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best band promotion tools
Getting the word out there can sometimes feel like a wasted effort. With how quickly social media moves and the difficulty of getting people’s attention online, promoting your band can resemble throwing a stuffed animal at the wall hoping it will stick. But that does not mean there is no […]

The Three Best Band Promotion Tools


How to Find Band Members
You’ve decided that you want to start your own band. The dream of playing in front of a screaming audience is one all musicians share, but there’s only one question – how do you find the right individuals to help you realize your vision? People start bands in all kinds […]

How to Find Band Members


Have you ever heard rocking tunes creeping through the subway corridors, inspiring fans to give money and groove out? That’s New York City’s thriving underground music scene taking advantage of the millions of commuters who use the subway every day! But that doesn’t mean all subway musicians are of equal […]

The Five Best NYC Subway Musicians You Have to Find



best NYC Jazz clubs
It’s well known that 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 because for every genre, there are tons of places to play. Jazz in large part […]

The Seven Best Jazz Clubs in NYC


best drum solos of all time
The drum solo is where the dance of drama and timing take place. When all the other players give them space, the drummer can step into a place to express a truly novel form of musical expression through percussion. But not all drum solos are created equal. That’s why we’ve […]

The 10 Best Drum Solos of All Time





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. Each and every professional guitar player has their own particular approach and character, which means no two solos sound the same. But not […]

The Five Best Guitar Solos of All Time




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 – A Quick and Definitive Guide Double bass is a staple in lots of metal music, and is one part of a larger arsenal of tools a drummer can use to create dynamic and novel rhythm patterns. But, using double bass requires lots of practice. It’s one part […]

Learn How to Play Double Bass Drum





Busking is a tradition as old as music itself. Another arm in a musician’s public performance arsenal, busking is at once a fun pastime and an opportunity to be heard by passersby on your own terms. All around NYC you can hear music in the air. In fact, some might […]

BUSKING IN NYC: A Definitive Guide


We at Rivington Music believe seeing live music inspires us to play. A lot of times witnessing a truly fantastic spectacle of live performance will have us waking up the next day feeling rejuvenated, refreshed, and ready to play. 2018 is chock full of some incredible performers on national tours. […]

The Best Summer Concerts in 2018




williamsburg bridge
Williamsburg has carved itself a niche in terms of live music venues. Local legends and nationally-renowned greats alike take to the Brooklyn neighborhood’s hallowed venues in hopes of expanding their reach and playing to more intimate audiences. Based on the caliber of entertainment, ability to be a definitive spot for […]

The Definitive Guide to the Best Williamsburg Music Venues


how to book gigs for your band
You’ve got the band together, and you’re ready to book some gigs. Yet, especially in the New York City area there is a lot of competition—with over eight million people in the area, it’s pretty easy to believe there are thousands of bands out there. So, presenting your band to […]

How to Book More Gigs for Your Band