We’ve all heard plenty about the big comeback of the vinyl record, in all its warm, scratchy, retro glory. But the record’s revival is old news by now. These days, it’s all about the cassette tape. Better load up your portable boombox with D batteries, because tapes are making a […]

The Great Cassette Tape Comeback:


how to set up your band practice room
Band practice is all about all of the members learning to work together, blend their sounds harmoniously, and play off of each other well. While your rehearsals should replicate a live performance in certain ways, the type of sound you want to achieve is not necessarily the same. Your biggest […]

How to Set Up the Perfect Band Rehearsal Space


how to make band practice more effective
As anyone who’s ever learned to play an instrument understands, practice makes perfect. As a band, regular rehearsal helps individual members to master the songs and improve upon their own skills, while tightening up the group as a whole and helping them learn to play together harmoniously. If you want […]

How to Make Band Rehearsals More Effective



Best Guitar Lessons in NYC
We can all agree that, as much as you can learn from blogs, and youtube, sometimes the guidance of a good teacher can be the difference between success and failure. When it comes to mastering the guitar or any instrument, the same applies. The tricky part is in a city […]

Top 5 Best Places to Take Guitar Lessons in NYC


Finding Gigs for Your New Band So you’ve got the band, you’ve got the sound, and you’ve got the songs. Ready to add some fans to the mix? Then it’s time to start getting your band gigs. Finding gigs can be a stressful and confusing process, particularly for a brand-new […]

Guide to Finding Gigs for New Bands in NYC


Tis the season again to either be merry and happy or want to crawl under a rock. Either way, it will probably be impossible to escape the christmas music blasting out of every available speaker everywhere. So, with that in mind, we bring you 5 Rock xmas tracks, so you […]

The Ultimate Top 5 Rock N’ Roll Christmas Songs



drum teacher respources
Our Favorite Free Resources for Drum Teachers Giving drum lessons is an exciting and rewarding activity, whether you’re teaching professionally, just earning a little extra cash on the side, or simply trying to inspire the next generation of drummers. It can also be a difficult task. Knowing how to play […]

Helpful Resources for Drum Teachers


Choosing an audio interface for your home studio is one important task you need to carry out. Why Is It Important to Choose the Right Audio Interface? Simply because your choice will go a long way in determining the quality of your sound output. You might have the best microphone […]

How to Choose an Audio Interface for Your Home Studio


Dance Like No One’s Listening: The Rise of the Silent Disco  Picture this: you’re in a tent with hundreds of other partygoers, everyone bobbing their heads, waving their arms, and gyrating their bodies to the same beat. A DJ in the corner is pumping out house beats with a turntable […]

What is Silent Disco: A Brief History & The Rise ...



The headphone industry in total is currently evaluated at around $11 billion annually, and is expected to grow to $17 billion by 2022. This means that for emerging headphone and personal audio brands there’s still time and room to get in on the action. That is, if you can make a […]

Infographic: What Makes The Perfect In-Ear Headphones The “best”


If you’re a musician, recording your music might be one of your dreams. While a recording studio is ideal, you might rule it out for different reasons. Maybe it’s expensive, or maybe it’s far from home. Maybe a studio makes you nervous. Whatever your reasons are, it’s okay. You can […]

Tips to Improve Your Home Recordings


How to DIY Your Next Album Release Once upon a time, you had to have a label to release an album. How else would a band cover the astronomical costs of distributing and promoting their music? How would the songs ever get heard without the big-name leverage to earn them […]

DIY Album Release: How to Put Your Music Online



Classic movies like Almost Famous and our society’s general obsession with fame and the rock and roll lifestyle has given us an impression of the roadie life as being glamorous, thrilling, and a constant adventure. We picture people partying hard with rock stars, jetsetting around the world in luxury, and […]

Tour Life: What It’s Really Like to Be a Roadie


If you are trying to become a successful music producer you need to know an ecosystem of partners involved in the whole production chain. Therefore networking is essential. While it may be a little old fashioned to actually knock doors in the traditional way, given how digital everything is nowadays, […]

5 Networking Essentials for Music Producers


It’s no coincidence that so many aspiring musicians live in New York City. The Big Apple is one of the best places in the world for any type of artist to be successful. If you’re already living in one of the five boroughs, you’re on the road to making your […]

How to Start a Band in NYC: From Members to ...



Free Concerts in NYC: Summer 2016
Top Free Concerts in NYC Summer 2016 When it comes to arts and culture, New York City is surely the greatest city in the world. Best of all, to score tickets to some great shows this seasons, you won’t need to break the bank — or even open your wallet. […]

Free Concerts in NYC: Summer 2016


plan your bands tour
The thrill of planning that first tour will likely resonate in any musician’s heart forever. Sure, the first tour is rarely completely smooth or without problems (same goes for tours number two, three, four…) but downsides included, nothing competes with the feeling of being on the road with your band. […]

Planning Your Band’s First Tour


Should You Record Your Music DIY or in a Professional Studio? Exciting new advances in technology are revolutionizing many creative fields and helping amateurs feel like experts. It’s tempting to consider yourself a master photographer just because you have Instagram installed on your iPhone; equally appealing is the idea of skipping […]

The Pros and Cons of Pro Recording: DIY vs Studio