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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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  • SPL of Germany Ships New “Gemini” M/S Processor
    SPL of Germany has announced the release of Gemini, a “Mid-Side” (M/S) encoder and decoder processor that integrates with SPL’s other 120-volt Mastering Series components to offer even deeper sonic control for the mastering engineer. Using Gemini, mid signals in the center of the stereo field-such as voice, snare, or bass-can clearly be separated from […]
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