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Seven Reasons You Should Be Co-Writing Right Now

For those of you who have never co-written a song, the concept of sharing your creative process may seem, at best, foreign and, at worst, inconceivable. As an inveterate solo songwriter before moving to Nashville, I completely understand. However, co-writing has the potential for so much upside that in most instances it's well worth the large step outside your...
 

The Shameful Nature of Sexism in the Music Industry

Once upon a time Mick Jagger told rock journalist Lisa Robinson, “There really is no reason to have women on tour, unless they’ve got a job to do. The only other reason is to fuck. Otherwise they get bored; they just sit around and moan. It would be different if they did everything for you like answer the phone, make breakfast, look after the clothes and...
 

Why Sir Paul, Ringo And 200 Others Are Raising Their Hands

The issue is personal for Kevin Black, brother of country music star Clint Black. His daughter, Cortney, died when she was 16 of complications from Rett syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects girls almost exclusively. It is characterized by normal early growth and development that, beginning...
 

Five Simpsons Characters to Inspire Your Next Band

Since Rip It Up, an Adelaide-based (!) music street press mag-cum-website, broke the story of the Ned Flanders-themed hardcore band Okilly Dokilly, it’s almost as if a creative packet of ruffled chips have been inadvertently opened in the space shuttle of ideas and put the ant farm of boredom and stagnation at risk.
 

A Babe On a Boat, a Man and His Cyborg and More in 5 Killer Clips to Check Out

You’re sitting on the train and looking for something to do. Lord knows you won’t speak to the stranger next to you. No, that’d be weird. Instead you whip out your handy mobile telecommunication device and load up YouTube, chances are these awesome music videos have kept you entertained. If not, well luckily for you we have them here in handy listicle form.
 

Sell Your Story, Sell Your Music

In your artist bio, and in all of your promotions, telling your story is a way to relate to your audience and hopefully help you connect on a more personal level. “Check out my new single at SoundCloud.com/(random band name)/(generic song title)!” If you’re a part of the music industry, you’re either guilty of...
 

Rascal Flatts Concert Review - Irvine Meadows, CA

Rascal Flatts brought their Riot Tour to Irvine Meadows in Southern California on October 3, a concert that deftly mixed the trio's best-known hits with a short medley of convincing covers in a crowd-pleasing 90 minute concert. Singer Gary LeVox, bassist-keyboardist-singer Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney have been honing their...
 

Introducing Callie Twisselman

The music business is full of singers who are predicted to be the next big thing, but very few actually live up to the hype when it comes to true vocal talent. Unlike many, though, Callie Twisselman is destined to become an important name in Country music because she can really sing. While Callie’s latest single, “Hung Me on the Line,” is a nod to the traditional Country...
 

Four Ways You Can Fund Your Next Music Project

Earning money with CDs, merch, and ticket sales is part of life as a musician. But how do you find money to get a music project off the ground? Here are four ways to fund your next music project. money-music-licensingYou’re a musician – of course you want to record your music, make CDs, have an album release party, create new...
 

The Mavericks in Concert - Highland, CA 

Whenever Raul Malo decides to cover a well-known ballad on an album or in concert, it often becomes more romantic or heartbreaking in the singer/guitarist’s hands. Rogers & Hart’s old pop standard “Blue Moon,” which The Mavericks contributed to the Apollo 13 film soundtrack in 1995, was a prime example.
 

Introducing Alexandra Demetree

With all the chops and passion of the biggest names in both Country and Pop music, singer Alexandra Demetree is a rising star whose name is on the lips of Country radio personalities across America. Alexandra continues to build career momentum with the success of her fourth single, “Outta My Head,” written by the ...
 

Six Questions Songwriters Should Ask Before Demoing a Song

So you’ve written a song that you’re excited about and feel like it’s got a real chance of getting cut or placed in a film or on TV. That’s great news. Now the trick is to be sure you’re asking the right kinds of questions of yourself and others before you spend good money creating a quality recording. I’ve put...
 

Introducing Rick Monroe

The music business is a fickle animal, and it’s hard to understand how some singers make it big and some don’t. It would be difficult to find a better example of a highly-talented artist who major fame has inexplicably overlooked than Rick Monroe. Monroe is an accomplished and highly-seasoned Country singer, songwriter...
 

23 Little Things That Will Help You Nail Your Next Gig

Landing a great gig is hard work, so follow these tips to make your big show a big success. We’ve put together 23 little things you can do a week before, a day before, the day of, at the show, and the next day that are sure to help you make a good impression on the crowd and help you book your next amazing gig!
 

Case Study: How The Rock Band Night Riots Broke Out

What factors cause a band with regional popularity to suddenly break onto the national scene? Night Riots is a California-based rock band that has gotten a lot of buzz recently, and this article is all about how and why from a marketing perspective. Disclaimer: I don’t have any personal or professional connection to Night...
 
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