Les Paul Standard

Les Paul Standard

Les Paul StandardEver since PAF humbuckers met flamed-maple top in 1958, the Les Paul Standard has been revered among players for its unparalleled heights of tone and playability, ...

American Vintage ’65 Stratocaster

American Vintage ’65 Stratocaster

The American Vintage series introduces an all-new lineup of original-era model year guitars that bring Fender history and heritage to authentic and exciting new life. With key feat ...

PRS Artist Package

PRS Artist Package

The PRS Artist Package is an exclusive platform for PRS core electric guitars that offers expanded features, options, and colors on select models. Available for the first time sinc ...

Gibson Custom Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess

Gibson Custom Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess

Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess In his work with Rush from the '70s to today, Alex Lifeson has redefined the boundaries of progressive rock guitar. Embodying far more than that genre ...

Marshall 2203KK Kerry King Signature JCM800 Guitar Amp Head

Marshall 2203KK Kerry King Signature JCM800 Guitar Amp Head

100 watts of insane power and Slayer tone! The all-valve Kerry King Signature JCM800 2203KK is the essence of simplicity--a single-channel tube amp with no reverb or effects. It's ...

Mustang™ Floor by Fender Guitar Amplifiers

Mustang™ Floor by Fender Guitar Amplifiers

Fender introduces its first ever multi-effects unit in the form of the Mustang Floor-a versatile high-performance floor unit that delivers pro-level amp modeling, effects and artis ...

Van’s "Off The Road": Avoiding Vehicle Accidents On Tour

Going on tour for the first time is certainly an exciting prospect, and while many artists are eager to pile into vans and hit the road, these same vans run into accidents with an alarming degree of frequency. Here we look at some ways artists can avoid, or at least plan for, automobile trouble on the road. ____________________________________ In this automotively inclined selection from MusicThinkTank, Rob ...

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Calls Out Apple For Locking Out Rivals, Spotify Agrees

Spotify has given a big thumbs up to a speech by US Senator Elizabeth Warren (D MA) accusing Google, Amazon and particularly Apple of working to “snuff out competition.” Apple, says Warren, “has placed conditions on its rivals that make it difficult for them to offer competitive streaming services” that compete with Apple Music. Jonathan Prince, Spotify's global head of communication and public policy piled ...

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Why Independent Music Publishers Should Wait to Join Class Action Against Spotify [MONICA CORTON, DAVID LOWERY]

Today is the last day for music publishers to sign on to participate in the Spotify and NMPA (National Music Publishers Association) settlement agreement. But independent musician and songwriter  David Lowery and independent publishing executive Monica Corton have a one-worded piece of advice: WAIT! __________________________________________________ By MONICA CORTON and DAVID LOWERY Music publisher and song ...

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Quick Guide To Live Streaming For Musicians

Live streaming has taken to the world of social media by storm of late, making it an important tool for artists with any kind of a online presence. Here we look at why it's valuable, what artists can use a live streaming for, and what applications they can use to do it. ______________________________ Guest Post by Victoria Morris of The Orchard on The Daily Rind Nothing has taken the social media world by s ...

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Why Music Streaming Services Need To Attract An Older Audience

With few exceptions, the majority of streaming platform users tend to be largely in the under 35 set, but these services might do well to start courting an older demographic, with their deep pockets and streaming compatible tastes in music. ____________________________________ Guest Post by Heather Willensky  With Troy Carter heading up Spotify’s Creator Services, the next land-grab for subscriber loyalty l ...

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BMG Acquires Indie The End Records, Better Than Ezra, Everclear, Hinder, Billy Talent Catalog

BMG has acquired indie label The End Records. BMG been on a bit of deal making spree, most of it aimed at heritage artists and catalog. Recent label acquisitions include S-Curve Records, Vagrant Records and Rise Records. _______________________________________________ BMG has acquired New York based independent label The End Records. Established in 1998, The End Records catalog includes Better Than Ezra, Bi ...

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6 Seismic Societal Shifts Changing The Music Industry

In this piece, Dmitri Vietze examines six different societal shifts that have been stewing beneath the music industry, which are beginning to bubble up in different and sometimes unexpected ways, bringing destruction but also the potential for new opportunities. ____________________________________ Guest post by Dmitri Vietze of RockPaperScissors Tech-fueled earthquakes have shaken the music industry and it ...

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Festicket Raises $6.3M For Festival Travel Booking

UK based startup Festicket has closed $6.3 million in funding to expand its festival experiences and travel booking service. Lepe Partners led the Series B round, with participation from current investors Wellington Partners, PROfounders, and Playfair Capital. New backers from within the industry include Arthur Kosten, ex-CMO of Booking.com) and Jean-Charles Carré , the business partner and manager of DJ Da ...

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63% Stream Music But Just 10% Are Willing To Pay For it [CHART]

63% globally are streaming music monthly, but only 1 in 10 say they are paying.  Can the music industry survive on revenue from just 10% of music's fans? ________________________________________ 63% globally are listening to music streaming at least once per month, but only 1 in 10  of those digital consumers say they are paying for the privilege, according to a new study. Users in North America and North A ...

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