By Amy Hanna, Production/Radio Promo Coordinator The work of musicians is undeniably tough. Take it from me: my senior year of college saw me spending countless hours locked away in studios, barely regarding my own humanity, for the sole purpose of churning out the perfect project that would earn me an A (or at the … Continue reading Top Tips: How to Keep Your Head in Check While Making Music
By Sinem Saniye for 6/8 Music. Photos by Rob Howard. Every now and then, we love our women in music who present us with a collaborative project that delights our listening palette and enriches our lives. Who are we kidding? We love lots of them! We're talking especially about duo groups that, combined, create a … Continue reading Swooning for Jessica Leibowitz! (of Babetown)
It's around 7am on Monday. I wake up to go to the gym, but instead lay in bed, writing lyrics. I dreamt about something painful-a memory that is skewed by my forever moving and active mind. "I have to write this down, it could be a song," I groggily think to myself. I avoid Facebook, … Continue reading Making Music on a Busy Schedule
By Allison Duggan, Label Manager * On Saturday, August 1, 1981, at 12:01 am Eastern Time, MTV launched with the words "Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll," spoken by John Lack and played over footage of the first Space Shuttle launch countdown of Columbia (which took place earlier that year) and of the launch of … Continue reading Top Five Videos that Made MTV Amazing
By Allison Duggan, Label Manager Let's face it; we have lost phenomenal stars over the past few years. From Amy Winehouse to Prince and Natalie Cole. From Chris Cornell, Scott Weiland and Chester Bennington. These artists struggled with depression, drug/alcohol addiction, a litany of baggage from their lives. They go on tour for months, back … Continue reading What can Artist Managers do to Help Artist Overcome Mental Health Challenges?
By Allison Duggan, Label Manager Featured image: Rebirth Brass Band At age 13, I switched from orchestra to percussion. My reasonings were that I was sick of violin, and knew my orchestra teacher in high school was not going to be able to train me in cello (I still look back, daydreaming the "what if's" … Continue reading Brass Bands: The Up and Cometh
By Allison Duggan, Label Manager Working in the music industry is tough. Long hours, pitching to different vendors, clients, and artists, making sure everything is organized before a big event and/or project. Plus the commute back home, where sometimes you need to finish up where you started once you woke up. Working at a … Continue reading Why I Escape With Music