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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’, meaning...

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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 one...

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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 manage Shure artist...

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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 ‘real’...

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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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    William King, a founding member of funk/soul super group The Commodores recently installed at Yamaha Steinberg NUAGE Advanced Production DAW System for his studio in Nashville. J Sound Services (JSS) completed the design and installation for Mr. King’s private studio. With NUAGE as the studio’s centerpiece, Kind has a full hands-on production suite to use […]
  • The Star Performing Arts Centre Singapore Chooses Waves MultiRack
    Reuben Ong, Head of Audio at Star Performing Arts Centre in Singapore, chooses products from Waves Audio, including Waves SoundGrid Servers, MultiRack and the SD7 Pro Show bundle. The key venue of The Star Performing Arts Centre, the 5,000-seat “The Star Theatre,” is fitted with high-end audio, video and production lighting systems for an exceptional […]
  • Group One Limited Appoints Trevor Waite to Post of Technical Support
    Long Island-based Group One Limited—the US distributor for DiGiCo, Calrec, KLANG:technologies and Avolites, among other professional audio and lighting brands—has added Trevor Waite as its newest technical support engineer. Jack Kelly, Group One CEO, made the announcement. Working at the company’s Farmingdale, New York headquarters, Waite is primarily responsible for facilitating call-in and live-chat technical […]
  • San Diego’s Vario Joins VUE al-Class Partner Network
    VUE Audio is pleased to welcome Vario to its U.S. partner network with the purchase of a sizable VUE inventory that includes al-4 and al-8 line array systems. The addition of VUE line arrays will bolster Vario’s impressive growth trajectory by opening new opportunities for their full-service operation that includes video, lighting, and staging, as […]
  • Serato + Roland TR-SYNC Update Now Available
    Roland announces updates to its iconic TR-8, TR-8S, TR-08, and TR-09 drum machines, making them Serato DJ OSA-ready. This new functionality, named TR-SYNC, is now available as part of the latest Serato DJ Pro 2.1.1 update and allows DJs to effortlessly match the BPM of the TR drum machines with tracks playing on Serato DJ […]

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