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Reason for ID3 "Bright colored fish"?

Upon following your search link, I found that the BRIGHT_COLORED_FISH image type is also shared with the Ogg Vorbis format. This gives an immediate answer! The Ogg container format and Vorbis codec ...
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Making music with cheap programs?

What you want to look for is a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software package. A not-free option is Reaper which is is free fully functional trial that does not lock you out after the trial period. ...
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Publishing agreement around Beyoncé's song "Sandcastles"

The typical publishing agreement contract works like this (exact numbers may vary): The overall benefits of the song are split in two: 50% writer's income 50% publishing income Most often, the ...
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Who mixes for Pentatonix songs?

I didn't think Bram did much in the way of mixing, at least not since the earliest days. He gets an "engineering" credit on PTX Volume 2 but not a "mixing" credit, for example. One of their long-...
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Why is it so hard to identify Library music?

It is the library which owns the publishing rights and agrees the any terms with the production. It will be in the library's own interests to gain a production credit as they are competing against ...
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Have any rock bands risked their lives or done anything extreme to achieve a tone?

My Bloody Valentine has a song called "You Made Me Realize" which features upwards of 15 minutes of sonic chaos at (purportedly) 125-130dB. This is actually dangerous. They give out earplugs ...
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Making music with cheap programs?

It depends what kind of music you want to make, but here are 4 free (open source) programs to make electronic music: LMMS Select the instruments and make them play, easily. Mixxx Mix existing ...
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Why do artists not release backing tracks, instrumentals, and acapellas in their singles?

Actually, in jamaican reggae music, they do release the instrumental! Tradition, in jamaican reggae music, is mainly backing bands (e.g. Roots Radics, Sly & Robbie, The Skatalites, The ...
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Did Eminem actually compose the song "Stronger Than I was"?

From what I've found, Eminem (or Mathers) is credited on this song as Writer and Producer. From Discogs and Wikipedia: Eminem is an American rapper, record producer. Also, about his own producing ...
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Does it follow industry practice to use the term "mix" to refer to a different version of a song?

The concept of a mix comes from the days of dub and disco when songs would be edited using mixing boards and tape to change the pace (especially in dub) or to change the length and ideal for mixing (...
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Making music with cheap programs?

If you have a Macintosh, GarageBand comes bundled with it, and is a pretty high-powered, almost-professional program. Of course, Macs are expensive themselves, but you can get a MacMini for around $...
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Why is it so hard to identify Library music?

It seems that there are a misconception from people, that think that every song in a soundtrack (movie, documentary, commercial...) as a real name, a disclosed artist and can be found in an album or ...
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How did Paul's Boutique (1989) contain sounds which were "not samples"?

As Tetsujin said already, the Beasties were already musicians, starting life as a Punk band. Ad-Rock played guitar and sang, MCA played bass, and Mike D played drums, with an additional guitarist ...
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How did Paul's Boutique (1989) contain sounds which were "not samples"?

A very broad definition of 'rap' would be - rhythmical speaking, as opposed to singing a tune. The instrumentation is not really a part of the definition. The Beastie Boys were originally a punk band. ...
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Are posthumously-released songs by XXXTentacion actually sung by him?

Both this review and this one mention that XXXTentacion is the vocalist and that the only guest vocalist is Kanye West. If the vocals somehow sound different, it could be that the tracks published ...
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Why is it so hard to identify Library music?

Just to add to this. Sometimes music in TV commercials are specially recorded for the brands and not commercially available. This ad is a prime example. The music is so professional you would be ...
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Royalty reducers and ways in which record labels screw artists

Although it has been more than 10 years I can tell you the ways my label screwed me. 1) Spending a lot of money- they spend money to promote me and my music, but in my opinion it did not always lead ...
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Why do artists not release backing tracks, instrumentals, and acapellas in their singles?

I'm an intermediate level(aspiring pro) songwriter. I've just released an album of some of my work, which will soon appear online. On that album I decided to include an instrumental version of the ...
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Why do artists not release backing tracks, instrumentals, and acapellas in their singles?

Some singles are released with acapellas and/or instrumentals. But that is basically an open invitation for anyone to easily produce unauthorized derivative works. These, in turn, are unlikely to ...
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Who mixes for Pentatonix songs?

Ed Boyer is their production engineer. He is probably the most important acappella producer in the business. All you have to do is google him and you can find out about him and the equipment he uses ...
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