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Aretha Franklin rebuffed Dionne Warwick

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

“At this point, it isn’t about an apology, it’s about libel,” said Franklin, who had great success with some songs originally associated with Warwick, notably “I Say a Little Prayer.” “We’ve never been friends,” Franklin added, “and I don’t...

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Things You Need in Your Pre-Show Ritual

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Gigging and touring involve a ton of downtime, mostly during the hours between load-in and the actual performance. So naturally, musicians tend to fill the time with various rituals that they repeat every gig prior to heading onstage. While some rituals may be based on pure superstition or only relevant...

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Elton John Hospitalized for ‘Harmful Bacterial Infection

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Elton John is recovering at home after spending two nights in intensive care at a London hospital after contracting a “harmful and unusual bacterial infection” during a recent tour of South America. As reported by Uproxx, John’s team released an official statement explaining the situation....

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Overcome Stage Fright

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Stage fright is something that almost anybody who has stood in front of a group of people has had to deal with. There is no method that will make it go away immediately, but with a good mindset, your stage fright will disappear gradually as you perform. Here are some things that might help a lot,...

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Make Your Live Show More Interesting

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

We can all probably recall a time where we went to a concert and came out thinking, “Meh, it was fine, but nothing special” or, “We just expected more.” Most of the time, this isn’t because the artist did anything wrong like bungle lyrics or sing off-key; it’s more...

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How to Kill Bad Singing Habits

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Show of hands: How many of us have to be aware of our bad singing habits? We are living proof that keeping on top of bad singing habits is a lifelong hobby. However, We promise they rear their ugly heads way less over time if you make a concerted effort to stop them in their tracks! OK, so here’s...

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A thief stealing musical instruments was captured on CCTV

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

A thief who smashed in the windows of a car to steal musical instruments was captured on CCTV. The theft took place in the early hours on Thursday morning in Bangor, Gwynedd in North Wales. According to musician who had his goods stolen, the robber smashed a car window and stole a Miyazawa flute,...

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Make Music Count

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

“Make Music Count is the new creative Mathematics curriculum that teaches each lesson through learning how to play a song on the piano,” explains the program’s website. “Each musical note that is played is derived by solving an algebraic equation. Here is a new method teachers can use to...

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Job, Director of Client Services and Release Management

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Kobalt Music Recordings is looking for a friendly, dynamic and experienced music industry professional to work closely with the International Marketing teams in London, NY and LA, KMR’s artist community and the London-based Digital Operations/Supply Chain teams to ensure accurate and timely build...

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The first major UK fund for songwriters and writer-producers

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

The UK funder of new music and talent development has launched the initiative in association with the BASCA Trust, a charity dedicated to music education and supporting songwriters and composers. PRS Foundation and the BASCA Trust have initiated this fund in response to the fact that songwriters and...

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Elevate Your Live Shows

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

When we talk about a live-show setup, we’re usually referring to gear, obviously. But there’s actually more you can do to ensure a memorable performance. Sounding good is the bulk of the battle, of course, but looking good counts for something, too. Visual effects onstage, lighting, and...

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Gently Nudge Fans to Buy Tickets

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Concerts are one of the primary ways you’re going to make money as a musician, so while it can be exhausting to promote all of your shows over and over, it’s what you have to do to stay in business. In fact, you’ll probably end up spending more time promoting concerts and pushing tickets than...

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Try these Vocal Warm Ups Before a Show

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Warm ups increase confidence; knowing that you have already hit the notes you have to reach, your circulation will be pumping, giving you that ‘feel good’ factor! Sometimes we don’t have a lot of time  we may be rushed to a gig late, or we may have unexpected demands made on us during the...

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The MU has a new Assistant General Secretary

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

The Musicians’ Union (MU) has appointed Naomi Pohl has its new assistant general secretary. She is the first woman to join the MU’s team of senior officials in the Union’s history. Pohl’s previous roles with the Union include national organiser for recording and broadcasting, and London regional...

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Do current talent shows ‘prey on vulnerable contestants?

Friday, April 14th, 2017

A new survey conducted by Salute Music has found that the UK public thinks musical talent shows like The X Factor prey on vulnerable contestants and are not interested in helping artists. The team behind Salute  a new music platform aimed at uncovering unsigned UK music talent  spoke to over 1,000...

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