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Get your Music on Spotify Playlists!
Let's face it, the age of buying music in a physical form is on it's way out, Radio is losing its influence in breaking new artists and new cars don't…
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The Music Modernization Act passes in the US Senate
Music creators need copyright reform to ensure fair compensation for their work. Congress and the Senate listened. The Music Modernization Act, the biggest update to music legislation in the past…
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Gain Staging and the -18DB Sweet Spot!
Common advice is to “gain stage” your tracks by calibrating them to -18. People often leave out whether they mean -18 dBFS or -18 dBVU, both of which would yield…
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Is Your Genre Killing your Music
Is restricting your music to a single music genre killing your chances of reaching a new market of music consumers? When I was becoming musically aware, there were very little…
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Sync Up: Your Band as a Business - Samantha Fish Interview
Making a Scene Presents - Sync up: Your Band as a Business - Samantha Fish Interview It is not often I post a single video as an article on Making…
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On the Road with an Indie Blues Band - John Pagano Band - Part 3
Making a Scene Presents "On the Road with an Indie Blues Band - Part 3" -  The John Pagano Band When we left off in Part 2 The band made…
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On the Road with An Indie Blues Band Part 2
Photo By Cathrine Gosselin MAKING A SCENE Presents On the Road with an Indie Blues Band - John Pagano Band Part 2 We pick up the band as they head…
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On the Road with an Indie Blues Band Part 1
When you go to a show in your local venue that is presenting a touring artist, you often have no idea what happens behind the scenes. You enjoy the show…
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4 Handy Guitar Pedal Hacks that You Probably Don't Know
4 Handy Guitar Pedal Hacks that You Probably Don't Know While owning and using a guitar pedal can be a great way to bring new life into your performances, these…
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Independent Blues Awards 2018!
    2018 Independent Blues Awards Making a Scene congratulates the winners of the 2018 Independent Blues Awards. It is clear that the  winners as well as the Nominees represent…
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Review of Waves PRS Amp Models
As many of you may have noticed, the long awaited Paul Reed Smith amp models from Waves were released.  From the moment I downloaded and plugged in a guitar (In this instance…
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How to Build a Buzz on Spotify!
The idea that streaming services, and in particular Spotify, are integral to a successful music marketing campaign no longer comes as a surprise to anyone who has been following the…
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Writing a Business Plan For your Music
The Indie Artists Guide to Writing a Business Plan When it comes to the independent musician, the music business can be a strange, frustrating and scary concept. A good first…
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Creating a Music Video on a Budget
Creating a Music Video on a Budget   One of the most effective marketing tools a band can have, especially in the digital age, is a good production Music Video.…
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Briggs Farm Blues Festival - July's Best Music Scene
Briggs Farm Blues Festival has been a fixture in Nescopeck PA for over Twenty years. It's not about the farm, it's about the music. Richard Briggs knows great music and…
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Themify Builder - Making Website Building Easier
Making a Scene presents a review of The Themify Builder and Themes. Your website is your first impression, these are the tools to create a good one Now I have…
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Review of Sonible Smart EQ+
Do we REALLY need another EQ? We have stock eq’s, free eq’s, hardware eq’s, dynamic eq’s, analog modeled eq’s, digital eq’s that can do a zillion cool things… I find…
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Mixing Reference Tools Compared!
Reference tracks can be a valuable tool for keeping an objective viewpoint while mixing. When you listen to a reference track, you get a chance to reset your ears. If you’ve been…
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Artist Interviews
Making a Scene talks with Crystal Shawanda
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene presents an interview with Indie Blues Artist Crystal Shawanda! Crystal Shawanda grew up on the Wikwemikong reserve on an island in Ontario, Canada,…
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Making a Scene Talks with John Ticktin
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene presents an interview with John Ticktin of Johnny and the Headhunters There’s more to Johnny Ticktin than meets the eye. Well-versed in the…
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Making a Scene talks with Bob Corritore
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene presents an interview with Indie Blues artist Bob Corritore! Bob Corritore is one of the most active and highly regarded blues harmonica players…
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Making a Scene Talks with Shari Puorto
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene Talks with Indie Blues Artist Shari Puorto Shari, originally from Connecticut, is an American award-winning Roots/Rock/Blues singer and songwriter, who has been performing…
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Making a Scene Talks with Mark Wenner
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene talks with Indie Blues Artist Mark Wenner Mark was born and raised in Maryland’s D.C. suburbs. At age ten, a budding rebel and…
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Making a Scene Talks to Billy Price!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene Talks with Indie Blues Artist Billy Price! 2016 Blues Music Award Winner Billy Price first attracted national attention during his three-year association with…
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Making a Scene Presents an interview with Rory Block!
