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Selecting Affordable, High Quality, Useful Gifts for the Guitarist

Are You Looking for Useful Gifts for the Musician? Are you searching for a practical, useful, but “cool” gift for the musician in your life? Well, perhaps you should consider the line of ZT Lunchbox amps or a Michael Kelly acoustic guitar. ZT…

Why Pay the Musician?

Why Pay the Musician? Many people do not understand the world of a musician or why the payment of a performance is so crucial, whether it be a live performance, CD, album, steaming or download. The life or compensation of a musician is…

Online Shopping to the Detriment of All except the CEO’s

Right out of the gate, being a small business owner as well as having a small independent recording label, I obviously lean toward favoring the “little guy.” The majority of the time I shop and dine at independent establishments – not chains. The…

About Christmas Sales

Any retailer loves to have an abundance of Christmas season sales. Who is going to turn down selling to help boost their profits, build their sustainability or elevate their establishment? Some businesses rely totally upon Christmas to justify them being open throughout the…

The State of Music

Where Is Music Going? Over the past several months I’ve had numerous conversations with people that make their living playing music and often, teaching as well. To be honest, there is a bit of head scratching going on. Where is music going? Who…

Engaging, innovative and inspirational

Youn Sun Nah is gaining notoriety in music circles globally. It is not often we find someone so engaging, innovative and inspiring in our midst. The musicians surrounding her are continually breaking new ground, both with her material as well as their own.…

The Power of a Delicate Song

Not every song is meant to be a hit. Some of the best songs are recorded over an extended period of time by various artists. That is usually a testimony to the strength of a song. Jimmy Webb has always been one of…

Old tape rekindles the music, memories and friendships

This weekend I pulled out the master reel to reel of a recording that we (Sunup) did in February of 1973! I believe it was recorded on an Ampex 8-track recorder in a studio on Culver Rd. with the recording engineer being, Mick…

Terrific drummer – Omar Hakim – Vic Firth sticks

Love this group and drummer = Trio of Oz