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Generations of Teens Who Got Their First Employment Experience Under Marion Barry’s SYEP

See this picture right here?  It was taken in 1981 during a Street Theatre rehearsal of gospel musical entitled “Spirit Song”. This production consisted of an entire cast and crew of about 50 or more teens (mostly students from the … Continue reading Generations of Teens Who Got Their First Employment Experience Under Marion Barry’s SYEP

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The “Blurred Lines” Between Musical Influence and Copyright Infringement

November 8, 2014 What’s the difference between being influenced by a song and stealing one outright? A case involving a dispute between some very well known tunes took an interesting turn this week and suggested this question may be much … Continue reading The “Blurred Lines” Between Musical Influence and Copyright Infringement

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The Art of Networking: 5 steps to making better music industry connections

We’ve all heard this piece of advice time and time again – in the music industry, it’s all about who you know. However, meeting influential connections can seem a rather daunting task. Connections with major record labels or publishing companies … Continue reading The Art of Networking: 5 steps to making better music industry connections

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How to stretch your recording budget and get more for your money

[This post was written by guest contributor Dave Kusek of New Artist Model.] Budgeting is probably one of the most overlooked aspects of planning for a new album or project. Compared to all attention you give to writing, recording, and marketing, … Continue reading How to stretch your recording budget and get more for your money

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If you don’t make flyers for your shows, you don’t deserve to get booked

6 reasons why it’s important to make flyers for every show 1. Not everyone is on Facebook (or Twitter, or G+, or whatever) As powerful a promotional tool as Facebook Events are, you can’t rely on just an Event invite and a … Continue reading If you don’t make flyers for your shows, you don’t deserve to get booked

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10 ways to ruin a song

As Spinal Tap reminds us, it’s a fine line between stupid and clever. This is particularly true in the world of popular music, where one bad move can kill an otherwise great tune. Here’s a list of ways to sabotage your next song during the writing or recording process 1. Long intros — Ever heard the saying, “Don’t bore […]

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