Mubiz With Dr. Kenneth Love: High-Profile Gig$ (How To Maximize Their Income Potential)-October 2013
When a highly publicized and well-paying performance opportunity comes along that is a great payday, performing musicians can become so concerned with the performance aspect that they largely ignore their own importance of promoting their appearance at it. ...read more...
Mubiz With Dr. Kenneth Love: Local Sales Outlets For Your Music -October 2013
The Music industry and its respective music buyers have not, yet, strictly endorsed a digital music file environment for sales. ...read more...
Why Artists Need To Engage With Their Audience on Social Media
By Marcel De Vivo-06/18/13
Word of mouth via social media has become an integral part of being an artist today...read more...
Are Artists Paying the Price of Free Music Streaming?
By Marcela De Vivo-04/04/2013
According to the Wall Street Journal, Spotify is reportedly worth $3 billion dollars and with almost 3 times as many users, Pandora is worth a considerable amount more ...read more...
An Open Letter To The Two Wankers Ruining The Who
By Doug Morrissey-08/06/12
I, as a normal everyday American, have become amazingly lazy and tolerant of half assed work. I dislike the fact that we ship any job that requires a phone to India or some other country ...read more...
The Paul McCartney Quandary
By Doug Morrissey-07/31/12
The idea of a dinner party is enough to make me grab the toaster and run for the shower in an effort to ride the sweet lightning into the great beyond ...read more...
Drew’s Holiday Special Feature 2011: Xmas Music That Doesn’t Suck
By Drew Vreeland-12/21/2011
My gift to you this year is Xmas music that doesn’t suck. I’m not a Christmas carol kind of guy. Hell, I’m not really a Christmas kind of guy either. Just never seem to get in the spirit of things this time of year
Why Aren't People Listening To My Music?
By Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck-12/18/2011
If you’re an indie artist wondering why your career is not moving in the direction you had envisioned then it is time to take an a personal inventory of yourself and your approach to the industry ...read more...
Kevin Liedel's Rant and Rave - view articles
Modern Rock's Warm Blanket
Time to discuss an epiphany: I recently had the opportunity to review The Fashion for MuzikReviews.com
, a Danish band who thrive on dangerous vibes. By "dangerous," I don't mean the laughable antics of acts like the Insane Clown Posse. Rather, it's a penchant for entertaining listeners with frenetic lunacy; think Gene Wilder's psychopathic singing on the boat ride in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory...read more...
Whatever Happened To Rock 'N' Roll?
By Erin E. Bruno-MuzikReviews.com Contributor
Before iPods, Mp3s, and MTV, music used to be about one thing: music. Pure and simple. The extent of consumerism involved in the sale of music was fans purchasing records, music magazines and the occasional band tee shirt. For the past two decades music consumerism has grown extensively and now, in the twenty-first century, the over-commercialization of bands and solo artists has ruined the true essence of music. There are many examples of how music has been over-commercialized, but one example that seems to eat at me more than the others is the growing trend of using popular songs in TV commercials. The music my parents grew up listening to is now being used to sell everything from cars to soft drinks to cell phones. I would expect modern musicians and artists to sell their songs to commercials, but when I hear songs from the Sixties and Seventies being crucified by Coca Cola commercials it almost makes me sick...more...
Sex, Drugs, Rock ‘N’ Roll: Death, Myth and Media
By Erin E. Bruno-MuzikReviews.com Contributor
Since the beginning of western civilization, youth and creativity have likened towards hedonism, but it was not until the 1960’s that overindulgence of alcohol and drugs became synonymous with the musician lifestyle. Over the past fifty years, through mass media outlets, such as magazines, television, film and Internet the “SEX, DRUGS, and ROCK ‘N’ ROLL” concept has been ingrained into the public mind. It seems like every musician and band from Ray Charles to Johnny Cash to the Beatles to the Rolling Stones to Led Zeppelin has had its fair share of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. But for some musicians, this hedonistic lifestyle is just too much. As a result, some of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest musicians have died at a young age; mysteriously, many have died at the tender age of twenty-seven. This group of musicians has been immortalized in one of rock history’s most strange and interesting phenomenon known as the “27 club”...more...
