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    SHOW # 284 – 08/24/15 http://tobtr.com/s/7856805 CHRISTIAN COLLIN – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC C...
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    SHOW #283 – 08/18/15 Show Link: http://goo.gl/7yzxxV Due to an issue with BlogTalk Radio on Mon...
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    SHOW #280 – 07/27/15 Live, Uncut & Uncensored Conversations With “Musicians You Should Know...
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  • Music Business

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    An Exclusive Interview with Paul Benjamin – “Chairman of the Board” of the Blues Foundation by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud The Board of Directors for ...
    August 19, 2015 - Barbara B. Newman poses for a portrait inside the Blues Hall of Fame Wednesday. Newman will become the new president and CEO of the Memphis-based Blues Foundation, replacing the retiring Jay Sieleman. She will take over responsibilities starting October 1. (Yalonda M. James/The Commercial Appeal)
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    Making a Scene-INDIE BLUES vol 1 from makingascene on 8tracks Radio.  When I wrote the article “Selling the Blues” I did not anticipate the immense support the...
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    Willie Dixon will be inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame at the 46th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner in New York City June 18 He will be joined by Cyndi L...
  • Music For Good

  • Booking Your Band

  • Booking

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      On This Making A Scene Segment we Talk with Jo-Ann Ginoni Freda Booking Agent about what a booking agent is and how you can get a booking agent for your band. Jo-An...
  • PR and Marketing

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    August 19, 2015 - Barbara B. Newman poses for a portrait inside the Blues Hall of Fame Wednesday. Newman will become the new president and CEO of the Memphis-based Blues Foundation, replacing the retiring Jay Sieleman. She will take over responsibilities starting October 1. (Yalonda M. James/The Commercial Appeal)
        An Exclusive interview with Barbara Newman – President and CEO of the Blues Foundation by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud Barbara B. Newman has been sel...
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    This is a real eye opener for anyone in the music industry. Indie Musicians, take heed of what the trends are telling you! .. The global market for recorded music fell sli...
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    An Exclusive Interview with Frank Roszak! by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud   We talk with Frank Roszak, A “Keeping the Blues Alive” (KBA) winning publici...
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    An Exclusive Interview with Betsie Brown! by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud Listen to the interview with Betsie Brown as we talk about what she does with Blind Raccoon, PR...
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    Interview with Steve Ceragno from Dropcards.com by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud www.dropcards.com Listen to the Interview to find out MORE! dropcards.com is a way to bri...
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    Before you decide to “BUY” likes for your Facebook band page .. you have to watch this!   It may hurt you more than help you!...
  • Radio Promotion

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    An Exclusive Interview with Frank Roszak! by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud   We talk with Frank Roszak, A “Keeping the Blues Alive” (KBA) winning publici...
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    An Exclusive Interview with Betsie Brown! by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud Listen to the interview with Betsie Brown as we talk about what she does with Blind Raccoon, PR...
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    Are you looking to do a radio promotion in Blues radio? Are you looking for somewhere to listen to Blues? Well here is the updated Blues Radio Master List for December 201...
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    Are you looking to do a radio promotion in Blues radio? Are you looking for somewhere to listen to Blues? Well here is the updated Blues Radio Master List for October 2014...
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    There’s a lot of talk , that there is no where to hear blues on the radio these days. While this is a work in progress,  check the list for  Blues radio show near you, or ...
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    Creating your own Internet Radio Station! All throughout the world there are blues societies, Folk Music Societies, Indie music groups, etc, some big and some small. Each ...
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  • In the Studio

  • In the Studio

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    THANK YOU! “Making a Scene” was Launched on May 1, 2014 and since that date we have had a success that exceeded our expectations! Here are some of the great ac...
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    EQ Made Easy One of the most mis-understood and mis-used effect in recording and mixing has to be Equalization. Using EQ in recording and mixing is more than a simple Treb...
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    The home recording revolution that started in the 80’s with inexpensive 8 and 16 track recorders has evolved into an industry of recording software, hardware modelin...
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    Studio Quick Tip – Getting Better Mixes   Sometimes you just have to live with the room that you have, especially in small home studios. The large commercial studios ...
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    Studio Quick Tip! So you have a studio and you want to record a live band complete with Drums, Guitar and Bass. One of the problems you will encounter is finding ways to c...
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  • Performance and Touring

