News: General


Drummer Richard Colburn was Left Stranded in North Dakota

Friday, August 18th, 2017

When you think its hard enough to get your own humble members to a local show and be set up and ready for an 20.30 start then this story will make you chuckle a little when you thank your lucky stars that you are not on a US tour like these guys from Belle and Sebastian. The drummer with indie group...

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Things That Make a Great Drummer

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Still in a struggle! After being involved in drum lessons and different practices? If yes, then you should follow this lesson to make progress and take your drumming to the next level. The musical Drummer Marc Brattin highlighted some essential traits required in a great session drummer.

Being...

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Copyright Your Music

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

One of the most important things every music creator can do for themselves is protect their intellectual property. By technical standards, a work is copyrighted once it’s been made into a tangible form. However, officially registering that work by submitting it to the US Library of Congress...

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Adapt to the Wide World of Streaming

Friday, July 21st, 2017

 

Unless you don’t work in the music business, or were on Mars for the past year, you’ve heard the news: streaming is on the rise. But, unlike downloads, which were more or less a transcription of the physical world into digital, streaming introduces totally different paradigms. Let’s...

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Playin’ For The Music

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Listen to the music in any fairly hip restaurant, you know, the warm, quilt-like security offered for diners in most of the places in Greenwich Village, or some of the musician hangouts on the upper westside of Manhattan. More than likely you’ll hear a heady sampling of Carly Simon, Carol King,...

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New FireGrain drumsticks by Promark

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Promark by D’Addario has turned up the heat with its brand-new line of drumsticks called FireGrain. The new sticks feature a “revolutionary heat-tempering process” that transforms ordinary hickory drumsticks into “precision tools with unprecedented durability”. While keeping their original...

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Job, Sales & Marketing Support – Digital Media

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic person to join our thriving Sales & Marketing team for the Pro Music Division at Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK) based in Milton Keynes.

Yamaha is the world leader in aspect of musical instruments and professional sound. This role sits within...

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Drummer Ken Mary steps in to replace Jason Bittner

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Flotsam And Jetsam announce their 2017 summer tour dates with a handful of shows in the US before traveling to Europe for select club dates centred around their appearances at this year’s Wacken Open Air and Into The Grave Festival, in Leeuwarden, NL. With the departure of Jason Bittner to Overkill,...

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Finding a New Musical Home

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

There are a thousand reasons why you could be thinking about uprooting yourself from your natural surroundings, your family, your friends, and your fellow musicians. It’s a good bet, though, that you’ve begun to feel you’ve reached the limit of how far your local environment will allow you...

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José Pasillas looks back on his career

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

“There’s only so much you can do rhythmically as a drummer within a certain genre of music,” says Incubus drummer Jose Pasillas. While that might be true, Pasillas has filled his band’s eight records with enough style, panache and character to suggest that he has enough beats up his sleeve...

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Terrorism advice for gigging and touring musicians

Friday, July 7th, 2017

The Musicians’ Union (MU) has published a new guide on how musicians can best protect themselves and others in the event of a terrorist incident. The guide outlines what gigging and touring musicians can expect to see at venues following the recent spate terrorist incidents around the world, including...

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Alex Acuna talks musical beginnings

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

When young Alejandro Acuña played his first gig at a dance party in his Peruvian home town, he could not have dreamed of the path his percussive life would take him. His musical family – his father was a music teacher who made percussion instruments, his five brothers all played – had...

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BIME Pro 2017

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

BIME Pro returns to Bilbao October 25th – 28th 2017 for what it promises to be its most diverse and inspiring conference line up to date. The annual music, tech and games get together is the largest meeting point in Europe for Latin American entertainment industry executives, allowing them to network...

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Music Education Awards 2017

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

All music education hubs in England and music services in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are now being invited to submit an application for this year’s Music Education Awards. Formerly the National Music Council Music Education Awards, and now run by the Music Education Council (MEC), the...

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Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper announced five new festival dates

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Steve Grimmett’s GRIM REAPER have announced five new festival dates starting at Bang Your Head in Germany on July 14, 2017. Normally that wouldn’t be much to write home about but after the past six months Steve Grimmett has had it’s a minor miracle. As widely reported Steve had to have part...

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