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This August, Tommy Emmanuel, the Grammy-nominated acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter, will host two live stream events with a portion of the proceeds benefiting two prominent independent venues in America. “Without some support, we are in danger of losing some of the independent venues that are a part of our culture and our local communities,” says Emmanuel. The first event, Saturday, August 15 at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT, will benefit The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA, with Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley supporting. The second event, Saturday, August 29, at 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT, will benefit The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA, with Andy McKee supporting. The Coach House is notably where Chet Atkins, legendary […]

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Focusrite is releasing “The Focusrite Guide to Releasing Music” in two parts. Part one is available now. “You’ve recorded a song. Or a few songs. Maybe it’s a collection of songs — an album — now you’re thinking about how to release it,” Focusrite said in a statement released today. “The good news is that releasing your music is easier than it ever was. In this four-part series, Chuck Fishman leans on his experience to provide some simple steps that will help you get your music heard.” Read Part One here.

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Quarto Valley Records recording artists The Immediate Family, a rock & roll band composed of longtime friends and legendary musicians Danny Kortchmar (guitar and vocals), Waddy Wachtel (guitar and vocals), Leland Sklar (bass), Russ Kunkel (drums) and Steve Postell (guitar and vocals), will be featured in a live online conversation, “Catching Up with The Immediate Family,” hosted by the GRAMMY Museum® on July 9. This conversation marks the second engagement for the Immediate Family with the GRAMMY Museum (first appearance in 2018) and comes closely on the heels of the release of the band’s U.S. first single “Cruel Twist,” from their […]

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Turning 13 during a pandemic has its natural challenges, but despite lockdowns, curfews and the need to navigate a new virtual public school system, amidst the chaos, Alexander James Rodriguez managed to safely and against all odds record three pop records in May. His debut single, “My Crew,” releases on all digital platforms today, July 7. “We all need a good crew around us,” said Rodriguez of his song, “especially in times like these, and I am grateful to have mine since day one.” “My Crew” was spearheaded by Hollywood super-record producer and songwriter Laney Stewart, who has sold over […]

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KRK Systems, part of the Gibson family of brands, recently changed its website destination to a more fitting and easier to remember URL address: KRKmusic.com. Although the website is getting a makeover, KRK Systems remains the brand’s name as it carries a legacy of 35 years of celebrated music and audio productions. With this new URL and additional updates to the site, customers can learn about and shop for all KRK products in one place. This year, as KRK Systems celebrates its 35th anniversary, the company is honing in on its motto, “Behind Great Music.” From countless hit music productions to innumerable sound for film projects, the […]

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Top session musicians: saxophonist Mindi Abair, drummer Russell Kunkel, and bassist Leland Sklar will join modernator Mr. Bonzai for a live video webinar during the NAMM U Virtual Summit on July 9 at 1pm PDT. namm.org/nammu/session-work-reimagined “Session Work Reimagined” It’s a musical game-changer when technological advancement synchronizes with pandemic crisis response. In this case, we’re talking about session musicians who were previously jumping from studio to studio to lay down their signature lines. Today, emboldened by the new stay at home reality, they are radically shifting gears to deliver their tracks, making recording life safer for all concerned. Music industry […]

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The Ed Sullivan Show which was broadcast Sunday night at 8 pm on CBS from 1948-1971 wrapped its final episode nearly 50 years ago and charmed TV viewers for the final time on Sunday night June 6, 1971, it officially joins the streaming universe and lives on forever. UMe in June announced an agreement with SOFA Entertainment Inc. for the global digital rights to The Ed Sullivan Show library, which encompasses the influential television program’s historic 23-year primetime run on CBS. This marks the first time that Ed Sullivan Show performance and guest segments will be officially available in their entirety across streaming […]

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Participate in our Pro Audio User Survey for a chance to win a $200 Amazon gift card. Your feedback is important to us and the manufacturer partners that support the music-making community. Your insights will help them deliver exciting, new products that will raise the performance/value bar and help you deliver memorable experiences for your audiences. Only US residents will be allowed to submit for the gift card giveaway, but all of our international friends are encouraged to submit the survey regardless. We want to know how people feel across the globe. Depending on your responses, you might spend up to 10 minutes completing this survey. The questions […]

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In honor of Independence Day this year, Pandora has crunched its data to come up with the most-thumbed songs from musicians hailing from each of the 50 states, plus Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington D.C. You can find the playlist here. Tune in to this virtual cross country trip — a musical map created by Pandora listeners — wherever you plan to celebrate the 4th of July! Alabama: “I Wanna Know” by Joe Alaska: “Feel It Still” by Portugal. The Man Arizona: “The Middle” by Jimmy Eat World Arkansas: “Bring Me To Life” by Evanescence California: “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey Colorado: “Counting Stars” by […]

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Jay DeMarcus’ The Grip II studio in Nashville, TN, has been the home of multi-platinum-selling records, countless number-one hits, and ACM-, CMA-, Dove-, and GRAMMY award-winning records. Designed and built in 2008 by TEC Award-Winning studio designer and monitoring expert Carl Tatz, it is widely perceived as the crown jewel of Nashville personal recording studios, The Grip II is a sprawling studio complex featuring two PhantomFocus MixRooms – one in Studio A, and another in The Wine Cellar production room. Highlights of the studio also include a custom floating plenum amp closet, a state-of-the-art screening room lounge with an eleven-foot-wide retractable acoustically transparent projection […]

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