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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.
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Jennifer Cutting Produces Hungry For Music Track At Human Factor Studio

Award-winning composer, songwriter, performer Jennifer Cutting recently completed work on her latest song "Fall Leaves Fall" with producer Blake Althen at the Human Factor studio. The song will be the lead cut on the Hungry For Music Christmas compilation "Holiday Feast", which provides funding for the organization's programs for inner city children.

Jennifer had already worked Human Factor on her latest CD "Ocean: Songs for the Night Sea Journey" which was co-produced by Blake. The album went on to sweep the 19th Annual Washington Area Music Awards, ("WAMMIES"), including Album of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, New Artist of the Year, Musician of the Year, and Best Contemporary Folk Recording.

Jennifer Cutting later came to Human Factor with the Hungry for Music Christmas project to lay down the arrangement, the orchestration, the sounds and instrumentation using Logic and Vienna Symphonic Library. After the arrangement was recorded and a solid foundation laid, Jennifer sang the "scratch tracks" in for the vocal part. Blake also provided all the mixing on 110 tracks of virtual instruments, vocal tracks, and live instrument tracks.

Scott Reiss, founder and Co-director of Hesperus, brought his recorder over (sardune and recorder - again check google for correct spelling of sardoon) to the Human Factor studio and laid down the whistle/flute-like parts. Other live musicians on the track included Annie Haslam, lead singer with the English classical rock band 'Renaissance', Irish-American group Touchstone's co-founder Zan McLeod on bazuki, and Mary Chapin Carpenter producer John Jennings on drums and guitar.

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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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Synesthesia Announces Mandala 2.0 High-Def Drum And Synthesizer