New World Dis-Order
By David Pollard, General Manager
The Beatles signed a record deal in 1962 with Capital/EMI that paid them about a penny for each record sold. George Martin nearly got fired for giving them a raise to 1.5 pennies after their brilliant showing on Meet the Beatles.
Sounds like a horrible deal, right? Well in many ways it was. Certainly by today’s standards that would be a totally unacceptable agreement. However, Capital managed all the numerous and complex production, distribution and promotion chores that made The Beatles, well “The Beatles”. The rest is history.
Fast forward four decades and we find ourselves in a very different world, both as producers and consumers of music. The good old days of oppressive contracts and bad management have been replaced with no contracts and no management. The limited number of artists that somehow made it through the gauntlet to become signed to a bad contract in the early days benefited greatly from all of the resources and channel management expertise that label provided...more...
|Larry Cox - view articles
Larry is drummer and co-founder/producer of the heavy metal band Deaf Symphony™. He is an accomplished lyricist, and is responsible for lyrics to many of the band’s songs. A veteran drummer, he has also authored and produced the drum set instructional / drum recording system Do-It-Yourself Drums ®.
As a freelance writer, Larry has been published in numerous magazines, newspapers, and periodicals, as well as on the Internet. He is best known for writing about topics that impassion him. Through intellectual humor, sarcasm, and biting commentary, he appeals to the masses by touching a variety of nerves that stir the soul. He is also accomplished, and has participated, in many other styles of mainstream writing over a wide variety of topics.
Larry is the proud father of a wonderful grown son, and currently resides in the Southern Nevada area. He spends the majority of his time working on his many endeavors, but loves spending as much time as possible rejuvenating his soul on Catalina Island — his home away from home.
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|Jaci Rae - view articles
Jaci Rae's grit and determination have brought her from an impoverished childhood to a career as an award-winning singer, No. 1 best-selling author and entrepreneur who has toured around the world. She is the author of Shop for a with Jaci Rae How to Get Almost Anything for Free or Next to It, The Indie Guide to Music, Marketing and Money, as well as Winning Points With The Woman In Your Life One Touchdown At A Time and Collista's Search for the True Meaning of Christmas. Jaci spends her spare time working on her music, writing and hanging out with family and friends. For more information, go to www.jacirae.com.
Jaci is a music industry columnist for www.musesmuse.com and shares her down-to-earth advice as the relationship advisor/expert/dating coach for www.savvymiss.com, www.igniteromance.com, www.lovingyou.com, www.loveisgreat.com and www.singlescafe.net. About.com Dating Guide lists Jaci's book, Winning Points With The Woman In Your Life One Touchdown At A Time in the top six of all time dating/relationship books. http://dating.about.com/od/datingadvice/ss/RelateBooks_6.htm
|Sheena Metal - view articles
Sheena Metal-is a Los Angeles entertainment icon, lighting up radio, television and film. Sheena has anchored numerous radio shows for over ten years in Los Angeles--six of which were spent on top-rated talk station KLSX 97.1 The FM Talk Station where she helmed five successful shows (“The Sheena Show”, “Late Night Booty Call”, “Sheena and The Princess”, “Sheena and Sam”). Her untouchable wit, unforgettable voice and unflinching fan base have proven Sheena to be an undeniable radio presence.
|Sheena’s radio career was the subject of a comprehensive five-page feature in the Los Angeles Times Sunday Calendar section, as well as being featured numerous times in the LA Weekly, Daily News, Music Connection, and dozens of other periodicals. In addition, Metal was interviewed and quoted in Michael C. Keith’s “Sounds in the Dark”, currently in publication with a forward by Larry King. Currently she hosts Music Highway with Sheena Metal, the nternationally syndicated radio show on over 700 affiliates to nearly 130 million listeners.
For more info: www.sheena-metal.com
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