The Fuze

The Fuze

It all started with three chords. The Fuze’s dad showed him three chords as a kid, and together they wrote a song. The Fuze was eight-years-old. Fast forward to adulthood: The Fuze has played many pubs and clubs around London. He’s not only a singer and songwriter, but a producer who plays the guitar and keys as well. Influenced by greats like David Bowie, John Lennon and ELO, The Fuze…

Postmodern Jukebox

Top 10 Best Postmodern Jukebox Songs

I met Scott Bradlee after his Postmodern Jukebox performance at Bemus Point, NY. I had to congratulate him in person on the tremendous success he has found not only as a musician, but also as someone doing something innovative in the music industry these days. Scott Bradlee takes popular songs from today and yesteryear and reinvents them in a jazzy style, complete with extremely popular YouTube videos which get millions…

Nazim: reawakening people thru rap

RE:Awakening is a new hip-hop release by Nazim, a recording artist representing Sudan by way of Montreal, Canada. Nazim grew up in Africa, calling Sudan and Egypt home for many years. Then he ended up in Montreal where he studied Political Science and Economics at McGill University. Coming from Africa to North America, Nazim brings a unique perspective to hip-hop. Like artists who came before him, Nazim uses music to bring up…

Video Game Music by Polyfied

Someone creates video game music, right? Just like there are composers for Top 40 hits, there are people around the world working on video game music to make video games sound great. The Mark Weber Music Blog recently connected with a guy who makes video game music. “I’ve always been amazed by interactive experiences and what we can mediate through machines,” says Lars-Erik Ronnheden. “Throughout the years I’ve been consulting…

David Bowie

Top 10 Best David Bowie Songs

David Bowie had such diverse songs over the course of a long and fruitful career. The Mark Weber Music Blog features Top 10 Lists regarding some of the world’s most popular musical artists. Here’s the Top 10 Best David Bowie Songs… 10) “Tonight” with Tina Turner 9) “I’m Afraid of Americans” 8) “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy” with Bing Crosby 7) “Fame” 6) “Changes” 5) “Heroes” 4) “Modern Love” 3)…

10 Social Media Tips

10 social media tips from the Mark Weber Music Blog: 10) You should post 1 time per day, 5 times per week. 9) The average post lifetime is 3 hours that it’ll get noticed. 8) Posts die when engagement is less than 10%. 7) Use a captivating pic with your posts. 6) Share personal thoughts to connect with your audience. 5) Keep posts short– 3 lines of text or less…

Grayson Hugh

Grayson Hugh

One of the songs from the 1980s that I can never get out of my head, even though it wasn’t a huge hit, is Grayson Hugh’s “Talk It Over.” You probably don’t remember it. Here’s the music video: At the time, it didn’t sound like other stuff on the radio. I loved the classic soul feel of it and still do. It was cleverly written and sung– it’s hard not…

Featured Artists

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Hear Hold It Down by Island Apollo

If you like Saint Motel, Atlas Genius, or Maroon5, then I’d like you to give the band Island Apollo a listen. They’re from Southern California, have had their music in national ads for the likes of Sprint and Sobe, and, best of all, you’ve got to hear their new single! It’s called “Hold It Down,” and it’s the kind of pop music I miss: synths, drums, guitars and solid vocals……

Ace Records Covers Various Genres Well

I think Billy Bickford, aka “Ace,” of “Ace Records,” is one of those rare talents who know hows to both write and perform songs well. Better yet, he can handle multiple genres, from Country to hip-hop. His music is currently on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and other online places. Singing since the age of 8, when his dad advised him to “sing from your gut,” Ace believes you only live…

Commissionaires

From Newworldson to The Commissionaires

It’s hard to keep music groups together. Things like marriage, kids, and egos get in the way. Then there’s the “different direction” thing– where one of the band’s members just wants to do something different and the others are like, “Ummm… okay?” And a life of touring instead of staying home can really take its toll on people. Joel Parisien made a big splash in the Christian music world through…

Good Lovelies

The Good Lovelies

A guy I know named Rob told me he loves listening to Canadian radio and he suggested I check out The Good Lovelies for their harmonies. When I typed their name into YouTube, up came their cover of the 2004 rap song by Canadian rapper “k-os“– “Crabbuckit.” Familiar with the original, it was fun hearing the song done by three ladies! Hear it here: Naturally, I was intrigued. So I visited…

Brielle

Brielle Von Hugel gets “Stronger”

With her powerhouse pipes and undeniable passion, Brielle Von Hugel charmed millions of viewers on Season 11 of American Idol, reaching the semi-finals. The singer-songwriter has already released numerous original singles and cover songs that have garnered millions of YouTube views and Spotify plays. After great success with her single “Naked,” Brielle just released a brand new remix of her song “Stronger” featuring B.O.B., mixed by House DJs Exodus and…

Sparrows Rising

If you like the sound of folk, pop and female harmony, you should enjoy Sparrows Rising. The duo, Stacia Ray and Maygen Lacey, have a new release out called So Close. So Close by Sparrows Rising Stacia and Maygen call Minneapolis home. The two singer-songwriters record songs for the hurting and the lost. In the short time they’ve been together, they’ve had two songs on the radio in 23 markets,…

Ashley Cleveland

Ashley Cleveland

Guest post by Ashley Cleveland Hey everyone—I know you’re dying to hear all about what it’s like to be sixty. For those of you that are younger, it’s probably like watching a car wreck. For those of you that are older, there are notes to compare. But honestly, the view from here is pretty much the same as the view from 59. I did get a little boost recently though…