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Lemmy, Motorhead frontman, dies aged 70 after cancer diagnosis

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Lemmy formed the rock group Motorhead in 1975 and recorded 22 albums, including Ace of Spades, as he became one of music’s most recognisable voices and faces. The band said “Our mighty, noble friend Lemmy has passed away after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer.” Lemmy...

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Why do Record Labels and Publishers use Music Gateway?

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

At Music Gateway our mission is to empower music industry professionals and help further their careers by providing an environment in which talented musician’s can thrive and create a level playing-field.  Our community also extends the opportunity for labels and publishers to tap into top quality...

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Bewildering Mistakes Bands Make

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

It’s hard enough to make headway as an independent band as it is, so why are so many bands unnecessarily adding obstacles in their efforts? Most likely, nobody’s making things more difficult for themselves on purpose. But the hurdles you unwittingly place in your path can set you back...

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Merry Christmas From My Singing Lessons

Friday, December 25th, 2015

The team at My Singing Lessons would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year. Now put that turkey down and start singing Christmas songs!

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What to buy a musician for Xmas 2015

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

With the festive season fast approaching, many of our readers will no doubt be pondering over that age-old annual dilemma: what on earth should I buy them this year!?  So no matter whether you’re shopping for a musically inclined loved one, or just fishing for ideas to fill your own stocking,...

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Tribute to Metal Star Coach

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

On December 7th we lost the pioneering vocal coach Elizabeth Sabine aged 93, known as ‘The Queen of Scream’ by her rock star clients.  She advocated ‘primal sounds’ for healthy vocal function, teaching rockers how to cry like babies! Jaime Vendera was one of her most loyal students and we...

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Arturia’s new AudioFuse USB interface

Monday, December 21st, 2015

AudioFuse is Arturia’s ‘next generation’ USB audio interface and is designed to fuse high-end 192kHz conversion with dual discrete microphone preamplifiers in a compact and handsome form factor with extensive tactile controls.  You told us what you wanted, and we listened. Whether you work...

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Last chance to enter Shure Vocal Mastery!

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

We will be accepting entries to the Vocal Mastery competition until 13:00 on 22 December. If you are yet to enter consider this your reminder!  If you have already entered, don’t forget to spread the word as you’ll be needing 300 plays on Soundcloud by 7 January to ensure you are considered...

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Why You Shouldn’t Try to Replicate What Major Label Artists Do

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Eager artists looking to the major labels to not only define their success, but create it. “But Beyonce did this one thing and it was huge!” they’ll start. Or, “This totally worked for Taylor Swift!” The problem with that logic is that major label artists and independent...

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Unspoken Rules of Soundchecking

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

So you’ve just spent hours cramped up in a dirt-laden, odor-soaked van along with your bandmates who happen to share those very same qualities. You’ve twisted and turned your way through the (often less than) glamorous back roads of the US and endured everything from traffic jams to bad...

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JTS has introduced a new, affordable wireless system

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

The IN-164 wireless system is available in both Channel 38 (UK licensed) and Channel 70 (UK licence free) versions.  The system offers the world’s first remote control RF setting function which allows almost instantaneous automatic remote control frequency settings of the transmitter from the...

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Studiomaster is promising new PA and mixer products for 2016.

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Several new additions to the firm’s DRIVE series of two-way active, portable injection-moulded PA cabinets were aired for the first time at last month’s Music China show – the bDRIVE 10A and bDRIVE 10AU, and the DRIVE 12 AU and DRIVE 15 AU.  The dDRIVE models sport a different facia design,...

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Quick Ways To Earn Your Sound Tech’s Respect

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

We’ve all been there: loading into a new venue for the first time with that feeling of excitement from playing a new space mixed with a nagging concern of not knowing exactly how things might pan out. Some of the anxiety probably stems from meeting the sound person; what will he or she be like?...

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December isn’t all about Christmas – Here’s some singing facts

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

We have always been interested in Christmas music and last year we looked at Bing Crosby’s perennial ‘White Christmas’. There are, of course, numerous Xmas standards and I thought we’d have a change this year by looking at the special treatment given to some of them by Phil Spector. He gave,...

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The Giveaways That You’re Uncomfortable Onstage

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Performing live music is a nerve-racking experience. No amount of singing in the mirror or head-banging in the garage can quite prepare you for the moment when the lights come up and you’rethere. The center of attention. The subject of scrutiny. “Here we are now, entertain us.” Your...

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