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Geoff Tate, My Relationship With Queensryche in 2017

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Geoff Tate talked about rekindling his relationship with former Queesnryche band mates after seeing them live with new singer Todd La Torre for the first time on June 30 in Barcelona. The singer told The press. “We actually had kind words to say to each other, hugs and handshakes. “I...

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Music Minds Matter

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Music Minds Matter will fund a mental health helpline and service that will combine listening, advice and signposting with clinical, medical, therapeutic and welfare support for those who need it. The campaign is a response to the untimely death of Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington, and...

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Why People Aren’t Coming to Your Shows

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

“If you build it, they will come,” sure has a nice ring to it, but anyone who’s ever played a show to a virtually empty room knows it’s not true. While there is no exact science to packing a venue, there are some things you can do to improve your batting average. Here are seven things to consider...

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A Bournemouth grassroots venue joins MU’s Fair Play Venue scheme

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

A 300-capacity venue based in Bournemouth has become the 100th grassroots music spot to sign up to the Musicians’ Union’s (MU) Fair Play Venue scheme. First opening in 2006, Sixty Million Postcards has seen bands like Spector, Wolf Alice and The Wytches grace its stage alongside an eclectic mix...

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Ways to Deal With Your Band’s Haters

Friday, July 21st, 2017

The internet has given rise to a whole new type of hater  one that hides behind phony usernames, blank profile images, and unwarranted jabs and comments. While most haters are fairly harmless, some of them can be seriously damaging to your band if they’re not handled correctly. Here are 10...

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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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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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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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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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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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Job, Instrumental and Vocal Teachers

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

The Surrey Arts main office is based at 14 The Pines, Broad Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 3BH.  An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role. There are...

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Arts Council England gives boost to inclusive music

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

There has been a change to the funding of the seven National Youth Music Organisations (NYMOs), which from 2018 will receive their Arts Council and Department for Education grants separately. However, the NYMOs’ total investment over the funding period will be the same, said ACE.


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