“Gigging on a Dime”…I remember that song from the 80’s. It was fantastic, wasn’t that Bon Jovi’s follow up to “Living on a Prayer”? No? I must be thinking of something else. Oh, you mean actually gigging, with very little money. Wow! I was way off wasn’t I? It would make a great title for a song though, wouldn’t it?
These days musicians are finding it more and more difficult to break into and onto the music scene, in the normal way. It used to be (way, way back, like back around the time of Elvis, in the 50’s back) a singer or group could go in, cut a record and find channels to get airtime to get their single played. That’s why you saw the rise of so many one hit wonders. Tours were common, but you usually had several artists or groups playing together, in the same concert. The day the music died – when Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper died, in the plane crash on February 3, 1959. Also on this tour, but not on the plane were Waylon Jennings, and Dion DiMucci (of Dion and the Belmonts). Today, you’re lucky to find known names, at a major concert. You have the Headliner, and maybe a warm up band that has some kind of fame.
New Technology to Get Heard
Is there still hope for new and upcoming artists? Absolutely. One solution is right at your fingertips. Make technology work for you. There are a massive amounts of indie websites created every day, where new musicians have the opportunity to be heard world wide, rather than just local radio play. Look at how many musicians are playing their material on youtube.com alone.
But musicians are performers. Ask any of them what gives them the biggest charge (aside from playing their own material) and most will tell you the thrill of playing in front of a live audience, where they can experience the enjoyment of their fans.
Investigate your Venue
So how do you get started on your concert tour? Maybe you can start, with those Megabus Coupons you've been saving. Cities of any kind of size will always have bars and nightclubs, with live entertainment. A lot of these types of venues will accept new unsigned acts and allow them to perform. Some will require an entertainment license (you will need to check what licenses may be required). Be sure that before you book a venue to drop by and check it out first. You don’t want to book a performance, in a place that either does not have a very good customer base, or is about to go out of business. Also, be sure to know what the clientele is that frequent the venue. There’s nothing worse than being a bubble gum pop singer and booking a show at a hardcore biker bar. Also, make sure there is not some other major event happening that will take patrons away from your show. Not a bad idea to find out if the staff is friendly or if the service is good. And if you are expecting to get paid, ask around with other musicians how management is with following through on payment. There is nothing worse than putting your heart and soul into a show, just to get stiffed by the owner. It’s enough to make you want to throw your keyboard down the stairs!
Exploring and committing to differentiated learning is an effectively way to build a well-rounded and versatile education. It makes easier to transcend in academics regarding the core interests or long-term goals they may have. Music can be incorporated in both teaching and building a career beyond academics. Music is also the core of every schools culture programs across the US. Marching bands on school campus is a long standing and expansive tradition in America these days. Incorporating music into classrooms, curriculums and class schedules providers several different ambitious students.
Music is the Key
Many students use music when they study to help them focus, some ambiance in the background or classical music like Mozart can help create a pleasant and beneficial environment when it comes to studying or getting school work done. Learning to play instruments or read music also brings new skills and knowledge to the student that would not otherwise get in the classroom. Music can be an effective way to learn about the culture of a specific region or era in history as well.
Many times, analyzing and exploring different music can help provide insight that the texts and reading cannot. Music opens new opportunities and interests for students that would typically not be privy or exposed to. It’s important to provide as many different perceptions or options to students when it comes to building a strong well-rounded education that can serve them well later in life.
Creating music also helps the student learn about different skills and ways to bring an idea together. Many times music in education is the deciding factor for young students that are interested or curious about having a career in the music or entertainment industry. Incorporating music in the classroom is an effective way to keep studies fun and engaging.
Elvis Presley, the King of Rock 'n Roll, played four shows in three days at Madison Square Garden in June of 1972. Out of all the King's shows, not to mention all of the legendary Madison Square Garden concerts, these are regarded (in retrospect) as the last great performances put on by Presley, before he began to decline physically. Those shows have been captured and released by Sony Music in a 40th Anniversary CD and DVD combination box-set, called Prince from Another Planet.
It's Good to Be the King
The name comes from the headline of a glowing New York Times review of the '72 concerts. Vinyl albums of selected songs from that weekend were in stores in a shockingly short amount of time, but the new collection proves that the Prince from Another Planet concerts remains as relevant as Presley himself. As the box set proves, the back-story contains as much intrigue as it does music.
