Mandisa

Mandisa is back with “Out of the Dark”

Mandisa is like most of us. She has battled being fat for the longest time– can you relate? She has been clinically depressed… another thing millions of people go through. She has had her fair share of ups and downs in life. You might remember Mandisa from her time on American Idol. She was the bold contestant to sing “Shackles” by Mary Mary, a Gospel song, which Simon Cowell called…

Roadcase Royale releases “Get Loud”

“Get Loud,” the debut single from Roadcase Royale, is now available on iTunes and all major digital outlets. I like it. The new band, featuring Nancy Wilson of Heart and Liv Warfield formerly of Prince’s New Power Generation, recently released the live performance video of “Get Loud” on their YouTube channel and on the band’s official website. Roadcase Royale’s musical talent shines in “Get Loud.” The song begins with a…

Is the Yamaha P115 worth your money?

Guest Post by Briana Renee As a musician, an instrument is a necessity. Thus, you have to invest in the best. The Yamaha P-series has some of the best quality digital pianos regarding construction and performance – including the latest model, Yamaha P115.   To find out if the P115 is worth your money, I will compare it to the other models, P105 and P255. Starting off with the comparison between…

Breakerbox

Breakerbox teams with Wounded Warriors for touching music video

I remember the moment I first heard the song “Miss You” from Breakerbox. I had downloaded their songs months before, but I was driving along a deserted road in Idaho this past summer when “Miss You” came on the car radio speakers via my iPhone shuffle feature. It was so honest. The music and lyrics arrested my heart. It was one of those “whoa” moments when you think to yourself,…

The Secret To A Lasting Career In Music

Music, these days, is disposable. It’s sonic wallpaper really. It’s background noise. It’s cookie cutter clutter made by committee. If you were to take a look at the hits on the charts, you’d discover that they have a long list of “co-writers” and “co-producers.” And most songs out there do indeed sound the same because why mess with what sells, right? Simple chord progressions, simple hooks… I’d describe today’s “electronic…

Master Piano To Become Better Guitarist?

Master Your Piano Playing Skills To Become A Jaw-Dropping Guitarist Want to become an instrumentalist? As a beginner, you’re going to find it tough to learn to play any given musical instrument because of the simple fact that you know nothing about it apart from knowing its name. Well, becoming a good player is no joke as you have to put tremendous time and effort into fully understanding the nitty…

Marc Scibilia

Marc Scibilia Summer Clothes

Marc Scibilia grew up in the cold backwater of Buffalo, New York. His family were music makers, including his dad. Marc’s new song is informed by his past life in Buffalo, with a special nod to his dad, Bob, whom I know personally. Indeed, the picture for the new Marc Scibilia single is a picture of Bob and his son from long ago. Marc couldn’t wait to skip town when…

Emily Estefan

Gloria Estefan’s daughter Emily Estefan releases debut album

Fresh off the heels of her debut album, Take Whatever You Want (Alien Shrimp/RED Distribution), Emily Estefan  has secured coveted spots on both the Essence Festival 2017 lineup, as well as Rachael Ray’s annual “Feedback House” SXSW party.  Additionally, Emily is set to perform at Miami’s third installment of the highly lauded Miami Symphony Pop-Up Series. Rachael Ray’s intimate, invite-only “Feedback House” party returns to SXSW this year, at 1102…

Kush Powers

Kush Powers raps One More Shot

The thing I like about hip-hop music is that it allows people to express themselves in a very real way. Hip-hop can be direct to the point where you know exactly what the rapper is trying to say to you, right? There’s an artist named Kush Powers who has his act together. One listen to his song “One More Shot” and I think you’ll agree he’s good at what he…

Souleye

Souleye is the rapper Alanis Morissette married

Souleye has earned rave reviews and a passionate following for his rousing and unique style that challenges paradigms and incorporates Hip-Hop, EDM, R&B, and Funk. Touted as “a modern day hip hop warrior,” Souleye’s next highly anticipated full-length album, Wild Man, is set for a mid-spring release. Souleye announces the second single off of his new record entitled “Snow Angel,” featuring Alanis Morissette– his WIFE. Produced by Crush Effect, the single…

Mimi

Meet Mimi: rapper, singer and producer from Texas

As a rapper, singer and producer, Mimi, aka Mimxi Goff, is 21-years-old and passionate about music. Since the age of 18 or so, she got serious about making beats as well as freestyling over them. Influenced by a variety of hip-hop artists, like Biggie, 2Pac, Nas, and Dr. Dre, Mimi also counts Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, and even Frank Sinatra among her musical influences. She’s eclectic– and that’s…

8 Ideas For Improving Your Guitar Playing Skills

What are 8 ideas for improving your guitar playing skills? We’ll get to those… First things first… Learning music is both interesting and difficult, as you have to understand the theory first and then put it to use. A lot of people quit in the initial stages of learning to play guitar because they are unable to cope with the difficulties that arise. Seeing a professional musician play guitar at a…

Lisa_Keith

Middle Aged People: The Missing Music Market?

Music maker Gary D. Clark recently wrote to the Mark Weber Music Blog about a topic that he had a strong opinion on: music for middle aged folks isn’t getting the attention it deserves. Clark wrote a letter in which he stated, “All the new music is focused on the 16-35 market it seems.” Indeed, it does seem like today’s music is all about the youth and what they want…

L’AFFICHEUR debuts ++solo++ album

L’AFFICHEUR is a band project from Switzerland with a new album out called ++solo++. It’s straight ahead rock with intense drumming, crashing cymbals, lots of cool guitar work and driving beats. L’AFFICHEUR is French for “bill poster.”  The brainchild of L’AFFICHEUR is composer Ronny Egger. His process is this: come up with ideas for songs and then find helpers to craft them into full-fledged recordings to be heard the world over. As a…