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Exercises to Write More Creative Lyrics

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Writing creative lyrics is a challenging task. If you want to write for radio, you’ll probably lean towards accessible themes of love with simple, easy-to-digest lyrics. Poetry, as beautiful as it may be, does not always fit rhythmically into a melody. It’s not premeditated for music,...

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Things that will Improve Your Singing

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

We can all agree that in addition to our voices being inside us, our voices are connected to our emotions. Obviously, musicians can never have that same relationship to their instruments; they put their guitars and saxophones in their cases when they finish playing. Wouldn’t that be nice? Since...

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A new music platform

Friday, March 24th, 2017

A new music platform called Salute has launched. Aiming to redefine and reposition writers, whilst supporting and empowering DIY UK talent, Salute will launch the next generation of unsigned music makers. The idea behind the project is to create an “accessible and fair opportunity for a diverse...

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Stars back online guide to beat touts

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Artists including Ed Sheeran, Mumford & Sons, Radiohead, Royal Blood, Mark Knopfler, Wolf Alice and You Me At Six have endorsed a new online guide to help music fans beat ticket touts. The move comes just over a week after the government accepted the recommendations of Professor Michael Waterson’s...

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Things Every Musician Deals With

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Feeling like an outsider around your non-musician friends? Perpetually working but somehow always-and-forever broke? These are the kind of issues that, as an independent musician, are often universally unavoidable. We deal with them because we love what we do, but that doesn’t mean we’ve...

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Avoid a Performance Disaster

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Life doesn’t stop, even when we are having a larger than life experience on stage  things can and do go wrong. Here is just one example of not-so-ideal situation on stage, when Adele felt that she needed to start again during the 2017 GRAMMYS. She stays true to herself whilst dealing with a technical...

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Lucy Spraggan Was attacked in the street after Brighton gig

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Former X Factor contestant Lucy Spraggan has been attacked and bitten after a gig in Brighton. She was with her wife and guitarist when she was attacked by two women on the street. The singer-songwriter from Sheffield, who appeared on the show in 2012, shared pictures of the aftermath of the attack...

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Ann Wilson is moving in a new direction

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer is best known for her work alongside guitar-playing sister Nancy in the classic rock outfit Heart. And Ann’s current tour, billed as Ann Wilson of Heart, makes no bones about that. But Wilson’s non-Heart endeavors — which have included two EPs and a live...

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Marketing Manager  HHB Communications Ltd

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

An exciting opportunity to join the UK’s leading supplier of professional audio technology to the world’s top broadcasters, recording studios and post production facilities. Based in North West London, HHB Communications Ltd are looking for a Marketing Manager to deliver a dynamic marketing and...

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Ways to Never Get Invited Back to a Venue

Friday, March 17th, 2017

You scored a gig? Several gigs? Oh, you’ve been gigging for years? Whatever the case may be, awesome! But newbies and seasoned acts alike are forever subject to the good graces of venue owners and booking agents. Maybe it’s common sense to most, but it bears repeating: don’t blow...

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Increase Your Turnout at Gigs

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Nearly every fledgling artist has the issues getting people out to shows. It’s something of a challenge, especially in this day and age  Netflix, games, and even our phones compete for our attention. Frankly, most people would rather stay in and binge their favorite TV show than go to a live...

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Preserve Your Hearing

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Did you take in a show last night? Did you wake up feeling like you still had tissue paper stuffed in your ears? That means you’ve just done some damage to your hearing. Like football players taking one head shot after another, musicians can only do this so many times before long-term effects take...

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Are You Well Equipped?

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Once upon a time there was a little girl who wanted to sing and a little boy who wanted to play guitar more than anything else in the world. Their parents invested in extensive musical training. But there was one big difference between them. Let us tell you a frightening fairy tale. The boy’s...

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Sister Sledge singer Joni dies at 60

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Sledge, who formed Sister Sledge with her three siblings in 1971, was found unresponsive by a friend at her home in Phoenix, Arizona, her publicist said. She had not been ill and the cause of death is unknown. Sledge, who is survived by her adult son, last performed with the band in October. Her...

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Jon Anderson to Perform with Yes at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Jon Anderson has confirmed an appearance on stage with his former Yes band mates during next month’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, along with a very special guest. He also tells Billboard that Rush‘s Geddy Lee will sub for late Yes co-founder Chris Squire for their performance...

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