The Music Business

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Music permeates almost every aspect of our day-to-day lives. There is music everywhere, and it is so prevalent that we may not even realize that it is around us. However, it is around us everywhere, and there is a huge industry dedicated to music.

The music industry is actually an industry that is in the business of selling recordings, performances, and the musical pieces themselves. As an industry there are over a quarter of a million people involved in creating and selling music to the masses. The music industry has a huge influence over our culture and the arts.

If you are contemplating a career in the music industry there are some basics that you will need to know if you are going to be successful in that field. The most important thing is to have a general knowledge of music. You need to know basic music terminology from the creative side of music like lyrics, dynamics, and note names. Additionally, you will need to have a basic idea of the lingo that is used in the business end

Listen to Music Everywhere

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Mostly everyone loves listening to music while inside the house doing chores or some other things. We usually put all our music in our iPods or computers. It’s really not that great doing chores wearing earbuds or headphones.If we don’t wear an ear piece, we can’t hear the music when outside our rooms.

Many people face this kind of challenge everyday. One way of getting through this is to install speakers all over the house, which involves a lot of work-because you have to feed wires from your radio or music player to all of the speakers-and it is quite costly.

A better solution to this is to make the music travel wirelessly inside the house. This simply needs the use of an FM transmitter, a device plugged into your video or audio player to allow the sound to be broadcast as an FM radio signal that can be picked up using a receiver, like a radio.

An FM transmitter can easily solve the dilemma of having music in every room of your

History of Rich Guitars

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BC Rich are a company specialising in angular and extreme guitar shapes best suited for heavy metal music. The company was started in around 1966 making acoustics and flamenco guitars. The founder, Bernardo Chavez Rico, made BC Rich’s first electric in 1969, but not with the extreme styling of later efforts, as there was no market for shapes like BC Rich would eventually make yet. In 1971 Rico’s first original design was launched, the Seagull. This guitar gave a subtle indication as to Rico’s future direction, with some small points on the single-cutaway body, and was quite successful.

The Seagull, and many of the future BC Rich guitars, was a neck-through design, which meant that the neck ran the entire length of the guitar, and the body consisted of two “wings” glued to each side of the neck. A similar design to the Seagull is the Eagle, from the mid-1970s. This has two pointed and curved cutaways and is still available.

The first extreme BC Rich designs were the Mockingbird and Bich, launched in 1976. When the first Biches

House Music DJ Magazines

Here is a review of the best house music dj magazines on the planet. Over the past decade a lot of magazines in the electronic music dj arena have gone down, and only the strongest have survived. Recently there has been a major increase in people who are interested in electronic music and the following magazines are blooming with advertising dollars pouring in!

  1. MixMag – has been noted as the best selling dance magazine in the world. Unfortunately they don’t have an online version of this magazine but their inclusion of cd’s with each release makes it a pretty good subscription to have. For instance, they had an amazing new compilation from Paul Oakenfold in a past issue! The annual subscription runs for £36.00 in the UK and £60.00 in US/Canada so it’s a little pricey, but again the inclusion of a cd with each magazine. Get a subscription at mixmag.net
  2. DJMag – another UK magazine which is once again getting a revival through all the major music events and releases offers each copy in PDF format for a fraction of the price. The printed price is £3.95 an issue whereas the online PDF download is only 83p

Digital Music Marketing Strategy

If you’ve been online long enough, I am sure you’ve come across, or heard, of the website Tunecore.

Essentially, it is the cost-effective way for an independent artist to get their music EVERYWHERE and I mean that so much I had to yell it. We’re talking everywhere from Pandora to Google play.

I see plenty of people using the site with very little success once they acquire the service. The reason is that I feel they get overwhelmed by how many wheels turned once they pressed submit.

Let’s explore things a little deeper so you don’t find yourself in water too deep.

About Tunecore

Tunecore is the perfect place for independent artists who are trying to have their music in front of as many people as possible. They will distribute your music for an annual fee to all of the popular music outlets including Spotify, iTunes, and Google Music.

There are other places like Cd Baby that does the same but what makes them unique is their payment structure. You pay the nominal cost and you keep all

Carry Your Music Everywhere

Nokia N76 is a stylish mobile which has clamshell form factor. It has three special buttons on the external panel which is useful to play/pause the music, play the previous track and play the next track without even opening the mobile. The dimensions of this music gadget are as follows 106.5 x 52 x 13.7 mm which occupies 70 cc and weighs only 115 grams. This phone is available in 3 colours they are Red, Black and White.

