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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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Jen Elliott Rocks The House With "This Damn Song"

City Canyons Records announces with great pride the arrival of Jen Elliott and Bluestruck's soulful and hard-hitting new EP, this damn song, formally released by City Canyons on April 4, 2006.

Manhattan based Jen Elliott and her band Bluestruck deliver a wicked mixture of pop, blues and straight up rock that is nothing but pure emotion. She is "a 21st century siren" and her energy shines from inside each and every song...vivid, honest and seductive. Raised on traditional gospel in Jacksonville, Florida, Jen still writes and sings straight from her soul.

All this is wonderfully apparent in her new EP, this damn song, now available exclusively on CD Baby and at the City Canyons Records Online Store. The EP is an exciting prequel to an extraordinary full length album, 8 DAYS DOWN, coming out in the fall of 2006. New material from Jen and her band have been early awaited since her November 2003's debut album, The Secret's Out (Jen Elliott and Bluestruck - The Secret's Out).

The album, backed by Jen's incredible band, Bluestruck, received Top 30 college, indie and international radio airplay and critical acclaim by the press in North America as well as the global media. Jen has been featured in issues of Entertainment Today, The Sun Herald, Inside Connection, and Keyboard Magazine.

Jen and her frequent songwriting partner on "The Secret's Out", Bluestruck guitarist Anne Husick, were also recognized in 2004 by the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in their prestigious New Writers Showcase.

Release of this damn song will be supported by an April/May 2006 tour of the Northeast by Jen and Bluestruck to be followed by a Fall 2006 tour in support of 8 Days Down, a tour where she will be joined by such extraordinary talents as The Alrights and The Velmas. More details to come!

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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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