You Must Do These Things Before Licensing Your Music

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

You often read blogs about music licensing that touch upon the importance of what to include in your email pitch, how to find who to contact about a project, and even how to position your music for greater success in the world of licensing. What often goes unsaid, however, are the small, yet important,...

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How to Stay Positive During Potentially Devastating Music Career Blows

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

When things go seriously wrong for your band, overcoming discouragement is easier said than done. You’ll wish you had a thicker skin, the setback may feel everlasting, and you might even be tempted to give up altogether. Stopping the runaway train of negative thoughts is difficult – but it’s...

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Do More by Doing Less

Monday, July 17th, 2017

When you sing, what are you feeling? Are you working hard, do you feel your whole body involved? Have you got lots of space, or plenty of buzz? Often our feelings can be deceptive. Your mouth and tongue are very sensitive at the front, where you feel the texture and quantity of the food going into...

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What’s Happening With Rita Ora?

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Most U.S. pop fans underestimate or outright dismiss Rita Ora. That’s fine with her. At long last, the U.K. star is ready to launch her music in America. “I haven’t had my chance yet,” she says, “but it’s coming very soon”
“Is this me on the radio?”

Rita Ora abruptly...

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Kid Rock announces 2018 tour,

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Kid Rock has released his new video, “Greatest Show on Earth,” an apt title for the raucous clip featuring concert footage spanning his career. The video appears after another show of sorts where the musician teased a run for Senate. Later Friday morning, he released a second video with...

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The Hopeless Romantic Tour

Friday, July 14th, 2017

The couple that plays together, stays together – right? If you’re planning on attending Michelle Branch’s upcoming July 22 show at Music Box, you’ll undoubtedly see another famous face onstage, albeit a bit upstage. Turns out Patrick Carney, who you might recognize as the drummer of famed...

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What We can learn from Al Green

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Those ‘old school’ soul singers – most of whom are still going strong – have a great deal to teach us today and here are some of the reasons why we should ‘take note!’ Being completely real is a vital part of any performance. If you are really feeling the sense of the lyric and the melody...

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Van Morrison Announces New Album

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Van Morrison detailed his 37th studio album. Roll With the Punches, out September 22nd, contains covers of old blues and soul classics along with five new compositions from Van Morrison. “The songs on Roll With the Punches– whether I’ve written them or not – they’re performance...

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Effective communication – 28 Jul, London

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

From convincing someone to commission your work to asking for better terms and conditions, this workshop will help you develop your communication skills so that you achieve better and more consistent results.

This workshop includes:

key principles of communication

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What’s Inside a Touring Backing Vocalist’s Gig Bag?

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Me’sha Bryan has worked with Beverley Knight, Groove Armada, The Australian Pink Floyd Show amongst many others, and coaches for The Voice UK and now, The Voice Kids UK. Fresh from her tour with Bryan Ferry, she reveals the contents of her gig bag.

Water bottle

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Recording New Album Was ‘Way to Cope’ With Depression

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Kesha credited a strict recording routine with helping her cope with depression. “I would roll out of bed, get in my car and show up to the studio,” the pop singer said. “And I would just keep making songs. That was my way to cope.” The end result, her forthcoming album Rainbow, is...

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The Benefits of Joining a Choir

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

If you ask someone what comes to mind when they think about singing in a choir, is it going to be the numerous health benefits? Probably not. We have no doubt that choral singing has a transformative effect on health, both mentally and physically. Singing in a choir will do amazing things for you....

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How Effective are Herbal Teas?

Friday, July 7th, 2017

With and increasing amount of herbal teas on the market, are there any that can genuinely help singers perform at their best? Let’s take a look at some of the published research, and listen to what medical professionals have to say about the herbs in these brews…


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Why the industry should support music lessons

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

The likes of ISM have been campaigning heavily to protect creative subjects in schools, but is the wider musical instrument industry doing enough to support the continuation of music lessons? After the past month we’ve seen figures showing that EBacc subjects are at an all-time high and fewer...

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Memorize Songs Effectively

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Singing a song over and over may help stick it in your muscle memory, but if the voice is tired, your muscle memory could be memorizing bad habits that often accompany tired vocal production as well. Memorizing can be very quick when varied approaches are applied to learning a given piece.


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