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There are two high headroom instrument inputs, for plugging a guitar or bass straight in.</p>\n<p>This interface comes with subscriptions to software from Focusrite, Avid, Ableton, Splice and Softube.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"behringer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Behringer UMC404HD</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Behringer-UMC404HD.jpg\" alt=\"BEHRINGER UMC404HD\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 600px; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; display: block;\" width=\"600\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/c4mKi\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Behringer U-Phoria UMC404HD</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a 4x4 USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface for recording microphones and instruments. It is compatible with most popular recording software, including Avid Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Steinberg Cubase, etc.</p>\n<p>This interface has four world-class MIDAS-designed mic preamps, which include +48 Volt phantom power for condenser microphones, all going through studio-grade 24-Bit/192 kHz converters for the best possible sound quality.</p>\n<p>Comes with Tracktion software, a digital audio workstation (DAW) for composing, recording, editing, mixing and sharing your music with the world.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"lexicon\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Lexicon Alpha</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/LexiconAlpha.jpg\" alt=\"Lexicon Alpha\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/FyBRd\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Lexicon Alpha</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a complete hardware and software solution that turns your computer into a portable, professional 24-bit/48 kHz digital recording studio. It offers a 2x2x2 USB I/O mixer, which is powered directly from the USB bus and includes Cubase recording software.</p>\n<p>Alpha has stereo line inputs for keyboards, drum machines or analog output of a CD/MP3 player.</p>\n<p>Alpha has professional mixer features, such as separate mic and line level input controls, and monitor mix control for balancing an audio source between live input and playback mix level while recording.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"komplete\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Komplete MK2</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Komplete-audio-mk2.jpg\" alt=\"The Komplete MK2\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/SAArySv\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Komplete MK2</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from German manufacturer Native Instruments has four analog and two digital inputs, including two balanced mic/line/instrument inputs (XLR/1/4\" TRS, phantom powered) with individual gain controls and two balanced line inputs (1/4\" TRS).</p>\n<p>This interface has two headphone outputs with separate level controls and source switching, including zero latency with direct monitoring.</p>\n<p>Up to 24bit recording and 192 kHz sample rates. The included software (Ableton Live Lite, Replica, Solid Bus Comp, Phasis, Choral, Flair, Monark, Maschine 2, Traktor) has everything needed to record and produce tracks, plus synths, effects and more.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"apogee\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Apogee One</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/apogee-one.jpg\" alt=\"Apogee One\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 100px; float: right;\" width=\"100\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/feA2k\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Apogee One</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is an all-in-one portable, USB audio interface that gives you everything you need to make professional recordings on the go. Connect a microphone, guitar or use the interface’s built-in omnidirectional microphone to capture music. Designed in CA.</p>\n<p>The Apogee One has two in and two out connectors, as well as low latency and seamless compatibility with the latest macOS and Windows operating systems.</p>\n<p>The Apogee One’s stereo output delivers audiophile quality sound from your Mac/PC to your headphones or speakers.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"alesis\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Alesis iO2 Express</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Alesis.jpg\" alt=\"ALESIS IO2 EXPRESS\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 250px; float: right;\" width=\"250\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/8W6MAS\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">iO2 Express</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from American music product manufacturer Alesis is a compact audio recording interface for home studios and portable recording setups. This two-channel USB interface for Mac and PC-based systems allows recording at up to 24-bit resolution.</p>\n<p>This compact recording interface is small enough to fit into a mobile recording rig, <a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/articles/top-10-camera-sling-bags-for-photographers-and-filmmakers\">sling bag</a>, or backpack, yet contains high-quality components and circuitry suitable for the studio.</p>\n<p>In addition to the included Cubase LE software, the iO2 Express is compatible with virtually all audio and MIDI software.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"presonus\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>PreSonus Audio Interface</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/presonusforweb.jpg\" alt=\"PRESONUS AUDIO INTERFACE\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/B3QSbEK\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Audiobox96 USB audio interface</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from American audio equipment manufacturer PreSonus is a great choice for mobile musicians and podcasters.</p>\n<p>This audio interface has two dual-purpose front-panel input channels, each with high-quality mic preamplifiers and two combo mic/instrument inputs.</p>\n<p>The Audiobox96 is ruggedly built and works with virtually any PC or Mac recording software. It boasts high-performance mic preamplifiers and professional-quality, 24-bit, 96 kHz converters. Comes with Studio One 3 Artist software for Mac and Windows.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"audient\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Audient Audio Interface</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Audient-evo.jpg\" alt=\"AUDIENT AUDIO INTERFACE\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/0qT9pJ\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">EVO 4</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from UK-based audio product manufacturer Audient is a sleek-looking USB audio interface with two mic pre amplifiers.</p>\n<p>The EVO 4 also has class leading converters, smart gain, smart touchpoints, speaker and headphone outputs and +48v phantom power.</p>\n<p>This interface comes bundled with software for Mac and Windows – everything you need to get started recording high-quality audio directly into your computer.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"steinberg\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Steinberg Audio Interface</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Steinberg.jpg\" alt=\"STEINBERG AUDIO INTERFACE\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 280px; float: right;\" width=\"280\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/xbtUPcu\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">UR12 Audio Interface</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from German audio product manufacturer Steinberg captures 24-bit/192 kHz audio and has a mic preamp supporting +48v phantom power.</p>\n<p>The interface has an XLR mic input, an instrument input and two RCA outputs. An additional USB mini socket is provided for power source connection when used with an iPad.</p>\n<p>This interface is quite portable, weighing just ~2.8 lbs. The interface comes bundled with Cubase AI software for music production.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"apollo\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Universal Audio Apollo</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Apolloforweb.jpg\" alt=\"UNIVERSAL AUDIO APOLLO\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/jJjAnT\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Apollo Solo Heritage Edition</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from California-based audio product manufacturer Universal Audio is a bit pricier than most other USB audio interfaces but is packed with features, including class-leading audio conversion, two mic preamps, and real-time plug-in processing.</p>\n<p>The Apollo Solo has guitar amp emulations from Neve, API, Avalon, Manley, Marshall, Fender and more, as well as a best-in-class headphone amplifier for loud, detailed, low-noise monitoring.</p>\n<p>This interface comes bundled with a software suite of five award-winning plug-in titles, featuring collections from Teletronix, Pultec and UA.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<h2>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Front Row Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians | Guitar Insurance | Piano Insurance</h2>\n<p>If you’re researching USB audio interfaces, chances are that you own some musical instruments; perhaps you’re even a musician yourself. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <em>etc.</em> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\">instrument insurance</a> site.</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><em>About</em></strong><em>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </em><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><em>musical instrument insurance</em></a><em> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</em></span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><em>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating <strong>custom insurance packages for musicians</strong>. 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These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</em></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><em><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Amazon Associates Disclosure</span>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</em></p>","postSummary":"<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><strong><em><span style=\"font-size: 10px;\">Source</span></em></strong><em><span style=\"font-size: 10px;\">:</span></em> <em><span style=\"font-size: 10px;\">Royalty-free stock photo ID: shutterstock_1431547073</span></em></p>\n","blogPostScheduleTaskUid":null,"blogPublishToSocialMediaTask":"DONE","blogPublishInstantEmailTaskUid":null,"blogPublishInstantEmailCampaignId":null,"blogPublishInstantEmailRetryCount":null,"postListContent":"<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><strong><em><span style=\"font-size: 10px;\">Source</span></em></strong><em><span style=\"font-size: 10px;\">:</span></em> <em><span style=\"font-size: 10px;\">Royalty-free stock photo ID: shutterstock_1431547073</span></em></p>\n<!--more-->\n<p>A good audio interface that converts microphone and instrument signals into a format that your computer recognizes is an important piece of gear for pretty much any musician to have, so let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>USB audio interfaces</strong> for musicians.</p>\n<p><em>(In no particular order)</em></p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#scarlett\" rel=\"noopener\">Scarlett 2i2</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#behringer\" rel=\"noopener\">Behringer UMC404HD</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#lexicon\" rel=\"noopener\">Lexicon Alpha</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#komplete\" rel=\"noopener\">Komplete MK2</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#apogee\" rel=\"noopener\">Apogee One</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#alesis\" rel=\"noopener\">Alesis iO2 Express</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#presonus\" rel=\"noopener\">PreSonus Audio Interface</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#audient\" rel=\"noopener\">Audient EVO 4 USB Audio Interface</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#steinberg\" rel=\"noopener\">Steinberg UR12 USB Audio Interface</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#apollo\" rel=\"noopener\">Universal Audio Apollo Solo</a></li>\n</ol>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"scarlett\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Scarlett 2i2</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/scarlett-2i2.jpg\" alt=\"Scarlett 2i2\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/UQB2013\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Scarlett 2i2</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from UK-based music product manufacturer Focusrite is one of the best-reviewed USB audio interfaces out there.</p>\n<p>This audio interface has two of the best performing mic preamps that the Scarlett range has ever seen, now with switchable “Air mode” to give your recordings a brighter and more open sound. There are two high headroom instrument inputs, for plugging a guitar or bass straight in.</p>\n<p>This interface comes with subscriptions to software from Focusrite, Avid, Ableton, Splice and Softube.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"behringer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Behringer UMC404HD</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Behringer-UMC404HD.jpg\" alt=\"BEHRINGER UMC404HD\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 600px; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; display: block;\" width=\"600\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/c4mKi\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Behringer U-Phoria UMC404HD</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a 4x4 USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface for recording microphones and instruments. It is compatible with most popular recording software, including Avid Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Steinberg Cubase, etc.</p>\n<p>This interface has four world-class MIDAS-designed mic preamps, which include +48 Volt phantom power for condenser microphones, all going through studio-grade 24-Bit/192 kHz converters for the best possible sound quality.</p>\n<p>Comes with Tracktion software, a digital audio workstation (DAW) for composing, recording, editing, mixing and sharing your music with the world.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"lexicon\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Lexicon Alpha</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/LexiconAlpha.jpg\" alt=\"Lexicon Alpha\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/FyBRd\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Lexicon Alpha</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a complete hardware and software solution that turns your computer into a portable, professional 24-bit/48 kHz digital recording studio. It offers a 2x2x2 USB I/O mixer, which is powered directly from the USB bus and includes Cubase recording software.</p>\n<p>Alpha has stereo line inputs for keyboards, drum machines or analog output of a CD/MP3 player.</p>\n<p>Alpha has professional mixer features, such as separate mic and line level input controls, and monitor mix control for balancing an audio source between live input and playback mix level while recording.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"komplete\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Komplete MK2</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Komplete-audio-mk2.jpg\" alt=\"The Komplete MK2\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/SAArySv\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Komplete MK2</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from German manufacturer Native Instruments has four analog and two digital inputs, including two balanced mic/line/instrument inputs (XLR/1/4\" TRS, phantom powered) with individual gain controls and two balanced line inputs (1/4\" TRS).</p>\n<p>This interface has two headphone outputs with separate level controls and source switching, including zero latency with direct monitoring.</p>\n<p>Up to 24bit recording and 192 kHz sample rates. The included software (Ableton Live Lite, Replica, Solid Bus Comp, Phasis, Choral, Flair, Monark, Maschine 2, Traktor) has everything needed to record and produce tracks, plus synths, effects and more.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"apogee\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Apogee One</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/apogee-one.jpg\" alt=\"Apogee One\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 100px; float: right;\" width=\"100\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/feA2k\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Apogee One</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is an all-in-one portable, USB audio interface that gives you everything you need to make professional recordings on the go. Connect a microphone, guitar or use the interface’s built-in omnidirectional microphone to capture music. Designed in CA.</p>\n<p>The Apogee One has two in and two out connectors, as well as low latency and seamless compatibility with the latest macOS and Windows operating systems.</p>\n<p>The Apogee One’s stereo output delivers audiophile quality sound from your Mac/PC to your headphones or speakers.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"alesis\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Alesis iO2 Express</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Alesis.jpg\" alt=\"ALESIS IO2 EXPRESS\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 250px; float: right;\" width=\"250\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/8W6MAS\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">iO2 Express</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from American music product manufacturer Alesis is a compact audio recording interface for home studios and portable recording setups. This two-channel USB interface for Mac and PC-based systems allows recording at up to 24-bit resolution.</p>\n<p>This compact recording interface is small enough to fit into a mobile recording rig, <a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/articles/top-10-camera-sling-bags-for-photographers-and-filmmakers\">sling bag</a>, or backpack, yet contains high-quality components and circuitry suitable for the studio.</p>\n<p>In addition to the included Cubase LE software, the iO2 Express is compatible with virtually all audio and MIDI software.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"presonus\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>PreSonus Audio Interface</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/presonusforweb.jpg\" alt=\"PRESONUS AUDIO INTERFACE\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/B3QSbEK\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Audiobox96 USB audio interface</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from American audio equipment manufacturer PreSonus is a great choice for mobile musicians and podcasters.</p>\n<p>This audio interface has two dual-purpose front-panel input channels, each with high-quality mic preamplifiers and two combo mic/instrument inputs.</p>\n<p>The Audiobox96 is ruggedly built and works with virtually any PC or Mac recording software. It boasts high-performance mic preamplifiers and professional-quality, 24-bit, 96 kHz converters. Comes with Studio One 3 Artist software for Mac and Windows.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"audient\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Audient Audio Interface</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Audient-evo.jpg\" alt=\"AUDIENT AUDIO INTERFACE\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/0qT9pJ\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">EVO 4</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from UK-based audio product manufacturer Audient is a sleek-looking USB audio interface with two mic pre amplifiers.</p>\n<p>The EVO 4 also has class leading converters, smart gain, smart touchpoints, speaker and headphone outputs and +48v phantom power.</p>\n<p>This interface comes bundled with software for Mac and Windows – everything you need to get started recording high-quality audio directly into your computer.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"steinberg\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Steinberg Audio Interface</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Steinberg.jpg\" alt=\"STEINBERG AUDIO INTERFACE\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 280px; float: right;\" width=\"280\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/xbtUPcu\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">UR12 Audio Interface</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from German audio product manufacturer Steinberg captures 24-bit/192 kHz audio and has a mic preamp supporting +48v phantom power.</p>\n<p>The interface has an XLR mic input, an instrument input and two RCA outputs. An additional USB mini socket is provided for power source connection when used with an iPad.</p>\n<p>This interface is quite portable, weighing just ~2.8 lbs. The interface comes bundled with Cubase AI software for music production.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"apollo\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Universal Audio Apollo</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Apolloforweb.jpg\" alt=\"UNIVERSAL AUDIO APOLLO\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/jJjAnT\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Apollo Solo Heritage Edition</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from California-based audio product manufacturer Universal Audio is a bit pricier than most other USB audio interfaces but is packed with features, including class-leading audio conversion, two mic preamps, and real-time plug-in processing.</p>\n<p>The Apollo Solo has guitar amp emulations from Neve, API, Avalon, Manley, Marshall, Fender and more, as well as a best-in-class headphone amplifier for loud, detailed, low-noise monitoring.</p>\n<p>This interface comes bundled with a software suite of five award-winning plug-in titles, featuring collections from Teletronix, Pultec and UA.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<h2>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Front Row Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians | Guitar Insurance | Piano Insurance</h2>\n<p>If you’re researching USB audio interfaces, chances are that you own some musical instruments; perhaps you’re even a musician yourself. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <em>etc.</em> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\">instrument insurance</a> site.</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><em>About</em></strong><em>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </em><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><em>musical instrument insurance</em></a><em> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</em></span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><em>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating <strong>custom insurance packages for musicians</strong>. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</em></span></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/top-free-music-platforms-for-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST FREE MUSIC PLATFORMS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-budget-filmmaking-microphones\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST MICROPHONES FOR FILMMAKING</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-music-theory-books\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST BOOKS ABOUT MUSIC THEORY</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/best-music-documentaries-rockumentaries\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST MUSIC DOCS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/best-usb-audio-interfaces-for-musicians/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google web story: Best USB audio interfaces</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><em><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Disclaimer</span>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</em></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><em><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Amazon Associates Disclosure</span>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</em></p>","postEmailContent":"<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><strong><em><span style=\"font-size: 10px;\">Source</span></em></strong><em><span style=\"font-size: 10px;\">:</span></em> <em><span style=\"font-size: 10px;\">Royalty-free stock photo ID: shutterstock_1431547073</span></em></p>\n<!--more-->\n<p>A good audio interface that converts microphone and instrument signals into a format that your computer recognizes is an important piece of gear for pretty much any musician to have, so let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>USB audio interfaces</strong> for musicians.</p>\n<p><em>(In no particular order)</em></p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#scarlett\" rel=\"noopener\">Scarlett 2i2</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#behringer\" rel=\"noopener\">Behringer UMC404HD</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#lexicon\" rel=\"noopener\">Lexicon Alpha</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#komplete\" rel=\"noopener\">Komplete MK2</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#apogee\" rel=\"noopener\">Apogee One</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#alesis\" rel=\"noopener\">Alesis iO2 Express</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#presonus\" rel=\"noopener\">PreSonus Audio Interface</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#audient\" rel=\"noopener\">Audient EVO 4 USB Audio Interface</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#steinberg\" rel=\"noopener\">Steinberg UR12 USB Audio Interface</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#apollo\" rel=\"noopener\">Universal Audio Apollo Solo</a></li>\n</ol>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"scarlett\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Scarlett 2i2</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/scarlett-2i2.jpg\" alt=\"Scarlett 2i2\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/UQB2013\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Scarlett 2i2</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from UK-based music product manufacturer Focusrite is one of the best-reviewed USB audio interfaces out there.</p>\n<p>This audio interface has two of the best performing mic preamps that the Scarlett range has ever seen, now with switchable “Air mode” to give your recordings a brighter and more open sound. There are two high headroom instrument inputs, for plugging a guitar or bass straight in.</p>\n<p>This interface comes with subscriptions to software from Focusrite, Avid, Ableton, Splice and Softube.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"behringer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Behringer UMC404HD</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Behringer-UMC404HD.jpg\" alt=\"BEHRINGER UMC404HD\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 600px; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; display: block;\" width=\"600\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/c4mKi\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Behringer U-Phoria UMC404HD</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a 4x4 USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface for recording microphones and instruments. It is compatible with most popular recording software, including Avid Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Steinberg Cubase, etc.</p>\n<p>This interface has four world-class MIDAS-designed mic preamps, which include +48 Volt phantom power for condenser microphones, all going through studio-grade 24-Bit/192 kHz converters for the best possible sound quality.</p>\n<p>Comes with Tracktion software, a digital audio workstation (DAW) for composing, recording, editing, mixing and sharing your music with the world.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"lexicon\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Lexicon Alpha</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/LexiconAlpha.jpg\" alt=\"Lexicon Alpha\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/FyBRd\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Lexicon Alpha</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a complete hardware and software solution that turns your computer into a portable, professional 24-bit/48 kHz digital recording studio. It offers a 2x2x2 USB I/O mixer, which is powered directly from the USB bus and includes Cubase recording software.</p>\n<p>Alpha has stereo line inputs for keyboards, drum machines or analog output of a CD/MP3 player.</p>\n<p>Alpha has professional mixer features, such as separate mic and line level input controls, and monitor mix control for balancing an audio source between live input and playback mix level while recording.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"komplete\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Komplete MK2</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Komplete-audio-mk2.jpg\" alt=\"The Komplete MK2\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/SAArySv\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Komplete MK2</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from German manufacturer Native Instruments has four analog and two digital inputs, including two balanced mic/line/instrument inputs (XLR/1/4\" TRS, phantom powered) with individual gain controls and two balanced line inputs (1/4\" TRS).</p>\n<p>This interface has two headphone outputs with separate level controls and source switching, including zero latency with direct monitoring.</p>\n<p>Up to 24bit recording and 192 kHz sample rates. The included software (Ableton Live Lite, Replica, Solid Bus Comp, Phasis, Choral, Flair, Monark, Maschine 2, Traktor) has everything needed to record and produce tracks, plus synths, effects and more.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"apogee\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Apogee One</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/apogee-one.jpg\" alt=\"Apogee One\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 100px; float: right;\" width=\"100\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/feA2k\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Apogee One</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is an all-in-one portable, USB audio interface that gives you everything you need to make professional recordings on the go. Connect a microphone, guitar or use the interface’s built-in omnidirectional microphone to capture music. Designed in CA.</p>\n<p>The Apogee One has two in and two out connectors, as well as low latency and seamless compatibility with the latest macOS and Windows operating systems.</p>\n<p>The Apogee One’s stereo output delivers audiophile quality sound from your Mac/PC to your headphones or speakers.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"alesis\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Alesis iO2 Express</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Alesis.jpg\" alt=\"ALESIS IO2 EXPRESS\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 250px; float: right;\" width=\"250\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/8W6MAS\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">iO2 Express</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from American music product manufacturer Alesis is a compact audio recording interface for home studios and portable recording setups. This two-channel USB interface for Mac and PC-based systems allows recording at up to 24-bit resolution.</p>\n<p>This compact recording interface is small enough to fit into a mobile recording rig, <a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/articles/top-10-camera-sling-bags-for-photographers-and-filmmakers\">sling bag</a>, or backpack, yet contains high-quality components and circuitry suitable for the studio.</p>\n<p>In addition to the included Cubase LE software, the iO2 Express is compatible with virtually all audio and MIDI software.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"presonus\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>PreSonus Audio Interface</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/presonusforweb.jpg\" alt=\"PRESONUS AUDIO INTERFACE\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/B3QSbEK\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Audiobox96 USB audio interface</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from American audio equipment manufacturer PreSonus is a great choice for mobile musicians and podcasters.</p>\n<p>This audio interface has two dual-purpose front-panel input channels, each with high-quality mic preamplifiers and two combo mic/instrument inputs.</p>\n<p>The Audiobox96 is ruggedly built and works with virtually any PC or Mac recording software. It boasts high-performance mic preamplifiers and professional-quality, 24-bit, 96 kHz converters. Comes with Studio One 3 Artist software for Mac and Windows.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"audient\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Audient Audio Interface</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Audient-evo.jpg\" alt=\"AUDIENT AUDIO INTERFACE\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/0qT9pJ\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">EVO 4</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from UK-based audio product manufacturer Audient is a sleek-looking USB audio interface with two mic pre amplifiers.</p>\n<p>The EVO 4 also has class leading converters, smart gain, smart touchpoints, speaker and headphone outputs and +48v phantom power.</p>\n<p>This interface comes bundled with software for Mac and Windows – everything you need to get started recording high-quality audio directly into your computer.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"steinberg\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Steinberg Audio Interface</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Steinberg.jpg\" alt=\"STEINBERG AUDIO INTERFACE\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 280px; float: right;\" width=\"280\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/xbtUPcu\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">UR12 Audio Interface</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from German audio product manufacturer Steinberg captures 24-bit/192 kHz audio and has a mic preamp supporting +48v phantom power.</p>\n<p>The interface has an XLR mic input, an instrument input and two RCA outputs. An additional USB mini socket is provided for power source connection when used with an iPad.</p>\n<p>This interface is quite portable, weighing just ~2.8 lbs. The interface comes bundled with Cubase AI software for music production.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"apollo\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Universal Audio Apollo</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Apolloforweb.jpg\" alt=\"UNIVERSAL AUDIO APOLLO\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/jJjAnT\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Apollo Solo Heritage Edition</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from California-based audio product manufacturer Universal Audio is a bit pricier than most other USB audio interfaces but is packed with features, including class-leading audio conversion, two mic preamps, and real-time plug-in processing.</p>\n<p>The Apollo Solo has guitar amp emulations from Neve, API, Avalon, Manley, Marshall, Fender and more, as well as a best-in-class headphone amplifier for loud, detailed, low-noise monitoring.</p>\n<p>This interface comes bundled with a software suite of five award-winning plug-in titles, featuring collections from Teletronix, Pultec and UA.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<h2>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Front Row Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians | Guitar Insurance | Piano Insurance</h2>\n<p>If you’re researching USB audio interfaces, chances are that you own some musical instruments; perhaps you’re even a musician yourself. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <em>etc.</em> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\">instrument insurance</a> site.</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><em>About</em></strong><em>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </em><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><em>musical instrument insurance</em></a><em> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</em></span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><em>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating <strong>custom insurance packages for musicians</strong>. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</em></span></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/top-free-music-platforms-for-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST FREE MUSIC PLATFORMS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-budget-filmmaking-microphones\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST MICROPHONES FOR FILMMAKING</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-music-theory-books\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST BOOKS ABOUT MUSIC THEORY</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/best-music-documentaries-rockumentaries\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST MUSIC DOCS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/best-usb-audio-interfaces-for-musicians/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google web story: Best USB audio interfaces</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><em><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Disclaimer</span>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</em></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><em><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Amazon Associates Disclosure</span>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</em></p>","postSummaryRss":"<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><strong><em><span style=\"font-size: 10px;\">Source</span></em></strong><em><span style=\"font-size: 10px;\">:</span></em> <em><span style=\"font-size: 10px;\">Royalty-free stock photo ID: shutterstock_1431547073</span></em></p>","postBodyRss":"<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><strong><em><span style=\"font-size: 10px;\">Source</span></em></strong><em><span style=\"font-size: 10px;\">:</span></em> <em><span style=\"font-size: 10px;\">Royalty-free stock photo ID: shutterstock_1431547073</span></em></p>\n<!--more-->\n<p>A good audio interface that converts microphone and instrument signals into a format that your computer recognizes is an important piece of gear for pretty much any musician to have, so let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>USB audio interfaces</strong> for musicians.</p>\n<p><em>(In no particular order)</em></p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#scarlett\" rel=\"noopener\">Scarlett 2i2</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#behringer\" rel=\"noopener\">Behringer UMC404HD</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#lexicon\" rel=\"noopener\">Lexicon Alpha</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#komplete\" rel=\"noopener\">Komplete MK2</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#apogee\" rel=\"noopener\">Apogee One</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#alesis\" rel=\"noopener\">Alesis iO2 Express</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#presonus\" rel=\"noopener\">PreSonus Audio Interface</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#audient\" rel=\"noopener\">Audient EVO 4 USB Audio Interface</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#steinberg\" rel=\"noopener\">Steinberg UR12 USB Audio Interface</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#apollo\" rel=\"noopener\">Universal Audio Apollo Solo</a></li>\n</ol>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"scarlett\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Scarlett 2i2</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/scarlett-2i2.jpg\" alt=\"Scarlett 2i2\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/UQB2013\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Scarlett 2i2</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from UK-based music product manufacturer Focusrite is one of the best-reviewed USB audio interfaces out there.</p>\n<p>This audio interface has two of the best performing mic preamps that the Scarlett range has ever seen, now with switchable “Air mode” to give your recordings a brighter and more open sound. There are two high headroom instrument inputs, for plugging a guitar or bass straight in.</p>\n<p>This interface comes with subscriptions to software from Focusrite, Avid, Ableton, Splice and Softube.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"behringer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Behringer UMC404HD</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Behringer-UMC404HD.jpg\" alt=\"BEHRINGER UMC404HD\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 600px; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; display: block;\" width=\"600\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/c4mKi\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Behringer U-Phoria UMC404HD</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a 4x4 USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface for recording microphones and instruments. It is compatible with most popular recording software, including Avid Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Steinberg Cubase, etc.</p>\n<p>This interface has four world-class MIDAS-designed mic preamps, which include +48 Volt phantom power for condenser microphones, all going through studio-grade 24-Bit/192 kHz converters for the best possible sound quality.</p>\n<p>Comes with Tracktion software, a digital audio workstation (DAW) for composing, recording, editing, mixing and sharing your music with the world.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"lexicon\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Lexicon Alpha</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/LexiconAlpha.jpg\" alt=\"Lexicon Alpha\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/FyBRd\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Lexicon Alpha</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a complete hardware and software solution that turns your computer into a portable, professional 24-bit/48 kHz digital recording studio. It offers a 2x2x2 USB I/O mixer, which is powered directly from the USB bus and includes Cubase recording software.</p>\n<p>Alpha has stereo line inputs for keyboards, drum machines or analog output of a CD/MP3 player.</p>\n<p>Alpha has professional mixer features, such as separate mic and line level input controls, and monitor mix control for balancing an audio source between live input and playback mix level while recording.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"komplete\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Komplete MK2</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Komplete-audio-mk2.jpg\" alt=\"The Komplete MK2\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/SAArySv\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Komplete MK2</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from German manufacturer Native Instruments has four analog and two digital inputs, including two balanced mic/line/instrument inputs (XLR/1/4\" TRS, phantom powered) with individual gain controls and two balanced line inputs (1/4\" TRS).</p>\n<p>This interface has two headphone outputs with separate level controls and source switching, including zero latency with direct monitoring.</p>\n<p>Up to 24bit recording and 192 kHz sample rates. The included software (Ableton Live Lite, Replica, Solid Bus Comp, Phasis, Choral, Flair, Monark, Maschine 2, Traktor) has everything needed to record and produce tracks, plus synths, effects and more.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"apogee\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Apogee One</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/apogee-one.jpg\" alt=\"Apogee One\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 100px; float: right;\" width=\"100\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/feA2k\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Apogee One</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is an all-in-one portable, USB audio interface that gives you everything you need to make professional recordings on the go. Connect a microphone, guitar or use the interface’s built-in omnidirectional microphone to capture music. Designed in CA.</p>\n<p>The Apogee One has two in and two out connectors, as well as low latency and seamless compatibility with the latest macOS and Windows operating systems.</p>\n<p>The Apogee One’s stereo output delivers audiophile quality sound from your Mac/PC to your headphones or speakers.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"alesis\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Alesis iO2 Express</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Alesis.jpg\" alt=\"ALESIS IO2 EXPRESS\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 250px; float: right;\" width=\"250\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/8W6MAS\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">iO2 Express</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from American music product manufacturer Alesis is a compact audio recording interface for home studios and portable recording setups. This two-channel USB interface for Mac and PC-based systems allows recording at up to 24-bit resolution.</p>\n<p>This compact recording interface is small enough to fit into a mobile recording rig, <a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/articles/top-10-camera-sling-bags-for-photographers-and-filmmakers\">sling bag</a>, or backpack, yet contains high-quality components and circuitry suitable for the studio.</p>\n<p>In addition to the included Cubase LE software, the iO2 Express is compatible with virtually all audio and MIDI software.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"presonus\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>PreSonus Audio Interface</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/presonusforweb.jpg\" alt=\"PRESONUS AUDIO INTERFACE\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/B3QSbEK\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Audiobox96 USB audio interface</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from American audio equipment manufacturer PreSonus is a great choice for mobile musicians and podcasters.</p>\n<p>This audio interface has two dual-purpose front-panel input channels, each with high-quality mic preamplifiers and two combo mic/instrument inputs.</p>\n<p>The Audiobox96 is ruggedly built and works with virtually any PC or Mac recording software. It boasts high-performance mic preamplifiers and professional-quality, 24-bit, 96 kHz converters. Comes with Studio One 3 Artist software for Mac and Windows.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"audient\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Audient Audio Interface</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Audient-evo.jpg\" alt=\"AUDIENT AUDIO INTERFACE\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/0qT9pJ\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">EVO 4</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from UK-based audio product manufacturer Audient is a sleek-looking USB audio interface with two mic pre amplifiers.</p>\n<p>The EVO 4 also has class leading converters, smart gain, smart touchpoints, speaker and headphone outputs and +48v phantom power.</p>\n<p>This interface comes bundled with software for Mac and Windows – everything you need to get started recording high-quality audio directly into your computer.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"steinberg\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Steinberg Audio Interface</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Steinberg.jpg\" alt=\"STEINBERG AUDIO INTERFACE\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 280px; float: right;\" width=\"280\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/xbtUPcu\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">UR12 Audio Interface</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from German audio product manufacturer Steinberg captures 24-bit/192 kHz audio and has a mic preamp supporting +48v phantom power.</p>\n<p>The interface has an XLR mic input, an instrument input and two RCA outputs. An additional USB mini socket is provided for power source connection when used with an iPad.</p>\n<p>This interface is quite portable, weighing just ~2.8 lbs. The interface comes bundled with Cubase AI software for music production.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"apollo\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Universal Audio Apollo</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Apolloforweb.jpg\" alt=\"UNIVERSAL AUDIO APOLLO\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/jJjAnT\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Apollo Solo Heritage Edition</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from California-based audio product manufacturer Universal Audio is a bit pricier than most other USB audio interfaces but is packed with features, including class-leading audio conversion, two mic preamps, and real-time plug-in processing.</p>\n<p>The Apollo Solo has guitar amp emulations from Neve, API, Avalon, Manley, Marshall, Fender and more, as well as a best-in-class headphone amplifier for loud, detailed, low-noise monitoring.</p>\n<p>This interface comes bundled with a software suite of five award-winning plug-in titles, featuring collections from Teletronix, Pultec and UA.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<h2>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Front Row Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians | Guitar Insurance | Piano Insurance</h2>\n<p>If you’re researching USB audio interfaces, chances are that you own some musical instruments; perhaps you’re even a musician yourself. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <em>etc.</em> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\">instrument insurance</a> site.</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><em>About</em></strong><em>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </em><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><em>musical instrument insurance</em></a><em> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</em></span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><em>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating <strong>custom insurance packages for musicians</strong>. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</em></span></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/top-free-music-platforms-for-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST FREE MUSIC PLATFORMS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-budget-filmmaking-microphones\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST MICROPHONES FOR FILMMAKING</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-music-theory-books\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST BOOKS ABOUT MUSIC THEORY</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/best-music-documentaries-rockumentaries\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST MUSIC DOCS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/best-usb-audio-interfaces-for-musicians/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google web story: Best USB audio interfaces</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><em><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Disclaimer</span>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</em></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><em><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Amazon Associates Disclosure</span>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</em></p>","postRssContent":"<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><strong><em><span style=\"font-size: 10px;\">Source</span></em></strong><em><span style=\"font-size: 10px;\">:</span></em> <em><span style=\"font-size: 10px;\">Royalty-free stock photo ID: shutterstock_1431547073</span></em></p>\n<!--more-->\n<p>A good audio interface that converts microphone and instrument signals into a format that your computer recognizes is an important piece of gear for pretty much any musician to have, so let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>USB audio interfaces</strong> for musicians.</p>\n<p><em>(In no particular order)</em></p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#scarlett\" rel=\"noopener\">Scarlett 2i2</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#behringer\" rel=\"noopener\">Behringer UMC404HD</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#lexicon\" rel=\"noopener\">Lexicon Alpha</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#komplete\" rel=\"noopener\">Komplete MK2</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#apogee\" rel=\"noopener\">Apogee One</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#alesis\" rel=\"noopener\">Alesis iO2 Express</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#presonus\" rel=\"noopener\">PreSonus Audio Interface</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#audient\" rel=\"noopener\">Audient EVO 4 USB Audio Interface</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#steinberg\" rel=\"noopener\">Steinberg UR12 USB Audio Interface</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#apollo\" rel=\"noopener\">Universal Audio Apollo Solo</a></li>\n</ol>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"scarlett\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Scarlett 2i2</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/scarlett-2i2.jpg\" alt=\"Scarlett 2i2\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/UQB2013\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Scarlett 2i2</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from UK-based music product manufacturer Focusrite is one of the best-reviewed USB audio interfaces out there.</p>\n<p>This audio interface has two of the best performing mic preamps that the Scarlett range has ever seen, now with switchable “Air mode” to give your recordings a brighter and more open sound. There are two high headroom instrument inputs, for plugging a guitar or bass straight in.</p>\n<p>This interface comes with subscriptions to software from Focusrite, Avid, Ableton, Splice and Softube.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"behringer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Behringer UMC404HD</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Behringer-UMC404HD.jpg\" alt=\"BEHRINGER UMC404HD\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 600px; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; display: block;\" width=\"600\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/c4mKi\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Behringer U-Phoria UMC404HD</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a 4x4 USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface for recording microphones and instruments. It is compatible with most popular recording software, including Avid Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Steinberg Cubase, etc.</p>\n<p>This interface has four world-class MIDAS-designed mic preamps, which include +48 Volt phantom power for condenser microphones, all going through studio-grade 24-Bit/192 kHz converters for the best possible sound quality.</p>\n<p>Comes with Tracktion software, a digital audio workstation (DAW) for composing, recording, editing, mixing and sharing your music with the world.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"lexicon\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Lexicon Alpha</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/LexiconAlpha.jpg\" alt=\"Lexicon Alpha\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/FyBRd\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Lexicon Alpha</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a complete hardware and software solution that turns your computer into a portable, professional 24-bit/48 kHz digital recording studio. It offers a 2x2x2 USB I/O mixer, which is powered directly from the USB bus and includes Cubase recording software.</p>\n<p>Alpha has stereo line inputs for keyboards, drum machines or analog output of a CD/MP3 player.</p>\n<p>Alpha has professional mixer features, such as separate mic and line level input controls, and monitor mix control for balancing an audio source between live input and playback mix level while recording.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"komplete\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Komplete MK2</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Komplete-audio-mk2.jpg\" alt=\"The Komplete MK2\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/SAArySv\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Komplete MK2</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from German manufacturer Native Instruments has four analog and two digital inputs, including two balanced mic/line/instrument inputs (XLR/1/4\" TRS, phantom powered) with individual gain controls and two balanced line inputs (1/4\" TRS).</p>\n<p>This interface has two headphone outputs with separate level controls and source switching, including zero latency with direct monitoring.</p>\n<p>Up to 24bit recording and 192 kHz sample rates. The included software (Ableton Live Lite, Replica, Solid Bus Comp, Phasis, Choral, Flair, Monark, Maschine 2, Traktor) has everything needed to record and produce tracks, plus synths, effects and more.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"apogee\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Apogee One</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/apogee-one.jpg\" alt=\"Apogee One\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 100px; float: right;\" width=\"100\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/feA2k\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Apogee One</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is an all-in-one portable, USB audio interface that gives you everything you need to make professional recordings on the go. Connect a microphone, guitar or use the interface’s built-in omnidirectional microphone to capture music. Designed in CA.</p>\n<p>The Apogee One has two in and two out connectors, as well as low latency and seamless compatibility with the latest macOS and Windows operating systems.</p>\n<p>The Apogee One’s stereo output delivers audiophile quality sound from your Mac/PC to your headphones or speakers.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"alesis\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Alesis iO2 Express</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Alesis.jpg\" alt=\"ALESIS IO2 EXPRESS\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 250px; float: right;\" width=\"250\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/8W6MAS\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">iO2 Express</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from American music product manufacturer Alesis is a compact audio recording interface for home studios and portable recording setups. This two-channel USB interface for Mac and PC-based systems allows recording at up to 24-bit resolution.</p>\n<p>This compact recording interface is small enough to fit into a mobile recording rig, <a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/articles/top-10-camera-sling-bags-for-photographers-and-filmmakers\">sling bag</a>, or backpack, yet contains high-quality components and circuitry suitable for the studio.</p>\n<p>In addition to the included Cubase LE software, the iO2 Express is compatible with virtually all audio and MIDI software.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"presonus\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>PreSonus Audio Interface</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/presonusforweb.jpg\" alt=\"PRESONUS AUDIO INTERFACE\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/B3QSbEK\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Audiobox96 USB audio interface</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from American audio equipment manufacturer PreSonus is a great choice for mobile musicians and podcasters.</p>\n<p>This audio interface has two dual-purpose front-panel input channels, each with high-quality mic preamplifiers and two combo mic/instrument inputs.</p>\n<p>The Audiobox96 is ruggedly built and works with virtually any PC or Mac recording software. It boasts high-performance mic preamplifiers and professional-quality, 24-bit, 96 kHz converters. Comes with Studio One 3 Artist software for Mac and Windows.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"audient\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Audient Audio Interface</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Audient-evo.jpg\" alt=\"AUDIENT AUDIO INTERFACE\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/0qT9pJ\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">EVO 4</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from UK-based audio product manufacturer Audient is a sleek-looking USB audio interface with two mic pre amplifiers.</p>\n<p>The EVO 4 also has class leading converters, smart gain, smart touchpoints, speaker and headphone outputs and +48v phantom power.</p>\n<p>This interface comes bundled with software for Mac and Windows – everything you need to get started recording high-quality audio directly into your computer.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"steinberg\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Steinberg Audio Interface</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Steinberg.jpg\" alt=\"STEINBERG AUDIO INTERFACE\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 280px; float: right;\" width=\"280\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/xbtUPcu\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">UR12 Audio Interface</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from German audio product manufacturer Steinberg captures 24-bit/192 kHz audio and has a mic preamp supporting +48v phantom power.</p>\n<p>The interface has an XLR mic input, an instrument input and two RCA outputs. An additional USB mini socket is provided for power source connection when used with an iPad.</p>\n<p>This interface is quite portable, weighing just ~2.8 lbs. The interface comes bundled with Cubase AI software for music production.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"apollo\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Universal Audio Apollo</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Apolloforweb.jpg\" alt=\"UNIVERSAL AUDIO APOLLO\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/jJjAnT\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Apollo Solo Heritage Edition</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from California-based audio product manufacturer Universal Audio is a bit pricier than most other USB audio interfaces but is packed with features, including class-leading audio conversion, two mic preamps, and real-time plug-in processing.</p>\n<p>The Apollo Solo has guitar amp emulations from Neve, API, Avalon, Manley, Marshall, Fender and more, as well as a best-in-class headphone amplifier for loud, detailed, low-noise monitoring.</p>\n<p>This interface comes bundled with a software suite of five award-winning plug-in titles, featuring collections from Teletronix, Pultec and UA.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<h2>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Front Row Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians | Guitar Insurance | Piano Insurance</h2>\n<p>If you’re researching USB audio interfaces, chances are that you own some musical instruments; perhaps you’re even a musician yourself. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <em>etc.</em> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\">instrument insurance</a> site.</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><em>About</em></strong><em>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </em><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><em>musical instrument insurance</em></a><em> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</em></span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><em>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating <strong>custom insurance packages for musicians</strong>. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</em></span></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/top-free-music-platforms-for-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST FREE MUSIC PLATFORMS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-budget-filmmaking-microphones\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST MICROPHONES FOR FILMMAKING</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-music-theory-books\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST BOOKS ABOUT MUSIC THEORY</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/best-music-documentaries-rockumentaries\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST MUSIC DOCS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/best-usb-audio-interfaces-for-musicians/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google web story: Best USB audio interfaces</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><em><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Disclaimer</span>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</em></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><em><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Amazon Associates Disclosure</span>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</em></p>","rssSummaryFeaturedImage":"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/best-usb-audio-interfaces-shutterstock_1431547073-forweb300.jpg","rssBody":"<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><strong><em><span style=\"font-size: 10px;\">Source</span></em></strong><em><span style=\"font-size: 10px;\">:</span></em> <em><span style=\"font-size: 10px;\">Royalty-free stock photo ID: shutterstock_1431547073</span></em></p>\n<!--more-->\n<p>A good audio interface that converts microphone and instrument signals into a format that your computer recognizes is an important piece of gear for pretty much any musician to have, so let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>USB audio interfaces</strong> for musicians.</p>\n<p><em>(In no particular order)</em></p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#scarlett\" rel=\"noopener\">Scarlett 2i2</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#behringer\" rel=\"noopener\">Behringer UMC404HD</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#lexicon\" rel=\"noopener\">Lexicon Alpha</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#komplete\" rel=\"noopener\">Komplete MK2</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#apogee\" rel=\"noopener\">Apogee One</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#alesis\" rel=\"noopener\">Alesis iO2 Express</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#presonus\" rel=\"noopener\">PreSonus Audio Interface</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#audient\" rel=\"noopener\">Audient EVO 4 USB Audio Interface</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#steinberg\" rel=\"noopener\">Steinberg UR12 USB Audio Interface</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#apollo\" rel=\"noopener\">Universal Audio Apollo Solo</a></li>\n</ol>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"scarlett\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Scarlett 2i2</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/scarlett-2i2.jpg\" alt=\"Scarlett 2i2\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/UQB2013\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Scarlett 2i2</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from UK-based music product manufacturer Focusrite is one of the best-reviewed USB audio interfaces out there.</p>\n<p>This audio interface has two of the best performing mic preamps that the Scarlett range has ever seen, now with switchable “Air mode” to give your recordings a brighter and more open sound. There are two high headroom instrument inputs, for plugging a guitar or bass straight in.</p>\n<p>This interface comes with subscriptions to software from Focusrite, Avid, Ableton, Splice and Softube.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"behringer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Behringer UMC404HD</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Behringer-UMC404HD.jpg\" alt=\"BEHRINGER UMC404HD\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 600px; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; display: block;\" width=\"600\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/c4mKi\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Behringer U-Phoria UMC404HD</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a 4x4 USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface for recording microphones and instruments. It is compatible with most popular recording software, including Avid Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Steinberg Cubase, etc.</p>\n<p>This interface has four world-class MIDAS-designed mic preamps, which include +48 Volt phantom power for condenser microphones, all going through studio-grade 24-Bit/192 kHz converters for the best possible sound quality.</p>\n<p>Comes with Tracktion software, a digital audio workstation (DAW) for composing, recording, editing, mixing and sharing your music with the world.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"lexicon\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Lexicon Alpha</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/LexiconAlpha.jpg\" alt=\"Lexicon Alpha\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/FyBRd\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Lexicon Alpha</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a complete hardware and software solution that turns your computer into a portable, professional 24-bit/48 kHz digital recording studio. It offers a 2x2x2 USB I/O mixer, which is powered directly from the USB bus and includes Cubase recording software.</p>\n<p>Alpha has stereo line inputs for keyboards, drum machines or analog output of a CD/MP3 player.</p>\n<p>Alpha has professional mixer features, such as separate mic and line level input controls, and monitor mix control for balancing an audio source between live input and playback mix level while recording.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"komplete\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Komplete MK2</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Komplete-audio-mk2.jpg\" alt=\"The Komplete MK2\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/SAArySv\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Komplete MK2</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from German manufacturer Native Instruments has four analog and two digital inputs, including two balanced mic/line/instrument inputs (XLR/1/4\" TRS, phantom powered) with individual gain controls and two balanced line inputs (1/4\" TRS).</p>\n<p>This interface has two headphone outputs with separate level controls and source switching, including zero latency with direct monitoring.</p>\n<p>Up to 24bit recording and 192 kHz sample rates. The included software (Ableton Live Lite, Replica, Solid Bus Comp, Phasis, Choral, Flair, Monark, Maschine 2, Traktor) has everything needed to record and produce tracks, plus synths, effects and more.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"apogee\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Apogee One</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/apogee-one.jpg\" alt=\"Apogee One\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 100px; float: right;\" width=\"100\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/feA2k\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Apogee One</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is an all-in-one portable, USB audio interface that gives you everything you need to make professional recordings on the go. Connect a microphone, guitar or use the interface’s built-in omnidirectional microphone to capture music. Designed in CA.</p>\n<p>The Apogee One has two in and two out connectors, as well as low latency and seamless compatibility with the latest macOS and Windows operating systems.</p>\n<p>The Apogee One’s stereo output delivers audiophile quality sound from your Mac/PC to your headphones or speakers.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"alesis\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Alesis iO2 Express</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Alesis.jpg\" alt=\"ALESIS IO2 EXPRESS\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 250px; float: right;\" width=\"250\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/8W6MAS\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">iO2 Express</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from American music product manufacturer Alesis is a compact audio recording interface for home studios and portable recording setups. This two-channel USB interface for Mac and PC-based systems allows recording at up to 24-bit resolution.</p>\n<p>This compact recording interface is small enough to fit into a mobile recording rig, <a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/articles/top-10-camera-sling-bags-for-photographers-and-filmmakers\">sling bag</a>, or backpack, yet contains high-quality components and circuitry suitable for the studio.</p>\n<p>In addition to the included Cubase LE software, the iO2 Express is compatible with virtually all audio and MIDI software.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"presonus\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>PreSonus Audio Interface</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/presonusforweb.jpg\" alt=\"PRESONUS AUDIO INTERFACE\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/B3QSbEK\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Audiobox96 USB audio interface</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from American audio equipment manufacturer PreSonus is a great choice for mobile musicians and podcasters.</p>\n<p>This audio interface has two dual-purpose front-panel input channels, each with high-quality mic preamplifiers and two combo mic/instrument inputs.</p>\n<p>The Audiobox96 is ruggedly built and works with virtually any PC or Mac recording software. It boasts high-performance mic preamplifiers and professional-quality, 24-bit, 96 kHz converters. Comes with Studio One 3 Artist software for Mac and Windows.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"audient\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Audient Audio Interface</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Audient-evo.jpg\" alt=\"AUDIENT AUDIO INTERFACE\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/0qT9pJ\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">EVO 4</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from UK-based audio product manufacturer Audient is a sleek-looking USB audio interface with two mic pre amplifiers.</p>\n<p>The EVO 4 also has class leading converters, smart gain, smart touchpoints, speaker and headphone outputs and +48v phantom power.</p>\n<p>This interface comes bundled with software for Mac and Windows – everything you need to get started recording high-quality audio directly into your computer.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"steinberg\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Steinberg Audio Interface</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Steinberg.jpg\" alt=\"STEINBERG AUDIO INTERFACE\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 280px; float: right;\" width=\"280\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/xbtUPcu\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">UR12 Audio Interface</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from German audio product manufacturer Steinberg captures 24-bit/192 kHz audio and has a mic preamp supporting +48v phantom power.</p>\n<p>The interface has an XLR mic input, an instrument input and two RCA outputs. An additional USB mini socket is provided for power source connection when used with an iPad.</p>\n<p>This interface is quite portable, weighing just ~2.8 lbs. The interface comes bundled with Cubase AI software for music production.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"apollo\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Universal Audio Apollo</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Apolloforweb.jpg\" alt=\"UNIVERSAL AUDIO APOLLO\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/jJjAnT\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Apollo Solo Heritage Edition</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from California-based audio product manufacturer Universal Audio is a bit pricier than most other USB audio interfaces but is packed with features, including class-leading audio conversion, two mic preamps, and real-time plug-in processing.</p>\n<p>The Apollo Solo has guitar amp emulations from Neve, API, Avalon, Manley, Marshall, Fender and more, as well as a best-in-class headphone amplifier for loud, detailed, low-noise monitoring.</p>\n<p>This interface comes bundled with a software suite of five award-winning plug-in titles, featuring collections from Teletronix, Pultec and UA.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<h2>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Front Row Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians | Guitar Insurance | Piano Insurance</h2>\n<p>If you’re researching USB audio interfaces, chances are that you own some musical instruments; perhaps you’re even a musician yourself. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <em>etc.</em> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\">instrument insurance</a> site.</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><em>About</em></strong><em>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </em><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><em>musical instrument insurance</em></a><em> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</em></span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><em>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating <strong>custom insurance packages for musicians</strong>. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</em></span></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/top-free-music-platforms-for-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST FREE MUSIC PLATFORMS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-budget-filmmaking-microphones\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST MICROPHONES FOR FILMMAKING</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-music-theory-books\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST BOOKS ABOUT MUSIC THEORY</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/best-music-documentaries-rockumentaries\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST MUSIC DOCS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/best-usb-audio-interfaces-for-musicians/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google web story: Best USB audio interfaces</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><em><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Disclaimer</span>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</em></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><em><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Amazon Associates Disclosure</span>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. 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style=\"font-size: 10px;\">Royalty-free stock photo ID: shutterstock_1431547073</span></em></p>\n<!--more-->\n<p>A good audio interface that converts microphone and instrument signals into a format that your computer recognizes is an important piece of gear for pretty much any musician to have, so let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>USB audio interfaces</strong> for musicians.</p>\n<p><em>(In no particular order)</em></p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#scarlett\" rel=\"noopener\">Scarlett 2i2</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#behringer\" rel=\"noopener\">Behringer UMC404HD</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#lexicon\" rel=\"noopener\">Lexicon Alpha</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#komplete\" rel=\"noopener\">Komplete MK2</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#apogee\" rel=\"noopener\">Apogee One</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#alesis\" rel=\"noopener\">Alesis iO2 Express</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#presonus\" rel=\"noopener\">PreSonus Audio Interface</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#audient\" rel=\"noopener\">Audient EVO 4 USB Audio Interface</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#steinberg\" rel=\"noopener\">Steinberg UR12 USB Audio Interface</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#apollo\" rel=\"noopener\">Universal Audio Apollo Solo</a></li>\n</ol>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"scarlett\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Scarlett 2i2</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/scarlett-2i2.jpg\" alt=\"Scarlett 2i2\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/UQB2013\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Scarlett 2i2</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from UK-based music product manufacturer Focusrite is one of the best-reviewed USB audio interfaces out there.</p>\n<p>This audio interface has two of the best performing mic preamps that the Scarlett range has ever seen, now with switchable “Air mode” to give your recordings a brighter and more open sound. There are two high headroom instrument inputs, for plugging a guitar or bass straight in.</p>\n<p>This interface comes with subscriptions to software from Focusrite, Avid, Ableton, Splice and Softube.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"behringer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Behringer UMC404HD</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Behringer-UMC404HD.jpg\" alt=\"BEHRINGER UMC404HD\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 600px; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; display: block;\" width=\"600\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/c4mKi\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Behringer U-Phoria UMC404HD</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a 4x4 USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface for recording microphones and instruments. It is compatible with most popular recording software, including Avid Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Steinberg Cubase, etc.</p>\n<p>This interface has four world-class MIDAS-designed mic preamps, which include +48 Volt phantom power for condenser microphones, all going through studio-grade 24-Bit/192 kHz converters for the best possible sound quality.</p>\n<p>Comes with Tracktion software, a digital audio workstation (DAW) for composing, recording, editing, mixing and sharing your music with the world.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"lexicon\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Lexicon Alpha</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/LexiconAlpha.jpg\" alt=\"Lexicon Alpha\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/FyBRd\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Lexicon Alpha</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a complete hardware and software solution that turns your computer into a portable, professional 24-bit/48 kHz digital recording studio. It offers a 2x2x2 USB I/O mixer, which is powered directly from the USB bus and includes Cubase recording software.</p>\n<p>Alpha has stereo line inputs for keyboards, drum machines or analog output of a CD/MP3 player.</p>\n<p>Alpha has professional mixer features, such as separate mic and line level input controls, and monitor mix control for balancing an audio source between live input and playback mix level while recording.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"komplete\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Komplete MK2</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Komplete-audio-mk2.jpg\" alt=\"The Komplete MK2\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/SAArySv\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Komplete MK2</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from German manufacturer Native Instruments has four analog and two digital inputs, including two balanced mic/line/instrument inputs (XLR/1/4\" TRS, phantom powered) with individual gain controls and two balanced line inputs (1/4\" TRS).</p>\n<p>This interface has two headphone outputs with separate level controls and source switching, including zero latency with direct monitoring.</p>\n<p>Up to 24bit recording and 192 kHz sample rates. The included software (Ableton Live Lite, Replica, Solid Bus Comp, Phasis, Choral, Flair, Monark, Maschine 2, Traktor) has everything needed to record and produce tracks, plus synths, effects and more.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"apogee\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Apogee One</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/apogee-one.jpg\" alt=\"Apogee One\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 100px; float: right;\" width=\"100\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/feA2k\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Apogee One</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is an all-in-one portable, USB audio interface that gives you everything you need to make professional recordings on the go. Connect a microphone, guitar or use the interface’s built-in omnidirectional microphone to capture music. Designed in CA.</p>\n<p>The Apogee One has two in and two out connectors, as well as low latency and seamless compatibility with the latest macOS and Windows operating systems.</p>\n<p>The Apogee One’s stereo output delivers audiophile quality sound from your Mac/PC to your headphones or speakers.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"alesis\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Alesis iO2 Express</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Alesis.jpg\" alt=\"ALESIS IO2 EXPRESS\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 250px; float: right;\" width=\"250\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/8W6MAS\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">iO2 Express</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from American music product manufacturer Alesis is a compact audio recording interface for home studios and portable recording setups. This two-channel USB interface for Mac and PC-based systems allows recording at up to 24-bit resolution.</p>\n<p>This compact recording interface is small enough to fit into a mobile recording rig, <a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/articles/top-10-camera-sling-bags-for-photographers-and-filmmakers\">sling bag</a>, or backpack, yet contains high-quality components and circuitry suitable for the studio.</p>\n<p>In addition to the included Cubase LE software, the iO2 Express is compatible with virtually all audio and MIDI software.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"presonus\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>PreSonus Audio Interface</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/presonusforweb.jpg\" alt=\"PRESONUS AUDIO INTERFACE\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/B3QSbEK\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Audiobox96 USB audio interface</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from American audio equipment manufacturer PreSonus is a great choice for mobile musicians and podcasters.</p>\n<p>This audio interface has two dual-purpose front-panel input channels, each with high-quality mic preamplifiers and two combo mic/instrument inputs.</p>\n<p>The Audiobox96 is ruggedly built and works with virtually any PC or Mac recording software. It boasts high-performance mic preamplifiers and professional-quality, 24-bit, 96 kHz converters. Comes with Studio One 3 Artist software for Mac and Windows.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"audient\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Audient Audio Interface</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Audient-evo.jpg\" alt=\"AUDIENT AUDIO INTERFACE\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/0qT9pJ\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">EVO 4</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from UK-based audio product manufacturer Audient is a sleek-looking USB audio interface with two mic pre amplifiers.