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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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Your image is more important than your music — especially if you’re an indie artist

[This article was written by guest contributor Brandon Seymour.] I’ve played in bands on and off for nearly 15 years. In addition to being a musician, I’m also passionate about marketing. Over the past couple of years, I’ve written several articles aimed at helping local, independent musicians improve their online marketing strategy by boosting brand […]

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Facebook fading: where will musicians migrate now?

Time to look towards what’s next – away from Facebook. [This article was written by Greta Gothard of The Gothard Sisters. It originally appeared on the band’s website and is addressed to their fans. I thought it’d be valuable to repost here as Greta does a great job summarizing the frustrations many independent musicians feel regarding Facebook. She […]

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Dr. Sean “Puffy” Combs Shuts Down All the Critics at Howard University Commencement

Sean “Puffy” Combs, 44, has come full circle. The entertainment mogul who dropped out of college at Howard University in 1990, over two decades ago to start a career in music, has earned an honorary Doctorate of Humanities in recognition … Continue reading Dr. Sean “Puffy” Combs Shuts Down All the Critics at Howard University Commencement

$1.25 Million Scholarship Fund Created for Cardozo Students

Through a generous donation by the Abramson Family Foundation, students at Cardozo Senior High School in Northwest will now be able to help pay for their college tuition with a scholarship through the District of Columbia College Access Program (DC-CAP). The Tower Scholarship will award $5,000 a year for up to five years to students interested in majoring in business. Ten students a year will receive the scholarship for Cardozo High School’s graduating classes of 2013-2017. “What a great opportunity for Cardozo students to help pursue their college dreams,” said DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson. “I’m thankful to The Abramson Family … Continue reading $1.25 Million Scholarship Fund Created for Cardozo Students