The major record labels in the music industry have a long and justified reputation for taking the lion’s share of artist earnings and leaving the artist to figure out what happened to the money. With the advance in digital technology and streaming services, such as iTunes and Spotify, that allow direct uploading of music, many musicians have begun turning away from the major labels and signing with smaller independent ones, who promise artistic freedom and a return in earnings of up to 80-90{f1344c29b820c654b5aaa5437874d5f042d0da4eea61eff5d768e4c06c8810ab} back to the artists. But a lack of transparency around music sales means artists still might not know exactly how much their music is being played and who is and is not paying royalties. This holds true for artists with household names such as Jennifer Lopez and Sean “Diddy” Combs, whose careers were aided by the tireless efforts of David Guillod, an accomplished film and television producer as well as a senior-level executive at United Talent Agency.

Blockchain Essentials

If you have heard the term “blockchain,” it’s probably in relation to Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency payment network with a reputation for enabling anonymous transactions outside the control of a central authority. But the promise of blockchain extends beyond Bitcoin to many industries, including the music business. Blockchain is a distributed ledger that works across a peer-to-peer network to securely record transactions made in cryptocurrencies.

How Blockchain Helps Artists

Blockchain shows promise as a supply chain for songs. Artists know exactly who is playing their … Read More

Top ways to make the most of your garage

 

The days when the garage was used just to park your car are now gone. The modern garage is multi-functional and is used in so many creative, innovative ways to allow easier and more luxurious living in people’s homes.

There are so many ways in which you can make most out of your garage space, and depending on your requirements it can take a lot of thought and investment. But if well executed, a garage conversion has so many benefits, such as added value to your home and creating additional living space.

If your garage space is free and you’re wanting to make the most out of the space, here are a handful of ways you can do exactly that.

Games room

Whether you choose electronic games or traditional ones such as a pool or table tennis table is up to you. But use the space as an entertainment area, to have fun with the family and friends, and as an opportunity to get some brownie points from the kids – they will love this!

Are you stuck for what games to put in your games room? Here are the best PlayStation games for 2018 to give you a bit of inspiration.

Gym

A gym membership is expensive, so a great way of saving money while keeping fit is to use your garage space as a gym. It means you can skip the gym nerves, the journey to the gym and using machines covered in other people’s sweat. Now you … Read More

5 design trends for the bedroom you should follow over the coming year

New year, old problem — how to turn a drab bedroom into a fab bedroom. For 2019, why not make a resolution to have a bedroom that is super-stylish and clutter-free (which also means swapping out that tired bedroom set). After all, a stylishly designed bedroom may just alter your whole outlook for the year — and we’re here to give you some pointers on how to create the bedroom you’ve always wanted.

Picture for a moment, waking up each day in a bedroom where you just can’t help but say, “Wow, I can’t believe this is my room.” As we turn over the new year, here’s a bedroom design mantra you might like to consider: Keep it stylish, keep it clutter-free, and make it stylish.

#1. Ditch the Clutter

Before we get into the latest bedroom furniture sets and all the stylish possibilities, we first have to start with what may be the easiest or hardest part of your bedroom re-design — ditching all those knick-knacks. Like, the online design website Brabbu recommends, we are ranking a clutter-free bedroom as our top 2019 design goal. Chances are, you have knick-knacks and other odds and ends that have gone unnoticed and unappreciated for years. Why not store or donate these items? Out with the old and in with the new.

By keeping your bedroom clutter-free, you’ll also find it much easier to clean and keep it looking great. If you have a number of items that you’d like to keep … Read More