</p>\n<p>The EVO 4 also has class leading converters, smart gain, smart touchpoints, speaker and headphone outputs and +48v phantom power.</p>\n<p>This interface comes bundled with software for Mac and Windows – everything you need to get started recording high-quality audio directly into your computer.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"steinberg\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Steinberg Audio Interface</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Steinberg.jpg\" alt=\"STEINBERG AUDIO INTERFACE\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 280px; float: right;\" width=\"280\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/xbtUPcu\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">UR12 Audio Interface</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from German audio product manufacturer Steinberg captures 24-bit/192 kHz audio and has a mic preamp supporting +48v phantom power.</p>\n<p>The interface has an XLR mic input, an instrument input and two RCA outputs. An additional USB mini socket is provided for power source connection when used with an iPad.</p>\n<p>This interface is quite portable, weighing just ~2.8 lbs. The interface comes bundled with Cubase AI software for music production.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"apollo\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Universal Audio Apollo</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Apolloforweb.jpg\" alt=\"UNIVERSAL AUDIO APOLLO\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/jJjAnT\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Apollo Solo Heritage Edition</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from California-based audio product manufacturer Universal Audio is a bit pricier than most other USB audio interfaces but is packed with features, including class-leading audio conversion, two mic preamps, and real-time plug-in processing.</p>\n<p>The Apollo Solo has guitar amp emulations from Neve, API, Avalon, Manley, Marshall, Fender and more, as well as a best-in-class headphone amplifier for loud, detailed, low-noise monitoring.</p>\n<p>This interface comes bundled with a software suite of five award-winning plug-in titles, featuring collections from Teletronix, Pultec and UA.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<h2>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Front Row Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians | Guitar Insurance | Piano Insurance</h2>\n<p>If you’re researching USB audio interfaces, chances are that you own some musical instruments; perhaps you’re even a musician yourself. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <em>etc.</em> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\">instrument insurance</a> site.</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><em>About</em></strong><em>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </em><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><em>musical instrument insurance</em></a><em> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</em></span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><em>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating <strong>custom insurance packages for musicians</strong>. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</em></span></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/top-free-music-platforms-for-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST FREE MUSIC PLATFORMS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-budget-filmmaking-microphones\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST MICROPHONES FOR FILMMAKING</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-music-theory-books\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST BOOKS ABOUT MUSIC THEORY</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/best-music-documentaries-rockumentaries\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST MUSIC DOCS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/best-usb-audio-interfaces-for-musicians/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google web story: Best USB audio interfaces</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><em><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Disclaimer</span>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</em></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><em><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Amazon Associates Disclosure</span>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</em></p>","publish_immediately":true,"use_featured_image":true,"published_by_id":7915797,"published_at":1652709512644,"rss_body":"<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><strong><em><span style=\"font-size: 10px;\">Source</span></em></strong><em><span style=\"font-size: 10px;\">:</span></em> <em><span style=\"font-size: 10px;\">Royalty-free stock photo ID: shutterstock_1431547073</span></em></p>\n<!--more-->\n<p>A good audio interface that converts microphone and instrument signals into a format that your computer recognizes is an important piece of gear for pretty much any musician to have, so let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>USB audio interfaces</strong> for musicians.</p>\n<p><em>(In no particular order)</em></p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#scarlett\" rel=\"noopener\">Scarlett 2i2</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#behringer\" rel=\"noopener\">Behringer UMC404HD</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#lexicon\" rel=\"noopener\">Lexicon Alpha</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#komplete\" rel=\"noopener\">Komplete MK2</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#apogee\" rel=\"noopener\">Apogee One</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#alesis\" rel=\"noopener\">Alesis iO2 Express</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#presonus\" rel=\"noopener\">PreSonus Audio Interface</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#audient\" rel=\"noopener\">Audient EVO 4 USB Audio Interface</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#steinberg\" rel=\"noopener\">Steinberg UR12 USB Audio Interface</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#apollo\" rel=\"noopener\">Universal Audio Apollo Solo</a></li>\n</ol>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"scarlett\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Scarlett 2i2</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/scarlett-2i2.jpg\" alt=\"Scarlett 2i2\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\"></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/UQB2013\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Scarlett 2i2</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from UK-based music product manufacturer Focusrite is one of the best-reviewed USB audio interfaces out there.</p>\n<p>This audio interface has two of the best performing mic preamps that the Scarlett range has ever seen, now with switchable “Air mode” to give your recordings a brighter and more open sound. There are two high headroom instrument inputs, for plugging a guitar or bass straight in.</p>\n<p>This interface comes with subscriptions to software from Focusrite, Avid, Ableton, Splice and Softube.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"behringer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Behringer UMC404HD</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Behringer-UMC404HD.jpg\" alt=\"BEHRINGER UMC404HD\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 600px; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; display: block;\" width=\"600\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/c4mKi\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Behringer U-Phoria UMC404HD</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a 4x4 USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface for recording microphones and instruments. It is compatible with most popular recording software, including Avid Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Steinberg Cubase, etc.</p>\n<p>This interface has four world-class MIDAS-designed mic preamps, which include +48 Volt phantom power for condenser microphones, all going through studio-grade 24-Bit/192 kHz converters for the best possible sound quality.</p>\n<p>Comes with Tracktion software, a digital audio workstation (DAW) for composing, recording, editing, mixing and sharing your music with the world.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"lexicon\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Lexicon Alpha</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/LexiconAlpha.jpg\" alt=\"Lexicon Alpha\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/FyBRd\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Lexicon Alpha</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a complete hardware and software solution that turns your computer into a portable, professional 24-bit/48 kHz digital recording studio. It offers a 2x2x2 USB I/O mixer, which is powered directly from the USB bus and includes Cubase recording software.</p>\n<p>Alpha has stereo line inputs for keyboards, drum machines or analog output of a CD/MP3 player.</p>\n<p>Alpha has professional mixer features, such as separate mic and line level input controls, and monitor mix control for balancing an audio source between live input and playback mix level while recording.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"komplete\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Komplete MK2</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Komplete-audio-mk2.jpg\" alt=\"The Komplete MK2\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/SAArySv\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Komplete MK2</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from German manufacturer Native Instruments has four analog and two digital inputs, including two balanced mic/line/instrument inputs (XLR/1/4\" TRS, phantom powered) with individual gain controls and two balanced line inputs (1/4\" TRS).</p>\n<p>This interface has two headphone outputs with separate level controls and source switching, including zero latency with direct monitoring.</p>\n<p>Up to 24bit recording and 192 kHz sample rates. The included software (Ableton Live Lite, Replica, Solid Bus Comp, Phasis, Choral, Flair, Monark, Maschine 2, Traktor) has everything needed to record and produce tracks, plus synths, effects and more.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"apogee\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Apogee One</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/apogee-one.jpg\" alt=\"Apogee One\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 100px; float: right;\" width=\"100\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/feA2k\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Apogee One</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is an all-in-one portable, USB audio interface that gives you everything you need to make professional recordings on the go. Connect a microphone, guitar or use the interface’s built-in omnidirectional microphone to capture music. Designed in CA.</p>\n<p>The Apogee One has two in and two out connectors, as well as low latency and seamless compatibility with the latest macOS and Windows operating systems.</p>\n<p>The Apogee One’s stereo output delivers audiophile quality sound from your Mac/PC to your headphones or speakers.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"alesis\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Alesis iO2 Express</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Alesis.jpg\" alt=\"ALESIS IO2 EXPRESS\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 250px; float: right;\" width=\"250\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/8W6MAS\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">iO2 Express</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from American music product manufacturer Alesis is a compact audio recording interface for home studios and portable recording setups. This two-channel USB interface for Mac and PC-based systems allows recording at up to 24-bit resolution.</p>\n<p>This compact recording interface is small enough to fit into a mobile recording rig, <a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/articles/top-10-camera-sling-bags-for-photographers-and-filmmakers\">sling bag</a>, or backpack, yet contains high-quality components and circuitry suitable for the studio.</p>\n<p>In addition to the included Cubase LE software, the iO2 Express is compatible with virtually all audio and MIDI software.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"presonus\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>PreSonus Audio Interface</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/presonusforweb.jpg\" alt=\"PRESONUS AUDIO INTERFACE\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/B3QSbEK\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Audiobox96 USB audio interface</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from American audio equipment manufacturer PreSonus is a great choice for mobile musicians and podcasters.</p>\n<p>This audio interface has two dual-purpose front-panel input channels, each with high-quality mic preamplifiers and two combo mic/instrument inputs.</p>\n<p>The Audiobox96 is ruggedly built and works with virtually any PC or Mac recording software. It boasts high-performance mic preamplifiers and professional-quality, 24-bit, 96 kHz converters. Comes with Studio One 3 Artist software for Mac and Windows.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"audient\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Audient Audio Interface</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Audient-evo.jpg\" alt=\"AUDIENT AUDIO INTERFACE\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/0qT9pJ\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">EVO 4</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from UK-based audio product manufacturer Audient is a sleek-looking USB audio interface with two mic pre amplifiers.</p>\n<p>The EVO 4 also has class leading converters, smart gain, smart touchpoints, speaker and headphone outputs and +48v phantom power.</p>\n<p>This interface comes bundled with software for Mac and Windows – everything you need to get started recording high-quality audio directly into your computer.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"steinberg\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Steinberg Audio Interface</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Steinberg.jpg\" alt=\"STEINBERG AUDIO INTERFACE\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 280px; float: right;\" width=\"280\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/xbtUPcu\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">UR12 Audio Interface</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from German audio product manufacturer Steinberg captures 24-bit/192 kHz audio and has a mic preamp supporting +48v phantom power.</p>\n<p>The interface has an XLR mic input, an instrument input and two RCA outputs. An additional USB mini socket is provided for power source connection when used with an iPad.</p>\n<p>This interface is quite portable, weighing just ~2.8 lbs. The interface comes bundled with Cubase AI software for music production.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"apollo\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Universal Audio Apollo</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20USB%20Audio%20Interfaces/Amazon%20pics/Apolloforweb.jpg\" alt=\"UNIVERSAL AUDIO APOLLO\" loading=\"lazy\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right;\" width=\"300\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/jJjAnT\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Apollo Solo Heritage Edition</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] from California-based audio product manufacturer Universal Audio is a bit pricier than most other USB audio interfaces but is packed with features, including class-leading audio conversion, two mic preamps, and real-time plug-in processing.</p>\n<p>The Apollo Solo has guitar amp emulations from Neve, API, Avalon, Manley, Marshall, Fender and more, as well as a best-in-class headphone amplifier for loud, detailed, low-noise monitoring.</p>\n<p>This interface comes bundled with a software suite of five award-winning plug-in titles, featuring collections from Teletronix, Pultec and UA.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<h2>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Front Row Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians | Guitar Insurance | Piano Insurance</h2>\n<p>If you’re researching USB audio interfaces, chances are that you own some musical instruments; perhaps you’re even a musician yourself. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <em>etc.</em> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\">instrument insurance</a> site.</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><em>About</em></strong><em>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </em><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><em>musical instrument insurance</em></a><em> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</em></span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><em>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating <strong>custom insurance packages for musicians</strong>. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</em></span></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/top-free-music-platforms-for-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST FREE MUSIC PLATFORMS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-budget-filmmaking-microphones\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST MICROPHONES FOR FILMMAKING</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-music-theory-books\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST BOOKS ABOUT MUSIC THEORY</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/best-music-documentaries-rockumentaries\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST MUSIC DOCS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/best-usb-audio-interfaces-for-musicians/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google web story: Best USB audio interfaces</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><em><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Disclaimer</span>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</em></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><em><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Amazon Associates Disclosure</span>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. 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We’ll discuss:</p>\n<p><em>(in no particular order)</em></p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#friday\" rel=\"noopener\">Future Friday</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#watt\" rel=\"noopener\">The Watt from Pedro Show</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#walking\" rel=\"noopener\">\"Walking The Floor\" with Chris Shiflet‪t</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#quest\" rel=\"noopener\">Questlove Supreme</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#punk\" rel=\"noopener\">Turned Out A Pun‪k</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#broken\" rel=\"noopener\">Broken Record</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#soda\" rel=\"noopener\">Sodajerker</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#diy\" rel=\"noopener\">DIY Musician Podcast</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#cad\" rel=\"noopener\">Canadian Musician Podcast</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#beatles\" rel=\"noopener\">Something About the Beatles</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#hacks\" rel=\"noopener\">Music Business Hack‪s</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#exploder\" rel=\"noopener\">Song Exploder</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#opinions\" rel=\"noopener\">Sound Opinions</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#popcast\" rel=\"noopener\">Popcast</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#all-songs\" rel=\"noopener\">All Songs Considere‪d</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#soundtrack\" rel=\"noopener\">The Soundtrack Sho‪w</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#songvssong\" rel=\"noopener\">Song Vs. Song</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#middle-class\" rel=\"noopener\">Middle Class Musicia‪n</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#sticky\" rel=\"noopener\">Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#charlie\" rel=\"noopener\">Charlie Likes Musi‪c</a></li>\n</ol>\n<h2>&nbsp;</h2>\n<a id=\"friday\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Future Friday | musician podcasts</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://futurefriday.net/\">https://futurefriday.net/</a></p>\n<p>Guitarist Tom May from American rock band <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Menzingers\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">The Menzingers</a> hosts this podcast, which features conversations and stories with his musician friends and others at home and on the road.</p>\n<p>Notable episodes include #10 with vocalist/guitarist Lauren Denitzio of <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worriers_(band)\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Worriers</a>, #17 with singer and guitarist of <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadway_Calls\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Broadway Calls</a>, Ty Vaughn and #19 with Dave Hause (American singer-songwriter).</p>\n<a id=\"watt\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>The Watt from Pedro Show | music podcasts free</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.twfps.com/\">https://www.twfps.com/</a></p>\n<p>This show takes its name from San Pedro, California and is hosted by acclaimed bassist, vocalist and songwriter Mike Watt (NME voted Watt one of the “40 Greatest Bassists of All Time”).</p>\n<p>Each episode begins with a John Coltrane song, and then Watt plays an “eclectic mix of underground music” and interviews guests about their musical history and other topics. Famous guests have included Flea, Barrence Whitfield and Peter Stampfel.</p>\n<a id=\"walking\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>\"Walking The Floor\" with Chris Shiflet‪t | best rock music podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/walking-the-floor-with-chris-shiflett/id725700990\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/walking-the-floor-with-chris-shiflett/id725700990</a></p>\n<p>Chris Shiflett, guitarist for <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo_Fighters\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Foo Fighters</a>, hosts “Walking The Floor” where he engages a wide range of musical guests, writers and artists in one-on-one interviews exploring their creative inspirations, failures, successes and everything in between.</p>\n<p>Notable episodes include #6 and #7 with Dwight Yoakam, #12 with Steve Earle, #73 with Lucinda Williams, #147 with Todd Snifer and #181 with Tommy Lee.</p>\n<a id=\"quest\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Questlove Supreme | best music podcasts</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Questlove_Supreme\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Questlove_Supreme</a></p>\n<p>Created in 2016, Questlove Supreme is a weekly podcast hosted by <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Roots\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">The Roots’</a> drummer Questlove.</p>\n<p>A combination of interviews, humor, pop culture and music, the program normally features musical guests, such as Darius Rucker, John Densmore, Mariah Carey, Solange, Q-Tip, The Revolution and even Weird Al. Magazine <em>Consequence of Sound</em> summed the show up as a “music junkie's dream.”</p>\n<a id=\"punk\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Turned Out A Pun‪k | best punk music podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://audioboom.com/channel/turned-out-a-punk\">https://audioboom.com/channel/turned-out-a-punk</a></p>\n<p>Damian Abraham, the lead singer of a Toronto-based punk band, created this podcast.</p>\n<p>Each week, Abraham sits down and chats with an interesting person from the far-reaching worlds of entertainment to find out how their life was changed by the discovery of punk music. Guests are normally (not always) musicians, including Jason Williamson, Fat Mike Burkett, Steve Diggle, Dean Spunt, Mike Watt and Jay Bentley.</p>\n<a id=\"broken\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span>Broken Record | top music podcasts</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://brokenrecordpodcast.com/\">https://brokenrecordpodcast.com/</a></p>\n<p>The Broken Record podcast is hosted by acclaimed music producer Rick Rubin and features writer Malcolm Gladwell (of <em>Blink</em> and <em>Outliers</em> fame). In this podcast, “the musicians you love talk about their life, inspiration and craft.”</p>\n<p>There have been interesting interviews with many famous musicians on this podcast, including Rivers Cuomo, Ben Folds, Jack White, Wyclef Jean, Flea, Bruce Springsteen and the Beastie Boys.</p>\n<a id=\"soda\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Sodajerker | best podcasts about music</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.sodajerker.com/podcast/\">https://www.sodajerker.com/podcast/</a></p>\n<p>This podcast from the UK features interviews with some of the world’s most successful songwriters, including Jeff Tweedy, Lucinda Williams, Matt Berninger, Billy Ocean and Rufus Wainwright.</p>\n<p>Hosted by UK songwriting duo Simon Barber and Brian O’Connor (Sodajerker).</p>\n<a id=\"diy\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>DIY Musician Podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcast.cdbaby.com/\">https://podcast.cdbaby.com/</a></p>\n<p>DIY Musician features interviews with artists of all styles and backgrounds who have found a unique but authentic pathway to success, as well as in-depth discussions with music publicists, promoters, lawyers, publishers, talent agents and more.</p>\n<p>This podcast is geared toward independent musicians who want to build a sustainable music career without giving up (too much) financial or creative control. Hosted by guitarist Kevin Breuner (<a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smalltown_Poets\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Smalltown Poets</a>) and pop lyricist Chris Robley (The Sort Ofs).</p>\n<a id=\"cad\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Canadian Musician | best Canadian music podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.canadianmusicianpodcast.com/\">https://www.canadianmusicianpodcast.com/</a></p>\n<p>Launched in 1979, <em>Canadian Musician</em> is a magazine profiling musicians (usually Canadian ones), published bi-monthly. Their podcast was launched in 2013 and features many interesting interviews with musicians, including Brendan Canning, Randy Bachman, Dallas Smith and Jason Collett.</p>\n<p>This podcast features in-depth conversations and insider information on timely topics from around the music industry.</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Note</span>: Front Row has contributed to <em>Canadian Musician</em> magazine; see article: <a href=\"https://indepth.canadianmusician.com/insure-your-gear-unfortunate-examples-of-instrument-damageby-grant-patten/\"><em>INSURE YOUR GEAR: Unfortunate Examples of Instrument Damage</em></a></p>\n<a id=\"beatles\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Something About the Beatles | best Beatles podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://somethingaboutthebeatles.com/\">https://somethingaboutthebeatles.com/</a></p>\n<p>Something About the Beatles is an intelligent and entertaining examination of The Beatles' music and career. “Smart, funny and surprising; just like the Fab Four.” The podcast often features interviews with insiders who knew The Beatles well, including photographer <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethan_Russell\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Ethan Russell</a>.</p>\n<p>Robert Rodriquez, an award-winning author who has written extensively about The Beatles (including the book <a href=\"https://geni.us/9DxyLSN\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><em>Revolver: How the Beatles Re-Imagined Rock 'n' Roll</em></a>; <span style=\"font-style: italic;\">Amazon Affiliate Link</span>), hosts the podcast.</p>\n<a id=\"hacks\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span>Music Business Hacks | music business podcast</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/music-business-hacks/id1343284015\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/music-business-hacks/id1343284015</a></p>\n<p>A music business podcast made for artists who are looking for clear information, inspiration and application for their careers. Ideas are broken down into steps that musicians can use to advance their career. The podcast is written and hosted by Simon Tam, founder of rock band <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Slants\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">The Slants</a>.</p>\n<p>Episodes include #356, which focuses on the world of k-pop, #341, which explores helpful fitness routines for musicians and #312, which is about record labels and demos.</p>\n<a id=\"exploder\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Song Exploder | best song analysis podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://songexploder.net/\">https://songexploder.net/</a></p>\n<p>Song Exploder is a music podcast created by musician Hrishikesh Hirway, who hosted it from its 2014 inception until late 2018 and again from December 2019 onwards. This biweekly podcast features musicians talking about the creative process behind an individual song while \"deconstructing\" the song into its component parts.</p>\n<p>The songs highlighted on the program have ranged from pop to hardcore punk to television theme songs, film scores and video game music.</p>\n<a id=\"opinions\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Sound Opinions | best music criticism podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_Opinions\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_Opinions</a></p>\n<p>Sound Opinions is an independent radio talk show and podcast based in Chicago. It focuses on the discussion of music genres, history, artists and albums.</p>\n<p>This podcast is hosted by American music critics Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot and features interviews with musicians and industry figures as well as dissections of classic albums and musical movements. Kot and DeRogatis review recent record releases and under-the-radar albums.</p>\n<a id=\"popcast\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Popcast | best pop music podcast</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.nytimes.com/column/popcast-pop-music-podcast\">https://www.nytimes.com/column/popcast-pop-music-podcast</a></p>\n<p>Popcast is The New York Times's pop music podcast about music news, new songs, albums and artists of note. Jon Caramanica, an American pop music critic for The Times, hosts this podcast. It covers the latest in popular music criticism, trends and news.</p>\n<p>Past episodes have covered an eclectic mix of artists, including Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey, Ennio Morricone, Kenny Rogers, Post Malone, Prince, Kanye West, among others.</p>\n<a id=\"all-songs\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">All Songs Considered | best podcasts about music</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Songs_Considered\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Songs_Considered</a></p>\n<p>All Songs Considered (a project of National Public Radio/NPR) is a weekly podcast launched in January 2000 by American musician and media personality Bob Boilen. This podcast is a source of discovery for new music of all genres.</p>\n<p>The podcast has interviews with both emerging and established musicians, including Ed O’Brien, John Legend, Wayne Coyne and Cat Stevens. “Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise.”</p>\n<a id=\"soundtrack\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>The Soundtrack Show | best film score podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-soundtrack-show/id1351960656\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-soundtrack-show/id1351960656</a></p>\n<p>The Soundtrack Show is a look at film scores and soundtracks for some of the most popular movies, TV Shows, Video Games and Theater pieces of all time.</p>\n<p>Notable episodes have analyzed the film scores of Home Alone, The Karate Kid, The Goonies, Casablanca, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Rocky, Psycho and many others.</p>\n<a id=\"songvssong\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Song Vs. Song | best song analysis podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://songvssong.libsyn.com/\">https://songvssong.libsyn.com/</a></p>\n<p>Hosted by Todd (in the Shadows) Nathanson and SyFy's Dany Roth, Song vs. Song pits two similar songs of an era against each other with controversial outcomes.</p>\n<p>Some past episodes have featured “battles” between The Shins vs. Death Cab for Cutie, Korn vs. Limp Bizkit, Neutral Milk Hotel vs. The Magnetic Fields, Backstreet Boys vs. 'N Sync, Franz Ferdinand vs. Modest Mouse, Cher vs. Tina Turner, and many others.</p>\n<a id=\"middle-class\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Middle Class Musician | best podcasts about music</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.middleclassmusician.co/podcast\">https://www.middleclassmusician.co/podcast</a></p>\n<p>Candid conversations with the working force of the music industry. This Nashville-based podcast explores what it really looks like to make a living in one of the fastest changing industries in the world. Hosted by American singer/songwriter Andrew Galucki.</p>\n<p>“The middle class musician is the music professional who is finding a way to make a living in the post-Napster world.”</p>\n<a id=\"sticky\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast | best classical music podcast</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://stickynotespodcast.libsyn.com/\">https://stickynotespodcast.libsyn.com/</a></p>\n<p>Sticky Notes is a classical music podcast for everyone. Whether you are a beginner just looking to get into classical music but don't know where to start, or a seasoned musician interested in the lives and ideas of your fellow artists, this podcast is for you.</p>\n<p>This podcast has interviews with top artists of today, in-depth looks at specific pieces from the repertoire, and deep dives into each era of classical music, plus much more.</p>\n<a id=\"charlie\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Charlie Likes Music | top music podcasts</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/charlie-likes-music/id1493325429\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/charlie-likes-music/id1493325429</a></p>\n<p>Charlie Short, a Chicago-based musician, hosts this podcast. Short plays bass, guitar, sings and has played in and around the Midwestern US for ~20 years. On his podcast, he talks about recorded music through the lens of music that he likes.</p>\n<p>Short covers the history of musicians and groups, as well other interesting facts about music. He tries to bring attention to music that many have not heard before.</p>\n<h2>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Front Row Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians | Guitar Insurance | Piano Insurance</h2>\n<p>If you’re listening to podcasts about music, chances are that you own some musical instruments; perhaps you’re even a musician yourself. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <em>etc.</em> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\">instrument insurance</a> site.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><em>About</em></strong><em>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </em><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><em>musical instrument insurance</em></a><em> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</em></span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><em>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating <strong>custom insurance packages for musicians</strong>. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</em></span></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-music-theory-books\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST BOOKS ABOUT MUSIC THEORY</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/best-music-documentaries-rockumentaries\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST MUSIC DOCS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/20-best-podcasts-about-filmmaking\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 20 BEST PODCASTS ABOUT FILMMAKING / TOP FILMMAKER PODCASTS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/best-photography-podcasts\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 20 BEST PHOTOGRAPHY PODCASTS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-20-best-music-podcasts/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google web story: Top 20 music podcasts</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-size: 12px;\"><strong><em>Disclaimer</em></strong><em>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</em></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 12px;\"><strong><em>Amazon Associates Disclosure</em></strong><em>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</em></p>","postSummary":"<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><em><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Source</span>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 650796391, Shutterstock</em></p>\n","blogPostScheduleTaskUid":null,"blogPublishToSocialMediaTask":"DONE_NOT_SENT","blogPublishInstantEmailTaskUid":null,"blogPublishInstantEmailCampaignId":null,"blogPublishInstantEmailRetryCount":null,"postListContent":"<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><em><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Source</span>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 650796391, Shutterstock</em></p>\n<!--more-->\n<p>Let’s review Front Row’s top 20 <strong>podcasts for musicians</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>\n<p><em>(in no particular order)</em></p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#friday\" rel=\"noopener\">Future Friday</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#watt\" rel=\"noopener\">The Watt from Pedro Show</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#walking\" rel=\"noopener\">\"Walking The Floor\" with Chris Shiflet‪t</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#quest\" rel=\"noopener\">Questlove Supreme</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#punk\" rel=\"noopener\">Turned Out A Pun‪k</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#broken\" rel=\"noopener\">Broken Record</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#soda\" rel=\"noopener\">Sodajerker</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#diy\" rel=\"noopener\">DIY Musician Podcast</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#cad\" rel=\"noopener\">Canadian Musician Podcast</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#beatles\" rel=\"noopener\">Something About the Beatles</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#hacks\" rel=\"noopener\">Music Business Hack‪s</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#exploder\" rel=\"noopener\">Song Exploder</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#opinions\" rel=\"noopener\">Sound Opinions</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#popcast\" rel=\"noopener\">Popcast</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#all-songs\" rel=\"noopener\">All Songs Considere‪d</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#soundtrack\" rel=\"noopener\">The Soundtrack Sho‪w</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#songvssong\" rel=\"noopener\">Song Vs. Song</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#middle-class\" rel=\"noopener\">Middle Class Musicia‪n</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#sticky\" rel=\"noopener\">Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#charlie\" rel=\"noopener\">Charlie Likes Musi‪c</a></li>\n</ol>\n<h2>&nbsp;</h2>\n<a id=\"friday\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Future Friday | musician podcasts</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://futurefriday.net/\">https://futurefriday.net/</a></p>\n<p>Guitarist Tom May from American rock band <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Menzingers\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">The Menzingers</a> hosts this podcast, which features conversations and stories with his musician friends and others at home and on the road.</p>\n<p>Notable episodes include #10 with vocalist/guitarist Lauren Denitzio of <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worriers_(band)\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Worriers</a>, #17 with singer and guitarist of <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadway_Calls\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Broadway Calls</a>, Ty Vaughn and #19 with Dave Hause (American singer-songwriter).</p>\n<a id=\"watt\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>The Watt from Pedro Show | music podcasts free</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.twfps.com/\">https://www.twfps.com/</a></p>\n<p>This show takes its name from San Pedro, California and is hosted by acclaimed bassist, vocalist and songwriter Mike Watt (NME voted Watt one of the “40 Greatest Bassists of All Time”).</p>\n<p>Each episode begins with a John Coltrane song, and then Watt plays an “eclectic mix of underground music” and interviews guests about their musical history and other topics. Famous guests have included Flea, Barrence Whitfield and Peter Stampfel.</p>\n<a id=\"walking\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>\"Walking The Floor\" with Chris Shiflet‪t | best rock music podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/walking-the-floor-with-chris-shiflett/id725700990\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/walking-the-floor-with-chris-shiflett/id725700990</a></p>\n<p>Chris Shiflett, guitarist for <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo_Fighters\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Foo Fighters</a>, hosts “Walking The Floor” where he engages a wide range of musical guests, writers and artists in one-on-one interviews exploring their creative inspirations, failures, successes and everything in between.</p>\n<p>Notable episodes include #6 and #7 with Dwight Yoakam, #12 with Steve Earle, #73 with Lucinda Williams, #147 with Todd Snifer and #181 with Tommy Lee.</p>\n<a id=\"quest\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Questlove Supreme | best music podcasts</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Questlove_Supreme\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Questlove_Supreme</a></p>\n<p>Created in 2016, Questlove Supreme is a weekly podcast hosted by <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Roots\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">The Roots’</a> drummer Questlove.</p>\n<p>A combination of interviews, humor, pop culture and music, the program normally features musical guests, such as Darius Rucker, John Densmore, Mariah Carey, Solange, Q-Tip, The Revolution and even Weird Al. Magazine <em>Consequence of Sound</em> summed the show up as a “music junkie's dream.”</p>\n<a id=\"punk\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Turned Out A Pun‪k | best punk music podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://audioboom.com/channel/turned-out-a-punk\">https://audioboom.com/channel/turned-out-a-punk</a></p>\n<p>Damian Abraham, the lead singer of a Toronto-based punk band, created this podcast.</p>\n<p>Each week, Abraham sits down and chats with an interesting person from the far-reaching worlds of entertainment to find out how their life was changed by the discovery of punk music. Guests are normally (not always) musicians, including Jason Williamson, Fat Mike Burkett, Steve Diggle, Dean Spunt, Mike Watt and Jay Bentley.</p>\n<a id=\"broken\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span>Broken Record | top music podcasts</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://brokenrecordpodcast.com/\">https://brokenrecordpodcast.com/</a></p>\n<p>The Broken Record podcast is hosted by acclaimed music producer Rick Rubin and features writer Malcolm Gladwell (of <em>Blink</em> and <em>Outliers</em> fame). In this podcast, “the musicians you love talk about their life, inspiration and craft.”</p>\n<p>There have been interesting interviews with many famous musicians on this podcast, including Rivers Cuomo, Ben Folds, Jack White, Wyclef Jean, Flea, Bruce Springsteen and the Beastie Boys.</p>\n<a id=\"soda\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Sodajerker | best podcasts about music</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.sodajerker.com/podcast/\">https://www.sodajerker.com/podcast/</a></p>\n<p>This podcast from the UK features interviews with some of the world’s most successful songwriters, including Jeff Tweedy, Lucinda Williams, Matt Berninger, Billy Ocean and Rufus Wainwright.</p>\n<p>Hosted by UK songwriting duo Simon Barber and Brian O’Connor (Sodajerker).</p>\n<a id=\"diy\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>DIY Musician Podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcast.cdbaby.com/\">https://podcast.cdbaby.com/</a></p>\n<p>DIY Musician features interviews with artists of all styles and backgrounds who have found a unique but authentic pathway to success, as well as in-depth discussions with music publicists, promoters, lawyers, publishers, talent agents and more.</p>\n<p>This podcast is geared toward independent musicians who want to build a sustainable music career without giving up (too much) financial or creative control. Hosted by guitarist Kevin Breuner (<a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smalltown_Poets\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Smalltown Poets</a>) and pop lyricist Chris Robley (The Sort Ofs).</p>\n<a id=\"cad\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Canadian Musician | best Canadian music podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.canadianmusicianpodcast.com/\">https://www.canadianmusicianpodcast.com/</a></p>\n<p>Launched in 1979, <em>Canadian Musician</em> is a magazine profiling musicians (usually Canadian ones), published bi-monthly. Their podcast was launched in 2013 and features many interesting interviews with musicians, including Brendan Canning, Randy Bachman, Dallas Smith and Jason Collett.</p>\n<p>This podcast features in-depth conversations and insider information on timely topics from around the music industry.</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Note</span>: Front Row has contributed to <em>Canadian Musician</em> magazine; see article: <a href=\"https://indepth.canadianmusician.com/insure-your-gear-unfortunate-examples-of-instrument-damageby-grant-patten/\"><em>INSURE YOUR GEAR: Unfortunate Examples of Instrument Damage</em></a></p>\n<a id=\"beatles\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Something About the Beatles | best Beatles podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://somethingaboutthebeatles.com/\">https://somethingaboutthebeatles.com/</a></p>\n<p>Something About the Beatles is an intelligent and entertaining examination of The Beatles' music and career. “Smart, funny and surprising; just like the Fab Four.” The podcast often features interviews with insiders who knew The Beatles well, including photographer <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethan_Russell\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Ethan Russell</a>.</p>\n<p>Robert Rodriquez, an award-winning author who has written extensively about The Beatles (including the book <a href=\"https://geni.us/9DxyLSN\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><em>Revolver: How the Beatles Re-Imagined Rock 'n' Roll</em></a>; <span style=\"font-style: italic;\">Amazon Affiliate Link</span>), hosts the podcast.</p>\n<a id=\"hacks\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span>Music Business Hacks | music business podcast</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/music-business-hacks/id1343284015\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/music-business-hacks/id1343284015</a></p>\n<p>A music business podcast made for artists who are looking for clear information, inspiration and application for their careers. Ideas are broken down into steps that musicians can use to advance their career. The podcast is written and hosted by Simon Tam, founder of rock band <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Slants\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">The Slants</a>.</p>\n<p>Episodes include #356, which focuses on the world of k-pop, #341, which explores helpful fitness routines for musicians and #312, which is about record labels and demos.</p>\n<a id=\"exploder\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Song Exploder | best song analysis podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://songexploder.net/\">https://songexploder.net/</a></p>\n<p>Song Exploder is a music podcast created by musician Hrishikesh Hirway, who hosted it from its 2014 inception until late 2018 and again from December 2019 onwards. This biweekly podcast features musicians talking about the creative process behind an individual song while \"deconstructing\" the song into its component parts.</p>\n<p>The songs highlighted on the program have ranged from pop to hardcore punk to television theme songs, film scores and video game music.</p>\n<a id=\"opinions\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Sound Opinions | best music criticism podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_Opinions\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_Opinions</a></p>\n<p>Sound Opinions is an independent radio talk show and podcast based in Chicago. It focuses on the discussion of music genres, history, artists and albums.</p>\n<p>This podcast is hosted by American music critics Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot and features interviews with musicians and industry figures as well as dissections of classic albums and musical movements. Kot and DeRogatis review recent record releases and under-the-radar albums.</p>\n<a id=\"popcast\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Popcast | best pop music podcast</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.nytimes.com/column/popcast-pop-music-podcast\">https://www.nytimes.com/column/popcast-pop-music-podcast</a></p>\n<p>Popcast is The New York Times's pop music podcast about music news, new songs, albums and artists of note. Jon Caramanica, an American pop music critic for The Times, hosts this podcast. It covers the latest in popular music criticism, trends and news.</p>\n<p>Past episodes have covered an eclectic mix of artists, including Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey, Ennio Morricone, Kenny Rogers, Post Malone, Prince, Kanye West, among others.</p>\n<a id=\"all-songs\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">All Songs Considered | best podcasts about music</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Songs_Considered\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Songs_Considered</a></p>\n<p>All Songs Considered (a project of National Public Radio/NPR) is a weekly podcast launched in January 2000 by American musician and media personality Bob Boilen. This podcast is a source of discovery for new music of all genres.</p>\n<p>The podcast has interviews with both emerging and established musicians, including Ed O’Brien, John Legend, Wayne Coyne and Cat Stevens. “Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise.”</p>\n<a id=\"soundtrack\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>The Soundtrack Show | best film score podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-soundtrack-show/id1351960656\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-soundtrack-show/id1351960656</a></p>\n<p>The Soundtrack Show is a look at film scores and soundtracks for some of the most popular movies, TV Shows, Video Games and Theater pieces of all time.</p>\n<p>Notable episodes have analyzed the film scores of Home Alone, The Karate Kid, The Goonies, Casablanca, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Rocky, Psycho and many others.</p>\n<a id=\"songvssong\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Song Vs. Song | best song analysis podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://songvssong.libsyn.com/\">https://songvssong.libsyn.com/</a></p>\n<p>Hosted by Todd (in the Shadows) Nathanson and SyFy's Dany Roth, Song vs. Song pits two similar songs of an era against each other with controversial outcomes.</p>\n<p>Some past episodes have featured “battles” between The Shins vs. Death Cab for Cutie, Korn vs. Limp Bizkit, Neutral Milk Hotel vs. The Magnetic Fields, Backstreet Boys vs. 'N Sync, Franz Ferdinand vs. Modest Mouse, Cher vs. Tina Turner, and many others.</p>\n<a id=\"middle-class\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Middle Class Musician | best podcasts about music</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.middleclassmusician.co/podcast\">https://www.middleclassmusician.co/podcast</a></p>\n<p>Candid conversations with the working force of the music industry. This Nashville-based podcast explores what it really looks like to make a living in one of the fastest changing industries in the world. Hosted by American singer/songwriter Andrew Galucki.</p>\n<p>“The middle class musician is the music professional who is finding a way to make a living in the post-Napster world.”</p>\n<a id=\"sticky\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast | best classical music podcast</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://stickynotespodcast.libsyn.com/\">https://stickynotespodcast.libsyn.com/</a></p>\n<p>Sticky Notes is a classical music podcast for everyone. Whether you are a beginner just looking to get into classical music but don't know where to start, or a seasoned musician interested in the lives and ideas of your fellow artists, this podcast is for you.</p>\n<p>This podcast has interviews with top artists of today, in-depth looks at specific pieces from the repertoire, and deep dives into each era of classical music, plus much more.</p>\n<a id=\"charlie\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Charlie Likes Music | top music podcasts</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/charlie-likes-music/id1493325429\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/charlie-likes-music/id1493325429</a></p>\n<p>Charlie Short, a Chicago-based musician, hosts this podcast. Short plays bass, guitar, sings and has played in and around the Midwestern US for ~20 years. On his podcast, he talks about recorded music through the lens of music that he likes.</p>\n<p>Short covers the history of musicians and groups, as well other interesting facts about music. He tries to bring attention to music that many have not heard before.</p>\n<h2>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Front Row Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians | Guitar Insurance | Piano Insurance</h2>\n<p>If you’re listening to podcasts about music, chances are that you own some musical instruments; perhaps you’re even a musician yourself. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <em>etc.</em> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\">instrument insurance</a> site.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><em>About</em></strong><em>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </em><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><em>musical instrument insurance</em></a><em> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</em></span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><em>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating <strong>custom insurance packages for musicians</strong>. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</em></span></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-music-theory-books\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST BOOKS ABOUT MUSIC THEORY</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/best-music-documentaries-rockumentaries\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST MUSIC DOCS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/20-best-podcasts-about-filmmaking\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 20 BEST PODCASTS ABOUT FILMMAKING / TOP FILMMAKER PODCASTS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/best-photography-podcasts\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 20 BEST PHOTOGRAPHY PODCASTS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-20-best-music-podcasts/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google web story: Top 20 music podcasts</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-size: 12px;\"><strong><em>Disclaimer</em></strong><em>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</em></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 12px;\"><strong><em>Amazon Associates Disclosure</em></strong><em>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</em></p>","postEmailContent":"<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><em><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Source</span>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 650796391, Shutterstock</em></p>\n<!--more-->\n<p>Let’s review Front Row’s top 20 <strong>podcasts for musicians</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>\n<p><em>(in no particular order)</em></p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#friday\" rel=\"noopener\">Future Friday</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#watt\" rel=\"noopener\">The Watt from Pedro Show</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#walking\" rel=\"noopener\">\"Walking The Floor\" with Chris Shiflet‪t</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#quest\" rel=\"noopener\">Questlove Supreme</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#punk\" rel=\"noopener\">Turned Out A Pun‪k</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#broken\" rel=\"noopener\">Broken Record</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#soda\" rel=\"noopener\">Sodajerker</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#diy\" rel=\"noopener\">DIY Musician Podcast</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#cad\" rel=\"noopener\">Canadian Musician Podcast</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#beatles\" rel=\"noopener\">Something About the Beatles</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#hacks\" rel=\"noopener\">Music Business Hack‪s</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#exploder\" rel=\"noopener\">Song Exploder</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#opinions\" rel=\"noopener\">Sound Opinions</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#popcast\" rel=\"noopener\">Popcast</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#all-songs\" rel=\"noopener\">All Songs Considere‪d</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#soundtrack\" rel=\"noopener\">The Soundtrack Sho‪w</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#songvssong\" rel=\"noopener\">Song Vs. Song</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#middle-class\" rel=\"noopener\">Middle Class Musicia‪n</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#sticky\" rel=\"noopener\">Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#charlie\" rel=\"noopener\">Charlie Likes Musi‪c</a></li>\n</ol>\n<h2>&nbsp;</h2>\n<a id=\"friday\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Future Friday | musician podcasts</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://futurefriday.net/\">https://futurefriday.net/</a></p>\n<p>Guitarist Tom May from American rock band <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Menzingers\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">The Menzingers</a> hosts this podcast, which features conversations and stories with his musician friends and others at home and on the road.</p>\n<p>Notable episodes include #10 with vocalist/guitarist Lauren Denitzio of <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worriers_(band)\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Worriers</a>, #17 with singer and guitarist of <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadway_Calls\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Broadway Calls</a>, Ty Vaughn and #19 with Dave Hause (American singer-songwriter).</p>\n<a id=\"watt\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>The Watt from Pedro Show | music podcasts free</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.twfps.com/\">https://www.twfps.com/</a></p>\n<p>This show takes its name from San Pedro, California and is hosted by acclaimed bassist, vocalist and songwriter Mike Watt (NME voted Watt one of the “40 Greatest Bassists of All Time”).</p>\n<p>Each episode begins with a John Coltrane song, and then Watt plays an “eclectic mix of underground music” and interviews guests about their musical history and other topics. Famous guests have included Flea, Barrence Whitfield and Peter Stampfel.</p>\n<a id=\"walking\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>\"Walking The Floor\" with Chris Shiflet‪t | best rock music podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/walking-the-floor-with-chris-shiflett/id725700990\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/walking-the-floor-with-chris-shiflett/id725700990</a></p>\n<p>Chris Shiflett, guitarist for <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo_Fighters\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Foo Fighters</a>, hosts “Walking The Floor” where he engages a wide range of musical guests, writers and artists in one-on-one interviews exploring their creative inspirations, failures, successes and everything in between.</p>\n<p>Notable episodes include #6 and #7 with Dwight Yoakam, #12 with Steve Earle, #73 with Lucinda Williams, #147 with Todd Snifer and #181 with Tommy Lee.</p>\n<a id=\"quest\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Questlove Supreme | best music podcasts</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Questlove_Supreme\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Questlove_Supreme</a></p>\n<p>Created in 2016, Questlove Supreme is a weekly podcast hosted by <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Roots\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">The Roots’</a> drummer Questlove.</p>\n<p>A combination of interviews, humor, pop culture and music, the program normally features musical guests, such as Darius Rucker, John Densmore, Mariah Carey, Solange, Q-Tip, The Revolution and even Weird Al. Magazine <em>Consequence of Sound</em> summed the show up as a “music junkie's dream.”</p>\n<a id=\"punk\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Turned Out A Pun‪k | best punk music podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://audioboom.com/channel/turned-out-a-punk\">https://audioboom.com/channel/turned-out-a-punk</a></p>\n<p>Damian Abraham, the lead singer of a Toronto-based punk band, created this podcast.</p>\n<p>Each week, Abraham sits down and chats with an interesting person from the far-reaching worlds of entertainment to find out how their life was changed by the discovery of punk music. Guests are normally (not always) musicians, including Jason Williamson, Fat Mike Burkett, Steve Diggle, Dean Spunt, Mike Watt and Jay Bentley.</p>\n<a id=\"broken\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span>Broken Record | top music podcasts</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://brokenrecordpodcast.com/\">https://brokenrecordpodcast.com/</a></p>\n<p>The Broken Record podcast is hosted by acclaimed music producer Rick Rubin and features writer Malcolm Gladwell (of <em>Blink</em> and <em>Outliers</em> fame). In this podcast, “the musicians you love talk about their life, inspiration and craft.”</p>\n<p>There have been interesting interviews with many famous musicians on this podcast, including Rivers Cuomo, Ben Folds, Jack White, Wyclef Jean, Flea, Bruce Springsteen and the Beastie Boys.</p>\n<a id=\"soda\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Sodajerker | best podcasts about music</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.sodajerker.com/podcast/\">https://www.sodajerker.com/podcast/</a></p>\n<p>This podcast from the UK features interviews with some of the world’s most successful songwriters, including Jeff Tweedy, Lucinda Williams, Matt Berninger, Billy Ocean and Rufus Wainwright.</p>\n<p>Hosted by UK songwriting duo Simon Barber and Brian O’Connor (Sodajerker).</p>\n<a id=\"diy\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>DIY Musician Podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcast.cdbaby.com/\">https://podcast.cdbaby.com/</a></p>\n<p>DIY Musician features interviews with artists of all styles and backgrounds who have found a unique but authentic pathway to success, as well as in-depth discussions with music publicists, promoters, lawyers, publishers, talent agents and more.</p>\n<p>This podcast is geared toward independent musicians who want to build a sustainable music career without giving up (too much) financial or creative control. Hosted by guitarist Kevin Breuner (<a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smalltown_Poets\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Smalltown Poets</a>) and pop lyricist Chris Robley (The Sort Ofs).</p>\n<a id=\"cad\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Canadian Musician | best Canadian music podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.canadianmusicianpodcast.com/\">https://www.canadianmusicianpodcast.com/</a></p>\n<p>Launched in 1979, <em>Canadian Musician</em> is a magazine profiling musicians (usually Canadian ones), published bi-monthly. Their podcast was launched in 2013 and features many interesting interviews with musicians, including Brendan Canning, Randy Bachman, Dallas Smith and Jason Collett.</p>\n<p>This podcast features in-depth conversations and insider information on timely topics from around the music industry.</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Note</span>: Front Row has contributed to <em>Canadian Musician</em> magazine; see article: <a href=\"https://indepth.canadianmusician.com/insure-your-gear-unfortunate-examples-of-instrument-damageby-grant-patten/\"><em>INSURE YOUR GEAR: Unfortunate Examples of Instrument Damage</em></a></p>\n<a id=\"beatles\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Something About the Beatles | best Beatles podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://somethingaboutthebeatles.com/\">https://somethingaboutthebeatles.com/</a></p>\n<p>Something About the Beatles is an intelligent and entertaining examination of The Beatles' music and career. “Smart, funny and surprising; just like the Fab Four.” The podcast often features interviews with insiders who knew The Beatles well, including photographer <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethan_Russell\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Ethan Russell</a>.</p>\n<p>Robert Rodriquez, an award-winning author who has written extensively about The Beatles (including the book <a href=\"https://geni.us/9DxyLSN\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><em>Revolver: How the Beatles Re-Imagined Rock 'n' Roll</em></a>; <span style=\"font-style: italic;\">Amazon Affiliate Link</span>), hosts the podcast.</p>\n<a id=\"hacks\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span>Music Business Hacks | music business podcast</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/music-business-hacks/id1343284015\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/music-business-hacks/id1343284015</a></p>\n<p>A music business podcast made for artists who are looking for clear information, inspiration and application for their careers. Ideas are broken down into steps that musicians can use to advance their career. The podcast is written and hosted by Simon Tam, founder of rock band <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Slants\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">The Slants</a>.</p>\n<p>Episodes include #356, which focuses on the world of k-pop, #341, which explores helpful fitness routines for musicians and #312, which is about record labels and demos.</p>\n<a id=\"exploder\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Song Exploder | best song analysis podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://songexploder.net/\">https://songexploder.net/</a></p>\n<p>Song Exploder is a music podcast created by musician Hrishikesh Hirway, who hosted it from its 2014 inception until late 2018 and again from December 2019 onwards. This biweekly podcast features musicians talking about the creative process behind an individual song while \"deconstructing\" the song into its component parts.</p>\n<p>The songs highlighted on the program have ranged from pop to hardcore punk to television theme songs, film scores and video game music.</p>\n<a id=\"opinions\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Sound Opinions | best music criticism podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_Opinions\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_Opinions</a></p>\n<p>Sound Opinions is an independent radio talk show and podcast based in Chicago. It focuses on the discussion of music genres, history, artists and albums.</p>\n<p>This podcast is hosted by American music critics Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot and features interviews with musicians and industry figures as well as dissections of classic albums and musical movements. Kot and DeRogatis review recent record releases and under-the-radar albums.</p>\n<a id=\"popcast\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Popcast | best pop music podcast</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.nytimes.com/column/popcast-pop-music-podcast\">https://www.nytimes.com/column/popcast-pop-music-podcast</a></p>\n<p>Popcast is The New York Times's pop music podcast about music news, new songs, albums and artists of note. Jon Caramanica, an American pop music critic for The Times, hosts this podcast. It covers the latest in popular music criticism, trends and news.</p>\n<p>Past episodes have covered an eclectic mix of artists, including Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey, Ennio Morricone, Kenny Rogers, Post Malone, Prince, Kanye West, among others.</p>\n<a id=\"all-songs\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">All Songs Considered | best podcasts about music</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Songs_Considered\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Songs_Considered</a></p>\n<p>All Songs Considered (a project of National Public Radio/NPR) is a weekly podcast launched in January 2000 by American musician and media personality Bob Boilen. This podcast is a source of discovery for new music of all genres.</p>\n<p>The podcast has interviews with both emerging and established musicians, including Ed O’Brien, John Legend, Wayne Coyne and Cat Stevens. “Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise.”</p>\n<a id=\"soundtrack\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>The Soundtrack Show | best film score podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-soundtrack-show/id1351960656\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-soundtrack-show/id1351960656</a></p>\n<p>The Soundtrack Show is a look at film scores and soundtracks for some of the most popular movies, TV Shows, Video Games and Theater pieces of all time.</p>\n<p>Notable episodes have analyzed the film scores of Home Alone, The Karate Kid, The Goonies, Casablanca, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Rocky, Psycho and many others.</p>\n<a id=\"songvssong\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Song Vs. Song | best song analysis podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://songvssong.libsyn.com/\">https://songvssong.libsyn.com/</a></p>\n<p>Hosted by Todd (in the Shadows) Nathanson and SyFy's Dany Roth, Song vs. Song pits two similar songs of an era against each other with controversial outcomes.</p>\n<p>Some past episodes have featured “battles” between The Shins vs. Death Cab for Cutie, Korn vs. Limp Bizkit, Neutral Milk Hotel vs. The Magnetic Fields, Backstreet Boys vs. 'N Sync, Franz Ferdinand vs. Modest Mouse, Cher vs. Tina Turner, and many others.</p>\n<a id=\"middle-class\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Middle Class Musician | best podcasts about music</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.middleclassmusician.co/podcast\">https://www.middleclassmusician.co/podcast</a></p>\n<p>Candid conversations with the working force of the music industry. This Nashville-based podcast explores what it really looks like to make a living in one of the fastest changing industries in the world. Hosted by American singer/songwriter Andrew Galucki.</p>\n<p>“The middle class musician is the music professional who is finding a way to make a living in the post-Napster world.”</p>\n<a id=\"sticky\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast | best classical music podcast</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://stickynotespodcast.libsyn.com/\">https://stickynotespodcast.libsyn.com/</a></p>\n<p>Sticky Notes is a classical music podcast for everyone. Whether you are a beginner just looking to get into classical music but don't know where to start, or a seasoned musician interested in the lives and ideas of your fellow artists, this podcast is for you.</p>\n<p>This podcast has interviews with top artists of today, in-depth looks at specific pieces from the repertoire, and deep dives into each era of classical music, plus much more.</p>\n<a id=\"charlie\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Charlie Likes Music | top music podcasts</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/charlie-likes-music/id1493325429\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/charlie-likes-music/id1493325429</a></p>\n<p>Charlie Short, a Chicago-based musician, hosts this podcast. Short plays bass, guitar, sings and has played in and around the Midwestern US for ~20 years. On his podcast, he talks about recorded music through the lens of music that he likes.</p>\n<p>Short covers the history of musicians and groups, as well other interesting facts about music. He tries to bring attention to music that many have not heard before.</p>\n<h2>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Front Row Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians | Guitar Insurance | Piano Insurance</h2>\n<p>If you’re listening to podcasts about music, chances are that you own some musical instruments; perhaps you’re even a musician yourself. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <em>etc.</em> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\">instrument insurance</a> site.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><em>About</em></strong><em>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </em><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><em>musical instrument insurance</em></a><em> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</em></span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><em>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating <strong>custom insurance packages for musicians</strong>. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</em></span></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-music-theory-books\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST BOOKS ABOUT MUSIC THEORY</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/best-music-documentaries-rockumentaries\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST MUSIC DOCS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/20-best-podcasts-about-filmmaking\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 20 BEST PODCASTS ABOUT FILMMAKING / TOP FILMMAKER PODCASTS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/best-photography-podcasts\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 20 BEST PHOTOGRAPHY PODCASTS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-20-best-music-podcasts/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google web story: Top 20 music podcasts</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-size: 12px;\"><strong><em>Disclaimer</em></strong><em>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</em></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 12px;\"><strong><em>Amazon Associates Disclosure</em></strong><em>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</em></p>","postSummaryRss":"<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><em><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Source</span>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 650796391, Shutterstock</em></p>","postBodyRss":"<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><em><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Source</span>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 650796391, Shutterstock</em></p>\n<!--more-->\n<p>Let’s review Front Row’s top 20 <strong>podcasts for musicians</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>\n<p><em>(in no particular order)</em></p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#friday\" rel=\"noopener\">Future Friday</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#watt\" rel=\"noopener\">The Watt from Pedro Show</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#walking\" rel=\"noopener\">\"Walking The Floor\" with Chris Shiflet‪t</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#quest\" rel=\"noopener\">Questlove Supreme</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#punk\" rel=\"noopener\">Turned Out A Pun‪k</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#broken\" rel=\"noopener\">Broken Record</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#soda\" rel=\"noopener\">Sodajerker</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#diy\" rel=\"noopener\">DIY Musician Podcast</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#cad\" rel=\"noopener\">Canadian Musician Podcast</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#beatles\" rel=\"noopener\">Something About the Beatles</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#hacks\" rel=\"noopener\">Music Business Hack‪s</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#exploder\" rel=\"noopener\">Song Exploder</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#opinions\" rel=\"noopener\">Sound Opinions</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#popcast\" rel=\"noopener\">Popcast</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#all-songs\" rel=\"noopener\">All Songs Considere‪d</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#soundtrack\" rel=\"noopener\">The Soundtrack Sho‪w</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#songvssong\" rel=\"noopener\">Song Vs. Song</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#middle-class\" rel=\"noopener\">Middle Class Musicia‪n</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#sticky\" rel=\"noopener\">Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#charlie\" rel=\"noopener\">Charlie Likes Musi‪c</a></li>\n</ol>\n<h2>&nbsp;</h2>\n<a id=\"friday\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Future Friday | musician podcasts</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://futurefriday.net/\">https://futurefriday.net/</a></p>\n<p>Guitarist Tom May from American rock band <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Menzingers\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">The Menzingers</a> hosts this podcast, which features conversations and stories with his musician friends and others at home and on the road.</p>\n<p>Notable episodes include #10 with vocalist/guitarist Lauren Denitzio of <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worriers_(band)\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Worriers</a>, #17 with singer and guitarist of <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadway_Calls\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Broadway Calls</a>, Ty Vaughn and #19 with Dave Hause (American singer-songwriter).</p>\n<a id=\"watt\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>The Watt from Pedro Show | music podcasts free</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.twfps.com/\">https://www.twfps.com/</a></p>\n<p>This show takes its name from San Pedro, California and is hosted by acclaimed bassist, vocalist and songwriter Mike Watt (NME voted Watt one of the “40 Greatest Bassists of All Time”).</p>\n<p>Each episode begins with a John Coltrane song, and then Watt plays an “eclectic mix of underground music” and interviews guests about their musical history and other topics. Famous guests have included Flea, Barrence Whitfield and Peter Stampfel.</p>\n<a id=\"walking\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>\"Walking The Floor\" with Chris Shiflet‪t | best rock music podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/walking-the-floor-with-chris-shiflett/id725700990\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/walking-the-floor-with-chris-shiflett/id725700990</a></p>\n<p>Chris Shiflett, guitarist for <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo_Fighters\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Foo Fighters</a>, hosts “Walking The Floor” where he engages a wide range of musical guests, writers and artists in one-on-one interviews exploring their creative inspirations, failures, successes and everything in between.</p>\n<p>Notable episodes include #6 and #7 with Dwight Yoakam, #12 with Steve Earle, #73 with Lucinda Williams, #147 with Todd Snifer and #181 with Tommy Lee.</p>\n<a id=\"quest\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Questlove Supreme | best music podcasts</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Questlove_Supreme\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Questlove_Supreme</a></p>\n<p>Created in 2016, Questlove Supreme is a weekly podcast hosted by <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Roots\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">The Roots’</a> drummer Questlove.</p>\n<p>A combination of interviews, humor, pop culture and music, the program normally features musical guests, such as Darius Rucker, John Densmore, Mariah Carey, Solange, Q-Tip, The Revolution and even Weird Al. Magazine <em>Consequence of Sound</em> summed the show up as a “music junkie's dream.”</p>\n<a id=\"punk\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Turned Out A Pun‪k | best punk music podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://audioboom.com/channel/turned-out-a-punk\">https://audioboom.com/channel/turned-out-a-punk</a></p>\n<p>Damian Abraham, the lead singer of a Toronto-based punk band, created this podcast.</p>\n<p>Each week, Abraham sits down and chats with an interesting person from the far-reaching worlds of entertainment to find out how their life was changed by the discovery of punk music. Guests are normally (not always) musicians, including Jason Williamson, Fat Mike Burkett, Steve Diggle, Dean Spunt, Mike Watt and Jay Bentley.</p>\n<a id=\"broken\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span>Broken Record | top music podcasts</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://brokenrecordpodcast.com/\">https://brokenrecordpodcast.com/</a></p>\n<p>The Broken Record podcast is hosted by acclaimed music producer Rick Rubin and features writer Malcolm Gladwell (of <em>Blink</em> and <em>Outliers</em> fame). In this podcast, “the musicians you love talk about their life, inspiration and craft.”</p>\n<p>There have been interesting interviews with many famous musicians on this podcast, including Rivers Cuomo, Ben Folds, Jack White, Wyclef Jean, Flea, Bruce Springsteen and the Beastie Boys.</p>\n<a id=\"soda\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Sodajerker | best podcasts about music</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.sodajerker.com/podcast/\">https://www.sodajerker.com/podcast/</a></p>\n<p>This podcast from the UK features interviews with some of the world’s most successful songwriters, including Jeff Tweedy, Lucinda Williams, Matt Berninger, Billy Ocean and Rufus Wainwright.</p>\n<p>Hosted by UK songwriting duo Simon Barber and Brian O’Connor (Sodajerker).</p>\n<a id=\"diy\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>DIY Musician Podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcast.cdbaby.com/\">https://podcast.cdbaby.com/</a></p>\n<p>DIY Musician features interviews with artists of all styles and backgrounds who have found a unique but authentic pathway to success, as well as in-depth discussions with music publicists, promoters, lawyers, publishers, talent agents and more.</p>\n<p>This podcast is geared toward independent musicians who want to build a sustainable music career without giving up (too much) financial or creative control. Hosted by guitarist Kevin Breuner (<a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smalltown_Poets\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Smalltown Poets</a>) and pop lyricist Chris Robley (The Sort Ofs).</p>\n<a id=\"cad\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Canadian Musician | best Canadian music podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.canadianmusicianpodcast.com/\">https://www.canadianmusicianpodcast.com/</a></p>\n<p>Launched in 1979, <em>Canadian Musician</em> is a magazine profiling musicians (usually Canadian ones), published bi-monthly. Their podcast was launched in 2013 and features many interesting interviews with musicians, including Brendan Canning, Randy Bachman, Dallas Smith and Jason Collett.</p>\n<p>This podcast features in-depth conversations and insider information on timely topics from around the music industry.</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Note</span>: Front Row has contributed to <em>Canadian Musician</em> magazine; see article: <a href=\"https://indepth.canadianmusician.com/insure-your-gear-unfortunate-examples-of-instrument-damageby-grant-patten/\"><em>INSURE YOUR GEAR: Unfortunate Examples of Instrument Damage</em></a></p>\n<a id=\"beatles\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Something About the Beatles | best Beatles podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://somethingaboutthebeatles.com/\">https://somethingaboutthebeatles.com/</a></p>\n<p>Something About the Beatles is an intelligent and entertaining examination of The Beatles' music and career. “Smart, funny and surprising; just like the Fab Four.” The podcast often features interviews with insiders who knew The Beatles well, including photographer <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethan_Russell\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Ethan Russell</a>.</p>\n<p>Robert Rodriquez, an award-winning author who has written extensively about The Beatles (including the book <a href=\"https://geni.us/9DxyLSN\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><em>Revolver: How the Beatles Re-Imagined Rock 'n' Roll</em></a>; <span style=\"font-style: italic;\">Amazon Affiliate Link</span>), hosts the podcast.</p>\n<a id=\"hacks\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span>Music Business Hacks | music business podcast</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/music-business-hacks/id1343284015\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/music-business-hacks/id1343284015</a></p>\n<p>A music business podcast made for artists who are looking for clear information, inspiration and application for their careers. Ideas are broken down into steps that musicians can use to advance their career. The podcast is written and hosted by Simon Tam, founder of rock band <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Slants\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">The Slants</a>.</p>\n<p>Episodes include #356, which focuses on the world of k-pop, #341, which explores helpful fitness routines for musicians and #312, which is about record labels and demos.</p>\n<a id=\"exploder\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Song Exploder | best song analysis podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://songexploder.net/\">https://songexploder.net/</a></p>\n<p>Song Exploder is a music podcast created by musician Hrishikesh Hirway, who hosted it from its 2014 inception until late 2018 and again from December 2019 onwards. This biweekly podcast features musicians talking about the creative process behind an individual song while \"deconstructing\" the song into its component parts.</p>\n<p>The songs highlighted on the program have ranged from pop to hardcore punk to television theme songs, film scores and video game music.</p>\n<a id=\"opinions\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Sound Opinions | best music criticism podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_Opinions\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_Opinions</a></p>\n<p>Sound Opinions is an independent radio talk show and podcast based in Chicago. It focuses on the discussion of music genres, history, artists and albums.</p>\n<p>This podcast is hosted by American music critics Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot and features interviews with musicians and industry figures as well as dissections of classic albums and musical movements. Kot and DeRogatis review recent record releases and under-the-radar albums.