Tracklanta one year on - Ricchbish
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Tracklanta one year on: Ricchbish

Tracklanta 2020 might be all but over, but for the winners, their experiences will last a lifetime. How do we know? Just ask the winners of last year's Tracklanta. Ricchbish was one of the many thousands of hopefuls looking to make the next big step in their music careers. For… Read more

True Colors Festival
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Changing the world with rap music: True Colours Festival wrap up

An opportunity to change the world – that’s how some hip hop artists think of rap music. At BandLab we couldn’t agree more. That’s why we supported the True Colors Festival last month, where representatives from all over the world came together in a virtual event to discuss breaking the… Read more

ILENE Tracklanta one year on
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Tracklanta one year on: ILENE

Mentorship is a word thrown around a lot in the music industry. For good reason – no one makes it to the top without help. It's the real reason why we are running this year's Tracklanta, even though we can't travel to Atlanta like before. Because you get to learn from… Read more

Ryan Walton Tracklanta winner
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Tracklanta one year on: Ryan Walton

It didn't surprise many when we announced that one of last year's Tracklanta winners was the ubiquitous and tenacious rapper Ryan Walton. Prolific, hardworking, witty and suave with his rhymes, Ryan Walton punched his way to Atlanta, recording with Needlz at Bravo Ocean Studios. We catch up with Ryan to… Read more

Tracklanta winner Summer
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Tracklanta one year on: Summer

Tracklanta 2020: Virtual Sessions is finally here! Although a slightly follow up from last year's debut, the goals are exactly the same. And who better to tell us about how Tracklanta has empowered aspiring artists than our winners who traveled to Atlanta last year? This time, we speak to Tracklanta… Read more

BdcÇÂMBØ – one year on from Tracklanta
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Tracklanta one year on: BdcÇÂMBØ

One year on from Tracklanta, BdcÇÂMBØ is making more music than ever. Prolific, passionate and in his own proud words, authentic, BdcÇÂMBØ has taken strides since his time at Tracklanta, recording with producer Young Chop and studio engineer Renegade El Rey at Stankonia studios. We catch up with BdcÇÂMBØ to… Read more

Our 6 picks - collaborations
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Our six picks: Collaborations

Collaboration is the name of the game. Countless hits, albums, performances have been collaborations. And there are many good reasons why artists everywhere are so caught up on the collab bandwagon. But we're not going to bore you with why we think collabs are worth your time. Instead, we pick… Read more

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Tracklanta one year on: T.W.I.N.

The epicenter of hip hop, Atlanta, 8 October 2019. After winning BandLab’s biggest contest ever, Tracklanta, our winners had finally made it.   Dropping bars at some of the world’s most legendary studios, mentored by some of the top producers in the game, the Tracklanta champs were grabbing onto every opportunity… Read more

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Tracklanta: A hip-hop journey with BandLab

Last October, we launched Tracklanta. Partnering with A3C Conference and Festival, together with ChooseATL, we launched one of the biggest events that we've ever rolled out on BandLab – to make the musical dreams of 15 aspiring artists come true. Watch how it went down for yourself. The bars. The… Read more

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Our six picks: Artists

Recently, we asked the BandLab community to share your stories with us. Whether it was about musical ambition, or just tiding by the difficult times during lockdown, we wanted to hear first-hand how not just BandLab, but this amazing community, impacts your lives. Here are six artists whose stories inspired… Read more

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Our six picks: Albums spotlight

With the official launch of BandLab Albums, we're more excited than ever to showcase some of the best releases from the BandLab community this week. Every song has a story, and an album represents the tangible cumulation of an artist's creativity. We speak to the artists behind some of Albums… Read more

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There’s a free BandLab course on online school education & bass

We built BandLab to be a platform anyone can use to make music, no matter your skill level. But over the years, we've added more and more advanced features on our Mix Editor, some of which you probably missed, and we're not surprised to see tutorials popping up everywhere on… Read more

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International Friendship Day: Be part of a musical movement

30 July is International Friendship Day, and we’d like to invite you, our BandLab community, to be a part of it! This is your chance to be part of a global virtual choir, singing alongside the contributions of our world-class array of classical musicians. You will video yourself singing, humming… Read more

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April Contest Winners: Did You Make the Cut?

