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Brief History of South By Southwest SXSW!
https://youtu.be/xeeAbZhos8Y In 1986 the organizers of New York's "New Music Festival" wanted to bring their festival to Texas. They contacted the Austion Chronicle in the hopes of making it happen.…
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Gibson Sells Cakewalk's "Intellectural Property" to BandLab!
There may be hope for all those diehard users of Cakewalk's premiere DAW software "Sonar". BandLab has announced that they have aquired all of Cakewalks Intellectural property and "Certain" assets…
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Tips for Organizing a Hassle-Free Music Event
Tips for Organizing a Hassle-Free Music Event From a monetary perspective, the American live music industry is growing steadily with revenue expected to increase from $9.28 billion in 2016 to $11.99 billion…
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Don't Fear EQ Boost
Many audio textbooks, audio schools, and audio engineers will advise you that it’s always best to attenuate rather than gain an EQ control. This has traditionally been considered best practice…
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New Rules for Monetizing Youtube Videos
As you may have heard, or not heard, Youtube has decided to create stricter rules for Monetizing Videos! We are going to attempt to break down this news and give…
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Creating Loyalty and Appeal In The Digital Music Arena
The evolution of technology has led to the development and manifestation of the digital forum as the largest market base. The online market is one that attracts clients from all…
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How Loud should your Final Mix Be?
This is a question that comes up time and again in audio groups. “How hot should my final mix down be before sending off to mastering?” It depends on the…
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Signal to Noise Ratio in Analog Plugins
https://youtu.be/FYLOI2QMrc0 The above video is a quick demonstration of how your signal-to-noise ratio impacts the level of noise your analog modeled plugins will deliver. You may have seen this video…
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A Review of Steven Slate's Everything Bundle
Whether you are a home recording musician, or you own a commercial recording studio one of the biggest ongoing investments you make are for good quality plugins. Keeping up with…
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Track your Airplay with Spinitron!
Spinitron caters to college, community and educational stations where the DJs spin the tunes according to independent aesthetic policies. Thousands of these stations across the country provide the alternative to…
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Audio Summing Explained
HISTORY In the Early days of recording, music was cut directly to a disk from a single microphone. In the studio, the art of mixing fell to the music "Conductor"…
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Take Control of your Roots Music Report Data
Whether you are doing your own radio promotion, or you have hired a professional radio promoter and you are working towards RMR Reporting stations. It is a good idea to…
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Artist Interviews
Check out these interviews of these great Independent Artists!
An Interview with Peter Karp
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Accolades aside, Indie Blues artist Peter Karp is a storyteller who also happens to be an assertive singer, an insightful songwriter, a spellbinding performer, and a…
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AN Interview with Laurie Morvan!
WEBSITE FACEBOOK The Laurie Morvan Band is a 5 piece high energy, rockin’ indie blues band lead by a fiery female lead guitarist vocalist. A pumpin’, thumpin’, tight-as-nails machine from…
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An Interview with John Jay of "The Bush League"!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK Independent Blues Rock band THE BUSH LEAGUE was founded on a front porch in 2007 not too far outside Richmond, Virginia by college friends JohnJason “JohnJay” Cecil…
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An Interview with Sue Foley!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Sue Foley is a multi-award winning musician and of the one of the finest Indie blues and roots artists working today. Foley spent her early childhood in…
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An Interview with Johnny Tucker
Johnny Tucker is the tenth child born of nineteen siblings to a seasonal sharecropper and his wife. His interest in music began when he would sit on the porch and…
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An Interview with Ghalia Vauthier
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Some albums stop you in your tracks. Like the smoky thump from a New Orleans juke-joint as you pass by on the sidewalk, Let The Demons Out is…
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An Interview with Matt Isbell of Ghost Town Blues Band
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE   Recently featured at Montreal Jazz Festival, Beale Street’s latest success story, 2016 Independent Blues Award winner for "Best Contemporary Blues Song", 2015 Blues Blast Music Award…
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An Interview with Janiva Magness
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Indie Blues artist Janiva Magness was a 2017 Grammy nominee, B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, 7x Blues Music Award winner, 26x nominee, and 2015 Contemporary…
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CD Reviews!
