News Archive

UK Music needs your help

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

The organisation is calling on UK musicians, songwriters, composers, producers, engineers and managers to take part, so UK Music can produce Measuring Music – an annual report assessing the health of the music sector in the UK. “Measuring Music allows us to map the music economy, to analyse trends...

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Is a Vocal Warm-Down Important?

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Vocal warm-ups are important to get your laryngeal musculature ready for excessive use, by gently bringing blood flow to the muscles. But after these vocal acrobatics a 3 hour show with 2 encores (or aria after aria), should you “warm-down?” Most of the vocal damage in a trained performer happens...

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Make Fan Photos Part of Your Music Marketing Strategy

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

As a musician, you’re going to be taking a lot of photos with your fans. This is an undeniable fact whether you’re just starting out and your fans are just your friends or if you’re one of the biggest superstars on the planet. It’s something that comes along with creating music and performing...

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Small Media Outlets Will Do More

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Many independent musicians dream of playing their favorite late night TV shows, landing interviews in iconic magazines, and receiving top-score record reviews on the most notorious music websites. Sure, these are great press aspirations, but obsessing over and chasing after big-name media rather than...

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Wake-Up Calls for Musicians

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Hopefully, you’ve been in the music business long enough to know that miracles don’t happen overnight and it takes real, honest work to achieve any success, no matter how small. Still, it’s okay to carry some pie-in-the-sky dreams in your back pocket. Just make sure you pair them...

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Ariana Grande Suspends Tour After Manchester Attack

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Ariana Grande suspended her international Dangerous Woman Tour following a terrorist attack outside her concert in Manchester, England Monday, CNN reports. A 22-year-old British suicide bomber detonated a homemade explosive, killing 22 people and injuring 59 more. Grande was scheduled to tour Europe...

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Ways to Set Yourself Up for Success

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Nobody has a lock on success, and nobody has a formula to guarantee it. In the music game, as with other endeavors in which people strive against the odds and try to perform at a very high level, there are just too many variables. Just like highly regarded sports prospects often flame out, musicians...

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Qualities Singer-Songwriters Look for in a Vocal Tutor

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

What you read in this feature is quite probably true for all singers, but this is aimed especially at singer/songwriters as they have several defining concerns. In this musical climate, many singer-songwriters are called on more than ever to be their own everything: booking agent, business manager,...

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Is It Time to Quit Your Day Job

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Doing music full-time may be a leap of faith, but like any kind of leap, timing’s crucial to keep yourself from landing on your face. Rushing into a music career can leave you out of money and with no recourse when the limb you stepped on turns out to be unstable. There’s no perfect time...

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Learn to Play Day 2017

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

‘Beat Another Rhythm’ is the official anthem of Learn to Play Day 2017. It has been written by UK singer / songwriter Nina Schofield who was commissioned by Yamaha Music London to be the voice...

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Singer Chris Cornell Dies – Possible Suicide

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Chris Cornell was a vocalist and song writer, known for being the lead singer for pop and rock band Soundgarden and also vocalist for Audioslave. He was the frontman for Temple of the Dog, a one-off tribute band dedicated to his late friend Andrew Wood. His death is currently being looked into as...

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Singer songwriter competition

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Would any of our students like to enter a new competition that sets out to give the UK’s best unsigned singer/songwriters the chance to showcase their talents and win an array of prizes. This is open to all residents in the UK over the age of 18 and unsigned to any record labels. Entrants simply...

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Things That Successful People Do

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

A huge part of being a successful, working musician is learning from and following the lead of others. I’m not necessarily saying you need to start copying sounds and styles of your fellow artists, but you should look at what others – not just musicians  do to become their best selves. There...

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Qualities of Great Band Leadership

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

A band is a unique and complex relationship, and with so many different personalities and goals among band members, things can sometimes get tricky. Some people are direct, some are passive, some are more organized than others. “Musicians are sensitive and odd creatures. So inevitably, it will...

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Warm-up exercise

Monday, May 15th, 2017

This warm-up exercise wakes up the resonance of your voice. It is also excellent for examining and developing the basic vowel sounds used in singing. Repeat this exercise until you notice adifference in the relaxation of the muscles and the resonance of your voice from within your mouth and throat....

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