Quick Guide: Instrument Tuneup
Gear and Instrument Tuneup: Musicians find it’s pretty common for instruments and certain gear to wear down. As time goes on, songs are played repeatedly and gear may not sound as sharp and awesome as they once did. Fear not, Rivington Music’s here with a small list of possible instrument […]

A Quick Instrument Tuneup To-Do List: Make Your Gear Sound ...


Finding Used Gear
Used Vs. New Gear- First up…Finding Used Gear Many people have the perception that second-hand is synonymous with beat-up or worn out. They’re not wrong, sometimes. However, before we go down the “new versus vintage” deep deep rabbit hole discussion, let’s focus on second-hand gear. In this post we’ll explore […]

“Let’s talk gear” series…Finding Used Gear


Success in your music career
New musicians and plenty of veterans tend to have one common hiccup: the recording is done, the single is ready to be released and the EP or LP sounds awesome throughout… Now what?Here’s where the overall strategy of creating successful careers in music turn from art to business with marketing […]

Budget, Promote and Hire for Successful Careers in Music



Best Songwriting Exercises
Every songwriter, whether experienced or not, should be constantly practicing their craft. But how exactly do you practice songwriting and what are the best songwriting exercises? Well, by writing songs of course! Pick up your instrument and get down and dirty with it, that is the best way to get […]

Songwriting Exercises You Can Start Today


Indie Bands NYC
There’s no better place to lose yourself in the indie band scene than New York City. The sheer amount of people in this metropolis means you’ll have all kinds of talent and levels of creativity. One can also find some truly revolutionary acts scratching around the underground. NYC’s small music […]

5 Places to See an Indie Band in Brooklyn


Guitar Player
During the musical career of a guitar player, the urge to create their own complete compositions generally will take hold. However, some musicians wrongly believe songwriters and players are two different entities. On the other hand, with the right concepts in mind, anyone can put together a complete tune that […]

Five Songwriting Tips for a Guitar Player



Ahh, the glamor of Broadway. For decades the various theaters located in this part of New York City have brought the greatest musicals known to man. They’ve captivated audiences of all ages, creeds, and persuasions. For children, the selections are just as robust as stories new and old are being […]

Broadway Musicals that are Great for Kids



How to Find Band Members
Ready to start your own band?  Dream of playing in front of a screaming audience? There’s only one question, how do you find the right individuals to help you realize your vision? People start bands in many of ways. A few important considerations to think about before you form a […]

How to Find Band Members



Have you ever heard tunes creeping through the subway corridors, inspiring fans to give money and more importantly, wait for the next train? That’s New York City’s thriving underground music scene. These musicians take advantage of the millions of commuters who use the subway every day! However, that doesn’t mean […]

The Five Best NYC Subway Musicians You Have to Find


best NYC Jazz clubs
It’s well known in terms of music venues, New York is a jungle. For decades music genres have formed and flowered throughout the world with roots in the Big Apple. That’s in large part that for every genre there are tons of places to play. For that reason, Jazz claims […]

The Seven Best Jazz Clubs in NYC


best drum solos of all time
Drum solos are where the dance of drama and timing take place. When given the space, the drummer can express a truly novel form of musical expression through percussion. However, not all drum solos are created equal. That’s why we’ve chosen what we believe to be the most memorable drum […]

The 10 Best Drum Solos of All Time



best winter concerts in nyc
Broadway, Live Music, Jazz Clubs…with so many venues to choose, you’d be hard pressed not to find winter concerts that suit you. For this article, we’re going to take a look at the exciting 2018 winter concerts coming to NYC. From legends crossing over into new ventures to new favorites […]

Five Best NYC 2018 Winter Concerts NOT to Miss


The Three Best Independent New York City Music Labels
New York City has long been the place to be for independent music labels. New York has been a music mecca for decades featuring big name and mainstays acts to the hottest indie underground music scene. NYC has been THE place to be for the recording industry, since the radio […]

The Three Best Independent New York City Music Labels


best guitar solos of all time
Ahh, the guitar solo, the key element in any raging rock tune. The guitar solo is the most compact and often most dramatic part of a song. Every professional guitar player has their own particular approach and character. That is to say, no two solos sound the same. Regardless, not […]

The Five Best Guitar Solos of All Time



Sound Professional as possible
Have you ever recorded a song and just know something sounds a little off? It just doesn’t sound professional? It may not be the single is necessarily bad. However, there is definitely an element lacking. Now, if you are in this bind, you may be wondering how to take your […]

How You Can Make Your Songs Sound Professional


Best NYC live Music Neighborhoods If you’re someone who loves live music, New York is a veritable heaven. From all the legendary spots with reputations decades in the making, to the tiny haunts serving up the best of the local scene, there’s no place like the Big Apple for live […]

3 Best NYC Neighborhoods for Live Music


How to play double bass pedal
Double Bass Drum Pedal – A Quick and Definitive Guide The Double bass drum pedal is a staple in lots of metal music. It’s one part of a larger arsenal of tools a drummer can use to create dynamic and novel rhythm patterns. That being said, using the double bass […]

Learn How to Play Double Bass Drum Pedal