Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sponsored Video: Has tech killed the music industry? - #AltSounds

Sponsored Video: Has tech killed the music industry? - #AltSounds

This should be a very, very interesting debate tomorrow on Monday, Oct 28 #VirginDisruptors at 19.30/GMT :

Has tech killed the music industry?

Technology has changed the music industry considerably, but kicked it to the curb, ripped the life out of it and buried it? Where are you on this? Of course if you are younger, this is what you grew up with. If you have a few more years as a singer, songwriter, or musician in or trying to get into the music business, your opinion could very well be different. 

Will you be listening in?

UPDATE: Ringo is looking for you article on Monday, October 21, 2013.


The teens featured in a picture Ringo took in 1964 may have been found.

Mystery solved? Kids in Ringo Starr photograph may not be from Miami

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/10/24/3708943/mystery-solved-kids-in-ringo.html#storylink=cpy

Gary Van Dursen
Robert Toth
Charles Schwartz
Matty Blender 
Arlen Norbe Ressler

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/10/24/3708943/mystery-solved-kids-in-ringo.html#storylink=cpy

Monday, October 21, 2013

Beatles fans, did Ringo Starr snap your photo in 1964?

Beatles fans, did Ringo Starr snap your photo in 1964?

1964 photo by Ringo Starr

How cool is it to have a Beatle want to discover YOU? In this article on the news stand today, Ringo Starr is trying to find WHO these teens were in the picture he snapped nearly 50 years ago. What a great thing isn't it? I would LOVE to hear how this turns out and the stories that go along with it.

A musician looking for a fan in a photo, who would have thought?

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Madonna, Ray Davies up for Songwriters Hall of Fame

Madonna, Ray Davies up for Songwriters Hall of Fame

Songwriters Hall of Fame time once again. There are a lot of very well deserving songwriters nominated:

John Mellencamp
Jimmy Page
Robert Plant
Ray Davies
Cyndi Lauper
Linda Perry
Sade
and Madonna

All are celebrated songwriters with fantastic lyrics for songs that will be long remembered whether they make the Hall of Fame or not.

But what really struck me was, well I was rather taken aback of the article's choice of Madonna's image in this article. I had heard about Madonna's grill - and there she was in all her, ugh, gory, I mean glory. Everyone has a right to do their own thing of course, but what an interesting choice of image to use for the nominated singer/songwriter's image. Are we to remember Madonna, who has of course had a long, illustrious and sometimes controversial career in music, for her music or her teeth?

Not a "pretty" photo.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Global Winners Names In Unsigned Only Songwriting Competition - hypebot

Global Winners Names In Unsigned Only Songwriting Competition - hypebot

Another year, another Unsigned Only Music Competition has passed and the winners are announced. Congratulations to all! 2014 will be here before you know it, so indies, unsigned music artists - think about the next one. Seriously, the opportunities of these contests, the learning experience, is, well priceless.

See The Importance of Music Contests and get your music ready. The music competitions are out there and you never know until you try.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Breaking Into The Music Business Today - hypebot

Breaking Into The Music Business Today - hypebot

By Mika Salmi, CEO of creativeLIVE.

Anyone can have a career in music? ! Yes they can! There is hope - as long as you have the drive, the initiative, yes. Mr. Salmi offers some great suggestions here, but I am sure you can come up with more.

Even if you don't play the instrument, write the songs, or do the singing, there are options available for anyone in love with music.