You don't need an expensive studio to record your latest lick, you can do it just as well from the comfort of your own home.
With all the glitz and glamour in the KPop industry, it's easy to miss on the fact that there are times when the artists don't get their due share when it comes to royalties.
If you You Tube right, you can make money - maybe even good money. And you can do this! These are the most frequent errors or omissions that I've seen by musicians that can be easily fixed in no time.
The vinyl LP bin at your local thrift store is a great place to find weird, forgotten records from days gone by. Take a look at what I scrounged up during a recent expedition.
The art of Mati Klarwein has graced the covers of albums by artists ranging from Miles Davis to Carlos Santana and many more. This is a brief introduction to his visionary art
Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. The fifth performer on the opening day of the festival was Ravi Shankar, who played through a downpour. Pandit Ravi Shankar was a true Master of the sitar.
Do you recall singing the song Three Little Fishies? I loved this song as a kid, and wanted to know more about how this wonderful children's song came to be.
Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. Day 2 at Woodstock meant the rock bands were up, and the third act to appear at Woodstock on Saturday August 16, 1969 was Santana. Relatively unknown, Santana was a festival hit.
Beethovn's Fifth is the arguably most famous symphony of all time. But do you really know how it starts? And how much of the symphony do you know?
How to remove noise from audio? When you write a song part or record audio, it can be really great. But, sometimes it is ruined by background noise. This especially happens after normalizing audio.
Have you ever heard a song on the fly that you immediately liked and wanted to hear again but you don't know who sings it or what the song is called? Here are the best ways to find out the name of that catchy song.
Discover some of the famous international artists who started their careers on the world's biggest video platform.
In this article we explore the poster art of the legendary graphic artist Stanley "Mouse" Miller, who created many iconic images including the Grateful Dead's skeletons and roses.
The glam-metal era of the ‘80s spawned great guitarists, but also some underrated players who never got the recognition they deserved.
The Beatles have sold more discs than any other pop group and now all their songs have been remastered and a game called the Beatles Rock Band has been issued.
In 1890, Debussy composed his famous "Suite Bergamasque," which included the beautiful piece "Clair de Lune," influenced by impressionist poets and artists.
John Lennon's Rock 'n' Roll is an insight to what inspired Lennon's songwriting and the artists that influenced him the most. The album is magnificent.
From Country to Trop-Rock to Pop to Latin Salsa, Havana has captured the imagination of songwriters from both the U.S. and Cuba.
Bernard Lansky was clothier to the king of rock and roll. His clothing stores have attracted a multitude of entertainers from all over the world.
In 1944 Andrew "Sunbeam" Mitchell and his bride, Ernestine McKinney, opened what became the famous Club Handy on Beale Street. The club attracted some of the biggest names on the Chitlin' Circuit.
Why are famous and talented entertainers called DIVA when they want to be taken seriously—what does that term really mean? This lady singer takes a look at the physicality of being a vocalist, as well as behaviors of a few of the music and fashion industries' well-known divas.
If you want to make money with a local “covers” or “originals” band, you must first create a professionally-minded business plan. Then stick to it.
Take Me Out to the Ball Game is a timeless classic which can be heard in every stadium in Major League Baseball. We will consider 15 of the more memorable versions of the song.
This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. Day 2 at Woodstock meant the rock bands were up, and the seventh act to appear at Woodstock on Saturday August 16, 1969 was Canned Heat.
Woodstock was a music festival that ran from August 15-18, 1969. Both Woodstock and Yasgur's farm are celebrated in this song usually associated with Crosby, Stills & Nash. The song was actually written by Joni Mitchell.
If you've ever wondered how to make a remix of your own, I explain how to do it in 3 easy steps. The topic is huge, so I've tried to keep it as simple as possible with live examples.
Collecting magazines is a hobby that many enjoy. Rolling Stone Magazine is a big collector's favorite. Music history has been and still is captured in a newspaper/magazine that originated in 1967.
Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. The seventh performer on the opening day of the festival was Arlo Guthrie, the man who gave us "Coming Into Los Angeles."
Leonin and Perotin are two of the earliest composers of Western classical music that we have record of. Through the music they left behind we are able to see a clearer picture of where classical music came from.
Eight classical composers who died in the prime of their lives. How did they die, and what did they accomplish?
From the 1920s through the 1950s, on Thursday nights, droves of white patrons thronged Beale Street to see the star-studded Midnight Rambles, featuring world-famous black entertainers.
Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. The ninth act on Day 2 was California band the Grateful Dead. Their set, including a long-drawn-out version of "Turn On Your Lovelight," finally ended around midnight.
