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The Best Music Of 2017 – Electro Wow Music Awards



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Enjoy this amazing selection! Here’s the best music of 2017. All these songs delighted me during the whole year. Certainly, the same positive effect may grow on you. Just take your headphones and expect the “wow” factor. These artists put a great effort into their music and this is my way of thanking them. The only requirement is to have Spotify installed on your mobile phone or laptop. 🙂


Coyu, Reinier Zonneveld, La CouCou - My Head Is On Fire

Coyu, Reinier Zonneveld feat. La CouCou – My Head Is On Fire

Here’s a special collaboration between the big cat Coyu with Filth On Acid’s label head Reinier Zonneveld. The Techno gem “My Head Is On Fire” will surprise you due to its big kicks, heavy drums, trippy vocals and a screaming 303.


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Cosmic Gate feat. Emma Hewitt – Tonight

“Tonight” was the first single from Cosmic Gate‘s 2017 album ‘Materia – Chapter.Two’. A Trance tune, featuring Emma Hewitt’s outstanding vocals! Given its debut by Armin on ASOT821, the mood-infused beguiler comes packed with emotional reach throughout its verses, brilliantly balanced by elevation in its chorus.


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Gorillaz feat. Jehnny Beth – We Got The Power (Claptone Remix)

DJ/Producer Claptone has given the proper remix treatment to “We Got The Power” by Gorillaz with a House-inspired splendor. Also present are Jehnny Beth and Oasis’ Noel Gallagher on backing guitar and vocals. This is definitely a club banger with an old-school feel to it!


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Jamiroquai – Summer Girl

“Summer Girl” by Jamiroquai, captures the balmy feel of a coastal holiday. An easy-breezy Disco jam that keeps the familiar sound of the band. Besides that, its own unique retro sound and Jay Kay’s vocals are incredibly catchy.


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Henry Fong – Bubblin Anthem

Henry Fong‘s “Bubblin Anthem” grabbed the attention of many party animals with Jamaican vibes, booty shaking riddims and vehement drops. This is what will make you go crazy all night long!


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The Weeknd, Daft Punk – I Feel It Coming

If you’re a fan of Michael Jackson’s 80s music, you will love the Electro Pop beat of “I Feel It Coming” by The Weeknd and the French duo Daft Punk. Honestly, this year I have streamed this wonderful song a hundred times and is never boring. Additionally, I’ll admit I’m still singing this song during the lonely nights…


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Jamiroquai – Automaton

Today, it’s hard to find bands that play pure Disco music with a great deal of passion as Jamiroquai. Well, it’s that sense of love and good vibes that made ‘Automaton’ the best album of 2017. It’s a record that becomes increasingly difficult to resist. Like Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, here you got feel-good funky hits made in 2017.


Tove Lo  – Disco Tits

Video directed by Tim Erem.

I’m not sure if women can have orgasms with a puppet but Tove Lo did enjoy it. This music video for her Electro Pop song “Disco Tits” is funny and bizarre. Directed by Tim Erem, the clip begins with a low-budget interview between the Swedish singer and a puppet. Somehow, in the next scenes, they get handsy on the open road. Under those circumstances, they ended up in a motel. Hahaha I love it! 😀

Hi, my name is Erick Ycaza. I have a BA in Advertising & Graphic Design. This blog is to provide you with daily music news and share my personal style.


6 Most Popular Types Of Woodwind Instruments




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Are you interested in learning more about woodwind instruments? If you’ve ever been around a saxophone or a clarinet, you’ve heard them play. These are some of the most beautiful sounds you can make as a musician.

The woodwind instrument is an extremely prominent type of instrument in the music world that plays a key role in many different kinds of music.

Let us explore the six most popular types of woodwind instruments that you should know about here.

1. Flutes

The flute is a versatile instrument that can be played in various genres, from classical to jazz to pop. The concert flute is the most common type, which is used in orchestras and bands.

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It has a distinct sound that can be both sweet and piercing, making it a perfect choice for solos or accompaniment. The flute is also relatively easy to learn, making it an excellent choice for beginner musicians.

A flute is an excellent option if you’re looking to add a woodwind instrument to your arsenal.

2. Clarinets

The clarinet is a widely used woodwind instrument popular among students and professionals. It is a versatile instrument in various genres, including classical, jazz, and pop.

The clarinet has a warm, rich sound that is perfect for solo and ensemble playing. Clarinets have a single reed, which vibrates to create the sound.

It is also relatively easy to learn, making it a popular choice for beginner and intermediate musicians.

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3. Oboes

The Oboe is a reed instrument, meaning that it has a reed that vibrates to create the sound. The Oboe is a double-reed instrument, meaning that it has two reeds.

The upper reed is called the English horn and the lower reed is called the American horn. The Oboe is a transposing instrument, meaning that it is written in a different key than it sounds.

The Oboe is a concert pitch instrument, meaning that it is tuned to the concert pitch of A=440 Hz.

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4. Saxophones

Saxophones are known for their beautiful sound and their ability to play a wide range of notes.