Nokia N76 has a wonderful 2.4 inches wide TFT screen, which can display 16 million colours enabling you to see the true colour of any object at a maximum resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. This mobile also has a secondary external colour display which can display 256 thousand colours at a maximum resolution of 160 x 128 pixels. This is an amazing feature because most of the mobiles support only 256 thousand colours for the main display. This external screen is used to view the video / audio file playing and other information like, time, new messages, incoming calls and much more.

Nokia N76 has an in-built 2 Mega pixel camera

Music Everywhere You Are

A cell phone, a music player, a portable radio…? Sounds a bit bulky doesn’t it?  With today’s smart mobile devices and handy apps you can take your music and conversation anywhere you go!  If you love your android mobile phone and you love your music, you may want to check out these 5 musical apps:

1) Pandora Radio by Pandora

Pandora is a free streaming radio station that you create. Simply enter your favorite artist, song or classical composer and Pandora will play the music you choose and offer you more music just like it to expand your tastes. You can further refine while you listen by clicking like or dislike for each song that comes up.

2) Rhapsody by Rhapsody

With a subscription to Rhapsody you can find and listen to any song instantly. You can literally listen to anything and everything in the catalog whenever you want.

3) Shazam by Shazam Entertainment Limited

If you have ever heard a song and wish you knew who it was, then you will love Shazam. Let Shazam hear the

History and Their Symbolism

Roses have long being associated with various emotions and relationships, red roses symbolize love, yellow roses symbolize friendship, pink ones stand for admiration and the fictional black rose stands for hatred, sadness and tragic romances and blue ones for the unattainable and impossible. Now it is not necessary that a rose tattoo is only for females, an increasing number of men opt to get one done and they look beautiful and masculine at the same time. There have been various interpretations throughout history for what a rose stands for and the variations in its hues.

In the ancient times, Christians associated roses with the Virgin Mary. The ancient Romans and Greeks, roses represented love and beauty and also associated it with their goddess Aphrodite. Ancient Egyptians used roses to worship their goddess Isis – the perfect wife and mother. A red rose now present at funerals represent the blood of Jesus Christ. Since a red rose is associated with Jesus Christ as well as Mary, you will often see Celtic crosses with a red English rose entwined across it with thorns. A red one can also represent martyrdom, spiritual growth and unconscious beauty.

An Argument for Gun Control

Guns in the wrong hands are dangerous. Guns should only be in the right hands. Which hands are the right hands? That is the question. Now for the answer… The right hands are the citizens’ hands. When the citizens have guns, there is freedom. When the government has a monopoly on guns, there is tyranny. We need to take away all guns from all government employees and especially the most dangerous government employees, the police. There are many studies and statistics that support the basic fact that police are far more dangerous than terrorists. Conservatively stated, you are at least 8 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist.

I would urge that all police should be disarmed and deprived of their body armor. Police can be issued whistles that they can blow to try to get honorable citizen passersby to help them if they are in danger. Armed citizens can protect our police far better than police can protect us. A good illustration to support this contention recently happened in Texas and was reported by KHOU 11 News in Houston on January 11, 2013. Two Good

A Brief History

Seattle, Washington is synonymous with several more notable characteristics in our collective psyche. It is known for coffee, rainy weather and the Space Needle, but during the 1990’s it was globally renowned for its music scene. The city became the cultural epicenter of Grunge; a wildly popular musical style that swept the airwaves and became the resounding chorus for Generation X. Grunge emerged primarily as a new genre building upon influences from 80’s alternative rock, heavy metal and punk rock. Grunge songs categorically had harsh harmonies mired in slow tempos peppered with lyrics that were angry, depressed, frustrated, saddened or scared (Bogdanov, Woodstra & Erlewine, 2001). Grunge sound was ultimately crafted by skilled bass and rhythm guitarists strumming coarse riffs, with a drummer pounding gritty beats, headed by a lead singer painfully crooning in sheer angst. No other single genre of music became as definitive to the 1990’s as was Grunge, and no other single group became as definitive of Grunge music than Alice In Chains.

Alice In Chains began its story in Seattle in 1987 when garage band singer Layne Staley met fellow musician Jerry Cantrell during a chance encounter at a party. Cantrell invited Staley

The History of the Fender Jazz

The Fender Jazz Bass was launched in 1960 as a bass companion to the Jazzmaster guitar, as Fender thought the neck design would appeal more to jazz musicians- the neck is quite thick but with a narrow fingerboard. It also has a similar sound to basses such as the Rickenbacker 4001, with lots of midrange and a bright tone.

