Taylor AD22e Review – Cosmo Music

Rob shows off the sweet tones of the new Taylor AD22e, a smaller bodied guitar with plenty of mid-range punch.

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Alternative Approaches to Vocal Health

Are you a singing artist and find yourself constantly fighting off this or that? Do you have a constant case of the sniffles or a scratchy throat? If you answer “yes”, to most of my healthy survey questions, then not only are you regularly exposed to germs, but you need to strengthen your immune system and your overall health so you can fight them off! No more fooling around for you ~ singers are athletes and your level of health has to be higher than the average Joe.

The Value Of Working Together

So Ty posted something interesting on his social media accounts the other day. Converse, the shoe company, is creating a new recording studio and they are going to allow recording artists to use the studio to record music at no charge.

The Singer’s Gig Bag

Want to know what to take with you to improve your performance and remedy any last minute challenges when you’re performing? Over the past 20+ years of coaching singers in New York City, I have developed my own Singer’s Gig Bag – and now it can be yours, too. Don’t leave home (for a singing performance) without it!

6 Pro Layout Steps So You Can Make Instrumentals on Your Computer

Information and steps on how to make instrumentals on your computer that sound like they came from a professional studio. Learn the 6 basic steps to the layout of a beat.

Billboard Charts

I look at the Billboard charts regularly. I look to see what is capturing the interest, the ears of the public. Some weeks, everything seems very predictable. Other weeks, there are surprises.

How to Approach Booking Agents

Finding a Booking Agent to book your act requires preparation and research. Before picking up the phone to call around, this article gives you 3 steps to help make the process more productive.

Negotiation Techniques: 5 Types of Booking Deals, Part 2

Negotiating performance dates when booking a tour, will require familiarity with at least the 5 basic types of deals normally used by most venue representatives. In part 2 of the Negotiation Techniques series, I offer an overview of each of the 5 standard deals.

How To Become A Rapper

To become a Rapper would be a dream career bringing you fame, money and power. Many people think that this dream is unachievable or that it is only for the lucky few. This is not so.

Negotiation Techniques To Build Booking Know-How: Part 1

Booking performance tour dates requires savvy negotiation skills. Negotiation is a necessary part of any business, but here I will cover some of the techniques more specifically geared toward increasing your skills to book more gigs with higher fees.

Singing Lessons: How To Take Criticism

One of the most important singing lessons a singer can learn is how to distinguish between criticism and judgement, listen to the former and ignore the latter. Taylor Swift has been both praised and insulted by industry pundit Bob Lefsetz who once called her the most important woman in music since Joni Mitchell, then turned on her spewing insults such as “Taylor Swift can’t sing.” How does an artist respond? How should a singer take criticism?

The Ins and Outs Of Songwriting In Nashville, Part 1: An Introduction

So you’ve taken the plunge and arrived in Nashville, TN, or as some people refer to it, “Nash Vegas”. You pull into town and head straight for music row, passing the amazing but strangely awkward statue on the roundabout. As you take your 3rd trip around the circle, you realize that you are home, and in that moment home becomes a foreign land, filled with unexpected things and unforeseen pressure.

10 Vital Steps To Get A Great Mix For Your Single (Song)

Tracking your band in the basement?  Producing a record on your laptop for that awesome singer/waitress around town?  Working on your own music with no outside help or opinion?  Don’t worry,  these days that’s the norm,  and although those aren’t at all perfect scenarios,  let’s do what we can to keep the music sounding awesome and people digging it.

Music Venues Located in Birmingham

This article looks at the best music venues in the Birmingham region. Featuring venues that host “big name” stars, to venues that host gigs by lesser-known artists.

Attending Trade Shows and Booking Conferences

Attending trade shows and booking conferences can put a huge dent in your wallet. If you have decided to explore the world of conferences as a means of boosting your career to a new level, the following will help make your experience more satisfying and save you unnecessary expenses.

Charice: Breakthrough of an International Singing Sensation

What is an International Singing Sensation to you? Is it in the voice? The music he/she plays? Or is both? With a widespread definition of such, could an 18 year old small girl with a big voice fit your definition? She is Charice. The progeny from the Pearl of the Orient, Philippines. Since her YouTube discovery in 2007, she has soared high and broke entry into the most high-status music charts worldwide, performing alongside established artists. At this time, she is already named, the very first solo Asian artist to have an album in the top 10 of the Billboard 200. With critically praised producer, David Foster putting her under his wing, she has gained international recognition and is not stopping and till she gets a Grammy and/or be known as the First True Asian Superstar.

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