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Your Fans Are Your Life-Blood, But…
By Draven Grey - 02/27/2010 - 11:24 AM EST

Why settle for the left-overs of the band that played before you?  What key element are you missing that would help you attract massive amounts of fans, sell more merchandise, and boost your music career like nothing else?

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CD REVIEW: Delaney Gibson - Hurricanes And Forget Me Nots
By Don Sechelski - 02/24/2010 - 09:01 PM EST

A mix of country, pop, & adult contemporary

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GIG AND BEYOND - Contacting club owners
By Cyrus Rhodes - 02/22/2010 - 02:31 PM EST

Here's what you need to know in order to interest club owners in hiring you for a gig.

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CD REVIEW: Nathaniel Sutton - Starlite
By Cyrus Rhodes - 02/22/2010 - 02:13 PM EST

Post Grunge and Electronica

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Blue Collar's Homebrew Studio - Microphones, Part Uno!
By Mick Polich - 02/20/2010 - 09:29 AM EST

Documenting the start of a recent homebrew studio project, Mick looks at two microphones from Sennheiser and MXL, and the initial results to record and test these products against two tricky instruments to record -  a drum set, and an electric guitar thru an amp!

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Three Quick Tips to Sing Better Fast
By Jeannie Deva - 02/20/2010 - 03:29 AM EST

Jeannie offers a few tricks of the trade that can make singing easier, no matter what your style. She discusses three important tips that can assist singers, and fully explains how you can utilize these tips for maximum effect and improvement.

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CD REVIEW: Jeff Diamond - 30 Trips Around The Sun
By Don Sechelski - 02/17/2010 - 08:51 PM EST

Acoustic Rock, Singer-Songwriter

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Beware of Mixers that say they can Master
By Cyrus Rhodes - 02/17/2010 - 11:45 AM EST

Despite what someone tells you - this is a very bad move!

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Finding the right kind of Recording Studio
By Cyrus Rhodes - 02/08/2010 - 02:14 PM EST

Over the last few months you have written and rehearsed about 45 minutes of good quality music. It's enough material to now make a CD or demo, but you only have about a grand in your bank account . Here are just some of the things a good recording studio should provide.

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CD REVIEW: Jeff Diamond - 30 Trips Around the Sun
By Cyrus Rhodes - 02/08/2010 - 01:59 PM EST

Acoustic Folk/Rock

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By Cheryl Mullen - 02/07/2010 - 12:19 PM EST

February 14--or as I like to call it, Black Sunday--is fast approaching. Here's a set list for those of us who aren't feeling the warm, fuzzy, sugar-induced high this time of year.

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Under The Radar Music #2 - Chris Whitley
By Mick Polich - 02/03/2010 - 01:16 PM EST

Mick provides a short review and retrospective of the music of the late, great bluesman Chris Whitley.

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What are the benefits (if any) of entering songwriting contests?
By Mary Dawson - 02/01/2010 - 11:58 PM EST

Are songwriting contests a good way to gain exposure in the music industry? How do you know which ones to enter?

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Contacting the A&R Represenatives
By Cyrus Rhodes - 02/01/2010 - 01:05 PM EST

Chances are if your music is good, there is a A&R looking for it right now. So why not put your music directly on their desk?

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CD REVIEW: Jane Eamon - Real
By Cyrus Rhodes - 02/01/2010 - 12:48 PM EST

Acoustic folk/blues/jazz

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