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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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Ann Wilson believes only counseling can secure the future of Heart

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Ann Wilson believes that only counseling can secure the future of Heart after the singer and her guitarist sister Nancy fell out over a family assault drama. Ann’s husband, Dean Wetter, was arrested for physically attacking Nancy’s children while the siblings were performing a show together in...

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Muffy Baby protects

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Apline explained that in the early stages, an infant’s hearing is very sensitive, and this could be an issue for parents who may have exposed their children to loud noises, without even realising it. Alpine claims its CE-approved Earmuff for the very young is a world-first and aims to combat this...

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Things Singers Over 40 Should Do

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

In the same way that men and women have sexual peaks, singers have vocal peaks. And guess what? This age is exactly when the singer’s vocal peak occurs! Not only can you have amazing stamina and rebound, you have the extra-added benefit of all that nuance and wisdom and, perhaps, grit in your voice. You...

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Steve Perry on Rock Hall induction, ’emotional’ new album

Monday, April 10th, 2017

He didn’t perform with them, but former Journey lead singer Steve Perry did join his ex-band mates Friday night in Brooklyn, New York as they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Speaking exclusively to ABC Radio Friday night after the event at the Barclay’s Center, Perry...

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International Youth Choir Festival

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

This event promises to be a ‘vibrant celebration of music’s power to change the lives of individuals and communities’, featuring eight outstanding choirs from four continents alongside a one-day conference. On 15 April, a daytime conference will include an extensive programme of CPD for music...

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Sennheiser XS Wireles Microphones

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

XS Wireless all-in-one system for music, theatre and speech combines easiest handling with reliable transmission and professional live sound  for an unmatched price. Even on a busy stage, XS Wireless is set up in no time and delivers professional live sound. Thanks to its intuitive operation, you...

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