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Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl backs teenage metal band in Cornwall noise row

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

US rocker Dave Grohl has leapt to the defence of a teenage heavy metal band from Cornwall – after their local council said they were too loud. The Black Leaves of Envy were told they would have to stop practising in a family garage after noise complaints from neighbours. Foo Fighters frontman...

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Musicians Deaths In March.

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Sadly we lost these talented people from the music world. Frank Sinatra, Jr., 72, American singer (That Face!) and actor (Hollywood Homicide), heart attack. Tommy Brown, 84, American R&B singer. Ras Munya, 55, Zimbabwean reggae bassist, heart attack. Sir George Martin, 90, British Hall of...

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The Struts’ Luke Spiller Talks “Bizarre Second Chance” of ‘Everybody Wants’ Re-Release

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Not every band gets a second chance, but then, not every band is The Struts. After first releasing their debut album Everybody Wants two years ago but not quite receiving the support they needed, the U.K. glam rockers are back with a redo, and it’s better than before.

Earlier this month,...

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Pop star Prince has said he is writing a memoir, to be published next year.

Friday, March 25th, 2016

The 57-year-old told an audience in New York on Friday it would start “from his first memory” and “hopefully… go all the way up to the Super Bowl” half-time performance he gave in 2007.  The book is tentatively titled The Beautiful Ones, after a track from Prince’s...

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Things You Should Know Before Going Into a Recording Studio for the First Time

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Its great being in a recording studio. Whether it’s for your own music, contributing to a friend’s record, or just being there to provide creative and/or moral support and being in the studio generates a real buzz. Its also interesting to watch other people work, be it the artist or...

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Music industry campaign prompts action from Government to help protect UK music venues

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

New regulations, coming into effect on 6 April 2016, mean developers are now required to seek prior approval on noise impacts before a change of use from an office to residential building can be carried out.  Recent permitted development right extensions that have allowed changes of use to take place...

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Essential Steps You Need to Take to Get Your New Band Off the Ground

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Getting your new band off the ground isn’t exactly as easy as it sounds, and it doesn’t sound that easy in the first place. So where do you start? With so many great bands out there, it’s not always easy giving people a reason why you’re special or why your songs are worth...

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Strategies to Avoid Music Career Burnout and Be a Happier Musician

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Despite what many of your friends or family members may think, choosing to pursue a career in music is not an easy path to follow. While some may picture a professional musician as someone who sleeps in late, sits around all day, and generally lives the rock-star lifestyle, in reality, being a professional...

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PAUL McCARTNEY ‘ONE ON ONE’

Monday, March 14th, 2016

First Dates Of New ‘One On One’
Tour Confirmed

NORTH AMERICA:
13th April: SaveMart Arena – Fresno, CA
15th April: Moda Center – Portland, OR

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The backlit Bluetooth page turner for iPhone, iPad, Android and Mac

Saturday, March 12th, 2016

IK Multimedia is pleased to announce that iRig BlueTurn, the compact foot-controlled backlit Bluetooth page turner for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Android devices, is now shipping. iRig BlueTurn is a hands-free page turning foot pedal that features two backlit buttons that are visible in even the darkest...

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The flagship event of the UK’s Music for All Charity

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Three days to go! Music For All’s national Learn to Play Day 2016 kicks off on Saturday 12th March and spills over into Sunday 13th March – its so big this year. Learn to Play Day, now in its fifth year, offers more than 12,000 FREE musical instrument taster lessons at more than 100 venues across...

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Easy Ways to Build Up Your Band’s Cred (According to a Music Publicist)

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Cred. You can’t manufacture, fake, force, or buy it. Credibility has to evolve and come naturally; it’s a certain je ne sais quoi that doesn’t have always have a definition, but you know when you see (or hear) it. So how, exactly, do build up your cred in the eyes of the media? Well,...

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DORO PESCH’s Relationship With Fans Gives Her Strength To Survive In Music Industry

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Doro Pesch, known to most as just Doro, has been carrying her metal flag proudly for over three decades and she doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. She burst onto the scene in 1984 fronting the band Warlock and their debut album Burning the Witches. In 1989, there were some legal issues which...

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What’s the Right Age to Begin Music Lessons?

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

We’ve all heard the stories of famed musical prodigies, from Mozart writing his first symphony at the age of eight to Stevie Wonder signing with Motown at 11. Even if your child isn’t performing with the New York Philharmonic or the Chicago Symphony by age 11 (like violinist Midori and Herbie...

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Roger Daltrey Describes Struggle With Meningitis

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

The Who are back on the road to make up for the dates that got postponed due to Roger Daltrey‘s bout with viral meningitis. Daltrey talked about his struggle with the disease. “I was shocked when they told me what it was,” Daltrey told Music press. “They immediately sent the anti-virals...

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