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Gibson unveils 16 new Limited Run guitars

Gibson unveils 16 new Limited Run guitars

Gibson has already promised 2016 will be its “best year ever”, and judging from its latest burst of Limited Run models, it looks set to be among its most diverse, too. As well as t ...

Summer NAMM 2016: Fender Custom Shop relics and guitar mash-ups

Summer NAMM 2016: Fender Custom Shop relics and guitar mash-ups

SUMMER NAMM 2016: Fender's Custom Shop gets us every time, and this year's Summer NAMM showing saw The Big F's finest builders reveal a host of new, drool-worthy guitars. This late ...

Fractal Audio Axe-Fx XL+: The Ultimate Guitar Processor

Fractal Audio Axe-Fx XL+: The Ultimate Guitar Processor

The Axe-Fx II XL+ is the ultimate all-in-one preamp/effects processor. It contains a vast virtual inventory of hundreds of vintage and modern guitar amps, speaker cabinets, guitar ...

PRS Guitars Unveils New SE Mark Holcomb Signature Model

PRS Guitars Unveils New SE Mark Holcomb Signature Model

The band Periphery has become a force to be reckoned with in the progressive metal scene thanks to their complex rhythms and soaring melodies. Guitarist Mark Holcomb helps achieve ...

Streaming Gives Albums Wings: Why Album Sales Aren’t What They Used To Be

Although Drake's latest album remained atop the Billboard album charts for a solid nine weeks, this prominence was not the result of sales but rather streaming, demonstrating the power of streaming in the modern music economy.  ________________________ Guest post by Glenn Peoples, Music Insights and Analytics at Pandora Key takeaways: · Streaming played a key role in keeping Drake’s album Views atop the Bil ...

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SoundCloud Gives Creators An "Album" Option

Ever since SoundCloud cut its label deals and added a paid service, it's sped up the pace at which its adding new features. Today they added the option to display groups of tracks as an album rather than just as a playlist. ____________________________________________ When SoundCloud started creators shared their work track-by-track. Over the years, the platform evolved to enable playlists. Today, they adde ...

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Why I’ll Never Be A Ghost Producer And How They’re Killing EDM

A heavily contested practice in the EDM community, ghost producing is argued by some to enable obscure producers to earn income and advance their industry notoriety, but the reality is that they may actually be doing their careers more harm than good. ___________________________ Guest Post by Collin McLoughlin on Medium   Ghost production is one of the most hotly debated subjects in electronic music. People ...

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