Home Page Facebook Page Making a Scene presents an Interview with Indie Blues Artist Rory Block I was born in Princeton NJ in 1949 and spent the beginning of my…
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Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Travis Bowlin
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene presents an interview with Indie Blues Artist Travis Bowlin In 1988, Travis Bowlin was born in a little river town just off the…
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Making a Scene presents an interview with Dennis Jones!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Indie Blues Artist Dennis Jones of the Dennis Jones Band! I was born and raised in the small town…
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An Interview with Sugar Brown
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Indie Blues Artist Sugar Brown! It’s a blues world, and Sugar Brown is living in it and “calling all…
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An Interview with Bruce Katz
Home Page Facebook Page Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Indie Blues Artist Bruce Katz Bruce Katz is a four time (2008, 2009, 2010, 2015) Nominee for the Blues…
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An interview with Whitney Shay
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene presents an interview with Indie Blues artist Whitney Shay A two-time San Diego Music Award winner for Best Blues Artist, vivacious young vocal…
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An Interview with David Clayton-Thomas
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE MAKING A SCENE Presents an Interview with the Legendary David Clayton Thomas! David Clayton-Thomas began his amazing journey as a homeless street kid and developed into…
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AN Interview with JP Soars
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene Presents an interview with Indie Blues Artist JP Soars! Not every blues artist can create a cohesive sound in the genre by weaving…
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An Interview with Steve Howell
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene Presents an interview with Indie Blues Artist Steve Howell When Steve Howell first heard Mississippi John Hurt's happy style of fingerpicking country blues…
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An interview with The Proven Ones
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene presents an interview with Jimi Bott of "The Proven Ones" Kid Ramos, Anthony Geraci, Willie J. Campbell, Jimi Bott, Brian Templeton   The…
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An Interview with Benjamin Jason Douglas
Home Page Face book Page Making a Scene presents an interview with Americana Artist Benjamin Jason Douglas East Nashville by way of a creek side suburb right outside of Baltimore,…
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An Interview with Kat Riggins
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Indie Blues Artist Kat Riggins! Kat Riggins was born Katriva Riggins in Miami, Florida on February 7, 1980. She…
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CD REVIEWS
Tim Carroll Keeping Time
Tim Carroll Keeping Time “Keeping Time” is the 2018 release by Tim Carroll and whoever said Rock and Roll is dead or speaks of the demise of the electric guitar,…
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Celso Salim Band Mama’s Hometown
Celso Salim Band Mama’s Hometown Tower High Music Based in Southern California for the past four years, Brazilian guitarist Celso Salim and his band introduce their first album recorded here…
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Billy F. Gibbons The Big Bad Blues
Billy F. Gibbons The Big Bad Blues Concord Records Guitarist/Vocalist Billy F. Gibbons formed the rock band ZZ Top in 1969. Their debut recording “ZZ Top’s First Album” was released…
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The Weight Band World Gone Mad
The Weight Band World Gone Mad The Weight Band Records The Weight Band was inspired to carry on the legacy of The Band. Formed in 2013 when Jim Weider (1985…
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Carry Me Back by Jeff Mamett
Carry Me Back Jeff Mamett As evident from the opening song from "Carry Me Back", Jeff Mamett is the real deal. This album is pure country not forced country. This…
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Rachelle Coba Blink
Rachelle Coba Blink American Showplace Music Rachelle Coba hails from Fon du Lac, Wisconsin. She is the daughter of a Kansas mom and a Cuban born dad. As a child…
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The Textones Old Stone Gang
The Textones Old Stone Gang Blue Elan It’s hard to believe that the Textones have been together for thirty plus years and are just now releasing their third album, recently…
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Mandy Barnett Strange Conversation
Mandy Barnett Strange Conversation Dame Productions/Thirty Tigers Mandy Barnett made quite a splash recording her self-titled debut for Asylum before she was even 21 years old. Prior to that she…
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Kristina Murray Southern Ambrosia
Kristina Murray Southern Ambrosia Loud Magnolia Kristina Murray, like many, loves the South for certain things and is conflicted about the duality of its legacy. This album hits several topical…
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Scott Sharrard Saving Grace
Scott Sharrard Saving Grace We Save Music Scott Sharrard was born and raised in Michigan and attended the High School for the Arts in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He played and sang…
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Chicago The Blues Legends Today!
