Tuesday, September 26, 2017
A 2011 survey of nearly 1900 independent musicians by ReverbNation and Digital Music News found that over three-fourths of those musicians want to get signed to a record label, particularly a major.  The Recording Industry Association of America...
I talk to musicians all the time who want to hire a publicist or ask about doing it themselves. One thing I’ve found is that most artists don’t really understand what publicity is. One of a publicist's main functions is to generate press coverage on behalf of clients and to serve as the bridge between clients, media outlets and their public. My job is to liaise with the press. Publicists write press releases, manage campaigns and perform other public relations functions. A publicist is the one who builds and maintains relationships between the artist and members of the media. You should not expect them to book your gig or plan your tour or find you an agent or secure a record label deal for you.  You CAN count on a good one to bring you your favorite coffee and remember that you don’t like cheese on your salad, though.
Atlanta, Georgia, US; April 2017 – Matt Washburn has run LedBelly Sound studios in Atlanta for so long and clocked up so many clients, that it takes ages to scroll down the full list on his website. His clients...
You know as a guy I’m in no way an expert or an authority on makeup, but a few years ago while watching my girlfriend at the time try out all kinds of funky makeup tricks, I realized that when done right, it’s actually an incredibly fascinating form of art. And while watching her learn to do all these crazy things with her eye liners and her eye shadows, I realized that there were actually quite a few simple lessons that I could learn from her as a guitarist.  
For guitarists who don’t want to lose a second of inspiration, the SixString app is available for download. A big feature of the iPhone app is the ability for guitarists to record audio and video on-the-fly and post it. Axe...
So what does it take to become a great guitarist, or a great musician, or a great anything for that matter? Well in the words of Chris ‘Izzy’ Cole from the movie Rockstar, it’s just a matter of wanting it bad enough and being willing to work hard enough.  Sounds pretty simple, right? Well it’s not. The journey of mastering the guitar is both a joyous and arduous one. And in today’s article we bring you Guitar Girl Magazine’s top 10 guitar practice tips to help you make the most out of your time spent with the instrument. 
When you are performing live, getting your tone is the most important thing. But how exactly do you achieve that? Although many people claim that very sophisticated and expensive gear is what you need, you should know that this is not the secret to a great sound on stage. The key is knowing how to choose and use the equipment you already have.
As innovative DIY artists and musicians, we are in a new revolution of creating and performing. We are continuously striving to find various and unique ways to move forward with our musical and creative goals every day. How about...
In late May 2012, Phillip Phillips of Leesburg, Georgia became the 5th consecutive "white guy with guitar" to win American Idol, a TV program whose dominance and influence have both been losing ground in the last few years. Earlier in...
Guitarist Cecilia Villar Eljuri recently released "Eljuri on Guitars" on SoundCloud as a three-part educational series created to provide tips and advice for inspiring people to find their "inner voice" and to pick up a guitar a play. According to...