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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 ...

Show.co Adds "Pre-Save” To Spotify Campaigns For Upcoming Releases

Show.co, the music marketing platform acquired by CD Baby last year, continues to innovate with the addition of campaigns that offer “pre-saves” on Spotify.  The new feature and full Show.co platform is free to all CD Baby artists and offered very affordably to all others. ___________________________________ Show.co's Music Marketing Toolbox Show.co, the CD Baby owned marketing platform, now enables campaig ...

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How To Guide To Advertising Music On Instagram

Instagram has become one of the best ways to promote your personal brand as a musician, but the platform's complexities necessitate a fair amount of finesse on the part of the artist. Here we look at some key practices for promoting your music on Instagram. _________________________ Guest post by Lisa Occhino of the Bandzoogle Blog Instagram is one of the best ways to build your brand and showcase your pers ...

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Spotify Launches RISE Emerging Artists Program and Here Are Troy Carter’s First Four Picks

Spotify has launched RISE, a program "designed to identify and break the next wave of music superstars." Two common denominators  underpinning he first four artists chosen are a decidedly DIY/indie ethos and a smart use of social media to build a committed fanbase.  __________________________________ Spotify's new RISE emerging artist program hopes harness the cultural influence of its 140 million users to ...

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Billboard Adjusts Chart Calculations To Favor Paid Streaming Over Ad-Supported Streams, YouTube

As how people consume music shifts, Billboard has adjusted how it calculates the charts. Bowing to pressure from the recorded music industry, the latest set of changes give more weight to paid streams vs ad-supported streams including YouTube. _________________________ Beginning next year, plays occurring on paid services and tiers on Apple Music, Spotify Premium and others will be given more weight in char ...

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TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

This week, the most popular among Hypebot's many articles looked at Spotify's eventual transformation into a full stack company, the most powerful independent curators on the streaming service, how you can most effectively invest in your music career + yourself, and much, much more. Spotify Will Become A Full Stack Music Company [Mark Mulligan] 15 Most Powerful Independent Curators On Spotify Best Ways To I ...

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10 Things You Should Do As Soon As You Sign Up New Music For Distribution

While signing up for a distribution process is certainly an important of getting your music out there, it doesn't end there. Here we look at ten things you must do once you've signed it up for distribution to ensure your new tunes actually make an impact. ___________________________ Guest post by Chris Robley of DIY Musician There’s more to getting your music out there than simply pressing the “finalize” bu ...

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Demo:listen: Obscene

Welcome to Demo:listen, your weekly peek into the future of underground extreme metal. Whether they’re death, black, doom, sludge, grind, thrash, -core, heavy, speed, punk-, stoner, etc., we’re here to bring you the latest demos from the newest bands. On this week’s Demo:listen we summon from the pit the dreadful power of Indianapolis’ Obscene. It’s a good day when we get to cover a demo from a formidable, ...

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Dream Death – “Journey Into Mystery”

The late ’80s were a heady time for the burgeoning extreme metal scene, although not every band that released a great record received its just compensation. Such was the case for Pittsburgh’s doom-death pioneers, Dream Death. Following in the lumbering and massive footsteps of bands like Trouble, Pentagram and Celtic Frost, Dream Death appeared right on time with their 1987 debut, Journey into Mystery. Ofte ...

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Why You Should Give the New Trivium Album a Chance

Alright everyone, hear me out on this. I know that a new Trivium album isn’t a very high priority for many Decibel readers in 2017. The year has been incredible for all stripes of extreme, underground metal music, especially death metal. So it might seem a little off-message for me to try and pull you out of the cave and into the light of the well-produced, highly polished and accessible sound of Matt Heafy ...

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