Various Artists Chicago/The Blues Legends/Today! West Tone Blues collectors will recognize the cover art work reminiscent of the Vanguard three album set, compiled by Samuel Charters and released in 1966. …
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Eric Lindell  Revolution in Your Heart
Eric Lindell  Revolution in Your Heart Alligator Records Eric Lindell was born in San Mateo, California and spent his formative years in the greater San Francisco area absorbing sounds and…
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Barbara Blue Fish in dirty H20
Barbara Blue  Fish in dirty H20 Big Blue Records Barbara Blue moved to Memphis in 1997 and has been performing there ever since. She has been named “The Reigning Queen…
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Joanne Shaw Taylor, Simply Wild.
By Adam Signore Who is Joanne Shaw Taylor? Joanne Shaw Taylor, a young 30 something Rock & Blues guitarist from England, who bounces back and forth between Detroit, MI &…
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Mike Spinrad Horns
Mike Spinrad Horns Spin Radical It’s not often that you’ll find a jazz drummer releasing an entire album of original compositions. Not only does San Francisco Bay area-based Mike Spinrad…
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Mark Winkler and Cheryl Bentyne Eastern Standard Time
Mark Winkler and Cheryl Bentyne Eastern Standard Time Café Pacific This is the follow-up to West Coast Cool for the vocalist team of Mark Winkler and Cheryl Bentyne. The two…
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Johnaye Kendrick Flying
Johnaye Kendrick Flying Johnygirl Vocalist, composer and Thelonious Monk Institute grad Johnaye Kendrick has released her second album, Flying, on her own label. Kendrick is San Diego born and bred but…
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Frank Bey Back in Business
Frank Bey Back in Business Nola Blue Records Frank Bey was born in Millen, Georgia in 1946. His mother, gospel singer Maggie Jordan, had him singing with The Rising Son…
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PODCASTS
LIVE From the Midnight Circus Featuring Crystal Shawanda
Making a Scene Presents the Podcast of LIVE from the Midnight Circus featuring Crystal Shawanda This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the future of the blues. Artists who embrace…
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Music on the Couch Show #438
MUSIC ON THE COUCH SHOW #438 – 09/24/18 LISTEN HERE: http://tobtr.com/10985181   PEGGY BROWN – COUCH KID NEWS Peggy manages promotion and publicity for the Central Mississippi Blues Society…and is…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Johnny and the Headhunters
Making a Scene presents the Podcast of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Johnny and the Headhunters! This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the future of the blues. Artists…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Bob Corritore
Making a Scene Presents the Podcast of LIVE from the Midnight Circus featuring Indie Blues artist Bob Corritore! This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the future of the blues.…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus "Indie Blues Double Shot" 9/15/2018
Making a Scene Presents the Podcast of LIVE from the Midnight Circus "Indie Blues Double Shot" This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the future of the blues. An Indie…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Shari Puorto
Making a Scene presents the Podcast of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Shari Puorto! This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the show that brings you the future of…
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Music on the Couch Show #437
MUSIC ON THE COUCH 09/17/18 – SHOW #437 LISTEN HERE: http://tobtr.com/10962335   STATE OF THE BLUES 2018 For the third year in a row, The Blues Foundation has honored Music On…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Mark Wenner
Making a Scene presents the Podcast of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Mark Wenner! This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the show that brings you the future of…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Billy Price!
Making a Scene Presents the Podcast of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Billy Price This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the show that brings you the future of…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus "Indie Blues Double Shot" 9/8/2018
Making a Scene Presents The Podcast of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Indie Blues Double Shot Show! This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the show that brings you the…
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Music on the Couch Show 463
MUSIC ON THE COUCH 09/10/18 – SHOW #436 LISTEN HERE: http://tobtr.com/10962253 ANTHONY GERACI – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC Anthony’s new album, Why Did You Have To Go, has not even…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Rory Block!
Making a Scene Presents The Podcast of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Rory Block! This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the show that brings you the future of…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Travis Bowlin
Making a Scene presents the Podcast of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Travis Bowlin This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the show that brings you the future of…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Dennis Jones
Making a Scene presents the Podcast of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Dennis Jones! This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the show that brings you the future of…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus "Indie Blues Double Shot" 9/1/2018
Making a Scene Presents the Podcast of LIVE from the Midnight Circus - The Indie Blues Double Shot Show! This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the show that brings…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Sugar Brown
Making a Scene presents the PODCAST of LIVE From the Midnight Circus Featuring Sugar Brown! This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the show that brings you the future of…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Bruce Katz
Making a Scene presents the PODCAST of LIVE From the Midnight Circus Featuring Bruce Katz! This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the show that brings you the future of…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Whitney Shay
Making a Scene presents the PODCAST of LIVE From the Midnight Circus Featuring Whitney Shay This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the show that brings you the future of…
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