on the music industry as a whole by helping to revive physical music formats.

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How to Become a Digital Composer

So, you’re thinking of becoming a digital composer? Good call. Digital composers have awesome jobs and get to turn their passion and creative flair into something everyone can enjoy. To become the best, you need to already love music and have an ear for detail – but you also need the tools to help you succeed.

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How Do You Break Into The Music Industry?

Breaking into the music industry is a dream that many artists have. Imagine getting up on stage in front of thousands of people, and performing a song that you’ve written and recorded? However, whilst you may count guitars instead of counting sheep at night, without a solid plan your music industry hopes will remain a pipe dream. But how do you reach the stardom that you want, and are there steps worth taking that will work out in your favour? In short, yes. We’ve noted down some of them here.

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Eliza & The Bear To Release Long Awaited Second Album ‘Group Therapy’

Watching Eliza & The Bear has become a regular occurrence for me from the first moment I saw them live at Barn On The Farm in 2014. Since then I’ve seen them grace Scala, Islington Assembly Hall And two more BOTF and they have never disappointed.

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Essentially Pop Makes #8 Spot On Feedspot’s Top 25 Pop Music Website List!

Here at Essentially Pop we don’t do a lot of tooting our own trumpets, rather we just get on with it, writing about all your faves and highlighting a lot of artists that you might never have otherwise come across. But from time to time, something amazing happens that makes us really very very proud, and today is the occasion of one of those things.

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Room For Manchester: Our Hearts Go Out To Those Affected

We’ve been profoundly affected by the events last night in Manchester. Lisa and Laurabeth share their feelings about it.

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Born In The Ambiguous Way – Callum Morgan, Morganway

Callum Morgan, from Norfolk band Morganway, writes about ambiguity in music. Morganway’s latest EP, ‘Hurricane’, is available now.

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JedSheeran – John, Edward and Ed Show The Strength Of Their Friendship

JedSheeran is indeed a thing and and it’s here to stay.

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Seven Years Of Jedward: We Chronicle the Duo’s Career In Song

We celebrate seven years of Jedward by chronicling their career in song!

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Labourers Are Worthy Of Their Wages: Why We Will No Longer Write For Free

Essentially Pop believes that a worker deserves their wages. As of 1 August we shall no longer be writing for free.

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EPs Advice To Aspiring Musicians

We’ve written up a brief summary of some of the things aspiring artists should be aware of when starting out in professional music.

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A Letter From The Editor: A New Focus For Essentially Pop

We started Essentially Pop nearly 2 years ago in order to promote music that deserved to be heard.

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