It is also similar in style to the Jazzmaster- it has sculpted edges, a contoured body and the famous “offset waist” design of the Jazzmaster, and later the Jaguar. Stylistically the only difference to the Jazzmaster is the top half, where there are two Stratocaster-style offset cutaways. The Jazz was launched in 1960 as the Deluxe Model. Its original intention was to persuade jazz bassists who used double bass to switch to bass guitar.

It has a Strat-style headstock where the Precision Bass has a Telecaster-style one, a Strat-shape scratchplate, and, as previously mentioned, a Jazzmaster-meets-Strat body shape. It has two single-coil pickups and three controls- two volume and one tone. The Jazz Bass has 20 frets as opposed to the 21 or 22 that most basses have. It is marketed

History of BC Rich Guitars

Bernardo Chavez Rico was not the man you thought would make electric guitars for heavy metal guitarists. The company, as we know, was started in 1969 when Bernardo made his first electric guitar. Before that, Bernardo was making flamenco and acoustic guitars he sold at the shop he owned in Los Angeles.

Although the thought about flamenco guitars contrasts the heavy metal image B.C. Rich is now associated with, the road to such obscurely designed “heavy metal” models like the famous Warlock was long and not without trouble.

The first original design Bernardo came up with was The Seagull, which was released in 1972. The Seagull was an innovative guitar, as it was one of the first with a neck-through design; a neck-through design features a long neck that stretches to the rear end of the guitar, and two pieces of wood glued up to it to form a guitar shape.

The first “B.C. Rich-like” guitar was introduced four years later – the Mockingbird. The Mockingbird was a distinct guitar which slowly became popular among guitarists, Slash from Guns N’Roses being one of them.

Five Best Music Logo Designs

How have all the famous pop and rock bands come up with their monograms?

A band can simply not survive without a symbol to represent them, a symbol that represents their faith, musical genre and distinctness.

Let’s have a look how some of the famous music logo pictures and see what sets them apart from the crowd.

1. Guns And Roses:

Their monogram consists of a yellow plate with two antique guns interlocked and two bright red roses on each side.

The weeds from the roses are wrapped around the guns and flowers uniting the image. This is one of the smartest emblems of all time. The fact that the guns, which is a sign for aggression and violence and roses that are a sign for love, are placed in one platter makes the image more exciting. But our story doesn’t end there. If you look carefully, you will notice that the two barrels of the gun can be shaped into a pair of pants and a loop of weed on the upper part of the image make a shape like

The History of It All

Perhaps it’s a reflection of my age. Well… I know it is. But it’s obvious to me that history doesn’t seem to be having an effect on Generation “why/who cares” as it did on previous eras of earthly occupants. It’s very disconcerting when I speak to fellow Canadians who’ve never heard of the FLQ and how they caused the federal government to enforce the War Measures Act in 1970. Or to Americans of the similar generation who have no idea who G. Gordon Liddy is and what he and his cronies were caught doing just a few years later.

I’m not going to turn this into a political rant but am using the aforementioned examples as a segue into the regular subject matter of this forum: music & pop culture. I find it stunning that mentioning certain names from just a generation ago, names that were dominant in rock’n’roll music, draws looks of an authentic reaction of “Who?” while maintaining eye contact from those I question. It’s jaw dropping to realize that no one under 40 has a copy of “Frampton Comes Alive.” A lot of time has gone by very quickly. And

Do You Know The History Of The Electric Guitar

The electric guitar was invented by a very talented man who went by the name of Adolph Rickenbacker. The first complete setup was back in the 1930’s, which was only a mere 70 years ago. On the other hand, the Classical guitar and the Acoustic Guitar have been around for many centuries. There is evidence that dates back to 1800 B.C., that shows the presents of guitars, or similar instruments. There is really no comparison between today’s electric guitars and the past. The evolution of electric guitars has been nothing short of amazing. This article will give you a brief history of the electric guitar.

Adolph Rickenbacker manufactured his fist electric guitar in the early 1930’s, and equipped it with tungsten pickups. These pickups would sense the vibrations from the strings and convert them into electrical currents. The currents are relayed into the amp and produces sound.

  • Semi-hollow body are what the older guitars were know as. They were called this because they had sound holes in the body of the guitar. This style of guitar is still very popular today.

