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 […]
[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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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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Oscar winning actor and star of Kato Hammond’s 1982 Young Playwrights award winning play, Denzel Washington stands among students giving them an empowering speech about their crafts, gifts, and missions. Watch the following inspiring video clip, and then check out … Continue reading Denzel Washington – An Empowerment Speech
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
Howard University has maintained its’ lead as the top producer of on-campus doctoral degrees awarded by Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The HBCU announced this week that it plans to graduate 105 Ph.D.s from a variety of academic departments—the largest … Continue reading School Record of 105 Doctoral Degrees at Howard University
The collective community of citizens that make up of DC M.U.S.I.C. have got a message for the people, and have decided to deliver it through the platform that speaks to us all on a level that we all can equally … Continue reading DC M.U.S.I.C. Presents “We’re Coming Out” Voter’s Anthem
Last night I sat back and watched VH1’s Rock Docs episode of “Finding The Funk”. The documentary which was presented by Nelson George and Narrated by QuestLove, gave a road trip that touched on areas traveling into the 70s & … Continue reading Finding The Funk! But Go-Go Not Included?
Okay. How familiar are you REALLY with the Prince George’s County Dance Hall Law CB-18, which went into effect two years ago? Take into thought, I’m not asking if you’ve heard of it or know a little bit about it. … Continue reading Prince George’s County Dance Hall Law CB-18
– NBC4 Washington Graduation fees for some D.C. high school seniors have reached $400 – a number students and their parents find overwhelming. The costs include their participation in their school’s cap and gown ceremonies. “It’s kind of scary to … Continue reading DC Seniors Face Fees In Order To Graduate
The District’s Thurgood Marshall Academy has been nationally recognized for its success closing the achievement gap among boys of color. The Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC) announced during its annual meeting on April 26 in Chicago, that … Continue reading Thurgood Marshall Academy Gains National Recognition
The summer of 2013 is likely to be one that many students at Northwestern High School will long remember. If all goes as planned, about 50 teens and seven chaperones will spend part of their summer having a musical and … Continue reading Hyattsville School Choir Headed to South Africa
Howard University Radio, WHUR 96.3 FM, hosted a 12-hour radiothon, “Helping Hands,” from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, in an effort to raise $50,000 to send more than 300 Howard University students to Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, … Continue reading Fundraiser Assists HU Spring Break Program
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