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Julia Sheer Looks So Deep She Can See Beyond a Song

Johnny Nevin | Posted 09.22.2016 | Entertainment
Johnny Nevin

Usually, when you write your very first song and upload it to YouTube, you don't get five million views.

Gloria Estefan Dishes On New Hit Musical 'On Your Feet' And Growing Up Latina

The Huffington Post | Kara Ramonetti | Posted 09.15.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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How The Department Of Justice Is Shaping The Future Of Music

Zach Katz | Posted 08.11.2016 | Entertainment
Zach Katz

The music industry has been upended by the digital revolution over the past decade. Yet despite tremendous changes in the way music is distributed and...

Dance and Rejoyce with England's Salt Ashes

Salvatore Bono | Posted 07.06.2016 | New York
Salvatore Bono

"I'm shitting my pants," British singer / songwriter Salt Ashes admitted to me on a late May afternoon in New York about the upcoming release of her d...

Good Lovin' on My Birthday- My Message to You!

Larry Dvoskin | Posted 06.22.2016 | Entertainment
Larry Dvoskin

On Facebook and other social media platforms everyone appears to be a success. We show our best face, best version of ourselves. I am viewed by some a...

Speaking With New York's Best Singer (And The World's) -- Tuelo

Salvatore Bono | Posted 06.16.2016 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Sometimes a singer just comes out of nowhere and makes you question everything you ever listened to before. When you finally hear it, you know. It is ...

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: "Suddenly" (from my newly released book)

Shelly Peiken | Posted 05.31.2016 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

SOMETIMES I HEAR Simon and Garfunkel singing, "Slow down you move too fast." They're in a little bubble following me around as I scurry about my day.

Daring to "Live the Dream" after 50

Ilene Angel | Posted 05.12.2016 | Fifty
Ilene Angel

George Bernard Shaw said, "Youth is wasted on the young." And he was right, of course. But I think dreams are often wasted on the young as well, when ...

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Nothing Compared 2 U

Shelly Peiken | Posted 04.25.2016 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

Prince could do it all. Play everything. And he could dance to boot. In heels. The night he died there was nothing on my Facebook or Twitter feed but posts about him. We all expressed our sorrow in our own way.

Interview: Chrystyna Marie

Anthony Tinsman | Posted 02.22.2017 | Entertainment
Anthony Tinsman

Loaded Gun, the new EP from Chrystyna Marie, will drop at the end of February 2016. Chrystyna was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Definitely a Blu...

Jon Butcher: From Behind the Six String

Jason Landry | Posted 01.29.2017 | Entertainment
Jason Landry

Jon Butcher is a recognized American rock and blues guitarist and songwriter from the Boston music scene whose career has spanned more than thirty years. I caught up with Jon and talked about the songwriters who have inspired him, the difference in writing for himself vs. writing for television and movies, and his newest CD titled 2ROADS EAST.

Legal Questions When Creating a Musical Group or Band

Brad Reid | Posted 11.12.2016 | Business
Brad Reid

Like it or not, law permeates our society including the arts. Musical groups find themselves surrounded by legal questions. Frequently, default legal ...

Vanessa Carlton Talks About Her Newest Album, Liberman

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 11.06.2016 | Entertainment
Elysabeth Alfano

Imagine starting out as a singer-songwriter and the first song you put out commercially goes to the top five and you have a Grammy nomination for Best Song of the Year.

Artist Spotlight: Michael McArthur and His Album 'Magnolia'

Morena Duwe | Posted 09.14.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

The potency of the human voice has the power to move not only with its tone but also with its message. Beautiful vocals imbued with meaningful words creates an irresistible combination. Based out of Lakeland, Florida comes Michael McArthur, a soulful singer/songwriter.

A Better Place to Be: Induct Harry Chapin into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Craig E. Sherman | Posted 09.14.2016 | Entertainment
Craig E. Sherman

Chapin's untimely death in 1981, undoubtedly robbed the world of some of the most prolific and beautiful songs that he sadly was never able to write.

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Dear Bob Lefsetz--Please R.S.V.P.

Shelly Peiken | Posted 08.19.2016 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

Of course our largest area of discourse will be our polar opposite views on the way in which music creators are being compensated (or not compensated) in the current digital economy...(yours being: stream away and embrace the new era; mine -- fair market value for my content, please).

The Vanity -- Real Talk with Frontman Alex Dugan

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 07.21.2016 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Meet The Vanity, a band that recently broke into Austin's competitive music scene and is tearing it up with their raw talent.

Cannes 2015 #Shingerview: Mary J. Blige

David Shing | Posted 07.16.2016 | Entertainment
David Shing

"What keeps me fresh is my ability to be and to not be afraid to be who I am. Inspiration comes from living, from life, from living my life and watchi...

Astoria Characters: The Music Mama

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.13.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Singer. Songwriter. Musician. Performer. Wife. Mother. Worker. Shelly Bhushan lists these labels -- she doesn't think she has left any out -- and adds juggler. That's the one word that defines her life.

Speaking With Your New Favorite Artist -- KaiL Baxley

Salvatore Bono | Posted 05.04.2016 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Singer/songwriters always have something to say, even when they are not performing. Something is always on their mind and generally their stories are some of the most fascinating. One singer/songwriter in particular is South Carolina native KaiL Baxley.

All About That Bar: Bemelmans Hosts Kate Davis

Roxane Assaf Lynn | Posted 06.23.2015 | Arts
Roxane Assaf Lynn

The celebrity boîte in the Hotel Carlyle enshrining today's only public mural art of Ludwig Bemelmans is a fitting incubator for the blossoming musical talents of multi-instrumentalist/singer Kate Davis.

The Entrepreneurial Pianist

David Drake | Posted 05.02.2015 | Arts
David Drake

It's with this same kind of lightness that he approaches the piano bench. His curly, rebellious and untamed hair plays its own part in this unusual pianist's performances.

One Girl

Shelly Peiken | Posted 03.25.2015 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

I hope I encouraged one girl to find the joy in putting even painful words on paper. I hope I sang something that will help one girl look in the mirror tomorrow and like herself a little more.

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Slumdog Millionairess

Shelly Peiken | Posted 01.21.2015 | Travel
Shelly Peiken

I went to India to clear my head, to give my songs a different point of view. But the Universe has a way of saying "Ha" all the time. Back in the safety of my Laurel Canyon nest, I couldn't write a word for weeks. In fact, a pop song was the last thing on my mind.

After the Heroin, the Singing

Ben Evans | Posted 01.05.2015 | Arts
Ben Evans

In total, he looked up all of two times throughout his set, and the shame that seemed to hold his eyes to the floor was both unsettling and captivating.