Producer, film composer, keyboardist and writer CJ Vanston (Spinal Tap, Toto, Ringo Starr) has teamed up with notable producer-engineer and Warren Huart (Aerosmith, Ace Frehley, the Fray) to release an informative video pertaining to record production and songwriting through Huart's YouTube series Produce Like A Pro. Read More: Producer Crosstalk: Warren Huart In this 1 hour 17 minute interview filmed at Vanston's studio, Vanston tells viewers how he worked his way up in the industry and points out the skills he believes are essential to be successful. He shares many insider stories about Spinal Tap, Joe Cocker, Jeff Beck and Carol King, [...]
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At this year's ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo, Defend Music Publishing's Russell Nygaard let it be known that his company is on the lookout for writers who have the unique ability to create songs from across all genres. Defend Music is a regular presence on the Billboard 200 album sales charts, and they have had copyrights in many No. 1 albums in their history, including Beyoncé's Lemonade, Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail and Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP 2. Defend Music's songs are used in film, TV, video games and commercials, including recent spots for Apple, Nike, Fitbit, Keurig and Rexona. [...]
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A classy, well-crafted, and creatively recombinant distillate of classic Vox and Fender sounds. [...]
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PHOTO: Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Foo Fighters guitarist and frontman Dave Grohl recently joined his mother to promote her new book, From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and .. [...]
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Wiz Khalifa releases mobile game
Multi-platinum and Taylor Gang/Atlantic Records recording artist Wiz Khalifa, has released his new mobile game, Wiz Khalifa's Weed Farm, on Apple App Store and Google Play. Made possible by Warner Music Artist Services, a division of WMG that supports Atlantic Records in all non-music brand opportunities and released in partnership with Metamoki, a boutique game studio and pioneer in the free-to-play gaming industry, the premise for Wiz Khalifa's Weed Farm is to grow, harvest and reinvest. Through the game, both Metamoki and Khalifa offer a glimpse into the future of legalized cannabis, and the opportunities it has already created for a new [...]
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Multi-platinum, Grammy-winning artist-DJ-producer Zedd has launched Double Zero, a new line of high-definition headphones produced by Zedd with design team SF, Inc. The headphones feature a dynamic yet precise sound engineered by Japanese sound system manufacturer Onkyo. Retailing at $199.99, the first model of Double Zero headphones, 001, are available for purchase. "We've been working on these headphones for over a year and have been tweaking everything from the shape, to the cable, to the carrying bag until we all were in love with it," Zedd explains. "Every detail really does matter to me. I wanted the headphones to sound real [...]
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