The music world is characterized by a blend of constants and continuous change; Beat examines the inside of the industry from recording studios to record labels, live performances, music streaming technology and beyond.
Forever a Belieber
I can’t give Justin Bieber all the credit for me being hired as a MuchMusic VJ. But when you are dressed in all black, backcombed hair and piercings, facing a table full of pop music TV professionals, it helps to have “Bieber Fever” tattooed on your leg.
MBA Admissions Essays
Essay Prompt: "What event or life experience has had the greatest influence in shaping your character and why?" I view music as impassioned communication capable of transcending language barriers, uniting people and conveying ideas and emotions where words do not suffice. In 2009 I co-produced a benefit concert for Ugandan war refugees that uncovered my own ability to use music’s communicative potential to positively influence the world around me. This experience inspired me to broaden my ambition beyond business success alone and enabled me to recognize opportunities to impart elements of social responsibility into both personal and professional initiatives.
FreshGrass Foundation – A Nonprofit Album Fund Organization Founded by Our Publisher
FreshGrass Foundation is the world of music activities where American roots music is produced and supported. The Foundation is keeping the motive of creating the new quality of roots music, while embracing and celebrating its past.
"Still I Rise"
Ring around the Rosie, pockets full of posies, ashes ashes—we all fall: Still I Rise. I woke up in the hazy light with dust particles streaming through the window. The sound of my distant past and subjugated conversations intermittently rose in volume. Back to the DAW, back to the sounds that would drown out the do’s and do-nots.
What It Takes to Be a K-pop Idol: Background and My Take
When I was 10 years old, in the study at home, on the family's desktop computer, I came across a photo of a person whom I thought was the most beautiful one I had ever seen. This person was none other than Im Yoon-ah of Girls' Generation, which at the time I did not know she was part of.
The Power of the Apple Music/iTunes Combo
Apple’s plan to shut down iTunes provoked a mixed response on twitter, from users worried about the value of their purchases on the soon to be defunct store, to those nostalgic for the start of the music industry’s digital reign. The news got me thinking about the impact it has had on my music tastes.
How Women in Country Music Are Making 2019 Their Year
In October 2018, at CMT's annual Artists of the Year event, for the first time ever, the seven honourees were all women. Since that night, the ladies of Country have used their powers and soared to new heights.
The Artisan Thieves
During a hiatus, late in 2014, I took a phone call from a dear friend of mine, Jim Dalton, of the Railbenders, Hickman-Dalton Gang, and Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. I met Jim in my Denver years, those of which are for another story, another time. Suffice it to say we became good friends.
A Chef, Without the Line: Part 4
PART 4 - I have booked my first show… Before I get started with this weeks Story Part, here is my latest live mixing demo to fit this weeks topic.
The Famous Grammy Awards- What Goes Into It!
"Per the rules and regulations, this year's Record of the year goes to: Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee." These were the award-winning words from the presenter. The audience was full of excitement and the plaques for the winners were extraordinary. This was the first Grammy Award in May 1959, hosted by Morton Lyon Sahl, a Canadian-born social comedian, actor and satirist. At that time, he was considered the first modern comedian since Will Rogers. Other categories of this program, including album, artists, best song and the best vocal performances of the year, which are actually my personal favorites, have been stylishly rewarded with dignified legends. The latter are some of the most prestigious awards that any artist can win with the Gramophone Award, called the Grammy. One of the most valuable awards is the Record of the Year. It is one of the four most prestigious award categories along with the Best New Artists, Best Songs, and Best Albums of the Year. They are handed out annually by the Academy since 1959.
The Ethics of Jamming—The Musician's 7 Deadly Sins
Musicians hold jamming as a sacred art of communication between their colleagues. The most inspiring ideas and fruitful collaborations have been born from within a jam session. But there is a certain code of ethics that musicians need to and should agree to abide by in the jam studio—here are a list of seven types of misbehaviour that are frowned upon:
HRDRV: A New Label for the DIY Artists
As we now know, we’ve entered a new era for independent artists. An era where you no longer need anyone else but yourself and your creativity.