</p>\n<a id=\"popcast\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Popcast | best pop music podcast</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.nytimes.com/column/popcast-pop-music-podcast\">https://www.nytimes.com/column/popcast-pop-music-podcast</a></p>\n<p>Popcast is The New York Times's pop music podcast about music news, new songs, albums and artists of note. Jon Caramanica, an American pop music critic for The Times, hosts this podcast. It covers the latest in popular music criticism, trends and news.</p>\n<p>Past episodes have covered an eclectic mix of artists, including Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey, Ennio Morricone, Kenny Rogers, Post Malone, Prince, Kanye West, among others.</p>\n<a id=\"all-songs\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">All Songs Considered | best podcasts about music</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Songs_Considered\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Songs_Considered</a></p>\n<p>All Songs Considered (a project of National Public Radio/NPR) is a weekly podcast launched in January 2000 by American musician and media personality Bob Boilen. This podcast is a source of discovery for new music of all genres.</p>\n<p>The podcast has interviews with both emerging and established musicians, including Ed O’Brien, John Legend, Wayne Coyne and Cat Stevens. “Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise.”</p>\n<a id=\"soundtrack\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>The Soundtrack Show | best film score podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-soundtrack-show/id1351960656\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-soundtrack-show/id1351960656</a></p>\n<p>The Soundtrack Show is a look at film scores and soundtracks for some of the most popular movies, TV Shows, Video Games and Theater pieces of all time.</p>\n<p>Notable episodes have analyzed the film scores of Home Alone, The Karate Kid, The Goonies, Casablanca, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Rocky, Psycho and many others.</p>\n<a id=\"songvssong\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Song Vs. Song | best song analysis podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://songvssong.libsyn.com/\">https://songvssong.libsyn.com/</a></p>\n<p>Hosted by Todd (in the Shadows) Nathanson and SyFy's Dany Roth, Song vs. Song pits two similar songs of an era against each other with controversial outcomes.</p>\n<p>Some past episodes have featured “battles” between The Shins vs. Death Cab for Cutie, Korn vs. Limp Bizkit, Neutral Milk Hotel vs. The Magnetic Fields, Backstreet Boys vs. 'N Sync, Franz Ferdinand vs. Modest Mouse, Cher vs. Tina Turner, and many others.</p>\n<a id=\"middle-class\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Middle Class Musician | best podcasts about music</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.middleclassmusician.co/podcast\">https://www.middleclassmusician.co/podcast</a></p>\n<p>Candid conversations with the working force of the music industry. This Nashville-based podcast explores what it really looks like to make a living in one of the fastest changing industries in the world. Hosted by American singer/songwriter Andrew Galucki.</p>\n<p>“The middle class musician is the music professional who is finding a way to make a living in the post-Napster world.”</p>\n<a id=\"sticky\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast | best classical music podcast</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://stickynotespodcast.libsyn.com/\">https://stickynotespodcast.libsyn.com/</a></p>\n<p>Sticky Notes is a classical music podcast for everyone. Whether you are a beginner just looking to get into classical music but don't know where to start, or a seasoned musician interested in the lives and ideas of your fellow artists, this podcast is for you.</p>\n<p>This podcast has interviews with top artists of today, in-depth looks at specific pieces from the repertoire, and deep dives into each era of classical music, plus much more.</p>\n<a id=\"charlie\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Charlie Likes Music | top music podcasts</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/charlie-likes-music/id1493325429\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/charlie-likes-music/id1493325429</a></p>\n<p>Charlie Short, a Chicago-based musician, hosts this podcast. Short plays bass, guitar, sings and has played in and around the Midwestern US for ~20 years. On his podcast, he talks about recorded music through the lens of music that he likes.</p>\n<p>Short covers the history of musicians and groups, as well other interesting facts about music. He tries to bring attention to music that many have not heard before.</p>\n<h2>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Front Row Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians | Guitar Insurance | Piano Insurance</h2>\n<p>If you’re listening to podcasts about music, chances are that you own some musical instruments; perhaps you’re even a musician yourself. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <em>etc.</em> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\">instrument insurance</a> site.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><em>About</em></strong><em>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </em><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><em>musical instrument insurance</em></a><em> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</em></span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><em>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating <strong>custom insurance packages for musicians</strong>. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</em></span></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-music-theory-books\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST BOOKS ABOUT MUSIC THEORY</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/best-music-documentaries-rockumentaries\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST MUSIC DOCS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/20-best-podcasts-about-filmmaking\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 20 BEST PODCASTS ABOUT FILMMAKING / TOP FILMMAKER PODCASTS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/best-photography-podcasts\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 20 BEST PHOTOGRAPHY PODCASTS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-20-best-music-podcasts/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google web story: Top 20 music podcasts</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-size: 12px;\"><strong><em>Disclaimer</em></strong><em>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</em></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 12px;\"><strong><em>Amazon Associates Disclosure</em></strong><em>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</em></p>","postRssContent":"<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><em><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Source</span>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 650796391, Shutterstock</em></p>\n<!--more-->\n<p>Let’s review Front Row’s top 20 <strong>podcasts for musicians</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>\n<p><em>(in no particular order)</em></p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#friday\" rel=\"noopener\">Future Friday</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#watt\" rel=\"noopener\">The Watt from Pedro Show</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#walking\" rel=\"noopener\">\"Walking The Floor\" with Chris Shiflet‪t</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#quest\" rel=\"noopener\">Questlove Supreme</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#punk\" rel=\"noopener\">Turned Out A Pun‪k</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#broken\" rel=\"noopener\">Broken Record</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#soda\" rel=\"noopener\">Sodajerker</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#diy\" rel=\"noopener\">DIY Musician Podcast</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#cad\" rel=\"noopener\">Canadian Musician Podcast</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#beatles\" rel=\"noopener\">Something About the Beatles</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#hacks\" rel=\"noopener\">Music Business Hack‪s</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#exploder\" rel=\"noopener\">Song Exploder</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#opinions\" rel=\"noopener\">Sound Opinions</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#popcast\" rel=\"noopener\">Popcast</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#all-songs\" rel=\"noopener\">All Songs Considere‪d</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#soundtrack\" rel=\"noopener\">The Soundtrack Sho‪w</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#songvssong\" rel=\"noopener\">Song Vs. Song</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#middle-class\" rel=\"noopener\">Middle Class Musicia‪n</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#sticky\" rel=\"noopener\">Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#charlie\" rel=\"noopener\">Charlie Likes Musi‪c</a></li>\n</ol>\n<h2>&nbsp;</h2>\n<a id=\"friday\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Future Friday | musician podcasts</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://futurefriday.net/\">https://futurefriday.net/</a></p>\n<p>Guitarist Tom May from American rock band <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Menzingers\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">The Menzingers</a> hosts this podcast, which features conversations and stories with his musician friends and others at home and on the road.</p>\n<p>Notable episodes include #10 with vocalist/guitarist Lauren Denitzio of <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worriers_(band)\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Worriers</a>, #17 with singer and guitarist of <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadway_Calls\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Broadway Calls</a>, Ty Vaughn and #19 with Dave Hause (American singer-songwriter).</p>\n<a id=\"watt\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>The Watt from Pedro Show | music podcasts free</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.twfps.com/\">https://www.twfps.com/</a></p>\n<p>This show takes its name from San Pedro, California and is hosted by acclaimed bassist, vocalist and songwriter Mike Watt (NME voted Watt one of the “40 Greatest Bassists of All Time”).</p>\n<p>Each episode begins with a John Coltrane song, and then Watt plays an “eclectic mix of underground music” and interviews guests about their musical history and other topics. Famous guests have included Flea, Barrence Whitfield and Peter Stampfel.</p>\n<a id=\"walking\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>\"Walking The Floor\" with Chris Shiflet‪t | best rock music podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/walking-the-floor-with-chris-shiflett/id725700990\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/walking-the-floor-with-chris-shiflett/id725700990</a></p>\n<p>Chris Shiflett, guitarist for <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo_Fighters\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Foo Fighters</a>, hosts “Walking The Floor” where he engages a wide range of musical guests, writers and artists in one-on-one interviews exploring their creative inspirations, failures, successes and everything in between.</p>\n<p>Notable episodes include #6 and #7 with Dwight Yoakam, #12 with Steve Earle, #73 with Lucinda Williams, #147 with Todd Snifer and #181 with Tommy Lee.</p>\n<a id=\"quest\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Questlove Supreme | best music podcasts</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Questlove_Supreme\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Questlove_Supreme</a></p>\n<p>Created in 2016, Questlove Supreme is a weekly podcast hosted by <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Roots\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">The Roots’</a> drummer Questlove.</p>\n<p>A combination of interviews, humor, pop culture and music, the program normally features musical guests, such as Darius Rucker, John Densmore, Mariah Carey, Solange, Q-Tip, The Revolution and even Weird Al. Magazine <em>Consequence of Sound</em> summed the show up as a “music junkie's dream.”</p>\n<a id=\"punk\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Turned Out A Pun‪k | best punk music podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://audioboom.com/channel/turned-out-a-punk\">https://audioboom.com/channel/turned-out-a-punk</a></p>\n<p>Damian Abraham, the lead singer of a Toronto-based punk band, created this podcast.</p>\n<p>Each week, Abraham sits down and chats with an interesting person from the far-reaching worlds of entertainment to find out how their life was changed by the discovery of punk music. Guests are normally (not always) musicians, including Jason Williamson, Fat Mike Burkett, Steve Diggle, Dean Spunt, Mike Watt and Jay Bentley.</p>\n<a id=\"broken\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span>Broken Record | top music podcasts</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://brokenrecordpodcast.com/\">https://brokenrecordpodcast.com/</a></p>\n<p>The Broken Record podcast is hosted by acclaimed music producer Rick Rubin and features writer Malcolm Gladwell (of <em>Blink</em> and <em>Outliers</em> fame). In this podcast, “the musicians you love talk about their life, inspiration and craft.”</p>\n<p>There have been interesting interviews with many famous musicians on this podcast, including Rivers Cuomo, Ben Folds, Jack White, Wyclef Jean, Flea, Bruce Springsteen and the Beastie Boys.</p>\n<a id=\"soda\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Sodajerker | best podcasts about music</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.sodajerker.com/podcast/\">https://www.sodajerker.com/podcast/</a></p>\n<p>This podcast from the UK features interviews with some of the world’s most successful songwriters, including Jeff Tweedy, Lucinda Williams, Matt Berninger, Billy Ocean and Rufus Wainwright.</p>\n<p>Hosted by UK songwriting duo Simon Barber and Brian O’Connor (Sodajerker).</p>\n<a id=\"diy\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>DIY Musician Podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcast.cdbaby.com/\">https://podcast.cdbaby.com/</a></p>\n<p>DIY Musician features interviews with artists of all styles and backgrounds who have found a unique but authentic pathway to success, as well as in-depth discussions with music publicists, promoters, lawyers, publishers, talent agents and more.</p>\n<p>This podcast is geared toward independent musicians who want to build a sustainable music career without giving up (too much) financial or creative control. Hosted by guitarist Kevin Breuner (<a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smalltown_Poets\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Smalltown Poets</a>) and pop lyricist Chris Robley (The Sort Ofs).</p>\n<a id=\"cad\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Canadian Musician | best Canadian music podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.canadianmusicianpodcast.com/\">https://www.canadianmusicianpodcast.com/</a></p>\n<p>Launched in 1979, <em>Canadian Musician</em> is a magazine profiling musicians (usually Canadian ones), published bi-monthly. Their podcast was launched in 2013 and features many interesting interviews with musicians, including Brendan Canning, Randy Bachman, Dallas Smith and Jason Collett.</p>\n<p>This podcast features in-depth conversations and insider information on timely topics from around the music industry.</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Note</span>: Front Row has contributed to <em>Canadian Musician</em> magazine; see article: <a href=\"https://indepth.canadianmusician.com/insure-your-gear-unfortunate-examples-of-instrument-damageby-grant-patten/\"><em>INSURE YOUR GEAR: Unfortunate Examples of Instrument Damage</em></a></p>\n<a id=\"beatles\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Something About the Beatles | best Beatles podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://somethingaboutthebeatles.com/\">https://somethingaboutthebeatles.com/</a></p>\n<p>Something About the Beatles is an intelligent and entertaining examination of The Beatles' music and career. “Smart, funny and surprising; just like the Fab Four.” The podcast often features interviews with insiders who knew The Beatles well, including photographer <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethan_Russell\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Ethan Russell</a>.</p>\n<p>Robert Rodriquez, an award-winning author who has written extensively about The Beatles (including the book <a href=\"https://geni.us/9DxyLSN\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><em>Revolver: How the Beatles Re-Imagined Rock 'n' Roll</em></a>; <span style=\"font-style: italic;\">Amazon Affiliate Link</span>), hosts the podcast.</p>\n<a id=\"hacks\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span>Music Business Hacks | music business podcast</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/music-business-hacks/id1343284015\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/music-business-hacks/id1343284015</a></p>\n<p>A music business podcast made for artists who are looking for clear information, inspiration and application for their careers. Ideas are broken down into steps that musicians can use to advance their career. The podcast is written and hosted by Simon Tam, founder of rock band <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Slants\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">The Slants</a>.</p>\n<p>Episodes include #356, which focuses on the world of k-pop, #341, which explores helpful fitness routines for musicians and #312, which is about record labels and demos.</p>\n<a id=\"exploder\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Song Exploder | best song analysis podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://songexploder.net/\">https://songexploder.net/</a></p>\n<p>Song Exploder is a music podcast created by musician Hrishikesh Hirway, who hosted it from its 2014 inception until late 2018 and again from December 2019 onwards. This biweekly podcast features musicians talking about the creative process behind an individual song while \"deconstructing\" the song into its component parts.</p>\n<p>The songs highlighted on the program have ranged from pop to hardcore punk to television theme songs, film scores and video game music.</p>\n<a id=\"opinions\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Sound Opinions | best music criticism podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_Opinions\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_Opinions</a></p>\n<p>Sound Opinions is an independent radio talk show and podcast based in Chicago. It focuses on the discussion of music genres, history, artists and albums.</p>\n<p>This podcast is hosted by American music critics Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot and features interviews with musicians and industry figures as well as dissections of classic albums and musical movements. Kot and DeRogatis review recent record releases and under-the-radar albums.</p>\n<a id=\"popcast\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Popcast | best pop music podcast</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.nytimes.com/column/popcast-pop-music-podcast\">https://www.nytimes.com/column/popcast-pop-music-podcast</a></p>\n<p>Popcast is The New York Times's pop music podcast about music news, new songs, albums and artists of note. Jon Caramanica, an American pop music critic for The Times, hosts this podcast. It covers the latest in popular music criticism, trends and news.</p>\n<p>Past episodes have covered an eclectic mix of artists, including Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey, Ennio Morricone, Kenny Rogers, Post Malone, Prince, Kanye West, among others.</p>\n<a id=\"all-songs\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">All Songs Considered | best podcasts about music</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Songs_Considered\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Songs_Considered</a></p>\n<p>All Songs Considered (a project of National Public Radio/NPR) is a weekly podcast launched in January 2000 by American musician and media personality Bob Boilen. This podcast is a source of discovery for new music of all genres.</p>\n<p>The podcast has interviews with both emerging and established musicians, including Ed O’Brien, John Legend, Wayne Coyne and Cat Stevens. “Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise.”</p>\n<a id=\"soundtrack\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>The Soundtrack Show | best film score podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-soundtrack-show/id1351960656\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-soundtrack-show/id1351960656</a></p>\n<p>The Soundtrack Show is a look at film scores and soundtracks for some of the most popular movies, TV Shows, Video Games and Theater pieces of all time.</p>\n<p>Notable episodes have analyzed the film scores of Home Alone, The Karate Kid, The Goonies, Casablanca, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Rocky, Psycho and many others.</p>\n<a id=\"songvssong\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Song Vs. Song | best song analysis podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://songvssong.libsyn.com/\">https://songvssong.libsyn.com/</a></p>\n<p>Hosted by Todd (in the Shadows) Nathanson and SyFy's Dany Roth, Song vs. Song pits two similar songs of an era against each other with controversial outcomes.</p>\n<p>Some past episodes have featured “battles” between The Shins vs. Death Cab for Cutie, Korn vs. Limp Bizkit, Neutral Milk Hotel vs. The Magnetic Fields, Backstreet Boys vs. 'N Sync, Franz Ferdinand vs. Modest Mouse, Cher vs. Tina Turner, and many others.</p>\n<a id=\"middle-class\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Middle Class Musician | best podcasts about music</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.middleclassmusician.co/podcast\">https://www.middleclassmusician.co/podcast</a></p>\n<p>Candid conversations with the working force of the music industry. This Nashville-based podcast explores what it really looks like to make a living in one of the fastest changing industries in the world. Hosted by American singer/songwriter Andrew Galucki.</p>\n<p>“The middle class musician is the music professional who is finding a way to make a living in the post-Napster world.”</p>\n<a id=\"sticky\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast | best classical music podcast</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://stickynotespodcast.libsyn.com/\">https://stickynotespodcast.libsyn.com/</a></p>\n<p>Sticky Notes is a classical music podcast for everyone. Whether you are a beginner just looking to get into classical music but don't know where to start, or a seasoned musician interested in the lives and ideas of your fellow artists, this podcast is for you.</p>\n<p>This podcast has interviews with top artists of today, in-depth looks at specific pieces from the repertoire, and deep dives into each era of classical music, plus much more.</p>\n<a id=\"charlie\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Charlie Likes Music | top music podcasts</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/charlie-likes-music/id1493325429\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/charlie-likes-music/id1493325429</a></p>\n<p>Charlie Short, a Chicago-based musician, hosts this podcast. Short plays bass, guitar, sings and has played in and around the Midwestern US for ~20 years. On his podcast, he talks about recorded music through the lens of music that he likes.</p>\n<p>Short covers the history of musicians and groups, as well other interesting facts about music. He tries to bring attention to music that many have not heard before.</p>\n<h2>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Front Row Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians | Guitar Insurance | Piano Insurance</h2>\n<p>If you’re listening to podcasts about music, chances are that you own some musical instruments; perhaps you’re even a musician yourself. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <em>etc.</em> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\">instrument insurance</a> site.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><em>About</em></strong><em>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </em><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><em>musical instrument insurance</em></a><em> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</em></span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><em>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating <strong>custom insurance packages for musicians</strong>. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</em></span></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-music-theory-books\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST BOOKS ABOUT MUSIC THEORY</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/best-music-documentaries-rockumentaries\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST MUSIC DOCS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/20-best-podcasts-about-filmmaking\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 20 BEST PODCASTS ABOUT FILMMAKING / TOP FILMMAKER PODCASTS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/best-photography-podcasts\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 20 BEST PHOTOGRAPHY PODCASTS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-20-best-music-podcasts/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google web story: Top 20 music podcasts</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-size: 12px;\"><strong><em>Disclaimer</em></strong><em>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</em></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 12px;\"><strong><em>Amazon Associates Disclosure</em></strong><em>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</em></p>","rssSummaryFeaturedImage":"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Podcasts%20for%20Musicians/best-podcasts-for-musicians-shutterstock_650796391-forweb300.jpg","rssBody":"<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><em><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Source</span>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 650796391, Shutterstock</em></p>\n<!--more-->\n<p>Let’s review Front Row’s top 20 <strong>podcasts for musicians</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>\n<p><em>(in no particular order)</em></p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#friday\" rel=\"noopener\">Future Friday</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#watt\" rel=\"noopener\">The Watt from Pedro Show</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#walking\" rel=\"noopener\">\"Walking The Floor\" with Chris Shiflet‪t</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#quest\" rel=\"noopener\">Questlove Supreme</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#punk\" rel=\"noopener\">Turned Out A Pun‪k</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#broken\" rel=\"noopener\">Broken Record</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#soda\" rel=\"noopener\">Sodajerker</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#diy\" rel=\"noopener\">DIY Musician Podcast</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#cad\" rel=\"noopener\">Canadian Musician Podcast</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#beatles\" rel=\"noopener\">Something About the Beatles</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#hacks\" rel=\"noopener\">Music Business Hack‪s</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#exploder\" rel=\"noopener\">Song Exploder</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#opinions\" rel=\"noopener\">Sound Opinions</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#popcast\" rel=\"noopener\">Popcast</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#all-songs\" rel=\"noopener\">All Songs Considere‪d</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#soundtrack\" rel=\"noopener\">The Soundtrack Sho‪w</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#songvssong\" rel=\"noopener\">Song Vs. Song</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#middle-class\" rel=\"noopener\">Middle Class Musicia‪n</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#sticky\" rel=\"noopener\">Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#charlie\" rel=\"noopener\">Charlie Likes Musi‪c</a></li>\n</ol>\n<h2>&nbsp;</h2>\n<a id=\"friday\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Future Friday | musician podcasts</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://futurefriday.net/\">https://futurefriday.net/</a></p>\n<p>Guitarist Tom May from American rock band <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Menzingers\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">The Menzingers</a> hosts this podcast, which features conversations and stories with his musician friends and others at home and on the road.</p>\n<p>Notable episodes include #10 with vocalist/guitarist Lauren Denitzio of <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worriers_(band)\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Worriers</a>, #17 with singer and guitarist of <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadway_Calls\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Broadway Calls</a>, Ty Vaughn and #19 with Dave Hause (American singer-songwriter).</p>\n<a id=\"watt\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>The Watt from Pedro Show | music podcasts free</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.twfps.com/\">https://www.twfps.com/</a></p>\n<p>This show takes its name from San Pedro, California and is hosted by acclaimed bassist, vocalist and songwriter Mike Watt (NME voted Watt one of the “40 Greatest Bassists of All Time”).</p>\n<p>Each episode begins with a John Coltrane song, and then Watt plays an “eclectic mix of underground music” and interviews guests about their musical history and other topics. Famous guests have included Flea, Barrence Whitfield and Peter Stampfel.</p>\n<a id=\"walking\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>\"Walking The Floor\" with Chris Shiflet‪t | best rock music podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/walking-the-floor-with-chris-shiflett/id725700990\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/walking-the-floor-with-chris-shiflett/id725700990</a></p>\n<p>Chris Shiflett, guitarist for <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo_Fighters\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Foo Fighters</a>, hosts “Walking The Floor” where he engages a wide range of musical guests, writers and artists in one-on-one interviews exploring their creative inspirations, failures, successes and everything in between.</p>\n<p>Notable episodes include #6 and #7 with Dwight Yoakam, #12 with Steve Earle, #73 with Lucinda Williams, #147 with Todd Snifer and #181 with Tommy Lee.</p>\n<a id=\"quest\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Questlove Supreme | best music podcasts</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Questlove_Supreme\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Questlove_Supreme</a></p>\n<p>Created in 2016, Questlove Supreme is a weekly podcast hosted by <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Roots\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">The Roots’</a> drummer Questlove.</p>\n<p>A combination of interviews, humor, pop culture and music, the program normally features musical guests, such as Darius Rucker, John Densmore, Mariah Carey, Solange, Q-Tip, The Revolution and even Weird Al. Magazine <em>Consequence of Sound</em> summed the show up as a “music junkie's dream.”</p>\n<a id=\"punk\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Turned Out A Pun‪k | best punk music podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://audioboom.com/channel/turned-out-a-punk\">https://audioboom.com/channel/turned-out-a-punk</a></p>\n<p>Damian Abraham, the lead singer of a Toronto-based punk band, created this podcast.</p>\n<p>Each week, Abraham sits down and chats with an interesting person from the far-reaching worlds of entertainment to find out how their life was changed by the discovery of punk music. Guests are normally (not always) musicians, including Jason Williamson, Fat Mike Burkett, Steve Diggle, Dean Spunt, Mike Watt and Jay Bentley.</p>\n<a id=\"broken\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span>Broken Record | top music podcasts</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://brokenrecordpodcast.com/\">https://brokenrecordpodcast.com/</a></p>\n<p>The Broken Record podcast is hosted by acclaimed music producer Rick Rubin and features writer Malcolm Gladwell (of <em>Blink</em> and <em>Outliers</em> fame). In this podcast, “the musicians you love talk about their life, inspiration and craft.”</p>\n<p>There have been interesting interviews with many famous musicians on this podcast, including Rivers Cuomo, Ben Folds, Jack White, Wyclef Jean, Flea, Bruce Springsteen and the Beastie Boys.</p>\n<a id=\"soda\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Sodajerker | best podcasts about music</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.sodajerker.com/podcast/\">https://www.sodajerker.com/podcast/</a></p>\n<p>This podcast from the UK features interviews with some of the world’s most successful songwriters, including Jeff Tweedy, Lucinda Williams, Matt Berninger, Billy Ocean and Rufus Wainwright.</p>\n<p>Hosted by UK songwriting duo Simon Barber and Brian O’Connor (Sodajerker).</p>\n<a id=\"diy\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>DIY Musician Podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcast.cdbaby.com/\">https://podcast.cdbaby.com/</a></p>\n<p>DIY Musician features interviews with artists of all styles and backgrounds who have found a unique but authentic pathway to success, as well as in-depth discussions with music publicists, promoters, lawyers, publishers, talent agents and more.</p>\n<p>This podcast is geared toward independent musicians who want to build a sustainable music career without giving up (too much) financial or creative control. Hosted by guitarist Kevin Breuner (<a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smalltown_Poets\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Smalltown Poets</a>) and pop lyricist Chris Robley (The Sort Ofs).</p>\n<a id=\"cad\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Canadian Musician | best Canadian music podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.canadianmusicianpodcast.com/\">https://www.canadianmusicianpodcast.com/</a></p>\n<p>Launched in 1979, <em>Canadian Musician</em> is a magazine profiling musicians (usually Canadian ones), published bi-monthly. Their podcast was launched in 2013 and features many interesting interviews with musicians, including Brendan Canning, Randy Bachman, Dallas Smith and Jason Collett.</p>\n<p>This podcast features in-depth conversations and insider information on timely topics from around the music industry.</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Note</span>: Front Row has contributed to <em>Canadian Musician</em> magazine; see article: <a href=\"https://indepth.canadianmusician.com/insure-your-gear-unfortunate-examples-of-instrument-damageby-grant-patten/\"><em>INSURE YOUR GEAR: Unfortunate Examples of Instrument Damage</em></a></p>\n<a id=\"beatles\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Something About the Beatles | best Beatles podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://somethingaboutthebeatles.com/\">https://somethingaboutthebeatles.com/</a></p>\n<p>Something About the Beatles is an intelligent and entertaining examination of The Beatles' music and career. “Smart, funny and surprising; just like the Fab Four.” The podcast often features interviews with insiders who knew The Beatles well, including photographer <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethan_Russell\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Ethan Russell</a>.</p>\n<p>Robert Rodriquez, an award-winning author who has written extensively about The Beatles (including the book <a href=\"https://geni.us/9DxyLSN\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><em>Revolver: How the Beatles Re-Imagined Rock 'n' Roll</em></a>; <span style=\"font-style: italic;\">Amazon Affiliate Link</span>), hosts the podcast.</p>\n<a id=\"hacks\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span>Music Business Hacks | music business podcast</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/music-business-hacks/id1343284015\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/music-business-hacks/id1343284015</a></p>\n<p>A music business podcast made for artists who are looking for clear information, inspiration and application for their careers. Ideas are broken down into steps that musicians can use to advance their career. The podcast is written and hosted by Simon Tam, founder of rock band <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Slants\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">The Slants</a>.</p>\n<p>Episodes include #356, which focuses on the world of k-pop, #341, which explores helpful fitness routines for musicians and #312, which is about record labels and demos.</p>\n<a id=\"exploder\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Song Exploder | best song analysis podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://songexploder.net/\">https://songexploder.net/</a></p>\n<p>Song Exploder is a music podcast created by musician Hrishikesh Hirway, who hosted it from its 2014 inception until late 2018 and again from December 2019 onwards. This biweekly podcast features musicians talking about the creative process behind an individual song while \"deconstructing\" the song into its component parts.</p>\n<p>The songs highlighted on the program have ranged from pop to hardcore punk to television theme songs, film scores and video game music.</p>\n<a id=\"opinions\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Sound Opinions | best music criticism podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_Opinions\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_Opinions</a></p>\n<p>Sound Opinions is an independent radio talk show and podcast based in Chicago. It focuses on the discussion of music genres, history, artists and albums.</p>\n<p>This podcast is hosted by American music critics Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot and features interviews with musicians and industry figures as well as dissections of classic albums and musical movements. Kot and DeRogatis review recent record releases and under-the-radar albums.</p>\n<a id=\"popcast\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Popcast | best pop music podcast</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.nytimes.com/column/popcast-pop-music-podcast\">https://www.nytimes.com/column/popcast-pop-music-podcast</a></p>\n<p>Popcast is The New York Times's pop music podcast about music news, new songs, albums and artists of note. Jon Caramanica, an American pop music critic for The Times, hosts this podcast. It covers the latest in popular music criticism, trends and news.</p>\n<p>Past episodes have covered an eclectic mix of artists, including Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey, Ennio Morricone, Kenny Rogers, Post Malone, Prince, Kanye West, among others.</p>\n<a id=\"all-songs\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">All Songs Considered | best podcasts about music</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Songs_Considered\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Songs_Considered</a></p>\n<p>All Songs Considered (a project of National Public Radio/NPR) is a weekly podcast launched in January 2000 by American musician and media personality Bob Boilen. This podcast is a source of discovery for new music of all genres.</p>\n<p>The podcast has interviews with both emerging and established musicians, including Ed O’Brien, John Legend, Wayne Coyne and Cat Stevens. “Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise.”</p>\n<a id=\"soundtrack\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>The Soundtrack Show | best film score podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-soundtrack-show/id1351960656\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-soundtrack-show/id1351960656</a></p>\n<p>The Soundtrack Show is a look at film scores and soundtracks for some of the most popular movies, TV Shows, Video Games and Theater pieces of all time.</p>\n<p>Notable episodes have analyzed the film scores of Home Alone, The Karate Kid, The Goonies, Casablanca, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Rocky, Psycho and many others.</p>\n<a id=\"songvssong\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Song Vs. Song | best song analysis podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://songvssong.libsyn.com/\">https://songvssong.libsyn.com/</a></p>\n<p>Hosted by Todd (in the Shadows) Nathanson and SyFy's Dany Roth, Song vs. Song pits two similar songs of an era against each other with controversial outcomes.</p>\n<p>Some past episodes have featured “battles” between The Shins vs. Death Cab for Cutie, Korn vs. Limp Bizkit, Neutral Milk Hotel vs. The Magnetic Fields, Backstreet Boys vs. 'N Sync, Franz Ferdinand vs. Modest Mouse, Cher vs. Tina Turner, and many others.</p>\n<a id=\"middle-class\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Middle Class Musician | best podcasts about music</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.middleclassmusician.co/podcast\">https://www.middleclassmusician.co/podcast</a></p>\n<p>Candid conversations with the working force of the music industry. This Nashville-based podcast explores what it really looks like to make a living in one of the fastest changing industries in the world. Hosted by American singer/songwriter Andrew Galucki.</p>\n<p>“The middle class musician is the music professional who is finding a way to make a living in the post-Napster world.”</p>\n<a id=\"sticky\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast | best classical music podcast</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://stickynotespodcast.libsyn.com/\">https://stickynotespodcast.libsyn.com/</a></p>\n<p>Sticky Notes is a classical music podcast for everyone. Whether you are a beginner just looking to get into classical music but don't know where to start, or a seasoned musician interested in the lives and ideas of your fellow artists, this podcast is for you.</p>\n<p>This podcast has interviews with top artists of today, in-depth looks at specific pieces from the repertoire, and deep dives into each era of classical music, plus much more.</p>\n<a id=\"charlie\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Charlie Likes Music | top music podcasts</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/charlie-likes-music/id1493325429\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/charlie-likes-music/id1493325429</a></p>\n<p>Charlie Short, a Chicago-based musician, hosts this podcast. Short plays bass, guitar, sings and has played in and around the Midwestern US for ~20 years. On his podcast, he talks about recorded music through the lens of music that he likes.</p>\n<p>Short covers the history of musicians and groups, as well other interesting facts about music. He tries to bring attention to music that many have not heard before.</p>\n<h2>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Front Row Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians | Guitar Insurance | Piano Insurance</h2>\n<p>If you’re listening to podcasts about music, chances are that you own some musical instruments; perhaps you’re even a musician yourself. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <em>etc.</em> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\">instrument insurance</a> site.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><em>About</em></strong><em>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </em><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><em>musical instrument insurance</em></a><em> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</em></span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><em>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating <strong>custom insurance packages for musicians</strong>. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</em></span></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-music-theory-books\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST BOOKS ABOUT MUSIC THEORY</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/best-music-documentaries-rockumentaries\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST MUSIC DOCS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/20-best-podcasts-about-filmmaking\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 20 BEST PODCASTS ABOUT FILMMAKING / TOP FILMMAKER PODCASTS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/best-photography-podcasts\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 20 BEST PHOTOGRAPHY PODCASTS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-20-best-music-podcasts/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google web story: Top 20 music podcasts</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-size: 12px;\"><strong><em>Disclaimer</em></strong><em>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. 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20 <strong>podcasts for musicians</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>\n<p><em>(in no particular order)</em></p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#friday\" rel=\"noopener\">Future Friday</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#watt\" rel=\"noopener\">The Watt from Pedro Show</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#walking\" rel=\"noopener\">\"Walking The Floor\" with Chris Shiflet‪t</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#quest\" rel=\"noopener\">Questlove Supreme</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#punk\" rel=\"noopener\">Turned Out A Pun‪k</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#broken\" rel=\"noopener\">Broken Record</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#soda\" rel=\"noopener\">Sodajerker</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#diy\" rel=\"noopener\">DIY Musician Podcast</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#cad\" rel=\"noopener\">Canadian Musician Podcast</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#beatles\" rel=\"noopener\">Something About the Beatles</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#hacks\" rel=\"noopener\">Music Business Hack‪s</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#exploder\" rel=\"noopener\">Song Exploder</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#opinions\" rel=\"noopener\">Sound Opinions</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#popcast\" rel=\"noopener\">Popcast</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#all-songs\" rel=\"noopener\">All Songs Considere‪d</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#soundtrack\" rel=\"noopener\">The Soundtrack Sho‪w</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#songvssong\" rel=\"noopener\">Song Vs. Song</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#middle-class\" rel=\"noopener\">Middle Class Musicia‪n</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#sticky\" rel=\"noopener\">Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#charlie\" rel=\"noopener\">Charlie Likes Musi‪c</a></li>\n</ol>\n<h2>&nbsp;</h2>\n<a id=\"friday\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Future Friday | musician podcasts</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://futurefriday.net/\">https://futurefriday.net/</a></p>\n<p>Guitarist Tom May from American rock band <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Menzingers\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">The Menzingers</a> hosts this podcast, which features conversations and stories with his musician friends and others at home and on the road.</p>\n<p>Notable episodes include #10 with vocalist/guitarist Lauren Denitzio of <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worriers_(band)\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Worriers</a>, #17 with singer and guitarist of <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadway_Calls\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Broadway Calls</a>, Ty Vaughn and #19 with Dave Hause (American singer-songwriter).</p>\n<a id=\"watt\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>The Watt from Pedro Show | music podcasts free</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.twfps.com/\">https://www.twfps.com/</a></p>\n<p>This show takes its name from San Pedro, California and is hosted by acclaimed bassist, vocalist and songwriter Mike Watt (NME voted Watt one of the “40 Greatest Bassists of All Time”).</p>\n<p>Each episode begins with a John Coltrane song, and then Watt plays an “eclectic mix of underground music” and interviews guests about their musical history and other topics. Famous guests have included Flea, Barrence Whitfield and Peter Stampfel.</p>\n<a id=\"walking\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>\"Walking The Floor\" with Chris Shiflet‪t | best rock music podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/walking-the-floor-with-chris-shiflett/id725700990\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/walking-the-floor-with-chris-shiflett/id725700990</a></p>\n<p>Chris Shiflett, guitarist for <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo_Fighters\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Foo Fighters</a>, hosts “Walking The Floor” where he engages a wide range of musical guests, writers and artists in one-on-one interviews exploring their creative inspirations, failures, successes and everything in between.</p>\n<p>Notable episodes include #6 and #7 with Dwight Yoakam, #12 with Steve Earle, #73 with Lucinda Williams, #147 with Todd Snifer and #181 with Tommy Lee.</p>\n<a id=\"quest\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Questlove Supreme | best music podcasts</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Questlove_Supreme\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Questlove_Supreme</a></p>\n<p>Created in 2016, Questlove Supreme is a weekly podcast hosted by <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Roots\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">The Roots’</a> drummer Questlove.</p>\n<p>A combination of interviews, humor, pop culture and music, the program normally features musical guests, such as Darius Rucker, John Densmore, Mariah Carey, Solange, Q-Tip, The Revolution and even Weird Al. Magazine <em>Consequence of Sound</em> summed the show up as a “music junkie's dream.”</p>\n<a id=\"punk\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Turned Out A Pun‪k | best punk music podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://audioboom.com/channel/turned-out-a-punk\">https://audioboom.com/channel/turned-out-a-punk</a></p>\n<p>Damian Abraham, the lead singer of a Toronto-based punk band, created this podcast.</p>\n<p>Each week, Abraham sits down and chats with an interesting person from the far-reaching worlds of entertainment to find out how their life was changed by the discovery of punk music. Guests are normally (not always) musicians, including Jason Williamson, Fat Mike Burkett, Steve Diggle, Dean Spunt, Mike Watt and Jay Bentley.</p>\n<a id=\"broken\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span>Broken Record | top music podcasts</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://brokenrecordpodcast.com/\">https://brokenrecordpodcast.com/</a></p>\n<p>The Broken Record podcast is hosted by acclaimed music producer Rick Rubin and features writer Malcolm Gladwell (of <em>Blink</em> and <em>Outliers</em> fame). In this podcast, “the musicians you love talk about their life, inspiration and craft.”</p>\n<p>There have been interesting interviews with many famous musicians on this podcast, including Rivers Cuomo, Ben Folds, Jack White, Wyclef Jean, Flea, Bruce Springsteen and the Beastie Boys.</p>\n<a id=\"soda\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Sodajerker | best podcasts about music</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.sodajerker.com/podcast/\">https://www.sodajerker.com/podcast/</a></p>\n<p>This podcast from the UK features interviews with some of the world’s most successful songwriters, including Jeff Tweedy, Lucinda Williams, Matt Berninger, Billy Ocean and Rufus Wainwright.</p>\n<p>Hosted by UK songwriting duo Simon Barber and Brian O’Connor (Sodajerker).</p>\n<a id=\"diy\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>DIY Musician Podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcast.cdbaby.com/\">https://podcast.cdbaby.com/</a></p>\n<p>DIY Musician features interviews with artists of all styles and backgrounds who have found a unique but authentic pathway to success, as well as in-depth discussions with music publicists, promoters, lawyers, publishers, talent agents and more.</p>\n<p>This podcast is geared toward independent musicians who want to build a sustainable music career without giving up (too much) financial or creative control. Hosted by guitarist Kevin Breuner (<a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smalltown_Poets\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Smalltown Poets</a>) and pop lyricist Chris Robley (The Sort Ofs).</p>\n<a id=\"cad\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Canadian Musician | best Canadian music podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.canadianmusicianpodcast.com/\">https://www.canadianmusicianpodcast.com/</a></p>\n<p>Launched in 1979, <em>Canadian Musician</em> is a magazine profiling musicians (usually Canadian ones), published bi-monthly. Their podcast was launched in 2013 and features many interesting interviews with musicians, including Brendan Canning, Randy Bachman, Dallas Smith and Jason Collett.</p>\n<p>This podcast features in-depth conversations and insider information on timely topics from around the music industry.</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Note</span>: Front Row has contributed to <em>Canadian Musician</em> magazine; see article: <a href=\"https://indepth.canadianmusician.com/insure-your-gear-unfortunate-examples-of-instrument-damageby-grant-patten/\"><em>INSURE YOUR GEAR: Unfortunate Examples of Instrument Damage</em></a></p>\n<a id=\"beatles\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Something About the Beatles | best Beatles podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://somethingaboutthebeatles.com/\">https://somethingaboutthebeatles.com/</a></p>\n<p>Something About the Beatles is an intelligent and entertaining examination of The Beatles' music and career. “Smart, funny and surprising; just like the Fab Four.” The podcast often features interviews with insiders who knew The Beatles well, including photographer <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethan_Russell\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Ethan Russell</a>.</p>\n<p>Robert Rodriquez, an award-winning author who has written extensively about The Beatles (including the book <a href=\"https://geni.us/9DxyLSN\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><em>Revolver: How the Beatles Re-Imagined Rock 'n' Roll</em></a>; <span style=\"font-style: italic;\">Amazon Affiliate Link</span>), hosts the podcast.</p>\n<a id=\"hacks\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span>Music Business Hacks | music business podcast</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/music-business-hacks/id1343284015\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/music-business-hacks/id1343284015</a></p>\n<p>A music business podcast made for artists who are looking for clear information, inspiration and application for their careers. Ideas are broken down into steps that musicians can use to advance their career. The podcast is written and hosted by Simon Tam, founder of rock band <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Slants\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">The Slants</a>.</p>\n<p>Episodes include #356, which focuses on the world of k-pop, #341, which explores helpful fitness routines for musicians and #312, which is about record labels and demos.</p>\n<a id=\"exploder\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Song Exploder | best song analysis podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://songexploder.net/\">https://songexploder.net/</a></p>\n<p>Song Exploder is a music podcast created by musician Hrishikesh Hirway, who hosted it from its 2014 inception until late 2018 and again from December 2019 onwards. This biweekly podcast features musicians talking about the creative process behind an individual song while \"deconstructing\" the song into its component parts.</p>\n<p>The songs highlighted on the program have ranged from pop to hardcore punk to television theme songs, film scores and video game music.</p>\n<a id=\"opinions\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Sound Opinions | best music criticism podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_Opinions\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_Opinions</a></p>\n<p>Sound Opinions is an independent radio talk show and podcast based in Chicago. It focuses on the discussion of music genres, history, artists and albums.</p>\n<p>This podcast is hosted by American music critics Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot and features interviews with musicians and industry figures as well as dissections of classic albums and musical movements. Kot and DeRogatis review recent record releases and under-the-radar albums.</p>\n<a id=\"popcast\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Popcast | best pop music podcast</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.nytimes.com/column/popcast-pop-music-podcast\">https://www.nytimes.com/column/popcast-pop-music-podcast</a></p>\n<p>Popcast is The New York Times's pop music podcast about music news, new songs, albums and artists of note. Jon Caramanica, an American pop music critic for The Times, hosts this podcast. It covers the latest in popular music criticism, trends and news.</p>\n<p>Past episodes have covered an eclectic mix of artists, including Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey, Ennio Morricone, Kenny Rogers, Post Malone, Prince, Kanye West, among others.</p>\n<a id=\"all-songs\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">All Songs Considered | best podcasts about music</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Songs_Considered\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Songs_Considered</a></p>\n<p>All Songs Considered (a project of National Public Radio/NPR) is a weekly podcast launched in January 2000 by American musician and media personality Bob Boilen. This podcast is a source of discovery for new music of all genres.</p>\n<p>The podcast has interviews with both emerging and established musicians, including Ed O’Brien, John Legend, Wayne Coyne and Cat Stevens. “Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise.”</p>\n<a id=\"soundtrack\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>The Soundtrack Show | best film score podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-soundtrack-show/id1351960656\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-soundtrack-show/id1351960656</a></p>\n<p>The Soundtrack Show is a look at film scores and soundtracks for some of the most popular movies, TV Shows, Video Games and Theater pieces of all time.</p>\n<p>Notable episodes have analyzed the film scores of Home Alone, The Karate Kid, The Goonies, Casablanca, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Rocky, Psycho and many others.</p>\n<a id=\"songvssong\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Song Vs. Song | best song analysis podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://songvssong.libsyn.com/\">https://songvssong.libsyn.com/</a></p>\n<p>Hosted by Todd (in the Shadows) Nathanson and SyFy's Dany Roth, Song vs. Song pits two similar songs of an era against each other with controversial outcomes.</p>\n<p>Some past episodes have featured “battles” between The Shins vs. Death Cab for Cutie, Korn vs. Limp Bizkit, Neutral Milk Hotel vs. The Magnetic Fields, Backstreet Boys vs. 'N Sync, Franz Ferdinand vs. Modest Mouse, Cher vs. Tina Turner, and many others.</p>\n<a id=\"middle-class\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Middle Class Musician | best podcasts about music</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.middleclassmusician.co/podcast\">https://www.middleclassmusician.co/podcast</a></p>\n<p>Candid conversations with the working force of the music industry. This Nashville-based podcast explores what it really looks like to make a living in one of the fastest changing industries in the world. Hosted by American singer/songwriter Andrew Galucki.</p>\n<p>“The middle class musician is the music professional who is finding a way to make a living in the post-Napster world.”</p>\n<a id=\"sticky\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast | best classical music podcast</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://stickynotespodcast.libsyn.com/\">https://stickynotespodcast.libsyn.com/</a></p>\n<p>Sticky Notes is a classical music podcast for everyone. Whether you are a beginner just looking to get into classical music but don't know where to start, or a seasoned musician interested in the lives and ideas of your fellow artists, this podcast is for you.</p>\n<p>This podcast has interviews with top artists of today, in-depth looks at specific pieces from the repertoire, and deep dives into each era of classical music, plus much more.</p>\n<a id=\"charlie\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Charlie Likes Music | top music podcasts</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/charlie-likes-music/id1493325429\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/charlie-likes-music/id1493325429</a></p>\n<p>Charlie Short, a Chicago-based musician, hosts this podcast. Short plays bass, guitar, sings and has played in and around the Midwestern US for ~20 years. On his podcast, he talks about recorded music through the lens of music that he likes.</p>\n<p>Short covers the history of musicians and groups, as well other interesting facts about music. He tries to bring attention to music that many have not heard before.</p>\n<h2>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Front Row Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians | Guitar Insurance | Piano Insurance</h2>\n<p>If you’re listening to podcasts about music, chances are that you own some musical instruments; perhaps you’re even a musician yourself. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <em>etc.</em> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\">instrument insurance</a> site.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><em>About</em></strong><em>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </em><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><em>musical instrument insurance</em></a><em> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</em></span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><em>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating <strong>custom insurance packages for musicians</strong>. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</em></span></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-music-theory-books\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST BOOKS ABOUT MUSIC THEORY</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/best-music-documentaries-rockumentaries\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST MUSIC DOCS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/20-best-podcasts-about-filmmaking\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 20 BEST PODCASTS ABOUT FILMMAKING / TOP FILMMAKER PODCASTS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/best-photography-podcasts\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 20 BEST PHOTOGRAPHY PODCASTS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-20-best-music-podcasts/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google web story: Top 20 music podcasts</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-size: 12px;\"><strong><em>Disclaimer</em></strong><em>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. 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We’ll discuss:</p>\n<p><em>(in no particular order)</em></p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#friday\" rel=\"noopener\">Future Friday</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#watt\" rel=\"noopener\">The Watt from Pedro Show</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#walking\" rel=\"noopener\">\"Walking The Floor\" with Chris Shiflet‪t</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#quest\" rel=\"noopener\">Questlove Supreme</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#punk\" rel=\"noopener\">Turned Out A Pun‪k</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#broken\" rel=\"noopener\">Broken Record</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#soda\" rel=\"noopener\">Sodajerker</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#diy\" rel=\"noopener\">DIY Musician Podcast</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#cad\" rel=\"noopener\">Canadian Musician Podcast</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#beatles\" rel=\"noopener\">Something About the Beatles</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#hacks\" rel=\"noopener\">Music Business Hack‪s</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#exploder\" rel=\"noopener\">Song Exploder</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#opinions\" rel=\"noopener\">Sound Opinions</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#popcast\" rel=\"noopener\">Popcast</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#all-songs\" rel=\"noopener\">All Songs Considere‪d</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#soundtrack\" rel=\"noopener\">The Soundtrack Sho‪w</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#songvssong\" rel=\"noopener\">Song Vs. Song</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#middle-class\" rel=\"noopener\">Middle Class Musicia‪n</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#sticky\" rel=\"noopener\">Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#charlie\" rel=\"noopener\">Charlie Likes Musi‪c</a></li>\n</ol>\n<h2>&nbsp;</h2>\n<a id=\"friday\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Future Friday | musician podcasts</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://futurefriday.net/\">https://futurefriday.net/</a></p>\n<p>Guitarist Tom May from American rock band <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Menzingers\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">The Menzingers</a> hosts this podcast, which features conversations and stories with his musician friends and others at home and on the road.</p>\n<p>Notable episodes include #10 with vocalist/guitarist Lauren Denitzio of <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worriers_(band)\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Worriers</a>, #17 with singer and guitarist of <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadway_Calls\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Broadway Calls</a>, Ty Vaughn and #19 with Dave Hause (American singer-songwriter).</p>\n<a id=\"watt\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>The Watt from Pedro Show | music podcasts free</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.twfps.com/\">https://www.twfps.com/</a></p>\n<p>This show takes its name from San Pedro, California and is hosted by acclaimed bassist, vocalist and songwriter Mike Watt (NME voted Watt one of the “40 Greatest Bassists of All Time”).</p>\n<p>Each episode begins with a John Coltrane song, and then Watt plays an “eclectic mix of underground music” and interviews guests about their musical history and other topics. Famous guests have included Flea, Barrence Whitfield and Peter Stampfel.</p>\n<a id=\"walking\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>\"Walking The Floor\" with Chris Shiflet‪t | best rock music podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/walking-the-floor-with-chris-shiflett/id725700990\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/walking-the-floor-with-chris-shiflett/id725700990</a></p>\n<p>Chris Shiflett, guitarist for <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo_Fighters\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Foo Fighters</a>, hosts “Walking The Floor” where he engages a wide range of musical guests, writers and artists in one-on-one interviews exploring their creative inspirations, failures, successes and everything in between.</p>\n<p>Notable episodes include #6 and #7 with Dwight Yoakam, #12 with Steve Earle, #73 with Lucinda Williams, #147 with Todd Snifer and #181 with Tommy Lee.</p>\n<a id=\"quest\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Questlove Supreme | best music podcasts</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Questlove_Supreme\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Questlove_Supreme</a></p>\n<p>Created in 2016, Questlove Supreme is a weekly podcast hosted by <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Roots\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">The Roots’</a> drummer Questlove.</p>\n<p>A combination of interviews, humor, pop culture and music, the program normally features musical guests, such as Darius Rucker, John Densmore, Mariah Carey, Solange, Q-Tip, The Revolution and even Weird Al. Magazine <em>Consequence of Sound</em> summed the show up as a “music junkie's dream.”</p>\n<a id=\"punk\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Turned Out A Pun‪k | best punk music podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://audioboom.com/channel/turned-out-a-punk\">https://audioboom.com/channel/turned-out-a-punk</a></p>\n<p>Damian Abraham, the lead singer of a Toronto-based punk band, created this podcast.</p>\n<p>Each week, Abraham sits down and chats with an interesting person from the far-reaching worlds of entertainment to find out how their life was changed by the discovery of punk music. Guests are normally (not always) musicians, including Jason Williamson, Fat Mike Burkett, Steve Diggle, Dean Spunt, Mike Watt and Jay Bentley.</p>\n<a id=\"broken\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span>Broken Record | top music podcasts</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://brokenrecordpodcast.com/\">https://brokenrecordpodcast.com/</a></p>\n<p>The Broken Record podcast is hosted by acclaimed music producer Rick Rubin and features writer Malcolm Gladwell (of <em>Blink</em> and <em>Outliers</em> fame). In this podcast, “the musicians you love talk about their life, inspiration and craft.”</p>\n<p>There have been interesting interviews with many famous musicians on this podcast, including Rivers Cuomo, Ben Folds, Jack White, Wyclef Jean, Flea, Bruce Springsteen and the Beastie Boys.</p>\n<a id=\"soda\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Sodajerker | best podcasts about music</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.sodajerker.com/podcast/\">https://www.sodajerker.com/podcast/</a></p>\n<p>This podcast from the UK features interviews with some of the world’s most successful songwriters, including Jeff Tweedy, Lucinda Williams, Matt Berninger, Billy Ocean and Rufus Wainwright.</p>\n<p>Hosted by UK songwriting duo Simon Barber and Brian O’Connor (Sodajerker).</p>\n<a id=\"diy\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>DIY Musician Podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcast.cdbaby.com/\">https://podcast.cdbaby.com/</a></p>\n<p>DIY Musician features interviews with artists of all styles and backgrounds who have found a unique but authentic pathway to success, as well as in-depth discussions with music publicists, promoters, lawyers, publishers, talent agents and more.</p>\n<p>This podcast is geared toward independent musicians who want to build a sustainable music career without giving up (too much) financial or creative control. Hosted by guitarist Kevin Breuner (<a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smalltown_Poets\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Smalltown Poets</a>) and pop lyricist Chris Robley (The Sort Ofs).</p>\n<a id=\"cad\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Canadian Musician | best Canadian music podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.canadianmusicianpodcast.com/\">https://www.canadianmusicianpodcast.com/</a></p>\n<p>Launched in 1979, <em>Canadian Musician</em> is a magazine profiling musicians (usually Canadian ones), published bi-monthly. Their podcast was launched in 2013 and features many interesting interviews with musicians, including Brendan Canning, Randy Bachman, Dallas Smith and Jason Collett.</p>\n<p>This podcast features in-depth conversations and insider information on timely topics from around the music industry.</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Note</span>: Front Row has contributed to <em>Canadian Musician</em> magazine; see article: <a href=\"https://indepth.canadianmusician.com/insure-your-gear-unfortunate-examples-of-instrument-damageby-grant-patten/\"><em>INSURE YOUR GEAR: Unfortunate Examples of Instrument Damage</em></a></p>\n<a id=\"beatles\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Something About the Beatles | best Beatles podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://somethingaboutthebeatles.com/\">https://somethingaboutthebeatles.com/</a></p>\n<p>Something About the Beatles is an intelligent and entertaining examination of The Beatles' music and career. “Smart, funny and surprising; just like the Fab Four.” The podcast often features interviews with insiders who knew The Beatles well, including photographer <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethan_Russell\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Ethan Russell</a>.</p>\n<p>Robert Rodriquez, an award-winning author who has written extensively about The Beatles (including the book <a href=\"https://geni.us/9DxyLSN\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><em>Revolver: How the Beatles Re-Imagined Rock 'n' Roll</em></a>; <span style=\"font-style: italic;\">Amazon Affiliate Link</span>), hosts the podcast.</p>\n<a id=\"hacks\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span>Music Business Hacks | music business podcast</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/music-business-hacks/id1343284015\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/music-business-hacks/id1343284015</a></p>\n<p>A music business podcast made for artists who are looking for clear information, inspiration and application for their careers. Ideas are broken down into steps that musicians can use to advance their career. The podcast is written and hosted by Simon Tam, founder of rock band <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Slants\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">The Slants</a>.</p>\n<p>Episodes include #356, which focuses on the world of k-pop, #341, which explores helpful fitness routines for musicians and #312, which is about record labels and demos.</p>\n<a id=\"exploder\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Song Exploder | best song analysis podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://songexploder.net/\">https://songexploder.net/</a></p>\n<p>Song Exploder is a music podcast created by musician Hrishikesh Hirway, who hosted it from its 2014 inception until late 2018 and again from December 2019 onwards. This biweekly podcast features musicians talking about the creative process behind an individual song while \"deconstructing\" the song into its component parts.</p>\n<p>The songs highlighted on the program have ranged from pop to hardcore punk to television theme songs, film scores and video game music.</p>\n<a id=\"opinions\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Sound Opinions | best music criticism podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_Opinions\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_Opinions</a></p>\n<p>Sound Opinions is an independent radio talk show and podcast based in Chicago. It focuses on the discussion of music genres, history, artists and albums.</p>\n<p>This podcast is hosted by American music critics Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot and features interviews with musicians and industry figures as well as dissections of classic albums and musical movements. Kot and DeRogatis review recent record releases and under-the-radar albums.</p>\n<a id=\"popcast\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Popcast | best pop music podcast</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.nytimes.com/column/popcast-pop-music-podcast\">https://www.nytimes.com/column/popcast-pop-music-podcast</a></p>\n<p>Popcast is The New York Times's pop music podcast about music news, new songs, albums and artists of note. Jon Caramanica, an American pop music critic for The Times, hosts this podcast. It covers the latest in popular music criticism, trends and news.</p>\n<p>Past episodes have covered an eclectic mix of artists, including Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey, Ennio Morricone, Kenny Rogers, Post Malone, Prince, Kanye West, among others.</p>\n<a id=\"all-songs\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">All Songs Considered | best podcasts about music</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Songs_Considered\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Songs_Considered</a></p>\n<p>All Songs Considered (a project of National Public Radio/NPR) is a weekly podcast launched in January 2000 by American musician and media personality Bob Boilen. This podcast is a source of discovery for new music of all genres.</p>\n<p>The podcast has interviews with both emerging and established musicians, including Ed O’Brien, John Legend, Wayne Coyne and Cat Stevens. “Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise.”</p>\n<a id=\"soundtrack\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>The Soundtrack Show | best film score podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-soundtrack-show/id1351960656\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-soundtrack-show/id1351960656</a></p>\n<p>The Soundtrack Show is a look at film scores and soundtracks for some of the most popular movies, TV Shows, Video Games and Theater pieces of all time.</p>\n<p>Notable episodes have analyzed the film scores of Home Alone, The Karate Kid, The Goonies, Casablanca, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Rocky, Psycho and many others.</p>\n<a id=\"songvssong\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Song Vs. Song | best song analysis podcast</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://songvssong.libsyn.com/\">https://songvssong.libsyn.com/</a></p>\n<p>Hosted by Todd (in the Shadows) Nathanson and SyFy's Dany Roth, Song vs. Song pits two similar songs of an era against each other with controversial outcomes.</p>\n<p>Some past episodes have featured “battles” between The Shins vs. Death Cab for Cutie, Korn vs. Limp Bizkit, Neutral Milk Hotel vs. The Magnetic Fields, Backstreet Boys vs. 'N Sync, Franz Ferdinand vs. Modest Mouse, Cher vs. Tina Turner, and many others.</p>\n<a id=\"middle-class\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Middle Class Musician | best podcasts about music</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://www.middleclassmusician.co/podcast\">https://www.middleclassmusician.co/podcast</a></p>\n<p>Candid conversations with the working force of the music industry. This Nashville-based podcast explores what it really looks like to make a living in one of the fastest changing industries in the world. Hosted by American singer/songwriter Andrew Galucki.</p>\n<p>“The middle class musician is the music professional who is finding a way to make a living in the post-Napster world.”</p>\n<a id=\"sticky\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast | best classical music podcast</span></h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://stickynotespodcast.libsyn.com/\">https://stickynotespodcast.libsyn.com/</a></p>\n<p>Sticky Notes is a classical music podcast for everyone. Whether you are a beginner just looking to get into classical music but don't know where to start, or a seasoned musician interested in the lives and ideas of your fellow artists, this podcast is for you.</p>\n<p>This podcast has interviews with top artists of today, in-depth looks at specific pieces from the repertoire, and deep dives into each era of classical music, plus much more.</p>\n<a id=\"charlie\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Charlie Likes Music | top music podcasts</h2>\n<p>Link: <a href=\"https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/charlie-likes-music/id1493325429\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/charlie-likes-music/id1493325429</a></p>\n<p>Charlie Short, a Chicago-based musician, hosts this podcast. Short plays bass, guitar, sings and has played in and around the Midwestern US for ~20 years. On his podcast, he talks about recorded music through the lens of music that he likes.</p>\n<p>Short covers the history of musicians and groups, as well other interesting facts about music. He tries to bring attention to music that many have not heard before.</p>\n<h2>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Front Row Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians | Guitar Insurance | Piano Insurance</h2>\n<p>If you’re listening to podcasts about music, chances are that you own some musical instruments; perhaps you’re even a musician yourself. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <em>etc.</em> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\">instrument insurance</a> site.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><em>About</em></strong><em>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </em><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><em>musical instrument insurance</em></a><em> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</em></span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><em>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating <strong>custom insurance packages for musicians</strong>. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</em></span></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-music-theory-books\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST BOOKS ABOUT MUSIC THEORY</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/best-music-documentaries-rockumentaries\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST MUSIC DOCS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/20-best-podcasts-about-filmmaking\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 20 BEST PODCASTS ABOUT FILMMAKING / TOP FILMMAKER PODCASTS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/best-photography-podcasts\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 20 BEST PHOTOGRAPHY PODCASTS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-20-best-music-podcasts/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google web story: Top 20 music podcasts</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-size: 12px;\"><strong><em>Disclaimer</em></strong><em>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. 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Policies are available online in 5 minutes, 24/7, currently starting at $73 CAD <em>(subject to change)</em>. Covers theft, fire and breakage, including while on an aircraft.</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Note</span>: currently, Quebec residents must purchase offline. Canadian residents can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes: <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com\">https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com</a></p>\n<p><a href=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/press%20releases/socan-donation-front-row-jan2021-FINAL.pdf\" rel=\"noopener\" target=\"_blank\"><em>Download PDF here</em></a></p>\n<p style=\"text-align: center;\"><em>–30–</em></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">About</span>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that works on behalf of the Canadian arts, entertainment and music communities to provide insurance for the lowest cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row ensures that clients receive the money they are owed per the insurance policy, as quickly as possible. Front Row has offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Los Angeles. Visit their website at <a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com\">https://www.frontrowinsurance.com</a>.</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">About</span>: Founded in 1992, SOCAN Foundation is dedicated to fostering musical creativity and promoting a better understanding of the role of music creators in today’s society. SOCAN Foundation is an independent organization guided by its own board of directors. The board, which consists of composers, songwriters and music publishers, reflects concert music and popular music genres as well as the geographic and linguistic regions of Canada. It is closely aligned to the interests of the members of SOCAN – the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada. 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Policies are available online in 5 minutes, 24/7, currently starting at $73 CAD <em>(subject to change)</em>. Covers theft, fire and breakage, including while on an aircraft.</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Note</span>: currently, Quebec residents must purchase offline. Canadian residents can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes: <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com\">https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com</a></p>\n<p><a href=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/press%20releases/socan-donation-front-row-jan2021-FINAL.pdf\" rel=\"noopener\" target=\"_blank\"><em>Download PDF here</em></a></p>\n<p style=\"text-align: center;\"><em>–30–</em></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">About</span>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that works on behalf of the Canadian arts, entertainment and music communities to provide insurance for the lowest cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row ensures that clients receive the money they are owed per the insurance policy, as quickly as possible. Front Row has offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Los Angeles. Visit their website at <a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com\">https://www.frontrowinsurance.com</a>.</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">About</span>: Founded in 1992, SOCAN Foundation is dedicated to fostering musical creativity and promoting a better understanding of the role of music creators in today’s society. SOCAN Foundation is an independent organization guided by its own board of directors. The board, which consists of composers, songwriters and music publishers, reflects concert music and popular music genres as well as the geographic and linguistic regions of Canada. It is closely aligned to the interests of the members of SOCAN – the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada. 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Policies are available online in 5 minutes, 24/7, currently starting at $73 CAD <em>(subject to change)</em>. Covers theft, fire and breakage, including while on an aircraft.</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Note</span>: currently, Quebec residents must purchase offline. Canadian residents can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes: <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com\">https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com</a></p>\n<p><a href=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/press%20releases/socan-donation-front-row-jan2021-FINAL.pdf\" rel=\"noopener\" target=\"_blank\"><em>Download PDF here</em></a></p>\n<p style=\"text-align: center;\"><em>–30–</em></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">About</span>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that works on behalf of the Canadian arts, entertainment and music communities to provide insurance for the lowest cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row ensures that clients receive the money they are owed per the insurance policy, as quickly as possible. Front Row has offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Los Angeles. Visit their website at <a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com\">https://www.frontrowinsurance.com</a>.</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">About</span>: Founded in 1992, SOCAN Foundation is dedicated to fostering musical creativity and promoting a better understanding of the role of music creators in today’s society. SOCAN Foundation is an independent organization guided by its own board of directors. The board, which consists of composers, songwriters and music publishers, reflects concert music and popular music genres as well as the geographic and linguistic regions of Canada. It is closely aligned to the interests of the members of SOCAN – the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada. 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Should a claim occur, Front Row ensures that clients receive the money they are owed per the insurance policy, as quickly as possible. Front Row has offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Los Angeles. Visit their website at <a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com\">https://www.frontrowinsurance.com</a>.