This Is The Only Way To Start A Record Label

In recent times digital distribution has brought a new light to the distribution of music in the world at large making record labels a strong bedrock and foundation to distribute the songs of young talented individuals. Creating your own record label today is not a very difficult task when you are able to get your…

In recent times digital distribution has brought a new light to the distribution of music in the world at large making record labels a strong bedrock and foundation to distribute the songs of young talented individuals. Creating your own record label today is not a very difficult task when you are able to get your hands on good music and a loyal group of people willing to share and distribute your songs on all their social media platform, we usually call this group a fan base. You don’t necessarily need to have a bank…

Tribute Artists and Variety Acts for Parties

When the party needs a little something more… What would you do? Hire a tribute artist or variety act, and bring on the laughter! That’s what I would do.

When the party needs a little something more… What would you do? Hire a tribute artist or variety act, and bring on the laughter! That’s what I would do.

All Things Must Pass (1970)

“That was the great thing about splitting up: to be able to go off and make my own record… And also to be able to record with all these new people, which was like a breath of fresh air”. Though each Beatle would release a solo album by the end of 1970, none did so…

“That was the great thing about splitting up: to be able to go off and make my own record… And also to be able to record with all these new people, which was like a breath of fresh air”. Though each Beatle would release a solo album by the end of 1970, none did so as promptly or as successfully as George Harrison did, his triple album a liberation half a decade in the making, Harrison’s best work and an album worthy of the best of Lennon and McCartney. A colossal who’s who of musicians (Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Bobby Keys, Klaus Voorman, Billy Preston and the members of Badfinger were among the musicians that played over the vinyl’s six sides), it proved cerebral and commercial; ‘My Sweet Lord’ the first no.1 hit any solo Beatle had yet enjoyed.

The DDP Mastering Format Explained

CD sales might be on the decline but there still plenty of musicians needing masters ready for CD duplication. The format of choice is a DDP which stands for Disc Description Protocol. Everything you need to know is explained here…

CD sales might be on the decline but there still plenty of musicians needing masters ready for CD duplication. The format of choice is a DDP which stands for Disc Description Protocol. Everything you need to know is explained here…

Paul McCartney: ‘McCartney’ (1970)

Though Lennon turned to Phil Spector to produce his sombre 1970 release ‘Plastic Ono Band’, McCartney chose to take producing and recording duties unto himself, primarily recorded on his Scottish farm (though he would record several overdubs at Abbey Road, under the pseudonym Billy Martin). Though ‘Ono Band’ is the more celebrated of the two…

Though Lennon turned to Phil Spector to produce his sombre 1970 release ‘Plastic Ono Band’, McCartney chose to take producing and recording duties unto himself, primarily recorded on his Scottish farm (though he would record several overdubs at Abbey Road, under the pseudonym Billy Martin). Though ‘Ono Band’ is the more celebrated of the two releases, ‘McCartney’ is the more intriguing record, a compilation of ideas, some brilliant, some not so brilliant, some hilariously unfinished, but significantly rawer and more honest than many of the albums Paul McCartney would release in the seventies and eighties. With ‘Let It Be’ tarnished by strings and choral singers, ‘McCartney’ may prove to be the closest thing to the original concept ‘Be’ envisioned a raw sung to and for the listener. Complete with giggles, coughs and mutters, ‘McCartney’ had an intimacy of a live gig, one which baffled contemporary critics for its unfinished feel.

The Queen Is Dead (1986)

Bridging a gap between the song-writing brilliance of ‘Meat Is Murder’ and the tremendous sonic atmosphere courtesy of ‘Strangeways, Here We Come’, ‘The Queen’ found the four piece at the height of their live prowess, Marr a more versatile guitar player, Morrissey a stronger performer than heard previous. Orchestrated during their 1985 U.K. tour, Marr…

Bridging a gap between the song-writing brilliance of ‘Meat Is Murder’ and the tremendous sonic atmosphere courtesy of ‘Strangeways, Here We Come’, ‘The Queen’ found the four piece at the height of their live prowess, Marr a more versatile guitar player, Morrissey a stronger performer than heard previous. Orchestrated during their 1985 U.K. tour, Marr came up with guitar riffs and melodies during their soundchecks. Aided by Joyce and bassist Andy Rourke, the band’s arrangements would be the tightest ever heard.

MS Whitney Houston Who’s Voice Now Illuminates Heaven – A True Songbird – We Will Always Love You

MS. Whitney Houston- A songbird; mother; daughter; A beautiful soul that was called home way too soon for me. I CONCLUDE that she went home too soon FOR ALL- FAMILY AND FANS- ALL of US INCLUSIVELY. Recognizing a light that dimmed sooner than we expected; MS. Whitney Houston. A star whose light went dim before…

MS. Whitney Houston- A songbird; mother; daughter; A beautiful soul that was called home way too soon for me. I CONCLUDE that she went home too soon FOR ALL- FAMILY AND FANS- ALL of US INCLUSIVELY. Recognizing a light that dimmed sooner than we expected; MS. Whitney Houston. A star whose light went dim before the final curtain call was ready to quit and must be recognized as one of the most beautiful, unusual, soothing songstresses that ever lived.

A Lifetime of Gigs

I love playing shows. Even the ones where I'm exhausted. Just getting up on a stage is like a drug for me. I've played hundreds, maybe close to a thousand shows over the last ten years of my life. But yet, it's only happened a few times, about about four that I can truly remember,…

I love playing shows. Even the ones where I'm exhausted. Just getting up on a stage is like a drug for me. I've played hundreds, maybe close to a thousand shows over the last ten years of my life.

