News Archive


Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Audio Technica’s second generation of the well known 2000 Series now offers increased RF power on both the handheld and beltpack transmitters for increased link stability. Charging contacts on the transmitters allow easy operation with rechargeable batteries. The new ATW-R2100a receiver benefits...

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Lemmy, Motorhead frontman, dies aged 70 after cancer diagnosis

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Lemmy formed the rock group Motorhead in 1975 and recorded 22 albums, including Ace of Spades, as he became one of music’s most recognisable voices and faces. The band said “Our mighty, noble friend Lemmy has passed away after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer.” Lemmy...

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Why do Record Labels and Publishers use Music Gateway?

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

At Music Gateway our mission is to empower music industry professionals and help further their careers by providing an environment in which talented musician’s can thrive and create a level playing-field.  Our community also extends the opportunity for labels and publishers to tap into top quality...

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Golden Rules for High Intensity Vocals

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Singing loud and bright at the top of your register can add an impressive edge to your performance. Make sure you have these rules in place. High intensity singing can be the holy grail of commercial music – yet this kind of singing is best developed face-to-face with a knowledgeable coach. When...

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Bewildering Mistakes Bands Make

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

It’s hard enough to make headway as an independent band as it is, so why are so many bands unnecessarily adding obstacles in their efforts? Most likely, nobody’s making things more difficult for themselves on purpose. But the hurdles you unwittingly place in your path can set you back...

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The Secret Behind A Powerful Song Delivery

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

Why do so many people love Beyoncé’s music?  Because we always know who she’s flirting with or who she’s mad at.  In fact, we are often rooting for Beyoncé against some nutter. We can root for a woman who’s telling off someone who hurt her. We cannot, however, root for random riffing. This...

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Merry Christmas From My Singing Lessons

Friday, December 25th, 2015

The team at My Singing Lessons would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year. Now put that turkey down and start singing Christmas songs!

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What to buy a musician for Xmas 2015

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

With the festive season fast approaching, many of our readers will no doubt be pondering over that age-old annual dilemma: what on earth should I buy them this year!?  So no matter whether you’re shopping for a musically inclined loved one, or just fishing for ideas to fill your own stocking,...

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Tribute to Metal Star Coach

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

On December 7th we lost the pioneering vocal coach Elizabeth Sabine aged 93, known as ‘The Queen of Scream’ by her rock star clients.  She advocated ‘primal sounds’ for healthy vocal function, teaching rockers how to cry like babies! Jaime Vendera was one of her most loyal students and we...

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Secure Your Singing Future

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

What makes the difference between being a good singer and having a successful career? Other than talent and commitment, the answer to this question has to do with cultivating some key habits:

1. Follow Your Passion
Sing because you love it, not because you think it will make you rich,...

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Arturia’s new AudioFuse USB interface

Monday, December 21st, 2015

AudioFuse is Arturia’s ‘next generation’ USB audio interface and is designed to fuse high-end 192kHz conversion with dual discrete microphone preamplifiers in a compact and handsome form factor with extensive tactile controls.  You told us what you wanted, and we listened. Whether you work...

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Last chance to enter Shure Vocal Mastery!

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

We will be accepting entries to the Vocal Mastery competition until 13:00 on 22 December. If you are yet to enter consider this your reminder!  If you have already entered, don’t forget to spread the word as you’ll be needing 300 plays on Soundcloud by 7 January to ensure you are considered...

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Why You Shouldn’t Try to Replicate What Major Label Artists Do

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Eager artists looking to the major labels to not only define their success, but create it. “But Beyonce did this one thing and it was huge!” they’ll start. Or, “This totally worked for Taylor Swift!” The problem with that logic is that major label artists and independent...

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Digital Wireless FAQ: 12 of Your Questions Answered

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Digital wireless systems are increasingly common in the world of professional and semi-professional audio. Their growth over the last few years is the result of many factors, from the continual pursuit of better quality sound to the increasingly pressing issue of RF spectrum clearance. Like other...

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Unspoken Rules of Soundchecking

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

So you’ve just spent hours cramped up in a dirt-laden, odor-soaked van along with your bandmates who happen to share those very same qualities. You’ve twisted and turned your way through the (often less than) glamorous back roads of the US and endured everything from traffic jams to bad...

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