</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">About</span>: Founded in 1992, SOCAN Foundation is dedicated to fostering musical creativity and promoting a better understanding of the role of music creators in today’s society. SOCAN Foundation is an independent organization guided by its own board of directors. The board, which consists of composers, songwriters and music publishers, reflects concert music and popular music genres as well as the geographic and linguistic regions of Canada. It is closely aligned to the interests of the members of SOCAN – the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada. 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instrument insurance website</a>,” states <a href=\"/staff/david-hamilton\" rel=\"noopener\">David Hamilton</a>, President+CEO of Front Row Insurance. “However, we’re <span style=\"font-style: italic;\">even more</span> pleased to be able to make this donation to SOCAN Foundation now given this is a challenging time for the music industry.”</p>\n<p>“This generous gift from Front Row Insurance empowers SOCAN Foundation to foster Canadian music and its creation,” says Charlie Wall-Andrews, Executive Director of SOCAN Foundation.</p>\n<p>Front Row’s online insurance for musical instruments is a good option for insuring instruments of all types, including studio equipment. Policies are available online in 5 minutes, 24/7, currently starting at $73 CAD <em>(subject to change)</em>. Covers theft, fire and breakage, including while on an aircraft.</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Note</span>: currently, Quebec residents must purchase offline. Canadian residents can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes: <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com\">https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com</a></p>\n<p><a href=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/press%20releases/socan-donation-front-row-jan2021-FINAL.pdf\" rel=\"noopener\" target=\"_blank\"><em>Download PDF here</em></a></p>\n<p style=\"text-align: center;\"><em>–30–</em></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">About</span>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that works on behalf of the Canadian arts, entertainment and music communities to provide insurance for the lowest cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row ensures that clients receive the money they are owed per the insurance policy, as quickly as possible. Front Row has offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Los Angeles. Visit their website at <a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com\">https://www.frontrowinsurance.com</a>.</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">About</span>: Founded in 1992, SOCAN Foundation is dedicated to fostering musical creativity and promoting a better understanding of the role of music creators in today’s society. SOCAN Foundation is an independent organization guided by its own board of directors. The board, which consists of composers, songwriters and music publishers, reflects concert music and popular music genres as well as the geographic and linguistic regions of Canada. It is closely aligned to the interests of the members of SOCAN – the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada. Visit their website at <a href=\"https://www.socanfoundation.ca\">https://www.socanfoundation.ca</a>.</p>\n<p><strong>For more information, contact</strong>: <br>David W. Hamilton, President + CEO<br>602-1788 W Broadway<br>Vancouver, B.C., V6J 1Y1<br>P 604 684 3456<br><a href=\"mailto:david@frontrowinsurance.com\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">david@frontrowinsurance.com</a></p>","publish_immediately":true,"use_featured_image":false,"published_by_id":7915797,"published_at":1649794043226,"rss_body":"<p><em><strong>Vancouver, Canada – January 26, 2021</strong> –</em> Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. has donated $4,000 CAD to the SOCAN Foundation to support the grants, awards and programs offered by the foundation to musicians.</p>\n<!--more-->\n<p>“Of course, we were pleased to see so many SOCAN member musicians protect their valuable instruments online using our <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com\" rel=\"noopener\">musical instrument insurance website</a>,” states <a href=\"/staff/david-hamilton\" rel=\"noopener\">David Hamilton</a>, President+CEO of Front Row Insurance. “However, we’re <span style=\"font-style: italic;\">even more</span> pleased to be able to make this donation to SOCAN Foundation now given this is a challenging time for the music industry.”</p>\n<p>“This generous gift from Front Row Insurance empowers SOCAN Foundation to foster Canadian music and its creation,” says Charlie Wall-Andrews, Executive Director of SOCAN Foundation.</p>\n<p>Front Row’s online insurance for musical instruments is a good option for insuring instruments of all types, including studio equipment. Policies are available online in 5 minutes, 24/7, currently starting at $73 CAD <em>(subject to change)</em>. Covers theft, fire and breakage, including while on an aircraft.</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Note</span>: currently, Quebec residents must purchase offline. Canadian residents can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes: <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com\">https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com</a></p>\n<p><a href=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/press%20releases/socan-donation-front-row-jan2021-FINAL.pdf\" rel=\"noopener\" target=\"_blank\"><em>Download PDF here</em></a></p>\n<p style=\"text-align: center;\"><em>–30–</em></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">About</span>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that works on behalf of the Canadian arts, entertainment and music communities to provide insurance for the lowest cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row ensures that clients receive the money they are owed per the insurance policy, as quickly as possible. Front Row has offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Los Angeles. Visit their website at <a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com\">https://www.frontrowinsurance.com</a>.</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">About</span>: Founded in 1992, SOCAN Foundation is dedicated to fostering musical creativity and promoting a better understanding of the role of music creators in today’s society. SOCAN Foundation is an independent organization guided by its own board of directors. The board, which consists of composers, songwriters and music publishers, reflects concert music and popular music genres as well as the geographic and linguistic regions of Canada. It is closely aligned to the interests of the members of SOCAN – the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada. Visit their website at <a href=\"https://www.socanfoundation.ca\">https://www.socanfoundation.ca</a>.</p>\n<p><strong>For more information, contact</strong>: <br>David W. Hamilton, President + CEO<br>602-1788 W Broadway<br>Vancouver, B.C., V6J 1Y1<br>P 604 684 3456<br><a href=\"mailto:david@frontrowinsurance.com\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">david@frontrowinsurance.com</a></p>","rss_summary":"<p><em><strong>Vancouver, Canada – January 26, 2021</strong> –</em> Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. has donated $4,000 CAD to the SOCAN Foundation to support the grants, awards and programs offered by the foundation to musicians.</p>\n","blog_publish_to_social_media_task":"DONE_NOT_SENT","scheduled_update_date":0,"blog_post_schedule_task_uid":null}},{"portalId":61352,"siteId":null,"id":35851348944,"slug":"instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-laptops-for-music-production","contentTypeId":null,"contentGroupId":952266161,"campaign":"816ef4f9-d3e3-4b22-a990-d1664954a69f","categoryId":3,"state":"PUBLISHED","publishDate":1602695166000,"created":1602188384869,"updated":1652709480987,"templatePath":"","name":"The 10 Best Laptops for Music Production in 2022","mabExperimentId":null,"archived":false,"authorName":null,"deletedAt":0,"freezeDate":1602695166000,"processingStatus":"PUBLISHED","previewKey":"jyfEVzWS","abTestId":null,"createdById":7915797,"updatedById":7915797,"domain":"","resolvedDomain":"www.frontrowinsurance.com","legacyId":null,"performableGuid":null,"isDraft":false,"subcategory":"normal_blog_post","abStatus":null,"blueprintTypeId":0,"folderId":null,"analyticsPageId":"35851348944","flexAreas":{},"widgetContainers":{},"widgets":{"name":{"body":{"title":"The 10 Best Laptops for Music Production in 2022"},"id":"name","name":"name","type":"text","label":"Title"},"module_15965216980304":{"body":{"wrap_field_tag":"div","path":"/Coded files/Custom/blog/FrontRow2014/Basic Rich Text Box for Blog","definition_id":null,"module_id":33156769794,"smart_type":"NOT_SMART","field_types":{"add_content":"richtext","enable_rich_text_module":"boolean"},"type":"module","tag":"module","smart_objects":null},"css":{},"child_css":{},"id":"module_15965216980304","name":"module_15965216980304","type":"module","order":7,"label":"Basic Rich Text Box for Blog","smart_type":null,"styles":{},"module_id":33156769794},"module_15960847531069":{"body":{"wrap_field_tag":"div","path":"/Coded files/Custom/blog/FrontRow2014/Blog Subscribe New Module 2020","definition_id":null,"module_id":33051772119,"smart_type":"NOT_SMART","field_types":{"add_form":"form","add_form_title":"text","enable_form":"boolean"},"type":"module","tag":"module","smart_objects":null},"css":{},"child_css":{},"id":"module_15960847531069","name":"module_15960847531069","type":"module","order":5,"label":"Blog Subscribe New Module 2020","smart_type":null,"styles":{},"module_id":33051772119},"module_156398965931111":{"body":{"path":"/Marketplace/HubSpot/Team_Member/Team Member","widget_name":"Team Member","definition_id":null,"wrapping_html":"","module_id":8696351,"per_widget_wrapper_html":"","smart_type":"NOT_SMART","type":"module","tag":"module","smart_objects":null},"css":{},"child_css":{},"id":"module_156398965931111","name":"module_156398965931111","type":"module","order":9,"label":"Team Member","smart_type":null,"styles":{},"module_id":8696351,"deleted_at":1652709480061},"post_body":{"body":{"html":"<h1>The 10 Best Laptops for Music Production in 2020 / Best Music Production Computers</h1>\n<p>Let’s review the ten <strong>best laptops for music production</strong> available on the market now.</p>\n<!--more-->\n<p><i>(in no particular order)</i></p>\n<p>We’ll discuss:</p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#vivobook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Asus VivoBook</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#zenbook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Asus ZenBook</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#macbook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Apple MacBook Pro </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#surface\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Microsoft Surface Book</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#notebook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Samsung Notebook</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#inspiron\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#huawei\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Huawei MateBook</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#razer\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Razer Blade Gaming Edition</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#lenovo\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Lenovo ThinkPad</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#acer\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Acer Swift</span></a></li>\n</ol>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"vivobook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>1.<span> </span>Asus VivoBook | best budget music production laptop</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/asus-vivobook-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"VivoBook 15\" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"></i></p>\n<p>Asus is an underrated and affordable brand for music production laptops and their <a href=\"https://geni.us/xz2b\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>VivoBook 15</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a solid laptop for music production that can be had at a reasonable price.</p>\n<p>Designed especially for those who value portability (just ~3 lbs and 0.78” thin), the VivoBook is a powerful laptop that you can use to carry out high-end music recording and production.</p>\n<p>A 7th Gen i5 Intel Core processor powerfully drives the laptop and it contains 8GB RAM (upgradable to 16GB). Comprehensive connections, including USB 3.2 Type-C, USB 3.2 Type-A, USB 2.0, and HDMI.</p>\n<a id=\"zenbook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>2.<span> </span>Asus ZenBook | affordable music production laptop</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/asus-zenbook-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"ZenBook Asus\" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"></i></p>\n<p>Another solid, affordable laptop in the Asus line is their <a href=\"https://geni.us/bEvI4y\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>ZenBook</span></a>. [Amazon Affiliate Link] This computer is ultra slim and durable, making it easily portable.</p>\n<p>The laptop has an ErgoLift design for improved typing position (although some reviewers on Amazon have complained about the keyboard), an optimized cooling system and enhanced audio performance.</p>\n<p>The ZenBook’s 8th Gen Intel Core i7 Quad Core Processor with 16GB RAM makes it a slightly more powerful machine than the aforementioned VivoBook.</p>\n<a id=\"macbook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>3.<span> </span>Apple MacBook Pro (various sizes) | best computers for music production</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20laptop%20photo%20editing/apple-macbook-pro-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"MacBook Pro Apple\" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"></i></p>\n<p>The music industry, largely, seems to use Macs for music production at this point.</p>\n<p>The famous MacBook Pro has excellent performance (especially if you opt for up to 32GB of memory) and it can handle high-level processing for programs like Cubase, Ableton Live and Adobe Audition.</p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/GWsJAAE\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>15-inch larger screen</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is more expensive than the <a href=\"https://geni.us/MONw\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>smaller 13-inch</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link], of course, but both are excellent machines.</p>\n<p><strong>Tip</strong>: Admittedly, MacBooks aren’t cheap. If you’d rather not pay for a brand new MacBook, be sure to also check out resale sites like eBay, Kijiji, <i>etc.</i> and consider the older models.</p>\n<a id=\"surface\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>4.<span> </span>Microsoft Surface Book | best computer for music production</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20laptop%20photo%20editing/microsoft-surface-book-2-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Microsoft’s Surface Book \" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"></i></p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/WA785\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Microsoft’s Surface Book 3</a></span> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a powerful little machine that is able to convert into a laptop or a tablet. However, if you wish to use a stylus with the touchscreen, a Surface Pen has to be purchased separately.</p>\n<p>The 3240 x 2160 display is vibrant and impressive, and the 1TB solid state hard drive will be able to store a generous amount of music files.</p>\n<p>The Surface Book has enhanced dual far-field Studio Mics and Dolby Audio sound. The touchscreen ability makes it convenient for music producers, as it provides the option of quickly editing a track on screen with their fingers and provides quick access to a keyboard and trackpad.</p>\n<a id=\"notebook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>5.<span> </span>Samsung Notebook | best music production laptop</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/samsung-notebook.jpg\" alt=\"the Samsung Notebook\" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"></i></p>\n<p>With 16GB DDR4 memory and a 256GB SSD, the <a href=\"https://geni.us/rb52\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Samsung Notebook</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a powerful laptop that should be able to handle most music production requirements.</p>\n<p>The Notebook also has touchscreen functionality, can be flipped into a tablet and comes along with a built-in “S Pen” stylus. The Intel Core i7 processor is quite fast and should be able to handle most multitasking situations that come up while making music.</p>\n<p>In terms of ports, the Notebook just has two USB 3 ports, one USB Type-C and one HDMI, so you may need additional peripherals and/or adaptors to attach more.</p>\n<a id=\"inspiron\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>6.<span> </span>Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/inspiron-gaming-comp.jpg\" alt=\"The Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition\" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"></i></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/Q3VM\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] comes with the 7th-generation Intel Quad-Core processor and 8GB DDR4 Memory (can be upgraded to 16GB), so it should be powerful enough for most music production needs.</p>\n<p>This laptop has impressive sound: front-firing speakers, a subwoofer and Waves MaxxAudio Pro. Spacious stereo imaging and the laptop actually gets loud. There is even a little bit of genuine bass.</p>\n<p>Three USB 3.0 ports. The keyboard has a nice feel, and the backlighting is just right. Supports a 4K second monitor, if desired.</p>\n<a id=\"huawei\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>7.<span> </span>Huawei MateBook</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/huawei-matebook.jpg\" alt=\"the MateBook Huawei\" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"></i></p>\n<p>You will get solid performance out of the <a href=\"https://geni.us/pMH8\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>MateBook</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link]: Radeon Vega 8 Graphics, Wi-Fi 2x2 MIMO, and a new Gen Intel Processor all boost the performance of this machine.</p>\n<p>It is a light and thin laptop with long battery life (10 hours). The 8GB DDR4 RAM (no RAM upgrades possible) allows for light to moderate music producing.</p>\n<p>The laptop’s precision touchscreen (1920 x 1080 display, 14 inches) makes it easy to navigate any of your programs or apps and its weight of just 1.38 kg makes it easy to take on the road.</p>\n<a id=\"razer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>8.<span> </span>Razer Blade Gaming Edition</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/razer-gaming-laptop-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"The Razer Blade Gaming Edition\" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"></i></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/clEQg\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Razer Blade 15 Gaming Edition</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] includes 16GB RAM and is upgradeable (advanced model) to a 1TB solid state drive, making it capable of handling the most complex music production tasks.</p>\n<p>The 0.7\" thin aluminum unibody makes this computer lightweight and highly portable. The computer also has a “vapor chamber cooling” system for maximum performance and comfort.</p>\n<p>The 4K (3840 x 2160) OLED touch display will be pleasing to most music producers.</p>\n<a id=\"lenovo\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>9.<span> </span>Lenovo ThinkPad | best laptop for music production and recording</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/lenovo-thinkpad.jpg\" alt=\"the Lenovo ThinkPad\" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"></i></p>\n<p>For those who prefer to stick to the Windows operating system, the <a href=\"https://geni.us/a7KW\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Lenovo ThinkPad P52</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is likely the best Windows laptop for music production.</p>\n<p>With the 8th Generation R Intel Core i7 processor and 32GB RAM, you’ll be able to handle complex music production tasks on this machine quite easily.</p>\n<p>The computer’s default 512GB solid state drive is upgradeable to an enormous 2TB storage size. The computer also has a nice variety of ports: 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, and 1 x HDMI.</p>\n<a id=\"acer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>10.<span> </span>Acer Swift | cheap laptop for music production</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/acer-swift-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"The Acer Swift laptop\" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/MAaL\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Acer Swift 3</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is an inexpensive laptop that can be used for music production. It has a 10th Generation Intel Core i5 Processor with 8GB of RAM (not upgradeable), so it should be powerful enough to handle light to moderate music production tasks.</p>\n<p>The solid state drive is a generous size at 256GB. The 14-inch display is 1920 x 1080 pixels with LED backlighting. The computer has a decent variety of ports: 1 x USB 3.1 Type C, 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1 x USB 2.0 and 1 x HDMI.</p>\n<p>The battery life is very respectable at 11 hours. At just 2.62 lbs and 0.63\" thin, this laptop is very lightweight and portable. Embedded fingerprint reader for fast verification.</p>\n<h2>Music Production Accessories for your Laptop | Best Music Production Software | Best Music Making Software | Music Editing Software</h2>\n<p>If you’re getting a laptop for music production, don’t forget about these accessories:</p>\n<p>A <strong>laptop sleeve</strong> will help protect your laptop against dust, debris and scratches. You could get the “official” one that is usually an accessory to the laptop purchase, or you could get a generic one that fits various laptops of a certain size, such as the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2SM4ZXj\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>RAINYEAR 13 Inch Laptop Sleeve</span></a>. [Amazon Link]</p>\n<p>An <strong>external hard drive</strong> and/or subscription to a <strong>cloud storage service</strong> such as Dropbox would be advisable because even if you have a large hard drive on the laptop, you will likely be surprised at how quickly that drive can fill up. A well-reviewed external HD to consider is the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/35JgAvt\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>KwiltGo Personal Cloud Storage Device</span></a>. [Amazon Link]</p>\n<p>You’ll of course need <strong>music production software</strong> to produce music on the laptop! Here are some commonly recommended programs:</p>\n<ul>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.ableton.com/en/live/\">Ableton Live</a></span>: digital audio workstation for macOS and Windows</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Audition\">Adobe Audition</a></span>: digital audio workstation from Adobe</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.bandlab.com/products/cakewalk\">Cakewalk by BandLab</a></span>: complete music production package</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://new.steinberg.net/cubase/\">Cubase</a></span>: digital audio workstation for music and MIDI recording</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.apple.com/ca/logic-pro/\">Logic Pro</a></span>: digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer for macOS</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.reaper.fm/\">Reaper</a></span>: digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer for macOS, Windows &amp; Linux</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.reasonstudios.com/\">Reason</a></span>: more for electronic music production</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.avid.com/sibelius\">Sibelius</a></span> (music notation software): mainly for setting actual sheet music and probably best if you want to make printed parts for a band/orchestra</li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>Note</strong>: ~8GB of RAM can be a bit tight if you're running multiple music production software programs, plus other software like a web browser, so if you’ll be using a lot of software simultaneously, always opt for more RAM.</p>\n<h2>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians</h2>\n<p>If you’re looking at music production laptops, chances are you own some musical instruments; perhaps you’re even a musician yourself. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a></span> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <i>etc.</i> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span>instrument insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<p><strong>Note: </strong>Front Row’s musical instrument insurance policy comes along with $5,000 CAD <i>(subject to change) </i>in Computer Hardware/Software Coverage.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><strong><i>About</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </i><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><i>musical instrument insurance</i></a><i> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</i></span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><i>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating custom insurance packages for musicians. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios. Front Row has offices in Toronto, Halifax, Montreal and Vancouver and a staff of 50+ with a combined ~510 years of insurance experience. Front Row also has a Nashville office with </i><a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/tom-corley\"><i>Tom Corley</i></a><i>, music industry insurance expert.</i></span></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><span><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, Front Row Insurance earns from qualifying purchases. There is no additional cost to you.&nbsp;</i></span></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<p><a href=\"/articles/10-best-laptops-for-photo-editing\" rel=\"noopener\">10 BEST LAPTOPS FOR PHOTO EDITING / BEST PHOTOGRAPHY COMPUTERS</a></p>\n<p><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/best-music-documentaries-rockumentaries\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 10 BEST MUSIC DOCUMENTARIES / THE BEST ROCKUMENTARIES</a></p>\n<p><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-music-theory-books\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 10 BEST MUSIC THEORY BOOKS | TOP 10 MUSIC THEORY BOOKS</a></p>\n<h3>Citations:</h3>\n<p style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><a href=\"https://www.binarytides.com/best-laptops-for-music-production-under-500/\">https://www.binarytides.com/best-laptops-for-music-production-under-500/</a><br><span><a href=\"https://www.pclaunches.com/best-laptop-for-music-production/\">https://www.pclaunches.com/best-laptop-for-music-production/</a><br></span><span><a href=\"https://consordini.com/best-laptops-for-music-production/\">https://consordini.com/best-laptops-for-music-production/</a><br></span><span><a href=\"https://www.musicgateway.com/blog/how-to/best-laptop-for-music-production\">https://www.musicgateway.com/blog/how-to/best-laptop-for-music-production</a> </span></p>"},"id":"post_body","name":"post_body","type":"rich_text","label":"Blog Content","deleted_at":1603912233369}},"sections":{},"views":null,"ctaViews":null,"ctaClicks":null,"tmsId":null,"widgetcontainers":{},"screenshotPreviewUrl":"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubshot/22/05/16/160bfd8a-1c98-454a-b91b-e50c03a42dda.png","screenshotPreviewTakenAt":1652709486267,"language":"en-us","resolvedLanguage":"en-us","translatedFromId":null,"translations":{},"dynamicPageHubDbTableId":null,"dynamicPageDataSourceType":null,"dynamicPageDataSourceId":null,"businessUnitId":0,"portableKey":null,"errors":null,"position":null,"featuredImageLength":0,"upsizeFeaturedImage":false,"publishedByName":null,"publishedByEmail":null,"userPerms":[],"teamPerms":[],"visibleToAll":null,"contentAccessRuleTypes":[],"contentAccessRuleIds":[],"hasContentAccessRules":false,"absoluteUrl":"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-laptops-for-music-production","liveDomain":"www.frontrowinsurance.com","blogAuthorId":9474946913,"analytics":null,"tagList":[{"id":949436814,"portalId":61352,"name":"Musical instrument insurance","slug":"musical-instrument-insurance","description":"","created":1401900445000,"updated":1649857146996,"deletedAt":0,"categoryId":0,"contentIds":[],"language":"en","translatedFromId":null,"translations":{},"cosObjectType":"TAG","label":"Musical instrument insurance","cdnPurgeEmbargoTime":null},{"id":30486043401,"portalId":61352,"name":"Best of","slug":"best-of","description":"","created":1591812219849,"updated":1649863391496,"deletedAt":0,"categoryId":3,"contentIds":[],"language":"en","translatedFromId":null,"translations":{},"cosObjectType":"TAG","label":"Best of","cdnPurgeEmbargoTime":null}],"blogAuthor":{"portalId":61352,"id":9474946913,"created":1557244191140,"updated":1557244191140,"deletedAt":0,"fullName":"Grant Patten","email":"grant@frontrowinsurance.com","userId":null,"username":null,"slug":"grant-patten","language":null,"translatedFromId":null,"name":"Grant Patten","translations":{},"displayName":"Grant Patten","cosObjectType":"BLOG_AUTHOR","bio":"Grant Patten - 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Comprehensive connections, including USB 3.2 Type-C, USB 3.2 Type-A, USB 2.0, and HDMI.</p>\n<a id=\"zenbook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>2.<span> </span>Asus ZenBook | affordable music production laptop</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/asus-zenbook-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"ZenBook Asus\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>Another solid, affordable laptop in the Asus line is their <a href=\"https://geni.us/bEvI4y\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>ZenBook</span></a>. [Amazon Affiliate Link] This computer is ultra slim and durable, making it easily portable.</p>\n<p>The laptop has an ErgoLift design for improved typing position (although some reviewers on Amazon have complained about the keyboard), an optimized cooling system and enhanced audio performance.</p>\n<p>The ZenBook’s 8th Gen Intel Core i7 Quad Core Processor with 16GB RAM makes it a slightly more powerful machine than the aforementioned VivoBook.</p>\n<a id=\"macbook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>3.<span> </span>Apple MacBook Pro (various sizes) | best computers for music production</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20laptop%20photo%20editing/apple-macbook-pro-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"MacBook Pro Apple\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>The music industry, largely, seems to use Macs for music production at this point.</p>\n<p>The famous MacBook Pro has excellent performance (especially if you opt for up to 32GB of memory) and it can handle high-level processing for programs like Cubase, Ableton Live and Adobe Audition.</p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://www.apple.com/ca/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>16-inch larger screen</span></a> is more expensive than the <a href=\"https://geni.us/MONw\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>smaller 13-inch</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link], of course, but both are excellent machines.</p>\n<p><strong>Tip</strong>: Admittedly, MacBooks aren’t cheap. If you’d rather not pay for a brand new MacBook, be sure to also check out resale sites like eBay, Kijiji, <i>etc.</i> and consider the older models.</p>\n<a id=\"surface\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>4.<span> </span>Microsoft Surface Book | best computer for music production</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20laptop%20photo%20editing/microsoft-surface-book-2-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Microsoft’s Surface Book \" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/WA785\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Microsoft’s Surface Book 3</a></span> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a powerful little machine that is able to convert into a laptop or a tablet. However, if you wish to use a stylus with the touchscreen, a Surface Pen has to be purchased separately.</p>\n<p>The 3240 x 2160 display is vibrant and impressive, and the 1TB solid state hard drive will be able to store a generous amount of music files.</p>\n<p>The Surface Book has enhanced dual far-field Studio Mics and Dolby Audio sound. The touchscreen ability makes it convenient for music producers, as it provides the option of quickly editing a track on screen with their fingers and provides quick access to a keyboard and trackpad.</p>\n<a id=\"notebook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>5.<span> </span>Samsung Notebook | best music production laptop</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/samsung-notebook.jpg\" alt=\"the Samsung Notebook\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>With 16GB DDR4 memory and a 256GB SSD, the <a href=\"https://geni.us/rb52\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Samsung Notebook</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a powerful laptop that should be able to handle most music production requirements.</p>\n<p>The Notebook also has touchscreen functionality, can be flipped into a tablet and comes along with a built-in “S Pen” stylus. The Intel Core i7 processor is quite fast and should be able to handle most multitasking situations that come up while making music.</p>\n<p>In terms of ports, the Notebook just has two USB 3 ports, one USB Type-C and one HDMI, so you may need additional peripherals and/or adaptors to attach more.</p>\n<a id=\"inspiron\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>6.<span> </span>Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/inspiron-gaming-comp.jpg\" alt=\"The Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/4V5a1\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] comes with the 7th-generation Intel Quad-Core processor and 8GB DDR4 Memory (can be upgraded to 16GB), so it should be powerful enough for most music production needs.</p>\n<p>This laptop has impressive sound: front-firing speakers, a subwoofer and Waves MaxxAudio Pro. Spacious stereo imaging and the laptop actually gets loud. There is even a little bit of genuine bass.</p>\n<p>Three USB 3.0 ports. The keyboard has a nice feel, and the backlighting is just right. Supports a 4K second monitor, if desired.</p>\n<a id=\"huawei\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>7.<span> </span>Huawei MateBook</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/huawei-matebook.jpg\" alt=\"the MateBook Huawei\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>You will get solid performance out of the <a href=\"https://geni.us/icvNDy1\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>MateBook</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link]: Radeon Vega 8 Graphics, Wi-Fi 2x2 MIMO, and a new Gen Intel Processor all boost the performance of this machine.</p>\n<p>It is a light and thin laptop with long battery life (10 hours). The 8GB DDR4 RAM (no RAM upgrades possible) allows for light to moderate music producing.</p>\n<p>The laptop’s precision touchscreen (1920 x 1080 display, 14 inches) makes it easy to navigate any of your programs or apps and its weight of just 1.38 kg makes it easy to take on the road.</p>\n<a id=\"razer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>8.<span> </span>Razer Blade Gaming Edition</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/razer-gaming-laptop-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"The Razer Blade Gaming Edition\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/clEQg\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Razer Blade 15 Gaming Edition</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] includes 16GB RAM and is upgradeable (advanced model) to a 1TB solid state drive, making it capable of handling the most complex music production tasks.</p>\n<p>The 0.7\" thin aluminum unibody makes this computer lightweight and highly portable. The computer also has a “vapor chamber cooling” system for maximum performance and comfort.</p>\n<p>The 4K (3840 x 2160) OLED touch display will be pleasing to most music producers.</p>\n<a id=\"lenovo\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>9.<span> </span>Lenovo ThinkPad | best laptop for music production and recording</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/lenovo-thinkpad.jpg\" alt=\"the Lenovo ThinkPad\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>For those who prefer to stick to the Windows operating system, the <a href=\"https://geni.us/ANx3\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Lenovo ThinkPad </span></a>[Amazon Affiliate Link] is likely the best Windows laptop for music production.</p>\n<p>With the 8th Generation R Intel Core i7 processor and 32GB RAM, you’ll be able to handle complex music production tasks on this machine quite easily.</p>\n<p>The computer’s default 512GB solid state drive is upgradeable to an enormous 2TB storage size. The computer also has a nice variety of ports: 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, and 1 x HDMI.</p>\n<a id=\"acer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>10.<span> </span>Acer Swift | cheap laptop for music production</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/acer-swift-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"The Acer Swift laptop\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/MAaL\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Acer Swift 3</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is an inexpensive laptop that can be used for music production. It has a 10th Generation Intel Core i5 Processor with 8GB of RAM (not upgradeable), so it should be powerful enough to handle light to moderate music production tasks.</p>\n<p>The solid state drive is a generous size at 256GB. The 14-inch display is 1920 x 1080 pixels with LED backlighting. The computer has a decent variety of ports: 1 x USB 3.1 Type C, 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1 x USB 2.0 and 1 x HDMI.</p>\n<p>The battery life is very respectable at 11 hours. At just 2.62 lbs and 0.63\" thin, this laptop is very lightweight and portable. Embedded fingerprint reader for fast verification.</p>\n<h2>Music Production Accessories for your Laptop | Best Music Production Software | Best Music Making Software | Music Editing Software</h2>\n<p>If you’re getting a laptop for music production, don’t forget about these accessories:</p>\n<p>A <strong>laptop sleeve</strong> will help protect your laptop against dust, debris and scratches. You could get the “official” one that is usually an accessory to the laptop purchase, or you could get a generic one that fits various laptops of a certain size, such as the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2SM4ZXj\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>RAINYEAR 13 Inch Laptop Sleeve</span></a>. [Amazon Link]</p>\n<p>An <strong>external hard drive</strong> and/or subscription to a <strong>cloud storage service</strong> such as Dropbox would be advisable because even if you have a large hard drive on the laptop, you will likely be surprised at how quickly that drive can fill up. A well-reviewed external HD to consider is the <a href=\"https://geni.us/bnvMst\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Seagate portable external HD</span></a>. [Amazon Link]</p>\n<p>You’ll of course need <strong>music production software</strong> to produce music on the laptop! Here are some commonly recommended programs:</p>\n<ul>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.ableton.com/en/live/\">Ableton Live</a></span>: digital audio workstation for macOS and Windows</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Audition\">Adobe Audition</a></span>: digital audio workstation from Adobe</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.bandlab.com/products/cakewalk\">Cakewalk by BandLab</a></span>: complete music production package</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://new.steinberg.net/cubase/\">Cubase</a></span>: digital audio workstation for music and MIDI recording</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.apple.com/ca/logic-pro/\">Logic Pro</a></span>: digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer for macOS</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.reaper.fm/\">Reaper</a></span>: digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer for macOS, Windows &amp; Linux</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.reasonstudios.com/\">Reason</a></span>: more for electronic music production</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.avid.com/sibelius\">Sibelius</a></span> (music notation software): mainly for setting actual sheet music and probably best if you want to make printed parts for a band/orchestra</li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>Note</strong>: ~8GB of RAM can be a bit tight if you're running multiple music production software programs, plus other software like a web browser, so if you’ll be using a lot of software simultaneously, always opt for more RAM.</p>\n<h2>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians</h2>\n<p>If you’re looking at music production laptops, chances are you own some musical instruments; perhaps you’re even a musician yourself. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a></span> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <i>etc.</i> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span>instrument insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<p><strong>Note: </strong>Front Row’s musical instrument insurance policy comes along with $5,000 CAD <i>(subject to change) </i>in Computer Hardware/Software Coverage.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><strong><i>About</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </i><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><i>musical instrument insurance</i></a><i> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</i></span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><i>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating custom insurance packages for musicians. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</i></span></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><span><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, Front Row Insurance earns from qualifying purchases. There is no additional cost to you.&nbsp;</i></span></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-laptops-for-photo-editing\" rel=\"noopener\">10 BEST LAPTOPS FOR PHOTO EDITING / BEST PHOTOGRAPHY COMPUTERS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/best-music-documentaries-rockumentaries\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 10 BEST MUSIC DOCUMENTARIES / THE BEST ROCKUMENTARIES</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-music-theory-books\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 10 BEST MUSIC THEORY BOOKS | TOP 10 MUSIC THEORY BOOKS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/top-10-free-music-platforms-for-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\">THE TOP 10 FREE MUSIC PLATFORMS FOR FILMMAKERS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-10-best-laptops-for-music-production/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google web story: Top music production laptops</a></li>\n</ul>\n<h3>Citations:</h3>\n<p style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><a href=\"https://www.binarytides.com/best-laptops-for-music-production-under-500/\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.binarytides.com/best-laptops-for-music-production-under-500/</a><br><span><a href=\"https://www.pclaunches.com/best-laptop-for-music-production/\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.pclaunches.com/best-laptop-for-music-production/</a><br></span><span><a href=\"https://consordini.com/best-laptops-for-music-production/\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://consordini.com/best-laptops-for-music-production/</a><br></span><span><a href=\"https://www.musicgateway.com/blog/how-to/best-laptop-for-music-production\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.musicgateway.com/blog/how-to/best-laptop-for-music-production</a> </span></p>","postSummary":"<h1 style=\"font-size: 30px;\">The 10 Best Laptops for Music Production / Best Music Production Computers</h1>\n<p>Let’s review the ten <strong>best laptops for music production</strong> available on the market now.</p>\n","blogPostScheduleTaskUid":null,"blogPublishToSocialMediaTask":"DONE_NOT_SENT","blogPublishInstantEmailTaskUid":null,"blogPublishInstantEmailCampaignId":null,"blogPublishInstantEmailRetryCount":null,"postListContent":"<h1 style=\"font-size: 30px;\">The 10 Best Laptops for Music Production / Best Music Production Computers</h1>\n<p>Let’s review the ten <strong>best laptops for music production</strong> available on the market now.</p>\n<!--more-->\n<p><i>(in no particular order)</i></p>\n<p>We’ll discuss:</p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#vivobook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Asus VivoBook</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#zenbook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Asus ZenBook</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#macbook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Apple MacBook Pro </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#surface\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Microsoft Surface Book</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#notebook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Samsung Notebook</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#inspiron\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#huawei\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Huawei MateBook</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#razer\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Razer Blade Gaming Edition</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#lenovo\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Lenovo ThinkPad</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#acer\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Acer Swift</span></a></li>\n</ol>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"vivobook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>1.<span> </span>Asus VivoBook | best budget music production laptop</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/asus-vivobook-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"VivoBook 15\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>Asus is an underrated and affordable brand for music production laptops and their <a href=\"https://geni.us/xz2b\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>VivoBook 15</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a solid laptop for music production that can be had at a reasonable price.</p>\n<p>Designed especially for those who value portability (just ~3 lbs and 0.78” thin), the VivoBook is a powerful laptop that you can use to carry out high-end music recording and production.</p>\n<p>A 7th Gen i5 Intel Core processor powerfully drives the laptop and it contains 8GB RAM (upgradable to 16GB). Comprehensive connections, including USB 3.2 Type-C, USB 3.2 Type-A, USB 2.0, and HDMI.</p>\n<a id=\"zenbook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>2.<span> </span>Asus ZenBook | affordable music production laptop</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/asus-zenbook-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"ZenBook Asus\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>Another solid, affordable laptop in the Asus line is their <a href=\"https://geni.us/bEvI4y\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>ZenBook</span></a>. [Amazon Affiliate Link] This computer is ultra slim and durable, making it easily portable.</p>\n<p>The laptop has an ErgoLift design for improved typing position (although some reviewers on Amazon have complained about the keyboard), an optimized cooling system and enhanced audio performance.</p>\n<p>The ZenBook’s 8th Gen Intel Core i7 Quad Core Processor with 16GB RAM makes it a slightly more powerful machine than the aforementioned VivoBook.</p>\n<a id=\"macbook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>3.<span> </span>Apple MacBook Pro (various sizes) | best computers for music production</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20laptop%20photo%20editing/apple-macbook-pro-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"MacBook Pro Apple\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>The music industry, largely, seems to use Macs for music production at this point.</p>\n<p>The famous MacBook Pro has excellent performance (especially if you opt for up to 32GB of memory) and it can handle high-level processing for programs like Cubase, Ableton Live and Adobe Audition.</p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://www.apple.com/ca/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>16-inch larger screen</span></a> is more expensive than the <a href=\"https://geni.us/MONw\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>smaller 13-inch</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link], of course, but both are excellent machines.</p>\n<p><strong>Tip</strong>: Admittedly, MacBooks aren’t cheap. If you’d rather not pay for a brand new MacBook, be sure to also check out resale sites like eBay, Kijiji, <i>etc.</i> and consider the older models.</p>\n<a id=\"surface\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>4.<span> </span>Microsoft Surface Book | best computer for music production</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20laptop%20photo%20editing/microsoft-surface-book-2-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Microsoft’s Surface Book \" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/WA785\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Microsoft’s Surface Book 3</a></span> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a powerful little machine that is able to convert into a laptop or a tablet. However, if you wish to use a stylus with the touchscreen, a Surface Pen has to be purchased separately.</p>\n<p>The 3240 x 2160 display is vibrant and impressive, and the 1TB solid state hard drive will be able to store a generous amount of music files.</p>\n<p>The Surface Book has enhanced dual far-field Studio Mics and Dolby Audio sound. The touchscreen ability makes it convenient for music producers, as it provides the option of quickly editing a track on screen with their fingers and provides quick access to a keyboard and trackpad.</p>\n<a id=\"notebook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>5.<span> </span>Samsung Notebook | best music production laptop</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/samsung-notebook.jpg\" alt=\"the Samsung Notebook\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>With 16GB DDR4 memory and a 256GB SSD, the <a href=\"https://geni.us/rb52\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Samsung Notebook</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a powerful laptop that should be able to handle most music production requirements.</p>\n<p>The Notebook also has touchscreen functionality, can be flipped into a tablet and comes along with a built-in “S Pen” stylus. The Intel Core i7 processor is quite fast and should be able to handle most multitasking situations that come up while making music.</p>\n<p>In terms of ports, the Notebook just has two USB 3 ports, one USB Type-C and one HDMI, so you may need additional peripherals and/or adaptors to attach more.</p>\n<a id=\"inspiron\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>6.<span> </span>Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/inspiron-gaming-comp.jpg\" alt=\"The Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/4V5a1\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] comes with the 7th-generation Intel Quad-Core processor and 8GB DDR4 Memory (can be upgraded to 16GB), so it should be powerful enough for most music production needs.</p>\n<p>This laptop has impressive sound: front-firing speakers, a subwoofer and Waves MaxxAudio Pro. Spacious stereo imaging and the laptop actually gets loud. There is even a little bit of genuine bass.</p>\n<p>Three USB 3.0 ports. The keyboard has a nice feel, and the backlighting is just right. Supports a 4K second monitor, if desired.</p>\n<a id=\"huawei\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>7.<span> </span>Huawei MateBook</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/huawei-matebook.jpg\" alt=\"the MateBook Huawei\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>You will get solid performance out of the <a href=\"https://geni.us/icvNDy1\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>MateBook</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link]: Radeon Vega 8 Graphics, Wi-Fi 2x2 MIMO, and a new Gen Intel Processor all boost the performance of this machine.</p>\n<p>It is a light and thin laptop with long battery life (10 hours). The 8GB DDR4 RAM (no RAM upgrades possible) allows for light to moderate music producing.</p>\n<p>The laptop’s precision touchscreen (1920 x 1080 display, 14 inches) makes it easy to navigate any of your programs or apps and its weight of just 1.38 kg makes it easy to take on the road.</p>\n<a id=\"razer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>8.<span> </span>Razer Blade Gaming Edition</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/razer-gaming-laptop-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"The Razer Blade Gaming Edition\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/clEQg\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Razer Blade 15 Gaming Edition</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] includes 16GB RAM and is upgradeable (advanced model) to a 1TB solid state drive, making it capable of handling the most complex music production tasks.</p>\n<p>The 0.7\" thin aluminum unibody makes this computer lightweight and highly portable. The computer also has a “vapor chamber cooling” system for maximum performance and comfort.</p>\n<p>The 4K (3840 x 2160) OLED touch display will be pleasing to most music producers.</p>\n<a id=\"lenovo\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>9.<span> </span>Lenovo ThinkPad | best laptop for music production and recording</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/lenovo-thinkpad.jpg\" alt=\"the Lenovo ThinkPad\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>For those who prefer to stick to the Windows operating system, the <a href=\"https://geni.us/ANx3\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Lenovo ThinkPad </span></a>[Amazon Affiliate Link] is likely the best Windows laptop for music production.</p>\n<p>With the 8th Generation R Intel Core i7 processor and 32GB RAM, you’ll be able to handle complex music production tasks on this machine quite easily.</p>\n<p>The computer’s default 512GB solid state drive is upgradeable to an enormous 2TB storage size. The computer also has a nice variety of ports: 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, and 1 x HDMI.</p>\n<a id=\"acer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>10.<span> </span>Acer Swift | cheap laptop for music production</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/acer-swift-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"The Acer Swift laptop\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/MAaL\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Acer Swift 3</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is an inexpensive laptop that can be used for music production. It has a 10th Generation Intel Core i5 Processor with 8GB of RAM (not upgradeable), so it should be powerful enough to handle light to moderate music production tasks.</p>\n<p>The solid state drive is a generous size at 256GB. The 14-inch display is 1920 x 1080 pixels with LED backlighting. The computer has a decent variety of ports: 1 x USB 3.1 Type C, 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1 x USB 2.0 and 1 x HDMI.</p>\n<p>The battery life is very respectable at 11 hours. At just 2.62 lbs and 0.63\" thin, this laptop is very lightweight and portable. Embedded fingerprint reader for fast verification.</p>\n<h2>Music Production Accessories for your Laptop | Best Music Production Software | Best Music Making Software | Music Editing Software</h2>\n<p>If you’re getting a laptop for music production, don’t forget about these accessories:</p>\n<p>A <strong>laptop sleeve</strong> will help protect your laptop against dust, debris and scratches. You could get the “official” one that is usually an accessory to the laptop purchase, or you could get a generic one that fits various laptops of a certain size, such as the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2SM4ZXj\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>RAINYEAR 13 Inch Laptop Sleeve</span></a>. [Amazon Link]</p>\n<p>An <strong>external hard drive</strong> and/or subscription to a <strong>cloud storage service</strong> such as Dropbox would be advisable because even if you have a large hard drive on the laptop, you will likely be surprised at how quickly that drive can fill up. A well-reviewed external HD to consider is the <a href=\"https://geni.us/bnvMst\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Seagate portable external HD</span></a>. [Amazon Link]</p>\n<p>You’ll of course need <strong>music production software</strong> to produce music on the laptop! Here are some commonly recommended programs:</p>\n<ul>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.ableton.com/en/live/\">Ableton Live</a></span>: digital audio workstation for macOS and Windows</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Audition\">Adobe Audition</a></span>: digital audio workstation from Adobe</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.bandlab.com/products/cakewalk\">Cakewalk by BandLab</a></span>: complete music production package</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://new.steinberg.net/cubase/\">Cubase</a></span>: digital audio workstation for music and MIDI recording</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.apple.com/ca/logic-pro/\">Logic Pro</a></span>: digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer for macOS</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.reaper.fm/\">Reaper</a></span>: digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer for macOS, Windows &amp; Linux</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.reasonstudios.com/\">Reason</a></span>: more for electronic music production</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.avid.com/sibelius\">Sibelius</a></span> (music notation software): mainly for setting actual sheet music and probably best if you want to make printed parts for a band/orchestra</li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>Note</strong>: ~8GB of RAM can be a bit tight if you're running multiple music production software programs, plus other software like a web browser, so if you’ll be using a lot of software simultaneously, always opt for more RAM.</p>\n<h2>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians</h2>\n<p>If you’re looking at music production laptops, chances are you own some musical instruments; perhaps you’re even a musician yourself. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a></span> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <i>etc.</i> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span>instrument insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<p><strong>Note: </strong>Front Row’s musical instrument insurance policy comes along with $5,000 CAD <i>(subject to change) </i>in Computer Hardware/Software Coverage.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><strong><i>About</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </i><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><i>musical instrument insurance</i></a><i> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</i></span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><i>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating custom insurance packages for musicians. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</i></span></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><span><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, Front Row Insurance earns from qualifying purchases. There is no additional cost to you.&nbsp;</i></span></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-laptops-for-photo-editing\" rel=\"noopener\">10 BEST LAPTOPS FOR PHOTO EDITING / BEST PHOTOGRAPHY COMPUTERS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/best-music-documentaries-rockumentaries\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 10 BEST MUSIC DOCUMENTARIES / THE BEST ROCKUMENTARIES</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-music-theory-books\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 10 BEST MUSIC THEORY BOOKS | TOP 10 MUSIC THEORY BOOKS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/top-10-free-music-platforms-for-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\">THE TOP 10 FREE MUSIC PLATFORMS FOR FILMMAKERS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-10-best-laptops-for-music-production/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google web story: Top music production laptops</a></li>\n</ul>\n<h3>Citations:</h3>\n<p style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><a href=\"https://www.binarytides.com/best-laptops-for-music-production-under-500/\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.binarytides.com/best-laptops-for-music-production-under-500/</a><br><span><a href=\"https://www.pclaunches.com/best-laptop-for-music-production/\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.pclaunches.com/best-laptop-for-music-production/</a><br></span><span><a href=\"https://consordini.com/best-laptops-for-music-production/\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://consordini.com/best-laptops-for-music-production/</a><br></span><span><a href=\"https://www.musicgateway.com/blog/how-to/best-laptop-for-music-production\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.musicgateway.com/blog/how-to/best-laptop-for-music-production</a> </span></p>","postEmailContent":"<h1 style=\"font-size: 30px;\">The 10 Best Laptops for Music Production / Best Music Production Computers</h1>\n<p>Let’s review the ten <strong>best laptops for music production</strong> available on the market now.</p>\n<!--more-->\n<p><i>(in no particular order)</i></p>\n<p>We’ll discuss:</p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#vivobook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Asus VivoBook</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#zenbook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Asus ZenBook</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#macbook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Apple MacBook Pro </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#surface\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Microsoft Surface Book</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#notebook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Samsung Notebook</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#inspiron\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#huawei\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Huawei MateBook</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#razer\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Razer Blade Gaming Edition</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#lenovo\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Lenovo ThinkPad</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#acer\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Acer Swift</span></a></li>\n</ol>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"vivobook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>1.<span> </span>Asus VivoBook | best budget music production laptop</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/asus-vivobook-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"VivoBook 15\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>Asus is an underrated and affordable brand for music production laptops and their <a href=\"https://geni.us/xz2b\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>VivoBook 15</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a solid laptop for music production that can be had at a reasonable price.</p>\n<p>Designed especially for those who value portability (just ~3 lbs and 0.78” thin), the VivoBook is a powerful laptop that you can use to carry out high-end music recording and production.</p>\n<p>A 7th Gen i5 Intel Core processor powerfully drives the laptop and it contains 8GB RAM (upgradable to 16GB). Comprehensive connections, including USB 3.2 Type-C, USB 3.2 Type-A, USB 2.0, and HDMI.</p>\n<a id=\"zenbook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>2.<span> </span>Asus ZenBook | affordable music production laptop</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/asus-zenbook-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"ZenBook Asus\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>Another solid, affordable laptop in the Asus line is their <a href=\"https://geni.us/bEvI4y\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>ZenBook</span></a>. [Amazon Affiliate Link] This computer is ultra slim and durable, making it easily portable.</p>\n<p>The laptop has an ErgoLift design for improved typing position (although some reviewers on Amazon have complained about the keyboard), an optimized cooling system and enhanced audio performance.</p>\n<p>The ZenBook’s 8th Gen Intel Core i7 Quad Core Processor with 16GB RAM makes it a slightly more powerful machine than the aforementioned VivoBook.</p>\n<a id=\"macbook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>3.<span> </span>Apple MacBook Pro (various sizes) | best computers for music production</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20laptop%20photo%20editing/apple-macbook-pro-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"MacBook Pro Apple\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>The music industry, largely, seems to use Macs for music production at this point.</p>\n<p>The famous MacBook Pro has excellent performance (especially if you opt for up to 32GB of memory) and it can handle high-level processing for programs like Cubase, Ableton Live and Adobe Audition.</p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://www.apple.com/ca/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>16-inch larger screen</span></a> is more expensive than the <a href=\"https://geni.us/MONw\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>smaller 13-inch</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link], of course, but both are excellent machines.</p>\n<p><strong>Tip</strong>: Admittedly, MacBooks aren’t cheap. If you’d rather not pay for a brand new MacBook, be sure to also check out resale sites like eBay, Kijiji, <i>etc.</i> and consider the older models.</p>\n<a id=\"surface\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>4.<span> </span>Microsoft Surface Book | best computer for music production</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20laptop%20photo%20editing/microsoft-surface-book-2-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Microsoft’s Surface Book \" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/WA785\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Microsoft’s Surface Book 3</a></span> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a powerful little machine that is able to convert into a laptop or a tablet. However, if you wish to use a stylus with the touchscreen, a Surface Pen has to be purchased separately.</p>\n<p>The 3240 x 2160 display is vibrant and impressive, and the 1TB solid state hard drive will be able to store a generous amount of music files.</p>\n<p>The Surface Book has enhanced dual far-field Studio Mics and Dolby Audio sound. The touchscreen ability makes it convenient for music producers, as it provides the option of quickly editing a track on screen with their fingers and provides quick access to a keyboard and trackpad.</p>\n<a id=\"notebook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>5.<span> </span>Samsung Notebook | best music production laptop</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/samsung-notebook.jpg\" alt=\"the Samsung Notebook\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>With 16GB DDR4 memory and a 256GB SSD, the <a href=\"https://geni.us/rb52\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Samsung Notebook</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a powerful laptop that should be able to handle most music production requirements.</p>\n<p>The Notebook also has touchscreen functionality, can be flipped into a tablet and comes along with a built-in “S Pen” stylus. The Intel Core i7 processor is quite fast and should be able to handle most multitasking situations that come up while making music.</p>\n<p>In terms of ports, the Notebook just has two USB 3 ports, one USB Type-C and one HDMI, so you may need additional peripherals and/or adaptors to attach more.</p>\n<a id=\"inspiron\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>6.<span> </span>Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/inspiron-gaming-comp.jpg\" alt=\"The Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/4V5a1\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] comes with the 7th-generation Intel Quad-Core processor and 8GB DDR4 Memory (can be upgraded to 16GB), so it should be powerful enough for most music production needs.</p>\n<p>This laptop has impressive sound: front-firing speakers, a subwoofer and Waves MaxxAudio Pro. Spacious stereo imaging and the laptop actually gets loud. There is even a little bit of genuine bass.</p>\n<p>Three USB 3.0 ports. The keyboard has a nice feel, and the backlighting is just right. Supports a 4K second monitor, if desired.</p>\n<a id=\"huawei\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>7.<span> </span>Huawei MateBook</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/huawei-matebook.jpg\" alt=\"the MateBook Huawei\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>You will get solid performance out of the <a href=\"https://geni.us/icvNDy1\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>MateBook</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link]: Radeon Vega 8 Graphics, Wi-Fi 2x2 MIMO, and a new Gen Intel Processor all boost the performance of this machine.</p>\n<p>It is a light and thin laptop with long battery life (10 hours). The 8GB DDR4 RAM (no RAM upgrades possible) allows for light to moderate music producing.</p>\n<p>The laptop’s precision touchscreen (1920 x 1080 display, 14 inches) makes it easy to navigate any of your programs or apps and its weight of just 1.38 kg makes it easy to take on the road.</p>\n<a id=\"razer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>8.<span> </span>Razer Blade Gaming Edition</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/razer-gaming-laptop-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"The Razer Blade Gaming Edition\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/clEQg\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Razer Blade 15 Gaming Edition</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] includes 16GB RAM and is upgradeable (advanced model) to a 1TB solid state drive, making it capable of handling the most complex music production tasks.</p>\n<p>The 0.7\" thin aluminum unibody makes this computer lightweight and highly portable. The computer also has a “vapor chamber cooling” system for maximum performance and comfort.</p>\n<p>The 4K (3840 x 2160) OLED touch display will be pleasing to most music producers.</p>\n<a id=\"lenovo\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>9.<span> </span>Lenovo ThinkPad | best laptop for music production and recording</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/lenovo-thinkpad.jpg\" alt=\"the Lenovo ThinkPad\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>For those who prefer to stick to the Windows operating system, the <a href=\"https://geni.us/ANx3\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Lenovo ThinkPad </span></a>[Amazon Affiliate Link] is likely the best Windows laptop for music production.</p>\n<p>With the 8th Generation R Intel Core i7 processor and 32GB RAM, you’ll be able to handle complex music production tasks on this machine quite easily.</p>\n<p>The computer’s default 512GB solid state drive is upgradeable to an enormous 2TB storage size. The computer also has a nice variety of ports: 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, and 1 x HDMI.</p>\n<a id=\"acer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>10.<span> </span>Acer Swift | cheap laptop for music production</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/acer-swift-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"The Acer Swift laptop\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/MAaL\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Acer Swift 3</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is an inexpensive laptop that can be used for music production. It has a 10th Generation Intel Core i5 Processor with 8GB of RAM (not upgradeable), so it should be powerful enough to handle light to moderate music production tasks.</p>\n<p>The solid state drive is a generous size at 256GB. The 14-inch display is 1920 x 1080 pixels with LED backlighting. The computer has a decent variety of ports: 1 x USB 3.1 Type C, 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1 x USB 2.0 and 1 x HDMI.</p>\n<p>The battery life is very respectable at 11 hours. At just 2.62 lbs and 0.63\" thin, this laptop is very lightweight and portable. Embedded fingerprint reader for fast verification.</p>\n<h2>Music Production Accessories for your Laptop | Best Music Production Software | Best Music Making Software | Music Editing Software</h2>\n<p>If you’re getting a laptop for music production, don’t forget about these accessories:</p>\n<p>A <strong>laptop sleeve</strong> will help protect your laptop against dust, debris and scratches. You could get the “official” one that is usually an accessory to the laptop purchase, or you could get a generic one that fits various laptops of a certain size, such as the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2SM4ZXj\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>RAINYEAR 13 Inch Laptop Sleeve</span></a>. [Amazon Link]</p>\n<p>An <strong>external hard drive</strong> and/or subscription to a <strong>cloud storage service</strong> such as Dropbox would be advisable because even if you have a large hard drive on the laptop, you will likely be surprised at how quickly that drive can fill up. A well-reviewed external HD to consider is the <a href=\"https://geni.us/bnvMst\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Seagate portable external HD</span></a>. [Amazon Link]</p>\n<p>You’ll of course need <strong>music production software</strong> to produce music on the laptop! Here are some commonly recommended programs:</p>\n<ul>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.ableton.com/en/live/\">Ableton Live</a></span>: digital audio workstation for macOS and Windows</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Audition\">Adobe Audition</a></span>: digital audio workstation from Adobe</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.bandlab.com/products/cakewalk\">Cakewalk by BandLab</a></span>: complete music production package</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://new.steinberg.net/cubase/\">Cubase</a></span>: digital audio workstation for music and MIDI recording</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.apple.com/ca/logic-pro/\">Logic Pro</a></span>: digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer for macOS</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.reaper.fm/\">Reaper</a></span>: digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer for macOS, Windows &amp; Linux</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.reasonstudios.com/\">Reason</a></span>: more for electronic music production</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.avid.com/sibelius\">Sibelius</a></span> (music notation software): mainly for setting actual sheet music and probably best if you want to make printed parts for a band/orchestra</li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>Note</strong>: ~8GB of RAM can be a bit tight if you're running multiple music production software programs, plus other software like a web browser, so if you’ll be using a lot of software simultaneously, always opt for more RAM.</p>\n<h2>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians</h2>\n<p>If you’re looking at music production laptops, chances are you own some musical instruments; perhaps you’re even a musician yourself. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a></span> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <i>etc.</i> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span>instrument insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<p><strong>Note: </strong>Front Row’s musical instrument insurance policy comes along with $5,000 CAD <i>(subject to change) </i>in Computer Hardware/Software Coverage.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><strong><i>About</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </i><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><i>musical instrument insurance</i></a><i> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</i></span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><i>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating custom insurance packages for musicians. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</i></span></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><span><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, Front Row Insurance earns from qualifying purchases. There is no additional cost to you.&nbsp;</i></span></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-laptops-for-photo-editing\" rel=\"noopener\">10 BEST LAPTOPS FOR PHOTO EDITING / BEST PHOTOGRAPHY COMPUTERS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/best-music-documentaries-rockumentaries\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 10 BEST MUSIC DOCUMENTARIES / THE BEST ROCKUMENTARIES</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-music-theory-books\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 10 BEST MUSIC THEORY BOOKS | TOP 10 MUSIC THEORY BOOKS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/top-10-free-music-platforms-for-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\">THE TOP 10 FREE MUSIC PLATFORMS FOR FILMMAKERS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-10-best-laptops-for-music-production/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google web story: Top music production laptops</a></li>\n</ul>\n<h3>Citations:</h3>\n<p style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><a href=\"https://www.binarytides.com/best-laptops-for-music-production-under-500/\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.binarytides.com/best-laptops-for-music-production-under-500/</a><br><span><a href=\"https://www.pclaunches.com/best-laptop-for-music-production/\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.pclaunches.com/best-laptop-for-music-production/</a><br></span><span><a href=\"https://consordini.com/best-laptops-for-music-production/\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://consordini.com/best-laptops-for-music-production/</a><br></span><span><a href=\"https://www.musicgateway.com/blog/how-to/best-laptop-for-music-production\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.musicgateway.com/blog/how-to/best-laptop-for-music-production</a> </span></p>","postSummaryRss":"<h1 style=\"font-size: 30px;\">The 10 Best Laptops for Music Production / Best Music Production Computers</h1> \n<p>Let’s review the ten <strong>best laptops for music production</strong> available on the market now.</p>","postBodyRss":"<h1 style=\"font-size: 30px;\">The 10 Best Laptops for Music Production / Best Music Production Computers</h1>\n<p>Let’s review the ten <strong>best laptops for music production</strong> available on the market now.</p>\n<!--more-->\n<p><i>(in no particular order)</i></p>\n<p>We’ll discuss:</p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#vivobook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Asus VivoBook</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#zenbook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Asus ZenBook</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#macbook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Apple MacBook Pro </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#surface\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Microsoft Surface Book</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#notebook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Samsung Notebook</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#inspiron\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#huawei\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Huawei MateBook</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#razer\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Razer Blade Gaming Edition</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#lenovo\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Lenovo ThinkPad</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#acer\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Acer Swift</span></a></li>\n</ol>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"vivobook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>1.<span> </span>Asus VivoBook | best budget music production laptop</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/asus-vivobook-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"VivoBook 15\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>Asus is an underrated and affordable brand for music production laptops and their <a href=\"https://geni.us/xz2b\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>VivoBook 15</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a solid laptop for music production that can be had at a reasonable price.</p>\n<p>Designed especially for those who value portability (just ~3 lbs and 0.78” thin), the VivoBook is a powerful laptop that you can use to carry out high-end music recording and production.</p>\n<p>A 7th Gen i5 Intel Core processor powerfully drives the laptop and it contains 8GB RAM (upgradable to 16GB). Comprehensive connections, including USB 3.2 Type-C, USB 3.2 Type-A, USB 2.0, and HDMI.</p>\n<a id=\"zenbook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>2.<span> </span>Asus ZenBook | affordable music production laptop</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/asus-zenbook-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"ZenBook Asus\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>Another solid, affordable laptop in the Asus line is their <a href=\"https://geni.us/bEvI4y\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>ZenBook</span></a>. [Amazon Affiliate Link] This computer is ultra slim and durable, making it easily portable.</p>\n<p>The laptop has an ErgoLift design for improved typing position (although some reviewers on Amazon have complained about the keyboard), an optimized cooling system and enhanced audio performance.</p>\n<p>The ZenBook’s 8th Gen Intel Core i7 Quad Core Processor with 16GB RAM makes it a slightly more powerful machine than the aforementioned VivoBook.</p>\n<a id=\"macbook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>3.<span> </span>Apple MacBook Pro (various sizes) | best computers for music production</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20laptop%20photo%20editing/apple-macbook-pro-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"MacBook Pro Apple\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>The music industry, largely, seems to use Macs for music production at this point.</p>\n<p>The famous MacBook Pro has excellent performance (especially if you opt for up to 32GB of memory) and it can handle high-level processing for programs like Cubase, Ableton Live and Adobe Audition.</p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://www.apple.com/ca/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>16-inch larger screen</span></a> is more expensive than the <a href=\"https://geni.us/MONw\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>smaller 13-inch</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link], of course, but both are excellent machines.</p>\n<p><strong>Tip</strong>: Admittedly, MacBooks aren’t cheap. If you’d rather not pay for a brand new MacBook, be sure to also check out resale sites like eBay, Kijiji, <i>etc.</i> and consider the older models.</p>\n<a id=\"surface\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>4.<span> </span>Microsoft Surface Book | best computer for music production</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20laptop%20photo%20editing/microsoft-surface-book-2-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Microsoft’s Surface Book \" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/WA785\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Microsoft’s Surface Book 3</a></span> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a powerful little machine that is able to convert into a laptop or a tablet. However, if you wish to use a stylus with the touchscreen, a Surface Pen has to be purchased separately.</p>\n<p>The 3240 x 2160 display is vibrant and impressive, and the 1TB solid state hard drive will be able to store a generous amount of music files.</p>\n<p>The Surface Book has enhanced dual far-field Studio Mics and Dolby Audio sound. The touchscreen ability makes it convenient for music producers, as it provides the option of quickly editing a track on screen with their fingers and provides quick access to a keyboard and trackpad.</p>\n<a id=\"notebook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>5.<span> </span>Samsung Notebook | best music production laptop</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/samsung-notebook.jpg\" alt=\"the Samsung Notebook\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>With 16GB DDR4 memory and a 256GB SSD, the <a href=\"https://geni.us/rb52\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Samsung Notebook</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a powerful laptop that should be able to handle most music production requirements.</p>\n<p>The Notebook also has touchscreen functionality, can be flipped into a tablet and comes along with a built-in “S Pen” stylus. The Intel Core i7 processor is quite fast and should be able to handle most multitasking situations that come up while making music.</p>\n<p>In terms of ports, the Notebook just has two USB 3 ports, one USB Type-C and one HDMI, so you may need additional peripherals and/or adaptors to attach more.</p>\n<a id=\"inspiron\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>6.<span> </span>Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/inspiron-gaming-comp.jpg\" alt=\"The Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/4V5a1\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] comes with the 7th-generation Intel Quad-Core processor and 8GB DDR4 Memory (can be upgraded to 16GB), so it should be powerful enough for most music production needs.</p>\n<p>This laptop has impressive sound: front-firing speakers, a subwoofer and Waves MaxxAudio Pro. Spacious stereo imaging and the laptop actually gets loud. There is even a little bit of genuine bass.</p>\n<p>Three USB 3.0 ports. The keyboard has a nice feel, and the backlighting is just right. Supports a 4K second monitor, if desired.</p>\n<a id=\"huawei\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>7.<span> </span>Huawei MateBook</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/huawei-matebook.jpg\" alt=\"the MateBook Huawei\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>You will get solid performance out of the <a href=\"https://geni.us/icvNDy1\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>MateBook</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link]: Radeon Vega 8 Graphics, Wi-Fi 2x2 MIMO, and a new Gen Intel Processor all boost the performance of this machine.</p>\n<p>It is a light and thin laptop with long battery life (10 hours). The 8GB DDR4 RAM (no RAM upgrades possible) allows for light to moderate music producing.</p>\n<p>The laptop’s precision touchscreen (1920 x 1080 display, 14 inches) makes it easy to navigate any of your programs or apps and its weight of just 1.38 kg makes it easy to take on the road.</p>\n<a id=\"razer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>8.<span> </span>Razer Blade Gaming Edition</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/razer-gaming-laptop-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"The Razer Blade Gaming Edition\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/clEQg\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Razer Blade 15 Gaming Edition</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] includes 16GB RAM and is upgradeable (advanced model) to a 1TB solid state drive, making it capable of handling the most complex music production tasks.