Why Does Harmony Central Publish Articles?
By Chris Loeffler | (edited)
Did you know that Harmony Central has published over 1,100 articles in the last ten years? Compared to the typical music instrument print magazine, that’s the equivalent of 55 issues or over five years’ of monthly subscriptions, all for free. Harmony Central authors have included industry legends Craig Anderton, Jon Chappell and Brian Hardgroove, as well as award-winning recording engineers (Phil O’Keefe), music foundation directors (Dendy Jarrett), and a slew of contributors from both within and outside the core team.
Harmony Central’s editorial focus began a decade ago, during a failed attempt by the company holding the site at the time to “modernize” its platform. While the pieces were being picked up (and the site would ultimately be replatformed two more times before finding a home), Craig Anderton pitched giving musicians access to a quality and scope of content that, at that time, existed almost exclusively behind paywalls through the site. From there, over 11,000 articles covering “how to”, techniques, artist interviews, trade show coverage, and more have been created for the Harmony Central community.
Many of the articles Harmony Central has provided to its community have ended up revised and collected in best-selling publications down the road, with the most recent example being The Musician’s Guide to Home Recording series published by Hal Leonard.
Why do I bring this up? From the day of its conception, Harmony Central was built to foster community and education around music… by musicians, for musicians. We cover a lot of ground, from “The Week in Music” entertainment pieces to insider tips of advanced editing and sound processing techniques, hoping to bring light reads and heavy applications to you, our community.
The people who contribute to Harmony Central gather around a simple but powerful call to make better music, as do our articles, whether to instruct or inspire.
If it’s been a while, consider this you opportunity to explore our vast collection of articles as you settle in to your winter...
Chris Loeffler is a multi-instrumentalist and the Content Strategist of Harmony Central. In addition to his ten years experience as an online guitar merchandiser, marketing strategist, and community director he has worked as an international exporter, website consultant and brand manager. When he’s not working he can be found playing music, geeking out on guitar pedals and amps, and brewing tasty beer.
Edited by Chris Loeffler