12-Story Library Featured Editor Pick
Just before Valentine’s Day, Taylor Swift released her first re-recording, “Love Story (Taylor’s Version).” It was downloaded 10,000 times in 24 hours and had millions of on-demand streams. This new version is part of a bigger plan that Swift has to re-record her first six albums. Fearless (Taylor’s Version), the…
Video games didn’t even exist until the 1990s. Today many bands, musicians, and composers are finding success and earning their livings in video games. Some video games are as popular for their soundtracks as they are for their game play. Big names including Paul McCartney, Trent Reznor, and Skrillex have…
Singer, actor, and producer John Legend didn’t always work in music. He used to have a corporate job. But he couldn’t shake his passion for music. So he spent his days at his job and his nights writing songs and performing small gigs. Even when he was rejected by all…
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Making a Career in Music
Making a Mandolin
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Learn how Mike Dulak started a business making mandolins.
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