Author: Bruce Bartlett

Hangin' @ SxSW with Live2Play

 Our first video from the 25th annual SouthBySouthWest Conference was shot on Wednesday, March 16th, just as Austin was preparing for the thousands of music fans who make this an annual pilgrimage. Not only is it a great...

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Wednesday AM at SxSW

Hard to believe, but it’s been 25 years since the first SXSW® Music and Media Conference—and aside from some marginal advertising, the way most people found out about was by knowing somebody who knew somebody. To...

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SxSW street scenes backed by Sweden’s The Refreshments’ A Bands Gotta Do What A Band’s Gotta do. Originally posted 2011-03-17 02:50:10.

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VIDEO: How Are You Doing?

In the new Living Sisters’ video, pioneering director Michel Gondry creates a hilarious series of epic disasters as the video track to the mersmerizing and melodic harmonies of "How Are You Doing?" “Working...

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Live2Play #59

Follow this link to the latest issue of the Online, Interactive Edition of Live2Play Magazine. Articles include: Maximizing Your Monitors; Choosing the Right Mic; The ABC’s of Songwriting, Understanding EQ plus gear...

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  • Westone ES5 IEMs
    It was not that long ago–less than a year–that I swore off personally reviewing in-ear personal monitors. I have done so many reviews that I have multiple units from most of the major players. I have not heard/used the stuff made by JH Audio or Fidelity but have or have used multiple models by Future […]
  • Heil Drum Mics
    OMG!!!!!! Heil drum mics are my new BFF!!!!! Now that I’ve made myself sound like a girl from the valley…   I’ll try to compose myself and act like the audio professional that I am. HAAAAA!!!!!!!!   On a more serious note the test piece, or pieces, is the Heil HDK-8 drum mic package. Now […]
  • Sensaphonics offers free email consultation with Dr. Michael Santucci
    Sensaphonics, the technology leader in personal monitoring and hearing wellness, is offering free email consultation with Dr. Michael Santucci for music industry professionals during the company’s COVID-19 lockdown. Dr. Santucci is a globally recognized expert and advocate in hearing wellness for musicians, and founder and President of Sensaphonics. Each day during April, Dr. Santucci will […]
  • BIZ: You’ve Got the Power–Use It!
    QUESTION : WHO IS GETTING RECORD DEALS THESE DAYS and ARE THEY REALLY NECESSARY FOR SUCCESS?   THE INDIE REPORT  –   by JAY WARSINSKE,   The ‘Major Labels’ are down to only four and one of those is teetering on the verge of bankruptcy! Some pros are saying  it will be down to […]
  • How To Live Before You Die
    "You can’t connect the dots looking forward. Only looking back. So follow your heart and trust that eventually the dots will connect."  This commencement speech by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs contains great advice for anyone looking for a career on the creative side of things.  The post How To Live Before You Die appeared first […]