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Will ‘The Voice UK’ Have Enough to Triumph Over ‘The X Factor’?

March 2012 will see the launch of new reality television series The Voice in the UK, but with an already crowded market for singing contests, will the show be a success? The Voice, a new talent show format created by Big Brother producers Endemol, was brought by the BBC last year in a two-year, £22 million deal in a bid of competing with rival ITV1 shows The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent 2012. With both these shows attracting over 10 million viewers in the summer and autumn, there is clearly an uphill climb for any new programme.

Sweet, Swing, and Artistic Integrity in 20th Century American Song

The era of Big Band music in America ushered in a new appreciation for jazz as high art. But this transition was not clear-cut and certainly included some struggle between artistic integrity and commercial appeal on the part of musicians and audiences alike. This article compares the genres of Sweet and Swing music in their approach to increasing national exposure while maintaining creative and innovative composition and performance. Juxtaposing this disparity with other genres in contemporary American history further reveals the interaction between these competing goals.

Cassette Tape Repair

As time goes by your cassette tapes can develop a number of problems. And these days there are fewer and fewer professionals out there who can fix audio tapes so if you have recordings worth keeping, now is the time to have them fixed and digitized.

Is Integrity Important In A Musician’s Work?

The dictionary definition of integrity uses three words: wholeness, unity, and honesty. “When talking about integrity, we are talking about being a whole person, an integrated person, with all our different parts working well and delivering the functions that they were designed to deliver.” To be a musician of integrity one must include three crucial elements in their work life. A musician must: create a culture of trust, keep your word, have concern for the greater good, and be honest but modest.

Who Are the Hottest DJs of 2012?

Not only do DJs have to be technically proficient, but they also have to understand how to read a crowd. If they are spinning for a group but failing to get their desired response, they need to know how to adjust on the fly to ensure the evening does not turn into a bust.

The Genre Of Thievery Corporation

Choosing the genre of Thievery Corporation may seem like a difficult task due the wide variety of styles incorporated into their music. This article discusses the main characteristics of their recordings, suggesting a genre to describe their music.

Make Beats Like The Chart Toppers!

This article tells you how you can start making studio quality beats on your computer, quickly and easily. With the DUBTurbo on-line beat maker you can make chart toppers like a pro in minutes.

Organise iTunes With The Help Of Specialist Software

Almost everyone that listens to music on their computer uses iTunes. It is one of the worlds most popular media players out there, providing users with a quick and easy way to access music, videos and podcasts. You can buy directly from the store, upload your own CD’s or even download music files and add them to your library.

Ideas For A Relaxing Weekend

There are many things worth doing in your spare time. If you want, you can just relax and do the things that you like. Giving time for yourself is essential because you need to stop and step back in order for you to regain your strength.

Tips to DJ Your First Party

When you get an offer to DJ a party certainly you have to prepare yourself. If it is your first party the first thing that you should know is your crowd.

What Is Different About Choir Microphones?

Choirs have been attracting church-goers for centuries, from the medieval choral singers of Europe to the modern-day gospel groups of America. For as great as they sound, they are tricky to properly record, which is why choosing the right choir microphones is an important decision.

Basic Guitar Lessons for Beginners

Learning to play a guitar requires perseverance and hard work. You need to start with the basics before going to more advanced levels. This article can serve as guide for aspiring musicians who want to learn how to play a guitar.

5 Facts About The Legendary Guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan was one of the more influential guitar players of our lifetime and tragically he lost his life when in 1990, the helicopter he was in crashed into a ski slope in Wisconsin. His CDs and his fantastic blues electric guitar playing still inspire generations of musicians which includes many of the worlds leading guitar players, and no doubt with the passing of time, this will never change. Here are 5 nuggets of information about the great man.

Booking A Tour Means Music Promotion and Selling Songs

You have signed up with a reliable music distribution agency, have been selling songs online, and have gotten a supportive fan base. Want to go on tour? Perform live gigs in clubs, bars, and if possible, concert arenas? If it’s a yes to all, start booking for your tour.

What Makes a Great Open Mic?

The host is the one that runs the show. When you first show up at the event, you should go and see the host first, they will show you where the list is to sign up. I stress the importance of the open mic host because it’s the host that sets the tone for the show!

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