Am I Good Enough To Make it in the Music Business?

Question: I was wondering how do I make myself confident, one minute I feel like I’ve got it and I am good enough to make it into the music business, but the next I feel like I shouldn’t waste my time. My mom is very up and down, but how do I stop listening to the people around me and …

Is Marijuana Good For My Singing Voice?

Question: Hello, we have a little bit of a problem here because our lead singer seems to think that smoking pot does not in any way affect his singing voice!!! Can you please let me know if this is true? We all have tried to tell him that it does affect your voice and that he needs to “can it” …

The Healing Power Of Music

North Carolina native, Kim McLean, is an artist whose artistic voice transcends boundaries. The ASCAP and Dove Award-winning singer-songwriter has had cuts by more than 200 artists including Trisha Yearwood, Kelley Coffey, Tim McGraw, Lee Ann Womack, Jennifer Hanson, Shana Morrison, and Kathie Lee Gifford. Her first radio single as an artist, “Angels and Eagles”, a duet with Dolly Parton …

Seven Sites For Your Surfing Pleasure

It’s important to stay informed about what’s happening in the music industry, even if it’s a genre that isn’t exactly your style. Each brand of music and every single type of artist is engaged in the human experience and is a potentially viable force for inspiration, contemplation, and reverberation as you cultivate for creative licks and chops. The following are …

Getting Ready To Tackle Broadway

Chris Cordero describes himself as a musical theatre geek with singing, dancing, and acting as three equally driving passions in his life. The 17-year old native of West Milford, New Jersey, recently auditioned for the musical, Rent, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center at got a callback. He credits his work with his voice coach, Deborah “Zuke” Smith, for …

Styling For Singing Success

For years our pop culture has stressed the importance of image to the point of the slogan, “image is everything.” Marketing, image consulting, various forms of stylists, and so on have become viable art forms and thriving industries. In fact, we’ve become experts in hyping and spinning and packaging everything from the latest healthy lifestyle trends and state-of-the-art medical facilities …

Start Spreading The News, He’s On The Move…

Chris Keller is art in perpetual motion, but it is motion with a purposeful, passionate pursuit. So it should come as no surprise that the 25-year-old master of the mix should be drawn to the power and purpose of America’s centrifugal core city, none other than the Big Apple. The pull and the push of its pulse is at the …

Get Your Game Face On

For years I’ve always searched for ways to keep my mind supple, my heart open, my sufficiently stretched out past its daily yawning. So I invent games that can be played like solitaire but are actually best when engaged in small groups. This is one that evolved as the result of wanting to get out of a creative rut. I …