Category: Vocalist

Music As Career: Staying Focused As An Artist

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  Maintaining a successful career as a musician is by no means an easy task, and it is critical to their success that they maintain their focus on the correct areas of career development, lest they become bogged down with distractions. ____________________________ Guest post by Joel Ford of Reverbnation A few tips and suggestions on how to…


A Beach Boy Vocal Session

It’s often overlooked just how spectacular The Beach Boys were as a vocal group. This clip should prove that these guys were second to none as you hear them pull off some complex harmonies with nary a hitch on the song “Let Me Wonder.” They’re soloed at 1:46 where you can really hear what they can…


Skylar Grey – ‘White Suburban’

Three years in the making, Skylar Grey’s debut Don’t Look Down finally arrives in stores on Tuesday. Following the release of “C’mon Let Me Ride,” “Final Warning,” and “Wear Me Out,” the singer-songwriter gives us one last video for “White Suburban.” In the clip, a somber Skylar sits at the piano while reflecting on her…


Bob Owsinski’s 4 Tips For A Great Recording

It’s book excerpt time again, this time from How To Make Your Band Sound Great, a particular favorite of mine. This excerpt contains 4 tips for a great recording, but it’s aimed at artists and bands that don’t have much recording experience and may have unreal expectations of exactly what’s supposed to take place. “Whether…


Soul Singer Bobby Bland Passes Away, 83 Yrs Old

BOBBY BLAND [Jan. 27, 1930 – June 23, 2013] was, in his prime, the most powerful blues shouter of all time, though capable as well of a caressing tenderness. “Turn On Your Lovelight” is what the rock world knows, I guess, but the man’s legacy is also in “Ain’t Nothing You Can Do,” “Farther Up the…


Interview With J. Cole At The Breakfast Club Power 105.1

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=411PF-4KCbw [The Breakfast Club]


Loyola University Forum with Chris Thomas King, a Blues Musician

In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org- Blues musician Chris Thomas King speaks with a group of students at Loyola University, New Orleans, about making it today in the music business – setting and achieving goals, managing time, managing your art as a business, and more. Baton Rouge, LA, native Chris Thomas King is probably best known…


Scotty McCreery Tour Video – Pensado’s Place #119

Scotty McCreery, country music artist and winner of American Idol season 10 gives us a backstage pass to his recent “Weekend Roadtrip” tour on the 119th episode of Pensado’s Place! Soundcheck starts at 3:48. [Pensados Place]


Getting Started As A Musician With 311’s Lead Singer Nick Hexum

311 Front man Nick Hexum discusses how he got his start in the music industry, as he recounts his humble beginnings, focusing on his craft, his first show and how he finally got signed. [RenmanMB]


John Legend Gives National Anthem Singing Tips, Working with Kanye West on New Album

Backstage at the 2013 NBA All-Star game, Legend hipped Billboard to how singers can nail the national anthem and spoke a bit about his forthcoming, Kanye West-assisted album. On Sunday (Feb. 17) John Legend sang the “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the NBA All-Star Game in Houston, continuing trend of top R&B singers performing the national…