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Busking in NYC
Busking in NYC 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, […]

BUSKING IN NYC: A Definitive Guide


The best NYC Summer Concerts in 2018
Rivington Music believes seeing live music inspires us to play. Witnessing a truly fantastic live performance can have us wake up the next day feeling inspired and ready to play. The best summer concerts in 2018 are chock full of some incredible performers on national tours. We put together a […]

The Best NYC Summer Concerts in 2018






best live music bars nyc
Hotspot Bars for Live Music New York City’s bar scene is perhaps one of the most diverse in the world. With many locations featuring live music, the possibilities of catching local acts or those traveling through are nearly endless. But not all live music bars are created equal. The best […]

Best Live Music Bars in NYC




NYC open mics
Open mics are a mixed bag. While they can be fun, what with almost all kinds of acts taking the stage, they can also be a frustrating experience. Often, open mic nights are where people just starting out playing music—or any other kind of performance act, like stand-up comedy—will hone […]

Your Guide to Playing at Open Mics in NYC


how to tune a drum kit
As a drummer, tuning drums is part of the job. Tune your drums, while being a craft in and of itself, is largely dependent on the type of sound wanted. The thing to remember, you can tune your drums to the key of a song. This will give the sound […]

The Need to Know about Tuning Drums




how to find vocal lessons singer
You’ve decided to take the plunge by taking vocal lessons. It will be a surefire way to improve your vocal performance. It will help you understand the mechanics of vocalizing, and explore the possibilities of your particular voice. Many people consider taking vocal lessons as a way to sharpen their […]

5 Great Places for Vocal Lessons in NYC


Guitar apps
The choice of guitar apps (in IOS and Android) are endless from tablature directories to tuners. Mobile technology has become a part of a musicians everyday life. These apps help make the many issues facing guitarists more convenient challenges. Because of that, we put together a list of five helpful […]

The Five Great Guitar Apps Out Now





how to play jazz guitar
One of the first things every aspiring jazz guitarist quickly realizes is jazz is hard. Really hard. Once they realize what they’ve gotten themselves into they inevitably start looking for ‘The Secret’. That one scale, arpeggio or II-V-I that will make them a seasoned jazz man or jazz girl overnight. […]

How to Play Jazz Guitar for Beginners



Music is the language of the heart, but it can be challenging to speak it if you’ve never tried to write lyrics. Though lyrics may look deceptively simple when viewed “on paper,” one soon discovers getting them to flow correctly is a fine art. After all, we’ve heard what happens […]

4 Tips for How to Write Lyrics for Beginners


how to find a singer for your band
Every member of the band brings an important element to the sound and overall performance. However, in almost every ensemble, it’s the singer that gets the most attention from the audience and serves as the face of the whole band. The singer’s vocal styles and stage presence will set the […]

How to Find Singers for Your Band