</p>\n<p>The 0.7\" thin aluminum unibody makes this computer lightweight and highly portable. The computer also has a “vapor chamber cooling” system for maximum performance and comfort.</p>\n<p>The 4K (3840 x 2160) OLED touch display will be pleasing to most music producers.</p>\n<a id=\"lenovo\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>9.<span> </span>Lenovo ThinkPad | best laptop for music production and recording</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/lenovo-thinkpad.jpg\" alt=\"the Lenovo ThinkPad\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>For those who prefer to stick to the Windows operating system, the <a href=\"https://geni.us/ANx3\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Lenovo ThinkPad </span></a>[Amazon Affiliate Link] is likely the best Windows laptop for music production.</p>\n<p>With the 8th Generation R Intel Core i7 processor and 32GB RAM, you’ll be able to handle complex music production tasks on this machine quite easily.</p>\n<p>The computer’s default 512GB solid state drive is upgradeable to an enormous 2TB storage size. The computer also has a nice variety of ports: 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, and 1 x HDMI.</p>\n<a id=\"acer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>10.<span> </span>Acer Swift | cheap laptop for music production</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/acer-swift-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"The Acer Swift laptop\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/MAaL\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Acer Swift 3</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is an inexpensive laptop that can be used for music production. It has a 10th Generation Intel Core i5 Processor with 8GB of RAM (not upgradeable), so it should be powerful enough to handle light to moderate music production tasks.</p>\n<p>The solid state drive is a generous size at 256GB. The 14-inch display is 1920 x 1080 pixels with LED backlighting. The computer has a decent variety of ports: 1 x USB 3.1 Type C, 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1 x USB 2.0 and 1 x HDMI.</p>\n<p>The battery life is very respectable at 11 hours. At just 2.62 lbs and 0.63\" thin, this laptop is very lightweight and portable. Embedded fingerprint reader for fast verification.</p>\n<h2>Music Production Accessories for your Laptop | Best Music Production Software | Best Music Making Software | Music Editing Software</h2>\n<p>If you’re getting a laptop for music production, don’t forget about these accessories:</p>\n<p>A <strong>laptop sleeve</strong> will help protect your laptop against dust, debris and scratches. You could get the “official” one that is usually an accessory to the laptop purchase, or you could get a generic one that fits various laptops of a certain size, such as the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2SM4ZXj\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>RAINYEAR 13 Inch Laptop Sleeve</span></a>. [Amazon Link]</p>\n<p>An <strong>external hard drive</strong> and/or subscription to a <strong>cloud storage service</strong> such as Dropbox would be advisable because even if you have a large hard drive on the laptop, you will likely be surprised at how quickly that drive can fill up. A well-reviewed external HD to consider is the <a href=\"https://geni.us/bnvMst\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Seagate portable external HD</span></a>. [Amazon Link]</p>\n<p>You’ll of course need <strong>music production software</strong> to produce music on the laptop! Here are some commonly recommended programs:</p>\n<ul>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.ableton.com/en/live/\">Ableton Live</a></span>: digital audio workstation for macOS and Windows</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Audition\">Adobe Audition</a></span>: digital audio workstation from Adobe</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.bandlab.com/products/cakewalk\">Cakewalk by BandLab</a></span>: complete music production package</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://new.steinberg.net/cubase/\">Cubase</a></span>: digital audio workstation for music and MIDI recording</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.apple.com/ca/logic-pro/\">Logic Pro</a></span>: digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer for macOS</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.reaper.fm/\">Reaper</a></span>: digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer for macOS, Windows &amp; Linux</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.reasonstudios.com/\">Reason</a></span>: more for electronic music production</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.avid.com/sibelius\">Sibelius</a></span> (music notation software): mainly for setting actual sheet music and probably best if you want to make printed parts for a band/orchestra</li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>Note</strong>: ~8GB of RAM can be a bit tight if you're running multiple music production software programs, plus other software like a web browser, so if you’ll be using a lot of software simultaneously, always opt for more RAM.</p>\n<h2>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians</h2>\n<p>If you’re looking at music production laptops, chances are you own some musical instruments; perhaps you’re even a musician yourself. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a></span> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <i>etc.</i> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span>instrument insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<p><strong>Note: </strong>Front Row’s musical instrument insurance policy comes along with $5,000 CAD <i>(subject to change) </i>in Computer Hardware/Software Coverage.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><strong><i>About</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </i><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><i>musical instrument insurance</i></a><i> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</i></span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><i>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating custom insurance packages for musicians. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</i></span></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><span><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, Front Row Insurance earns from qualifying purchases. There is no additional cost to you.&nbsp;</i></span></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-laptops-for-photo-editing\" rel=\"noopener\">10 BEST LAPTOPS FOR PHOTO EDITING / BEST PHOTOGRAPHY COMPUTERS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/best-music-documentaries-rockumentaries\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 10 BEST MUSIC DOCUMENTARIES / THE BEST ROCKUMENTARIES</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-music-theory-books\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 10 BEST MUSIC THEORY BOOKS | TOP 10 MUSIC THEORY BOOKS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/top-10-free-music-platforms-for-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\">THE TOP 10 FREE MUSIC PLATFORMS FOR FILMMAKERS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-10-best-laptops-for-music-production/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google web story: Top music production laptops</a></li>\n</ul>\n<h3>Citations:</h3>\n<p style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><a href=\"https://www.binarytides.com/best-laptops-for-music-production-under-500/\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.binarytides.com/best-laptops-for-music-production-under-500/</a><br><span><a href=\"https://www.pclaunches.com/best-laptop-for-music-production/\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.pclaunches.com/best-laptop-for-music-production/</a><br></span><span><a href=\"https://consordini.com/best-laptops-for-music-production/\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://consordini.com/best-laptops-for-music-production/</a><br></span><span><a href=\"https://www.musicgateway.com/blog/how-to/best-laptop-for-music-production\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.musicgateway.com/blog/how-to/best-laptop-for-music-production</a> </span></p>","postRssContent":"<h1 style=\"font-size: 30px;\">The 10 Best Laptops for Music Production / Best Music Production Computers</h1>\n<p>Let’s review the ten <strong>best laptops for music production</strong> available on the market now.</p>\n<!--more-->\n<p><i>(in no particular order)</i></p>\n<p>We’ll discuss:</p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#vivobook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Asus VivoBook</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#zenbook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Asus ZenBook</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#macbook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Apple MacBook Pro </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#surface\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Microsoft Surface Book</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#notebook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Samsung Notebook</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#inspiron\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#huawei\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Huawei MateBook</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#razer\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Razer Blade Gaming Edition</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#lenovo\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Lenovo ThinkPad</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#acer\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Acer Swift</span></a></li>\n</ol>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"vivobook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>1.<span> </span>Asus VivoBook | best budget music production laptop</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/asus-vivobook-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"VivoBook 15\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>Asus is an underrated and affordable brand for music production laptops and their <a href=\"https://geni.us/xz2b\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>VivoBook 15</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a solid laptop for music production that can be had at a reasonable price.</p>\n<p>Designed especially for those who value portability (just ~3 lbs and 0.78” thin), the VivoBook is a powerful laptop that you can use to carry out high-end music recording and production.</p>\n<p>A 7th Gen i5 Intel Core processor powerfully drives the laptop and it contains 8GB RAM (upgradable to 16GB). Comprehensive connections, including USB 3.2 Type-C, USB 3.2 Type-A, USB 2.0, and HDMI.</p>\n<a id=\"zenbook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>2.<span> </span>Asus ZenBook | affordable music production laptop</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/asus-zenbook-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"ZenBook Asus\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>Another solid, affordable laptop in the Asus line is their <a href=\"https://geni.us/bEvI4y\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>ZenBook</span></a>. [Amazon Affiliate Link] This computer is ultra slim and durable, making it easily portable.</p>\n<p>The laptop has an ErgoLift design for improved typing position (although some reviewers on Amazon have complained about the keyboard), an optimized cooling system and enhanced audio performance.</p>\n<p>The ZenBook’s 8th Gen Intel Core i7 Quad Core Processor with 16GB RAM makes it a slightly more powerful machine than the aforementioned VivoBook.</p>\n<a id=\"macbook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>3.<span> </span>Apple MacBook Pro (various sizes) | best computers for music production</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20laptop%20photo%20editing/apple-macbook-pro-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"MacBook Pro Apple\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>The music industry, largely, seems to use Macs for music production at this point.</p>\n<p>The famous MacBook Pro has excellent performance (especially if you opt for up to 32GB of memory) and it can handle high-level processing for programs like Cubase, Ableton Live and Adobe Audition.</p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://www.apple.com/ca/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>16-inch larger screen</span></a> is more expensive than the <a href=\"https://geni.us/MONw\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>smaller 13-inch</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link], of course, but both are excellent machines.</p>\n<p><strong>Tip</strong>: Admittedly, MacBooks aren’t cheap. If you’d rather not pay for a brand new MacBook, be sure to also check out resale sites like eBay, Kijiji, <i>etc.</i> and consider the older models.</p>\n<a id=\"surface\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>4.<span> </span>Microsoft Surface Book | best computer for music production</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20laptop%20photo%20editing/microsoft-surface-book-2-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Microsoft’s Surface Book \" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/WA785\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Microsoft’s Surface Book 3</a></span> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a powerful little machine that is able to convert into a laptop or a tablet. However, if you wish to use a stylus with the touchscreen, a Surface Pen has to be purchased separately.</p>\n<p>The 3240 x 2160 display is vibrant and impressive, and the 1TB solid state hard drive will be able to store a generous amount of music files.</p>\n<p>The Surface Book has enhanced dual far-field Studio Mics and Dolby Audio sound. The touchscreen ability makes it convenient for music producers, as it provides the option of quickly editing a track on screen with their fingers and provides quick access to a keyboard and trackpad.</p>\n<a id=\"notebook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>5.<span> </span>Samsung Notebook | best music production laptop</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/samsung-notebook.jpg\" alt=\"the Samsung Notebook\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>With 16GB DDR4 memory and a 256GB SSD, the <a href=\"https://geni.us/rb52\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Samsung Notebook</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a powerful laptop that should be able to handle most music production requirements.</p>\n<p>The Notebook also has touchscreen functionality, can be flipped into a tablet and comes along with a built-in “S Pen” stylus. The Intel Core i7 processor is quite fast and should be able to handle most multitasking situations that come up while making music.</p>\n<p>In terms of ports, the Notebook just has two USB 3 ports, one USB Type-C and one HDMI, so you may need additional peripherals and/or adaptors to attach more.</p>\n<a id=\"inspiron\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>6.<span> </span>Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/inspiron-gaming-comp.jpg\" alt=\"The Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/4V5a1\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] comes with the 7th-generation Intel Quad-Core processor and 8GB DDR4 Memory (can be upgraded to 16GB), so it should be powerful enough for most music production needs.</p>\n<p>This laptop has impressive sound: front-firing speakers, a subwoofer and Waves MaxxAudio Pro. Spacious stereo imaging and the laptop actually gets loud. There is even a little bit of genuine bass.</p>\n<p>Three USB 3.0 ports. The keyboard has a nice feel, and the backlighting is just right. Supports a 4K second monitor, if desired.</p>\n<a id=\"huawei\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>7.<span> </span>Huawei MateBook</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/huawei-matebook.jpg\" alt=\"the MateBook Huawei\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>You will get solid performance out of the <a href=\"https://geni.us/icvNDy1\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>MateBook</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link]: Radeon Vega 8 Graphics, Wi-Fi 2x2 MIMO, and a new Gen Intel Processor all boost the performance of this machine.</p>\n<p>It is a light and thin laptop with long battery life (10 hours). The 8GB DDR4 RAM (no RAM upgrades possible) allows for light to moderate music producing.</p>\n<p>The laptop’s precision touchscreen (1920 x 1080 display, 14 inches) makes it easy to navigate any of your programs or apps and its weight of just 1.38 kg makes it easy to take on the road.</p>\n<a id=\"razer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>8.<span> </span>Razer Blade Gaming Edition</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/razer-gaming-laptop-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"The Razer Blade Gaming Edition\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/clEQg\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Razer Blade 15 Gaming Edition</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] includes 16GB RAM and is upgradeable (advanced model) to a 1TB solid state drive, making it capable of handling the most complex music production tasks.</p>\n<p>The 0.7\" thin aluminum unibody makes this computer lightweight and highly portable. The computer also has a “vapor chamber cooling” system for maximum performance and comfort.</p>\n<p>The 4K (3840 x 2160) OLED touch display will be pleasing to most music producers.</p>\n<a id=\"lenovo\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>9.<span> </span>Lenovo ThinkPad | best laptop for music production and recording</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/lenovo-thinkpad.jpg\" alt=\"the Lenovo ThinkPad\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>For those who prefer to stick to the Windows operating system, the <a href=\"https://geni.us/ANx3\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Lenovo ThinkPad </span></a>[Amazon Affiliate Link] is likely the best Windows laptop for music production.</p>\n<p>With the 8th Generation R Intel Core i7 processor and 32GB RAM, you’ll be able to handle complex music production tasks on this machine quite easily.</p>\n<p>The computer’s default 512GB solid state drive is upgradeable to an enormous 2TB storage size. The computer also has a nice variety of ports: 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, and 1 x HDMI.</p>\n<a id=\"acer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>10.<span> </span>Acer Swift | cheap laptop for music production</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/acer-swift-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"The Acer Swift laptop\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/MAaL\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Acer Swift 3</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is an inexpensive laptop that can be used for music production. It has a 10th Generation Intel Core i5 Processor with 8GB of RAM (not upgradeable), so it should be powerful enough to handle light to moderate music production tasks.</p>\n<p>The solid state drive is a generous size at 256GB. The 14-inch display is 1920 x 1080 pixels with LED backlighting. The computer has a decent variety of ports: 1 x USB 3.1 Type C, 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1 x USB 2.0 and 1 x HDMI.</p>\n<p>The battery life is very respectable at 11 hours. At just 2.62 lbs and 0.63\" thin, this laptop is very lightweight and portable. Embedded fingerprint reader for fast verification.</p>\n<h2>Music Production Accessories for your Laptop | Best Music Production Software | Best Music Making Software | Music Editing Software</h2>\n<p>If you’re getting a laptop for music production, don’t forget about these accessories:</p>\n<p>A <strong>laptop sleeve</strong> will help protect your laptop against dust, debris and scratches. You could get the “official” one that is usually an accessory to the laptop purchase, or you could get a generic one that fits various laptops of a certain size, such as the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2SM4ZXj\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>RAINYEAR 13 Inch Laptop Sleeve</span></a>. [Amazon Link]</p>\n<p>An <strong>external hard drive</strong> and/or subscription to a <strong>cloud storage service</strong> such as Dropbox would be advisable because even if you have a large hard drive on the laptop, you will likely be surprised at how quickly that drive can fill up. A well-reviewed external HD to consider is the <a href=\"https://geni.us/bnvMst\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Seagate portable external HD</span></a>. [Amazon Link]</p>\n<p>You’ll of course need <strong>music production software</strong> to produce music on the laptop! Here are some commonly recommended programs:</p>\n<ul>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.ableton.com/en/live/\">Ableton Live</a></span>: digital audio workstation for macOS and Windows</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Audition\">Adobe Audition</a></span>: digital audio workstation from Adobe</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.bandlab.com/products/cakewalk\">Cakewalk by BandLab</a></span>: complete music production package</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://new.steinberg.net/cubase/\">Cubase</a></span>: digital audio workstation for music and MIDI recording</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.apple.com/ca/logic-pro/\">Logic Pro</a></span>: digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer for macOS</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.reaper.fm/\">Reaper</a></span>: digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer for macOS, Windows &amp; Linux</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.reasonstudios.com/\">Reason</a></span>: more for electronic music production</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.avid.com/sibelius\">Sibelius</a></span> (music notation software): mainly for setting actual sheet music and probably best if you want to make printed parts for a band/orchestra</li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>Note</strong>: ~8GB of RAM can be a bit tight if you're running multiple music production software programs, plus other software like a web browser, so if you’ll be using a lot of software simultaneously, always opt for more RAM.</p>\n<h2>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians</h2>\n<p>If you’re looking at music production laptops, chances are you own some musical instruments; perhaps you’re even a musician yourself. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a></span> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <i>etc.</i> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span>instrument insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<p><strong>Note: </strong>Front Row’s musical instrument insurance policy comes along with $5,000 CAD <i>(subject to change) </i>in Computer Hardware/Software Coverage.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><strong><i>About</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </i><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><i>musical instrument insurance</i></a><i> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</i></span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><i>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating custom insurance packages for musicians. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</i></span></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><span><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, Front Row Insurance earns from qualifying purchases. There is no additional cost to you.&nbsp;</i></span></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-laptops-for-photo-editing\" rel=\"noopener\">10 BEST LAPTOPS FOR PHOTO EDITING / BEST PHOTOGRAPHY COMPUTERS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/best-music-documentaries-rockumentaries\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 10 BEST MUSIC DOCUMENTARIES / THE BEST ROCKUMENTARIES</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-music-theory-books\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 10 BEST MUSIC THEORY BOOKS | TOP 10 MUSIC THEORY BOOKS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/top-10-free-music-platforms-for-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\">THE TOP 10 FREE MUSIC PLATFORMS FOR FILMMAKERS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-10-best-laptops-for-music-production/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google web story: Top music production laptops</a></li>\n</ul>\n<h3>Citations:</h3>\n<p style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><a href=\"https://www.binarytides.com/best-laptops-for-music-production-under-500/\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.binarytides.com/best-laptops-for-music-production-under-500/</a><br><span><a href=\"https://www.pclaunches.com/best-laptop-for-music-production/\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.pclaunches.com/best-laptop-for-music-production/</a><br></span><span><a href=\"https://consordini.com/best-laptops-for-music-production/\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://consordini.com/best-laptops-for-music-production/</a><br></span><span><a href=\"https://www.musicgateway.com/blog/how-to/best-laptop-for-music-production\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.musicgateway.com/blog/how-to/best-laptop-for-music-production</a> </span></p>","rssSummaryFeaturedImage":"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/asus-vivobook-forweb300x175.jpg","rssBody":"<h1 style=\"font-size: 30px;\">The 10 Best Laptops for Music Production / Best Music Production Computers</h1>\n<p>Let’s review the ten <strong>best laptops for music production</strong> available on the market now.</p>\n<!--more-->\n<p><i>(in no particular order)</i></p>\n<p>We’ll discuss:</p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#vivobook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Asus VivoBook</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#zenbook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Asus ZenBook</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#macbook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Apple MacBook Pro </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#surface\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Microsoft Surface Book</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#notebook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Samsung Notebook</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#inspiron\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#huawei\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Huawei MateBook</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#razer\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Razer Blade Gaming Edition</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#lenovo\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Lenovo ThinkPad</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#acer\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Acer Swift</span></a></li>\n</ol>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"vivobook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>1.<span> </span>Asus VivoBook | best budget music production laptop</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/asus-vivobook-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"VivoBook 15\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>Asus is an underrated and affordable brand for music production laptops and their <a href=\"https://geni.us/xz2b\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>VivoBook 15</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a solid laptop for music production that can be had at a reasonable price.</p>\n<p>Designed especially for those who value portability (just ~3 lbs and 0.78” thin), the VivoBook is a powerful laptop that you can use to carry out high-end music recording and production.</p>\n<p>A 7th Gen i5 Intel Core processor powerfully drives the laptop and it contains 8GB RAM (upgradable to 16GB). Comprehensive connections, including USB 3.2 Type-C, USB 3.2 Type-A, USB 2.0, and HDMI.</p>\n<a id=\"zenbook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>2.<span> </span>Asus ZenBook | affordable music production laptop</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/asus-zenbook-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"ZenBook Asus\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>Another solid, affordable laptop in the Asus line is their <a href=\"https://geni.us/bEvI4y\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>ZenBook</span></a>. [Amazon Affiliate Link] This computer is ultra slim and durable, making it easily portable.</p>\n<p>The laptop has an ErgoLift design for improved typing position (although some reviewers on Amazon have complained about the keyboard), an optimized cooling system and enhanced audio performance.</p>\n<p>The ZenBook’s 8th Gen Intel Core i7 Quad Core Processor with 16GB RAM makes it a slightly more powerful machine than the aforementioned VivoBook.</p>\n<a id=\"macbook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>3.<span> </span>Apple MacBook Pro (various sizes) | best computers for music production</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20laptop%20photo%20editing/apple-macbook-pro-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"MacBook Pro Apple\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>The music industry, largely, seems to use Macs for music production at this point.</p>\n<p>The famous MacBook Pro has excellent performance (especially if you opt for up to 32GB of memory) and it can handle high-level processing for programs like Cubase, Ableton Live and Adobe Audition.</p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://www.apple.com/ca/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>16-inch larger screen</span></a> is more expensive than the <a href=\"https://geni.us/MONw\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>smaller 13-inch</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link], of course, but both are excellent machines.</p>\n<p><strong>Tip</strong>: Admittedly, MacBooks aren’t cheap. If you’d rather not pay for a brand new MacBook, be sure to also check out resale sites like eBay, Kijiji, <i>etc.</i> and consider the older models.</p>\n<a id=\"surface\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>4.<span> </span>Microsoft Surface Book | best computer for music production</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20laptop%20photo%20editing/microsoft-surface-book-2-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Microsoft’s Surface Book \" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/WA785\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Microsoft’s Surface Book 3</a></span> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a powerful little machine that is able to convert into a laptop or a tablet. However, if you wish to use a stylus with the touchscreen, a Surface Pen has to be purchased separately.</p>\n<p>The 3240 x 2160 display is vibrant and impressive, and the 1TB solid state hard drive will be able to store a generous amount of music files.</p>\n<p>The Surface Book has enhanced dual far-field Studio Mics and Dolby Audio sound. The touchscreen ability makes it convenient for music producers, as it provides the option of quickly editing a track on screen with their fingers and provides quick access to a keyboard and trackpad.</p>\n<a id=\"notebook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>5.<span> </span>Samsung Notebook | best music production laptop</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/samsung-notebook.jpg\" alt=\"the Samsung Notebook\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>With 16GB DDR4 memory and a 256GB SSD, the <a href=\"https://geni.us/rb52\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Samsung Notebook</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a powerful laptop that should be able to handle most music production requirements.</p>\n<p>The Notebook also has touchscreen functionality, can be flipped into a tablet and comes along with a built-in “S Pen” stylus. The Intel Core i7 processor is quite fast and should be able to handle most multitasking situations that come up while making music.</p>\n<p>In terms of ports, the Notebook just has two USB 3 ports, one USB Type-C and one HDMI, so you may need additional peripherals and/or adaptors to attach more.</p>\n<a id=\"inspiron\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>6.<span> </span>Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/inspiron-gaming-comp.jpg\" alt=\"The Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/4V5a1\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] comes with the 7th-generation Intel Quad-Core processor and 8GB DDR4 Memory (can be upgraded to 16GB), so it should be powerful enough for most music production needs.</p>\n<p>This laptop has impressive sound: front-firing speakers, a subwoofer and Waves MaxxAudio Pro. Spacious stereo imaging and the laptop actually gets loud. There is even a little bit of genuine bass.</p>\n<p>Three USB 3.0 ports. The keyboard has a nice feel, and the backlighting is just right. Supports a 4K second monitor, if desired.</p>\n<a id=\"huawei\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>7.<span> </span>Huawei MateBook</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/huawei-matebook.jpg\" alt=\"the MateBook Huawei\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>You will get solid performance out of the <a href=\"https://geni.us/icvNDy1\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>MateBook</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link]: Radeon Vega 8 Graphics, Wi-Fi 2x2 MIMO, and a new Gen Intel Processor all boost the performance of this machine.</p>\n<p>It is a light and thin laptop with long battery life (10 hours). The 8GB DDR4 RAM (no RAM upgrades possible) allows for light to moderate music producing.</p>\n<p>The laptop’s precision touchscreen (1920 x 1080 display, 14 inches) makes it easy to navigate any of your programs or apps and its weight of just 1.38 kg makes it easy to take on the road.</p>\n<a id=\"razer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>8.<span> </span>Razer Blade Gaming Edition</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/razer-gaming-laptop-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"The Razer Blade Gaming Edition\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/clEQg\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Razer Blade 15 Gaming Edition</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] includes 16GB RAM and is upgradeable (advanced model) to a 1TB solid state drive, making it capable of handling the most complex music production tasks.</p>\n<p>The 0.7\" thin aluminum unibody makes this computer lightweight and highly portable. The computer also has a “vapor chamber cooling” system for maximum performance and comfort.</p>\n<p>The 4K (3840 x 2160) OLED touch display will be pleasing to most music producers.</p>\n<a id=\"lenovo\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>9.<span> </span>Lenovo ThinkPad | best laptop for music production and recording</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/lenovo-thinkpad.jpg\" alt=\"the Lenovo ThinkPad\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>For those who prefer to stick to the Windows operating system, the <a href=\"https://geni.us/ANx3\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Lenovo ThinkPad </span></a>[Amazon Affiliate Link] is likely the best Windows laptop for music production.</p>\n<p>With the 8th Generation R Intel Core i7 processor and 32GB RAM, you’ll be able to handle complex music production tasks on this machine quite easily.</p>\n<p>The computer’s default 512GB solid state drive is upgradeable to an enormous 2TB storage size. The computer also has a nice variety of ports: 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, and 1 x HDMI.</p>\n<a id=\"acer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>10.<span> </span>Acer Swift | cheap laptop for music production</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/acer-swift-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"The Acer Swift laptop\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/MAaL\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Acer Swift 3</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is an inexpensive laptop that can be used for music production. It has a 10th Generation Intel Core i5 Processor with 8GB of RAM (not upgradeable), so it should be powerful enough to handle light to moderate music production tasks.</p>\n<p>The solid state drive is a generous size at 256GB. The 14-inch display is 1920 x 1080 pixels with LED backlighting. The computer has a decent variety of ports: 1 x USB 3.1 Type C, 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1 x USB 2.0 and 1 x HDMI.</p>\n<p>The battery life is very respectable at 11 hours. At just 2.62 lbs and 0.63\" thin, this laptop is very lightweight and portable. Embedded fingerprint reader for fast verification.</p>\n<h2>Music Production Accessories for your Laptop | Best Music Production Software | Best Music Making Software | Music Editing Software</h2>\n<p>If you’re getting a laptop for music production, don’t forget about these accessories:</p>\n<p>A <strong>laptop sleeve</strong> will help protect your laptop against dust, debris and scratches. You could get the “official” one that is usually an accessory to the laptop purchase, or you could get a generic one that fits various laptops of a certain size, such as the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2SM4ZXj\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>RAINYEAR 13 Inch Laptop Sleeve</span></a>. [Amazon Link]</p>\n<p>An <strong>external hard drive</strong> and/or subscription to a <strong>cloud storage service</strong> such as Dropbox would be advisable because even if you have a large hard drive on the laptop, you will likely be surprised at how quickly that drive can fill up. A well-reviewed external HD to consider is the <a href=\"https://geni.us/bnvMst\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Seagate portable external HD</span></a>. [Amazon Link]</p>\n<p>You’ll of course need <strong>music production software</strong> to produce music on the laptop! Here are some commonly recommended programs:</p>\n<ul>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.ableton.com/en/live/\">Ableton Live</a></span>: digital audio workstation for macOS and Windows</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Audition\">Adobe Audition</a></span>: digital audio workstation from Adobe</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.bandlab.com/products/cakewalk\">Cakewalk by BandLab</a></span>: complete music production package</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://new.steinberg.net/cubase/\">Cubase</a></span>: digital audio workstation for music and MIDI recording</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.apple.com/ca/logic-pro/\">Logic Pro</a></span>: digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer for macOS</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.reaper.fm/\">Reaper</a></span>: digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer for macOS, Windows &amp; Linux</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.reasonstudios.com/\">Reason</a></span>: more for electronic music production</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.avid.com/sibelius\">Sibelius</a></span> (music notation software): mainly for setting actual sheet music and probably best if you want to make printed parts for a band/orchestra</li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>Note</strong>: ~8GB of RAM can be a bit tight if you're running multiple music production software programs, plus other software like a web browser, so if you’ll be using a lot of software simultaneously, always opt for more RAM.</p>\n<h2>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians</h2>\n<p>If you’re looking at music production laptops, chances are you own some musical instruments; perhaps you’re even a musician yourself. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a></span> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <i>etc.</i> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span>instrument insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<p><strong>Note: </strong>Front Row’s musical instrument insurance policy comes along with $5,000 CAD <i>(subject to change) </i>in Computer Hardware/Software Coverage.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><strong><i>About</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </i><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><i>musical instrument insurance</i></a><i> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</i></span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><i>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating custom insurance packages for musicians. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</i></span></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><span><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, Front Row Insurance earns from qualifying purchases. There is no additional cost to you.&nbsp;</i></span></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-laptops-for-photo-editing\" rel=\"noopener\">10 BEST LAPTOPS FOR PHOTO EDITING / BEST PHOTOGRAPHY COMPUTERS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/best-music-documentaries-rockumentaries\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 10 BEST MUSIC DOCUMENTARIES / THE BEST ROCKUMENTARIES</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-music-theory-books\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 10 BEST MUSIC THEORY BOOKS | TOP 10 MUSIC THEORY BOOKS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/top-10-free-music-platforms-for-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\">THE TOP 10 FREE MUSIC PLATFORMS FOR FILMMAKERS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-10-best-laptops-for-music-production/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google web story: Top music production laptops</a></li>\n</ul>\n<h3>Citations:</h3>\n<p style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><a href=\"https://www.binarytides.com/best-laptops-for-music-production-under-500/\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.binarytides.com/best-laptops-for-music-production-under-500/</a><br><span><a href=\"https://www.pclaunches.com/best-laptop-for-music-production/\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.pclaunches.com/best-laptop-for-music-production/</a><br></span><span><a href=\"https://consordini.com/best-laptops-for-music-production/\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://consordini.com/best-laptops-for-music-production/</a><br></span><span><a href=\"https://www.musicgateway.com/blog/how-to/best-laptop-for-music-production\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.musicgateway.com/blog/how-to/best-laptop-for-music-production</a> </span></p>","rssSummary":"<h1 style=\"font-size: 30px;\">The 10 Best Laptops for Music Production / Best Music Production Computers</h1>\n<p>Let’s review the ten <strong>best laptops for music production</strong> available on the market now.</p>\n","postFeaturedImageIfEnabled":"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/asus-vivobook-forweb300x175.jpg","postListSummaryFeaturedImage":"","postRssSummaryFeaturedImage":"","keywords":[],"isInstantEmailEnabled":true,"isSocialPublishingEnabled":false,"blogPostAuthor":{"portalId":61352,"id":9474946913,"created":1557244191140,"updated":1557244191140,"deletedAt":0,"fullName":"Grant Patten","email":"grant@frontrowinsurance.com","userId":null,"username":null,"slug":"grant-patten","language":null,"translatedFromId":null,"name":"Grant Patten","translations":{},"displayName":"Grant Patten","cosObjectType":"BLOG_AUTHOR","bio":"Grant Patten - VP, Marketing","website":"","twitter":"","facebook":"","linkedin":"","avatar":"","gravatarUrl":"https://app.hubspot.com/settings/avatar/9751f803d54c2340cccdf5025adc9aa4","twitterUsername":"","hasSocialProfiles":false,"label":"Grant Patten","cdnPurgeEmbargoTime":null},"tagIds":[949436814,30486043401],"topicIds":[949436814,30486043401],"topicList":[{"id":949436814,"portalId":61352,"name":"Musical instrument insurance","slug":"musical-instrument-insurance","description":"","created":1401900445000,"updated":1649857146996,"deletedAt":0,"categoryId":0,"contentIds":[],"language":"en","translatedFromId":null,"translations":{},"cosObjectType":"TAG","label":"Musical instrument insurance","cdnPurgeEmbargoTime":null},{"id":30486043401,"portalId":61352,"name":"Best of","slug":"best-of","description":"","created":1591812219849,"updated":1649863391496,"deletedAt":0,"categoryId":3,"contentIds":[],"language":"en","translatedFromId":null,"translations":{},"cosObjectType":"TAG","label":"Best of","cdnPurgeEmbargoTime":null}],"tagNames":["Musical instrument insurance","Best of"],"topicNames":["Musical instrument insurance","Best of"],"areCommentsAllowed":true,"isCaptchaRequired":true,"syncedWithBlogRoot":true,"enableGoogleAmpOutputOverride":false,"generateJsonLdEnabledOverride":true,"compositionId":0,"url":"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-laptops-for-music-production","title":"The 10 Best Laptops for Music Production in 2022","enableLayoutStylesheets":null,"tweet":null,"tweetAt":null,"campaignName":"musicians","campaignUtm":"musicians","metaKeywords":null,"metaDescription":"Let’s review the ten best laptops for music production available on the market now. 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We’ll discuss the Asus VivoBook, MacBook Pro, Surface Book, and more.","post_body":"<h1 style=\"font-size: 30px;\">The 10 Best Laptops for Music Production / Best Music Production Computers</h1>\n<p>Let’s review the ten <strong>best laptops for music production</strong> available on the market now.</p>\n<!--more-->\n<p><i>(in no particular order)</i></p>\n<p>We’ll discuss:</p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#vivobook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Asus VivoBook</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#zenbook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Asus ZenBook</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#macbook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Apple MacBook Pro </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#surface\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Microsoft Surface Book</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#notebook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Samsung Notebook</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#inspiron\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#huawei\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Huawei MateBook</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#razer\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Razer Blade Gaming Edition</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#lenovo\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Lenovo ThinkPad</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#acer\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Acer Swift</span></a></li>\n</ol>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"vivobook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>1.<span> </span>Asus VivoBook | best budget music production laptop</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/asus-vivobook-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"VivoBook 15\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>Asus is an underrated and affordable brand for music production laptops and their <a href=\"https://geni.us/xz2b\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>VivoBook 15</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a solid laptop for music production that can be had at a reasonable price.</p>\n<p>Designed especially for those who value portability (just ~3 lbs and 0.78” thin), the VivoBook is a powerful laptop that you can use to carry out high-end music recording and production.</p>\n<p>A 7th Gen i5 Intel Core processor powerfully drives the laptop and it contains 8GB RAM (upgradable to 16GB). Comprehensive connections, including USB 3.2 Type-C, USB 3.2 Type-A, USB 2.0, and HDMI.</p>\n<a id=\"zenbook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>2.<span> </span>Asus ZenBook | affordable music production laptop</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/asus-zenbook-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"ZenBook Asus\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>Another solid, affordable laptop in the Asus line is their <a href=\"https://geni.us/bEvI4y\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>ZenBook</span></a>. [Amazon Affiliate Link] This computer is ultra slim and durable, making it easily portable.</p>\n<p>The laptop has an ErgoLift design for improved typing position (although some reviewers on Amazon have complained about the keyboard), an optimized cooling system and enhanced audio performance.</p>\n<p>The ZenBook’s 8th Gen Intel Core i7 Quad Core Processor with 16GB RAM makes it a slightly more powerful machine than the aforementioned VivoBook.</p>\n<a id=\"macbook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>3.<span> </span>Apple MacBook Pro (various sizes) | best computers for music production</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20laptop%20photo%20editing/apple-macbook-pro-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"MacBook Pro Apple\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>The music industry, largely, seems to use Macs for music production at this point.</p>\n<p>The famous MacBook Pro has excellent performance (especially if you opt for up to 32GB of memory) and it can handle high-level processing for programs like Cubase, Ableton Live and Adobe Audition.</p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://www.apple.com/ca/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>16-inch larger screen</span></a> is more expensive than the <a href=\"https://geni.us/MONw\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>smaller 13-inch</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link], of course, but both are excellent machines.</p>\n<p><strong>Tip</strong>: Admittedly, MacBooks aren’t cheap. If you’d rather not pay for a brand new MacBook, be sure to also check out resale sites like eBay, Kijiji, <i>etc.</i> and consider the older models.</p>\n<a id=\"surface\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>4.<span> </span>Microsoft Surface Book | best computer for music production</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20laptop%20photo%20editing/microsoft-surface-book-2-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Microsoft’s Surface Book \" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/WA785\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Microsoft’s Surface Book 3</a></span> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a powerful little machine that is able to convert into a laptop or a tablet. However, if you wish to use a stylus with the touchscreen, a Surface Pen has to be purchased separately.</p>\n<p>The 3240 x 2160 display is vibrant and impressive, and the 1TB solid state hard drive will be able to store a generous amount of music files.</p>\n<p>The Surface Book has enhanced dual far-field Studio Mics and Dolby Audio sound. The touchscreen ability makes it convenient for music producers, as it provides the option of quickly editing a track on screen with their fingers and provides quick access to a keyboard and trackpad.</p>\n<a id=\"notebook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>5.<span> </span>Samsung Notebook | best music production laptop</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/samsung-notebook.jpg\" alt=\"the Samsung Notebook\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>With 16GB DDR4 memory and a 256GB SSD, the <a href=\"https://geni.us/rb52\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Samsung Notebook</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a powerful laptop that should be able to handle most music production requirements.</p>\n<p>The Notebook also has touchscreen functionality, can be flipped into a tablet and comes along with a built-in “S Pen” stylus. The Intel Core i7 processor is quite fast and should be able to handle most multitasking situations that come up while making music.</p>\n<p>In terms of ports, the Notebook just has two USB 3 ports, one USB Type-C and one HDMI, so you may need additional peripherals and/or adaptors to attach more.</p>\n<a id=\"inspiron\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>6.<span> </span>Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/inspiron-gaming-comp.jpg\" alt=\"The Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/4V5a1\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] comes with the 7th-generation Intel Quad-Core processor and 8GB DDR4 Memory (can be upgraded to 16GB), so it should be powerful enough for most music production needs.</p>\n<p>This laptop has impressive sound: front-firing speakers, a subwoofer and Waves MaxxAudio Pro. Spacious stereo imaging and the laptop actually gets loud. There is even a little bit of genuine bass.</p>\n<p>Three USB 3.0 ports. The keyboard has a nice feel, and the backlighting is just right. Supports a 4K second monitor, if desired.</p>\n<a id=\"huawei\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>7.<span> </span>Huawei MateBook</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/huawei-matebook.jpg\" alt=\"the MateBook Huawei\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>You will get solid performance out of the <a href=\"https://geni.us/icvNDy1\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>MateBook</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link]: Radeon Vega 8 Graphics, Wi-Fi 2x2 MIMO, and a new Gen Intel Processor all boost the performance of this machine.</p>\n<p>It is a light and thin laptop with long battery life (10 hours). The 8GB DDR4 RAM (no RAM upgrades possible) allows for light to moderate music producing.</p>\n<p>The laptop’s precision touchscreen (1920 x 1080 display, 14 inches) makes it easy to navigate any of your programs or apps and its weight of just 1.38 kg makes it easy to take on the road.</p>\n<a id=\"razer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>8.<span> </span>Razer Blade Gaming Edition</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/razer-gaming-laptop-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"The Razer Blade Gaming Edition\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/clEQg\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Razer Blade 15 Gaming Edition</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] includes 16GB RAM and is upgradeable (advanced model) to a 1TB solid state drive, making it capable of handling the most complex music production tasks.</p>\n<p>The 0.7\" thin aluminum unibody makes this computer lightweight and highly portable. The computer also has a “vapor chamber cooling” system for maximum performance and comfort.</p>\n<p>The 4K (3840 x 2160) OLED touch display will be pleasing to most music producers.</p>\n<a id=\"lenovo\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>9.<span> </span>Lenovo ThinkPad | best laptop for music production and recording</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/lenovo-thinkpad.jpg\" alt=\"the Lenovo ThinkPad\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>For those who prefer to stick to the Windows operating system, the <a href=\"https://geni.us/ANx3\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Lenovo ThinkPad </span></a>[Amazon Affiliate Link] is likely the best Windows laptop for music production.</p>\n<p>With the 8th Generation R Intel Core i7 processor and 32GB RAM, you’ll be able to handle complex music production tasks on this machine quite easily.</p>\n<p>The computer’s default 512GB solid state drive is upgradeable to an enormous 2TB storage size. The computer also has a nice variety of ports: 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, and 1 x HDMI.</p>\n<a id=\"acer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>10.<span> </span>Acer Swift | cheap laptop for music production</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/acer-swift-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"The Acer Swift laptop\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/MAaL\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Acer Swift 3</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is an inexpensive laptop that can be used for music production. It has a 10th Generation Intel Core i5 Processor with 8GB of RAM (not upgradeable), so it should be powerful enough to handle light to moderate music production tasks.</p>\n<p>The solid state drive is a generous size at 256GB. The 14-inch display is 1920 x 1080 pixels with LED backlighting. The computer has a decent variety of ports: 1 x USB 3.1 Type C, 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1 x USB 2.0 and 1 x HDMI.</p>\n<p>The battery life is very respectable at 11 hours. At just 2.62 lbs and 0.63\" thin, this laptop is very lightweight and portable. Embedded fingerprint reader for fast verification.</p>\n<h2>Music Production Accessories for your Laptop | Best Music Production Software | Best Music Making Software | Music Editing Software</h2>\n<p>If you’re getting a laptop for music production, don’t forget about these accessories:</p>\n<p>A <strong>laptop sleeve</strong> will help protect your laptop against dust, debris and scratches. You could get the “official” one that is usually an accessory to the laptop purchase, or you could get a generic one that fits various laptops of a certain size, such as the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2SM4ZXj\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>RAINYEAR 13 Inch Laptop Sleeve</span></a>. [Amazon Link]</p>\n<p>An <strong>external hard drive</strong> and/or subscription to a <strong>cloud storage service</strong> such as Dropbox would be advisable because even if you have a large hard drive on the laptop, you will likely be surprised at how quickly that drive can fill up. A well-reviewed external HD to consider is the <a href=\"https://geni.us/bnvMst\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Seagate portable external HD</span></a>. [Amazon Link]</p>\n<p>You’ll of course need <strong>music production software</strong> to produce music on the laptop! Here are some commonly recommended programs:</p>\n<ul>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.ableton.com/en/live/\">Ableton Live</a></span>: digital audio workstation for macOS and Windows</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Audition\">Adobe Audition</a></span>: digital audio workstation from Adobe</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.bandlab.com/products/cakewalk\">Cakewalk by BandLab</a></span>: complete music production package</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://new.steinberg.net/cubase/\">Cubase</a></span>: digital audio workstation for music and MIDI recording</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.apple.com/ca/logic-pro/\">Logic Pro</a></span>: digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer for macOS</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.reaper.fm/\">Reaper</a></span>: digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer for macOS, Windows &amp; Linux</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.reasonstudios.com/\">Reason</a></span>: more for electronic music production</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.avid.com/sibelius\">Sibelius</a></span> (music notation software): mainly for setting actual sheet music and probably best if you want to make printed parts for a band/orchestra</li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>Note</strong>: ~8GB of RAM can be a bit tight if you're running multiple music production software programs, plus other software like a web browser, so if you’ll be using a lot of software simultaneously, always opt for more RAM.</p>\n<h2>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians</h2>\n<p>If you’re looking at music production laptops, chances are you own some musical instruments; perhaps you’re even a musician yourself. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a></span> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <i>etc.</i> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span>instrument insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<p><strong>Note: </strong>Front Row’s musical instrument insurance policy comes along with $5,000 CAD <i>(subject to change) </i>in Computer Hardware/Software Coverage.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><strong><i>About</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </i><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><i>musical instrument insurance</i></a><i> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</i></span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><i>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating custom insurance packages for musicians. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</i></span></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><span><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, Front Row Insurance earns from qualifying purchases. There is no additional cost to you.&nbsp;</i></span></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-laptops-for-photo-editing\" rel=\"noopener\">10 BEST LAPTOPS FOR PHOTO EDITING / BEST PHOTOGRAPHY COMPUTERS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/best-music-documentaries-rockumentaries\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 10 BEST MUSIC DOCUMENTARIES / THE BEST ROCKUMENTARIES</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-music-theory-books\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 10 BEST MUSIC THEORY BOOKS | TOP 10 MUSIC THEORY BOOKS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/top-10-free-music-platforms-for-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\">THE TOP 10 FREE MUSIC PLATFORMS FOR FILMMAKERS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-10-best-laptops-for-music-production/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google web story: Top music production laptops</a></li>\n</ul>\n<h3>Citations:</h3>\n<p style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><a href=\"https://www.binarytides.com/best-laptops-for-music-production-under-500/\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.binarytides.com/best-laptops-for-music-production-under-500/</a><br><span><a href=\"https://www.pclaunches.com/best-laptop-for-music-production/\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.pclaunches.com/best-laptop-for-music-production/</a><br></span><span><a href=\"https://consordini.com/best-laptops-for-music-production/\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://consordini.com/best-laptops-for-music-production/</a><br></span><span><a href=\"https://www.musicgateway.com/blog/how-to/best-laptop-for-music-production\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.musicgateway.com/blog/how-to/best-laptop-for-music-production</a> </span></p>","publish_immediately":true,"use_featured_image":true,"published_by_id":7915797,"published_at":1652709480981,"rss_body":"<h1 style=\"font-size: 30px;\">The 10 Best Laptops for Music Production / Best Music Production Computers</h1>\n<p>Let’s review the ten <strong>best laptops for music production</strong> available on the market now.</p>\n<!--more-->\n<p><i>(in no particular order)</i></p>\n<p>We’ll discuss:</p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#vivobook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Asus VivoBook</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#zenbook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Asus ZenBook</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#macbook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Apple MacBook Pro </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#surface\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Microsoft Surface Book</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#notebook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Samsung Notebook</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#inspiron\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#huawei\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Huawei MateBook</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#razer\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Razer Blade Gaming Edition</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#lenovo\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Lenovo ThinkPad</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#acer\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Acer Swift</span></a></li>\n</ol>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"vivobook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>1.<span> </span>Asus VivoBook | best budget music production laptop</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/asus-vivobook-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"VivoBook 15\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>Asus is an underrated and affordable brand for music production laptops and their <a href=\"https://geni.us/xz2b\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>VivoBook 15</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a solid laptop for music production that can be had at a reasonable price.</p>\n<p>Designed especially for those who value portability (just ~3 lbs and 0.78” thin), the VivoBook is a powerful laptop that you can use to carry out high-end music recording and production.</p>\n<p>A 7th Gen i5 Intel Core processor powerfully drives the laptop and it contains 8GB RAM (upgradable to 16GB). Comprehensive connections, including USB 3.2 Type-C, USB 3.2 Type-A, USB 2.0, and HDMI.</p>\n<a id=\"zenbook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>2.<span> </span>Asus ZenBook | affordable music production laptop</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/asus-zenbook-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"ZenBook Asus\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>Another solid, affordable laptop in the Asus line is their <a href=\"https://geni.us/bEvI4y\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>ZenBook</span></a>. [Amazon Affiliate Link] This computer is ultra slim and durable, making it easily portable.</p>\n<p>The laptop has an ErgoLift design for improved typing position (although some reviewers on Amazon have complained about the keyboard), an optimized cooling system and enhanced audio performance.</p>\n<p>The ZenBook’s 8th Gen Intel Core i7 Quad Core Processor with 16GB RAM makes it a slightly more powerful machine than the aforementioned VivoBook.</p>\n<a id=\"macbook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>3.<span> </span>Apple MacBook Pro (various sizes) | best computers for music production</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20laptop%20photo%20editing/apple-macbook-pro-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"MacBook Pro Apple\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>The music industry, largely, seems to use Macs for music production at this point.</p>\n<p>The famous MacBook Pro has excellent performance (especially if you opt for up to 32GB of memory) and it can handle high-level processing for programs like Cubase, Ableton Live and Adobe Audition.</p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://www.apple.com/ca/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>16-inch larger screen</span></a> is more expensive than the <a href=\"https://geni.us/MONw\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>smaller 13-inch</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link], of course, but both are excellent machines.</p>\n<p><strong>Tip</strong>: Admittedly, MacBooks aren’t cheap. If you’d rather not pay for a brand new MacBook, be sure to also check out resale sites like eBay, Kijiji, <i>etc.</i> and consider the older models.</p>\n<a id=\"surface\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>4.<span> </span>Microsoft Surface Book | best computer for music production</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20laptop%20photo%20editing/microsoft-surface-book-2-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Microsoft’s Surface Book \" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/WA785\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Microsoft’s Surface Book 3</a></span> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a powerful little machine that is able to convert into a laptop or a tablet. However, if you wish to use a stylus with the touchscreen, a Surface Pen has to be purchased separately.</p>\n<p>The 3240 x 2160 display is vibrant and impressive, and the 1TB solid state hard drive will be able to store a generous amount of music files.</p>\n<p>The Surface Book has enhanced dual far-field Studio Mics and Dolby Audio sound. The touchscreen ability makes it convenient for music producers, as it provides the option of quickly editing a track on screen with their fingers and provides quick access to a keyboard and trackpad.</p>\n<a id=\"notebook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>5.<span> </span>Samsung Notebook | best music production laptop</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/samsung-notebook.jpg\" alt=\"the Samsung Notebook\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>With 16GB DDR4 memory and a 256GB SSD, the <a href=\"https://geni.us/rb52\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Samsung Notebook</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a powerful laptop that should be able to handle most music production requirements.</p>\n<p>The Notebook also has touchscreen functionality, can be flipped into a tablet and comes along with a built-in “S Pen” stylus. The Intel Core i7 processor is quite fast and should be able to handle most multitasking situations that come up while making music.</p>\n<p>In terms of ports, the Notebook just has two USB 3 ports, one USB Type-C and one HDMI, so you may need additional peripherals and/or adaptors to attach more.</p>\n<a id=\"inspiron\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>6.<span> </span>Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/inspiron-gaming-comp.jpg\" alt=\"The Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/4V5a1\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Dell Inspiron Gaming Edition</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] comes with the 7th-generation Intel Quad-Core processor and 8GB DDR4 Memory (can be upgraded to 16GB), so it should be powerful enough for most music production needs.</p>\n<p>This laptop has impressive sound: front-firing speakers, a subwoofer and Waves MaxxAudio Pro. Spacious stereo imaging and the laptop actually gets loud. There is even a little bit of genuine bass.</p>\n<p>Three USB 3.0 ports. The keyboard has a nice feel, and the backlighting is just right. Supports a 4K second monitor, if desired.</p>\n<a id=\"huawei\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>7.<span> </span>Huawei MateBook</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/huawei-matebook.jpg\" alt=\"the MateBook Huawei\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>You will get solid performance out of the <a href=\"https://geni.us/icvNDy1\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>MateBook</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link]: Radeon Vega 8 Graphics, Wi-Fi 2x2 MIMO, and a new Gen Intel Processor all boost the performance of this machine.</p>\n<p>It is a light and thin laptop with long battery life (10 hours). The 8GB DDR4 RAM (no RAM upgrades possible) allows for light to moderate music producing.</p>\n<p>The laptop’s precision touchscreen (1920 x 1080 display, 14 inches) makes it easy to navigate any of your programs or apps and its weight of just 1.38 kg makes it easy to take on the road.</p>\n<a id=\"razer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>8.<span> </span>Razer Blade Gaming Edition</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/razer-gaming-laptop-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"The Razer Blade Gaming Edition\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/clEQg\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Razer Blade 15 Gaming Edition</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] includes 16GB RAM and is upgradeable (advanced model) to a 1TB solid state drive, making it capable of handling the most complex music production tasks.</p>\n<p>The 0.7\" thin aluminum unibody makes this computer lightweight and highly portable. The computer also has a “vapor chamber cooling” system for maximum performance and comfort.</p>\n<p>The 4K (3840 x 2160) OLED touch display will be pleasing to most music producers.</p>\n<a id=\"lenovo\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>9.<span> </span>Lenovo ThinkPad | best laptop for music production and recording</h2>\n<p><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/lenovo-thinkpad.jpg\" alt=\"the Lenovo ThinkPad\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></i></p>\n<p>For those who prefer to stick to the Windows operating system, the <a href=\"https://geni.us/ANx3\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Lenovo ThinkPad </span></a>[Amazon Affiliate Link] is likely the best Windows laptop for music production.</p>\n<p>With the 8th Generation R Intel Core i7 processor and 32GB RAM, you’ll be able to handle complex music production tasks on this machine quite easily.</p>\n<p>The computer’s default 512GB solid state drive is upgradeable to an enormous 2TB storage size. The computer also has a nice variety of ports: 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, and 1 x HDMI.</p>\n<a id=\"acer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>10.<span> </span>Acer Swift | cheap laptop for music production</h2>\n<p><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20production%20laptops/acer-swift-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"The Acer Swift laptop\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\" width=\"600\"></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/MAaL\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Acer Swift 3</span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is an inexpensive laptop that can be used for music production. It has a 10th Generation Intel Core i5 Processor with 8GB of RAM (not upgradeable), so it should be powerful enough to handle light to moderate music production tasks.</p>\n<p>The solid state drive is a generous size at 256GB. The 14-inch display is 1920 x 1080 pixels with LED backlighting. The computer has a decent variety of ports: 1 x USB 3.1 Type C, 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1 x USB 2.0 and 1 x HDMI.</p>\n<p>The battery life is very respectable at 11 hours. At just 2.62 lbs and 0.63\" thin, this laptop is very lightweight and portable. Embedded fingerprint reader for fast verification.</p>\n<h2>Music Production Accessories for your Laptop | Best Music Production Software | Best Music Making Software | Music Editing Software</h2>\n<p>If you’re getting a laptop for music production, don’t forget about these accessories:</p>\n<p>A <strong>laptop sleeve</strong> will help protect your laptop against dust, debris and scratches. You could get the “official” one that is usually an accessory to the laptop purchase, or you could get a generic one that fits various laptops of a certain size, such as the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2SM4ZXj\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>RAINYEAR 13 Inch Laptop Sleeve</span></a>. [Amazon Link]</p>\n<p>An <strong>external hard drive</strong> and/or subscription to a <strong>cloud storage service</strong> such as Dropbox would be advisable because even if you have a large hard drive on the laptop, you will likely be surprised at how quickly that drive can fill up. A well-reviewed external HD to consider is the <a href=\"https://geni.us/bnvMst\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Seagate portable external HD</span></a>. [Amazon Link]</p>\n<p>You’ll of course need <strong>music production software</strong> to produce music on the laptop! Here are some commonly recommended programs:</p>\n<ul>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.ableton.com/en/live/\">Ableton Live</a></span>: digital audio workstation for macOS and Windows</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Audition\">Adobe Audition</a></span>: digital audio workstation from Adobe</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.bandlab.com/products/cakewalk\">Cakewalk by BandLab</a></span>: complete music production package</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://new.steinberg.net/cubase/\">Cubase</a></span>: digital audio workstation for music and MIDI recording</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.apple.com/ca/logic-pro/\">Logic Pro</a></span>: digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer for macOS</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.reaper.fm/\">Reaper</a></span>: digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer for macOS, Windows &amp; Linux</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.reasonstudios.com/\">Reason</a></span>: more for electronic music production</li>\n<li><span><a href=\"https://www.avid.com/sibelius\">Sibelius</a></span> (music notation software): mainly for setting actual sheet music and probably best if you want to make printed parts for a band/orchestra</li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>Note</strong>: ~8GB of RAM can be a bit tight if you're running multiple music production software programs, plus other software like a web browser, so if you’ll be using a lot of software simultaneously, always opt for more RAM.</p>\n<h2>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians</h2>\n<p>If you’re looking at music production laptops, chances are you own some musical instruments; perhaps you’re even a musician yourself. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a></span> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <i>etc.</i> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span>instrument insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<p><strong>Note: </strong>Front Row’s musical instrument insurance policy comes along with $5,000 CAD <i>(subject to change) </i>in Computer Hardware/Software Coverage.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><strong><i>About</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </i><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><i>musical instrument insurance</i></a><i> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</i></span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><i>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating custom insurance packages for musicians. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</i></span></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><span><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, Front Row Insurance earns from qualifying purchases. There is no additional cost to you.&nbsp;</i></span></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-laptops-for-photo-editing\" rel=\"noopener\">10 BEST LAPTOPS FOR PHOTO EDITING / BEST PHOTOGRAPHY COMPUTERS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/best-music-documentaries-rockumentaries\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 10 BEST MUSIC DOCUMENTARIES / THE BEST ROCKUMENTARIES</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-music-theory-books\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 10 BEST MUSIC THEORY BOOKS | TOP 10 MUSIC THEORY BOOKS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/top-10-free-music-platforms-for-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\">THE TOP 10 FREE MUSIC PLATFORMS FOR FILMMAKERS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-10-best-laptops-for-music-production/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google web story: Top music production laptops</a></li>\n</ul>\n<h3>Citations:</h3>\n<p style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><a href=\"https://www.binarytides.com/best-laptops-for-music-production-under-500/\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.binarytides.com/best-laptops-for-music-production-under-500/</a><br><span><a href=\"https://www.pclaunches.com/best-laptop-for-music-production/\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.pclaunches.com/best-laptop-for-music-production/</a><br></span><span><a href=\"https://consordini.com/best-laptops-for-music-production/\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://consordini.com/best-laptops-for-music-production/</a><br></span><span><a href=\"https://www.musicgateway.com/blog/how-to/best-laptop-for-music-production\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.musicgateway.com/blog/how-to/best-laptop-for-music-production</a> </span></p>","rss_summary":"<h1 style=\"font-size: 30px;\">The 10 Best Laptops for Music Production / Best Music Production Computers</h1>\n<p>Let’s review the ten <strong>best laptops for music production</strong> available on the market now.</p>\n","blog_publish_to_social_media_task":"DONE_NOT_SENT","scheduled_update_date":0,"blog_post_schedule_task_uid":null}},{"portalId":61352,"siteId":null,"id":35585481251,"slug":"instrument-insurance-blog/best-music-documentaries-rockumentaries","contentTypeId":null,"contentGroupId":952266161,"campaign":"816ef4f9-d3e3-4b22-a990-d1664954a69f","categoryId":3,"state":"PUBLISHED","publishDate":1601906766000,"created":1601563121246,"updated":1652709562243,"templatePath":"","name":"The 10 Best Music Documentaries / the Best Rockumentaries","mabExperimentId":null,"archived":false,"authorName":null,"deletedAt":0,"freezeDate":1601906766000,"processingStatus":"PUBLISHED","previewKey":"NWVnJLqJ","abTestId":null,"createdById":7915797,"updatedById":7915797,"domain":"","resolvedDomain":"www.frontrowinsurance.com","legacyId":null,"performableGuid":null,"isDraft":false,"subcategory":"normal_blog_post","abStatus":null,"blueprintTypeId":0,"folderId":null,"analyticsPageId":"35585481251","flexAreas":{},"widgetContainers":{},"widgets":{"name":{"body":{"title":"The 10 Best Music Documentaries / the Best Rockumentaries"},"id":"name","name":"name","type":"text","label":"Title"},"module_15965216980304":{"body":{"wrap_field_tag":"div","path":"/Coded files/Custom/blog/FrontRow2014/Basic Rich Text Box for Blog","definition_id":null,"module_id":33156769794,"smart_type":"NOT_SMART","field_types":{"add_content":"richtext","enable_rich_text_module":"boolean"},"type":"module","tag":"module","smart_objects":null},"css":{},"child_css":{},"id":"module_15965216980304","name":"module_15965216980304","type":"module","order":7,"label":"Basic Rich Text Box for Blog","smart_type":null,"styles":{},"module_id":33156769794},"module_156398965931111":{"body":{"path":"/Marketplace/HubSpot/Team_Member/Team Member","widget_name":"Team Member","definition_id":null,"wrapping_html":"","module_id":8696351,"per_widget_wrapper_html":"","smart_type":"NOT_SMART","type":"module","tag":"module","smart_objects":null},"css":{},"child_css":{},"id":"module_156398965931111","name":"module_156398965931111","type":"module","order":9,"label":"Team Member","smart_type":null,"styles":{},"module_id":8696351,"deleted_at":1649793547099},"module_15960847531069":{"body":{"wrap_field_tag":"div","path":"/Coded files/Custom/blog/FrontRow2014/Blog Subscribe New Module 2020","definition_id":null,"module_id":33051772119,"smart_type":"NOT_SMART","field_types":{"add_form":"form","add_form_title":"text","enable_form":"boolean"},"type":"module","tag":"module","smart_objects":null},"css":{},"child_css":{},"id":"module_15960847531069","name":"module_15960847531069","type":"module","order":4,"label":"Blog Subscribe New Module 2020","smart_type":null,"styles":{},"module_id":33051772119,"deleted_at":1649793547099},"post_body":{"body":{"html":"<h1><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/Stop-making-sense-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Stop Making Sense cover\" width=\"250\" style=\"width: 250px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">The 10 Best Music Documentaries / the Best Rockumentaries</h1>\n<p>Let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>music documentary films</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>\n<!--more--><p><i>(in no particular order)</i></p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#stop-making\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Stop Making Sense </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#montage-heck\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Montage of Heck and Soaked in Bleach</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#gimme\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Gimme Shelter</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#dont-look\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Dont Look Back <i>[sic]</i></span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#rattle\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Rattle and Hum</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#decline\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Decline of Western Civilization</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#woodstock\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Woodstock</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#waltz\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Last Waltz and Once Were Brothers</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#amy\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Amy</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#story-of-wish\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Story of Wish You Were Here and Live at Pompeii</span></a></li>\n</ol>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"stop-making\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>1.<span> </span>Stop Making Sense / best music documentaries</h2>\n<p>According to Rolling Stone, “the greatest concert movie ever” is Jonathan Demme’s <a href=\"https://geni.us/LucQ\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Stop Making Sense</i></span></a>. [Amazon Link] This documentary of the Talking Heads band was filmed over the course of four nights at Hollywood's Pantages Theater in 1983.</p>\n<p>The songs performed in the movie are mostly from Talking Heads’ album, <i>Speaking in Tongues</i>, including hits such as “Burning Down the House” and \"Girlfriend Is Better\".</p>\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 480px; max-height: 269px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-inner-wrapper\" style=\"position: relative; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; padding-bottom: 56.04%; margin: 0;\"><iframe class=\"giphy-embed hs-responsive-embed-iframe\" style=\"position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; border: none;\" xml=\"lang\" src=\"https://giphy.com/embed/L4HAlELytPiEKVaxBu\" width=\"480\" height=\"269\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"allowfullscreen\" data-service=\"giphy\"></iframe></div>\n</div>\n<p><a href=\"https://giphy.com/gifs/thecoolidge-coolidge-talking-heads-stop-making-sense-L4HAlELytPiEKVaxBu\" style=\"font-style: italic;\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">via GIPHY</a></p>\n<a id=\"montage-heck\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/montage-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Montage of Heck cover\" width=\"250\" style=\"width: 250px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i>2.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Montage of Heck and Soaked in Bleach / best rockumentaries</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/wBJvIm\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Montage of Heck</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is an artful documentary directed by Brett Morgen about the life of musician Kurt Cobain. The documentary is “fully authorized” in that Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, was consulted throughout the process and even granted Morgen access to Cobain's personal archive of art, music, notes, and never-before-seen home movie footage. The documentary contains various interviews with those who were in Cobain’s life, including his mother, bandmates and ex-girlfriend.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/YK6BlR\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Soaked in Bleach</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a much more controversial quasi-documentary (contains some scripted scenes of docudrama in it) that seems to push the narrative that Cobain *<i>potentially*</i> did not commit suicide and was instead perhaps murdered, or some other form of foul play. But the movie does contain some interesting interviews with various members of the police force involved in the Cobain death investigation – no matter what side of the “interpretation fence” you might be on, it’s an entertaining piece, even if it has somewhat of an agenda.</p>\n<a id=\"gimme\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/3ICZKw\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/gimme-shelter-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Gimme Shelter cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>3.