How the TikTok Boom Has Impacted the Music Industry

Hardly five years into its creation, TikTok now boasts up to 1 billion worldwide active users. Needless to say, the platform is increasingly becoming popular–especially in the music industry. The company also recently allowed 60-second lip-syncing videos, up...

Drive-In Concerts and the Art of the Socially Distanced Show

There is a euphoric feeling of being able to experience live music. Getting absorbed in a whole new music experience with lights, the hyped-up crowd, and being in the same room as a favorite artist, all are incomparable to listening to it at home with some headphones...

What Is An Audio Interface And Do You Need It?

The following blog was produced by Sonarworks in collaboration with MI. The author Adam Kagan is an instructor in the Audio Engineering program, and in this blog, he gives guidance on audio interfaces and why they are important to have as a musician. You shouldn’t let...

MI Alum Spotlight: Nia Yang

Singer/music producer Nia Yang came to Musicians Institute after she already finished a degree in her native China. She wanted to truly follow her dreams of being a music producer and music artist, so enrolling in the Independent Artist Program was her next, and most...

Some of Our Favorite Independent Music Venues From Each State

In a massive win for the live music industry, Congress recently passed the Save Our Stages (SOS) Act, designating federal grants and funds for independent venues across the country.  But, it didn’t happen overnight.  NIVA, the National Independent Venue Association...

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