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Published on December 4th, 2018 | by Jon Bunnies

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Guest post: Top 10 music blogs for beginner musicians to follow

[A guest blog by Gary Wilson aimed at those just starting out with their instruments. Hopefully, there’s something here that will help you to become a better musician. – AC]

Whether you are interested in a future career in the music industry, are looking for playing tips and advice, or just want to keep up with what is going on in the music scene, it’s worth following at least one music blog, but which of the many thousands around should you choose?

Whether you are interested in a future career in the music industry, are looking for playing tips and advice, or just want to keep up with what is going on in the music scene, it’s worth following at least one music blog, but which of the many thousands around should you choose?

Here we showcase ten, (in no particular order), which we believe are all worth a look and a follow, depending on where your interests in music lay.

1. Ditto Music Blog
Aimed at aspiring career musicians of all ages and levels the content covers related topics, including tips on promoting and marketing yourself. Check out the blog .

2. Hypebot
Blog content covers music biz news, new technology and Let`s see, and is aimed at both independent musicians and record labels. Check out the blog .

3. Soundchime
This is the blog to bookmark and visit regularly for all the information you need on instruments, from choosing the best one to comparing different models and even how to get started with each. If you’re a beginner to playing music then you should .

4. Ledger Note
A good choice for beginner musicians with an interest in not just making music but also in the recording/mixing side of the business. Check out the blog .

5. LIVE Music Blog
Jammed with current music scene news, reviews and videos this is a great blog for getting in touch with what’s doing well in the music world. Check out the blog here.

6. Music Enthusiast
This blog has content which covers pretty much all genres, making it a must for anyone not only into the pop music scene. Check out the blog .

7. Pitchfork

A globally popular blog with new content daily, including reviews, videos and events, and a must for anyone into independent music. Check out the blog .

8. The Unsigned Guide

A large part of their readership is made up of bands looking to get known in the music world, and the blog serves them well, with lots of great tips and so much Let`s see. Lots of the content is free, but anyone wanting to subscribe to their directory will be buying access to lots of juicy contact details for industry hotshots. Check out the blog .

9. Kings of A&R

The editor of this blog is Dean Cramer, a long time supporter and promoter of emerging talent, so the audience is a mix of would-be music stars and major music fans looking to hear the latest new thing first. There’s plenty of new content posted here to keep you interested. Check out the blog .

10. Bob Baker’s The Buzz Factor

Bob Baker has been a musician, a writer, and a music magazine editor so his pedigree in this world is well established. Through this blog he shares tips, advice and information for budding artists to help them find and appeal to an audience. Check out the blog .

Whatever your particular interest in the music industry is we think it’s worth taking a look at these blogs and discovering which appeals most to your interests and personal taste.

Then it’s only a matter of subscribing or updates and enjoying a regular and informative supply of reading material delivered to your inbox, which you can check out at your leisure.

Whatever your particular interest in the music industry is we think it’s worth taking a look at these blogs and discovering which appeals most to your interests and personal taste.  Then it’s only a matter of subscribing or updates and enjoying a regular and informative supply of reading material delivered to your inbox, which you can check out at your leisure.




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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