Inspiration

The origins of freestyle rap
#Inspiration / 18 March 2021

The origins and evolution of freestyle rap

Everything you need to know about freestyle rap: from its Bronx birthplace to the 8 Mile mainstream, the rise of UK grime and the emerging TikTok scene Read more

Behind the Loops: Malcolm Joseph
#Inspiration / 12 February 2021

Behind the Loops: Malcolm Joseph

A live bass player, studio owner, band member, teacher and session player, Malcolm Joseph has seen all the shifts in the music industry throughout his 40-year career. From UK pop-stardom with his band 7th-Heaven in the 80s to mastering the skills of the studio and becoming the first choice bassist… Read more

#Inspiration / 11 February 2021

How To Make Money From Music

How can modern musicians make more money from their music – and what income streams are out there? Find out with our expert guide. Read more

Behind the Loops: Youngr
#Inspiration / 23 December 2020

Behind the Loops: Youngr

A literal one-man show and music making machine, Youngr became a YouTube sensation with his incredible one-take, technology-fuelled live show. Based in London, the multi-instrumentalist producer has gone on to perform at huge global festivals and racked up millions of streams on his tracks. Today, Youngr has his very own… Read more

Behind the Loops: Arabian Prince
#Inspiration / 23 November 2020

Behind the Loops: Arabian Prince

Arabian Prince is one of the founding member of the legendary group, N.W.A, alongside Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube. DJ Yella and MC Ren. He then went solo producing his own music as both Arabian Prince and Professor X, as well as working as a producer for other artists and… Read more

Behind the Loops - McCoy Mrubata
#Inspiration / 28 October 2020

Behind the Loops: McCoy Mrubata

Growing up surrounded by the soulful hymns of the Zion Church, the chants and rhythms of traditional healers, McCoy Mrubata's musical roots developed early on in Cape Town, South Africa. Starting out on the flute before graduating to the saxophone, learning the good 'ol fashioned way from local musical greats,… Read more

Jon Sterckx Bollywood Looper pack
#Inspiration / 7 October 2020

Behind the Loops: Jon Sterckx

There's no denying the influence of Indian music in the western hemisphere. From the Beatles in the 60s to Tool in the 00s to Selena Gomez today, Indian instruments have and will continue to inspire the likes of artists everywhere. That's why when we had the opportunity to collaborate with… Read more

Meet your mentors - Deante' Hitchcock
#Inspiration / 2 October 2020

Meet your mentors: Deante’ Hitchcock

You know what they say about experience. That's why you learn from the best. And the best have all been there before you. Deante' Hitchcock is the perfect example of someone you can never stop learning from. He's built his career from the ground up, from car-seat mixtapes to a… Read more

Meet your mentors - Renegade El Rey
#Inspiration / 30 September 2020

Meet your Tracklanta 2020 mentors: RENEGADE EL REY

With Tracklanta 2020: Virtual Remix running at full steam, you may already have heard of RENEGADE EL REY. You can find the Atlanta-based artists sounds in his exclusive Loop Pack on BandLab. Last year, he worked with our Tracklanta 2019 winners as the studio engineer at Stankonia, together with producer… Read more

Bless'Em'Bless Mentor
#Inspiration / 29 September 2020

Meet your Tracklanta 2020 mentors: Bless’Em’Bless

Bless'Em'Bless is no stranger to BandLab. We first crossed paths when our 2019 winners recorded with Drumma Boy at Atlanta's ICONS Studios. Then, we collaborated with the producer/engineer to bring the sounds of Atlanta to BandLab by dropping an exclusive Loop Pack. Today, Bless'Em'Bless is lined up to be the… Read more

Meet your Tracklanta 2020 mentors – Christopher Patterson
#Inspiration / 28 September 2020

Meet your Tracklanta 2020 mentors: Christopher Patterson

They say experience is everything. That's why mentors are so important. They've been there, they've done that, and finding the right people to guide you could make all the difference in your music career. For the winners of Tracklanta 2020: Virtual Remix, this is exactly how we want to empower… Read more

Meet your mentors for Tracklanta 2020 - Jason Hobdy
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Meet your Tracklanta 2020 mentors: Jason Hobdy

You've got the eyes on the prize for Tracklanta 2020: Virtual Remix. There's a cool $500, but more importantly, you might just be getting your big break for you music career. That's because winning gets you a mentorship session with some of the Atlanta music industry's best. Meet Jason Hobdy,… Read more

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