Looking for the latest in Indepednent Releases? Check out these reviews! The best part is you can actually listen to the music of these Indie Artists right in the review!
Myles Goodwyn And Friends of The Blues
Myles Goodwyn And Friends of The Blues Linus Entertainment Myles Goodwyn is the Canadian singer, guitarist, and keyboardist for the band April Wine. He is a legend in Canadian rock…
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B.B. and The Blues Shacks Reservation Blues
B.B. and The Blues Shacks Reservation Blues Rhythm Bomb Records B.B. & The Blues Shacks were founded in 1989. They are a blues band from Hildesheim, Germany. Their choice of…
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Jennifer Lyn and The Groove Revival - "Badlands"
Jennifer Lyn & the Groove Revival hail from North Dakota and, as you would expect, their new album, Badlands, is rich with the lore of their home. It also reflects…
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The Nick Moss Band The High Cost of Low Living
The Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling The High Cost of Low Living Alligator Records In 1993 Nick Moss was a member of The Legendary Blues Band where he learned…
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Miss Freddye - "Lady of The Blues"
By Rhetta Akamatsu Miss Freddye is best-known around Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio, but that is about to change with Miss Freddye: Lady of the Blues. The album is co-produced…
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Mud Morganfield They Call Me Mud - Jim Hynes
Mud Morganfield Mud Morganfield They Call Me Mud Severn It’s not fair to make such a physically imposing man walk a proverbial tightrope.  Yet, that will likely always be the…
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Laurie Morvan Gravity
Laurie Morvan Gravity Screaming Lizard Laurie Morvan’s sixth and most polished release, continues to move away from an angry blues rock attack to a smoother, more strictly blues-based guitar accompanying…
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Sue Foley The Ice Queen - Richard Ludmerer
Sue Foley The Ice Queen Stony Plain Records This album marks Sue Foley’s return to her solo career. It is her eleventh studio album and first for Canada’s Stony Plain…
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Seth Walker Live at Mauch Chunk Opera House - Jim Hynes
Seth Walker Live at Mauch Chunk Opera House Royal Potato Family These words have previously appeared in my reviews of Seth Walker, but they bear repeating. Walker is a bluesman…
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Katy Guillen & The Girls Remember What You Knew Before
Katy Guillen & The Girls Remember What You Knew Before Vizztone Label Group Katy Guillen leads this Indie Blues/Roots Rock trio that touches on the blues but is primarily into…
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Mud Morganfield They Call Me Mud
Mud Morganfield They Call Me Mud Severn Records Mud Morganfield is the oldest son of McKinley Morganfield better known as Muddy Waters. Morganfield grew up surrounded by music but was…
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Wentus Blues Band Throwback
Wentus Blues Band Throwback Ramasound Records Finland’s Wentus Blues Band released their self-titled debut album in 1989. The band leads the thriving blues scene in Scandinavia and has twelve previous…
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Seth Walker Live At Mauch Chunk Opera House
Seth Walker Live At Mauch Chunk Opera House Royal Potato Family Greenville, North Carolina native Seth Walker recorded his debut album “When It Rains It Pours” in 1998. In 2006…
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Sue Foley The Ice Queen
Sue Foley The Ice Queen Stony Plain Canadian guitarist/singer Sue Foley returned to Austin, TX where she got her start as blues woman and laid down these sessions with special…
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Chris Smither Call Me Lucky
Chris Smither Call Me Lucky Signature Sounds Recordings Chris Smither’s vocals are accompanied by guitar techniques he learned from blues masters Lightnin’ Hopkins and Mississippi John Hurt. His 1970 debut…
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Nina Simone Mood Indigo: The Complete Bethlehem Singles
Nina Simone Mood Indigo: The Complete Bethlehem Singles BMG/Bethlehem Nina Simone was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, North Carolina in 1933. The sixth child born to a preacher she…
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Ghost Town Blues Band Backstage Pass
Ghost Town Blues Band Backstage Pass Independent The Ghost Town Blues Band has one foot in Memphis and the other in New Orleans. The GTBB represented The Memphis Blues Society…
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Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys Twentieth Anniversary My Life
Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys Twentieth Anniversary My Life Nevermore Records Reverend Raven is currently a resident of Appleton, Wisconsin. He was born and raised in Chicago…
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GoGo Penguin A Humdrum Star
GoGo Penguin A Humdrum Star Blue Note GoGo Penguin is a trio based in Manchester, England with a penchant for atmospheric music that merges acoustic and electronic techniques, touching mostly…
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Janiva Magness Love is An Army
Janiva Magness Love is An Army Fathead Records/Bluelan Records Janiva Magness has been nominated for twenty-seven Blues Music Awards. She won the BMA for “Contemporary Female Artist of the Year”…
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Johnny Tucker Seven Day Blues
Johnny Tucker Seven Day Blues Highjohn Records Johnny Tucker was born to a sharecropper, the tenth of nineteen siblings. He is a self taught musician and learned by listening to…
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David K. Mathews The Fantasy Vocal Sessions – Vol. 1 Standards
David K. Mathews The Fantasy Vocal Sessions – Vol. 1 Standards Effendi Records If you’re not from the San Francisco Bay Area or an ardent fan of Santana, you’re probably…
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PODCASTS!
A Great Mix of Podcasts that will excite you and delight you! Experiance the joy of discovering new artists and their music!
Music on the Couch Show #414
MUSIC ON THE COUCH 03/12/18 -SHOW #414 ​LISTEN HERE: http://tobtr.com/10611369   There was a slight technical issue with my mic to start the show... ​ MIKE OSBORN – COUCH KID NEWS -…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Peter Karp
This is the Voice of Indie blues, the show that brings you the future of the blues being made by artists who are creating new original music from it’s roots.…
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Fresh Country Mix Radio Show #50!
This week makes another milestone for CountryMixShow.com, this is the 50th episode of the Country Music Takeover! We started this podcast a year and a half ago because we love…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Laurie Morvan
This is The Voice of Indie Blues the show that brings you the Future of the Blues by showcasing artists who are out there touring and creating new original music rooted in the blues.…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus "The Voice of Indie Blues" 3/3/2018
This is the Voice of Indie blues, the show that brings you the future of the blues being made by artists who are creating new original music from it's roots.…
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Country Fresh Mix Radio Show
You wanted more New Country Music so we are giving it to you! This week the guys are giving you 30 minutes of nonstop Country Songs with new Brandon Lay,…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring "The Bush League"
This is The Voice of Indie Blues the show that brings you the Future of the Blues by showcasing artists who are out there touring and creating new original music…
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Music on the Couch Show #413
MUSIC ON THE COUCH SHOW #413 – 03/05/18 LISTEN HERE: http://tobtr.com/10611311 BILLY WALTON From the Jersey Shore comes the Billy Walton Band and their rockin’ Blues-Flavored R&B sound. The new…
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LIVE From the Midnight Circus Featuring Sue Foley
This is the Voice of Indie blues, the show that brings you the future of the blues by showcasing those artists who are touring and creating new orginal music rooted…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus "The Voice of Indie Blues" 2/24/2018
This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the show that brings you the future of the blues being made by artists who are creating new original music rooted in the…
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Music on the Couch show #412!
MUSIC ON THE COUCH 02/26/18 - SHOW #412 LISTEN HERE: http://tobtr.com/10609111 ​ JOHNNY FINK Johnny & his band, The Intrusion kept themselves quiet in the mid-west for years, but then…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Johnny Tucker!
  Tune in to The Voice of Indie Blues The show that brings you the Future of the Blues being made by artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues and understand that blues is a…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Ghalia and Mama's Boys
Tune in to The Voice of Indie Blues The show that brings you the Future of the Blues being made by artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues and understand that blues is a living…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Ghost Town Blues Band
This is the best in INDIE BLUES RADIO with new exciting artists every week that not only Embrace the Diversity of the Blues but are creating new original music from it's roots. These are…
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