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Work What Your Mama Gave Ya

In Best Practices, Music Business, nashville, Songwriting on April 29, 2012 at 10:51 am

momInteresting title for what you are about to read… We are taught very basic skills from birth:

  1. Say please and thank you
  2. Mind your manners, be polite
  3. Always be on time
  4. Respect your elders
  5. Encourage your friends

These life skills and guiding principals, along with many others I am sure, are instilled in us as children.  However somewhere between childhood and “know-it-all adulthood” people forget the simple graces of social interaction and begin to think that these rules don’t apply and that they can do it better. Read the rest of this entry »

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DAVE PERKINS SCORES DEADLINE: Music featured at Soundtrack Release Concert Feb. 12

In Film/TV, Industry News, Music, Music Business, Musician, nashville, People that Rock, Songwriting, You HAVE to on February 7, 2012 at 11:57 pm

The murder of an African American youth in rural Alabama has gone unpunished, unsolved and uninvestigated for almost twenty years. But that changes when Nashville Times reporter Matt Harper meets an idealistic blue blood bent on discovering the truth. Harper undertakes the investigation despite the opposition of his publisher, violent threats from mysterious forces, a break-up with his fiancee and his father’s cancer diagnosis. Deadline is a story of murder, family, race, and of redemption – for a small Southern town and for Matt Harper. Read the rest of this entry »

Space Capone: Somebody Still Knows How To Perform Live

In Ability, Best Practices, Crowds, Hear this, Industry News, Live Music Venue, Melody, Music, Music Business, Musician, nashville, People that Rock, Performance, Recommended Music Venue, Singing, Songwriting, You HAVE to on January 26, 2012 at 7:17 am

If you are stuck on thinking there is only one kind of music in Music City, can that and think again. Their ain’t nothing Country about what was bursting out of The Mercy Lounge this past Saturday night. Read the rest of this entry »

Wish I Was 19: Evan P. Donahue at The Exit/In

In Crowds, Hear this, Live Music Venue, Music, Musician, nashville, People that Rock, Performance, Singing, Songwriting, You HAVE to on January 9, 2012 at 3:11 am

Evan P. Donohue

Friday nights in Nashville, TN offer a buffet of options for the music lover. From rock to blues to singer-songwriter and more, crowds are drawn in to passionate performances all over town.  The all black room at The Exit/In offered a 4 band show headlining Evan P. Donohue with The Weeks, What Up, English?, and The Orbit Funeral. Read the rest of this entry »

2011 Summer NAMM Kicks Off… GO!

In Industry News, Marketing, Music, Music Advocate, Music Business, Musician, nashville, Networking, Performance, Record Label, Road Musician, Studio, Studio Musician, Trends, Try this, You HAVE to on July 20, 2011 at 10:04 am

Are you thinking about setting up a home studio and learning recording technology? Are you seeking to improve your guitar tone or vocal miking skills? Perhaps you’re interested in checking out some of the newest musical product innovations that the industry has to offer. If so, you better not be missing out on 2011 Summer NAMM in Nashville! 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 »

KICKStart Your Next Creative Project

In Art, Best Practices, Internet, Money, Music, Music Business, Musician, nashville, Trends, Try this, You HAVE to on March 20, 2011 at 10:16 pm

When the members of Herrick brainstormed ways to raise money for their next music project – they decided to go with Kickstarter.com.  Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects.

Kickstarter believes that… Read the rest of this entry »

The Importance of a Vocal Coach & Training

In Ability, Best Practices, demo singing, expression, harmony/BGVs, Music, Music Business, People that Rock, Performance, Singing, Try this, You HAVE to on March 9, 2011 at 3:01 am

Guest Blog by Vocal Coach - Jessica L. Ford

Teachers can “hear” and “see” what a beginning vocalist cannot. All of my students say they benefit from my teaching, even during the first lesson, and develop a better understanding of their voice. So, how do you find a coach that is suited for your voice?

Do you find that your improvement has halted and/or you are experiencing vocal problems that you cannot correct? Read the rest of this entry »

The Importance of Vocal Practice/Warm-up

In Ability, Best Practices, expression, harmony/BGVs, Know This, Music, Performance, Singing, You HAVE to on February 28, 2011 at 6:01 am

Guest Blog by Vocal Coach - Jessica L. Ford

A study by Elliott, Sundberg, & Gramming emphasized that changing pitch undoubtedly stretches the muscles, and any singer will tell you that vocal warm-ups make them feel more prepared. Physical whole-body warm-ups also help prepare a singer. Muscles all over the body are used when singing (the diaphragm being one of the most obvious). Stretches and relaxation of the abdomen, neck, and shoulders are important. Stress and tension can influences the sound of the voice. Read the rest of this entry »

44th Annual Country Music Award Highlights

In awards, Country Music Association Awards, Industry News, Know This, Music, Music Business, Music History, Musician, nashville, People that Rock, Performance, Singing, Songwriting, You HAVE to on November 11, 2010 at 11:42 am

2010 CMA ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

The 44th Annual Country Music Awards went off without a hitch.  The buzz around town is that the performances were some of the best ever.  The winners delivered the expected heart-felt acceptance speeches and then it was off to the after parties… Read the rest of this entry »

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