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Become a better musician by listening to other genres

The best thing you can do to enhance your songwriting and or music production skills is to listen to other genres of music. Do not be a closed minded person when it comes to this. Study older music. It can give you ideas for writing, mixing, producing, and more. Expand your mind.If you are a Hip-Hop person, try listening to Rock, R&B, Jazz, and more. You will be surprised at how it will inspire you to become a better musician. A good way to listen to other genres is to put on a pair of headphones.
Listen to how the song is mixed. Listen to and pick out each instrument they used. Listen to how they panned stuff in each ear. Pick out any effects that were used. Last but not least, listen to the lyrics.
There is a whole world of music out there. Take advantage. There is so much to discover.
Here are some examples of music that may inspire you. These artists were chosen because of their creativity in the studio. Some of the best artists to listen to are the ones that write, produce, and mix their own songs. Keep an open mind.

Timbaland
Prince
The Beatles
Kanye West
The Kickdrums
Skrillex
The Eagles
The Neptunes
Miles Davis
Ray Charles
Tim Flood
Marvin Gaye
Bob Marley
The Rolling Stones
Jimmy Hendrix
The Beach Boys
Run DMC
The Beastie Boys
Bob Dylan
Pink Floyd

This is just a short list. Enjoy!

Artists and bands be sure to submit your music at these radio networks as well.
www.hardcorejamz.com (Playing Hip-Hop and R&B)
www.hardcoremix.com (Rock,Pop,Country,Jazz,Electro,Gospel and more)
Submit music on either site.

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