An Independent Songwriters’ Guide to Music Publishing

Music Publishing

You’ve mastered your craft and you’re sitting on a goldmine of great songs but you have no idea what to do next? Looking at music publishing might be the right step for you. What does a music publisher do?  In short, they deal with the business side of things and aim to increase the potential … Read more

Simple Tips on How to Survive the Modern Day Music Industry as a Songwriter

Surviving the Modern Day Music Industry

Get to Know Your Copyright As a songwriter, swatting up on copyright can be really advantageous when attending business meetings with publishers, labels or sync agents. It’s a part of the music industry which can be quite tricky to master. So, showing you have a great understanding to professionals really does set you apart from … Read more

The Importance of Music in Video Games

When you think of music in video games, you think of the iconic soundtracks of Super Mario Bros, Tetris and Street Fighter II just to name a few. These games have tracks that are often regarded as the greatest in video games’ short but impressive history. However with the rapid advancements in technology accompanying video … Read more

Reading Between the Lines: Songwriting Tips

Songwriting

Behind every great song there’s usually a greater story behind how its composition came about. Even if you’re not one to suffer from writer’s block, there are certainly a number of techniques and songwriting tips that can help put you onto something special. And who better to learn from than the greats, eh? The Beatles … Read more

The Do’s and Don’ts of Sampling and Arranging

Sampling

Drake, Ed Sheeran and Rihanna, what is one thing they all have in common? They have all used samples in their music. Sampling as we know it today has been around since the late 70’s and early 80’s. Hip-Hop artists would use breakbeats which would be taken from funk music because the rhythm was good … Read more

The Best Film Soundtracks of 2017

Soundtrack

With 2017 heralding great film releases, it has also given us great soundtracks and scores. Here we look back at some of the best film soundtracks released in 2017. Fifty Shades Darker The sequel to “Fifty Shades of Grey” provided a one of the most contemporary offerings when we were looking into the film soundtracks … Read more

Music Trends of Australia in Film and TV

Australia

Unlike Europe, Australia has never been as notable for its early cinema era or even its post-modern cinema era. One thing is for sure; Australian artists are becoming the most popular go-to artists for contemporary TV shows in the US and UK. A majority of these artists come from Sydney and Melbourne. 1910 was a … Read more

Anara Publishing On the Road – Midem 2017

MIDEM

Midem conference is held in Cannes’ renowned Palais des Festivals and it is most definitely a highlight in a packed calendar of summer events in the music industry. This year taking place from 6th – 9th June, it is attended by the likes of record labels, publishers, managers, booking agents and artists and is a … Read more