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How Did They Make It? Meghan Trainor

You don’t have to be skinny to have a hit… BY: Lisa Popeil   Pop singer and songwriter Meghan Trainor scored her first hit at the age of 20 with “All About That Bass”. Born in Massachusetts in 1993, Trainor began...

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Christmas Again

Well my friends, we are here again. It’s December and Jesus Christ’s birthday is just around the corner. I know we usually don’t think of Christmas as a birthday party but every year the entire world celebrates the birth of the...

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Tech 21 Bass Boost Fuzz Review

This time around we will be talking about Tech 21’s Bass Boost Fuzz. Again I’m taking a huge amount of razing from the guys in my band about using a fuzz pedal. Most people think you’re the bass player you don’t need any pedals...

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Solo Gigger: Problem Gigs

By now, I trust your solo or duo act is clicking right along, according to your business plan. “What’s that- you DON”T have a business plan?” Then I strongly suggest you go back to my first installment and read up on the...

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How Did Taylor Swift Make It?

Taylor Swift was born in Reading, Pennsylvania and spent her early years on a Christmas tree farm.  Her father is a a financial adviser with the brokerage firm Merrill Lynch.  At the age of 9, Swift became interested...

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But What Am I Listening For?

A major emphasis in training new sound tech recruits is getting them to use their ears. Too listen and design the sound around what they hear. After all, the one who is at the board in the booth is the one responsible for what...

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THE SOLO GIGGER- Booking Agents #2

Last month, we covered booking agents, what they do and how to attract a local one to help secure more gigs. Let’s examine a couple national sites that do the same thing- Gigmasters and Gig Salad.     I...

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