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…who Cares? Growing & Engaging Your Audience

… who cares? Growing & Engaging Your Audience   You’ve spent hours writing songs, pouring your heart into each melody and lyric, so you take your music to the studio. These songs are good… I mean, you’re really feeling it. Every song is an expression of yourself, a tiny glimpse into the window of your […]

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Practice Makes Perfect: Tips to Create a Functional Guitar Practice Space

Whether you are the next Eric Clapton in the making or just an Average Joe busking on the street corner, you need to practice in order to be really good at playing guitar. You might be of the opinion that you can practice anywhere, and technically you can, but having a dedicated space in which […]

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Tips & Tricks for the Electronic Songwriter

Now, you are probably wondering why I used the term “songwriter” when it is much more commonplace to see the word “producer” when referring to someone who creates electronic beats, loops, etc. So, here’s why: If I were to use a piano and my voice write a song and then record the instrument and vocal […]

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The Art of Electronic Music Production: Q&A with Blue Room Producer Devin Spear

Any artist that has worked in the recording studio with DMV producer/engineer Devin Spear at Blue Room Productions can certainly attest to his work ethic, creativity, and going above and beyond client’s expectations. Devin has years of experience as a session guitarist, and has shifted his focus to music production. He is quickly becoming a […]

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How To Get Better Responses From Your Direct Emails

TABFH 2 So you’ve reached out to a venue, music director, or blog writer to tell them all about your new music or your plans for a world tour– but you haven’t gotten a reply back. What happened? Is the person you sent the information to a jerk? Lazy? While either (or both) of those options could be a possibility, there’s a better chance that something else is really going on…Read more.

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Wishing You a Speedy Recovery: Learning From Mistakes

TABFH 2 As musicians, learning from mistakes can contain a lifetime of struggle. Our percentage of mistakes may even be less than magical compared to a baseball average. Learn more on how to recover from musical mistakes…

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Differences in Sound Quality Between Streaming, CD and Vinyl Playback

TABFH 2 For people that care about getting the best sound out of their music collection, it’s important to understand which playback medium delivers the best sound.

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Studio Strategy with a Purpose: The Art of Pre-Production

By Jay Glaspy Music production is a dynamic and evolving process that benefits from having a good plan. Every recording artist or band that enters the music studio wants the end product to be a high fidelity work of art that is ready for public release. Bands have dreams of entering the studio, tracking their […]

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Create a Promo Package [Shared Post]

TABFH 2 Having an informative and professional promo package can be the thing that sets you apart from other bands, whether you’re approaching record labels , promoting your own music , trying to get a gig , or if you’re an indie record label trying to drum up some interest in your bands. The following steps will help you put together a promo package that will rival any promo campaign run by a pricey PR company.

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4 Great Venues in D.C. to Visit for Live Music

TABFH 2 We often forget about the strong arts and music culture of the DMV, but I’m here to share 4 great venues in D.C. to chill, eat and perform your amazing music!

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