But yet, it's only happened a few times, about about four that I can truly remember, where there's this perfect synergy between band and audience. You look around and the band is just clicking, the vibe is right, the energy is high and the crowd is totally into the show.

Four times. From 1990 to present day.

These are those times: –

– Roxy Cinema, Trinidad (October 1990) – My first 'real' show with my thrash metal cover-band Warhead, I did not even know what a sound check was, I had not a clue what playing a 'rock show' entailed. Tt the end of our set, the crowd was screaming our name, I was 16. We played an encore. The band lent another year before we called it a day. I thought my music career was over then. Little did I know it was just beginning.

– El Mocambo, Toronto, Canada (November 2008) – From 2004 – 2008, I occasionally did solo shows. They were not my favorite but, this time I played a solo acoustic show for a group of underprivileged migrant school children. They all wanted my autograph after. I've never experienced such gratitude, I was 34. They never heard my music before. Such honesty and appreciation.

– Womad Festival, London, England (July 2014) – Charlie Gillet Stage, 4pm show. The crowd was screaming for us (Kobo Town) in between every song. They sang along to songs they never heard till that evening, I know this because we've never played at Womad before. It was the loudest and most appreciative audience we've ever played for, we signed autographs for almost an hour after, I was 40.

– Assumption Church, Trinidad (2001 – present) – The Saturday evening choir is sometimes a hit and miss, but every once in a while while we get it right, and we play hymns the way they're meant to be played – reverent, with love and homage to God, and I can see the look on the parishioners, that they enjoy what we do, and for a brief moment, the church is filled with a sense of peace and love. God's peace perhaps.

Four times, over the space of 25 years.

Not bad. Not bad at all.

What Is Form?

This is an article about ‘Form’ as it relates to music and sport. Just a few ideas on what can lead to ‘form’ slipping away and what can be done to retain it.

This is an article about ‘Form’ as it relates to music and sport. Just a few ideas on what can lead to ‘form’ slipping away and what can be done to retain it.

Preparing For A Cruise Ship Musician Job And Audition

Looking for a full time career as a musician they you might want to consider working on a cruise ship. In this article we look at the audition process for a orchestra and solo musician. I also look at what you should do in preparation for the audition.

Looking for a full time career as a musician they you might want to consider working on a cruise ship. In this article we look at the audition process for a orchestra and solo musician. I also look at what you should do in preparation for the audition.

The Corporate Event Singer – Your Parties Must Have Entertainment

Many corporate companies have felt the benefit of an improved economy over the last couple of years and a recent survey has shown they are ready to break the purse strings and organise a Christmas party or corporate event for their hardworking employees. In 2015, out of 100 companies surveyed over 89% declared they would…

Many corporate companies have felt the benefit of an improved economy over the last couple of years and a recent survey has shown they are ready to break the purse strings and organise a Christmas party or corporate event for their hardworking employees. In 2015, out of 100 companies surveyed over 89% declared they would be holding some form of party for their employees, that’s an increase from 82% in 2012 and 68% in 2011. A big rise in business, especially for companies who specialise in event and party planning. The same companies who suffered when companies tightened their belts in the recession.

How to Find Singers for Hire for Your Special Occasion

When it comes to your party, event or special occasion there are so many different things to consider and add to your ‘to do’ list. A special occasion such as a birthday party or wedding needs to be a part of your personality and suit your individual style and image. If you are on a…

When it comes to your party, event or special occasion there are so many different things to consider and add to your ‘to do’ list. A special occasion such as a birthday party or wedding needs to be a part of your personality and suit your individual style and image. If you are on a tight budget choosing to organize your own party or event will save you money. Event planners will cost in the region of £40 – £250 per hour, depending on how involved you want them to be. For example; the average cost of an event planner for a wedding could be as much as £10,000 and that is on top of the wedding outfits, food and associated costs.

How to Start a Record Label?

The music industry is an open house for talents. Digital distribution is a boon for independent record labels. Creating your own record label is not difficult with access to music and a loyal fan base.

The music industry is an open house for talents. Digital distribution is a boon for independent record labels. Creating your own record label is not difficult with access to music and a loyal fan base.

BlitzWolf BW-F4: Outdoor Use Speaker With CSR 4.0 Bluetooth

If you like to go traveling with music, then an outdoor use speaker would be your good fellow. At this article, I will show you an excellent product BlitzWolf BW-F4, which features long battery life, wide connectivity and high-fidelity sound. The introduction involves three parts, including designs and shows, features and battery.

If you like to go traveling with music, then an outdoor use speaker would be your good fellow. At this article, I will show you an excellent product BlitzWolf BW-F4, which features long battery life, wide connectivity and high-fidelity sound. The introduction involves three parts, including designs and shows, features and battery.

BlitzWolf BW-F2 Bluetooth Speaker, Travel With Music

BlitzWolf BW-F2 is a pretty good outdoor use Bluetooth speaker. It has the key feature of waterproof, which is still working normally even water pouring down. Besides, portable body size brings more conveniences when you go traveling. If you like to travel with music, you could take it into consideration. This article involves four aspects,…

BlitzWolf BW-F2 is a pretty good outdoor use Bluetooth speaker. It has the key feature of waterproof, which is still working normally even water pouring down. Besides, portable body size brings more conveniences when you go traveling. If you like to travel with music, you could take it into consideration. This article involves four aspects, including the designs and shows, features, instructions and battery.