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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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Gaz Reynolds Unleashes "Electric Kama Sutra" On P2P Networks

In the face of legal debates over file sharing in the Supreme Court, London-based Dance/Pop artist Gaz Reynolds is releasing his branded peer-to-peer software to coincide with the release of his music video 'Electric Kama Sutra'. Fans can download both the music video and file sharing software as a bundle, making sharing the video with other file sharers worldwide a breeze. The sotfware and video are available at

The 'Electric Kama Sutra' video is now being featured on 2 shows on BPM TV ( in Canada - HOT 20, counting down the best in dance across all genres, as well as the Official Hot 20 Dance Chart. The controversial single, which is currently playing on GFA radio along side Eminem, Dido & LL Cool J in the States, took HOT AC & CHR radio formats around the world by storm.

"'Electric Kama Sutra' is a mid-tempo NRG laced track that is as much trendy sounding as it is sparkling for the dance floor of today. Congratulations to this artist that is very talented as a singer, songwriter and producer. **** 1/2" Euro Dance Hits 09/04

Gaz' file sharing software, powered by TrustyFiles, will allow users to access his site in one click as well as gain exclusive access to future music video download releases, including from his latest single 'On Holy Ground'. In addition, fans will also be able to access the latest music news from, CD/DVD reviews from as well as contests and promotions from other MusicDish Network artists.

"Gaz' best promoters are his fans," commented MusicDish Network founder Eric de Fontenay. "This software release will allow Gaz to build a virtual p2p street team and leverage his fans' energy to virally spread his music video catalogue throughout the file sharing community of 80 million users.

Since joining the MusicDish Network, Gaz Reynolds has been spotted on over 85 websites, received airplay on over a dozen webradio stations and was featured in the December issue of All Access Magazine. His single 'I Don't Care' was selected one of RRadio Network's Top 10 Pop songs and has been picked up by DJs in across the US.

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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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