<span> </span>Gimme Shelter / best music docs</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/3ICZKw\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Gimme Shelter</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a documentary by the Maysles Brothers about the last weeks of The Rolling Stones' 1969 US tour, which culminated in the disastrous Altamont Free Concert. Violence erupted at this concert, resulting in the deaths of multiple fans and injuries to many others.</p>\n<p>One Amazon reviewer’s comment (Jeff Morant): “One of the best documentaries ever made and one of the best Criterion releases! Even if you're not a fan of The Stones, this a very haunting film and one that will stay with you for quite some time.”</p>\n<a id=\"dont-look\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/9IKE\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/dylan-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Dont Look Back jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>4.<span> </span>Dont Look Back <i>[sic]</i></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/9IKE\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Dont Look Back</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a documentary about singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. The film documents Dylan's 1965 concert tour in England.</p>\n<p>The movie features some of Dylan’s most famous songs, including “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” and “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”.</p>\n<p><strong>Fun Fact/Trivia</strong>: the famous \"Subterranean Homesick Blues\" footage of Dylan shuffling cue cards shown at the beginning of the film was actually shot at the <i>end</i> of filming.</p>\n<a id=\"rattle\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">5.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Rattle and Hum / best movies about music</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/AXZDs\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/rattle.jpg\" alt=\"Rattle and Hum jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">Rattle and Hum</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a music documentary about the much lauded Irish rock band U2, filmed during their fall 1987 tour of North America.</p>\n<p>The doc includes footage of U2 performing live with famed guitarist B.B. King (song: “When Love Comes to Town”).</p>\n<p>The documentary features an artful mix of black-and-white and colour cinematography and includes many of the band’s most famous songs, including “Desire”, “I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For”, “Where the Streets Have No Name” and “Sunday Bloody Sunday”.</p>\n<a id=\"decline\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/UQuwi\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/decline-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"The Decline of Western Civilization cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>6.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The Decline of Western Civilization</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/UQuwi\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Decline of Western Civilization</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is about the Los Angeles punk rock scene/subculture in the late 1970s and early ‘80s.</p>\n<p>The doc features concert footage of LA punk bands and (often amusing) interviews with band members and their fans.</p>\n<p>Notable bands featured in the doc include Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Germs, and X. Two sequels were also made: <a href=\"https://geni.us/EAPaty\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Part II: The Metal Years</span></a> and <a href=\"https://geni.us/xsPiQ\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Part III</span></a>. [Amazon Links]</p>\n<a id=\"woodstock\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">7.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Woodstock / best docs about music</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/XUph\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/woodstock.jpg\" alt=\"Woodstock jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">Woodstock</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is about the watershed counterculture Woodstock Festival which took place in August 1969 near Bethel, New York.</p>\n<p>The Director’s Cut version contains a Blu-ray version of the film along with a second disc of bonus features, including “Untold Stories Revisited\" and 16 previously unreleased performances.</p>\n<p>Notable musicians and bands featured in this famous concert doc include Crosby, Stills &amp; Nash, Joan Baez, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, and Joe Cocker.</p>\n<a id=\"waltz\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/last-waltz.jpg\" alt=\"The Last Waltz jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">8.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The Last Waltz / Once Were Brothers</span></h2>\n<p>One of the most respected concert docs of all time is certainly <a href=\"https://geni.us/X2VC\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>The Last Waltz</i></span></a> [Amazon Link], which is about The Band's historic 1976 farewell performance. Directed by Martin Scorsese.</p>\n<p>The concert was held on American Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The doc features many of The Band’s best known songs, including “Up on Cripple Creek”, “Life Is a Carnival” and “King Harvest (Has Surely Come)”. Other musicians featured in the doc include Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell.</p>\n<p>A nice companion documentary to this is the more recent doc, <a href=\"https://geni.us/ecnvoH\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Once Were Brothers</i></span></a>. [Amazon Link] This doc focuses on frontman Robbie Robertson’s life, how The Band formed, and how/why they eventually disbanded. Produced by Scorsese.</p>\n<a id=\"amy\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/k3DC6JH\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/amy-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Amy jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>9.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Amy</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/k3DC6JH\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Amy</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] tells the tragic story of the talented English singer-songwriter, Amy Winehouse.</p>\n<p>The film covers Winehouse's life and her struggle with substance abuse, both before and after her career blossomed, and which eventually caused her untimely death.</p>\n<p>The film includes footage of Winehouse performing some of her best known songs, including \"Stronger than Me\", \"Back to Black\", and \"Rehab\"; and even some never-before-heard songs and auditions.</p>\n<a id=\"story-of-wish\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/pink-floyd.jpg\" alt=\"The Story of Wish You Were Here jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">10. </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The Story of Wish You Were Here and Live at Pompeii</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/gTAo\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Story of Wish You Were Here</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is about the making of the <i>Wish You Were Here</i> album by Pink Floyd. The doc includes interviews with almost every key person who participated in the making of this acclaimed album, including David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Roger Waters.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/rDzRP\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Live at Pompeii</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is an older Pink Floyd doc that focuses on the band performing at the ancient Roman amphitheatre in Pompeii, Italy. The main footage in and around Pompeii was filmed over four days in October 1971, using the band's regular touring equipment. The Director's Cut DVD combines the original footage from ‘71 with more contemporary shots.</p>\n<h2><span>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Front Row Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians</span></h2>\n<p>If you’re watching music documentaries, chances are you own some musical instruments; perhaps you’re even a musician yourself. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a></span> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <i>etc.</i> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span>instrument insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><strong><i>About</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </i><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><i>musical instrument insurance</i></a><i> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</i></span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><i>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating custom insurance packages for musicians. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios. Front Row has offices in Toronto, Halifax, Montreal and Vancouver and a staff of 50+ with a combined ~510 years of insurance experience. Front Row also has a Nashville office with </i><a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/tom-corley\"><i>Tom Corley</i></a><i>, music industry insurance expert. </i></span></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<p><a href=\"/articles/10-best-documentaries-about-filmmaking\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST DOCS ABOUT FILMMAKING</a></p>\n<p><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-music-theory-books\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST BOOKS ABOUT MUSIC THEORY</a></p>\n<p><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/musicians-protect-your-music-studio-with-cyber-insurance\" rel=\"noopener\">MUSICIANS, PROTECT YOUR MUSIC STUDIO WITH CYBER INSURANCE</a></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. 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We’ll discuss:</p>\n<!--more-->\n<p><i>(in no particular order)</i></p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#stop-making\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Stop Making Sense </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#montage-heck\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Montage of Heck and Soaked in Bleach</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#gimme\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Gimme Shelter</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#dont-look\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Dont Look Back <i>[sic]</i></span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#rattle\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Rattle and Hum</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#decline\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Decline of Western Civilization</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#woodstock\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Woodstock</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#waltz\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Last Waltz and Once Were Brothers</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#amy\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Amy</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#story-of-wish\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Story of Wish You Were Here and Live at Pompeii</span></a></li>\n</ol>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"stop-making\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>1.<span> </span>Stop Making Sense / best music documentaries</h2>\n<p>According to Rolling Stone, “the greatest concert movie ever” is Jonathan Demme’s <a href=\"https://geni.us/LucQ\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Stop Making Sense</i></span></a>. [Amazon Link] This documentary of the Talking Heads band was filmed over the course of four nights at Hollywood's Pantages Theater in 1983.</p>\n<p>The songs performed in the movie are mostly from Talking Heads’ album, <i>Speaking in Tongues</i>, including hits such as “Burning Down the House” and \"Girlfriend Is Better\".</p>\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 480px; max-height: 269px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-inner-wrapper\" style=\"position: relative; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; padding-bottom: 56.04%; margin: 0;\"><iframe class=\"giphy-embed hs-responsive-embed-iframe\" style=\"position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; border: none;\" xml=\"lang\" src=\"https://giphy.com/embed/L4HAlELytPiEKVaxBu\" width=\"480\" height=\"269\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"allowfullscreen\" data-service=\"giphy\"></iframe></div>\n</div>\n<p><a href=\"https://giphy.com/gifs/thecoolidge-coolidge-talking-heads-stop-making-sense-L4HAlELytPiEKVaxBu\" style=\"font-style: italic;\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">via GIPHY</a></p>\n<a id=\"montage-heck\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/montage-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Montage of Heck cover\" width=\"250\" style=\"width: 250px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i>2.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Montage of Heck and Soaked in Bleach / best rockumentaries</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/wBJvIm\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Montage of Heck</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is an artful documentary directed by Brett Morgen about the life of musician Kurt Cobain. The documentary is “fully authorized” in that Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, was consulted throughout the process and even granted Morgen access to Cobain's personal archive of art, music, notes, and never-before-seen home movie footage. The documentary contains various interviews with those who were in Cobain’s life, including his mother, bandmates and ex-girlfriend.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/YK6BlR\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Soaked in Bleach</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a much more controversial quasi-documentary (contains some scripted scenes of docudrama in it) that seems to push the narrative that Cobain *<i>potentially*</i> did not commit suicide and was instead perhaps murdered, or some other form of foul play. But the movie does contain some interesting interviews with various members of the police force involved in the Cobain death investigation – no matter what side of the “interpretation fence” you might be on, it’s an entertaining piece, even if it has somewhat of an agenda.</p>\n<a id=\"gimme\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/3ICZKw\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/gimme-shelter-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Gimme Shelter cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>3.<span> </span>Gimme Shelter / best music docs</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/3ICZKw\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Gimme Shelter</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a documentary by the Maysles Brothers about the last weeks of The Rolling Stones' 1969 US tour, which culminated in the disastrous Altamont Free Concert. Violence erupted at this concert, resulting in the deaths of multiple fans and injuries to many others.</p>\n<p>One Amazon reviewer’s comment (Jeff Morant): “One of the best documentaries ever made and one of the best Criterion releases! Even if you're not a fan of The Stones, this a very haunting film and one that will stay with you for quite some time.”</p>\n<a id=\"dont-look\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/9IKE\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/dylan-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Dont Look Back jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>4.<span> </span>Dont Look Back <i>[sic]</i></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/9IKE\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Dont Look Back</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a documentary about singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. The film documents Dylan's 1965 concert tour in England.</p>\n<p>The movie features some of Dylan’s most famous songs, including “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” and “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”.</p>\n<p><strong>Fun Fact/Trivia</strong>: the famous \"Subterranean Homesick Blues\" footage of Dylan shuffling cue cards shown at the beginning of the film was actually shot at the <i>end</i> of filming.</p>\n<a id=\"rattle\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">5.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Rattle and Hum / best movies about music</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/AXZDs\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/rattle.jpg\" alt=\"Rattle and Hum jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">Rattle and Hum</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a music documentary about the much lauded Irish rock band U2, filmed during their fall 1987 tour of North America.</p>\n<p>The doc includes footage of U2 performing live with famed guitarist B.B. King (song: “When Love Comes to Town”).</p>\n<p>The documentary features an artful mix of black-and-white and colour cinematography and includes many of the band’s most famous songs, including “Desire”, “I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For”, “Where the Streets Have No Name” and “Sunday Bloody Sunday”.</p>\n<a id=\"decline\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/UQuwi\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/decline-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"The Decline of Western Civilization cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>6.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The Decline of Western Civilization</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/UQuwi\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Decline of Western Civilization</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is about the Los Angeles punk rock scene/subculture in the late 1970s and early ‘80s.</p>\n<p>The doc features concert footage of LA punk bands and (often amusing) interviews with band members and their fans.</p>\n<p>Notable bands featured in the doc include Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Germs, and X. Two sequels were also made: <a href=\"https://geni.us/EAPaty\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Part II: The Metal Years</span></a> and <a href=\"https://geni.us/xsPiQ\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Part III</span></a>. [Amazon Links]</p>\n<a id=\"woodstock\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">7.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Woodstock / best docs about music</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/XUph\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/woodstock.jpg\" alt=\"Woodstock jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">Woodstock</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is about the watershed counterculture Woodstock Festival which took place in August 1969 near Bethel, New York.</p>\n<p>The Director’s Cut version contains a Blu-ray version of the film along with a second disc of bonus features, including “Untold Stories Revisited\" and 16 previously unreleased performances.</p>\n<p>Notable musicians and bands featured in this famous concert doc include Crosby, Stills &amp; Nash, Joan Baez, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, and Joe Cocker.</p>\n<a id=\"waltz\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/last-waltz.jpg\" alt=\"The Last Waltz jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">8.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The Last Waltz / Once Were Brothers</span></h2>\n<p>One of the most respected concert docs of all time is certainly <a href=\"https://geni.us/X2VC\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>The Last Waltz</i></span></a> [Amazon Link], which is about The Band's historic 1976 farewell performance. Directed by Martin Scorsese.</p>\n<p>The concert was held on American Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The doc features many of The Band’s best known songs, including “Up on Cripple Creek”, “Life Is a Carnival” and “King Harvest (Has Surely Come)”. Other musicians featured in the doc include Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell.</p>\n<p>A nice companion documentary to this is the more recent doc, <a href=\"https://geni.us/ecnvoH\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Once Were Brothers</i></span></a>. [Amazon Link] This doc focuses on frontman Robbie Robertson’s life, how The Band formed, and how/why they eventually disbanded. Produced by Scorsese.</p>\n<a id=\"amy\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/k3DC6JH\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/amy-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Amy jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>9.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Amy</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/k3DC6JH\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Amy</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] tells the tragic story of the talented English singer-songwriter, Amy Winehouse.</p>\n<p>The film covers Winehouse's life and her struggle with substance abuse, both before and after her career blossomed, and which eventually caused her untimely death.</p>\n<p>The film includes footage of Winehouse performing some of her best known songs, including \"Stronger than Me\", \"Back to Black\", and \"Rehab\"; and even some never-before-heard songs and auditions.</p>\n<a id=\"story-of-wish\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/pink-floyd.jpg\" alt=\"The Story of Wish You Were Here jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">10. </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The Story of Wish You Were Here and Live at Pompeii</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/gTAo\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Story of Wish You Were Here</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is about the making of the <i>Wish You Were Here</i> album by Pink Floyd. The doc includes interviews with almost every key person who participated in the making of this acclaimed album, including David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Roger Waters.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/rDzRP\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Live at Pompeii</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is an older Pink Floyd doc that focuses on the band performing at the ancient Roman amphitheatre in Pompeii, Italy. The main footage in and around Pompeii was filmed over four days in October 1971, using the band's regular touring equipment. The Director's Cut DVD combines the original footage from ‘71 with more contemporary shots.</p>\n<h2><span>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Front Row Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians</span></h2>\n<p>If you’re watching music documentaries, chances are you own some musical instruments; perhaps you’re even a musician yourself. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a></span> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <i>etc.</i> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span>instrument insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><strong><i>About</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </i><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><i>musical instrument insurance</i></a><i> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</i></span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><i>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating custom insurance packages for musicians. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</i></span></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-documentaries-about-filmmaking\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST DOCS ABOUT FILMMAKING</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-music-theory-books\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THE BEST BOOKS ABOUT MUSIC THEORY</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/top-10-free-music-platforms-for-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THE TOP 10 FREE MUSIC PLATFORMS FOR FILMMAKERS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-best-music-podcasts\" rel=\"noopener\">PODCASTS FOR MUSICIANS / MUSICIAN PODCASTS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-10-best-music-documentaries/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google Web Story: The best music documentaries</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></p>","postSummary":"<p>Let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>music documentary films</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>\n","blogPostScheduleTaskUid":null,"blogPublishToSocialMediaTask":"DONE_NOT_SENT","blogPublishInstantEmailTaskUid":null,"blogPublishInstantEmailCampaignId":null,"blogPublishInstantEmailRetryCount":null,"postListContent":"<p>Let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>music documentary films</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>\n<!--more-->\n<p><i>(in no particular order)</i></p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#stop-making\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Stop Making Sense </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#montage-heck\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Montage of Heck and Soaked in Bleach</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#gimme\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Gimme Shelter</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#dont-look\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Dont Look Back <i>[sic]</i></span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#rattle\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Rattle and Hum</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#decline\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Decline of Western Civilization</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#woodstock\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Woodstock</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#waltz\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Last Waltz and Once Were Brothers</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#amy\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Amy</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#story-of-wish\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Story of Wish You Were Here and Live at Pompeii</span></a></li>\n</ol>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"stop-making\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>1.<span> </span>Stop Making Sense / best music documentaries</h2>\n<p>According to Rolling Stone, “the greatest concert movie ever” is Jonathan Demme’s <a href=\"https://geni.us/LucQ\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Stop Making Sense</i></span></a>. [Amazon Link] This documentary of the Talking Heads band was filmed over the course of four nights at Hollywood's Pantages Theater in 1983.</p>\n<p>The songs performed in the movie are mostly from Talking Heads’ album, <i>Speaking in Tongues</i>, including hits such as “Burning Down the House” and \"Girlfriend Is Better\".</p>\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 480px; max-height: 269px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-inner-wrapper\" style=\"position: relative; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; padding-bottom: 56.04%; margin: 0;\"><iframe class=\"giphy-embed hs-responsive-embed-iframe\" style=\"position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; border: none;\" xml=\"lang\" src=\"https://giphy.com/embed/L4HAlELytPiEKVaxBu\" width=\"480\" height=\"269\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"allowfullscreen\" data-service=\"giphy\"></iframe></div>\n</div>\n<p><a href=\"https://giphy.com/gifs/thecoolidge-coolidge-talking-heads-stop-making-sense-L4HAlELytPiEKVaxBu\" style=\"font-style: italic;\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">via GIPHY</a></p>\n<a id=\"montage-heck\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/montage-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Montage of Heck cover\" width=\"250\" style=\"width: 250px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i>2.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Montage of Heck and Soaked in Bleach / best rockumentaries</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/wBJvIm\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Montage of Heck</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is an artful documentary directed by Brett Morgen about the life of musician Kurt Cobain. The documentary is “fully authorized” in that Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, was consulted throughout the process and even granted Morgen access to Cobain's personal archive of art, music, notes, and never-before-seen home movie footage. The documentary contains various interviews with those who were in Cobain’s life, including his mother, bandmates and ex-girlfriend.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/YK6BlR\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Soaked in Bleach</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a much more controversial quasi-documentary (contains some scripted scenes of docudrama in it) that seems to push the narrative that Cobain *<i>potentially*</i> did not commit suicide and was instead perhaps murdered, or some other form of foul play. But the movie does contain some interesting interviews with various members of the police force involved in the Cobain death investigation – no matter what side of the “interpretation fence” you might be on, it’s an entertaining piece, even if it has somewhat of an agenda.</p>\n<a id=\"gimme\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/3ICZKw\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/gimme-shelter-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Gimme Shelter cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>3.<span> </span>Gimme Shelter / best music docs</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/3ICZKw\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Gimme Shelter</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a documentary by the Maysles Brothers about the last weeks of The Rolling Stones' 1969 US tour, which culminated in the disastrous Altamont Free Concert. Violence erupted at this concert, resulting in the deaths of multiple fans and injuries to many others.</p>\n<p>One Amazon reviewer’s comment (Jeff Morant): “One of the best documentaries ever made and one of the best Criterion releases! Even if you're not a fan of The Stones, this a very haunting film and one that will stay with you for quite some time.”</p>\n<a id=\"dont-look\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/9IKE\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/dylan-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Dont Look Back jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>4.<span> </span>Dont Look Back <i>[sic]</i></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/9IKE\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Dont Look Back</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a documentary about singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. The film documents Dylan's 1965 concert tour in England.</p>\n<p>The movie features some of Dylan’s most famous songs, including “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” and “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”.</p>\n<p><strong>Fun Fact/Trivia</strong>: the famous \"Subterranean Homesick Blues\" footage of Dylan shuffling cue cards shown at the beginning of the film was actually shot at the <i>end</i> of filming.</p>\n<a id=\"rattle\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">5.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Rattle and Hum / best movies about music</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/AXZDs\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/rattle.jpg\" alt=\"Rattle and Hum jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">Rattle and Hum</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a music documentary about the much lauded Irish rock band U2, filmed during their fall 1987 tour of North America.</p>\n<p>The doc includes footage of U2 performing live with famed guitarist B.B. King (song: “When Love Comes to Town”).</p>\n<p>The documentary features an artful mix of black-and-white and colour cinematography and includes many of the band’s most famous songs, including “Desire”, “I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For”, “Where the Streets Have No Name” and “Sunday Bloody Sunday”.</p>\n<a id=\"decline\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/UQuwi\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/decline-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"The Decline of Western Civilization cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>6.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The Decline of Western Civilization</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/UQuwi\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Decline of Western Civilization</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is about the Los Angeles punk rock scene/subculture in the late 1970s and early ‘80s.</p>\n<p>The doc features concert footage of LA punk bands and (often amusing) interviews with band members and their fans.</p>\n<p>Notable bands featured in the doc include Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Germs, and X. Two sequels were also made: <a href=\"https://geni.us/EAPaty\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Part II: The Metal Years</span></a> and <a href=\"https://geni.us/xsPiQ\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Part III</span></a>. [Amazon Links]</p>\n<a id=\"woodstock\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">7.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Woodstock / best docs about music</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/XUph\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/woodstock.jpg\" alt=\"Woodstock jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">Woodstock</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is about the watershed counterculture Woodstock Festival which took place in August 1969 near Bethel, New York.</p>\n<p>The Director’s Cut version contains a Blu-ray version of the film along with a second disc of bonus features, including “Untold Stories Revisited\" and 16 previously unreleased performances.</p>\n<p>Notable musicians and bands featured in this famous concert doc include Crosby, Stills &amp; Nash, Joan Baez, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, and Joe Cocker.</p>\n<a id=\"waltz\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/last-waltz.jpg\" alt=\"The Last Waltz jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">8.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The Last Waltz / Once Were Brothers</span></h2>\n<p>One of the most respected concert docs of all time is certainly <a href=\"https://geni.us/X2VC\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>The Last Waltz</i></span></a> [Amazon Link], which is about The Band's historic 1976 farewell performance. Directed by Martin Scorsese.</p>\n<p>The concert was held on American Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The doc features many of The Band’s best known songs, including “Up on Cripple Creek”, “Life Is a Carnival” and “King Harvest (Has Surely Come)”. Other musicians featured in the doc include Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell.</p>\n<p>A nice companion documentary to this is the more recent doc, <a href=\"https://geni.us/ecnvoH\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Once Were Brothers</i></span></a>. [Amazon Link] This doc focuses on frontman Robbie Robertson’s life, how The Band formed, and how/why they eventually disbanded. Produced by Scorsese.</p>\n<a id=\"amy\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/k3DC6JH\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/amy-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Amy jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>9.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Amy</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/k3DC6JH\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Amy</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] tells the tragic story of the talented English singer-songwriter, Amy Winehouse.</p>\n<p>The film covers Winehouse's life and her struggle with substance abuse, both before and after her career blossomed, and which eventually caused her untimely death.</p>\n<p>The film includes footage of Winehouse performing some of her best known songs, including \"Stronger than Me\", \"Back to Black\", and \"Rehab\"; and even some never-before-heard songs and auditions.</p>\n<a id=\"story-of-wish\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/pink-floyd.jpg\" alt=\"The Story of Wish You Were Here jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">10. </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The Story of Wish You Were Here and Live at Pompeii</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/gTAo\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Story of Wish You Were Here</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is about the making of the <i>Wish You Were Here</i> album by Pink Floyd. The doc includes interviews with almost every key person who participated in the making of this acclaimed album, including David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Roger Waters.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/rDzRP\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Live at Pompeii</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is an older Pink Floyd doc that focuses on the band performing at the ancient Roman amphitheatre in Pompeii, Italy. The main footage in and around Pompeii was filmed over four days in October 1971, using the band's regular touring equipment. The Director's Cut DVD combines the original footage from ‘71 with more contemporary shots.</p>\n<h2><span>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Front Row Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians</span></h2>\n<p>If you’re watching music documentaries, chances are you own some musical instruments; perhaps you’re even a musician yourself. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a></span> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <i>etc.</i> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span>instrument insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><strong><i>About</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </i><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><i>musical instrument insurance</i></a><i> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</i></span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><i>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating custom insurance packages for musicians. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</i></span></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-documentaries-about-filmmaking\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST DOCS ABOUT FILMMAKING</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-music-theory-books\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THE BEST BOOKS ABOUT MUSIC THEORY</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/top-10-free-music-platforms-for-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THE TOP 10 FREE MUSIC PLATFORMS FOR FILMMAKERS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-best-music-podcasts\" rel=\"noopener\">PODCASTS FOR MUSICIANS / MUSICIAN PODCASTS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-10-best-music-documentaries/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google Web Story: The best music documentaries</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></p>","postEmailContent":"<p>Let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>music documentary films</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>\n<!--more-->\n<p><i>(in no particular order)</i></p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#stop-making\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Stop Making Sense </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#montage-heck\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Montage of Heck and Soaked in Bleach</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#gimme\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Gimme Shelter</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#dont-look\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Dont Look Back <i>[sic]</i></span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#rattle\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Rattle and Hum</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#decline\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Decline of Western Civilization</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#woodstock\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Woodstock</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#waltz\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Last Waltz and Once Were Brothers</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#amy\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Amy</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#story-of-wish\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Story of Wish You Were Here and Live at Pompeii</span></a></li>\n</ol>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"stop-making\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>1.<span> </span>Stop Making Sense / best music documentaries</h2>\n<p>According to Rolling Stone, “the greatest concert movie ever” is Jonathan Demme’s <a href=\"https://geni.us/LucQ\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Stop Making Sense</i></span></a>. [Amazon Link] This documentary of the Talking Heads band was filmed over the course of four nights at Hollywood's Pantages Theater in 1983.</p>\n<p>The songs performed in the movie are mostly from Talking Heads’ album, <i>Speaking in Tongues</i>, including hits such as “Burning Down the House” and \"Girlfriend Is Better\".</p>\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 480px; max-height: 269px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-inner-wrapper\" style=\"position: relative; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; padding-bottom: 56.04%; margin: 0;\"><iframe class=\"giphy-embed hs-responsive-embed-iframe\" style=\"position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; border: none;\" xml=\"lang\" src=\"https://giphy.com/embed/L4HAlELytPiEKVaxBu\" width=\"480\" height=\"269\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"allowfullscreen\" data-service=\"giphy\"></iframe></div>\n</div>\n<p><a href=\"https://giphy.com/gifs/thecoolidge-coolidge-talking-heads-stop-making-sense-L4HAlELytPiEKVaxBu\" style=\"font-style: italic;\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">via GIPHY</a></p>\n<a id=\"montage-heck\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/montage-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Montage of Heck cover\" width=\"250\" style=\"width: 250px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i>2.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Montage of Heck and Soaked in Bleach / best rockumentaries</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/wBJvIm\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Montage of Heck</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is an artful documentary directed by Brett Morgen about the life of musician Kurt Cobain. The documentary is “fully authorized” in that Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, was consulted throughout the process and even granted Morgen access to Cobain's personal archive of art, music, notes, and never-before-seen home movie footage. The documentary contains various interviews with those who were in Cobain’s life, including his mother, bandmates and ex-girlfriend.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/YK6BlR\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Soaked in Bleach</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a much more controversial quasi-documentary (contains some scripted scenes of docudrama in it) that seems to push the narrative that Cobain *<i>potentially*</i> did not commit suicide and was instead perhaps murdered, or some other form of foul play. But the movie does contain some interesting interviews with various members of the police force involved in the Cobain death investigation – no matter what side of the “interpretation fence” you might be on, it’s an entertaining piece, even if it has somewhat of an agenda.</p>\n<a id=\"gimme\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/3ICZKw\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/gimme-shelter-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Gimme Shelter cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>3.<span> </span>Gimme Shelter / best music docs</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/3ICZKw\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Gimme Shelter</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a documentary by the Maysles Brothers about the last weeks of The Rolling Stones' 1969 US tour, which culminated in the disastrous Altamont Free Concert. Violence erupted at this concert, resulting in the deaths of multiple fans and injuries to many others.</p>\n<p>One Amazon reviewer’s comment (Jeff Morant): “One of the best documentaries ever made and one of the best Criterion releases! Even if you're not a fan of The Stones, this a very haunting film and one that will stay with you for quite some time.”</p>\n<a id=\"dont-look\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/9IKE\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/dylan-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Dont Look Back jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>4.<span> </span>Dont Look Back <i>[sic]</i></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/9IKE\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Dont Look Back</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a documentary about singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. The film documents Dylan's 1965 concert tour in England.</p>\n<p>The movie features some of Dylan’s most famous songs, including “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” and “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”.</p>\n<p><strong>Fun Fact/Trivia</strong>: the famous \"Subterranean Homesick Blues\" footage of Dylan shuffling cue cards shown at the beginning of the film was actually shot at the <i>end</i> of filming.</p>\n<a id=\"rattle\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">5.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Rattle and Hum / best movies about music</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/AXZDs\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/rattle.jpg\" alt=\"Rattle and Hum jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">Rattle and Hum</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a music documentary about the much lauded Irish rock band U2, filmed during their fall 1987 tour of North America.</p>\n<p>The doc includes footage of U2 performing live with famed guitarist B.B. King (song: “When Love Comes to Town”).</p>\n<p>The documentary features an artful mix of black-and-white and colour cinematography and includes many of the band’s most famous songs, including “Desire”, “I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For”, “Where the Streets Have No Name” and “Sunday Bloody Sunday”.</p>\n<a id=\"decline\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/UQuwi\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/decline-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"The Decline of Western Civilization cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>6.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The Decline of Western Civilization</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/UQuwi\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Decline of Western Civilization</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is about the Los Angeles punk rock scene/subculture in the late 1970s and early ‘80s.</p>\n<p>The doc features concert footage of LA punk bands and (often amusing) interviews with band members and their fans.</p>\n<p>Notable bands featured in the doc include Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Germs, and X. Two sequels were also made: <a href=\"https://geni.us/EAPaty\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Part II: The Metal Years</span></a> and <a href=\"https://geni.us/xsPiQ\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Part III</span></a>. [Amazon Links]</p>\n<a id=\"woodstock\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">7.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Woodstock / best docs about music</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/XUph\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/woodstock.jpg\" alt=\"Woodstock jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">Woodstock</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is about the watershed counterculture Woodstock Festival which took place in August 1969 near Bethel, New York.</p>\n<p>The Director’s Cut version contains a Blu-ray version of the film along with a second disc of bonus features, including “Untold Stories Revisited\" and 16 previously unreleased performances.</p>\n<p>Notable musicians and bands featured in this famous concert doc include Crosby, Stills &amp; Nash, Joan Baez, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, and Joe Cocker.</p>\n<a id=\"waltz\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/last-waltz.jpg\" alt=\"The Last Waltz jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">8.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The Last Waltz / Once Were Brothers</span></h2>\n<p>One of the most respected concert docs of all time is certainly <a href=\"https://geni.us/X2VC\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>The Last Waltz</i></span></a> [Amazon Link], which is about The Band's historic 1976 farewell performance. Directed by Martin Scorsese.</p>\n<p>The concert was held on American Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The doc features many of The Band’s best known songs, including “Up on Cripple Creek”, “Life Is a Carnival” and “King Harvest (Has Surely Come)”. Other musicians featured in the doc include Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell.</p>\n<p>A nice companion documentary to this is the more recent doc, <a href=\"https://geni.us/ecnvoH\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Once Were Brothers</i></span></a>. [Amazon Link] This doc focuses on frontman Robbie Robertson’s life, how The Band formed, and how/why they eventually disbanded. Produced by Scorsese.</p>\n<a id=\"amy\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/k3DC6JH\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/amy-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Amy jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>9.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Amy</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/k3DC6JH\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Amy</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] tells the tragic story of the talented English singer-songwriter, Amy Winehouse.</p>\n<p>The film covers Winehouse's life and her struggle with substance abuse, both before and after her career blossomed, and which eventually caused her untimely death.</p>\n<p>The film includes footage of Winehouse performing some of her best known songs, including \"Stronger than Me\", \"Back to Black\", and \"Rehab\"; and even some never-before-heard songs and auditions.</p>\n<a id=\"story-of-wish\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/pink-floyd.jpg\" alt=\"The Story of Wish You Were Here jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">10. </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The Story of Wish You Were Here and Live at Pompeii</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/gTAo\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Story of Wish You Were Here</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is about the making of the <i>Wish You Were Here</i> album by Pink Floyd. The doc includes interviews with almost every key person who participated in the making of this acclaimed album, including David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Roger Waters.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/rDzRP\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Live at Pompeii</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is an older Pink Floyd doc that focuses on the band performing at the ancient Roman amphitheatre in Pompeii, Italy. The main footage in and around Pompeii was filmed over four days in October 1971, using the band's regular touring equipment. The Director's Cut DVD combines the original footage from ‘71 with more contemporary shots.</p>\n<h2><span>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Front Row Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians</span></h2>\n<p>If you’re watching music documentaries, chances are you own some musical instruments; perhaps you’re even a musician yourself. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a></span> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <i>etc.</i> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span>instrument insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><strong><i>About</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </i><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><i>musical instrument insurance</i></a><i> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</i></span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><i>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating custom insurance packages for musicians. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</i></span></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-documentaries-about-filmmaking\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST DOCS ABOUT FILMMAKING</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-music-theory-books\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THE BEST BOOKS ABOUT MUSIC THEORY</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/top-10-free-music-platforms-for-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THE TOP 10 FREE MUSIC PLATFORMS FOR FILMMAKERS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-best-music-podcasts\" rel=\"noopener\">PODCASTS FOR MUSICIANS / MUSICIAN PODCASTS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-10-best-music-documentaries/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google Web Story: The best music documentaries</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></p>","postSummaryRss":"<p>Let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>music documentary films</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>","postBodyRss":"<p>Let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>music documentary films</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>\n<!--more-->\n<p><i>(in no particular order)</i></p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#stop-making\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Stop Making Sense </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#montage-heck\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Montage of Heck and Soaked in Bleach</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#gimme\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Gimme Shelter</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#dont-look\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Dont Look Back <i>[sic]</i></span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#rattle\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Rattle and Hum</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#decline\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Decline of Western Civilization</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#woodstock\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Woodstock</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#waltz\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Last Waltz and Once Were Brothers</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#amy\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Amy</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#story-of-wish\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Story of Wish You Were Here and Live at Pompeii</span></a></li>\n</ol>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"stop-making\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>1.<span> </span>Stop Making Sense / best music documentaries</h2>\n<p>According to Rolling Stone, “the greatest concert movie ever” is Jonathan Demme’s <a href=\"https://geni.us/LucQ\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Stop Making Sense</i></span></a>. [Amazon Link] This documentary of the Talking Heads band was filmed over the course of four nights at Hollywood's Pantages Theater in 1983.</p>\n<p>The songs performed in the movie are mostly from Talking Heads’ album, <i>Speaking in Tongues</i>, including hits such as “Burning Down the House” and \"Girlfriend Is Better\".</p>\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 480px; max-height: 269px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-inner-wrapper\" style=\"position: relative; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; padding-bottom: 56.04%; margin: 0;\"><iframe class=\"giphy-embed hs-responsive-embed-iframe\" style=\"position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; border: none;\" xml=\"lang\" src=\"https://giphy.com/embed/L4HAlELytPiEKVaxBu\" width=\"480\" height=\"269\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"allowfullscreen\" data-service=\"giphy\"></iframe></div>\n</div>\n<p><a href=\"https://giphy.com/gifs/thecoolidge-coolidge-talking-heads-stop-making-sense-L4HAlELytPiEKVaxBu\" style=\"font-style: italic;\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">via GIPHY</a></p>\n<a id=\"montage-heck\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/montage-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Montage of Heck cover\" width=\"250\" style=\"width: 250px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i>2.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Montage of Heck and Soaked in Bleach / best rockumentaries</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/wBJvIm\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Montage of Heck</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is an artful documentary directed by Brett Morgen about the life of musician Kurt Cobain. The documentary is “fully authorized” in that Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, was consulted throughout the process and even granted Morgen access to Cobain's personal archive of art, music, notes, and never-before-seen home movie footage. The documentary contains various interviews with those who were in Cobain’s life, including his mother, bandmates and ex-girlfriend.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/YK6BlR\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Soaked in Bleach</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a much more controversial quasi-documentary (contains some scripted scenes of docudrama in it) that seems to push the narrative that Cobain *<i>potentially*</i> did not commit suicide and was instead perhaps murdered, or some other form of foul play. But the movie does contain some interesting interviews with various members of the police force involved in the Cobain death investigation – no matter what side of the “interpretation fence” you might be on, it’s an entertaining piece, even if it has somewhat of an agenda.</p>\n<a id=\"gimme\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/3ICZKw\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/gimme-shelter-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Gimme Shelter cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>3.<span> </span>Gimme Shelter / best music docs</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/3ICZKw\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Gimme Shelter</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a documentary by the Maysles Brothers about the last weeks of The Rolling Stones' 1969 US tour, which culminated in the disastrous Altamont Free Concert. Violence erupted at this concert, resulting in the deaths of multiple fans and injuries to many others.</p>\n<p>One Amazon reviewer’s comment (Jeff Morant): “One of the best documentaries ever made and one of the best Criterion releases! Even if you're not a fan of The Stones, this a very haunting film and one that will stay with you for quite some time.”</p>\n<a id=\"dont-look\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/9IKE\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/dylan-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Dont Look Back jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>4.<span> </span>Dont Look Back <i>[sic]</i></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/9IKE\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Dont Look Back</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a documentary about singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. The film documents Dylan's 1965 concert tour in England.</p>\n<p>The movie features some of Dylan’s most famous songs, including “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” and “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”.</p>\n<p><strong>Fun Fact/Trivia</strong>: the famous \"Subterranean Homesick Blues\" footage of Dylan shuffling cue cards shown at the beginning of the film was actually shot at the <i>end</i> of filming.</p>\n<a id=\"rattle\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">5.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Rattle and Hum / best movies about music</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/AXZDs\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/rattle.jpg\" alt=\"Rattle and Hum jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">Rattle and Hum</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a music documentary about the much lauded Irish rock band U2, filmed during their fall 1987 tour of North America.</p>\n<p>The doc includes footage of U2 performing live with famed guitarist B.B. King (song: “When Love Comes to Town”).</p>\n<p>The documentary features an artful mix of black-and-white and colour cinematography and includes many of the band’s most famous songs, including “Desire”, “I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For”, “Where the Streets Have No Name” and “Sunday Bloody Sunday”.</p>\n<a id=\"decline\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/UQuwi\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/decline-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"The Decline of Western Civilization cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>6.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The Decline of Western Civilization</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/UQuwi\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Decline of Western Civilization</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is about the Los Angeles punk rock scene/subculture in the late 1970s and early ‘80s.</p>\n<p>The doc features concert footage of LA punk bands and (often amusing) interviews with band members and their fans.</p>\n<p>Notable bands featured in the doc include Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Germs, and X. Two sequels were also made: <a href=\"https://geni.us/EAPaty\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Part II: The Metal Years</span></a> and <a href=\"https://geni.us/xsPiQ\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Part III</span></a>. [Amazon Links]</p>\n<a id=\"woodstock\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">7.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Woodstock / best docs about music</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/XUph\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/woodstock.jpg\" alt=\"Woodstock jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">Woodstock</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is about the watershed counterculture Woodstock Festival which took place in August 1969 near Bethel, New York.</p>\n<p>The Director’s Cut version contains a Blu-ray version of the film along with a second disc of bonus features, including “Untold Stories Revisited\" and 16 previously unreleased performances.</p>\n<p>Notable musicians and bands featured in this famous concert doc include Crosby, Stills &amp; Nash, Joan Baez, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, and Joe Cocker.</p>\n<a id=\"waltz\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/last-waltz.jpg\" alt=\"The Last Waltz jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">8.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The Last Waltz / Once Were Brothers</span></h2>\n<p>One of the most respected concert docs of all time is certainly <a href=\"https://geni.us/X2VC\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>The Last Waltz</i></span></a> [Amazon Link], which is about The Band's historic 1976 farewell performance. Directed by Martin Scorsese.</p>\n<p>The concert was held on American Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The doc features many of The Band’s best known songs, including “Up on Cripple Creek”, “Life Is a Carnival” and “King Harvest (Has Surely Come)”. Other musicians featured in the doc include Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell.</p>\n<p>A nice companion documentary to this is the more recent doc, <a href=\"https://geni.us/ecnvoH\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Once Were Brothers</i></span></a>. [Amazon Link] This doc focuses on frontman Robbie Robertson’s life, how The Band formed, and how/why they eventually disbanded. Produced by Scorsese.</p>\n<a id=\"amy\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/k3DC6JH\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/amy-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Amy jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>9.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Amy</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/k3DC6JH\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Amy</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] tells the tragic story of the talented English singer-songwriter, Amy Winehouse.</p>\n<p>The film covers Winehouse's life and her struggle with substance abuse, both before and after her career blossomed, and which eventually caused her untimely death.</p>\n<p>The film includes footage of Winehouse performing some of her best known songs, including \"Stronger than Me\", \"Back to Black\", and \"Rehab\"; and even some never-before-heard songs and auditions.</p>\n<a id=\"story-of-wish\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/pink-floyd.jpg\" alt=\"The Story of Wish You Were Here jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">10. </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The Story of Wish You Were Here and Live at Pompeii</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/gTAo\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Story of Wish You Were Here</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is about the making of the <i>Wish You Were Here</i> album by Pink Floyd. The doc includes interviews with almost every key person who participated in the making of this acclaimed album, including David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Roger Waters.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/rDzRP\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Live at Pompeii</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is an older Pink Floyd doc that focuses on the band performing at the ancient Roman amphitheatre in Pompeii, Italy. The main footage in and around Pompeii was filmed over four days in October 1971, using the band's regular touring equipment. The Director's Cut DVD combines the original footage from ‘71 with more contemporary shots.</p>\n<h2><span>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Front Row Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians</span></h2>\n<p>If you’re watching music documentaries, chances are you own some musical instruments; perhaps you’re even a musician yourself. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a></span> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <i>etc.</i> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span>instrument insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><strong><i>About</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </i><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><i>musical instrument insurance</i></a><i> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</i></span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><i>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating custom insurance packages for musicians. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</i></span></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-documentaries-about-filmmaking\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST DOCS ABOUT FILMMAKING</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-music-theory-books\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THE BEST BOOKS ABOUT MUSIC THEORY</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/top-10-free-music-platforms-for-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THE TOP 10 FREE MUSIC PLATFORMS FOR FILMMAKERS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-best-music-podcasts\" rel=\"noopener\">PODCASTS FOR MUSICIANS / MUSICIAN PODCASTS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-10-best-music-documentaries/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google Web Story: The best music documentaries</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></p>","postRssContent":"<p>Let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>music documentary films</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>\n<!--more-->\n<p><i>(in no particular order)</i></p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#stop-making\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Stop Making Sense </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#montage-heck\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Montage of Heck and Soaked in Bleach</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#gimme\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Gimme Shelter</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#dont-look\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Dont Look Back <i>[sic]</i></span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#rattle\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Rattle and Hum</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#decline\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Decline of Western Civilization</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#woodstock\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Woodstock</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#waltz\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Last Waltz and Once Were Brothers</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#amy\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Amy</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#story-of-wish\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Story of Wish You Were Here and Live at Pompeii</span></a></li>\n</ol>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"stop-making\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>1.<span> </span>Stop Making Sense / best music documentaries</h2>\n<p>According to Rolling Stone, “the greatest concert movie ever” is Jonathan Demme’s <a href=\"https://geni.us/LucQ\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Stop Making Sense</i></span></a>. [Amazon Link] This documentary of the Talking Heads band was filmed over the course of four nights at Hollywood's Pantages Theater in 1983.</p>\n<p>The songs performed in the movie are mostly from Talking Heads’ album, <i>Speaking in Tongues</i>, including hits such as “Burning Down the House” and \"Girlfriend Is Better\".</p>\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 480px; max-height: 269px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-inner-wrapper\" style=\"position: relative; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; padding-bottom: 56.04%; margin: 0;\"><iframe class=\"giphy-embed hs-responsive-embed-iframe\" style=\"position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; border: none;\" xml=\"lang\" src=\"https://giphy.com/embed/L4HAlELytPiEKVaxBu\" width=\"480\" height=\"269\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"allowfullscreen\" data-service=\"giphy\"></iframe></div>\n</div>\n<p><a href=\"https://giphy.com/gifs/thecoolidge-coolidge-talking-heads-stop-making-sense-L4HAlELytPiEKVaxBu\" style=\"font-style: italic;\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">via GIPHY</a></p>\n<a id=\"montage-heck\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/montage-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Montage of Heck cover\" width=\"250\" style=\"width: 250px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i>2.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Montage of Heck and Soaked in Bleach / best rockumentaries</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/wBJvIm\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Montage of Heck</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is an artful documentary directed by Brett Morgen about the life of musician Kurt Cobain. The documentary is “fully authorized” in that Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, was consulted throughout the process and even granted Morgen access to Cobain's personal archive of art, music, notes, and never-before-seen home movie footage. The documentary contains various interviews with those who were in Cobain’s life, including his mother, bandmates and ex-girlfriend.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/YK6BlR\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Soaked in Bleach</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a much more controversial quasi-documentary (contains some scripted scenes of docudrama in it) that seems to push the narrative that Cobain *<i>potentially*</i> did not commit suicide and was instead perhaps murdered, or some other form of foul play. But the movie does contain some interesting interviews with various members of the police force involved in the Cobain death investigation – no matter what side of the “interpretation fence” you might be on, it’s an entertaining piece, even if it has somewhat of an agenda.</p>\n<a id=\"gimme\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/3ICZKw\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/gimme-shelter-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Gimme Shelter cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>3.<span> </span>Gimme Shelter / best music docs</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/3ICZKw\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Gimme Shelter</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a documentary by the Maysles Brothers about the last weeks of The Rolling Stones' 1969 US tour, which culminated in the disastrous Altamont Free Concert. Violence erupted at this concert, resulting in the deaths of multiple fans and injuries to many others.</p>\n<p>One Amazon reviewer’s comment (Jeff Morant): “One of the best documentaries ever made and one of the best Criterion releases! Even if you're not a fan of The Stones, this a very haunting film and one that will stay with you for quite some time.”</p>\n<a id=\"dont-look\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/9IKE\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/dylan-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Dont Look Back jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>4.<span> </span>Dont Look Back <i>[sic]</i></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/9IKE\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Dont Look Back</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a documentary about singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. The film documents Dylan's 1965 concert tour in England.</p>\n<p>The movie features some of Dylan’s most famous songs, including “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” and “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”.</p>\n<p><strong>Fun Fact/Trivia</strong>: the famous \"Subterranean Homesick Blues\" footage of Dylan shuffling cue cards shown at the beginning of the film was actually shot at the <i>end</i> of filming.</p>\n<a id=\"rattle\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">5.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Rattle and Hum / best movies about music</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/AXZDs\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/rattle.jpg\" alt=\"Rattle and Hum jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">Rattle and Hum</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a music documentary about the much lauded Irish rock band U2, filmed during their fall 1987 tour of North America.</p>\n<p>The doc includes footage of U2 performing live with famed guitarist B.B. King (song: “When Love Comes to Town”).</p>\n<p>The documentary features an artful mix of black-and-white and colour cinematography and includes many of the band’s most famous songs, including “Desire”, “I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For”, “Where the Streets Have No Name” and “Sunday Bloody Sunday”.</p>\n<a id=\"decline\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/UQuwi\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/decline-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"The Decline of Western Civilization cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>6.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The Decline of Western Civilization</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/UQuwi\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Decline of Western Civilization</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is about the Los Angeles punk rock scene/subculture in the late 1970s and early ‘80s.</p>\n<p>The doc features concert footage of LA punk bands and (often amusing) interviews with band members and their fans.</p>\n<p>Notable bands featured in the doc include Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Germs, and X. Two sequels were also made: <a href=\"https://geni.us/EAPaty\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Part II: The Metal Years</span></a> and <a href=\"https://geni.us/xsPiQ\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Part III</span></a>. [Amazon Links]</p>\n<a id=\"woodstock\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">7.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Woodstock / best docs about music</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/XUph\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/woodstock.jpg\" alt=\"Woodstock jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">Woodstock</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is about the watershed counterculture Woodstock Festival which took place in August 1969 near Bethel, New York.</p>\n<p>The Director’s Cut version contains a Blu-ray version of the film along with a second disc of bonus features, including “Untold Stories Revisited\" and 16 previously unreleased performances.</p>\n<p>Notable musicians and bands featured in this famous concert doc include Crosby, Stills &amp; Nash, Joan Baez, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, and Joe Cocker.</p>\n<a id=\"waltz\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/last-waltz.jpg\" alt=\"The Last Waltz jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">8.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The Last Waltz / Once Were Brothers</span></h2>\n<p>One of the most respected concert docs of all time is certainly <a href=\"https://geni.us/X2VC\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>The Last Waltz</i></span></a> [Amazon Link], which is about The Band's historic 1976 farewell performance. Directed by Martin Scorsese.</p>\n<p>The concert was held on American Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The doc features many of The Band’s best known songs, including “Up on Cripple Creek”, “Life Is a Carnival” and “King Harvest (Has Surely Come)”. Other musicians featured in the doc include Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell.</p>\n<p>A nice companion documentary to this is the more recent doc, <a href=\"https://geni.us/ecnvoH\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Once Were Brothers</i></span></a>. [Amazon Link] This doc focuses on frontman Robbie Robertson’s life, how The Band formed, and how/why they eventually disbanded. Produced by Scorsese.</p>\n<a id=\"amy\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/k3DC6JH\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/amy-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Amy jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>9.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Amy</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/k3DC6JH\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Amy</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] tells the tragic story of the talented English singer-songwriter, Amy Winehouse.</p>\n<p>The film covers Winehouse's life and her struggle with substance abuse, both before and after her career blossomed, and which eventually caused her untimely death.</p>\n<p>The film includes footage of Winehouse performing some of her best known songs, including \"Stronger than Me\", \"Back to Black\", and \"Rehab\"; and even some never-before-heard songs and auditions.</p>\n<a id=\"story-of-wish\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/pink-floyd.jpg\" alt=\"The Story of Wish You Were Here jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">10. </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The Story of Wish You Were Here and Live at Pompeii</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/gTAo\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Story of Wish You Were Here</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is about the making of the <i>Wish You Were Here</i> album by Pink Floyd. The doc includes interviews with almost every key person who participated in the making of this acclaimed album, including David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Roger Waters.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/rDzRP\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Live at Pompeii</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is an older Pink Floyd doc that focuses on the band performing at the ancient Roman amphitheatre in Pompeii, Italy. The main footage in and around Pompeii was filmed over four days in October 1971, using the band's regular touring equipment. The Director's Cut DVD combines the original footage from ‘71 with more contemporary shots.</p>\n<h2><span>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Front Row Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians</span></h2>\n<p>If you’re watching music documentaries, chances are you own some musical instruments; perhaps you’re even a musician yourself. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a></span> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <i>etc.</i> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span>instrument insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><strong><i>About</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </i><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><i>musical instrument insurance</i></a><i> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</i></span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><i>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating custom insurance packages for musicians. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</i></span></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-documentaries-about-filmmaking\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST DOCS ABOUT FILMMAKING</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-music-theory-books\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THE BEST BOOKS ABOUT MUSIC THEORY</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/top-10-free-music-platforms-for-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THE TOP 10 FREE MUSIC PLATFORMS FOR FILMMAKERS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-best-music-podcasts\" rel=\"noopener\">PODCASTS FOR MUSICIANS / MUSICIAN PODCASTS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-10-best-music-documentaries/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google Web Story: The best music documentaries</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></p>","rssSummaryFeaturedImage":"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/Stop-making-sense-forweb300.jpg","rssBody":"<p>Let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>music documentary films</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>\n<!--more-->\n<p><i>(in no particular order)</i></p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#stop-making\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Stop Making Sense </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#montage-heck\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Montage of Heck and Soaked in Bleach</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#gimme\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Gimme Shelter</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#dont-look\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Dont Look Back <i>[sic]</i></span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#rattle\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Rattle and Hum</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#decline\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Decline of Western Civilization</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#woodstock\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Woodstock</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#waltz\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Last Waltz and Once Were Brothers</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#amy\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Amy</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#story-of-wish\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Story of Wish You Were Here and Live at Pompeii</span></a></li>\n</ol>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"stop-making\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>1.<span> </span>Stop Making Sense / best music documentaries</h2>\n<p>According to Rolling Stone, “the greatest concert movie ever” is Jonathan Demme’s <a href=\"https://geni.us/LucQ\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Stop Making Sense</i></span></a>. [Amazon Link] This documentary of the Talking Heads band was filmed over the course of four nights at Hollywood's Pantages Theater in 1983.</p>\n<p>The songs performed in the movie are mostly from Talking Heads’ album, <i>Speaking in Tongues</i>, including hits such as “Burning Down the House” and \"Girlfriend Is Better\".</p>\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 480px; max-height: 269px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-inner-wrapper\" style=\"position: relative; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; padding-bottom: 56.04%; margin: 0;\"><iframe class=\"giphy-embed hs-responsive-embed-iframe\" style=\"position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; border: none;\" xml=\"lang\" src=\"https://giphy.com/embed/L4HAlELytPiEKVaxBu\" width=\"480\" height=\"269\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"allowfullscreen\" data-service=\"giphy\"></iframe></div>\n</div>\n<p><a href=\"https://giphy.com/gifs/thecoolidge-coolidge-talking-heads-stop-making-sense-L4HAlELytPiEKVaxBu\" style=\"font-style: italic;\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">via GIPHY</a></p>\n<a id=\"montage-heck\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/montage-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Montage of Heck cover\" width=\"250\" style=\"width: 250px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i>2.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Montage of Heck and Soaked in Bleach / best rockumentaries</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/wBJvIm\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Montage of Heck</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is an artful documentary directed by Brett Morgen about the life of musician Kurt Cobain. The documentary is “fully authorized” in that Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, was consulted throughout the process and even granted Morgen access to Cobain's personal archive of art, music, notes, and never-before-seen home movie footage. The documentary contains various interviews with those who were in Cobain’s life, including his mother, bandmates and ex-girlfriend.