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Everything But The Girl New Album: Fuse

It wasn't until late 1994 that Everything But The Girl stormed the shores of terrestrial radio. For the next 2 years you couldn’t really escape EBTG. Not that I was actively trying to escape, it's just that...they were everywhere. Whether it was cascading across the charts, on the radio, nightclubs, or MTV – there was no escape. As it turned out, it was exactly the escape I was dreaming of.  As a musician, it created a fork in the road […]

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Are Mötley Crüe Live Shows Pre-Recorded?

There is a quibbling case of verbal judo going on between songwriter/bass player Nikki Sixx from Mötley Crüe and drummer Carmine Appice (Ozzy, Pink Floyd, Rod Stewart, King Kobra, Blue Murder). These strong allegations from guitarist Mick Mars himself, lay claim that Mötley Crüe live shows are for the most part, pre-recorded. Despite playing on the first leg of Mötley Crüe’s Stadium Tour with Def Leppard, once October rolled around Mick Mars decided to call it quits citing his painful […]

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Burn by The Cure: 30 Years Later

Burn by The Cure appears on the soundtrack for The Crow on this very day of March 29th way back in 1994. Burn is the first track on the soundtrack which sets the pace for the rest of the album. During this time The Cure was experiencing a lineup change with band members and the only original members were vocalist Robert Smith and drummer Boris Williams. "The whole thing was turned around in like two days. I just had the […]

todayMarch 29, 2023 237 5


Dreaming In The Right Direction

In taking your music journey to the next level, what is the best way in selling your music? Below are some pro-tips on how to keep you dreaming in the right direction. You can never ignore selling your music online because there are a mountain of online stores and streaming services. Traversing the endless online music stores and streaming services seems like a complicated affair when choosing which way to go.  You’ve put your heart and soul into your music […]

todayFebruary 5, 2023 220 6 5

Electronic music

How To Gain The Power To Create Musical Emotion Have you ever wondered how your favorite musicians make such great music? The answer is this: They fully understand how musical emotion works, and how to use this to create intense emotions in YOU while you listen to them. Understanding musical expression is key to becoming a great guitar player and musician. When you control emotion in music, you will gain the power to greatly affect the listener's experience. Most guitarists want to be able to express themselves better […]

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Electronic music

4 Things That Kill Your Chances For Music Career Success What do you believe is the number one thing that musicians are doing to ruin their chances at succeeding in the music industry? Is it: not practicing their instrument enough? Not putting together enough good music industry connections? Living in a city with no music scene? The answer to all of this is NO - none of these things. There can be countless reasons why a musician would fail to make it in the music industry, but the things […]

todayApril 1, 2020 34 1 2

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4 Questions About The Music Industry You Should NOT Be Asking

Chances are, you are already ruining your potential to succeed in the music industry because you believe in one or more music career myths. How do I know? I am sent e-mail messages on a constant basis by tons of musicians (all seeking the answers to the WRONG questions). These are questions that may seem like good questions on the top level, but are really highly damaging questions that take them far away from their musical dreams. To put together […]

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Living in New York as a musician of the Opera’s Grand Theatre Multiple studies link music study to academic achievement. But what is it about serious music training that seems to correlate with outsize success in other fields? The connection isn’t a coincidence. I know because I asked. I put the question to top-flight professionals in industries from tech to finance to media, all of whom had serious (if often little-known) past lives as musicians. Almost all made a connection between their music training and their professional achievements. The phenomenon extends […]

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Electronic music

Does A Woman Help Progression In Music?

As festival season rapidly rolls in, we’re constantly being reminded of the continuing lack of diversity on our lineups. With a recent study indicating 86 per cent of the lineups of 12 major music festivals last year including Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds and Creamfields were male, it seems that the ears at the top are still unwilling to break up the boys club that makes up our live music industry. Without music, life would be a mistake. That’s not to […]

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