Tag: songwriter

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 in musical...

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Credit Where Credit is Due

I was recently asked why sometimes the entire band is listed in songwriting credits, yet, other times it might be one member or one member who writes the lyrics and another who writes the music. They also asked if the whole band...

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Hired Gun or Mercenary ?

Being a hired gun is an art. It’s not for everyone. Most of the time it means doing things someone else’s way. A good example of this is in the movie Rockstar. Chris Cole is hired to be the singer of Steel Dragon and doesn’t...

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Going On The Road

Going on the road means being prepared or being without something you desperately need.   Whenever I go out on the road no matter how long there are certain things I do and pack.   1. I take all my basses out of the gig bags and...

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  • Founding Member of The Commodores chooses NUAGE Advanced Production DAW System
    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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