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Nov 1st

Having Your Music Play On Mind Coup Radio

By Mind Coup

Mind Coup Radio plays songs and shows two ways.  Our never resting DJ Auto is playing song playlists off our Mind Coup Radio server.  To get your music to DJ Auto, all you need to do is send your song mp3s via email (  Adding songs to your page will not get your music to DJ Auto. To help us ensure what songs you like played, and that we don't play any songs without permission, we require song files to be emailed to us with some kind of message asking us to play the tracks.  DJ Auto is great because it displays song and artist info across all our streaming platforms.  Mind Coup can be streamed through media players like quicktime realplayer winamp windows player and more.  Streaming from Mind Coup's website and facebook page are also options.  Our Sponsoring website may also have our player on their webpages as well.  Being that DJ Auto only communicates through zeros and ones, it's necessary to have song information properly labeled.  Digital song files should be labeled like this so the artist and song information is not lost in zero and one translation.

NAME           #           Track         Contributing Artist        Album

File Name  Track #   Song Name   Artist info                Album Name



The file name is the only file Mind Coup can change.  The Track # will not display.  The Track will display along with Contributing Artist in DJ Auto Display across our server.  If the artist has not labeled this info, DJ Auto will display the Name by default.  If the Name was Track and Contributing Artist with no added info, the song would display as Name.mp3 which is the computer file name. Artists are encouraged to send us a 20 second message MP3 telling people to check out ther member page and thanks for listing to MCR.  Track info for the message can be your band's website or other message. 


DJ Auto is not always on the job.  Live events, we queue songs from playlists or Member Profile pages.  Filling out profile info will allow Mind Coup to see if you'd like us to play music off your page from our show.  Mind Coup would introduce the song and artist before playing at live events.


If you have any questions feel free to comment.

May 20th

Shurefire ~ Podcast Blueprint

By Mind Coup

Announcing  Brand New Group To Mind Coup Radio!, 11 Part, Step By Step Video Course That Shows You... 


"Finally, Discover How to Create Successful and Engaging Podcasts That Instantly Will Brand You As The Expert and Drive Loads of Traffic Back To Your Products and Services…Starting Today!"


Don’t know where to start?  Thinking “I’m a complete newbie, I can’t do this…”?  Well don’t! While podcast marketing is somewhat technical, we will cover the basic fundamentals to ensure you can create podcasts with ease.  This training course was created so you could quickly and easily implement this blueprint right away.In fact, most of this video course is screen-captured video, meaning you'll see everything on the screen as your walked through the whole process.





Surefire Podcast Blueprint 2.0


11 Part Video Course


Video #1:  Introduction to Podcast Marketing

So before we jump right in and get into the meat of this video course, in this specific video we are going to show you a quick overview of the course itself, tools you're going to need, and of course, how it all works.  This way you have a bird’s-eye view of how everything is going to be implemented to create your successful podcasts.


Video #2:  What's In A Podcast?

While it's easy for you to want to jump right in and begin creating your podcast, it's important to plan ahead and know exactly what you're going to talk about and how you're going to lay your podcast out.  So in this specific video we are going to not only plan ahead, but I'm going to show you how to do some basic research so you have an idea of the other podcasts in your niche.


Video #3:  Writing a Intro and Outro Script 

Writing what we call the intro and outro is important. Basically, this is the beginning and the end of your podcast. The ‘intro’ is what introduces you as the expert and speaker. Doing this wrong can actually backfire, so you want to make sure you do it the right way. The ‘outro’ allows a person to take action. Fortunately for you, you get the copy and paste script so you don't really have to think about what you should write - just fill in the details.


Video #4:  Hire Voiceover Artist for Intro and Outro

While you can create your own intro and outro, it's better to get somebody else to introduce you, and then you introduce yourself, especially when you're trying to position yourself as the expert. Therefore, in this specific video I'm going to show you two sites that you can use to hire voiceover artists for fairly cheap.  I'm also going to discuss what types of voiceover artists you should hire for your specific podcast, because it can vary from niche to niche.


Video #5:  Microphone and Software Editing Tools

We all know that having the right microphone and software editing tools is a huge factor, so here we're going to cover specific types of microphones. I'm actually going to show you what I use and recommend highly, including the software editing tools. Just a reminder though - we will mainly be focusing on audio since this is more about the basics. However, bear in mind thatwith iTunes you can always upload video as well, so I'll ensure that I cover video editing software tools.


Video #6:  Record Your Podcast (How to Create Soundproof Environments) 

Now that we have laid out the groundwork, it is time to record your podcast. But the big question remains - how can you record your podcasts in such a manner that you can remove all of the room sound? For example, how can you create a soundproof environment when you have a noisy neighbor or house?  You'll learn some shocking truths as to how to create a soundproof environment with items that you most likely already have.


