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Mark Tremonti Baritone Limited Edition

Mark Tremonti Baritone Limited Edition

Lowered tuning, raised aggression. Meet the new PRS Tremonti Baritone, 25.5" scale length, figured maple neck, and Mark's own signature pickups. ...

PRS CE 24

PRS CE 24

Since the dawn of rock and roll, the snap and response that comes from a bolt-on neck guitar has been an essential part of the mix. These attributes have, in turn, become essential ...

Ibanez Introduces New Steve Vai Signature Guitar

Ibanez Introduces New Steve Vai Signature Guitar

With the 2017 Winter NAMM Show only a few months away, manufacturers have been announcing plenty of new gear in the past few days. Ibanez has joined the pack by launching its newes ...

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 ...

Follow The Money: Solutions For Google’s Issue With Defrauded Advertisers

After YouTube's debacle with their advertising partner's content appearing alongside hate videos, Google is looking for a way solving it's defrauded advertiser issue before more companies pull out, something which can likely be done tracing the money. ________________________ Guest post by Chris Castle of Music Tech Solutions   "Americans are freedom loving people, and nothing says freedom like getting away ...

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5 Things Record Labels Look For

While producing quality music is certainly important, and a big part of record labels taking notice of your music, getting a label deal requires more than that. Here we review the five essential things labels consider before offering an artists a deal. _______________________ In this post on MusicThinkTank, Joe Pacheco outlines five elements labels take into consideration in advance of offering any kind of ...

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Music Publishing Update 3.24.17: The Drake Effect

By now you've probably heard--or at least heard about--the momentous latest release from hip-hop artist, Drake, More Life.  Drake describes the work not as an album or mixtape, but "a body of work bridging the gap between major releases," a playlist of sorts.   The work features 22 tracks of varying genres, featuring many guest artists and some not featuring Drake at all.  In this way he fills the role of a ...

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Slacker Radio Is "On The Cusp Of Profitability,” says CEO

“We are comfortable with the idea of being at a smaller scale,” said Slacker CEO Duncan Orrell-Jones commenting on the unsustainable losses of his larger competitors. “We are on the cusp of profitability,” he added.  ____________________________ The revelation that Slacker Radio was close to becoming a profitable company came during a Music Ally interview with CEO Duncan Orrell-Jones. “We are comfortable wi ...

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Tips And Advice For Touring In Australia

Whether you're a local artist or flying in from overseas, we here provide a set of helpful tips for any band or artist on how to successfully navigate a tour on one of the least populous countries in the world. _____________________ Guest post from Ditto Music Thinking of touring Australia? Whether you’re a local Aussie band, or coming from abroad, here are some tips that may help you navigate your way acro ...

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10 Amazing Things I Found At SXSW [Kosha Dillz}

SO many great things I discovered in SXSW," writes indie rapper and self-promoter extraordinaire Kosha Dillz. "Here are 10 things that I discovered that I didn’t know existed and I need in my life for longer periods of time besides SXSW." _________________________ SXSW was great this year. It was my 10th year. This year I didn’t end up with any diseases (sexual transmitted or regular) hives, broken feet and ...

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Conceptualizing Music Stories For The Snapchat Generation [Bas Grasmayer]

Whether you're a user of the service of not, Snapchat, and the app's design and overall aesthetic, have had a profound impact on the social/tech industry landscape. How this will effect the music industry, however, remains uncertain. _______________________ Guest post by Bas Grasmayer of Music Tech Future Whether you’ve ever used Snapchat or not, you have felt the influence of the social app’s design choice ...

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Bill Introduced That Will Politicize U.S. Copyright Office

Rep. Bob Goodlatte and U.S. congressional leaders have promised copyright reform; and if a new bill just introduced is any indication, that will mean putting more control in the hands of the RIAA and MPAA, says Mike Masnick. ___________________ By Mike Masnick of Techdirt Well, we all knew this was coming, but Rep. Bob Goodlatte has been passing around a draft of a bill to move the Copyright Office out of t ...

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Teaser, Pseudo and Lyric Videos Need To Be Part of Your Content Strategy [Music Biz Weekly Podcast]

John Andosca from Hitmanmusic.net join Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert on this week's Music Biz Weekly podcast to explore the importance of teaser, pseudo and lyric videos in your content strategy.  John has worked with artists ranging from Drake to Ariana Grande to John Cougar Mellencamp. ____________________________________  [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/314154094" params="auto_play ...

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Suzanne Ciani, Electronic Music Pioneer, On A Life Of Innovation [INTERVIEW]

In this interview, George Howard chats with Suzanne Ciana, a musical pioneered who broke new ground in defining electronic music. Here she discusses the progression of her career, as well as the premier of a documentary about her life's work. _______________________________ Guest post by George Howard on Forbes Suzanne Ciani is a music pioneer who in many ways defined electronic music. She speaks to George ...

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