As the Big Band era approached in the 30’s and 40’s, the use of

How Has Gibson Guitar History

Gibson guitar history spans over a century, from the dawn of the 1900s. Throughout this saga, many conventions we consider commonplace were invented. Founded by restaurant clerk Orville Gibson in 1902, the Gibson Guitar Manufacturing Company became a world leader in fretted instruments within the space of a few years.

In 1936 Gibson shipped its first electric guitar, the ES 150. This guitar was favored by guitar pioneer Charlie Christian, whose innovative use of the guitar as a lead instrument had a profound effect on guitar players everywhere. The ES 150 is widely considered to be the first successful electric guitar, and a music revolution had begun.

Fast forward to 1952, when Gibson’s collaboration with guitar master Lester Polfuss resulted in the release of the Les Paul solid body electric guitar. This guitar would go on to become one of, if not the, most iconic guitars the planet had ever seen. From Led Zeppelin to Guns n’ Roses and countless other bands, the Les Paul guitar was played on more hits than you can count. Despite being over 50 years old, this guitar design remains relatively unchanged even to this

MTV VMAs History of Most Remarkable

MTV VMAs is known for giving the audience the most shocking moment in any awards night. I honestly don’t think there is anyone that could compare. Who would forget the Rage Against The Machine bassist, Tim Commerford, climbing the stage props when they lost to Limp Bizkit. Britney – Madonna – Christina lip lock? Krist Novoselic of Nirvanna tossing his guitar into the air and landing on him?

I just hope that we don’t get too caught up on these bits and forget about the other side of MTV VMAs. Through the years, they have successfully produced the best performances. Often, they put together artists that you never thought will go on stage together or give new interpretations to existing songs.

Below are some of the best performances.

Guns N Roses 1988 Welcome To The Jungle
This, for a long time, set the standard on what a rock performance should be. There was no fighting, no blood, and no gore. There only was Axl Rose at his best and the song that was to represent the music of this great band.

MC Hammer 1990

Ultimate Books on Fire Arms

If you are looking for books on hunting, gun collecting, firearms history, trap shooting, combat shooting, cowboy action shooting, gun repair, or other topics, the internet is the best place to obtain the information. There are many websites in internet offer you a wide selection of books on gun related topics. And some of the books will provide some advice and legal information before to acquire a gun to keep at home, by accessing their websites; you will be able to find a large number of books and other resources to help you consider the most appropriate options.

And some of the book will provide information about small bore to big bear, nearly every metallic cartridge pistol made since the 1850s is listed in these books.For those people, who are interested in gun books will receive the most complete, authoritative, and illustrated reference with more than three thousand alphabetically categorized handgun listings that feature historical facts, model descriptions, caliber chambering, manufacturers and photos.

Furthermore, some of the books will provide the information about snipers and silencers for hand arms and education related gun controlled books. Some of the leading gun

So Many Meanings In One Simple Flower

Without doubt the rose is the most adored breed of flower throughout the world. One would have to guess that the popularity of this exquisite flower has been linked to the romantic connotations that roses have between lovers. Every woman would appreciate a beautiful bunch of even a single rose from their lover as a token of their love and affection. The red rose in particular undoubtedly the most popular color and relates strongly to romance as well as sexual relationships.

To other people this flower rose may have other symbolic meanings. For example it is claimed in folklore that both Aphrodite who was the Greek Goddess of Love, and Venus who was Aphrodite’s Roman equivalent, revered the red rose. It also has religious connections and is known to be symbolic of the Virgin Mary. The people who claim to have witnessed a vision of Mary say that her appearance is always accompanied by the smell of roses.

If you are considering having a rose tattoo design, but are reluctant to because of the romantic implications, don’t worry – I have seen many masculine guys wearing a rose tattoo, often

New Guns and Roses Album LEAKED

I have been a fan of Guns and Roses for many years and nothing has frustrated me more than the long delay to see their new album come out worldwide. After almost a decade making the album it is apparently due for release on November 23rd.

The only problem is that a young blogger from Los Angeles, California has allegedly leaked 9 tracks from the new album on his own blog. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges which could leave him facing three years in prison! However the young man could face even longer if he was found to of made money through people wanting to download the album through his website. The album is one of the most eagerly anticipated album to ever be released in history and this has really thrown an enormous spanner in the works. I just hope they don’t delay it by even more!

I can’t wait to hear the album myself. I think it will be absolutely incredible. The band will always be amazing in my eyes no matter what the line up. I feel bad for the young man who decided