Video #7:  Edit Your Main Podcast Yourself

Once you have recorded your podcasts you still need to edit them. So, since we have an introduction and a call to action at the very end, I'm going to show you how to add these two parts to the main podcasts.  I'm also going to show you how to edit the podcasts, and of course how to add a soundtrack to create a specific environments for your listeners.


Video #8:  Podcast Hosting - Sites to Use

Before you can submit to iTunes, you need to have a place that will host your audio files. The big question here is what sites should you use? I am going to show you one specific site that I highly recommend. Using these types of sites will make your life a lot easier in terms of tracking your podcast and of course submission to iTunes.


Video #9:  Creating a Podcast - Upload Audio Files to Podcast Hosting

Once you have signed up for the recommended podcast hosting or decided on where you want to be, it's time to create a podcast and upload your audio files to the podcast hosting sites. We'll go through the step-by-step process of creating a podcast correctly and getting up to the point to ensure that it is in the right RSS podcast format. Fortunately for you, while this does sound quite technical it really isn't, as long as you understand how to follow me step-by-step as you watch over my shoulder.


Video #10:  Get Your RSS Feed

Before you can submit to iTunes, you need your podcast in RSS format.  You will need this to add to iTunes otherwise it will slow down the submission process.


Video #11:  Submit Podcast to iTunes

By this video, you'll be virtually done.  However, there is one last step and that is to submit your podcast RSS feed to iTunes. I want to show you exactly how to do this step-by-step.


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Discover how to create successful and engaging podcasts that will instantly brand you as the expert and drive loads of traffic back to your products and services


 This specific training course was designed so you could watch over the shoulder, step-by-step, click by click. 


This Video Class is Now a Mind Coup Radip Group. Get access to to the video class and get tips from MCR staff and other members.  


$11.99 USD

Apr 22nd

Playing For Tips

By Mind Coup

At Mind Coup we know sometimes you end up playing for tips.  Well now you can get tips from fans on your members page!  Add a paypal link to let fans donate a tip amount to your account.  To add the link, edit your page and paste the link for paypal in the "tip this artist" field.  If you're a fan, add your favorite artist's tip link to your page!  We like to see bands offering deals to fans for giving them tips as well!  Like music, signed pictures, anything you like.  If you have free music in the audio stash, we will include your tip link in the magazine!  There are a few videos on youtube that can help you set up the paypal account and "donate" link.  Note you will use the email link in the field on your home page. This is the link to tip Mind Coup Radio!


You can add it in a blog to like this.. Send me a tip and I will email you awesome MP3s!  Member blogs are a great way to sell music, art, or merch.  Members can have  blogs published in Mind Coup Magazine for just 11.99!  You can also book a gig from our Magazine Staff and have them do a feature with you.  Book gigs with staff member Edennormandy , S&!tHouse Poet , Dylman , and Meta Plus More Gigs ON THE WAY!




Feb 8th

The Ultimate Social Media Plan

By Mind Coup

Given the power of social media, it is critically important for businesses to work through their strategies and develop processes to lead to scalability, efficiency, and successful social engagement. This eBook provides you all the necessary information to understand the full potential of social media, as well as how your business can harness its latent power so you can make smarter decisions on how your organization can effectively incorporate it into your company’s marketing and communications mix. If you want to drive your business forward, you need to make sure it stays social, current and relevant in consumers’ consciousness. Discover how social media can become your most effective and influential marketing workhorse. This eBook will equip you will all the important information on how to get started and how you can use social media to your full advantage and rake its long-term rewards.


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Jan 28th

10 Must know songwriting tips

By Mind Coup

#10 Song Contrast: Give your song different colours and shapes. Well defined parts will create dynamics in your song. Don't let the first 1:30 sound the same as the last 1:30.

#9 Stay True: Pick song topics that are true to you. Writing on topics you relate with will help most people connect with you on the topic. The more real it is to you the better the experience for the listener.

#8 Tell a Story: Have a beginning, an event, and a resolution in the song. Good stories make great songs.

 #7 Image: What would your song look like as a picture? Imagine it and focus the feeling and energy of the song to create a song image. Is the song fit for belly dance instructor Mariella to dance to? Fitting an image to a song genre is a great way to connect with fans in a song.

#6 Melody: Lead guitar and drum solos are great but the melody is what people will hum to themselves after hearing your song. Create a great catchy melody to start your song. Using an inexpensive program like BTV can help you stay on time or can even be used in the studio

  #5 Bridge Builder: Use bridges, builds or drops, in your song.  This short part of the song is what gives power to other song parts. It can also be a used as an intro riff. You might want to look at Jamie Lewis.  His music software and website allows for inexpensive ways to create and download samples. Great tool for trying out new possibilities.