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/YK6BlR\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Soaked in Bleach</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a much more controversial quasi-documentary (contains some scripted scenes of docudrama in it) that seems to push the narrative that Cobain *<i>potentially*</i> did not commit suicide and was instead perhaps murdered, or some other form of foul play. But the movie does contain some interesting interviews with various members of the police force involved in the Cobain death investigation – no matter what side of the “interpretation fence” you might be on, it’s an entertaining piece, even if it has somewhat of an agenda.</p>\n<a id=\"gimme\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/3ICZKw\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/gimme-shelter-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Gimme Shelter cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>3.<span> </span>Gimme Shelter / best music docs</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/3ICZKw\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Gimme Shelter</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a documentary by the Maysles Brothers about the last weeks of The Rolling Stones' 1969 US tour, which culminated in the disastrous Altamont Free Concert. Violence erupted at this concert, resulting in the deaths of multiple fans and injuries to many others.</p>\n<p>One Amazon reviewer’s comment (Jeff Morant): “One of the best documentaries ever made and one of the best Criterion releases! Even if you're not a fan of The Stones, this a very haunting film and one that will stay with you for quite some time.”</p>\n<a id=\"dont-look\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/9IKE\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/dylan-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Dont Look Back jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>4.<span> </span>Dont Look Back <i>[sic]</i></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/9IKE\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Dont Look Back</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a documentary about singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. The film documents Dylan's 1965 concert tour in England.</p>\n<p>The movie features some of Dylan’s most famous songs, including “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” and “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”.</p>\n<p><strong>Fun Fact/Trivia</strong>: the famous \"Subterranean Homesick Blues\" footage of Dylan shuffling cue cards shown at the beginning of the film was actually shot at the <i>end</i> of filming.</p>\n<a id=\"rattle\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">5.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Rattle and Hum / best movies about music</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/AXZDs\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/rattle.jpg\" alt=\"Rattle and Hum jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">Rattle and Hum</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a music documentary about the much lauded Irish rock band U2, filmed during their fall 1987 tour of North America.</p>\n<p>The doc includes footage of U2 performing live with famed guitarist B.B. King (song: “When Love Comes to Town”).</p>\n<p>The documentary features an artful mix of black-and-white and colour cinematography and includes many of the band’s most famous songs, including “Desire”, “I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For”, “Where the Streets Have No Name” and “Sunday Bloody Sunday”.</p>\n<a id=\"decline\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/UQuwi\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/decline-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"The Decline of Western Civilization cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>6.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The Decline of Western Civilization</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/UQuwi\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Decline of Western Civilization</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is about the Los Angeles punk rock scene/subculture in the late 1970s and early ‘80s.</p>\n<p>The doc features concert footage of LA punk bands and (often amusing) interviews with band members and their fans.</p>\n<p>Notable bands featured in the doc include Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Germs, and X. Two sequels were also made: <a href=\"https://geni.us/EAPaty\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Part II: The Metal Years</span></a> and <a href=\"https://geni.us/xsPiQ\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Part III</span></a>. [Amazon Links]</p>\n<a id=\"woodstock\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">7.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Woodstock / best docs about music</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/XUph\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/woodstock.jpg\" alt=\"Woodstock jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">Woodstock</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is about the watershed counterculture Woodstock Festival which took place in August 1969 near Bethel, New York.</p>\n<p>The Director’s Cut version contains a Blu-ray version of the film along with a second disc of bonus features, including “Untold Stories Revisited\" and 16 previously unreleased performances.</p>\n<p>Notable musicians and bands featured in this famous concert doc include Crosby, Stills &amp; Nash, Joan Baez, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, and Joe Cocker.</p>\n<a id=\"waltz\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/last-waltz.jpg\" alt=\"The Last Waltz jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">8.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The Last Waltz / Once Were Brothers</span></h2>\n<p>One of the most respected concert docs of all time is certainly <a href=\"https://geni.us/X2VC\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>The Last Waltz</i></span></a> [Amazon Link], which is about The Band's historic 1976 farewell performance. Directed by Martin Scorsese.</p>\n<p>The concert was held on American Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The doc features many of The Band’s best known songs, including “Up on Cripple Creek”, “Life Is a Carnival” and “King Harvest (Has Surely Come)”. Other musicians featured in the doc include Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell.</p>\n<p>A nice companion documentary to this is the more recent doc, <a href=\"https://geni.us/ecnvoH\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Once Were Brothers</i></span></a>. [Amazon Link] This doc focuses on frontman Robbie Robertson’s life, how The Band formed, and how/why they eventually disbanded. Produced by Scorsese.</p>\n<a id=\"amy\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/k3DC6JH\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/amy-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Amy jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>9.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Amy</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/k3DC6JH\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Amy</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] tells the tragic story of the talented English singer-songwriter, Amy Winehouse.</p>\n<p>The film covers Winehouse's life and her struggle with substance abuse, both before and after her career blossomed, and which eventually caused her untimely death.</p>\n<p>The film includes footage of Winehouse performing some of her best known songs, including \"Stronger than Me\", \"Back to Black\", and \"Rehab\"; and even some never-before-heard songs and auditions.</p>\n<a id=\"story-of-wish\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/pink-floyd.jpg\" alt=\"The Story of Wish You Were Here jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">10. </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The Story of Wish You Were Here and Live at Pompeii</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/gTAo\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Story of Wish You Were Here</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is about the making of the <i>Wish You Were Here</i> album by Pink Floyd. The doc includes interviews with almost every key person who participated in the making of this acclaimed album, including David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Roger Waters.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/rDzRP\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Live at Pompeii</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is an older Pink Floyd doc that focuses on the band performing at the ancient Roman amphitheatre in Pompeii, Italy. The main footage in and around Pompeii was filmed over four days in October 1971, using the band's regular touring equipment. The Director's Cut DVD combines the original footage from ‘71 with more contemporary shots.</p>\n<h2><span>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Front Row Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians</span></h2>\n<p>If you’re watching music documentaries, chances are you own some musical instruments; perhaps you’re even a musician yourself. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a></span> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <i>etc.</i> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span>instrument insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><strong><i>About</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </i><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><i>musical instrument insurance</i></a><i> for a very low cost. 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This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</i></span></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-documentaries-about-filmmaking\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST DOCS ABOUT FILMMAKING</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-music-theory-books\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THE BEST BOOKS ABOUT MUSIC THEORY</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/top-10-free-music-platforms-for-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THE TOP 10 FREE MUSIC PLATFORMS FOR FILMMAKERS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-best-music-podcasts\" rel=\"noopener\">PODCASTS FOR MUSICIANS / MUSICIAN PODCASTS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-10-best-music-documentaries/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google Web Story: The best music documentaries</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. 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We’ll discuss:</p>\n<!--more-->\n<p><i>(in no particular order)</i></p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#stop-making\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Stop Making Sense </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#montage-heck\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Montage of Heck and Soaked in Bleach</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#gimme\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Gimme Shelter</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#dont-look\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Dont Look Back <i>[sic]</i></span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#rattle\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Rattle and Hum</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#decline\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Decline of Western Civilization</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#woodstock\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Woodstock</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#waltz\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Last Waltz and Once Were Brothers</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#amy\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Amy</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#story-of-wish\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Story of Wish You Were Here and Live at Pompeii</span></a></li>\n</ol>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"stop-making\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>1.<span> </span>Stop Making Sense / best music documentaries</h2>\n<p>According to Rolling Stone, “the greatest concert movie ever” is Jonathan Demme’s <a href=\"https://geni.us/LucQ\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Stop Making Sense</i></span></a>. [Amazon Link] This documentary of the Talking Heads band was filmed over the course of four nights at Hollywood's Pantages Theater in 1983.</p>\n<p>The songs performed in the movie are mostly from Talking Heads’ album, <i>Speaking in Tongues</i>, including hits such as “Burning Down the House” and \"Girlfriend Is Better\".</p>\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 480px; max-height: 269px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-inner-wrapper\" style=\"position: relative; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; padding-bottom: 56.04%; margin: 0;\"><iframe class=\"giphy-embed hs-responsive-embed-iframe\" style=\"position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; border: none;\" xml=\"lang\" src=\"https://giphy.com/embed/L4HAlELytPiEKVaxBu\" width=\"480\" height=\"269\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"allowfullscreen\" data-service=\"giphy\"></iframe></div>\n</div>\n<p><a href=\"https://giphy.com/gifs/thecoolidge-coolidge-talking-heads-stop-making-sense-L4HAlELytPiEKVaxBu\" style=\"font-style: italic;\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">via GIPHY</a></p>\n<a id=\"montage-heck\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/montage-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Montage of Heck cover\" width=\"250\" style=\"width: 250px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i>2.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Montage of Heck and Soaked in Bleach / best rockumentaries</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/wBJvIm\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Montage of Heck</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is an artful documentary directed by Brett Morgen about the life of musician Kurt Cobain. The documentary is “fully authorized” in that Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, was consulted throughout the process and even granted Morgen access to Cobain's personal archive of art, music, notes, and never-before-seen home movie footage. The documentary contains various interviews with those who were in Cobain’s life, including his mother, bandmates and ex-girlfriend.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/YK6BlR\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Soaked in Bleach</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a much more controversial quasi-documentary (contains some scripted scenes of docudrama in it) that seems to push the narrative that Cobain *<i>potentially*</i> did not commit suicide and was instead perhaps murdered, or some other form of foul play. But the movie does contain some interesting interviews with various members of the police force involved in the Cobain death investigation – no matter what side of the “interpretation fence” you might be on, it’s an entertaining piece, even if it has somewhat of an agenda.</p>\n<a id=\"gimme\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/3ICZKw\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/gimme-shelter-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Gimme Shelter cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>3.<span> </span>Gimme Shelter / best music docs</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/3ICZKw\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Gimme Shelter</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a documentary by the Maysles Brothers about the last weeks of The Rolling Stones' 1969 US tour, which culminated in the disastrous Altamont Free Concert. Violence erupted at this concert, resulting in the deaths of multiple fans and injuries to many others.</p>\n<p>One Amazon reviewer’s comment (Jeff Morant): “One of the best documentaries ever made and one of the best Criterion releases! Even if you're not a fan of The Stones, this a very haunting film and one that will stay with you for quite some time.”</p>\n<a id=\"dont-look\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/9IKE\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/dylan-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Dont Look Back jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>4.<span> </span>Dont Look Back <i>[sic]</i></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/9IKE\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Dont Look Back</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a documentary about singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. The film documents Dylan's 1965 concert tour in England.</p>\n<p>The movie features some of Dylan’s most famous songs, including “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” and “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”.</p>\n<p><strong>Fun Fact/Trivia</strong>: the famous \"Subterranean Homesick Blues\" footage of Dylan shuffling cue cards shown at the beginning of the film was actually shot at the <i>end</i> of filming.</p>\n<a id=\"rattle\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">5.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Rattle and Hum / best movies about music</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/AXZDs\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/rattle.jpg\" alt=\"Rattle and Hum jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">Rattle and Hum</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a music documentary about the much lauded Irish rock band U2, filmed during their fall 1987 tour of North America.</p>\n<p>The doc includes footage of U2 performing live with famed guitarist B.B. King (song: “When Love Comes to Town”).</p>\n<p>The documentary features an artful mix of black-and-white and colour cinematography and includes many of the band’s most famous songs, including “Desire”, “I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For”, “Where the Streets Have No Name” and “Sunday Bloody Sunday”.</p>\n<a id=\"decline\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/UQuwi\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/decline-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"The Decline of Western Civilization cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>6.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The Decline of Western Civilization</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/UQuwi\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Decline of Western Civilization</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is about the Los Angeles punk rock scene/subculture in the late 1970s and early ‘80s.</p>\n<p>The doc features concert footage of LA punk bands and (often amusing) interviews with band members and their fans.</p>\n<p>Notable bands featured in the doc include Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Germs, and X. Two sequels were also made: <a href=\"https://geni.us/EAPaty\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Part II: The Metal Years</span></a> and <a href=\"https://geni.us/xsPiQ\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Part III</span></a>. [Amazon Links]</p>\n<a id=\"woodstock\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">7.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Woodstock / best docs about music</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/XUph\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/woodstock.jpg\" alt=\"Woodstock jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">Woodstock</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is about the watershed counterculture Woodstock Festival which took place in August 1969 near Bethel, New York.</p>\n<p>The Director’s Cut version contains a Blu-ray version of the film along with a second disc of bonus features, including “Untold Stories Revisited\" and 16 previously unreleased performances.</p>\n<p>Notable musicians and bands featured in this famous concert doc include Crosby, Stills &amp; Nash, Joan Baez, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, and Joe Cocker.</p>\n<a id=\"waltz\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/last-waltz.jpg\" alt=\"The Last Waltz jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">8.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The Last Waltz / Once Were Brothers</span></h2>\n<p>One of the most respected concert docs of all time is certainly <a href=\"https://geni.us/X2VC\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>The Last Waltz</i></span></a> [Amazon Link], which is about The Band's historic 1976 farewell performance. Directed by Martin Scorsese.</p>\n<p>The concert was held on American Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The doc features many of The Band’s best known songs, including “Up on Cripple Creek”, “Life Is a Carnival” and “King Harvest (Has Surely Come)”. Other musicians featured in the doc include Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell.</p>\n<p>A nice companion documentary to this is the more recent doc, <a href=\"https://geni.us/ecnvoH\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Once Were Brothers</i></span></a>. [Amazon Link] This doc focuses on frontman Robbie Robertson’s life, how The Band formed, and how/why they eventually disbanded. Produced by Scorsese.</p>\n<a id=\"amy\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/k3DC6JH\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/amy-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Amy jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>9.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Amy</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/k3DC6JH\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Amy</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] tells the tragic story of the talented English singer-songwriter, Amy Winehouse.</p>\n<p>The film covers Winehouse's life and her struggle with substance abuse, both before and after her career blossomed, and which eventually caused her untimely death.</p>\n<p>The film includes footage of Winehouse performing some of her best known songs, including \"Stronger than Me\", \"Back to Black\", and \"Rehab\"; and even some never-before-heard songs and auditions.</p>\n<a id=\"story-of-wish\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/pink-floyd.jpg\" alt=\"The Story of Wish You Were Here jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">10. </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The Story of Wish You Were Here and Live at Pompeii</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/gTAo\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Story of Wish You Were Here</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is about the making of the <i>Wish You Were Here</i> album by Pink Floyd. The doc includes interviews with almost every key person who participated in the making of this acclaimed album, including David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Roger Waters.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/rDzRP\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Live at Pompeii</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is an older Pink Floyd doc that focuses on the band performing at the ancient Roman amphitheatre in Pompeii, Italy. The main footage in and around Pompeii was filmed over four days in October 1971, using the band's regular touring equipment. The Director's Cut DVD combines the original footage from ‘71 with more contemporary shots.</p>\n<h2><span>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Front Row Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians</span></h2>\n<p>If you’re watching music documentaries, chances are you own some musical instruments; perhaps you’re even a musician yourself. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a></span> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <i>etc.</i> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span>instrument insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><strong><i>About</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </i><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><i>musical instrument insurance</i></a><i> for a very low cost. 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This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</i></span></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-documentaries-about-filmmaking\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST DOCS ABOUT FILMMAKING</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-music-theory-books\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THE BEST BOOKS ABOUT MUSIC THEORY</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/top-10-free-music-platforms-for-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THE TOP 10 FREE MUSIC PLATFORMS FOR FILMMAKERS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-best-music-podcasts\" rel=\"noopener\">PODCASTS FOR MUSICIANS / MUSICIAN PODCASTS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-10-best-music-documentaries/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google Web Story: The best music documentaries</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></p>","publish_immediately":true,"use_featured_image":true,"published_by_id":7915797,"published_at":1652709562238,"rss_body":"<p>Let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>music documentary films</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>\n<!--more-->\n<p><i>(in no particular order)</i></p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#stop-making\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Stop Making Sense </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#montage-heck\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Montage of Heck and Soaked in Bleach</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#gimme\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Gimme Shelter</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#dont-look\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Dont Look Back <i>[sic]</i></span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#rattle\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Rattle and Hum</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#decline\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Decline of Western Civilization</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#woodstock\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Woodstock</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#waltz\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Last Waltz and Once Were Brothers</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#amy\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Amy</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#story-of-wish\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Story of Wish You Were Here and Live at Pompeii</span></a></li>\n</ol>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"stop-making\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>1.<span> </span>Stop Making Sense / best music documentaries</h2>\n<p>According to Rolling Stone, “the greatest concert movie ever” is Jonathan Demme’s <a href=\"https://geni.us/LucQ\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Stop Making Sense</i></span></a>. [Amazon Link] This documentary of the Talking Heads band was filmed over the course of four nights at Hollywood's Pantages Theater in 1983.</p>\n<p>The songs performed in the movie are mostly from Talking Heads’ album, <i>Speaking in Tongues</i>, including hits such as “Burning Down the House” and \"Girlfriend Is Better\".</p>\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 480px; max-height: 269px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-inner-wrapper\" style=\"position: relative; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; padding-bottom: 56.04%; margin: 0;\"><iframe class=\"giphy-embed hs-responsive-embed-iframe\" style=\"position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; border: none;\" xml=\"lang\" src=\"https://giphy.com/embed/L4HAlELytPiEKVaxBu\" width=\"480\" height=\"269\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"allowfullscreen\" data-service=\"giphy\"></iframe></div>\n</div>\n<p><a href=\"https://giphy.com/gifs/thecoolidge-coolidge-talking-heads-stop-making-sense-L4HAlELytPiEKVaxBu\" style=\"font-style: italic;\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">via GIPHY</a></p>\n<a id=\"montage-heck\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/montage-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Montage of Heck cover\" width=\"250\" style=\"width: 250px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i>2.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Montage of Heck and Soaked in Bleach / best rockumentaries</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/wBJvIm\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Montage of Heck</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is an artful documentary directed by Brett Morgen about the life of musician Kurt Cobain. The documentary is “fully authorized” in that Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, was consulted throughout the process and even granted Morgen access to Cobain's personal archive of art, music, notes, and never-before-seen home movie footage. The documentary contains various interviews with those who were in Cobain’s life, including his mother, bandmates and ex-girlfriend.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/YK6BlR\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Soaked in Bleach</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a much more controversial quasi-documentary (contains some scripted scenes of docudrama in it) that seems to push the narrative that Cobain *<i>potentially*</i> did not commit suicide and was instead perhaps murdered, or some other form of foul play. But the movie does contain some interesting interviews with various members of the police force involved in the Cobain death investigation – no matter what side of the “interpretation fence” you might be on, it’s an entertaining piece, even if it has somewhat of an agenda.</p>\n<a id=\"gimme\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/3ICZKw\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/gimme-shelter-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Gimme Shelter cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>3.<span> </span>Gimme Shelter / best music docs</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/3ICZKw\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Gimme Shelter</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a documentary by the Maysles Brothers about the last weeks of The Rolling Stones' 1969 US tour, which culminated in the disastrous Altamont Free Concert. Violence erupted at this concert, resulting in the deaths of multiple fans and injuries to many others.</p>\n<p>One Amazon reviewer’s comment (Jeff Morant): “One of the best documentaries ever made and one of the best Criterion releases! Even if you're not a fan of The Stones, this a very haunting film and one that will stay with you for quite some time.”</p>\n<a id=\"dont-look\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/9IKE\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/dylan-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Dont Look Back jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>4.<span> </span>Dont Look Back <i>[sic]</i></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/9IKE\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Dont Look Back</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a documentary about singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. The film documents Dylan's 1965 concert tour in England.</p>\n<p>The movie features some of Dylan’s most famous songs, including “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” and “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”.</p>\n<p><strong>Fun Fact/Trivia</strong>: the famous \"Subterranean Homesick Blues\" footage of Dylan shuffling cue cards shown at the beginning of the film was actually shot at the <i>end</i> of filming.</p>\n<a id=\"rattle\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">5.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Rattle and Hum / best movies about music</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/AXZDs\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/rattle.jpg\" alt=\"Rattle and Hum jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">Rattle and Hum</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a music documentary about the much lauded Irish rock band U2, filmed during their fall 1987 tour of North America.</p>\n<p>The doc includes footage of U2 performing live with famed guitarist B.B. King (song: “When Love Comes to Town”).</p>\n<p>The documentary features an artful mix of black-and-white and colour cinematography and includes many of the band’s most famous songs, including “Desire”, “I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For”, “Where the Streets Have No Name” and “Sunday Bloody Sunday”.</p>\n<a id=\"decline\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/UQuwi\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/decline-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"The Decline of Western Civilization cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>6.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The Decline of Western Civilization</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/UQuwi\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Decline of Western Civilization</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is about the Los Angeles punk rock scene/subculture in the late 1970s and early ‘80s.</p>\n<p>The doc features concert footage of LA punk bands and (often amusing) interviews with band members and their fans.</p>\n<p>Notable bands featured in the doc include Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Germs, and X. Two sequels were also made: <a href=\"https://geni.us/EAPaty\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Part II: The Metal Years</span></a> and <a href=\"https://geni.us/xsPiQ\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>Part III</span></a>. [Amazon Links]</p>\n<a id=\"woodstock\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">7.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Woodstock / best docs about music</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/XUph\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/woodstock.jpg\" alt=\"Woodstock jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">Woodstock</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is about the watershed counterculture Woodstock Festival which took place in August 1969 near Bethel, New York.</p>\n<p>The Director’s Cut version contains a Blu-ray version of the film along with a second disc of bonus features, including “Untold Stories Revisited\" and 16 previously unreleased performances.</p>\n<p>Notable musicians and bands featured in this famous concert doc include Crosby, Stills &amp; Nash, Joan Baez, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, and Joe Cocker.</p>\n<a id=\"waltz\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/last-waltz.jpg\" alt=\"The Last Waltz jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">8.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The Last Waltz / Once Were Brothers</span></h2>\n<p>One of the most respected concert docs of all time is certainly <a href=\"https://geni.us/X2VC\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>The Last Waltz</i></span></a> [Amazon Link], which is about The Band's historic 1976 farewell performance. Directed by Martin Scorsese.</p>\n<p>The concert was held on American Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The doc features many of The Band’s best known songs, including “Up on Cripple Creek”, “Life Is a Carnival” and “King Harvest (Has Surely Come)”. Other musicians featured in the doc include Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell.</p>\n<p>A nice companion documentary to this is the more recent doc, <a href=\"https://geni.us/ecnvoH\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Once Were Brothers</i></span></a>. [Amazon Link] This doc focuses on frontman Robbie Robertson’s life, how The Band formed, and how/why they eventually disbanded. Produced by Scorsese.</p>\n<a id=\"amy\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/k3DC6JH\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/amy-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Amy jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i></a></span>9.</span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"> </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Amy</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/k3DC6JH\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Amy</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] tells the tragic story of the talented English singer-songwriter, Amy Winehouse.</p>\n<p>The film covers Winehouse's life and her struggle with substance abuse, both before and after her career blossomed, and which eventually caused her untimely death.</p>\n<p>The film includes footage of Winehouse performing some of her best known songs, including \"Stronger than Me\", \"Back to Black\", and \"Rehab\"; and even some never-before-heard songs and auditions.</p>\n<a id=\"story-of-wish\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Music%20Documentaries/pink-floyd.jpg\" alt=\"The Story of Wish You Were Here jacket\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">10. </span><span style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The Story of Wish You Were Here and Live at Pompeii</span></h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/gTAo\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>The Story of Wish You Were Here</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is about the making of the <i>Wish You Were Here</i> album by Pink Floyd. The doc includes interviews with almost every key person who participated in the making of this acclaimed album, including David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Roger Waters.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://geni.us/rDzRP\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Live at Pompeii</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is an older Pink Floyd doc that focuses on the band performing at the ancient Roman amphitheatre in Pompeii, Italy. The main footage in and around Pompeii was filmed over four days in October 1971, using the band's regular touring equipment. The Director's Cut DVD combines the original footage from ‘71 with more contemporary shots.</p>\n<h2><span>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Front Row Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians</span></h2>\n<p>If you’re watching music documentaries, chances are you own some musical instruments; perhaps you’re even a musician yourself. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a></span> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <i>etc.</i> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span>instrument insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><strong><i>About</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </i><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><i>musical instrument insurance</i></a><i> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</i></span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 16px;\"><i>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating custom insurance packages for musicians. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</i></span></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-documentaries-about-filmmaking\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST DOCS ABOUT FILMMAKING</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/10-best-music-theory-books\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THE BEST BOOKS ABOUT MUSIC THEORY</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/top-10-free-music-platforms-for-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THE TOP 10 FREE MUSIC PLATFORMS FOR FILMMAKERS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-best-music-podcasts\" rel=\"noopener\">PODCASTS FOR MUSICIANS / MUSICIAN PODCASTS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-10-best-music-documentaries/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google Web Story: The best music documentaries</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. 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We’ll discuss:</p>\n<!--more-->\n<p><i>(in no particular order)</i></p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#musicophilia\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#howmusicworks\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>How Music Works </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#counterpoint\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Study of Counterpoint </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#hook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Hooktheory</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#silence\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Silence: Lectures and Writings</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#joyofmusic\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Joy of Music</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#tonal\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Tonal Harmony with an Introduction to Twentieth-Century Music</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#harmonic\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Harmonic Experience</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#harmony\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Theory of Harmony</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#computer\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Music Theory for Computer Musicians</span></a></li>\n</ol>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"musicophilia\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/musicophilia-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Musicophilia book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i>1.<span> </span>Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p>This interesting crossover of music and neuroscience – <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0676979793/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0676979793&amp;linkId=1919e0368d3a1496bf0d04b891cbea2c\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain</i></span></a> [Amazon Link] – was a bestseller. Written by famed neurologist Oliver Sacks.</p>\n<p>Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment (Noman) on Amazon: “An eye opener into the world of music therapy, and a thoughtful work expressing the benefits of music with respect to neurology and neurological disease.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"howmusicworks\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/how-music-works-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"How music works book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">2.<span> </span>How Music Works | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0804188939/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0804188939&amp;linkId=89e0e06a297f48c8b61e9c265112b418\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>How Music Works</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by famed <i>Talking Heads</i> singer David Byrne is a creative exploration of the musical art form and how music can be so powerful.</p>\n<p>There are chapters on how technology (both analog and digital) shapes music, the power of curation, and the anthropology of music, among others.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment (Michael) on Amazon: “As the book progresses, Byrne explains much about the technical processes involved in recording music and the business side of music.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"counterpoint\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/counterpoint-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Counterpoint book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">3.<span> </span>The Study of Counterpoint</h2>\n<p>Many of the greatest composers, including Bach, have benefited from <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0393002772/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0393002772&amp;linkId=04c8e76b857c1c86b16a27d1f527e5f4\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>this classic</span></a> [Amazon Link] – first published in 1725, and its concepts are still relevant to the modern musician.</p>\n<p>This book explains in detail the concept of counterpoint (a melody played in conjunction with another).</p>\n<p>Counterpoint techniques and rules are explained with clarity, and succinctly, as the book is a slim 160 pages. The book has a straightforward, analytic style.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"hook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/hooktheory-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Hooktheory book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">4.<span> </span>Hooktheory&nbsp;</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00MG98OFQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B00MG98OFQ&amp;linkId=ca1667bc7acc41591eba5d4a6df3e7dc\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Hooktheory I: Music Theory</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] describes itself as “an intuitive, modern take on music theory.” Examples are drawn from popular songs you have likely heard on the radio.</p>\n<p>Chapters include “The building blocks of music”, harmony, melody, and inversions. The book includes skill-building exercises with an easy-to-understand music format that is an improvement on sheet music.</p>\n<p>Anyone interested in music theory and writing songs should also check out the <a href=\"https://www.hooktheory.com/\"><span>Hooktheory site</span></a>.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"silence\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/silence-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Silence book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">5.<span> </span>Silence | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0819573655/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0819573655&amp;linkId=9f3b1427e7b4daecf32f7ca5b5c765b5\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Silence: Lectures and Writings</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by the revered experimental composer John Cage has influenced the thinking of many musicians since the book’s publication in 1961. <i>Silence</i> is a collection of essays and lectures Cage wrote during the period from ‘39 to ‘61.</p>\n<p>Cage can perhaps be a bit inscrutable at times, but his ideas have remained important, especially his emphasis on the intelligent use of silence to create the perfect melody.</p>\n<p>One user’s (SH) Amazon comment: “Even if you don't like Cage's music, reading this book will give you insights into what he did that may change your mind or at least instill a newfound respect.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"joyofmusic\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/bernstein-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Joy of music book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">6.<span> </span>The Joy of Music | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p>American composer Leonard Bernstein’s first book, <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1574671049/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1574671049&amp;linkId=cf5ccd7f1fdf7685297e58be41eba80f\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>The Joy of Music</i></span></a> [Amazon Link], abandons the traditional academic style of books on classical music. The initial chapters are cast in the style of conversations about music between Bernstein and several imaginary people.</p>\n<p>There are chapters on jazz, musical comedy, Bach, opera, and more.</p>\n<p>One user’s (Tobin) comment on Amazon: “If you can't read music, you would enjoy getting CDs of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, Brahms' First Symphony, and Bach's St. Matthew Passion before curling up with this book. It will enhance your enjoyment of Bernstein's exciting descriptions, and will make them come to life.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"tonal\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/tonal-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Tonal harmony book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">7.<span> </span>Tonal Harmony</h2>\n<p>Since its publication in 1984, <a href=\"https://geni.us/eOAz\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Tonal Harmony</i></span></a> [Amazon Link] by Kostka (American music theorist) has been consistently praised for its practicality and ease of use for the practicing musician, music student and instructor alike. This textbook is widely used in music classrooms across the world.</p>\n<p><i>Tonal Harmony</i> contains chapters on the elements of pitch, rhythm, triads, diatonic chords, voice leading, harmonic progression, inversion, cadences, and more.</p>\n<p>Now available in McGraw-Hill Education’s Connect® with SmartBook® format (a digital version of the textbook, with interactive exercises and assignments).</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"harmonic\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/harmonic-experience-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Harmonic experience book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">8.<span> </span>Harmonic Experience | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0892815604/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0892815604&amp;linkId=cca4e97ea64bffcbab3db924486bf2bc\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Harmonic Experience</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by W. A. Mathieu (American composer and recording artist) is an exploration of musical harmony from its ancient fundamentals to its most complex modern progressions.</p>\n<p>The book contains chapters on octaves, major thirds, harmonic relationships, mixed modes, chromatic pairs, triads, diesis, cadence, and more.</p>\n<p>Mathieu’s theory of music reconciles the ancient harmonic system of just intonation with the modern system of twelve-tone temperament.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"harmony\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/theory-harmony-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Theory of harmony book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">9.<span> </span>Theory of Harmony | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0520266080/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0520266080&amp;linkId=663a2603df5326653e9ad861690bb44a\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Theory of Harmony</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by famed Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg delineates connections between music, theory, art, science, and architecture.</p>\n<p>From this one book, one may well learn less about harmony than about form, about aesthetics, even about life. First published in 1948, it remains one of the most influential music theory books.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment on Amazon: “This book is the ‘Teach Yourself Person's’ music theory bible. If you take the time to study it properly and reread any sections that seem a bit hazy, it will take you a while to get through it, but your understanding of music and harmony will be incredibly profound.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"computer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/computer-music-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Music theory for computer musicians book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">10.<span> </span> Music Theory for Computer Musicians | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1598635034/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1598635034&amp;linkId=2e9e605b258f6cc029116b442897f7c8\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Music Theory for Computer Musicians</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a more modern music theory book that focuses on DJs, electronic music producers and musicians who compose computer music.</p>\n<p>The book contains chapters on musical sound, notes, scale, rhythm, score editing, meter, chords, keys, triads, root movement, diatonic modes, intonation, and more.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment on Amazon: “Easy to read and a wealth of information. The diagrams of scales are especially useful for quickly coming up with new ideas.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<h2><span>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Front Row Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians</span></h2>\n<p>If you’re reading music theory books, chances are you own some musical instruments. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a></span> is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <i>etc.</i> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span>instrument insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><strong><i>About</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </i><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span><i>musical instrument insurance</i></span></a><i> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</i></p>\n<p><i>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating custom insurance packages for musicians. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios. Front Row has offices in Toronto, Halifax, Montreal and Vancouver and a staff of 50+ with a combined ~510 years of insurance experience. Front Row also has a Nashville office with </i><a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/tom-corley\"><span><i>Tom Corley</i></span></a><i>, music industry insurance expert. </i></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<p><a href=\"/articles/10-best-how-to-photography-books\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 10 BEST HOW-TO PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS</a></p>\n<p><a href=\"/articles/10-best-filmmaking-books-top-books-on-filmmaking\" rel=\"noopener\">BEST BOOKS ON FILM DIRECTING/BEST FILMMAKING BOOKS</a></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. 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We’ll discuss:</p>\n<!--more-->\n<p><i>(in no particular order)</i></p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#musicophilia\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#howmusicworks\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>How Music Works </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#counterpoint\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Study of Counterpoint </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#hook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Hooktheory</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#silence\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Silence: Lectures and Writings</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#joyofmusic\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Joy of Music</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#tonal\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Tonal Harmony with an Introduction to Twentieth-Century Music</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#harmonic\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Harmonic Experience</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#harmony\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Theory of Harmony</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#computer\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Music Theory for Computer Musicians</span></a></li>\n</ol>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"musicophilia\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/musicophilia-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Musicophilia book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i>1.<span> </span>Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p>This interesting crossover of music and neuroscience – <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0676979793/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0676979793&amp;linkId=1919e0368d3a1496bf0d04b891cbea2c\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain</i></span></a> [Amazon Link] – was a bestseller. Written by famed neurologist Oliver Sacks.</p>\n<p>Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment (Noman) on Amazon: “An eye opener into the world of music therapy, and a thoughtful work expressing the benefits of music with respect to neurology and neurological disease.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"howmusicworks\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/how-music-works-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"How music works book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">2.<span> </span>How Music Works | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0804188939/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0804188939&amp;linkId=89e0e06a297f48c8b61e9c265112b418\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>How Music Works</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by famed <i>Talking Heads</i> singer David Byrne is a creative exploration of the musical art form and how music can be so powerful.</p>\n<p>There are chapters on how technology (both analog and digital) shapes music, the power of curation, and the anthropology of music, among others.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment (Michael) on Amazon: “As the book progresses, Byrne explains much about the technical processes involved in recording music and the business side of music.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"counterpoint\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/counterpoint-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Counterpoint book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">3.<span> </span>The Study of Counterpoint</h2>\n<p>Many of the greatest composers, including Bach, have benefited from <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0393002772/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0393002772&amp;linkId=04c8e76b857c1c86b16a27d1f527e5f4\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>this classic</span></a> [Amazon Link] – first published in 1725, and its concepts are still relevant to the modern musician.</p>\n<p>This book explains in detail the concept of counterpoint (a melody played in conjunction with another).</p>\n<p>Counterpoint techniques and rules are explained with clarity, and succinctly, as the book is a slim 160 pages. The book has a straightforward, analytic style.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"hook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/hooktheory-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Hooktheory book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">4.<span> </span>Hooktheory&nbsp;</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00MG98OFQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B00MG98OFQ&amp;linkId=ca1667bc7acc41591eba5d4a6df3e7dc\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Hooktheory I: Music Theory</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] describes itself as “an intuitive, modern take on music theory.” Examples are drawn from popular songs you have likely heard on the radio.</p>\n<p>Chapters include “The building blocks of music”, harmony, melody, and inversions. The book includes skill-building exercises with an easy-to-understand music format that is an improvement on sheet music.</p>\n<p>Anyone interested in music theory and writing songs should also check out the <a href=\"https://www.hooktheory.com/\"><span>Hooktheory site</span></a>.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"silence\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/silence-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Silence book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">5.<span> </span>Silence | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0819573655/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0819573655&amp;linkId=9f3b1427e7b4daecf32f7ca5b5c765b5\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Silence: Lectures and Writings</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by the revered experimental composer John Cage has influenced the thinking of many musicians since the book’s publication in 1961. <i>Silence</i> is a collection of essays and lectures Cage wrote during the period from ‘39 to ‘61.</p>\n<p>Cage can perhaps be a bit inscrutable at times, but his ideas have remained important, especially his emphasis on the intelligent use of silence to create the perfect melody.</p>\n<p>One user’s (SH) Amazon comment: “Even if you don't like Cage's music, reading this book will give you insights into what he did that may change your mind or at least instill a newfound respect.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"joyofmusic\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/bernstein-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Joy of music book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">6.<span> </span>The Joy of Music | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p>American composer Leonard Bernstein’s first book, <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1574671049/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1574671049&amp;linkId=cf5ccd7f1fdf7685297e58be41eba80f\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>The Joy of Music</i></span></a> [Amazon Link], abandons the traditional academic style of books on classical music. The initial chapters are cast in the style of conversations about music between Bernstein and several imaginary people.</p>\n<p>There are chapters on jazz, musical comedy, Bach, opera, and more.</p>\n<p>One user’s (Tobin) comment on Amazon: “If you can't read music, you would enjoy getting CDs of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, Brahms' First Symphony, and Bach's St. Matthew Passion before curling up with this book. It will enhance your enjoyment of Bernstein's exciting descriptions, and will make them come to life.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"tonal\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/tonal-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Tonal harmony book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">7.<span> </span>Tonal Harmony</h2>\n<p>Since its publication in 1984, <a href=\"https://geni.us/eOAz\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Tonal Harmony</i></span></a> [Amazon Link] by Kostka (American music theorist) has been consistently praised for its practicality and ease of use for the practicing musician, music student and instructor alike. This textbook is widely used in music classrooms across the world.</p>\n<p><i>Tonal Harmony</i> contains chapters on the elements of pitch, rhythm, triads, diatonic chords, voice leading, harmonic progression, inversion, cadences, and more.</p>\n<p>Now available in McGraw-Hill Education’s Connect® with SmartBook® format (a digital version of the textbook, with interactive exercises and assignments).</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"harmonic\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/harmonic-experience-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Harmonic experience book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">8.<span> </span>Harmonic Experience | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0892815604/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0892815604&amp;linkId=cca4e97ea64bffcbab3db924486bf2bc\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Harmonic Experience</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by W. A. Mathieu (American composer and recording artist) is an exploration of musical harmony from its ancient fundamentals to its most complex modern progressions.</p>\n<p>The book contains chapters on octaves, major thirds, harmonic relationships, mixed modes, chromatic pairs, triads, diesis, cadence, and more.</p>\n<p>Mathieu’s theory of music reconciles the ancient harmonic system of just intonation with the modern system of twelve-tone temperament.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"harmony\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/theory-harmony-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Theory of harmony book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">9.<span> </span>Theory of Harmony | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0520266080/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0520266080&amp;linkId=663a2603df5326653e9ad861690bb44a\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Theory of Harmony</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by famed Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg delineates connections between music, theory, art, science, and architecture.</p>\n<p>From this one book, one may well learn less about harmony than about form, about aesthetics, even about life. First published in 1948, it remains one of the most influential music theory books.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment on Amazon: “This book is the ‘Teach Yourself Person's’ music theory bible. If you take the time to study it properly and reread any sections that seem a bit hazy, it will take you a while to get through it, but your understanding of music and harmony will be incredibly profound.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"computer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/computer-music-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Music theory for computer musicians book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">10.<span> </span> Music Theory for Computer Musicians | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1598635034/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1598635034&amp;linkId=2e9e605b258f6cc029116b442897f7c8\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Music Theory for Computer Musicians</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a more modern music theory book that focuses on DJs, electronic music producers and musicians who compose computer music.</p>\n<p>The book contains chapters on musical sound, notes, scale, rhythm, score editing, meter, chords, keys, triads, root movement, diatonic modes, intonation, and more.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment on Amazon: “Easy to read and a wealth of information. The diagrams of scales are especially useful for quickly coming up with new ideas.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<h2><span>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Front Row Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians</span></h2>\n<p>If you’re reading music theory books, chances are you own some musical instruments. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a></span> is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <i>etc.</i> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span>instrument insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><strong><i>About</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </i><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span><i>musical instrument insurance</i></span></a><i> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</i></p>\n<p><i>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating custom insurance packages for musicians. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</i></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/the-10-best-usb-audio-interfaces-for-musicians\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 10 BEST USB AUDIO INTERFACES FOR MUSICIANS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-how-to-photography-books\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 10 BEST HOW-TO PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-filmmaking-books-top-books-on-filmmaking\" rel=\"noopener\">BEST BOOKS ON FILM DIRECTING/BEST FILMMAKING BOOKS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-best-music-podcasts\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 20 BEST MUSIC PODCASTS / PODCASTS FOR MUSICIANS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-10-best-music-theory-books/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google Web Story: The best music theory books</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></p>","postSummary":"<p>Let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>music theory books</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>\n","blogPostScheduleTaskUid":null,"blogPublishToSocialMediaTask":"DONE_NOT_SENT","blogPublishInstantEmailTaskUid":null,"blogPublishInstantEmailCampaignId":null,"blogPublishInstantEmailRetryCount":null,"postListContent":"<p>Let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>music theory books</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>\n<!--more-->\n<p><i>(in no particular order)</i></p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#musicophilia\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#howmusicworks\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>How Music Works </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#counterpoint\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Study of Counterpoint </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#hook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Hooktheory</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#silence\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Silence: Lectures and Writings</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#joyofmusic\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Joy of Music</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#tonal\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Tonal Harmony with an Introduction to Twentieth-Century Music</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#harmonic\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Harmonic Experience</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#harmony\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Theory of Harmony</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#computer\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Music Theory for Computer Musicians</span></a></li>\n</ol>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"musicophilia\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/musicophilia-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Musicophilia book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i>1.<span> </span>Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p>This interesting crossover of music and neuroscience – <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0676979793/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0676979793&amp;linkId=1919e0368d3a1496bf0d04b891cbea2c\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain</i></span></a> [Amazon Link] – was a bestseller. Written by famed neurologist Oliver Sacks.</p>\n<p>Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment (Noman) on Amazon: “An eye opener into the world of music therapy, and a thoughtful work expressing the benefits of music with respect to neurology and neurological disease.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"howmusicworks\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/how-music-works-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"How music works book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">2.<span> </span>How Music Works | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0804188939/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0804188939&amp;linkId=89e0e06a297f48c8b61e9c265112b418\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>How Music Works</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by famed <i>Talking Heads</i> singer David Byrne is a creative exploration of the musical art form and how music can be so powerful.</p>\n<p>There are chapters on how technology (both analog and digital) shapes music, the power of curation, and the anthropology of music, among others.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment (Michael) on Amazon: “As the book progresses, Byrne explains much about the technical processes involved in recording music and the business side of music.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"counterpoint\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/counterpoint-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Counterpoint book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">3.<span> </span>The Study of Counterpoint</h2>\n<p>Many of the greatest composers, including Bach, have benefited from <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0393002772/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0393002772&amp;linkId=04c8e76b857c1c86b16a27d1f527e5f4\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>this classic</span></a> [Amazon Link] – first published in 1725, and its concepts are still relevant to the modern musician.</p>\n<p>This book explains in detail the concept of counterpoint (a melody played in conjunction with another).</p>\n<p>Counterpoint techniques and rules are explained with clarity, and succinctly, as the book is a slim 160 pages. The book has a straightforward, analytic style.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"hook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/hooktheory-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Hooktheory book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">4.<span> </span>Hooktheory&nbsp;</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00MG98OFQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B00MG98OFQ&amp;linkId=ca1667bc7acc41591eba5d4a6df3e7dc\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Hooktheory I: Music Theory</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] describes itself as “an intuitive, modern take on music theory.” Examples are drawn from popular songs you have likely heard on the radio.</p>\n<p>Chapters include “The building blocks of music”, harmony, melody, and inversions. The book includes skill-building exercises with an easy-to-understand music format that is an improvement on sheet music.</p>\n<p>Anyone interested in music theory and writing songs should also check out the <a href=\"https://www.hooktheory.com/\"><span>Hooktheory site</span></a>.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"silence\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/silence-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Silence book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">5.<span> </span>Silence | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0819573655/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0819573655&amp;linkId=9f3b1427e7b4daecf32f7ca5b5c765b5\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Silence: Lectures and Writings</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by the revered experimental composer John Cage has influenced the thinking of many musicians since the book’s publication in 1961. <i>Silence</i> is a collection of essays and lectures Cage wrote during the period from ‘39 to ‘61.</p>\n<p>Cage can perhaps be a bit inscrutable at times, but his ideas have remained important, especially his emphasis on the intelligent use of silence to create the perfect melody.</p>\n<p>One user’s (SH) Amazon comment: “Even if you don't like Cage's music, reading this book will give you insights into what he did that may change your mind or at least instill a newfound respect.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"joyofmusic\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/bernstein-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Joy of music book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">6.<span> </span>The Joy of Music | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p>American composer Leonard Bernstein’s first book, <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1574671049/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1574671049&amp;linkId=cf5ccd7f1fdf7685297e58be41eba80f\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>The Joy of Music</i></span></a> [Amazon Link], abandons the traditional academic style of books on classical music. The initial chapters are cast in the style of conversations about music between Bernstein and several imaginary people.</p>\n<p>There are chapters on jazz, musical comedy, Bach, opera, and more.</p>\n<p>One user’s (Tobin) comment on Amazon: “If you can't read music, you would enjoy getting CDs of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, Brahms' First Symphony, and Bach's St. Matthew Passion before curling up with this book. It will enhance your enjoyment of Bernstein's exciting descriptions, and will make them come to life.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"tonal\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/tonal-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Tonal harmony book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">7.<span> </span>Tonal Harmony</h2>\n<p>Since its publication in 1984, <a href=\"https://geni.us/eOAz\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Tonal Harmony</i></span></a> [Amazon Link] by Kostka (American music theorist) has been consistently praised for its practicality and ease of use for the practicing musician, music student and instructor alike. This textbook is widely used in music classrooms across the world.</p>\n<p><i>Tonal Harmony</i> contains chapters on the elements of pitch, rhythm, triads, diatonic chords, voice leading, harmonic progression, inversion, cadences, and more.</p>\n<p>Now available in McGraw-Hill Education’s Connect® with SmartBook® format (a digital version of the textbook, with interactive exercises and assignments).</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"harmonic\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/harmonic-experience-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Harmonic experience book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">8.<span> </span>Harmonic Experience | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0892815604/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0892815604&amp;linkId=cca4e97ea64bffcbab3db924486bf2bc\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Harmonic Experience</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by W. A. Mathieu (American composer and recording artist) is an exploration of musical harmony from its ancient fundamentals to its most complex modern progressions.</p>\n<p>The book contains chapters on octaves, major thirds, harmonic relationships, mixed modes, chromatic pairs, triads, diesis, cadence, and more.</p>\n<p>Mathieu’s theory of music reconciles the ancient harmonic system of just intonation with the modern system of twelve-tone temperament.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"harmony\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/theory-harmony-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Theory of harmony book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">9.<span> </span>Theory of Harmony | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0520266080/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0520266080&amp;linkId=663a2603df5326653e9ad861690bb44a\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Theory of Harmony</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by famed Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg delineates connections between music, theory, art, science, and architecture.</p>\n<p>From this one book, one may well learn less about harmony than about form, about aesthetics, even about life. First published in 1948, it remains one of the most influential music theory books.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment on Amazon: “This book is the ‘Teach Yourself Person's’ music theory bible. If you take the time to study it properly and reread any sections that seem a bit hazy, it will take you a while to get through it, but your understanding of music and harmony will be incredibly profound.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"computer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/computer-music-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Music theory for computer musicians book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">10.<span> </span> Music Theory for Computer Musicians | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1598635034/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1598635034&amp;linkId=2e9e605b258f6cc029116b442897f7c8\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Music Theory for Computer Musicians</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a more modern music theory book that focuses on DJs, electronic music producers and musicians who compose computer music.</p>\n<p>The book contains chapters on musical sound, notes, scale, rhythm, score editing, meter, chords, keys, triads, root movement, diatonic modes, intonation, and more.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment on Amazon: “Easy to read and a wealth of information. The diagrams of scales are especially useful for quickly coming up with new ideas.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<h2><span>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Front Row Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians</span></h2>\n<p>If you’re reading music theory books, chances are you own some musical instruments. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a></span> is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <i>etc.</i> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span>instrument insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><strong><i>About</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </i><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span><i>musical instrument insurance</i></span></a><i> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</i></p>\n<p><i>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating custom insurance packages for musicians. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</i></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/the-10-best-usb-audio-interfaces-for-musicians\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 10 BEST USB AUDIO INTERFACES FOR MUSICIANS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-how-to-photography-books\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 10 BEST HOW-TO PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-filmmaking-books-top-books-on-filmmaking\" rel=\"noopener\">BEST BOOKS ON FILM DIRECTING/BEST FILMMAKING BOOKS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-best-music-podcasts\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 20 BEST MUSIC PODCASTS / PODCASTS FOR MUSICIANS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-10-best-music-theory-books/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google Web Story: The best music theory books</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></p>","postEmailContent":"<p>Let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>music theory books</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>\n<!--more-->\n<p><i>(in no particular order)</i></p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#musicophilia\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#howmusicworks\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>How Music Works </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#counterpoint\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Study of Counterpoint </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#hook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Hooktheory</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#silence\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Silence: Lectures and Writings</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#joyofmusic\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Joy of Music</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#tonal\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Tonal Harmony with an Introduction to Twentieth-Century Music</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#harmonic\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Harmonic Experience</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#harmony\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Theory of Harmony</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#computer\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Music Theory for Computer Musicians</span></a></li>\n</ol>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"musicophilia\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/musicophilia-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Musicophilia book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i>1.<span> </span>Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p>This interesting crossover of music and neuroscience – <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0676979793/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0676979793&amp;linkId=1919e0368d3a1496bf0d04b891cbea2c\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain</i></span></a> [Amazon Link] – was a bestseller. Written by famed neurologist Oliver Sacks.</p>\n<p>Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment (Noman) on Amazon: “An eye opener into the world of music therapy, and a thoughtful work expressing the benefits of music with respect to neurology and neurological disease.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"howmusicworks\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/how-music-works-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"How music works book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">2.<span> </span>How Music Works | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0804188939/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0804188939&amp;linkId=89e0e06a297f48c8b61e9c265112b418\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>How Music Works</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by famed <i>Talking Heads</i> singer David Byrne is a creative exploration of the musical art form and how music can be so powerful.</p>\n<p>There are chapters on how technology (both analog and digital) shapes music, the power of curation, and the anthropology of music, among others.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment (Michael) on Amazon: “As the book progresses, Byrne explains much about the technical processes involved in recording music and the business side of music.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"counterpoint\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/counterpoint-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Counterpoint book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">3.<span> </span>The Study of Counterpoint</h2>\n<p>Many of the greatest composers, including Bach, have benefited from <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0393002772/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0393002772&amp;linkId=04c8e76b857c1c86b16a27d1f527e5f4\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>this classic</span></a> [Amazon Link] – first published in 1725, and its concepts are still relevant to the modern musician.</p>\n<p>This book explains in detail the concept of counterpoint (a melody played in conjunction with another).</p>\n<p>Counterpoint techniques and rules are explained with clarity, and succinctly, as the book is a slim 160 pages. The book has a straightforward, analytic style.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"hook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/hooktheory-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Hooktheory book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">4.<span> </span>Hooktheory&nbsp;</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00MG98OFQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B00MG98OFQ&amp;linkId=ca1667bc7acc41591eba5d4a6df3e7dc\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Hooktheory I: Music Theory</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] describes itself as “an intuitive, modern take on music theory.” Examples are drawn from popular songs you have likely heard on the radio.</p>\n<p>Chapters include “The building blocks of music”, harmony, melody, and inversions. The book includes skill-building exercises with an easy-to-understand music format that is an improvement on sheet music.</p>\n<p>Anyone interested in music theory and writing songs should also check out the <a href=\"https://www.hooktheory.com/\"><span>Hooktheory site</span></a>.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"silence\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/silence-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Silence book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">5.<span> </span>Silence | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0819573655/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0819573655&amp;linkId=9f3b1427e7b4daecf32f7ca5b5c765b5\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Silence: Lectures and Writings</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by the revered experimental composer John Cage has influenced the thinking of many musicians since the book’s publication in 1961. <i>Silence</i> is a collection of essays and lectures Cage wrote during the period from ‘39 to ‘61.