A Long Hiatus
His agent, Tom Parker, had kept him out of New York City for 15 years following poor reviews of his televised appearances on Jackie Gleason's and Ed Sullivan's programs in the late 1950s. When asked about it by the New York press, Elvis joked, "We had to wait our turn in order to get the building. Couldn't get a good building in fifteen years." It was an obvious nod of respect toward Madison Square Garden, one of the great entertainment venues of all time.
Elvis had evolved considerably by 1972. He still liked to mix in what he called his "hard rock" songs, like Heartbreak Hotel, Hound Dog and Blue Suede Shoes, but that MSG set list is stocked with a who's-who list of cover tunes. Elvis touched on everything from opera to country, from early blues influences like Lowell Fulsom to country contemporaries like Willie Nelson, with hints of Kris Kristofferson, Don Ho and Ike and Tina Turner mixed in as well. The DVD portion of the Prince from Another Planet box-set also includes rare footage of the MSG concert, shot from a fan's hand-held camera, bringing the King to life through the eyes of his fans.
The undisputed heavyweight of rock music culture is coming to perform one of the most anticipated Mohegan Sun Arena Concerts in a long, long time! Bob Dylan will be performing in September at the Mohegan Sun and bringing his “Never Ending Tour” to Connecticut. The arena inside of the Mohegan Sun Casino is a customizable venue that has been home to the Connecticut Sun since 2003 and has hosted numerous events with its adaptable type of configuration seating. The Mohegan Sun Arena is an awesome spot for a concert of this magnitude
Not Just your Average Casino
As of 2006, the seating can be configured into 5 common sports configurations; basketball, boxing, bowling, rodeo, ping pong. It also can be reconfigured to fit many types of concerts: regular, full house, center stage, and half house. The arena has won awards for being one of America's most modern concert venues and was awarded the 2008 and 2010 Country Music Award for "Casino of the Year". It was also ranked the 4th best venue by Billboard Magazine.
Never Ending Tour
Bob Dylan is an icon of rock music with his unpretentious vocals and hard hitting social and political poetry set to unforgettable music. His legacy spans some fifty years and seems to truly be never ending. Dylan has not succumbed to the traditional pitfalls of other musical talents. He has continued to produce record and perform in his style of unsentimental reality. His music is respected as an American legacy which will live on long after Bob has gone. His music touches everyone and there’s no one in the universe who doesn’t know the name of Bob Dylan! Bob Dylan is one of the last living spokespersons for life, love and the world we live in. Dylan is coming!
I happen to live in a house with of lots of storage space including several walk in closets. Do you have any idea how many concerts one would have to attend in order to fill up a walk in closet with concert T shirts? Then again you could hit E Bay and see how many concert T shirts there are for sale today. Then again…
Let The Shopping Begin
Just for the fun of it, open up your laptop and go to http://www.bustedtees.com and have a look around. Oh sure there are lots of T-Shirt sites for shopping online, but you have to start somewhere. And if you somehow manage to find what you are looking for right away—now you’ve got the rest of the day to shop for other things or pick out the rest of your wardrobe for this evening’s trip to the clubs. Concert tee shirts are pretty big deal, but they are so expensive when you buy them at the concert. I mean seriously, who can afford a decent seat (ticket) to get in, all the mandatory beers that you have to drink, and the cost of a T-Shirt?
Sure I Was At That Concert!
Never mind that the date on the T shirt was when you were still in grade school. If you’re going to buy concert T shirts with dates on them, and try to pass off the notion that you were actually there, you are going to have to be a little bit choosy with which concerts you pick. Wearing mom and dad’s Grateful Dead T-Shirt is cool and retro; but don’t try to tell one you were there. (Unless it was in your mother’s womb; which is an absolute possibility for some of you.)
And while we’re on the subject of T shirts; is it better to hang your tee shirts or fold them and put them in a drawer? You all know that I love me some Martha Stewart—so it should come as no surprise when I tell you that Martha Stewart has online instructions for the correct way to fold a T shirt. Would you expect anything less?
When you're at the game watching the Super Bowl you might have an opportunity to show all of the people around the world the Super Bowl. If you are thinking of streaming halftime show then you need to be sure that you have plenty of information so that you know you were able to do that. The first thing you should do is make sure that your cell phone is working correctly and that you have all of the applications needed in order to stream the halftime show life. Then when you are ready you can start sharing all of the wonderful things you are viewing with your friends and family.