 #4 Creative Rhymes: Kid sid did lid, try and break up rhyming words. Creative rhymes will set your song apart. Don't overuse phrasing and try to be intriguing. Learn vocal tricks to help enunciate words so they come across clearly when you sing. Learn from a on- on-one vocal coach or with a system like member Aaron Anastasi.

#3 - 3:20: A radio ready song is 3:20 long, over that and your song might be cut down or overlooked by mass radio. Mind Coup Radio might play your 6 min song but that is unusual.

 #2 Great Name: The wrong name and it is all over. It needs to be fun, catchy, and people need to find it in search results. Google and iTunes are great to search and see if you have an orginal song name.

#1 The Hook:  Halfway through the first time a person hears your song, you want them to be singing the words with you. Having a hit song is having people singing along days after they played your song. The hook will get your song played over and over again. Make your fans sing along and your a star!  Experiment with other languages for true international stardom.  Study up and add international song lyrics. Jason Oxenham offers easy-to-follow language courses, or try you luck with google! I hope you enjoyed these tips I have found out. 

Please comment with some of your tips with us let us know what helps you write songs.

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Jan 18th

What Dose Mind Coup Radio Stand For?

By Mind Coup
Mind Coup Radio was founded on a unique set of principles that are truly revolutionary for the time we live in.  This will help you better understand our goals and what we hope to achieve with this interactive music website.

Starting the radio show in Nashville, TN, we got to see firsthand the criminal nature on the music industry and what it stands for. This quiet legalized crime is going unseen by most; in fact, many artists are tricked by their hopes of becoming a major artist that they never see the true outcome of what the industry is doing. These corporate giants pry off people's dreams and use their hopes to control the music industry.  What we are about to expose to you is so outragious it will sound untrue and unbelievable, but sadly it is what has happened when government and big corporations try to control the music industry.

Bands get paid a small royalty every time a song plays on the radio. In order for this to happen, bands must sign the licensing rights over to a major music licensing company in order to be played on the radio. Some might know this but many don't, that every song on the radio is paid for by record labels and the licensing companies. They buy their artists radio air time as an investment and collect the royalties when it's a hit. That's right, hit songs are bought and paid for, not earned. Every time the song is played live, on a juke box, or by a dj, a royalty is collected for the artist. This system tightly controls who will have a hit song on the radio. If you are one of their selected artists because you have close ties to a corporation or politician, then this system would make you very happy.  You might be surprised that musicians and actors are family to CEO's and politicians. I wish the fraud would stop here but sadly it get much worse, and now I can explain the truly criminal nature of the music business.

The classic Nashville scam - songwriters flock to Nashville with high hopes and big dreams. It's not hard to find a label that will take thousands of dollars to record and get you a demo. They prey off your talent and hopes and use it as a tool to decieve you. Now you got your demo and your little plastic trophy saying you're artist of the year ...Now What??  You spent your savings and now you're booking gigs in your small local town. You go to an open mic at a coffee shop and play a song. As per your deal you report back to Nashville. Most never understand what they've just done. You just spent your savings to start a major corporate law suit.  Since most small local coffee shops don't pay thousands of dollars a year to the music licensing company, you playing your three songs just got your favorite local coffee shop fined $150,000 fine per song. No small business can fight this kind of major law suit. I personally have seen this happen on Mind Coup Radio, and to be honest, the artists playing their original  songs no one even knows, were not even good. It does not stop there. Try the coffee shop that was shut down for having Guitar Hero. That's right, just playing a CD could get you into lots of trouble. Just as terrifying if you're Joe Schmo and you favorite song is Free Bird. You play it live for you buddies at a pub and they record it on an iPhone and post it on FB with a tag. Joe Schmo and the pub are looking at fighting a major lawsuit. It is not legal to play a cover song unless you pay. Even more crazy if alcohol or dancing is involved, you must pay much more. You might be thinking, "I see cover songs all the time on youtube." Well that is legal to a point because youtube pays music licensing companies. However, if you record it live from a venue you're just telling on yourself. In your room by yourself, youtube cover song posts are ok because they pay, but let's say you have a website. If you post the cover song on your website using an embeded code from the youtube video, you're no longer safe. Your website must pay licensing fees to host cover songs. If that's not a big enough outrage to you then keep reading! How about you take your mom out to a nice dinner for her birthday. The staff of the restaurant all come out to sing some kind of crazy birthday song. Why?? It's illegal to sing Happy Birthday! Over 2 million dollars a year are collected in Happy Birthday lawsuits. That's what BMI, ACSAP, and SOCAN have done for the good people of the world. They made family tradition a crime. If you think that is ok, then go to your profile page now and cancel your membership with Mind Coup Radio.

