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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    The Bay City will never again seem the same once it’s been experienced through The Flyer™ – San Francisco at Fisherman’s Wharf’s Pier 39. The new flyover theater attraction gives both tourists and locals alike a bird’s eye view of the city using cinematic artistry and state-of-the-art HD film footage captured with the help of […]
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  • IK Multimedia unveils UNO Drum analog/PCM drum machine
    IK Multimedia unveils UNO Drum, the newest member of its UNO series. Designed in collaboration with Italian analog specialist Soundmachines – the same team behind IK’s acclaimed UNO® Synth – UNO Drum offers a wide sonic palette combining fat, punchy analog sounds with digital flexibility and convenience. A robust selection of programming and live performance […]
  • 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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    LZZY HALE of Halestorm with her new Ltd. Ed. Lzzy Hale Signature Explorer Outfit. Photo Credit: Jeremy Ryan Epiphone, the leader in affordable professional instruments, proudly welcomes LZZY HALE of Halestorm to our Signature Artist family. The “Ltd. Ed. Lzzy Hale Signature Explorer Outfit” features a classic Explorer in an Alpine White gloss finish, Alnico […]

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