Music Information

Music Information

Managing Your Time, when Music isnt Your Day Job


You CAN do everything.Repeat.

Performing, Whats the Big Deal?


Performance anxiety is not something that only happens to musicians, singers, actors and dancers. It happens any time we feel pressure to "perform" in a specific situation or over a period of time.

Social Networking and Music: MySpace Puts It All Together in a Virtual Community


Today's music fan interacts with a "community" that is far larger than anyone ever dreamed possible before the widespread personal use of the Internet. This social networking is changing the way people market and sell music and it's doing so on a global scale.

Taking iPod Culture into Clubs as Well as Cyberspace: Jonny Rocket Interviewed by The G-Man


Already making plenty of noise in the marketplace is a new concept called Playlist, which exists both as a club and as an online music competition (see www.ipod-dj.

New Age Piano and Improvisation


There are so many areas in life where one must do things right. Thankfully, art is an area where great discoveries are made by making mistakes!Take improvisation for example.

Getting the Best Performance From Your Artist


So now you've decided to record your songs. Good for you, except that you will need people to play the instruments for which your music calls for.

The Various Countries - A Rant About Country Music


It is no secret that over the past couple decades country music has struggled with it's identity far more than any other genre in the industry. At this point nobody can really claim to be a country music fan without being questioned what kind of country fan? The answers being seemingly endless, I've broken them down into a few main categories (but really, there could be so many more).

Are iPods Changing the Way We Listen to Music


They're everywhere, and not only are they everywhere, they look cool too. Since its launch in 2001, 10 million have sold and 8 million of those were in 2004.

Name That Tune - Tips For When You Can't Remember The Song Title Or Artist


For years, you have been searching for a song lodged in your brain that is driving you nuts. Unfortunately, you have forgotten both the song title and the artist and all you remember are a few words.

Play Piano in the New Age Style


It's not what you play, it's how you play it. These words summarize the art of piano playing in general and New Age piano playing in particular.

Home Run Gigs


Are you still playing your heart out to small audiences on gigs at unappreciative dives (excuse me, I meant to say nightclubs) that feel paying you a couple of hundred dollars for a 3-4 hour gig is also paying you about $150 too much?Unless you are a masochist, why do you continue to take such beatings? Is it due to laziness, complacency, cynicism, your now being jaded, or a combination of any of the above?Are you aware that you could dramatically improve your live performance income by making simple changes in the types of performances that you accept?For instance, see the below list of gig types and the average earnings possible, compared to traditional nightclub work:* Weddings ($1,000 *minimum* for 2-3 hours work)Instead of working yourself to death, so to speak, by chasing wedding performance opportunities on an individual basis, consider approaching a number of area caterers and offering your services to them as an add-on to their own services as, obviously, they will have significantly more client opportunities.Not only will your music service now give catering companies more value, as the client can now also purchase the wedding entertainment through a single source as opposed to contracting performers separately, but this single joint venture alone will dramatically increase your income, and on a more consistent basis.

How to Make $30,000 with Your Music Before Years End


As an independent musician and/or recording artist, if you did *NOT* earn $30,000 (or more) with your music alone last year, let's jump right in and get you started with doing so this year.Again, bear in mind that the main necessary ingredient is "consistency" of every aspect, and on a weekly basis.

How to Make State-of-the-Art Video Singles Cheaply


When it comes to promoting their new music releases, I have found that most musicians only consider radio as the vehicle for exposing their music to the public.Rarely do they consider publicity, in the form of print media, i.

Setting Up In-House Retail Sales


Now, that you are familiar and likely connected with online music sales sites, such as CD Baby, or combination online/offline retail sites, such as The Orchard, you are probably comfortable in having your music distribution and sales fairly covered.But, what if you could get even more music sales, and even more profitable income?I'm speaking of consigning your product to retail stores, but, with one exception.

Alternative Sales Sources for Your Music


Following, is a list of alternative sources that may be interested in carrying your music for sale for their particular clients and customers, if only they were aware of your music.Most of the clients and customers are already "captive" audiences who are waiting on a product or service, so why not promote (and sell) to them as they wait?Additionally, if these sources have their own in-house music system (which many do), you should also speak with them regarding adding your music to their own in-house "playlist.

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Telegraph.co.uk

Major restaurants installing music systems which make you spend 10pc more
Telegraph.co.uk
Major high street restaurant chains are signing up to a background music service which plays music and subliminally encourages customers to buy nearly 10pc more food and drinks than they would usually. A major study carried out in 16 branches of ...
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San Francisco Chronicle

Moreno's music is shaped by current events, and her own life
San Francisco Chronicle
The music she has released under her own name in a series of albums, both self-released and on established labels, tends to feature soft guitar with hints of jazz, blues and the occasional rock 'n' roll kick. But she's an old hand at triumphant, upbeat ...



Houston Chronicle

Why music can be good medicine
Houston Chronicle
You could say I have an eclectic mix of music on my OR playlist. My rule is "keep it upbeat and keep it good." While I operate, songs from Phoenix to Daft Punk to the Rolling Stones will be heard. From the first incision to the moment I break scrub ...



Friends of Watertown Music to present MusicFest showcase
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Buffalo News

New music festival Cobblestone Live to debut in July
Buffalo News
Music festival season is quickly approaching, and Buffalo is getting a new one of its own. Cobblestone Live, a two-day indie-music festival, will kick off its inaugural go-around at 1 p.m. July 15-16 in Buffalo's historic Cobblestone District ...
Cobblestone Live! announces Summer Music Festival lineupWKBW-TV

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The Tennessean

Carrie Underwood leaves Sony Music Nashville
The Tennessean
Carrie Underwood left her longtime label home of Sony Music Nashville and signed with Capitol Records Nashville, part of Universal Music Group Nashville, UMG announced Tuesday morning. “I'm so thrilled that Carrie has decided to make Capitol Records ...
Universal Music Nabs Carrie Underwood From SonyForbes
Carrie Underwood Signs Worldwide Recording Contract with Universal Music GroupSounds Like Nashville

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Miami New Times

Ultra Music Festival 2017 Was Strangely Apolitical
Miami New Times
Music has always been a way to escape, and dance music embodies this mission more than any other genre. Following the "disco sucks" movement of 1979, marginalized groups — black, Latino, and gay — were once again pushed outside the mainstream.
Is Live Music at Ultra Music Festival Dead?Westword
Watch Ultra Music Festival 2017 Sets: Axwell & Ingrosso, Alesso, Hardwell & MoreBillboard

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Chron.com

Location of proposed state music museum stirs passions in Senate ...
Chron.com
AUSTIN -- An emotional fight over plans to build a new state music museum in Austin flared anew Wednesday as big-name icons of Texas music, from Asleep at ...
Does a Texas music museum belong in Austin? Not all at Capitol ...austin360 (blog)

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For The Win

Blink 182's Mark Hoppus on performing at the March Madness Music Festival, why he stopped lying about encores
For The Win
The band is one in a long list of bands including Capital Cities, Grouplove, Leon Bridges and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night to perform at the NCAA March Madness Music Festival which is a three day musical festival in conjunction with the Final Four.

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Rap-Up.com

New Music: Syd – 'Treading Water'
Rap-Up.com
Fresh off the release of her solo debut Fin, Syd has unleashed “Treading Water,” a track that was left on the album's cutting room floor. The mellow song allows Syd to harmonize about a troublesome relationship gone awry over a familiar beat. “I'm in ...

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