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

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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

How to Play Fast Blues Licks on Guitar More blues licks Check them out at their website   Ever want to learn how to play fret burning fast licks like Stevie Ray, and Joe Bonamassa? We’ll if you’ve been practicing your scales like good little boys and girls, this video […]

How to Play Fast Blues Licks on Guitar Like Stevie ...

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Best Small Music Venues in the Big Apple Being a native New Yorker, we are used to a plethora of grand slam music venues. Some so big that the electricity from the crowd capacity alone can light up the Empire State building. Sound temples like Radio City or a concert […]

Best NYC Small Music Venues

Best Music Stores NYC: Best Records Stores in Manhattan and Beyond Contrary to popular belief record stores have not crawled up and died; over 9.2 million records were sold in U.S. In 2014 more than triple the amount sold in 2009, die-hard music fans still and will always have a craving for […]

Best Music Stores NYC: Record Shops In NYC Buyers Guide

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Best Live Music NYC: Best Indie Venues Besides having an abundance of venues, stadiums and clubs to visit and perform on, NY is more than a stage for great acts it is also a birthplace for new talent. All over the city, we find an entire host of talented artist […]

Best Live Music NYC: Indie Venues You Have To Check ...

New York City is the world’s financial capital, but is also famous worldwide for its music and dance culture. There’s fairly massive number of bars and clubs are spread all over five boroughs with many of them located in Manhattan and Brooklyn, but when it comes to choosing the right […]

5 of The Best Local Music Venues in Lower Manhattan

Recording Studio Mistakes Bands Make At TracksNY I see artists and musicians on a constant basis trying to work around assumptions that are only prohibiting them. Here are 3 common phrases I’ve heard at the studio. 1) “We don’t want to lose the feel of the song, the click will […]

3 Mistakes Bands Make Coming Into a Recording Studio