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Michelle Queen- Music Matriarch of the Hard Rock Live Las Vegas

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Michelle Queen and DJ Silla Tha Thrilla at Hardrock Cafe Las Vegas
Michelle Queen and DJ Silla Tha Thrilla at Hardrock Cafe Las Vegas

It seems that there has been a longstanding prejudice in regard to women working in the business end of the music industry.  For a female to be involved in music, many think that you either need to be on stage slithering around in barely-there outfits like the mainstream pop stars, or you must be regulated to being a band relationship, supporter, or at least a groupie.  It seems that even in this day and age, women are just not as common in percentages for running venues, managing bands, or calling all the shots as their male counterparts.  I find that surprising, to be honest.  I personally know many that fall into the fairer sex that work as bouncers, national talent buyers, publicists, and record company executives.  One of those that I mentioned is a prime example of how maybe the music industry has dropped the ball far too often, and now she is professionally showing them a thing or two.

Heaven Sent: Beth-Ami Heavenstone Finds Her Groove with the Graham Bonnet Band

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You could say playing bass for iconic rock singer Graham Bonnet is a work-in-progress for Beth-Ami Heavenstone. “I’ll be learning Graham’s back catalog until I die,” she jokes about navigating the undertow of Rainbow, Alcatrazz, The Michael Schenker Group and Bonnet’s solo work.

Concert Review: Ann Wilson of Heart Bears Her Own in Buckhead

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Ann Wilson of Heart at Buckhead Theatre June 6, 2017

The first thing that has to be said is WOW!

Ann Dustin Wilson is undoubtedly the Queen of Rock. Her presence is so deeply penetrating.  Even if her voice began to fade, her standing on that stage not saying or singing a word could just about be satisfying on its own.  But, that is definitely not the case!  Her voice is still mesmerizing!

Rising Country Music Artist Maggie Baugh talks music, guitars and news for 2017

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Young rising Nashville recording artist Maggie Baugh is only 17, but already has three albums under her belt; with her latest album, Catch Me, charting #56 on the iTunes albums chart. The title track “Catch Me” debuted and plays in rotation on Radio Disney Country. At 16, she received her first publishing deal with Placer Creek Music Publishing; and this year, she signed with Cold River Records and was added to the artist roster of WME Nashville.

June 2017 Les Paul History Month

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Free Epiphone History Book Offer!

NASHVILLE (June 1, 2017) June is Les Paul History Month at Epiphone! Throughout June 2017, buy one of the following Epiphone Les Paul electric guitars at any participating Authorized Epiphone Retailer and receive a FREE copy of the Epiphone History Book by Walter Carter!  Qualifying models include:

MAKE MUSIC DAY 2017 ANNOUNCES FULL SCHEDULE

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4,000+ Live, Free Outdoor Music-Making Events to Launch
Summer in Over 60 U.S. Cities

June 1, 2017 – Make Music Day, the annual global celebration of music occurring each June 21, today announced its full schedule of over 4,000 free, outdoor concerts, music lessons and jam sessions – with more to come – in over 60 U.S. cities. The all-day musical celebration on the summer solstice brings people of all styles, ages and skill levels together to make and enjoy music. Cities hosting major celebrations include New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Madison, Milwaukee, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Portland (OR), St. Louis, San Jose, Seattle and the entire states of Vermont and Rhode Island, with smaller festivities being held in other communities nationwide.

BOSS Introduces MS-3 Multi Effects Switcher

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Pedalboard integration evolved

Los Angeles, CA, June 1, 2017 — BOSS has announced the MS-3 Multi Effects Switcher, a new-concept pedalboard solution that maximizes creative options for guitarists and bassists. Combining a flagship BOSS multi-effects engine and multi-pedal switcher in one small, integrated unit, the MS-3 enables anyone to put together a professional effects system that’s light, compact, and versatile enough to achieve nearly any sound imaginable.

Product Review: IK Multimedia iLoud Micro Monitors

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iLoud Micro Monitors

Today’s technology gives musicians almost unlimited options when recording music.

Whether using Pro Tools on your laptop or Garageband on your iPad or iPhone, it is easier than ever to get a quality recording tool in a mobile and inexpensive package.

GOVERNOR NATHAN DEAL SIGNS GEORGIA MUSIC INVESTMENT ACT, HB-155

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GEORGIA MUSIC PARTNERS SUCCESSFULLY BROUGHT TOGETHER
VARIOUS INDUSTRIES TO ACHIEVE TAX INCENTIVE
FOR MUSIC INDUSTRY

Tax Incentive Expected To Boost Music Industry in Georgia

ATLANTA — Georgia Music Partners (GMP) and more than 200 music-related businesses applaud the passage of the Georgia Music Investment Act (House Bill 155), signed into law by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. “We have started another phase in the progression of the State of Georgia as a hub for the production of entertainment”, said Governor Deal. “I am pleased with the resulting legislation and look forward to a bright future for our music industry.”

Ovation Guitars Reissues Glen Campbell Signature Models

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Ovation Glen Campbell Signature Model - Photo Credit Rob Shanahan

Iconic Country Hall of Fame Entertainer Remains
Synonymous with Ovation for Nearly Half Century

(May 31st, 2017 – Oxnard, CA) Ovation Guitars is proud to announce the release of the Glen Campbell Signature Model acoustic/electric guitar. Working in cooperation with the Campbell Family, Ovation has meticulously hand-crafted a precise recreation of Campbell’s iconic “1771” model guitar with a AA solid Sitka Spruce top, 5-piece mahogany/maple neck with ebony fingerboard & walnut bridge and a center sound hole design with inlaid maple leaf rosettes.  In addition, the fretboard is adorned with classic diamond inlays and a mother of pearl Glen Campbell signature.  Handcrafted in Ovation’s Custom Shop located in New Hartford, CT – the Glen Campbell Signature Model features ‘70’s vintage-style electronics to recreate the identical guitar tone of Campbell’s original six-string.  The collectable guitar comes in a 9158-0 deluxe molded case.