</p>\n<p>Cage can perhaps be a bit inscrutable at times, but his ideas have remained important, especially his emphasis on the intelligent use of silence to create the perfect melody.</p>\n<p>One user’s (SH) Amazon comment: “Even if you don't like Cage's music, reading this book will give you insights into what he did that may change your mind or at least instill a newfound respect.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"joyofmusic\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/bernstein-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Joy of music book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">6.<span> </span>The Joy of Music | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p>American composer Leonard Bernstein’s first book, <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1574671049/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1574671049&amp;linkId=cf5ccd7f1fdf7685297e58be41eba80f\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>The Joy of Music</i></span></a> [Amazon Link], abandons the traditional academic style of books on classical music. The initial chapters are cast in the style of conversations about music between Bernstein and several imaginary people.</p>\n<p>There are chapters on jazz, musical comedy, Bach, opera, and more.</p>\n<p>One user’s (Tobin) comment on Amazon: “If you can't read music, you would enjoy getting CDs of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, Brahms' First Symphony, and Bach's St. Matthew Passion before curling up with this book. It will enhance your enjoyment of Bernstein's exciting descriptions, and will make them come to life.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"tonal\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/tonal-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Tonal harmony book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">7.<span> </span>Tonal Harmony</h2>\n<p>Since its publication in 1984, <a href=\"https://geni.us/eOAz\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Tonal Harmony</i></span></a> [Amazon Link] by Kostka (American music theorist) has been consistently praised for its practicality and ease of use for the practicing musician, music student and instructor alike. This textbook is widely used in music classrooms across the world.</p>\n<p><i>Tonal Harmony</i> contains chapters on the elements of pitch, rhythm, triads, diatonic chords, voice leading, harmonic progression, inversion, cadences, and more.</p>\n<p>Now available in McGraw-Hill Education’s Connect® with SmartBook® format (a digital version of the textbook, with interactive exercises and assignments).</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"harmonic\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/harmonic-experience-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Harmonic experience book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">8.<span> </span>Harmonic Experience | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0892815604/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0892815604&amp;linkId=cca4e97ea64bffcbab3db924486bf2bc\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Harmonic Experience</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by W. A. Mathieu (American composer and recording artist) is an exploration of musical harmony from its ancient fundamentals to its most complex modern progressions.</p>\n<p>The book contains chapters on octaves, major thirds, harmonic relationships, mixed modes, chromatic pairs, triads, diesis, cadence, and more.</p>\n<p>Mathieu’s theory of music reconciles the ancient harmonic system of just intonation with the modern system of twelve-tone temperament.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"harmony\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/theory-harmony-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Theory of harmony book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">9.<span> </span>Theory of Harmony | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0520266080/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0520266080&amp;linkId=663a2603df5326653e9ad861690bb44a\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Theory of Harmony</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by famed Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg delineates connections between music, theory, art, science, and architecture.</p>\n<p>From this one book, one may well learn less about harmony than about form, about aesthetics, even about life. First published in 1948, it remains one of the most influential music theory books.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment on Amazon: “This book is the ‘Teach Yourself Person's’ music theory bible. If you take the time to study it properly and reread any sections that seem a bit hazy, it will take you a while to get through it, but your understanding of music and harmony will be incredibly profound.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"computer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/computer-music-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Music theory for computer musicians book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">10.<span> </span> Music Theory for Computer Musicians | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1598635034/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1598635034&amp;linkId=2e9e605b258f6cc029116b442897f7c8\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Music Theory for Computer Musicians</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a more modern music theory book that focuses on DJs, electronic music producers and musicians who compose computer music.</p>\n<p>The book contains chapters on musical sound, notes, scale, rhythm, score editing, meter, chords, keys, triads, root movement, diatonic modes, intonation, and more.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment on Amazon: “Easy to read and a wealth of information. The diagrams of scales are especially useful for quickly coming up with new ideas.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<h2><span>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Front Row Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians</span></h2>\n<p>If you’re reading music theory books, chances are you own some musical instruments. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a></span> is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <i>etc.</i> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span>instrument insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><strong><i>About</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </i><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span><i>musical instrument insurance</i></span></a><i> for a very low cost. 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This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></p>","postSummaryRss":"<p>Let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>music theory books</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>","postBodyRss":"<p>Let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>music theory books</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>\n<!--more-->\n<p><i>(in no particular order)</i></p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#musicophilia\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#howmusicworks\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>How Music Works </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#counterpoint\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Study of Counterpoint </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#hook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Hooktheory</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#silence\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Silence: Lectures and Writings</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#joyofmusic\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Joy of Music</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#tonal\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Tonal Harmony with an Introduction to Twentieth-Century Music</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#harmonic\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Harmonic Experience</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#harmony\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Theory of Harmony</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#computer\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Music Theory for Computer Musicians</span></a></li>\n</ol>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"musicophilia\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/musicophilia-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Musicophilia book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i>1.<span> </span>Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p>This interesting crossover of music and neuroscience – <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0676979793/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0676979793&amp;linkId=1919e0368d3a1496bf0d04b891cbea2c\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain</i></span></a> [Amazon Link] – was a bestseller. Written by famed neurologist Oliver Sacks.</p>\n<p>Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment (Noman) on Amazon: “An eye opener into the world of music therapy, and a thoughtful work expressing the benefits of music with respect to neurology and neurological disease.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"howmusicworks\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/how-music-works-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"How music works book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">2.<span> </span>How Music Works | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0804188939/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0804188939&amp;linkId=89e0e06a297f48c8b61e9c265112b418\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>How Music Works</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by famed <i>Talking Heads</i> singer David Byrne is a creative exploration of the musical art form and how music can be so powerful.</p>\n<p>There are chapters on how technology (both analog and digital) shapes music, the power of curation, and the anthropology of music, among others.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment (Michael) on Amazon: “As the book progresses, Byrne explains much about the technical processes involved in recording music and the business side of music.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"counterpoint\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/counterpoint-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Counterpoint book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">3.<span> </span>The Study of Counterpoint</h2>\n<p>Many of the greatest composers, including Bach, have benefited from <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0393002772/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0393002772&amp;linkId=04c8e76b857c1c86b16a27d1f527e5f4\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>this classic</span></a> [Amazon Link] – first published in 1725, and its concepts are still relevant to the modern musician.</p>\n<p>This book explains in detail the concept of counterpoint (a melody played in conjunction with another).</p>\n<p>Counterpoint techniques and rules are explained with clarity, and succinctly, as the book is a slim 160 pages. The book has a straightforward, analytic style.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"hook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/hooktheory-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Hooktheory book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">4.<span> </span>Hooktheory&nbsp;</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00MG98OFQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B00MG98OFQ&amp;linkId=ca1667bc7acc41591eba5d4a6df3e7dc\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Hooktheory I: Music Theory</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] describes itself as “an intuitive, modern take on music theory.” Examples are drawn from popular songs you have likely heard on the radio.</p>\n<p>Chapters include “The building blocks of music”, harmony, melody, and inversions. The book includes skill-building exercises with an easy-to-understand music format that is an improvement on sheet music.</p>\n<p>Anyone interested in music theory and writing songs should also check out the <a href=\"https://www.hooktheory.com/\"><span>Hooktheory site</span></a>.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"silence\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/silence-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Silence book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">5.<span> </span>Silence | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0819573655/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0819573655&amp;linkId=9f3b1427e7b4daecf32f7ca5b5c765b5\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Silence: Lectures and Writings</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by the revered experimental composer John Cage has influenced the thinking of many musicians since the book’s publication in 1961. <i>Silence</i> is a collection of essays and lectures Cage wrote during the period from ‘39 to ‘61.</p>\n<p>Cage can perhaps be a bit inscrutable at times, but his ideas have remained important, especially his emphasis on the intelligent use of silence to create the perfect melody.</p>\n<p>One user’s (SH) Amazon comment: “Even if you don't like Cage's music, reading this book will give you insights into what he did that may change your mind or at least instill a newfound respect.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"joyofmusic\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/bernstein-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Joy of music book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">6.<span> </span>The Joy of Music | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p>American composer Leonard Bernstein’s first book, <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1574671049/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1574671049&amp;linkId=cf5ccd7f1fdf7685297e58be41eba80f\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>The Joy of Music</i></span></a> [Amazon Link], abandons the traditional academic style of books on classical music. The initial chapters are cast in the style of conversations about music between Bernstein and several imaginary people.</p>\n<p>There are chapters on jazz, musical comedy, Bach, opera, and more.</p>\n<p>One user’s (Tobin) comment on Amazon: “If you can't read music, you would enjoy getting CDs of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, Brahms' First Symphony, and Bach's St. Matthew Passion before curling up with this book. It will enhance your enjoyment of Bernstein's exciting descriptions, and will make them come to life.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"tonal\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/tonal-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Tonal harmony book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">7.<span> </span>Tonal Harmony</h2>\n<p>Since its publication in 1984, <a href=\"https://geni.us/eOAz\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Tonal Harmony</i></span></a> [Amazon Link] by Kostka (American music theorist) has been consistently praised for its practicality and ease of use for the practicing musician, music student and instructor alike. This textbook is widely used in music classrooms across the world.</p>\n<p><i>Tonal Harmony</i> contains chapters on the elements of pitch, rhythm, triads, diatonic chords, voice leading, harmonic progression, inversion, cadences, and more.</p>\n<p>Now available in McGraw-Hill Education’s Connect® with SmartBook® format (a digital version of the textbook, with interactive exercises and assignments).</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"harmonic\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/harmonic-experience-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Harmonic experience book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">8.<span> </span>Harmonic Experience | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0892815604/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0892815604&amp;linkId=cca4e97ea64bffcbab3db924486bf2bc\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Harmonic Experience</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by W. A. Mathieu (American composer and recording artist) is an exploration of musical harmony from its ancient fundamentals to its most complex modern progressions.</p>\n<p>The book contains chapters on octaves, major thirds, harmonic relationships, mixed modes, chromatic pairs, triads, diesis, cadence, and more.</p>\n<p>Mathieu’s theory of music reconciles the ancient harmonic system of just intonation with the modern system of twelve-tone temperament.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"harmony\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/theory-harmony-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Theory of harmony book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">9.<span> </span>Theory of Harmony | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0520266080/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0520266080&amp;linkId=663a2603df5326653e9ad861690bb44a\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Theory of Harmony</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by famed Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg delineates connections between music, theory, art, science, and architecture.</p>\n<p>From this one book, one may well learn less about harmony than about form, about aesthetics, even about life. First published in 1948, it remains one of the most influential music theory books.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment on Amazon: “This book is the ‘Teach Yourself Person's’ music theory bible. If you take the time to study it properly and reread any sections that seem a bit hazy, it will take you a while to get through it, but your understanding of music and harmony will be incredibly profound.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"computer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/computer-music-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Music theory for computer musicians book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">10.<span> </span> Music Theory for Computer Musicians | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1598635034/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1598635034&amp;linkId=2e9e605b258f6cc029116b442897f7c8\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Music Theory for Computer Musicians</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a more modern music theory book that focuses on DJs, electronic music producers and musicians who compose computer music.</p>\n<p>The book contains chapters on musical sound, notes, scale, rhythm, score editing, meter, chords, keys, triads, root movement, diatonic modes, intonation, and more.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment on Amazon: “Easy to read and a wealth of information. The diagrams of scales are especially useful for quickly coming up with new ideas.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<h2><span>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Front Row Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians</span></h2>\n<p>If you’re reading music theory books, chances are you own some musical instruments. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a></span> is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <i>etc.</i> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span>instrument insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><strong><i>About</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </i><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span><i>musical instrument insurance</i></span></a><i> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</i></p>\n<p><i>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating custom insurance packages for musicians. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</i></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/the-10-best-usb-audio-interfaces-for-musicians\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 10 BEST USB AUDIO INTERFACES FOR MUSICIANS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-how-to-photography-books\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 10 BEST HOW-TO PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-filmmaking-books-top-books-on-filmmaking\" rel=\"noopener\">BEST BOOKS ON FILM DIRECTING/BEST FILMMAKING BOOKS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-best-music-podcasts\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 20 BEST MUSIC PODCASTS / PODCASTS FOR MUSICIANS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-10-best-music-theory-books/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google Web Story: The best music theory books</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></p>","postRssContent":"<p>Let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>music theory books</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>\n<!--more-->\n<p><i>(in no particular order)</i></p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#musicophilia\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#howmusicworks\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>How Music Works </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#counterpoint\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Study of Counterpoint </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#hook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Hooktheory</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#silence\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Silence: Lectures and Writings</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#joyofmusic\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Joy of Music</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#tonal\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Tonal Harmony with an Introduction to Twentieth-Century Music</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#harmonic\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Harmonic Experience</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#harmony\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Theory of Harmony</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#computer\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Music Theory for Computer Musicians</span></a></li>\n</ol>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"musicophilia\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/musicophilia-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Musicophilia book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i>1.<span> </span>Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p>This interesting crossover of music and neuroscience – <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0676979793/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0676979793&amp;linkId=1919e0368d3a1496bf0d04b891cbea2c\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain</i></span></a> [Amazon Link] – was a bestseller. Written by famed neurologist Oliver Sacks.</p>\n<p>Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment (Noman) on Amazon: “An eye opener into the world of music therapy, and a thoughtful work expressing the benefits of music with respect to neurology and neurological disease.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"howmusicworks\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/how-music-works-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"How music works book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">2.<span> </span>How Music Works | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0804188939/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0804188939&amp;linkId=89e0e06a297f48c8b61e9c265112b418\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>How Music Works</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by famed <i>Talking Heads</i> singer David Byrne is a creative exploration of the musical art form and how music can be so powerful.</p>\n<p>There are chapters on how technology (both analog and digital) shapes music, the power of curation, and the anthropology of music, among others.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment (Michael) on Amazon: “As the book progresses, Byrne explains much about the technical processes involved in recording music and the business side of music.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"counterpoint\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/counterpoint-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Counterpoint book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">3.<span> </span>The Study of Counterpoint</h2>\n<p>Many of the greatest composers, including Bach, have benefited from <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0393002772/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0393002772&amp;linkId=04c8e76b857c1c86b16a27d1f527e5f4\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>this classic</span></a> [Amazon Link] – first published in 1725, and its concepts are still relevant to the modern musician.</p>\n<p>This book explains in detail the concept of counterpoint (a melody played in conjunction with another).</p>\n<p>Counterpoint techniques and rules are explained with clarity, and succinctly, as the book is a slim 160 pages. The book has a straightforward, analytic style.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"hook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/hooktheory-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Hooktheory book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">4.<span> </span>Hooktheory&nbsp;</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00MG98OFQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B00MG98OFQ&amp;linkId=ca1667bc7acc41591eba5d4a6df3e7dc\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Hooktheory I: Music Theory</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] describes itself as “an intuitive, modern take on music theory.” Examples are drawn from popular songs you have likely heard on the radio.</p>\n<p>Chapters include “The building blocks of music”, harmony, melody, and inversions. The book includes skill-building exercises with an easy-to-understand music format that is an improvement on sheet music.</p>\n<p>Anyone interested in music theory and writing songs should also check out the <a href=\"https://www.hooktheory.com/\"><span>Hooktheory site</span></a>.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"silence\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/silence-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Silence book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">5.<span> </span>Silence | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0819573655/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0819573655&amp;linkId=9f3b1427e7b4daecf32f7ca5b5c765b5\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Silence: Lectures and Writings</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by the revered experimental composer John Cage has influenced the thinking of many musicians since the book’s publication in 1961. <i>Silence</i> is a collection of essays and lectures Cage wrote during the period from ‘39 to ‘61.</p>\n<p>Cage can perhaps be a bit inscrutable at times, but his ideas have remained important, especially his emphasis on the intelligent use of silence to create the perfect melody.</p>\n<p>One user’s (SH) Amazon comment: “Even if you don't like Cage's music, reading this book will give you insights into what he did that may change your mind or at least instill a newfound respect.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"joyofmusic\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/bernstein-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Joy of music book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">6.<span> </span>The Joy of Music | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p>American composer Leonard Bernstein’s first book, <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1574671049/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1574671049&amp;linkId=cf5ccd7f1fdf7685297e58be41eba80f\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>The Joy of Music</i></span></a> [Amazon Link], abandons the traditional academic style of books on classical music. The initial chapters are cast in the style of conversations about music between Bernstein and several imaginary people.</p>\n<p>There are chapters on jazz, musical comedy, Bach, opera, and more.</p>\n<p>One user’s (Tobin) comment on Amazon: “If you can't read music, you would enjoy getting CDs of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, Brahms' First Symphony, and Bach's St. Matthew Passion before curling up with this book. It will enhance your enjoyment of Bernstein's exciting descriptions, and will make them come to life.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"tonal\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/tonal-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Tonal harmony book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">7.<span> </span>Tonal Harmony</h2>\n<p>Since its publication in 1984, <a href=\"https://geni.us/eOAz\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Tonal Harmony</i></span></a> [Amazon Link] by Kostka (American music theorist) has been consistently praised for its practicality and ease of use for the practicing musician, music student and instructor alike. This textbook is widely used in music classrooms across the world.</p>\n<p><i>Tonal Harmony</i> contains chapters on the elements of pitch, rhythm, triads, diatonic chords, voice leading, harmonic progression, inversion, cadences, and more.</p>\n<p>Now available in McGraw-Hill Education’s Connect® with SmartBook® format (a digital version of the textbook, with interactive exercises and assignments).</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"harmonic\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/harmonic-experience-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Harmonic experience book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">8.<span> </span>Harmonic Experience | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0892815604/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0892815604&amp;linkId=cca4e97ea64bffcbab3db924486bf2bc\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Harmonic Experience</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by W. A. Mathieu (American composer and recording artist) is an exploration of musical harmony from its ancient fundamentals to its most complex modern progressions.</p>\n<p>The book contains chapters on octaves, major thirds, harmonic relationships, mixed modes, chromatic pairs, triads, diesis, cadence, and more.</p>\n<p>Mathieu’s theory of music reconciles the ancient harmonic system of just intonation with the modern system of twelve-tone temperament.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"harmony\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/theory-harmony-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Theory of harmony book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">9.<span> </span>Theory of Harmony | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0520266080/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0520266080&amp;linkId=663a2603df5326653e9ad861690bb44a\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Theory of Harmony</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by famed Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg delineates connections between music, theory, art, science, and architecture.</p>\n<p>From this one book, one may well learn less about harmony than about form, about aesthetics, even about life. First published in 1948, it remains one of the most influential music theory books.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment on Amazon: “This book is the ‘Teach Yourself Person's’ music theory bible. If you take the time to study it properly and reread any sections that seem a bit hazy, it will take you a while to get through it, but your understanding of music and harmony will be incredibly profound.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"computer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/computer-music-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Music theory for computer musicians book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">10.<span> </span> Music Theory for Computer Musicians | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1598635034/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1598635034&amp;linkId=2e9e605b258f6cc029116b442897f7c8\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Music Theory for Computer Musicians</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a more modern music theory book that focuses on DJs, electronic music producers and musicians who compose computer music.</p>\n<p>The book contains chapters on musical sound, notes, scale, rhythm, score editing, meter, chords, keys, triads, root movement, diatonic modes, intonation, and more.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment on Amazon: “Easy to read and a wealth of information. The diagrams of scales are especially useful for quickly coming up with new ideas.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<h2><span>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Front Row Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians</span></h2>\n<p>If you’re reading music theory books, chances are you own some musical instruments. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a></span> is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <i>etc.</i> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span>instrument insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><strong><i>About</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </i><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span><i>musical instrument insurance</i></span></a><i> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</i></p>\n<p><i>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating custom insurance packages for musicians. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</i></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/the-10-best-usb-audio-interfaces-for-musicians\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 10 BEST USB AUDIO INTERFACES FOR MUSICIANS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-how-to-photography-books\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 10 BEST HOW-TO PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-filmmaking-books-top-books-on-filmmaking\" rel=\"noopener\">BEST BOOKS ON FILM DIRECTING/BEST FILMMAKING BOOKS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-best-music-podcasts\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 20 BEST MUSIC PODCASTS / PODCASTS FOR MUSICIANS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-10-best-music-theory-books/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google Web Story: The best music theory books</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></p>","rssSummaryFeaturedImage":"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/how-music-works-forweb300x175.jpg","rssBody":"<p>Let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>music theory books</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>\n<!--more-->\n<p><i>(in no particular order)</i></p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#musicophilia\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#howmusicworks\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>How Music Works </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#counterpoint\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Study of Counterpoint </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#hook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Hooktheory</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#silence\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Silence: Lectures and Writings</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#joyofmusic\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Joy of Music</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#tonal\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Tonal Harmony with an Introduction to Twentieth-Century Music</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#harmonic\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Harmonic Experience</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#harmony\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Theory of Harmony</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#computer\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Music Theory for Computer Musicians</span></a></li>\n</ol>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"musicophilia\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/musicophilia-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Musicophilia book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i>1.<span> </span>Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p>This interesting crossover of music and neuroscience – <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0676979793/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0676979793&amp;linkId=1919e0368d3a1496bf0d04b891cbea2c\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain</i></span></a> [Amazon Link] – was a bestseller. Written by famed neurologist Oliver Sacks.</p>\n<p>Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment (Noman) on Amazon: “An eye opener into the world of music therapy, and a thoughtful work expressing the benefits of music with respect to neurology and neurological disease.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"howmusicworks\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/how-music-works-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"How music works book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">2.<span> </span>How Music Works | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0804188939/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0804188939&amp;linkId=89e0e06a297f48c8b61e9c265112b418\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>How Music Works</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by famed <i>Talking Heads</i> singer David Byrne is a creative exploration of the musical art form and how music can be so powerful.</p>\n<p>There are chapters on how technology (both analog and digital) shapes music, the power of curation, and the anthropology of music, among others.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment (Michael) on Amazon: “As the book progresses, Byrne explains much about the technical processes involved in recording music and the business side of music.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"counterpoint\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/counterpoint-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Counterpoint book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">3.<span> </span>The Study of Counterpoint</h2>\n<p>Many of the greatest composers, including Bach, have benefited from <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0393002772/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0393002772&amp;linkId=04c8e76b857c1c86b16a27d1f527e5f4\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>this classic</span></a> [Amazon Link] – first published in 1725, and its concepts are still relevant to the modern musician.</p>\n<p>This book explains in detail the concept of counterpoint (a melody played in conjunction with another).</p>\n<p>Counterpoint techniques and rules are explained with clarity, and succinctly, as the book is a slim 160 pages. The book has a straightforward, analytic style.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"hook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/hooktheory-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Hooktheory book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">4.<span> </span>Hooktheory&nbsp;</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00MG98OFQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B00MG98OFQ&amp;linkId=ca1667bc7acc41591eba5d4a6df3e7dc\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Hooktheory I: Music Theory</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] describes itself as “an intuitive, modern take on music theory.” Examples are drawn from popular songs you have likely heard on the radio.</p>\n<p>Chapters include “The building blocks of music”, harmony, melody, and inversions. The book includes skill-building exercises with an easy-to-understand music format that is an improvement on sheet music.</p>\n<p>Anyone interested in music theory and writing songs should also check out the <a href=\"https://www.hooktheory.com/\"><span>Hooktheory site</span></a>.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"silence\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/silence-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Silence book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">5.<span> </span>Silence | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0819573655/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0819573655&amp;linkId=9f3b1427e7b4daecf32f7ca5b5c765b5\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Silence: Lectures and Writings</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by the revered experimental composer John Cage has influenced the thinking of many musicians since the book’s publication in 1961. <i>Silence</i> is a collection of essays and lectures Cage wrote during the period from ‘39 to ‘61.</p>\n<p>Cage can perhaps be a bit inscrutable at times, but his ideas have remained important, especially his emphasis on the intelligent use of silence to create the perfect melody.</p>\n<p>One user’s (SH) Amazon comment: “Even if you don't like Cage's music, reading this book will give you insights into what he did that may change your mind or at least instill a newfound respect.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"joyofmusic\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/bernstein-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Joy of music book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">6.<span> </span>The Joy of Music | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p>American composer Leonard Bernstein’s first book, <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1574671049/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1574671049&amp;linkId=cf5ccd7f1fdf7685297e58be41eba80f\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>The Joy of Music</i></span></a> [Amazon Link], abandons the traditional academic style of books on classical music. The initial chapters are cast in the style of conversations about music between Bernstein and several imaginary people.</p>\n<p>There are chapters on jazz, musical comedy, Bach, opera, and more.</p>\n<p>One user’s (Tobin) comment on Amazon: “If you can't read music, you would enjoy getting CDs of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, Brahms' First Symphony, and Bach's St. Matthew Passion before curling up with this book. It will enhance your enjoyment of Bernstein's exciting descriptions, and will make them come to life.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"tonal\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/tonal-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Tonal harmony book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">7.<span> </span>Tonal Harmony</h2>\n<p>Since its publication in 1984, <a href=\"https://geni.us/eOAz\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Tonal Harmony</i></span></a> [Amazon Link] by Kostka (American music theorist) has been consistently praised for its practicality and ease of use for the practicing musician, music student and instructor alike. This textbook is widely used in music classrooms across the world.</p>\n<p><i>Tonal Harmony</i> contains chapters on the elements of pitch, rhythm, triads, diatonic chords, voice leading, harmonic progression, inversion, cadences, and more.</p>\n<p>Now available in McGraw-Hill Education’s Connect® with SmartBook® format (a digital version of the textbook, with interactive exercises and assignments).</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"harmonic\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/harmonic-experience-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Harmonic experience book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">8.<span> </span>Harmonic Experience | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0892815604/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0892815604&amp;linkId=cca4e97ea64bffcbab3db924486bf2bc\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Harmonic Experience</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by W. A. Mathieu (American composer and recording artist) is an exploration of musical harmony from its ancient fundamentals to its most complex modern progressions.</p>\n<p>The book contains chapters on octaves, major thirds, harmonic relationships, mixed modes, chromatic pairs, triads, diesis, cadence, and more.</p>\n<p>Mathieu’s theory of music reconciles the ancient harmonic system of just intonation with the modern system of twelve-tone temperament.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"harmony\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/theory-harmony-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Theory of harmony book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">9.<span> </span>Theory of Harmony | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0520266080/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0520266080&amp;linkId=663a2603df5326653e9ad861690bb44a\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Theory of Harmony</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by famed Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg delineates connections between music, theory, art, science, and architecture.</p>\n<p>From this one book, one may well learn less about harmony than about form, about aesthetics, even about life. First published in 1948, it remains one of the most influential music theory books.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment on Amazon: “This book is the ‘Teach Yourself Person's’ music theory bible. If you take the time to study it properly and reread any sections that seem a bit hazy, it will take you a while to get through it, but your understanding of music and harmony will be incredibly profound.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"computer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/computer-music-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Music theory for computer musicians book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">10.<span> </span> Music Theory for Computer Musicians | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1598635034/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1598635034&amp;linkId=2e9e605b258f6cc029116b442897f7c8\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Music Theory for Computer Musicians</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a more modern music theory book that focuses on DJs, electronic music producers and musicians who compose computer music.</p>\n<p>The book contains chapters on musical sound, notes, scale, rhythm, score editing, meter, chords, keys, triads, root movement, diatonic modes, intonation, and more.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment on Amazon: “Easy to read and a wealth of information. The diagrams of scales are especially useful for quickly coming up with new ideas.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<h2><span>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Front Row Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians</span></h2>\n<p>If you’re reading music theory books, chances are you own some musical instruments. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a></span> is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <i>etc.</i> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span>instrument insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><strong><i>About</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </i><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span><i>musical instrument insurance</i></span></a><i> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</i></p>\n<p><i>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating custom insurance packages for musicians. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</i></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/the-10-best-usb-audio-interfaces-for-musicians\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 10 BEST USB AUDIO INTERFACES FOR MUSICIANS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-how-to-photography-books\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 10 BEST HOW-TO PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-filmmaking-books-top-books-on-filmmaking\" rel=\"noopener\">BEST BOOKS ON FILM DIRECTING/BEST FILMMAKING BOOKS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-best-music-podcasts\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 20 BEST MUSIC PODCASTS / PODCASTS FOR MUSICIANS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-10-best-music-theory-books/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google Web Story: The best music theory books</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></p>","rssSummary":"<p>Let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>music theory books</strong>. 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We’ll discuss:</p>\n","has_user_changes":true,"last_edit_session_id":null,"last_edit_update_id":null,"html_title":null,"tag_ids":[949436814],"topic_ids":[949436814],"layout_sections":{},"campaign_name":"musicians","campaign_utm":"musicians","enable_google_amp_output_override":false,"featured_image":"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/how-music-works-forweb300x175.jpg","featured_image_alt_text":"The 10 Best Music Theory Books | Top 10 Music Theory Books","head_html":null,"link_rel_canonical_url":null,"meta_description":"Let’s review Front Row’s top 10 music theory books. We’ll discuss in no particular order: Musicophilia, How Music Works, The Study of Counterpoint & more.","post_body":"<p>Let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>music theory books</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>\n<!--more-->\n<p><i>(in no particular order)</i></p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#musicophilia\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#howmusicworks\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>How Music Works </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#counterpoint\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Study of Counterpoint </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#hook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Hooktheory</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#silence\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Silence: Lectures and Writings</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#joyofmusic\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Joy of Music</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#tonal\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Tonal Harmony with an Introduction to Twentieth-Century Music</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#harmonic\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Harmonic Experience</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#harmony\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Theory of Harmony</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#computer\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Music Theory for Computer Musicians</span></a></li>\n</ol>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"musicophilia\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/musicophilia-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Musicophilia book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i>1.<span> </span>Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p>This interesting crossover of music and neuroscience – <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0676979793/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0676979793&amp;linkId=1919e0368d3a1496bf0d04b891cbea2c\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain</i></span></a> [Amazon Link] – was a bestseller. Written by famed neurologist Oliver Sacks.</p>\n<p>Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment (Noman) on Amazon: “An eye opener into the world of music therapy, and a thoughtful work expressing the benefits of music with respect to neurology and neurological disease.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"howmusicworks\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/how-music-works-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"How music works book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">2.<span> </span>How Music Works | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0804188939/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0804188939&amp;linkId=89e0e06a297f48c8b61e9c265112b418\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>How Music Works</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by famed <i>Talking Heads</i> singer David Byrne is a creative exploration of the musical art form and how music can be so powerful.</p>\n<p>There are chapters on how technology (both analog and digital) shapes music, the power of curation, and the anthropology of music, among others.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment (Michael) on Amazon: “As the book progresses, Byrne explains much about the technical processes involved in recording music and the business side of music.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"counterpoint\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/counterpoint-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Counterpoint book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">3.<span> </span>The Study of Counterpoint</h2>\n<p>Many of the greatest composers, including Bach, have benefited from <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0393002772/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0393002772&amp;linkId=04c8e76b857c1c86b16a27d1f527e5f4\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>this classic</span></a> [Amazon Link] – first published in 1725, and its concepts are still relevant to the modern musician.</p>\n<p>This book explains in detail the concept of counterpoint (a melody played in conjunction with another).</p>\n<p>Counterpoint techniques and rules are explained with clarity, and succinctly, as the book is a slim 160 pages. The book has a straightforward, analytic style.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"hook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/hooktheory-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Hooktheory book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">4.<span> </span>Hooktheory&nbsp;</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00MG98OFQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B00MG98OFQ&amp;linkId=ca1667bc7acc41591eba5d4a6df3e7dc\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Hooktheory I: Music Theory</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] describes itself as “an intuitive, modern take on music theory.” Examples are drawn from popular songs you have likely heard on the radio.</p>\n<p>Chapters include “The building blocks of music”, harmony, melody, and inversions. The book includes skill-building exercises with an easy-to-understand music format that is an improvement on sheet music.</p>\n<p>Anyone interested in music theory and writing songs should also check out the <a href=\"https://www.hooktheory.com/\"><span>Hooktheory site</span></a>.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"silence\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/silence-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Silence book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">5.<span> </span>Silence | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0819573655/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0819573655&amp;linkId=9f3b1427e7b4daecf32f7ca5b5c765b5\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Silence: Lectures and Writings</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by the revered experimental composer John Cage has influenced the thinking of many musicians since the book’s publication in 1961. <i>Silence</i> is a collection of essays and lectures Cage wrote during the period from ‘39 to ‘61.</p>\n<p>Cage can perhaps be a bit inscrutable at times, but his ideas have remained important, especially his emphasis on the intelligent use of silence to create the perfect melody.</p>\n<p>One user’s (SH) Amazon comment: “Even if you don't like Cage's music, reading this book will give you insights into what he did that may change your mind or at least instill a newfound respect.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"joyofmusic\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/bernstein-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Joy of music book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">6.<span> </span>The Joy of Music | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p>American composer Leonard Bernstein’s first book, <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1574671049/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1574671049&amp;linkId=cf5ccd7f1fdf7685297e58be41eba80f\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>The Joy of Music</i></span></a> [Amazon Link], abandons the traditional academic style of books on classical music. The initial chapters are cast in the style of conversations about music between Bernstein and several imaginary people.</p>\n<p>There are chapters on jazz, musical comedy, Bach, opera, and more.</p>\n<p>One user’s (Tobin) comment on Amazon: “If you can't read music, you would enjoy getting CDs of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, Brahms' First Symphony, and Bach's St. Matthew Passion before curling up with this book. It will enhance your enjoyment of Bernstein's exciting descriptions, and will make them come to life.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"tonal\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/tonal-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Tonal harmony book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">7.<span> </span>Tonal Harmony</h2>\n<p>Since its publication in 1984, <a href=\"https://geni.us/eOAz\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Tonal Harmony</i></span></a> [Amazon Link] by Kostka (American music theorist) has been consistently praised for its practicality and ease of use for the practicing musician, music student and instructor alike. This textbook is widely used in music classrooms across the world.</p>\n<p><i>Tonal Harmony</i> contains chapters on the elements of pitch, rhythm, triads, diatonic chords, voice leading, harmonic progression, inversion, cadences, and more.</p>\n<p>Now available in McGraw-Hill Education’s Connect® with SmartBook® format (a digital version of the textbook, with interactive exercises and assignments).</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"harmonic\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/harmonic-experience-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Harmonic experience book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">8.<span> </span>Harmonic Experience | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0892815604/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0892815604&amp;linkId=cca4e97ea64bffcbab3db924486bf2bc\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Harmonic Experience</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by W. A. Mathieu (American composer and recording artist) is an exploration of musical harmony from its ancient fundamentals to its most complex modern progressions.</p>\n<p>The book contains chapters on octaves, major thirds, harmonic relationships, mixed modes, chromatic pairs, triads, diesis, cadence, and more.</p>\n<p>Mathieu’s theory of music reconciles the ancient harmonic system of just intonation with the modern system of twelve-tone temperament.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"harmony\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/theory-harmony-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Theory of harmony book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">9.<span> </span>Theory of Harmony | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0520266080/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0520266080&amp;linkId=663a2603df5326653e9ad861690bb44a\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Theory of Harmony</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by famed Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg delineates connections between music, theory, art, science, and architecture.</p>\n<p>From this one book, one may well learn less about harmony than about form, about aesthetics, even about life. First published in 1948, it remains one of the most influential music theory books.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment on Amazon: “This book is the ‘Teach Yourself Person's’ music theory bible. If you take the time to study it properly and reread any sections that seem a bit hazy, it will take you a while to get through it, but your understanding of music and harmony will be incredibly profound.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"computer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/computer-music-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Music theory for computer musicians book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">10.<span> </span> Music Theory for Computer Musicians | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1598635034/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1598635034&amp;linkId=2e9e605b258f6cc029116b442897f7c8\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Music Theory for Computer Musicians</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a more modern music theory book that focuses on DJs, electronic music producers and musicians who compose computer music.</p>\n<p>The book contains chapters on musical sound, notes, scale, rhythm, score editing, meter, chords, keys, triads, root movement, diatonic modes, intonation, and more.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment on Amazon: “Easy to read and a wealth of information. The diagrams of scales are especially useful for quickly coming up with new ideas.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<h2><span>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Front Row Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians</span></h2>\n<p>If you’re reading music theory books, chances are you own some musical instruments. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a></span> is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <i>etc.</i> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span>instrument insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><strong><i>About</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </i><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span><i>musical instrument insurance</i></span></a><i> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</i></p>\n<p><i>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating custom insurance packages for musicians. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</i></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/the-10-best-usb-audio-interfaces-for-musicians\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 10 BEST USB AUDIO INTERFACES FOR MUSICIANS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-how-to-photography-books\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 10 BEST HOW-TO PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-filmmaking-books-top-books-on-filmmaking\" rel=\"noopener\">BEST BOOKS ON FILM DIRECTING/BEST FILMMAKING BOOKS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-best-music-podcasts\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 20 BEST MUSIC PODCASTS / PODCASTS FOR MUSICIANS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-10-best-music-theory-books/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google Web Story: The best music theory books</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></p>","publish_immediately":true,"use_featured_image":true,"published_by_id":7915797,"published_at":1652709602174,"rss_body":"<p>Let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>music theory books</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>\n<!--more-->\n<p><i>(in no particular order)</i></p>\n<ol>\n<li><a href=\"#musicophilia\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#howmusicworks\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>How Music Works </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#counterpoint\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Study of Counterpoint </span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#hook\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Hooktheory</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#silence\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Silence: Lectures and Writings</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#joyofmusic\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>The Joy of Music</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#tonal\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Tonal Harmony with an Introduction to Twentieth-Century Music</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#harmonic\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Harmonic Experience</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#harmony\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Theory of Harmony</span></a></li>\n<li><a href=\"#computer\" rel=\"noopener\"><span>Music Theory for Computer Musicians</span></a></li>\n</ol>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"musicophilia\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/musicophilia-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Musicophilia book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\"></i>1.<span> </span>Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p>This interesting crossover of music and neuroscience – <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0676979793/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0676979793&amp;linkId=1919e0368d3a1496bf0d04b891cbea2c\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain</i></span></a> [Amazon Link] – was a bestseller. Written by famed neurologist Oliver Sacks.</p>\n<p>Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment (Noman) on Amazon: “An eye opener into the world of music therapy, and a thoughtful work expressing the benefits of music with respect to neurology and neurological disease.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"howmusicworks\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/how-music-works-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"How music works book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">2.<span> </span>How Music Works | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0804188939/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0804188939&amp;linkId=89e0e06a297f48c8b61e9c265112b418\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>How Music Works</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by famed <i>Talking Heads</i> singer David Byrne is a creative exploration of the musical art form and how music can be so powerful.</p>\n<p>There are chapters on how technology (both analog and digital) shapes music, the power of curation, and the anthropology of music, among others.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment (Michael) on Amazon: “As the book progresses, Byrne explains much about the technical processes involved in recording music and the business side of music.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"counterpoint\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/counterpoint-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Counterpoint book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">3.<span> </span>The Study of Counterpoint</h2>\n<p>Many of the greatest composers, including Bach, have benefited from <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0393002772/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0393002772&amp;linkId=04c8e76b857c1c86b16a27d1f527e5f4\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span>this classic</span></a> [Amazon Link] – first published in 1725, and its concepts are still relevant to the modern musician.</p>\n<p>This book explains in detail the concept of counterpoint (a melody played in conjunction with another).</p>\n<p>Counterpoint techniques and rules are explained with clarity, and succinctly, as the book is a slim 160 pages. The book has a straightforward, analytic style.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"hook\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/hooktheory-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Hooktheory book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">4.<span> </span>Hooktheory&nbsp;</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00MG98OFQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B00MG98OFQ&amp;linkId=ca1667bc7acc41591eba5d4a6df3e7dc\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Hooktheory I: Music Theory</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] describes itself as “an intuitive, modern take on music theory.” Examples are drawn from popular songs you have likely heard on the radio.</p>\n<p>Chapters include “The building blocks of music”, harmony, melody, and inversions. The book includes skill-building exercises with an easy-to-understand music format that is an improvement on sheet music.</p>\n<p>Anyone interested in music theory and writing songs should also check out the <a href=\"https://www.hooktheory.com/\"><span>Hooktheory site</span></a>.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"silence\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/silence-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Silence book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">5.<span> </span>Silence | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0819573655/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0819573655&amp;linkId=9f3b1427e7b4daecf32f7ca5b5c765b5\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Silence: Lectures and Writings</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by the revered experimental composer John Cage has influenced the thinking of many musicians since the book’s publication in 1961. <i>Silence</i> is a collection of essays and lectures Cage wrote during the period from ‘39 to ‘61.</p>\n<p>Cage can perhaps be a bit inscrutable at times, but his ideas have remained important, especially his emphasis on the intelligent use of silence to create the perfect melody.</p>\n<p>One user’s (SH) Amazon comment: “Even if you don't like Cage's music, reading this book will give you insights into what he did that may change your mind or at least instill a newfound respect.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"joyofmusic\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/bernstein-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Joy of music book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">6.<span> </span>The Joy of Music | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p>American composer Leonard Bernstein’s first book, <a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1574671049/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1574671049&amp;linkId=cf5ccd7f1fdf7685297e58be41eba80f\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>The Joy of Music</i></span></a> [Amazon Link], abandons the traditional academic style of books on classical music. The initial chapters are cast in the style of conversations about music between Bernstein and several imaginary people.</p>\n<p>There are chapters on jazz, musical comedy, Bach, opera, and more.</p>\n<p>One user’s (Tobin) comment on Amazon: “If you can't read music, you would enjoy getting CDs of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, Brahms' First Symphony, and Bach's St. Matthew Passion before curling up with this book. It will enhance your enjoyment of Bernstein's exciting descriptions, and will make them come to life.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"tonal\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/tonal-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Tonal harmony book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">7.<span> </span>Tonal Harmony</h2>\n<p>Since its publication in 1984, <a href=\"https://geni.us/eOAz\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span><i>Tonal Harmony</i></span></a> [Amazon Link] by Kostka (American music theorist) has been consistently praised for its practicality and ease of use for the practicing musician, music student and instructor alike. This textbook is widely used in music classrooms across the world.</p>\n<p><i>Tonal Harmony</i> contains chapters on the elements of pitch, rhythm, triads, diatonic chords, voice leading, harmonic progression, inversion, cadences, and more.</p>\n<p>Now available in McGraw-Hill Education’s Connect® with SmartBook® format (a digital version of the textbook, with interactive exercises and assignments).</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"harmonic\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/harmonic-experience-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Harmonic experience book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">8.<span> </span>Harmonic Experience | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0892815604/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0892815604&amp;linkId=cca4e97ea64bffcbab3db924486bf2bc\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Harmonic Experience</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by W. A. Mathieu (American composer and recording artist) is an exploration of musical harmony from its ancient fundamentals to its most complex modern progressions.</p>\n<p>The book contains chapters on octaves, major thirds, harmonic relationships, mixed modes, chromatic pairs, triads, diesis, cadence, and more.</p>\n<p>Mathieu’s theory of music reconciles the ancient harmonic system of just intonation with the modern system of twelve-tone temperament.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"harmony\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/theory-harmony-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Theory of harmony book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">9.<span> </span>Theory of Harmony | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0520266080/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0520266080&amp;linkId=663a2603df5326653e9ad861690bb44a\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Theory of Harmony</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] by famed Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg delineates connections between music, theory, art, science, and architecture.</p>\n<p>From this one book, one may well learn less about harmony than about form, about aesthetics, even about life. First published in 1948, it remains one of the most influential music theory books.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment on Amazon: “This book is the ‘Teach Yourself Person's’ music theory bible. If you take the time to study it properly and reread any sections that seem a bit hazy, it will take you a while to get through it, but your understanding of music and harmony will be incredibly profound.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"computer\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20music%20theory%20books/computer-music-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Music theory for computer musicians book cover\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">10.<span> </span> Music Theory for Computer Musicians | Best Music Theory Books</h2>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1598635034/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=frontrowinsur-20&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1598635034&amp;linkId=2e9e605b258f6cc029116b442897f7c8\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><i>Music Theory for Computer Musicians</i></a></span> [Amazon Link] is a more modern music theory book that focuses on DJs, electronic music producers and musicians who compose computer music.</p>\n<p>The book contains chapters on musical sound, notes, scale, rhythm, score editing, meter, chords, keys, triads, root movement, diatonic modes, intonation, and more.</p>\n<p>One user’s comment on Amazon: “Easy to read and a wealth of information. The diagrams of scales are especially useful for quickly coming up with new ideas.”</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<h2><span>Get Musical Instrument Insurance | Front Row Instrument Insurance | Insurance for Musicians</span></h2>\n<p>If you’re reading music theory books, chances are you own some musical instruments. And if you own valuable instruments, you should consider protecting them with musical instrument insurance.</p>\n<p><span><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s insurance for musical instruments</strong></a></span> is a good option for insuring your musical instruments, including guitars, violins, drums, <i>etc.</i> You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, or read more about the coverages available on the <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span>instrument insurance</span></a> site.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><strong><i>About</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides </i><a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span><i>musical instrument insurance</i></span></a><i> for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</i></p>\n<p><i>One of Front Row’s specialties is creating custom insurance packages for musicians. This can include tour liability and coverage for recording studios.&nbsp;</i></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/the-10-best-usb-audio-interfaces-for-musicians\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 10 BEST USB AUDIO INTERFACES FOR MUSICIANS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-how-to-photography-books\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 10 BEST HOW-TO PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/10-best-filmmaking-books-top-books-on-filmmaking\" rel=\"noopener\">BEST BOOKS ON FILM DIRECTING/BEST FILMMAKING BOOKS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-best-music-podcasts\" rel=\"noopener\">THE 20 BEST MUSIC PODCASTS / PODCASTS FOR MUSICIANS</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-10-best-music-theory-books/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google Web Story: The best music theory books</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></p>","rss_summary":"<p>Let’s review Front Row’s top 10 <strong>music theory books</strong>. We’ll discuss:</p>\n","blog_publish_to_social_media_task":"DONE_NOT_SENT","scheduled_update_date":0,"blog_post_schedule_task_uid":null}},{"portalId":61352,"siteId":null,"id":24650433110,"slug":"instrument-insurance-blog/20-effective-ways-to-protect-your-saxophone","contentTypeId":null,"contentGroupId":952266161,"campaign":"816ef4f9-d3e3-4b22-a990-d1664954a69f","categoryId":3,"state":"PUBLISHED","publishDate":1579628583000,"created":1579625505046,"updated":1650485645729,"templatePath":"","name":"20 Effective Ways to Protect Your Saxophone (Downloadable Checklist!)","mabExperimentId":null,"archived":false,"authorName":null,"deletedAt":0,"freezeDate":1579628583000,"processingStatus":"PUBLISHED","previewKey":"wuVAoGhb","abTestId":null,"createdById":7915797,"updatedById":7915797,"domain":"","resolvedDomain":"www.frontrowinsurance.com","legacyId":null,"performableGuid":null,"isDraft":false,"subcategory":"normal_blog_post","abStatus":null,"blueprintTypeId":0,"folderId":null,"analyticsPageId":"24650433110","flexAreas":{},"widgetContainers":{},"widgets":{"name":{"body":{"title":"20 Effective Ways to Protect Your Saxophone (Downloadable Checklist!)"},"id":"name","name":"name","type":"text","label":"Title"},"module_15965216980304":{"body":{"add_content":"<h2>Consider Front Row for Saxophone Insurance | Sax Insurance</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Front Row Insurance is a brokerage specializing in entertainment-related risks. We have a simple online instrument insurance program available 24/7. Custom packages for musicians include tour liability and coverage for recording studios. We have offices in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Halifax, LA, NYC &amp; Nashville and our staff of 50+ have a combined 510 years insurance experience.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Front Row provides fast, affordable <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><strong>musical instrument insurance</strong></a> for Canada’s music professionals who are Canadian resident members of SOCAN (and other music associations).</p>\n<h2>Refer a Friend to Front Row </h2>\n<p>Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our <a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/referral\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"text-decoration: none;\">referral marketing program</a> and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! <em>(depending on your province)</em></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><em>DISCLAIMER</em></strong><em>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. 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There is no additional cost to you.</em></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">&nbsp;</p>\n<h3>Related:</h3>\n<p><a href=\"/musical-instrument-insurance-101\" rel=\" noopener\">Musical Instrument Insurance 101: How to Protect Your Instruments</a><br><a href=\"/articles/musical-instrument-theft-prevention-what-you-need-to-know\" rel=\" noopener\">Tips &amp; tricks to guard your gear </a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/205377/protecting-musical-instruments-at-home-insurance-and-more\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting instruments at home</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/205279/6-ways-to-protect-your-instruments-at-airports-and-on-planes\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting instruments at airports </a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/118477/musical-gear-insurance-and-protection-while-on-tour\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting instruments on tour</a><br><a href=\"/articles/summer-and-tours-what-you-need-to-know-about-musical-tour-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\">Musical tour insurance </a><br><a href=\"/articles/band-on-the-run-touring-insurance-tips-for-taking-your-show-on-the-road\" rel=\" noopener\">Band on the run </a><br><a href=\"/articles/articles/bid/81594/why-even-your-band-should-carry-liability-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\">Tribute bands and liability </a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-effective-ways-to-protect-your-guitar\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting your guitar</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-effective-ways-to-protect-your-drums\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting your drums</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-effective-ways-to-protect-your-keyboard\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting your keyboard</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-effective-ways-to-protect-your-violin\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting your violin</a><br>Protecting your saxophone<br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/118532/stolen-musical-instruments-how-to-make-a-claim\" rel=\" noopener\">How to make a claim</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/191494/instrument-insurance-what-is-my-gear-worth-in-an-claim\" rel=\" noopener\">What is my gear worth in event of claim?</a><br><a href=\"/articles/musical-instrument-insurance-you-may-not-be-covered\" rel=\" noopener\">You may not be covered under homeowners</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/118744/front-row-instrument-policy-launches-on-line\" rel=\" noopener\">Front Row’s musical instrument policy </a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/117160/instrument-insurance-for-socan-members\" rel=\" noopener\">Insurance for SOCAN members </a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/146779/musical-instrument-insurance-companies-how-to-compare\" rel=\" noopener\">How to compare musical instrument insurance cos.</a><br><a href=\"/articles/blurring-the-lines-of-music-infringement-law-three-perspectives-in-one\" rel=\" noopener\">Blurring the lines of music infringement law</a></p>\n<h3 class=\"p7\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\">Citations:</span></h3>\n<p class=\"p8\"><span class=\"s2\" style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><a href=\"https://keyleaves.com/blogs/news/tips-for-marching-band-sax-care\">https://keyleaves.com/blogs/news/tips-for-marching-band-sax-care</a><br></span><span class=\"s2\" style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><a href=\"http://nikitei.com/2016/01/22/maintain-and-store-your-saxophone-properly/\">http://nikitei.com/2016/01/22/maintain-and-store-your-saxophone-properly/</a><br></span><span class=\"s2\"><a href=\"https://www.b\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\">https://www.bestsaxophonewebsiteever.com/8-saxophone-care-tips-you-may-have-never-heard/</span></a></span></p>","enable_rich_text_module":true,"module_id":33156769794},"css":{},"child_css":{},"id":"module_15965216980304","name":"module_15965216980304","type":"module","order":8,"label":"Basic Rich Text Box for Blog","smart_type":null,"styles":{},"module_id":33156769794},"module_15960847531069":{"body":{"add_form":{"form_id":"77bcd01c-0dd8-496e-ae09-6a12170b0ad8","form_type":"HUBSPOT","gotowebinar_webinar_key":null,"message":"<p>Thanks for submitting the form. The checklist will be emailed to you shortly.</p>","response_type":"inline"},"add_form_title":"Get the Sax Checklist:","enable_form":true,"module_id":33051772119},"css":{},"child_css":{},"id":"module_15960847531069","name":"module_15960847531069","type":"module","order":6,"label":"Blog Subscribe New Module 2020","smart_type":null,"styles":{},"module_id":33051772119},"module_156398965931111":{"body":{"path":"/Marketplace/HubSpot/Team_Member/Team Member","widget_name":"Team Member","definition_id":null,"wrapping_html":"","module_id":8696351,"per_widget_wrapper_html":"","smart_type":"NOT_SMART","type":"module","tag":"module","smart_objects":null},"css":{},"child_css":{},"id":"module_156398965931111","name":"module_156398965931111","type":"module","order":11,"label":"Team Member","smart_type":null,"styles":{},"module_id":8696351,"deleted_at":1650482032991},"post_body":{"body":{"html":"<h1>20 Effective Ways to Protect Your Saxophone</h1>\n<p><img src=\"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/music/sax-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Protect Your Saxophone\" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">As an entertainment insurance brokerage with a specialty in creating custom insurance packages for musicians, we have seen enough music gear-related insurance claims to be able to speak with some authority on what musicians can do to protect their gear. As it’s one of the most popular instruments, let’s focus on the saxophone in this article:</p>\n<!--more-->\n<h2>Protecting your Saxophone | Saxophone Maintenance</h2>\n<ol class=\"ol1\">\n<li class=\"li1\"><strong>Where to keep your saxophone?</strong> Never store the saxophone in a very hot or very cold area. Store the saxophone in a dry place at room temperature – a closet would likely be a good candidate, but <strong>not</strong> an attic, basement or garage.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Always hold your saxophone by the bell because that is the sturdiest part of a sax and holding it in this manner should reduce the chances of a drop.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Tighten the lyre screw enough so that the lyre doesn’t wiggle around. A loose lyre can gnaw away the brass of your lyre holder.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Use a tooth patch <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2HT10Cl\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">bite cushion</a> [Affiliate Link] on your saxophone mouthpiece. This will help protect your saxophone and – perhaps even more importantly – your teeth.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><img src=\"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/music/sax-neck-strap-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"Neck strap saxophone player\" width=\"300\" style=\"width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;\">Use a <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2wISeok\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">neck strap</a> [Affiliate Link] to move the sax’s weight from your neck onto your shoulders. This will provide extra stability, reducing chances of falling or dropping the saxophone.</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Do NOT clamp the sax keys closed for any length of time. Clamping a used saxophone