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CD REVIEW: Deron Wade - Somewhere Out There
By Jon Stewart - 06/28/2007 - 10:31 AM EDT

Folk/Rock

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Blue Collar Rockin' #3-LISTENING!!!
By Mick Polich - 06/26/2007 - 11:19 AM EDT

Hey,you - are you listening? Mick looks at the topic of listening as a musician and offers some hopefully helpful hints on how to improve your 'listening' habits for all your musical endeavors!

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CD REVIEW: Tauk - Ride
By Alex Jasperse - 06/25/2007 - 10:09 PM EDT

Funk, Jazz-Funk and Pop/Rock

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Embrace Imperfection
By Andrew H - 06/24/2007 - 10:59 PM EDT

Do musical artists appreciate why they are going for this 'perfect sound'?

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Fretboard Travels
By Alex Jasperse - 06/23/2007 - 06:36 PM EDT

A concise tried and tested travel guide to warm up exercises on the guitar.

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CD REVIEW: Asylum Street Spankers - Mommy Says No!
By JJ Biener - 06/21/2007 - 02:55 PM EDT

Children's (ages 5-13)

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CD REVIEW: Amber Schneider - Fearless
By Francesco Emmanuel - 06/18/2007 - 10:35 AM EDT

Country

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CD REVIEW: sam Hell - sam Hell
By Francesco Emmanuel - 06/18/2007 - 10:30 AM EDT

Rock

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CD REVIEW: Blue Line Highway - Life In a Minor Key
By Chip Withrow - 06/17/2007 - 02:03 PM EDT

Folk/Rock

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Blue Collar Rockin'#2
By Mick Polich - 06/13/2007 - 06:44 PM EDT

Mick explores when we do our 'best work' as musicians. Can it happen more than once? Find out!

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CD REVIEW: Woody Bradshaw - Lightning In A Bottle
By Rick Marchetti - 06/10/2007 - 09:54 PM EDT

Country

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Q&A: What's the difference between co-writing and arranging?
By Mary Dawson - 06/08/2007 - 10:35 AM EDT

Mary talks about what's usual in an agreement between a producer and an artist.


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CD REVIEW: Tim Hirons - Laugh At Everything
By Chip Withrow - 06/07/2007 - 08:16 PM EDT

Acoustic Folk/Rock

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Q&A: How do songwriting contests work?
By John Taglieri - 06/06/2007 - 10:54 AM EDT




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Q&A: Sending CD's out for promotion? Is this really necessary?
By John Taglieri - 06/06/2007 - 10:53 AM EDT




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Q&A: What do you think of all the MP3 sites popping up everywhere? Are they useful?
By John Taglieri - 06/06/2007 - 10:53 AM EDT




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Internet Radio---the New Age of Airplay
By John Taglieri - 06/06/2007 - 10:52 AM EDT

(August 2000)

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How I promoted my CD on the net
By John Taglieri - 06/06/2007 - 10:51 AM EDT

(July 2000)

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The Big Question....WHY???
By John Taglieri - 06/06/2007 - 10:51 AM EDT

(March 2000)

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From A Dream To A Nightmare ... And Back
By John Taglieri - 06/06/2007 - 10:50 AM EDT

(From the Feb. 2000 Issue of The Muse's News)

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Time To Get Electric
By John Taglieri - 06/06/2007 - 10:49 AM EDT

(Feb. 2000)

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What Makes A Great Musician
By Leon & Sheryl Olguin - 06/06/2007 - 10:14 AM EDT




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Fun With the Encyclopedia
By Leon & Sheryl Olguin - 06/06/2007 - 10:14 AM EDT




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What You Do Has Worth
By Leon & Sheryl Olguin - 06/06/2007 - 10:13 AM EDT




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Assessing Your Abilities Honestly and Accurately
By Leon & Sheryl Olguin - 06/06/2007 - 10:13 AM EDT




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Three Key Questions for Every Songwriter
By Leon & Sheryl Olguin - 06/06/2007 - 10:12 AM EDT




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Do You Need The Music Industry?
By Leon & Sheryl Olguin - 06/06/2007 - 10:12 AM EDT

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The Value Of Live Performing - for Songwriting
By Leon & Sheryl Olguin - 06/06/2007 - 10:09 AM EDT

Leon talks about the value of performing in terms of what it does for your songwriting.


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The Value of Live Performing - for Performance
By Leon & Sheryl Olguin - 06/06/2007 - 10:08 AM EDT

Leon talks about the  value of performing live.


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Knit Pickers
By Danny McBride - 06/06/2007 - 09:28 AM EDT

in which Danny attends a gathering put together by CD Baby.

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Evans To Heaven
By Danny McBride - 06/06/2007 - 09:27 AM EDT

A tribute to Dale Evans, "Queen of the West".

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Old Yolks At Home
By Danny McBride - 06/06/2007 - 09:25 AM EDT

Ever wondered what Just Plain Folks is all about? Have a read through Danny's assessment. Cynical? Been there, done that? This community of musicians will surprise you.

