News Archive

A Journey from Internet to Television

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Bailey Pelkman opened for singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton, released her original EP in 2015 and now stars in teen docudrama Lost & Found Music Studios which airs on the BBC, Netflix and the Family Channel, Canada.


How did you first start performing music?

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Turbosound iP1000, Portable PA

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Turbosound’s iP1000 is a 1000 watt (peak) column loudspeaker system aimed at gigging musicians. It features an active base section that contains 2×8” bass speakers and a top section with 9 smaller drivers that slots into it to give a full-range sound. The system uses technology similar to line-array...

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Things the Best Musicians Refuse to Do

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

When most of us think about stardom, it’s not diva behavior we’re dreaming of. Not a lot of us want to get arrested for a DUI in Canada, leave fans waiting because we’re too hung over to make it to our own shows on time, or smash up some photojournalist’s camera. We want to be pros. We’d...

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Sing Night After Night Without Straining Your Voice

Monday, June 27th, 2016

As a gigging vocalist, you’ve got a different box of tools you need to care for than the rest of the players in your act. When your schedule has you playing a couple of shows a month, your voice may easily recover in time for shows and rehearsals with no problem  even if you’re yelling for...

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Steven Tyler Says Aerosmith’s ‘Farewell’ Tour Will Launch In 2017

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler revealed that the band will embark on a farewell tour in 2017. Tyler, who will release his first-ever solo album, “We’re All Somebody From Somewhere”, on July 15, said: “I love this band. I really do. I want to squash every thought that anybody...

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TIM ‘RIPPER’ OWENS Denied Entry To U.K.; WILDFIRE Festival Appearance Canceled

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

Former Judas Priest and Iced Earth frontman Tim “Ripper” Owens was forced to cancel his scheduled appearance at Scotland’s only rock and metal festival after being denied entry to the United Kingdom (Thursday, June 23).

Owens’s June 24 appearance at Wildfire was being...

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Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant testifies as defence rests in Stairway trial

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant has told a court hearing the Stairway to Heaven copyright dispute that he has a dim memory of the time it was written. He said he could not remember meeting the band Spirit, who claim the band stole their guitar riff for Stairway to Heaven in the 1970s. “I...

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Meat Loaf ‘stable’ after stage collapse

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

US rock star Meat Loaf is “stable and in good condition” after collapsing on stage during a concert in Canada. A post on his Facebook page said he collapsed due to severe dehydration. He was admitted to hospital for routine tests, and additional tests are being performed but he is described...

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The Best Way To Expand Your Range

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

The best way to increase your range is to change the way you think about your voice. The best way to change the way you think is to imagine it like a guitar. Now, you don’t have to play guitar to get this. The guitar obviously has six strings and each is a different pitch. The lowest string is...

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Gwen Stefani on No Doubt’s Future, Working With Prince

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

“Being on ‘The Voice’ helped open my mind to all kinds of music,” says Gwen Stefani, revealing her first concert was Emmylou Harris. Gwen Stefani wasn’t kidding when she called her new solo album This Is What the Truth Feels Like. It manages to combine upbeat pop with...

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Wireless Microphones: Do you need a Licence?

Monday, June 20th, 2016

The topic of licencing is a source of much confusion among professional audio engineers. Specifically, it is not always clear when a licence is required to operate, or how to obtain one for the legal operation of wireless microphone or in-ear systems. Before we get started, it’s important to note...

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Paul McCartney ‘What’s That You’re Doing?’

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

It’s been a fun and busy month here at Paul’s ‘One On One’ tour has taken him to North America, taking in Little Rock  meeting two of the ‘Little Rock Nine’ ...

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Let Your Audience Know You

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Dylan Andre has gone from wowing the judges on America’s Got Talent to wowing his fans on YouTube. He shares his career building insights, all of which he has learned the hard way! Watch and see what he tells us about breaking into the singing world and how you should go about doing it for yourself.


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I was Discovered Online! Ria Ritchie’s Success Story

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Ria Ritchie shares what drew her into YouTube as well as tips for fellow vocal artists. After being discovered on YouTube by singer Plan B, Ria Ritchie signed by Sony ATV Music Publishing and recently wrote a record with Disclosure. She encourages us to ignore the haters and take pride in our achievements.


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What Singers Can Learn from Elton

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

During an era when blaring lead-guitars reigned supreme, Elton’s piano based tunes set him apart as a master of contemporary melody and composition.  Born Reginald Dwight (1947), Sir Elton John is widely regarded as one of the twentieth century’s great pop-rock music influencers.

A controversial...

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