A surface view of the whole history of the pop-punk genre, from it's roots that date back to the 70s up to more recent years. Includes a lot of hardcore punk history as well.
Many people think that tweens and teens make up much of the music buying population. But older people actually buy the most music. So, why do record labels market most music to the demographic that buys the least music?
Google Play Music All Access and Spotify Premium offer on demand access to millions of songs for a monthly fee. This is an overview of their features and who I think is better
Taking your band to the next level is the goal of many aspiring artist, but just how do you get a record deal? It's a little tricky, but these seven tips should put you on the right path.
Stephen Marley once said that “music is a like a conversation.” He was, of course, speaking about the actual process of making music. But, what happens when you actually have to sit and talk with a musician about their craft? Here are some tips on how to handle an interview with a musician.
Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. Day 1 of the festival was devoted to folk and acoustic acts, and the very first performer on the opening day of Woodstock was Richie Havens.
The legendary John "Piano Red" Williams was an African American albino who played barrelhouse, piano blues on Beale Street in Memphis, TN between 1930-1980.
Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. Day 2 at Woodstock meant the rock acts were up, and the 12th act to appear on Saturday (actually Sunday a.m.) was funk-rock band, Sly and the Family Stone.
To the casual observer, art school would not seem like a good training ground for rock performers. Yet, many singers like Joni Mitchell and John Lennon first studied art before they became musicians.
It's a world of drama, excess, and opulence. Most people today don't take the time to know anything about it, and as a result the grand opera has suffered from stereotypes and disdain. But occasionally, there comes a singer who rises above to become...
There are songs that reached 2B views on Youtube. Check out the songs that have reached 2B views. Is your favorite song listed on the list?
Music plays a huge role on the psychology of the audience as its rhythm, tone and pace leads to different and radical feelings and emotions.
All worship leaders are not alike. They may be talented, but certain leadership traits suggest that the person leading worship in your church is more of a music leader than a worship leader.
The used-record bin at your local thrift shop can provide an endless cavalcade of unintentional comedy. Gaze in horror at these vinyl atrocities from days gone by!
A list of 21 different providers of music streaming. Some require a paid subscription while others are completely free.
Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. Day 2 at Woodstock meant the rock acts were up, and the 11th act to appear on Saturday (actually Sunday a.m.) was already a legend. "The Queen of Psychedelic Soul," Janis Joplin.
Taylor's Inn rivaled Cain's Ballroom for Western Swing and Jazz Music. This is the story of Poteau's forgotten music mecca.
Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. The eighth act on Day 2 was another band with a big frontman, Leslie West. That band was Mountain.
The piano was invented during the Baroque period, but why? What was the reasoning behind it, and what instrument did it essentially replace?
Learn 5 ways guitarists can build music careers with their love of the guitar. You don't have to be a rock star to make it in music!
Setting up a home recording studio is easy and affordable (if you have a tight budget) but there are some things that must be done in preparation, so you build a home studio that’s efficient and professional.
Through the efforts of the early pioneers of instrumental music the "Band" has changed throughout the years. This article explores these changes as we look at the evolution of the Concert Band.
They don’t write songs like this anymore and there are those of a sour disposition who might be heard to mutter “Bloody good thing too.”
Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. Day 2 at Woodstock meant the rock bands were up, and the second artist to appear on Saturday August 16, 1969 was Country Joe McDonald. He also performed with The Fish on Day 3.
I've been recording demos in my home studio for over 15 years. Here are some of the best tips for you to use no matter the size of your own studio.
Neil Percival Young was born in the year of our Lord 1945 on the twelfth day of November, in Toronto, Canada. Since then, well, he's gone on to become one of Canada's favorite sons, a wonderful singer, songwriter, and musician. Neil began performing...
Facts about Stradivarius not generally known. Making decorated violins. Made violas, cellos, mandolins, guitars and harps. Thefts and mishaps—all contribute to Stradivari's fascinating life.
This article provides insights to those who wish to understand the career options for a musician. The music industry covers a wide range of professions. However, this article focuses mainly on jobs that directly involve playing a musical instrument.
The Civil Rights Movement changed the face of America forever. But that movement would never have succeeded without its songs. Here are 10 of the songs (with lyrics) that had the greatest impact on the struggle for equal rights in the 1950s and 60s.
George Harrison and Merle Haggard were two icons of 20th century music, and they both had huge impacts on our musical culture using Fender Telecaster guitars.
Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. Day 2 at Woodstock meant the rock bands were up, and the tenth act to appear at Woodstock on what was now Sunday was Creedence Clearwater Revival. It was classic swamp-rock.
It was during the Classical period that the piano's popularity grew among composers and audiences alike. But how did it happen?
Want to know how to write ragtime music for the piano? One way to do it is to base your work on an existing melody or part of an existing melody. Can you guess which one I used?
If you play an instrument or sing, you know that musicians sometimes have a unique way of communicating. Many of these terms have a different meaning to most people, but all are used in the music biz.
If you play music either as a profession or just as a hobby, it's imperative to create and maintain an online presence.
Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. The first official act on Day 3 was the mad Englishman, Joe Cocker. Jefferson Airplane had finished their set just after 08:00 a.m., allowing the crowd to finally get some shuteye.
In 1932, a scandal occurred so close to the British Royal Family that the details are still being hushed up to this day. It involved a very public relationship between Lady Edwina Mountbatten and a colored cabaret singer from Grenada called Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson.
Martha Reeves became a Motown superstar. But she started with the company as a secretary, with no guarantee she'd ever be allowed to be a singer.
Everyone knows and loves the song "Those Were the Days", and this song is the symbol of its time. But does everyone know that the music was originally written by a Russian man and that it was a popular Russian romance? Read about it.
Every serious artist is looking to have their music heard by hundreds of thousands of people, but having this become a reality is more difficult than it seems. Here are 5 tips that can help!
Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. The sixth performer on the opening day of the festival was Melanie Safka, who filled in when the Incredible String Band refused to play in the rain.
Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. The 14th and final act on Day 2 was Jefferson Airplane. Day 2 was so long, Grace Slick and company actually began their set at 7:00 a.m. on the Sunday of the festival.
Serving as a companion piece to my previous article on "Interviewing Professional Musicians," this brief album-reviewing guide should provide some thoughtful insight to those who are interested in consolidating their music critiquing skills.
Which Application is better? Fl Studio 11 Or Reason 7. People argue about these programs all the time. I'm here to set it straight, supplying only facts!
In July 2016, Hastings Entertainment announced that all 128 of their music/video/book superstores were closing - a victim of changing trends in the way Americans consume media.
When producing music especially for the hip hop genre there are two common ways to go about it. One is to use the traditional MPC, and another is to use DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)
Mary Austin was the only woman that Freddie Mercury ever loved. They had a profound, unconventional relationship that transcended mere physicality. Freddie wrote the exquisite ballad, "Love of My Life," for her, and indeed, she was.
Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. The 13th act on Day 2 was British band The Who. Day 2 was so long, The Who's set actually began at 5:00 a.m. on the Sunday of the festival, right after Sly & The Family Stone.
In This Hub-Page We Explore the Album Cover Art Created by Graphic Artists Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse Both Veterans Of the Early San Francisco Psychedelic Scene & Have Created Many Iconic Images.
Live streaming is the newest way to connect with the world, and it's not going away anytime soon. For musicians, this is an amazing opportunity never before available on such a major scale. Read on.
This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. Day 2 at Woodstock meant the rock bands were up, but The Incredible String Band, who were supposed to appear on Day 1, had been rescheduled due to rain and ended up being the sixth act to perform on August 16, 1969.
The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Judas Priest all found themselves at one point in the center of one of rock music's greatest controversy.
Digital music downloads are a boon to artists and consumers, but will we eventually regret shunning the compact disc?
Are you hooked on Pandora and wondering if there are any similar sites available? There are plenty of other sites like Pandora available for music fans to enjoy. Pandora is a popular online radio and music streaming services available in the US,...
Being called upon as a piano judge and adjudicator for a performance event is a distinct honor. Having had the opportunity to adjudicate in such events, I have gleaned certain 'pearls of wisdom' from the experience. I'd like to share just five...
Fender guitar history - "Stratocaster is to Rock 'n' Roll as star is to shine! Few electrics are as popular as this iconic 6-string. Since 1954, 'Strats' have dominated the rock music scene."
"Telstar" is an instrumental song released in 1962 by the English group The Tornados. It was futuristic and fun, and was written and produced by Joe Meek.
The Johnny Cash performance at Glastonbury 1994 in the UK, is considered a classic concert by all who witnessed it. Cash himself referred to it as a highlight of his career in his autobiography.
A young man who became "The King" and a young man who became "B.B. King," faced one of the most cruel and unsympathetic crowds in the history of entertainment.
The American Federation of Musicians struck against record companies twice in the 1940s. The recording ban had repercussions, some unanticipated.