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Six Acoustic Guitar Tips
Here are a few free acoustic guitar tips every beginner will probably learn sooner or later. Some are harder to learn than others; forewarned is forearmed.
The Virgins and ASCAP: Did A Performance Rights Organization Do Anything For Us?
In 1995 I moved back to my hometown of Milwaukee with a group of college friends to start a band. We called ourselves The Virgins. Over the next five years this name would prove to be somewhat prescient. We played hundreds of shows throughout the Midwest, recorded one six-song cassette and two CDs, and made a lot of naive assumptions.
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Cool Gizmo Alert: Genz-Benz G-Flex 2x12
We're proud to launch a new product review series sponsored by YourGuitarist. is a web site offering Internet based development of custom guitar tracks for artists worldwide. allows musicians to avoid the high studio fees usually associated with producing guitar tracks for their songs.
Berklee News

Encore Gala

We are proud to announce that the Tenth Annual Encore Gala will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2004 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers. As this year's co-chairs, we are asking for your support of this outstanding event sponsored by William J. Lynch and Associates. We also ask that you join us in welcoming Berklee's new president, Roger Brown, and his wife, Linda Mason.

Berklee's Encore Gala is considered one of the hottest fundraisers in town because it offers a unique opportunity to experience over 200 outstanding musicians in seven different settings performing everything from jazz, blues, rock, big band, salsa, gospel, pop, country, world music and classical - all in one evening!

Along with an evening of superb musical entertainment, the Encore Gala also offers a cocktail reception and dinner, and an incredible silent auction. The silent auction features unusual items like tickets to the Grammy Awards, trips to a castle in Ireland and the island of Mustique, incredible deals on musical instruments, and private luxury box seats to your favorite sporting events to name a few.

Most importantly, all proceeds from the Encore Gala support the Berklee City Music Program. Berklee City Music is literally a life changing experience for the nearly 900 disadvantaged inner-city youth who have participated since 1991 in Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Program, and in the year-long mentoring, Saturday and after-school components. At the end of the Summer Performance Program, Berklee awards up to eight full-time, four-year scholarships to deserving seniors in the program. To date, Berklee's Encore Gala has raised over $3,000,000 for Berklee City Music.

We invite you to purchase a $2,500 table (Silver Circle), $3,500 table (Gold Circle), or $5,000 table (President's Circle). Each table seats ten guests. Individual seats are also available. Program book ads are $1,000 for a full page and $500 for a half.

While you are enjoying the Encore Gala, take pride in the fact that you are helping many young people to fulfill their dreams. Please call Beverly Tryon, Director of Corporate Relations, at 617-747-2660 or email at with any questions or to offer your support.

William J. Lynch, Co-Chair
Beth A. Lynch, Co-Chair


Grand Stand

MusicDish Network Promotes 60's Love Child Astrella-Celeste

MusicDish, an Internet music magazine publisher and artist marketing/development firm, is proud to announce the addition of Pop/Jazz singer Astrella Celeste to the MusicDish Network roster. Combining a variety of online viral marketing strategies, the MusicDish Network will be coordinating a broad campaign in support of her debut album "Blue Star" (the Spanish translation of Astrella Celeste).


MusicDish At MIDEM: J-Music Distribution, France

J-Music Distribution describes itself as "the very first European distributor of Japanese music whose activities link Japanese artists and their management, Japanese record companies, and European distributors together to provide a stable framework of distribution from artists to music retail store."

Formed in December 2005, J-Music Distribution representatives brought their business vision to "MIDEM, The World Music Market's 40th Edition" conference in Cannes, France.


Toshi Reagon to Present Fanny with ROCKRGRL Women of Valor Award On April 20
Toshi Reagon has been named to present pioneering all-female rock group Fanny with the ROCKRGRL Women of Valor Award, Friday, April 20, at the Berklee Performance Center, located at 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. Read more...
Musicians Turn to Short Run DVD Production
Today's independent musicians have started using new technologies including On Demand Short Run CD/DVD Production, enabling them to order smaller batches of CDs and DVDs in real time online 24/7 and ship to customers, one at a time.
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