A Collection of Great Blogs for Musicians
Over the last ten years, the weblog, or “blog,” has become one of the most popular mediums for sharing information online. It has become so popular that some people now give higher amounts of credibility to bloggers than to experts. For the first time in history, the average person now has the ability to reach huge amounts of people with their ideas and thoughts.
There are several blogs that are wonderful resources for musicians. By using free programs like Feedly or Flipboard, you automatically capture updates from all of these sites. Here are some of the ones that we follow:
www.musicthinktank.com – This site is a generic (non specific genre) music site that has interesting articles on the business side of music. This site provides very unique blogs for musicians.
majoringinmusic.com – This site is a wonderful resource for younger musicians that are looking to major in music in college and build a successful career.
www.musicteachershelper.com – This site was created to help set up the business side of a private lesson studio, and they also include a blog. The topics cover the “in’s and out’s” of private teaching, and they have some great ideas!
http://collaborativepiano.blogspot.com – This blog is more specific to collaborative pianists, however there are many fantastic articles that apply to people of any instrument.
http://www.npr.org/music/ – NPR is one of the biggest sites on the web where music ideas are shared. In fact, this may be the most important or definitely one of the most import ants blogs for musicians to follow. There are thousands of fantastic articles about composers, recent news, and unique ideas about the music field.
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/arts/index.html – The New York Times has some really great articles about the arts field in the country. Even though the Times is sometimes a controversial newspaper, there is a lot of credibility with the writers in the arts section.
http://www.classicfm.com – Classic FM is a Classical radio station that goes beyond the typical scope of a radio program. They have fantastic articles and news in the music field, and they seem to specifically tailor some of the topics in their blogs for musicians.
http://www.artsjournal.com – Arts Journal has a collection of bloggers that write on lots of topics in the arts field.
www.stumbleupon.com – StumbleUpon is an interesting site, because it generates top websites at random to you based on your likes and dislikes. I use this site when I want to share material, and I’ve tapped out all of the other sites.
Of course, you can also follow the blog of ProvidenceBrass.com on websites like Feedly or through Facebook (www.facebook.com/ProvidenceBrass), and our purpose is to provide blogs for musicians. I would encourage you to check these sites out and take part in the sharing of ideas through the web. Whenever you find an article that interests you, share it with your friends on your various social media accounts.
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