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Guitar Center has announced Fall Guitar-A-Thon 2021, the company’s twice-yearly marquee guitar event where musicians can find special sales on the latest guitars, amps, gear, and accessories online and in stores nationwide from now through October 27. The entire range of guitarists – from beginners to professionals – can also get great deals on repairs and modifications of their favorite instruments. To kick off the most anticipated guitar sale of the year in rock and roll style, Guitar Center has partnered with legendary multi-platinum artist and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Joan Jett to encourage more musicians to […]

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Reservoir Media, Inc., an award-winning independent music company, has announced the signing of singer-songwriter Madison McFerrin to a worldwide publishing deal that includes her entire catalog and future works. Based in Brooklyn, McFerrin has released two EPs thus far, with The New York Times praising her “wonderful vocal dexterity, deftly swerving from sharp, clearly enunciated staccato bursts to fluttery, free-form melismata.” McFerrin’s 2019 a cappella EP series, Finding Foundations, inspired Questlove to dub her sound “soul-appella.” Her follow up, You + I, expanded upon her a cappella sound, pairing her timeless voice with modern production. Since its release in December 2019, You + I continues to impress listeners, with The […]

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 JBL has announced the immediate availability of the JBL PRX ONE. The JBL PRX ONE all-in-one powered column PA features an acoustically optimized column array featuring a 7-channel digital mixer, a full suite of professional DSP, class-leading audio connectivity, Bluetooth functionality and JBL Pro Connect universal app control.   Key Features: • Superior Acoustic Performance – 2000W with clarity, low bass (35Hz), superior output (130dB), 130° x 40° dispersion • JBL A.I.M. Acoustic Technology – (Array Inumbration Mechanics) geometrically optimized array-shading technology provides controlled, consistent front-to-back coverage • Extensive I/O – 7-channel digital mixer with 4 XLR combo jacks, phantom power, Hi-Z, BT audio • […]

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The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC) announced that Simply Royalties and Verifi Media have joined its Data Quality Initiative (DQI) Partner Program, partnerships that will make it easier for each company’s customers to participate in the DQI and check the accuracy of their musical works data with that listed in The MLC’s database. With the new additions, The MLC now has seven music data companies onboarded as official DQI partners. The MLC continues to emphasize the importance of data accuracy with its Members now that the organization is distributing digital audio mechanical royalties on a monthly basis, and the DQI […]

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Roland has launched Zentracker, a free audio recording app for iOS and Android mobile devices. Ideal for singers, songwriters, and instrumentalists, the app turns the device in everyone’s pocket into a professional-level multitrack recorder with advanced audio production tools. Zentracker puts the focus on getting ideas down while they’re fresh with an easy-yet-powerful way to record, edit, and mix music anywhere. TR-EDITOR, a free Mac/Windows software application for the popular TR-8S and TR-6S Rhythm Performer instruments. Representing the apex of the Roland TR line, the TR-8S and TR-6S are the most complete drum machines to date—forward-thinking, performance-tuned instruments unlike any […]

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The AES Fall Online 2021 Convention will feature an in-depth session about the making of Histoires sans paroles – Harmonium Symphonique, a symphonic re-interpretation of the music of influential 1970’s Montreal-based progressive folk-rock band Harmonium, which was recorded, mixed and mastered during the pandemic through a long-distance collaboration between engineers in Montreal and Los Angeles. The session, titled “Anatomy of a Hit Album Under Quarantine – Harmonium Symphonique” will be streamed on Saturday, October 23, from 3:00pm – 4:00pm EDT. The project, released by Canadian record company GSI Musique, was a large undertaking, especially due to the extra precautions necessary […]

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The D’Addario Foundation has announced the award of $487,500 in monetary and product grants to 170 music education programs across 104 cities throughout the US and Canada for 2021.   With a 13% increase from 2020, The D’Addario Foundation set an ambitious goal to keep music for social change thriving through the difficulties of the past year. A majority of their grantees have reported that they’re back to in-person music-making; although these programs effectively reached students in a virtual format, the vital communal element has been restored and students can once again experience & reap the benefits of making music in-person alongside […]

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Harman/JBL can’t reveal too much before the launch, but they have announced upcoming sessions for singer-songwriters, event DJs, corporate AV providers and houses of worship who love the versatility and incredible acoustic capabilities of the company’s pro audio solutions. Two sessions are available, and both will be presented by JBL’s Brandon Knudsen and Craig Lambrecht. Session 1 for North America, South America, EMEA, and Russia Wednesday, November 17, 2021 9:00am PST, 12:00pm EST, 5:00pm GMT, 6:00pm CET, 8:00pm MSK REGISTER NOW Session 2 for India, China, and APAC Thursday, November 18, 2021 9:30 AM IST, 12:00 PM CST and SGT […]

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Carson McHone has announced her signing to Merge Records. The Austin native will release her third album and Merge debut in early 2022, the follow-up to her Mike McCarthy-produced Carousel which was recorded in Nashville and named one of Rolling Stone’s Best Country Albums of 2018. Recorded with Ontario’s Daniel Romano, “Hawks Don’t Share” is a literary allusion to the creative sabotage that often confronts artistic alliance. A pair of sparring electric guitars sets the scene, mirrored in the line, We’re both boxers babe/ we don’t make love. Bright horns pop between phrases overtop a tight rhythm section. A jangly twelve-string leads into a […]

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Blast Radio, the free audio platform for listeners to hear studio-quality broadcasts directly from the artists they love, has announced Blast Radio Artist Grants. The new program will award financial grants to the three artists with the most listens in a given month. Grant recipients are determined democratically by the Blast Radio community. At the end of the month, those with the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd highest listener counts will receive $1,000, $300, and $200, respectively. “Our ultimate goal is creating a platform that benefits artists. If you’ve used Blast Radio at all, you’ve likely listened to Roy Molloy’s ‘Drive Time Power […]

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