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A Look Inside A London Musician's Life: Vicky Sometani

Vicky Sometani, Singer/Songwriter

Vicky is a singer/songwriter from the US. She spent many years living in NYC, working and writing music, but hadn't ever shared or released any music. She moved to London after falling in love and began performing her songs for the first time in years. Since then she has been featured in several live sessions including London Live, Laid Bare, and Sofar Sounds – and has been working on her debut EP. 'My Music' is a rhythmic blend of blues, soul, and jazz, with captivating lyrics and dynamic vocals.

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We're Giving Away 10 Free Videos!

UPDATE: This competition has now closed.

We hit a big milestone this week - 200,000 videos have been made using Rotor. That's huge! Seems like a good reason to celebrate. So, we’re giving away 10 free videos to one lucky person!

We built Rotor to make great videos achievable for everyone – for the winner, we’re making it free too!

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The Rising Importance of YouTube for Musicians

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There is no doubt, YouTube is now THE destination for music.

In the leading global markets (excluding China), Youtube aggregates more music streams than all of the other streaming services combined! 46% of music streaming is down to YouTube, while 45% is accounted for by the combination of streams from all of the paid and free audio streaming services together.

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A Guide to the Best Music Production Software

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It’s one thing to get your music onto streaming platforms and into people’s speakers, but it’s another entirely to produce it from scratch using music making software.

If you’re looking to lay down your musical ideas into tangible, fully-formed tracks, you’ll need the right music software to develop your concepts and bring your vision to fruition. With plenty of choice out there, and a whole host of options and variety, finding exactly what you need can be difficult.

Each music recording service will offer something different, and no choice is necessarily the ‘correct’ one. It’s all about your budget, preferences, needs, skill level and ability, as each has a unique interface with separate features. From simple beat making to creating the next EDM anthem, every piece of software will offer something different.

We’ve put together a guide to the best Music Production software available, whether that be free, trial-based or a fully paid-for product. Read on to find out which is the right choice for you.

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Should You Approach Your Music as a Business?

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The music industry has changed an unprecedented degree in the last several decades. With the explosion of the internet, social media, streaming and visual content, making music and earning a living doing so is now more business-focused than ever.

Should musicians approach their craft with a more corporate mentality? We’ve considered and explored the reasons why musicians need to think more like businesses.

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