Great, you're still with us. That's good because we love our members, and  I love Jimi Hendrix. Did you know he has a brother? His brother plays guiter and is not allowed to perfom his own brother's song. In fact, no one born to the Hendrix family gets one dime on his estate. I have given up on bands that let licensing companies start massive lawsuits taking hard working musicians' houses, garnishing their wages for life, or jailed. Why are the Rolling Stones suing fans and venues for playing their music?  If you're a band and you don't want fans to play your music, then why play music at all?  Five years on Mind Coup Radio and I asked just one person to show me a check from a music licensing company that has even $20.00 on it. Yet people pay BMI and ASCAP to collect their money, all a scam to control the music industry based off people's dreams, or playing their music for people. They end up unknowingly being a corporate spy. Mind Coup Radio is the knife to cut thought this ironic paradoxes. We don't need millon dollar studios. We don't need FM radio. You're here at Mind Coup Radio. We can show the world there is an alternative.

Nov 16th

History And Use Of The Bass Guitar

By Mind Coup

The bass guitar has been derived from the double bass, which was used in the late 1950's. Having 4 strings, these instruments add the lower tones to a musical performance. Experimentation with the bass had started as early as the 1920's. It wasn't until the 50's however, that a proper bass instrument was formed.

In the mid 20th century jazz became popular. As double bass's were used those days, they were often not heard due to the lack of amplification. The drums, banjos and other instruments in the band drowned out the sound of the bass. Until the 1950 when the first electric bass came into existence with modern amplification techniques.

The bass guitar is played like all guitars with the player holding it close to his body in a horizontal position. The strings are plucked with hand or with the plectrum. In the 1970's, the slapping technique became popular.

Today, the bass guitar ranges from 4 strings up to 11 strings. The 5, 6 and 7 strings providing the mid range while the 11 string starts from a lower than human hearing going up to a very high active. Electric bass guitar players use various configurations. These changes are made by using preamplifiers and speaker sets. Signal processors are also varied to provide new soundscapes.

In night clubs, combo amplifiers are used. These amplifiers are fixed with single loud speakers to make them portable and effective.

The body of the instrument can be of wood or graphite. A wide range of finishing is applied to make it look good. IT can be colored or simply clear white. The work done on the body is fine engineering and delicate balances have to be maintained.

A hot debate rages on what to call this instrument. For non musicians, the term bass guitar is common, while hard core players like to call it electric bass or simple electric bass. Slowly but surely however, this instrument has gathered a large following which likes to use its own jargon.

The electric bass is a part of modern country music, post 1970 jazz and funk. Used mainly to provide backing, it adds a depth to the music. This instrument has added a whole new color to our musical pleasure. In sole music particularly, the bass guitar is effective.

Are sound effects used? Well, yes and no. As the bass guitar sets the tone for the rest of the band, sound effects are not often used, unlike electric guitars. Modern bands however have started experimenting with distortion units to add a new flavor to the bass and low key that they provide behind the music.

As we go into a new century, electric bass's become more and more popular. All bands use it today to add a subtle background. Many groups like U2 even use it to give a haunted feeling increasing emotional attachment with the music. Newer techniques have made this instrument a crucial part of any musical group today.

Nov 15th

Guitar History

By Mind Coup

References to the guitar more or less in its modern form date back to the 14th century. In its infancy it had four courses of double strings and a rounded body like a gourd or a pumpkin. Its mother would not recognize it today!

Around the sixteenth century the guitar was a popular musical instrument amongst the middle and lower classes of Europe, and as it increased in popularity it began to undergo a change of shape. Luthiers began making instruments with single strings instead of courses and experimented with its form until, by the 19th century, the body of the guitar was made wider, and flattened out. In the twentieth century the wooden tuning pegs which adjusted the tension of the strings were replaced by metal machine heads. Now we have the shape that the modern electric guitar is based on.

The first electric guitars were made in the 1930's in response to a demand from guitarists in bands whose rhythmic stylings could not be heard above the other instruments. The main problem with these electric guitars was that feedback was coming through the amplifier from the vibration of the guitar's body. This challenge began the evolutionary process  of the solid body electric guitar.

