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How Did Katy Perry Make It?

By Lisa Popeil   As we all know, unlike ‘normal’ jobs, there is no direct path to financial independence (aka ‘a job’) as a singer in the commercial music industry. I’ve always been curious about how so-and-so ‘made it’,...

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Giving In and Giving Up

At some point in your career you will contemplate giving it all up.  I have reached this point many times in my own career.  Sometimes dealing with the egos and attitudes of others in this business is just too much for...

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KISS Rocks In A Monster Way!

KISS launched the MONSTER book, album & tour on L.A.s famed SUNSET STRIP, where they first touched down in the early 70s & fell so in love with the vibe, these New Yorkers moved & held court for last 40 years from!...

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Shure's Get the Gig Contest

Today, Shure launched its second annual “Get the Gig” Artist Relations internship competition which is open to all college juniors, seniors and 2012 graduates. The winning Artist Relations Intern will help to...

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Turning Your Talent Into Cash

A couple of weeks ago, I was in Toronto for the second show in Peter Gabriel’s current North American “So” tour. Just before Peter and the band came out, there was an announcement over the PA telling us that an audio copy of the...

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Why I Hate Geniuses

Some nights when I’m really totally fried like crazy I watch Hulu on my computer. People who know me know that I don’t really watch much TV. In fact, right now, I don’t even own a TV. I know that’s weird, but you know...

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The Press Kit is Not Dead

Sometimes going old skool can be putting your best foot forward. When presenting your package to the world, don’t poo-poo the traditional press kit.  Since EPKs (electronic press kits) have become the norm, a well-crafted...

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Rigging You For Failure

How “Professional” Singers Sabotage Your Chances of Getting Noticed Twice this month, I’ve been out at amateur singing “things.” I usually try to avoid your standard karaoke or piano bar stuff because when you do this for a...

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  • Lauten Audio Ships New “LS-208” Microphone for Broadcast, Live Sound, and Studio Recording
    Lauten Audio announces the LS-208 microphone aimed at the needs of live recording for spoken voice in broadcast, live sound reinforcement, and in the studio. The new microphone is the first in the company’s new “Synergy Series” line. The LS-208 is a front-address, high dynamic range, large diaphragm condenser microphone designed for recording voice in […]
  • REACH COMMUNICATIONS Deploys NEXO STM for Pulse ‘Together’ Gathering in Dallas, TX
    REACH Communications, Inc. (Champlin, MN) past successes providing sound for numerous Pulse events made the decision easy for the audio production company to be awarded the contract for the late October ‘Together’ event. With over 90,000 in attendance ‘Together’ is an event where people come together to worship and pray.  REACH Communications deployed a NEXO […]
  • Propellerhead Releases Quad Note Generator Rack Extension for Reason
    Propellerhead Software today released the Quad Note Generator Player Rack Extension for Reason. Create melodies, rhythms and harmonies you may not have thought of with Quad Note Generator. This new Player Device will help create bass lines, leads lines or other musical phrases to fit your music, based on scale and your preferences for rhythm […]
  • Yamaha Professional Audio Expands Global R&D Team
    Yamaha Corporation of Japan, Professional Audio division, building upon the company’s strong growth in pro audio around the world, is transitioning some critical R&D head office functions and building up teams in the U.S. and Europe. This expanded global team will ensure that Yamaha, inclusive of NEXO and Steinberg group companies, perfectly integrates the voice […]
  • Mixing with 3D AARO at FOH: Philip J. Harvey and My Bloody Valentine
    My Bloody Valentine has a well-earned reputation as one of the loudest bands on the road. Faced with the problem of how to mix at the group’s excessive levels without doing long-term damage to his own hearing, front of house engineer Philip J. Harvey found a solution: Sensaphonics 3D AARO in-ears with Active Ambient technology. […]

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