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Making music online in real time

Bassist John J. Williamson offers an intro to online real-time music (ORM) software. Updated with practical guide for experienced tech users.

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How to... Negotiate a contract

In this downloadable advice pack exclusive to ISM members, Victoria Barrett of VLT LEGAL offers advice on how to read, understand and negotiate a music contract.

How to... Make a recording

In How to... Make a recording industry experts take you through the complete cycle of creating an audio recording

How to... Teach adult learners

How to... Teach adult learners looks at how you can adapt your teaching practice and business to support adults who want to learn music.