Tips for Singers

Voice Coach ILana Martin is the founder of the Vocal Workout Singing School in New York City and has trained such high profile celebrities as Sean Garrett, P. Diddy and Dirty Money to name a few. ILana has an...
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...
Point A to point B. Dreams to realities. How do you get all of your dreams and goals, whether big or small, recognized, organized then accomplished? ...Writing each and every one down. Being artists and musicians, our goals tend to range...
Being on stage in a band is one of the coolest things. There are the fans, the lights, the cameras and all the other things that go along with being in a band (like the clothes, the funny stuff...
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.
OK, you’ve got that extra special electric guitar you wanted so much and it’s awesome. So now let’s talk about the next piece of rock gear you’ll need, which is a guitar amplifier (aka amp). Of course you need...
Where to start, when it comes to learning how to play the guitar? Acoustic verses electric? Do you invest in an instructional book, dvd, surf youtube, sign up for some lessons with a guitar instructor? So many possibilities! First, you...
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...
While the titans of the music industry still hold a lot of power, music really does belong to the general public these days. This is largely due to the way people consume music. It isn’t just about turning...
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...