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The Critic Stumbles

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Have you noticed just how often the critics disagree with one another? And how often they’re just wrong? »

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Astronoid and the power of ‘Air’

Music

  Before I get too far into this article I should let it be known that, “I think Astronoid’s album, Air, is phenomenal.” Air was easily my favorite album of 2016 (and from Bowie to Ulver, 2016 was packed with winners) and … »

We’re Giving Away an AirTurn Concert Package Worth $167!

Deals  Gear  promo

  We’ve partnered with AirTurn to giveaway away their most popular Concert Package. The AirTurn PED allows you to wirelessly control digital sheet music, lyrics, effects and backing tracks on your tablet, mac, pc or smartphone without using your hands. … »

The Slants : From the Heart to Heritage to the Supreme Court

Music

I’ve spent almost 8 years in court – almost a quarter of my life – so that I could fight for marginalized communities to have their voices protected. Voices that are often silenced in fear of a football team regaining their trademark registrations. Our obsession to punish villainous characters should not justify the collateral damage that the undeserved experience. »

Ben De La Cour’s “Americanoir”

Music  promo

I think like all artists I’m just trying to dovetail who I am with who I’d like to be. This one we recorded almost totally live in the studio, no headphones, in the same room. I wanted it just to have that kind of feel and for us just to play until we had a take we could live with and move on with minimal overdubs. »

From Busking to Endorsements with Katie Ferrara

Gear  Music

Katie Ferrara is a folk/pop artist from Los Angeles, CA. Making regular appearances on the 3rd street Santa Monica Promenade, Melrose Trading Post, downtown Burbank and various farmers markets in Los Angeles, Katie has carved a name for herself in the streets of her hometown as a “busker” or street pe »

When Your Body Starts to Work Against You – Musicians with Focal Dystonia

Health

What was once second nature becomes a constant fight. Years of practice, study and natural talent can completely disappear forcing a complete relearning of everything they once knew, or worse the end of their musical career. »

Stomp 6 to AirTurn’s New Wireless Pedal Controller

Gear

AirTurn, Inc. has announced the release of the STOMP 6 — a wireless, six switch foot pedal. The STOMP 6 connects to any Bluetooth-enabled device and works with hundreds of apps to perform tasks that simplify music performance. »

Danielle Ate The Sandwich and Her 24 Hour Album

Music

I am Danielle Ate the Sandwich, an indie folk songwriter from Colorado. Last January, I recorded an album in 24 hours. I started on a Saturday afternoon and worked through the night, with only a couple of hours of napping and lots of thick, stubborn drudging through the wild fields, we call creativity. »

Gotta Get My Mind Right by Daphne Willis

Music

Call me crazy, but I think health starts in the brain 😉 I think we are at our best when we feel safe, happy, and healthy. I think our nation, our communities, and our families would all benefit from a healthier mental perspective. Right? »

A FEW MUSIC LICENSING FAQs by Katey Laurel

Music  Resources

Licensing is one of the few ways writers, labels and publishers are still making money. As a result, with the decline of recorded music sales, the marketplace has become very competitive since everyone including the MAJORS are competing, often for the same placements. This makes it very important to have a great representative, and/or be willing to put in the time and energy it takes to make contacts in this world…preferably both. »