These are used in many different genres of music, from jazz to classical. They are also one of the most popular instruments for the saxophone for beginners.

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Saxophones come in a variety of sizes, from the small soprano saxophone to the large bass saxophone. If you are thinking about learning how to play a woodwind instrument, saxophones for beginners is a great choice.

5. Bassoons

The bassoon is one type of woodwind instrument known for its deep, rich tone. The bassoon is often used in orchestras and wind ensembles and is competent in a wide range of musical styles.

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Players of the bassoon must have a good command of breath control, as the instrument is quite taxing on the lungs. The bassoon is a difficult instrument to master, but the rewards are great for those who persevere.

6. Piccolo

The piccolo is a small, high-pitched flute often used as a solo instrument or in orchestras.

It is one of the most popular types of woodwind instruments because of its distinctive sound. The piccolo has a range of about two and a half octaves and is typically made of metal or wood.

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Learn Music Through Woodwind Instruments

Woodwind instruments are some of the most popular instruments in the world. They can be used for a variety of genres, from classical to pop. If you want to learn a new instrument, consider one of the following woodwinds: the flute, clarinet, or saxophone.

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7 Steps To Set Up A Solid Concert Stage



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From time to time, there will be occasions and social gatherings that’ll require you to set up a solid concert stage. A concert stage will provide a perfect venue to present various performances, host contests, or set up a loud sound system with a music DJ. Thus, you must ensure that the whole stage is well-equipped and ready for the type of concert or event you’re hosting so the show can run smoothly from start to end.

However, setting up a concert stage won’t always be easy, especially if it’s your first time. From the stage lighting, sound system, and microphones to the placement of the instruments and performers’ positions, you need to ensure everything is ready before the show starts.

But don’t worry as this post will discuss the following steps you can take to help you set up a solid concert stage before the show begins. Keep on reading to learn more.

1. Choose A Venue

Before you worry about the lighting and sound system, you need to find a venue where you can set up these things. The venue for your concert stage will depend on the event you’re hosting.

For example, if you need a small stage for your resto-bar or coffee shop, you need to choose a venue inside your bar that’s spacious enough to accommodate the performers, the band, and their instruments. If your bar already has a mini stage floor, the better.

Meanwhile, if you’re setting up a stage for an outdoor event/festival, a large open field may be the perfect venue for the concert. And since an open field doesn’t have a stage floor yet, you’ll need to invest in staging decs in various sizes to assemble them into a large stage.

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Your stage must be made of tough and durable materials to handle and carry bulky instruments, speakers, and performers. Preferably, before you buy staging decs and stage risers, estimate how much weight the stage will need to support to avoid serious accidents and liabilities.

2. Plot The Stage

Now that you have the venue and the stage, it’s time to plot it. You must plot the stage first before placing any instruments or equipment in the area to clearly illustrate how the stage will be utilized. When stage plotting, you can use the following symbols to indicate what each spot is reserved for:

● X is for the stage chair;
● — is for the music stand;
● Rectangles are for the stage risers;
● O is for the drums or the Tympani; and
● The small o is for the stools.

You may also customize your own symbols, especially if you need many stage plots. Just make sure to list everything on one sheet and provide copies to your stage staff and crew so everyone will know their positions.

3. Set Up The Lighting

Great lighting is one of the critical keys to achieving a solid concert stage. Without proper lighting, the stage crew and stage performers might have difficulty finding their spots, and the atmosphere of the concert will be affected.

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For optimal stage lighting, consider hiring a professional lighting company as part of the concert planning process. These professionals have the complete set of stage lights for you to choose from. You can pick the ones that’ll perfectly fit the ambiance that you want to achieve for your concert. Most importantly, they have the talent and skills to create stage lighting designs, which is essential, especially for pop concerts.

4. Organize The Sound System

The sound system isn’t only about the music for the concert. This includes gathering the microphones, speakers, headsets, amplifiers, and other audio equipment you may need throughout the concert. Before the show, it’s essential to test all these tools to see if they’re functional. You must also test the volume level of the microphone and speakers to see if the audio’s too loud or too soft for the audience.

5. Pay Attention To The Backstage Area

The backstage is still an important part of the concert stage so ensure you also pay attention to it. This is where the stage crew, band, and other performers gather around before they perform. Thus, ensure you dedicate enough space so everyone can move around and do their individual tasks before they go onstage.


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6. Provide Enough Seating For The Audience

Your concert stage would be nothing without the audience. So, to ensure your target viewers will watch the entire concert, you must provide enough seating for the expected number of people. Plus, you need to ensure that their seats are strategically positioned so the viewers at the back can still have a good view of the stage.

7. Add Decoration

To complete the ensemble, you can decorate the stage depending on the ambiance you want to achieve. You may add banners, flags, flowers, or anything that will make the stage look more exciting and inviting for the audience.

Wrapping Up

Overall, setting up a solid concert stage may take time and intense preparation. But as long as you and your stage crew are on the same page, you can all work together to assemble a perfect stage for your event.