The early electric guitars had sound holes in the body that were smaller than the sound holes of conventional guitars. In 1924 Lloyd Loar, an engineer with the Gibson factory, used a magnet to change guitar string vibrations into electrical signals, which could be amplified through a speaker. Now it was possible to build guitars that did not possess sound holes but could be heard clearly through an amplifier. Amateur guitar players were able to get their hands on electric guitars through the efforts of Paul Barth, George Beauchamp and Adolph Rickenbacker who founded the Electro String Company in 1931. Their guitars resembled steel guitars, and were played in the guitarist's lap using a slide.

Modern electric guitars are made of many thin layers of wood glued together. The top layer is often a more attractive wood to give the guitar a pleasing appearance, and the other layers are of a wood which gives a good tone such as poplar or ash. The use of laminates endows the instrument with the robust body and tonal quality that would be impossible in one piece of wood. The original solid body guitar was however, made from one piece of wood. In 1941 Les Paul turned a railway sleeper into an amplified stringed instrument. He called it "The Log". When production of his instrument began he stayed with the conventional guitar shape to give his market a familiar image to relate to. Les Paul's invention marketed as the Gibson Les Paul is still extremely popular.

In the 1940's, the Fender Broadcaster Electric guitar came into the world. Nobody really noticed until Arthur Smith used a Broadcaster to record "Guitar Boogie" in 1949. After being renamed the Telecaster, it was put on the market in 1950. Another Fender model, the Stratocaster, caught guitarists' attention with its distinctive tone and light weight. It's still the second most popular guitar in the world.

Ibanez, Jackson, Paul Reed Smith, ESP, BC Rich and my favorite Parker have made solid body electric guitars with original designs, distinctive shapes and new materials mixed with modern technologies to produce more efficient and versatile electric guitars. Today's electric guitars produce tones varying between futuristic music or quasi-acoustic sounds.
In the 1960's, effects boxes introduced fuzz, delay, echo and the wah-wah sound to the arsenal of sounds available to the modern guitarist. A pedal operated by the guitar player's foot turns the effects on or off. Now guitars contain software that lets guitars sound like other types of guitars or reproduce the sound of other musical instruments. With developments like the latest self-tuning guitars, maybe the old joke about a guitarist "phoning in" a solo will become a reality!

Nov 13th

Bass Guitar Players Who Changed The World

By Mind Coup

Some people think that if you want to change the world you don't become a bass player, but go into something more challenging and stimulating like the Post Office. But does this myth portray how bass players really are? Let's step back from our habitual way of seeing bass guitar players as necessary but boring members of the group. Like accountants. Sure we acknowledge the fine contribution they make to their bands by supplying the bass lines and paying for the beer, but do they actually do anything really creative? This brief listing of some prominent men (and woman) of bass will allow you to see that this apparently self effacing member of a musical group could be the creative powerhouse.

Let's start with the leather jacketed but overpoweringly feminine Suzi Quatro. A vocalist and bass player who had a bunch of hits in Australia and Europe in the early seventies, her popularity in the USA stemmed from her role as Leather Tuscadero in Happy Days.

John Entwistle pioneered the use of the electric bass guitar as an instrument for soloists. His aggressive approach to the bass guitar influenced many other bassists.

Flea of The Red Hot Chili Peppers impressed a lot of musicians with his popping and slapping technique which was originally invented by Larry Graham of Sly And The Family Stone. Flea's innovative use of effects pedals has also influenced many bass players.

Jack Bruce wrote most of supergroup Cream's hit songs. Among his other achievements are fighting constantly with Cream's drummer, Ginger Baker and surviving a liver transplant.

Greg Lake is another artist of the early seventies who played with a number of innovators from the glam rock era. Lake is best known for his vocals, bass and guitar work with Emerson, Lake and Palmer.

Rob Bailey is a bassist who plays loud and aggressive. His bass playing is an important element in the music of AC/DC.

Benny Rietveld, a Dutch musician who went to college in Hawaii, is admired for his musical and individualistic style of playing. He worked with Barney Kessell, Sheila E, Huey Lewis and Miles Davis. He has also made an album featuring Carlos Santana. Talk about diverse.

Paul McCartney played bass with The Beatles. Many bass players say he's quite good, but he changed the world with his romantic song lyrics.

Considered by some to be the king of bass players, Stanley Clarke employs a variation of the pop and slap technique to produce some truly innovative bass guitar music. His 1976 album, School Days, is acclaimed by many critics as one of the greatest bass albums ever.

A true bass lead guitar player, Billy Sheehan has won Guitar Player Magazine's "Best Rock Bass Player" readers' poll five times. Why a "bass lead guitar player"? Because Billy plays bass as if he were playing lead.

So if you are not familiar with bass guitar players I hope this article has whetted your appetite. Why not spend your next rainy Sunday watching some of their work on YouTube?

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