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    Where it all Began ASCAP On February 13, 1914 composer Victor Herbert was eating dinner at the Hotel Claridge in NY City when he heard the piano player in the restaurant p...
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    My advice to the younger musicians who want to earn a living at their craft. Recently I read a post about a younger player who wanted to know what they would need in order...
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    Respect Your Venue Sometimes a club has live music for free – no cover charge. In these instances the club pays a certain amount to the band to entertain, hoping to ...
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    Merchandising Your Band Merchandising your band can make all the difference between just getting by and generating a good income on the road. Even if you are a local band,...
  • Interview with the Pros

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    August 19, 2015 - Barbara B. Newman poses for a portrait inside the Blues Hall of Fame Wednesday. Newman will become the new president and CEO of the Memphis-based Blues Foundation, replacing the retiring Jay Sieleman. She will take over responsibilities starting October 1. (Yalonda M. James/The Commercial Appeal)
        An Exclusive interview with Barbara Newman – President and CEO of the Blues Foundation by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud Barbara B. Newman has been sel...
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    An Exclusive Interview with Lou Plaia of Reverbnation! by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud Lou Plaia – Co-Founder/EVP Music Industry & Artist Relations – Rev...
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    Exclusive interview with Jill Kettles by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud In a very short time “Miss Jill PR” has become a major force in the Blues industry by l...
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    SHOW # 261 – 02/16/15 ROUNDTABLE # 4 – MUSICIANS,CLUBS & BMI – MUSIC ROYALTIES & WHAT THEY MEAN TO YOU Panelists included Musician, Tas Cru, VP R...
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    Exclusive Interview with Jerry DelGiudice of Blind Pig Records by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud Today we talk with Jerry DelGiudice of Blind Pig Records! Our conversation...
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    An Exclusive Interview with Joe Whitmer Of the Blues Foundation by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud We get a rare opportunity to talk to Joe Whitmer who is responsible for c...
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    An Exclusive Interview with Betsie Brown about the IBC and Blind Raccoon Showcase! by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud We talk with Betsie Brown of Blind Raccoon about this ...
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    An Exclusive Interview with Frank Roszak! by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud   We talk with Frank Roszak, A “Keeping the Blues Alive” (KBA) winning publici...
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    An Exclusive Interview with Thomas Ruf of Ruf Records! by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud We Talk with Thomas Ruf about Ruf Records, the Future of the Blues and so much mor...
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  • On the Scene

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      2015 Trois-Rivieres en Blues Festival 8/20-8/23 – Ascends to the top of the stack as one of this year’s best Blues Festivals www.3renblues.com This is the sev...
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        An Exclusive interview with Barbara Newman – President and CEO of the Blues Foundation by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud Barbara B. Newman has been sel...
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    Selling the Blues Current Condition of the Blues There are those who say the current condition of the blues is good. They are usually the more traditional fans that may go...
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    When I published my article “Selling the Blues” I did not anticipate how much the idea of re-branding the genre would resonate within the Blues Community. In t...
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      The 2015 Pennsylvania Blues Festival  Last year Michael Cloeren amicably received his marching papers from Blue Mountain. He had produced his Pennsylvania Blues Fes...
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    Outlaw Country Written by Brent Borman, Mark Anderson & Will Glass. 3 September 2014. Reprinted by Permission from https://sites.utexas.edu/countrymusic/the-history/ou...
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    2015 Tremblant Blues Festival; July 3rd through July 12th http://tremblantblues.com/en/ 2015 was the twenty-second edition of the Festival International Du Blues De Trembl...
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    What a lovely relaxing and fun time we had at Johnnie MacCracken’s in Marietta, GA Saturday night listening to our old friend Marc Gunn entertain. For full disclosur...
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    This is Michael Arnone’s twenty-seventh edition of his now legendary Crawfish Fest that has found a very consistent home at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ.  ...
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