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Creative ways to use your voice

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

You might not be the world’s greatest singer – or even the best in your street – but that doesn’t mean you can’t put your god-given voice to good use as a sonic element in your tracks. With these ten tips, we’ll give you plenty of ideas for things you can do with...

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Florence Welch on Quitting Drinking

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Beyoncé isn’t the only artist who channeled a recent rocky patch in her private life into an ambitious multimedia project. In April, Florence and the Machine released The Odyssey, a 47-minute film featuring songs from last year’s How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful  an attempt, according...

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Marketing Truths Musicians Have Ignored Long Enough

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Struggling to book your act? Wish you could be generating more good-paying gigs? It turns out that the larger world of business and marketing has much to offer musicians in terms of proven knowledge to help us avoid wasting time on things that don’t work and focus instead on the tactics that will...

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ICMP And HCM Create Progression Pathways For Students

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

ICMP is pleased to announce its latest partnership with one of the UK’s most well known music institutions, Hertfordshire College of Music. The partnership between our two institutions is based on our shared values and mission to provide inspiring music education for a long and successful career...

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How to Advance a Show Like a Pro

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

One of the most traveled routes to a disastrous show is the path of poor planning. After you’ve confirmed a booking, it’s important to nail down certain details; otherwise, you’re basically welcoming the possibility of major mishaps. Missing your soundcheck, finding out the night...

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Prince death! Powerful drugs found in singer’s home ‘were mislabelled’

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Pills seized from the home of singer Prince contained the dangerously powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl but were mislabelled, according to reports. Speaking to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, officials investigating the artist’s death said the pills were labelled as hydrocodone, a weaker type...

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Balance Big Dreams with Realistic Goals as a Musician

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Musicians, by definition, are dreamers. Where else would we get the idea that we could write a song and share it with the whole world or perform onstage and have thousands of people sing along? While most musicians understand that their dreams don’t always come true, many also struggle to understand...

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Reality Checks Young Artists Need to Hear From People Who Know

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Young artists bring a lot of raw talent to the table, but they also bring a naiveté about the music industry that can not only make their lives difficult, but can totally derail a career. While there’s nothing wrong with being a dreamer, it’s imperative to realize there’s a huge difference...

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Tips for Staying Positive in the Face of Rejection

Friday, August 19th, 2016

There is a lot of rejection in the music industry  we all know this. It’s easy to feel you’re always doing something wrong, and it’s only normal for that ongoing rejection to take a toll. The negativity can snowball into what We call the “Doom Monster” (DM). The DM can get the best...

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Beyerdynamic TG V90r, Live Ribbon Microphone

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

The Beyerdynamic TG V90r is a ribbon microphone designed for live use with vocals. Unlike most ribbon microphones, it features a cardioid polar pattern to minimize feedback on stage. It is also a lot tougher than typical ribbon mics you will find in a studio; so there’s no worry about the odd knock...

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Times You Shouldn’t Take the Gig

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

As a musician, you’re always looking for opportunities to gig. Some money, some exposure, a good time. It’s all a walk in the park, right? Not quite, my friend. There are plenty of instances where it’s actually best to say no to a performance offer, and here are four of the most...

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Ways to Get Your Band Hired

Friday, August 12th, 2016

What really makes the difference for bands who want to reach larger audiences?  Venues and music agencies face an overwhelming torrent of new bands looking for gigs and representation.  How can you make yourself stand out from the crowd? We think you’ll find that the principles are similar for...

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How to Become the Fearless Musician You’ve Always Wanted to Be

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

There’s a popular saying in the military that goes something like, “No guts, no glory.” Like many quotes, this one tends to generalize. It is possible to have glory without guts  but a little guts never hurt.  Now, what does all of this have to do with music? Well, to answer this...

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Ronnie James Dio Hologram Debuts at German Metal Festival

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

The fervent Ronnie James Dio fans who gathered to watch a group of the late singer’s former bandmates close out Germany’s mega-sized heavy-metal festival Wacken Open Air Saturday 6th August a big surprise: a theatrical performance by Dio in hologram form. It bellowed “We Rock,”...

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Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Harrogate Theatre is recruiting for a number of freelance practitioners to join the education team specialising in the following areas:  Singing Youth Theatre After School Drama Clubs.  Harrogate Theatre offers a range of weekly term-time creative workshops for young people at its education space,...

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