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Why You Should Have A Professional Portfolio

If you’re looking to start a career in broadcasting, video, audio or multimedia production, it’s important to create a professional online portfolio to share with prospective employers. While a good resume and cover letter are always helpful, words are simply not enough to showcase your talent, skills, and creativity. A digital portfolio highlights your best […]

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Social Media Video Trends in 2021

Video content is wildly popular online – it entertains, informs, and engages far better than a written article or a still photo. People love sharing videos on social media sites especially; some social sites like TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram Reels/IGTV were created solely to showcase videos. In fact, according to Cisco, 82% of all internet […]

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How to Get Your Music on a Streaming Platform

If you’re an independent recording artist hoping to be discovered, it’s important to get your music out to the masses. The best way to do that is to make your singles or albums available on streaming platforms such as Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play, and others. According to Statista, there were 400 million streaming […]

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Innovative Careers in the Music Industry

While it would be awesome to be the next Harry Styles or Taylor Swift, not everyone with a passion for music is destined for (or even wants) superstardom. That doesn’t mean, however, that with talent and training, you can’t land awesome and innovative careers in the music industry. Check out these rewarding, innovative careers in […]

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Women’s History Month: A Tribute to Recording Engineer Mary Shipman Howard

At ICB, we’d like to pay tribute to a pioneer in audio recording engineering – Mary Shipman Howard. One of the earliest known female recording engineers and one of the first women to own her own recording studio, Howard helped open the door for women to pursue careers in this emerging and exciting field. A […]