Topliner: Tips for Pursuing Topline Songwriting
A topliner is a songwriter who writes the melody and lyrics over a premade instrumental track.
Jan 26, 2023
Music Publicist Duties: What Does a Music Publicist Do?
A music publicist is a professional in the music industry who builds and maintains a media presence for their musician client.
Jan 26, 2023
Vocal Hygiene: Usher’s 4 Tips for Improving Vocal Hygiene
Hydration, warm-ups, and vocal rest are all key to avoiding vocal fatigue and maintaining a healthy voice. Learn Usher’s tips on how to take care of your voice.
Jan 13, 2023
Mariah Carey on How to Write Lyrics
Lyricists make great songs through solid rhyme schemes and narrative song structures. Learn <a href='https://masterclass.com/articles/how-to-write-song-lyrics' target='_blank' c…
Jan 5, 2023
Inspiration for Songwriting: 5 Tips From Usher
Music industry titan Usher finds inspiration for songwriting everywhere. Learn Usher’s tips for navigating a songwriting rut, combating writer’s block, and writing personal song…
Dec 8, 2022
Reba McEntire on Performing Live: 6 Live Performance Tips
Performing live in front of an audience allows artists to showcase their material and provides an outlet for creativity. Learn tips on how to perform live from world-class count…
Nov 1, 2022
Head Voice vs. Chest Voice: 4 Differences
Through vocal exercises and singing lessons, artists can learn singing techniques and warm-ups necessary to move comfortably from chest voice to head voice. Learn the difference…
Sep 23, 2022
John Legend’s Life and Career as an Entertainer
The iconic singer-songwriter John Legend writes songs that capture moments. Learn about John’s start in the music industry, plus his award-winning discography and approach to so…
Aug 25, 2022