We want to give people more reasons to make more music. And you all sure answered that call with April's round of contests! Shout out to every single one of you who entered our contests and took the time to get your music out there. We're looking forward to hearing… Read more

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How a professional nine-member band makes music during lockdown

For a band, working from home isn’t as simple... Especially when you're a nine-piece pro party band! But it's had to become the new norm for Jefferson Tuke, one of the leaders of Salt Lake City-based party and event band the Groove Merchants. His focus during this time is keeping… Read more

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Curation team pick: JANE

Today's Curation Team spotlight is on singer-songwriter-producer Jane, whose breezy, dreamy lo-fi sound has captured our imagination. Read on to hear more about how she tackles social isolation through her music, how city walks inspire her songwriting, and more. Hey Jane! What’s the meaning behind your username, SerenityShift? “Serenity” means… Read more

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Curation team pick: Sunny Dexx

SunnyDexx has been making waves in the BandLab community and beyond, dropping his first full-length EP that's racked up upwards of 150,000 streams on Spotify! We spoke to Sunny about how BandLab's been a part of his journey. Read more

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Curation team pick: Victoria Ibek, the Swiss knife vocalist mashing up genres

We hear from one of our featured users Victoria Ibek on the inspiration behind her music, and why BandLab helps her lay down tracks effortlessly! Read more

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Curation team pick: ElizabethDarcel, the R&B songstress with bucketfuls of soul

Elizabeth has been making waves in the BandLab community in the last few months. She's a prolific collaborator whose top-notch vocal stylings on original tracks, covers, and collabs have made her one of our team's power users to watch! Read more

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Curation team pick: Birtl26, mellow guitarist and super-collaborator

Today's user feature is on Birtl26, a UK-based guitarist and super active collaborator in the BandLab community. Read on to find out more about his genre-agnostic style, why he likes leaving lyrics to the experts, and how his friendships on BandLab have evolved into fruitful collaborations! Hi David. You work… Read more

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US Veterans Day spotlight: Current serving member and BandLab artist, Anita Mac

11 November is Veterans Day in the USA. We're honoring current and past serving members of military forces worldwide with a spotlight on Anita Mac, an active member of the Service and community member on BandLab. Read more

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Can you do better than these three tongue twisting tracks?

World Tongue Twister Day is 10 November. We asked some of our Hip Hop Creators to lay down some quick-and-dirty, word crazy tracks in the name of lyricism and flow. Read more

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Get the lowdown on A3C & Tracklanta 2019

You are invited to Atlanta for the 15th anniversary A3C Festival & Conference to record with 5 of hip-hop’s most influential producers at 5 studios across the city.  The idea in a nutshell: 5 Producers, 5 Studios. 15 Chances to Win Studio time with the best in the biz. Here… Read more

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July contests: Make waves this month!

We're in the middle of Summer – and you can tell cos the heat is on with this month's contests! July is packing one of our biggest prizes ever. Together with our partners Waves, we're inviting you to jump in, create a track and stand to win plug-ins worth over… Read more

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Win Melodyne Studio – Celebrating ARA 2 compatibility for Cakewalk

Cakewalk by BandLab now supports the latest ARA 2 specification! This means Cakewalk is now compatible with ARA 2 plug-ins such as Melodyne 4. To celebrate this release, we’ve partnered with the good folk at Celemony to give away a copy of Melodyne 4 Studio – the complete Melodyne, worth US$849,… Read more

Cakewalk Cover Art
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Congratulations Blogospherianman, winner of the Cakewalk by BandLab Anniversary Contest

Cross posted from the Cakewalk forum. One year ago, we had the opportunity to breathe new life into Cakewalk. Today, as Cakewalk by BandLab, we reflect upon our journey this past year and some notable achievements:  Delivering a free professional DAW for all - cost is no longer a barrier to advanced… Read more

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It’s time for April’s #winners

The moment everyone's been waiting for – after much deliberation, we’ve found our winners for April's round of contests. We want to thank everyone who took the time to create and promote their music. Have a listen to the winning entries and find out what our judges had to say… Read more

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Three musicians, one top 10 track

Producing a top 10 dance track using free music production software? It’s no longer just a dream. Earlier this year, three musicians approached us with their story. Se-Hwang Kim, Andy Ryu and Linah London are all working musicians based in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and London. They wanted to produce… Read more

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BandLab spotlight: Jessica M Wilkes aka @momma_rapper

Get to know BandLab's Momma rapper. Read more

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