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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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Payola: Do You Think It'll Stop?
by Rick Ray,

MusicDish Network Sponsor
Do you actually think payola will stop? A $10,000,000.00 settlement is a joke to company like Sony or BMG or if they've merged as Sony/BMG. This is kind of an advertisement for them. It lets people know they have the power to say what gets on the air and that they're able to sweep this under the rug with the money broom. Payola will never stop due to greed. It's been here for a very long time, it never went away, and it's not going anywhere now.

For those in the know, the destruction of art and music was part of an over plan that has a lot to do with the state the whole world is in right now. Things such as modern art that make absolutely no sense and look terrible, things such as rap which is not music and has no musical value. A beat isn't music, vulgar Dr. Suess poems aren't music, yet these two are combined to create something called rap and the industry has made people believe this is music. You need melody and harmony at the very least to make music and rap does not and never will fall into this category. Then they stuck this garbage in a million movies where it makes no sense to even put this stuff in as a further brainwashing technique. If you think there isn't massive brainwashing going on then you've been brainwashed already.

Music in the popular realm is dead and has been dead for a long time now. Granted, there has always been absolute garbage released throughout the years, but at least it was mixed with good music. But then around the time of punk and disco good music was gradually faded out of everything. To find it, you've got to dig. Good music is not allowed on the airwaves; it'll never be allowed on the airwaves again (when I speak of airwaves, I mean commercial stations, the college stations are still playing good music). This falls into the category of the 'destruction of art and music' that I spoke of earlier.

So, don't expect all the hard work you put into your masterpiece, that does have vocal harmonies, a hummable melody and a catchy guitar solo that gives people goose bumps to ever get on the air on commercial radio unless you've got millions of dollars to bribe....

Who do you bribe now? That'll take some research, but if you've got the money, they've still got the greedy desire. You'll find out who if you look hard enough. Things are the same; they'll stay the same and will never change.

Make music to put a smile on your own face. If it does, it'll probably do it to others too ... just not through commercial radio.

Provided by the MusicDish Network. Copyright © Tag It 2005 - Republished with Permission


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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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