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RELEASE: The Vespers To Release “The Fourth Wall” April 3rd

In Ability, expression, harmony/BGVs, Industry News, Know This, Lyrics, Music Business, Musician, nashville, People that Rock, Singing, Songwriting, You HAVE to on March 20, 2012 at 7:17 am

Two Sisters, Two Brothers – Create Infectious Folk-Pop.

The Vespers are one of those lucky young bands who are becoming a word of mouth sensation though they’ve only quietly self-released one record. With two sisters on lead vocals and two brothers filling out the sound, the foursome are distinguished by an arsenal of instruments and the kind of harmony only siblings can create. They have toured from Boston to Austin, hitting everything from festivals to college campuses. On The Fourth Wall out April 3rd, they Read the rest of this entry »

Catch Up On The Voice Before Tomorrow’s Show

In Ability, Best Practices, expression, Industry News, Know This, Music Business, People that Rock, Performance, Singing, Stage Fright, You HAVE to on March 15, 2012 at 8:44 pm

If you are watching season 2 of The Voice, you know that part 2 of the battle rounds recently delivered gymnastic vocal runs, cracked high notes, and tips from the elusive “How to Be Successful in the Music Business” handbook.  We can rest assured that at this point everyone is talented, but can they handle the rigorous competition and budding personality disorders contracted from reality TV? Read the rest of this entry »

We Will FOLK You: 24th Annual International FOLK Alliance Conference 2012

In Ability, Best Practices, Best Practices, Industry News, Know This, Lyrics, Music, Music Business, Musician, Networking, People that Rock, Performance, Singing, Songwriting, Try this, You HAVE to on February 23, 2012 at 4:15 pm

There is no shortage of music, talent or heart at the 24th Annual International Folk Alliance Conference.  Singer-Songwriters, artists, gypsies, an array of musical instruments and lyrical styles takes over the downtown Marriott of Memphis, TN. We will, we will folk you! Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrating the Music of Motown Songwriting Legend: Barrett Strong

In awards, BMI, Favorite Song, Industry News, Know This, Lyrics, Melody, Music, Music Business, Music History, People that Rock, Songwriting, You HAVE to on August 29, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Sunday night, August 28 at the BB Kings Blues Club, hit songwriter Barrett Strong was honored by BMI, Nashville Blues Society, The Galaxie Agency, TSU, 97.1 WRQQ, and World Music Nashville, along with hundreds of fans!

Barrett Strong is a Motown songwriting legend with BMI certified hits like:

NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME TO INDUCT FIVE

In awards, Industry News, Know This, Music, Music Business, Music History, nashville, People that Rock, Songwriting, You HAVE to on August 22, 2011 at 5:47 pm

NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME TO INDUCT FIVE:
JOHN BETTIS, GARTH BROOKS, ALAN JACKSON, THOM SCHUYLER, & ALLEN SHAMBLIN TAKE THEIR HONORS ON OCTOBER 16

NASHVILLE, TN August 22, 2011 (As written and released by the NaSHOF) — The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation (NaSHOF) today announced this year’s inductees for the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame: from the Songwriter category, hit writers John Bettis, Thom Schuyler and Allen Shamblin; from the Songwriter/Artist category, Country superstars Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson.

The five new inductees will be welcomed into the elite songwriting community by their peers at the 41st Anniversary Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony, presented by AT&T, on Sunday, October 16th at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Read the rest of this entry »

YouTube Tips for Success from Olivia Mitchell

In Best Practices, D.I.Y., Facebook, Know This, Music, Social Media, Try this, Twitter, You HAVE to, YouTube on August 8, 2011 at 8:00 am

Guest Blogger: Olivia Mitchell

Hello! My name is Olivia Mitchell and I’m a country/pop singer-songwriter from North Carolina. As an independent artist in the midst of this new technological era of music, I’ve resorted to promoting my songs via numerous online social networking sites. Though Facebook and Twitter have definitely helped me solidify my fan base, YouTube is where it all started. Read the rest of this entry »

Sneak Peak To Keith Urban’s Get Closer 2011 World Tour

In CMT Music Awards, Crowds, Industry News, Know This, Live Music Venue, Music Business, Musician, People that Rock, Performance, Singing, You HAVE to on June 13, 2011 at 7:00 am

Thursday, June 9, Keith Urban treated his fans to a sneak preview of his Get Closer 2011 World Tour. In the downtown Nashville Municipal Auditorium, Keith and his band played a shortened preview of his up-and-coming tour.  The room was littered with media, cameras, bloggers and fans of all ages. Read the rest of this entry »

The Nashville Choir Honors the Rich Musical History of Bill & Gloria Gaither

In Ability, Best Practices, Industry News, Know This, Lyrics, Melody, Music, Music Business, Music History, Musician, nashville, People that Rock, Performance, Singing, Songwriting, You HAVE to on May 2, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Sunday, May 1, The Nashville Choir honored the rich musical history of Bill and Gloria Gaither.  Who better to celebrate at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center than the ASCAP named Christian Songwriters of the Century – Bill and Gloria!

The event was filled with music arranged specifically for the night played flawlessly by the orchestra.  This sold-out performance honored Bill and Gloria while simultaneously contributing to The Gospel Music Trust Fund and the non-profit activities of TNC. Read the rest of this entry »

How Is A Gum Ball Like A Song?

In Industry News, Internet, Know This, Music, Music Business, publishing, Trends, You HAVE to on April 22, 2011 at 10:45 am

Amanda Williams

By: Amanda Williams

Suppose your favorite restaurant has a bubble gum ball machine by the front door. Every time you leave, you pop a quarter into the machine & out pops a gum ball.

Now suppose there is a man named Herman Smithfield who owns that gum ball machine. Herman is a family man with a wife named Sarah, a son named Norm, a daughter named Kelly & a dog named Rip. He makes a modest living stocking the gum ball machines in town.

Each week, Herman buys a bunch of gum balls at wholesale & then visits all his machines, stocking them with treats. Read the rest of this entry »

Tin Pan South 2011

In creativity, Industry News, Know This, Lyrics, Melody, Music, Music Business, nashville, NSAI, People that Rock, Performance, Recommended Music Venue, Songwriting, Tin Pan South, Try this, You HAVE to on March 9, 2011 at 5:59 am

Tin Pan South 2011

The mayor of Nashville, Mayor Karl Dean, was one of the first to officially welcome the Tin Pan South Songwriter’s Festival at the preview party on Tuesday, March 8 at the Rutledge (one of the 9 venues to host the festivities this year.) Read the rest of this entry »

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