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10 Amazing Marketing Strategies For Musicians To Focus On In 2022



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Becoming a successful musician is one thing but promoting one in today’s digital world is another. According to Digital Music News, the top 1% of artists earn about 77% of the total earnings in the music industry. But one cannot miss the point of building a good online profile especially when everything today is connecting with others digitally.

From designing promotional campaigns to deciding where and whom to promote to, marketing plays a pivotal role in helping musicians progress. That is why having a complete idea of your promotional strategies is crucial for your music career.

Thankfully, we’ve compiled some of the best marketing strategies for upcoming musicians to consider. Based on tried and tested methods, these strategies will surely allow you to get great results, helping you leap forward in your journey. So, without further ado, let’s get started:

1. Use Streaming Services

According to stats, a staggering $12.4 billion (2021) increase in streaming revenue indicates an amazing opportunity for musicians to generate income as well as get promotional perks. But make sure your streaming is as good as your music quality. Recording, going live, or uploading your song (or video) will surely need a good setup and solid internet backup.

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For the latter, we can surely recommend a formidable option i.e. Windstream. Using internet services from Windstream, you’ll be able to get things done without any hassle as well as get smooth online performance, helping you focus solely on growing your career. Just visit to find an optimal internet plan right away.

2. Launching a Website

Many artists don’t know but launching a website alongside your career is a great strategy for marketing. One doesn’t know when a website will be needed to sell merchandise, and instead of running after development later, get it in the first place.

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Of course, it’s not needed almost immediately but having a website will allow you to launch your brand, upload videos, create a PR section, accept fan comments, and do so much more. There’s a lot a website can offer, and having one is definitely an option worth the while.

3. Keeping a Broad Audience Spectrum

Another important element that you should remember as a musician is your audience. From your current segment to your targeted and future segment, you should be foresighted about it. Stats show that companies that have invested in customer segmentation have gained 60% of insights into customer challenges and more than 100% understanding of customer intentions.

As a musician, it’s going to be easier for you since every genre has somewhat fan following that will surely hit you up when you launch yourself.

4. Create Cross-Platform Community

Yes, TikTok is a great platform for launching yourself but is it enough to make you famous? You need to do more than just upload reels on TikTok. According to a blog by AdRoll, companies with cross-channel communication can grab 89% of clientele more than those that don’t.

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Even if you consider this for organizations, doing a cross-platform promotion will bring about a good number of fan following. Plus, it’ll increase the credibility of your account, and fans from different bases can follow you for updates wherever they like easily.

5. Organize Events

Don’t feel like performing on a stream? Go live! Creating events is a great way of engaging fans from a specific location. Even if it’s a local bar or an outdoor space that you just went to, performing live with your mesmerizing skills will surely build a firm foundation for growth.

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Even if you’re not familiar with the audience of the area, you can simply share the event on your social profile, and let it go live while you tag the area/ location of your performance. It’ll surely generate a footprint, even if it’s small, for you to get noticed.

6. Perform Genre Specifically

A good way of engaging with your fans is picking your genre instead of shifting from one option to another. Yes, it’s productive and can help you progress further with the right audience too. In addition, you can find genre-specific concerts and events where you can perform too.

7. Launch a Blog

Blogs are immensely useful not only for engagement but for improving brand awareness too. Stats showed a 70% increase in brand awareness because of engagement received via blogs. We’ve already mentioned how creating a website will help improve online visibility.

Adding a blog will allow you to document your overall journey. It can also be used to create an inspiring journal, mentioning the background, overall journey, future inspirations and so much more.

8. Reach Out For Featured Posts

Though featured posts will cost you, still, getting a featured post will surely boost your online presence by miles. Particularly TikTok and Instagram, which are well-known for their huge following, are great places, to begin with.

The cost depends on the type of featured posts you’re going for. Contacting influencers, pages with immense followers/ traffic, pages with a huge number of follow-up links, etc. each has its own rates. You’ll have to comb through the options to find an optimal one.

9. Optimize YouTube Presence

With the platform, which has over 2 billion monthly users, you’ll be losing a lot if you don’t create and optimize your YouTube channel. It’ll be wrong to say that it shouldn’t be added to your campaign because it’s one of the core platforms to use for connecting online these days.


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Plus, with time, you’ll be able to monetize your channel, which for those who don’t know, allows you to earn from $0.5 to $6 on average (1000 views per video)! Not to mention, you can run AdSense too!

10. Teach What You’ve Learned

The last thing you can do for connecting online for promotional purposes is to become a teacher. Inspire others to do the same and let them voice your ideas online. Connecting with them emotionally has been quite beneficial for companies and will do good for you too.

But make sure you’re versed with what you’re teaching. Only then your word and skills will be considered credible while improving engagement with like-minded people.

Closing Thoughts

Well, this is it! Following these amazing marketing strategies, you’re sure to get a good start on your musical career. Though it’s not limited to just these, still, if you want to get started already, then follow these and make your way to progress!

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