Glossary of Music Terms: Actual Music Terms

A guide to the lingo that can help you communicate about the songs themselves.

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Emily Lazar, Photo by Charlie Gross

Industry Insider: Mastering Engineer Emily Lazar

The GRAMMY®️ winner has put the finishing touches on music by The Beatles, David Bowie, Beck, and Vampire Weekend, among others.

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Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief

Supporting the global music community in an unprecedented crisis.

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Zack Mykula, Stefan Babcock, Nestor Chumak, and Steve Sladkowski of PUP, Photo by Vanessa Heins

PUP’s Stefan Babcock on How to Beat the Sophomore Slump

Strategies for keeping up your momentum and producing music you love.

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Claude VonStroke, aka Barclay Crenshaw, Photo Courtesy of Dirtybird Records

Label Spotlight: Dirtybird Records

Barclay Crenshaw's scrappy SF-based label has a firm grip on its identity—and its fans.

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How to Choose a Producer That's Right for You

What to know when looking for studio collaborators.

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Σtella on Reaching Fans in Far-Flung Places

The Greek electro-pop artist explains how she landed an international record deal without leaving her native Athens.

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Leila Pari, Photo by Scott Borerro

Playlists at Work: Leila Pari

The indie-pop artist talks about her singles-centric release strategy and the wonder of knowing that statistics represent actual human beings.

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The Best Advice Sean Paul Ever Got

The Jamaican reggae don offers some wisdom from his mom.

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Born Ruffians, Photo by Vanessa Heins

Born Ruffians’ Personal Approach to Promotion

To announce their latest record, the Toronto indie-rock trio reached out to their biggest fans through the original social media—handwritten letters.

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