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Chipmunks Roasting on an Open Fire
By Danny McBride - 06/06/2007 - 09:25 AM EDT

Just in time for the holidays, Danny talks about the history of making a Holiday Hit. (Hmm... I wonder if the next article will mention squirrels... ;-))

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Napster Hamster NAMMster Dance
By Danny McBride - 06/06/2007 - 09:23 AM EDT

Will copyrights survive the Napster/RIAA lawsuit? Danny talks about how he thinks things will shape up - and why.

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Hopelessly Demoted U2
By Danny McBride - 06/06/2007 - 09:22 AM EDT

A humorous article dealing with how to make a great demo tape.

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A Ticket To Write
By Danny McBride - 06/06/2007 - 09:22 AM EDT

Some tips on how to get fresh ideas if you're running low...

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Muse Me While I Kiss This Guy
By Danny McBride - 06/06/2007 - 09:21 AM EDT

Collaboration as a social art form? Why not?

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A Muse Ment
By Danny McBride - 06/06/2007 - 09:20 AM EDT

A slightly comical inner discussion about attending workshops entitled "The Art & Craft of Songwriting".

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A Muse Zing
By Danny McBride - 06/06/2007 - 09:19 AM EDT

From the May issue of The Muse's News, about... well... writer's block. Sort of.

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Q&A: I Was Robbed!
By Duff Berschback - 06/05/2007 - 12:13 AM EDT

Information on what to do in the case of a possible copyright infringement.


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Q&A: Names Titles - Trademarks and Copyrights
By Duff Berschback - 06/05/2007 - 12:12 AM EDT

This is the first of many panel discussions by attorney Duff Berschback and administrator and licensing executive Nancy Reece.

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Q&A: International Copyright Laws and the US Copyright Law
By Duff Berschback - 06/05/2007 - 12:11 AM EDT

The second in a series of panel discussions between Nancy & Duff.

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Q&A: Collaboration - The Issues of Legality
By Duff Berschback - 06/05/2007 - 12:10 AM EDT

Nancy and Duff tackle the thorny issue of collaboration. This is the third of many panel discussions by attorney Duff Berschback and administrator and licensing executive Nancy Reece.

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Future of Music Coalition - Conference Report
By Duff Berschback - 06/05/2007 - 12:05 AM EDT

This first article is designed to summarize a few of the conference issues discussed at the recent Future of Music Coalition conference that took place in Washington, D.C., and to serve as a springboard for future columns based on questions about these topics.

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Napster: Now Or Never?
By Duff Berschback - 06/05/2007 - 12:04 AM EDT

Current affairs in the world of Napster. Will the judges' decision spell the end of this popular file sharing program or will Napster find a way to persist? Drop a line with your opinion, and please include your thoughts on what songwriters should do in response to all this change.

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MOCA: An Overview
By Duff Berschback - 06/05/2007 - 12:01 AM EDT

Information about the proposed Music Online Competition Act, a bill that would affect songwriters and their interests if it is passed into law in the future. Read on to find out how!

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CD REVIEW: Nascent - Nascent
By Alex Jasperse - 06/04/2007 - 10:40 PM EDT

Progressive Metal, Jazz Rock, Prog-Rock and Symphonic Prog

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MP3: Exposure for Indies; Access for the Consumer
By Diane Rapaport - 06/04/2007 - 07:46 PM EDT

Some new ways for indies to get the most exposure they can.


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Rap #2 for October 1999
By Diane Rapaport - 06/04/2007 - 07:45 PM EDT

What bands need to know about signing a contract.


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Rap #1 for August 1999
By Diane Rapaport - 06/04/2007 - 07:43 PM EDT

Some handy rules to follow when presenting your work professionally.


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CD REVIEW: Teague Alexy with the Feelin Band - The New Folklore
By Chip Withrow - 06/04/2007 - 04:20 PM EDT

Acoustic Folk/Rock

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Singer/Songwriter: The Making of a DIY CD
By Henri Ferguson - 06/04/2007 - 12:16 PM EDT

The first part in the DIY CD process.

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Major Scales (Part 2): Sharps and Flats
By Debbie Ridpath Ohi - 06/04/2007 - 11:09 AM EDT

A continuation of last month's article about the essential musical building blocks of major scales.


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Major Scales (Part 1): Steps and half-steps
By Debbie Ridpath Ohi - 06/04/2007 - 11:06 AM EDT

Find out what these essential musical building blocks really are.

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Lesson 5: The Bass Clef
By Debbie Ridpath Ohi - 06/04/2007 - 10:56 AM EDT

If you were taking piano lessons, this would be the staff you would most strongly associate with the left hand in your early lessons...

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Lesson 4: Ledger Lines
By Debbie Ridpath Ohi - 06/04/2007 - 10:53 AM EDT

Instruction and reader suggestions, plus a book review.

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Lesson 3: More about the Treble Clef
By Debbie Ridpath Ohi - 06/04/2007 - 10:51 AM EDT

Includes information on how to make treble clef flash cards.

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Lesson 2: The Musical Staff
By Debbie Ridpath Ohi - 06/04/2007 - 10:49 AM EDT

Information about the 5 line musical staff with a reader Q&A at the end.

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A Songwriter's Many Seasons - An Interview with Don Ciccone
By Terri Ann Palumbo - 06/04/2007 - 02:02 AM EDT

An interview with performing songwriter, Don Ciccone(The Critters, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Tommy James and the Shondells).


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