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…

Skillet

Rock act Skillet brings “Back From The Dead” to Marvel’s Monsters Unleashed!

Skillet’s “Back From the Dead” serves as the musical backdrop for Marvel Comics’ latest comic book series, Monsters Unleashed! The track, which is top 20 on the Active Rock Building, Active Rock Rolling and Active Rock Published Charts, is found on their chart-topping album Unleashed. Frontman and lifelong Marvel fan John Cooper, alongside his bandmates,  got the spotlight on “This Week in Marvel” podcast, recorded at Marvel’s Headquarters in New York City. Masterfully mixing animated…

Marc Scibilia

Marc Scibilia releases poignant single “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…