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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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  • Multiple Grammy-Winning Producer, Mixer and Engineer Darrell Thorp Hails IsoAcoustics New ISO Series
    Seven-time Grammy®Award-winning producer, mixer and engineer Darrell Thorp’s first experience with IsoAcoustics ISO Series speaker stands came when he needed to raise the reference monitors at his Los Angeles facility, 101 Recording, to ear height. “I remember thinking how clear and punchy my speakers sounded,” says Thorp. On that occasion, Thorp, who has been recognized […]
  • Yamaha PM7s ‘Starr’ at Front of House and Monitors
    Photo ID: L to R: Front of house engineer Brian Bavido and monitor engineer Brad Galvin at Yamaha PM7 front of house. Ringo Starr and His All Starr 2018 Band is touring with two new Yamaha PM7 Digital Audio Consoles in both the U.S and Europe (one at front of house for engineer Brian Bavido […]
  • Shure Announces New Vice Presidents in Global Sales
    Shure Incorporated today announced promotions for four key sales executives. Peter James has been named Vice President of Global Sales, Pro Audio. Peter has been in the audio industry for 30 years, with more than 20 of them at Shure. He has been Managing Director of Shure Distribution UK since 2009, and, since 2015, has […]
  • Glensound Announces Virgil OB Dante AES67 Headphone Amplifier with Local Analog Output
    Glensound, the UK-based manufacturer of audio products for the broadcast, sound reinforcement, installation, and theatrical markets and ASK Sales are pleased to introduce the Virgil OB Dante/ AES67 Headphone Amplifier with Local Analog Outputs. Packaged in a rugged and compact form factor, the Virgil OB headphone amp was designed for outside broadcast and theatrical applications […]
  • alt-J Makes History with L-ISA
    Rat Sound deploys full L-Acoustics surround system for one-of-a-kind performance at New York City’s famous tennis and concert venue QUEENS, New York – September 2018 — UK band alt-J, currently on a world tour in support of their third studio album, 2017’s Relaxer, recently made history as the first rock band to use L-Acoustics’ groundbreaking […]

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