Super Bowl 2013 Getting Super Bowl 2013 information is not going to be very difficult because when he gets time for football season all of the football websites start becoming live and many new ones are created so that all of the fans of football are able to start reading more about their favorite team. The Super Bowl line is also a wonderful way for you to learn all about the predictions of the upcoming season. Another great place to find out additional information about the Super Bowl is Wikipedia. All you need to do is simply type in Wikipedia: Super Bowl and you will get plenty of information so that you can share with your friends.
Hosting A Party While Attending The Super Bowl If you are in a situation where you have a special suite at the Super Bowl you might consider hosting a party for all of your friends and family to attend that can get a Super Bowl ticket. Getting a ticket will guarantee them a fabulous time in your suite and you can also have your suite catered so you have not only the halftime show but you will also have a catered party which can be a huge hit.
The Super Bowl is going to be really cool and the halftime shows are always something to look forward to. Being able to show the friends and family that were not able to get a ticket what you are seeing is going to be really cool for them.
Local television stations (in my area for instance: ABC, WISN, WTMJ radio and TMJ4 TV and Fox6), CNN, MSNBC and even Internet sites such as Google all have streaming news available and for today’s Internet users. The latest news updates and can be available on your iPad and on your laptop and; they can in fact be incorporated as your home page.
Smart Phone Alerts
With the installation of a simple, and usually free, app you can now get news alerts on local and worldwide news as well as alerts concerning sports or even alerts of financial interest via your smart phone. News videos of all types are available with certain apps as well and are offered by most popular cell phone service providers. When something happens that is newsworthy an alert will sound on your phone. You can then either ignore it or pull it up and view it in detail. As mentioned, this doesn’t have to apply on an international level. You can choose the kind of news that you want to be alerted to—even if it’s nothing more than weather alerts.
Health And The News
Everyday technology brings us new discoveries in a plethora of areas, medicine being one of them. If you want the latest health alerts (i.e. Food recalls, medicine recalls, medical discoveries, new treatments, etc.) then you are going to want to find an app that supplies you with that kind of news alert. A simple search on your computer will bring up endless results for most any kind of streaming news videos concerning health or any other area of concern or interest; and what apps will bring them into your hands.
The big name news channels or stations will cover all the really big breaking news stories. When a celebrity dies, that’s news. In fact in the case of a celebrity or sports figure dying it’s hard to avoid that particular story. And if they died in a questionable manner there is no avoiding that story. Pick and choose as far as what kind of streaming videos you want so that you’re not bothered with junk videos.
One would sincerely hope that this goes without saying, but sometimes stating the obvious is painfully necessary: if you’re hosting music online you really need to make sure that the music that you’re hosting is yours—not someone else’s. That means you wrote it. You wrote the music; you wrote the lyrics; you put it all together.
Now Let’s Pick A Host
It’s easy enough to discover for yourself the top 10 web hosting services. In business since 1996 and currently at number one is Bluehost. It just so happens they’re running a special in 2012 for $4.95. There are lots of unlimited services that they provide and let’s face it; you don’t get to be number one by providing shoddy service. But are they the only ones out there? Goodness no! And do you want to utilize a shared server or are you going to need a server that is completely and totally secure so that you can apply your own programs? These are questions you need to ask yourself.
Here’s Where The Research Comes In
Clearly if you’re going to be hosting music on line you’re already familiar with computers and the Internet. Do yourself a favor and get some research going on which host is going to be the best for you. As previously mentioned security is probably a pretty big issue if you are writing your own music and want it to be safe from copyright infringement.
Hosting someone else’s music online is a copyright infringement. There are penalties for doing so and the powers that be are trying as hard as they can to become ever more stringent regarding this offense. So you’ve been forewarned.
The Kentucky Derby is a wonderful event that has been around for several years. Thousands of people attend this horse race from all over the world. One of the reasons why this horse races so spectacular is because there are several different traditions. Some of the traditions are extremely cool and unique in people look for to them each year. Not only are the traditions unique but some of them consist of a cool drink that everyone always enjoys and also a great song. Educating Yourself About The Kentucky Derby
You might be thinking of enjoying this wonderful derby that is held the first weekend in May each year. It is a good idea that you do plenty of research on the Kentucky Derby so that you get a feel for what is to be expected. Not only do you need to know about Kentucky and where it is held but you also need to know a bit of information about the horses. Most people that attend the Kentucky Derby also will gamble on who is going to win. Having information about the horse will help you make good Kentucky Derby bets. That is another aspect of the Kentucky Derby that makes it so exciting. Wikipedia is a good way to start learning about the Kentucky Derby so that when it comes time to start booking your reservations you have recommendations that you can use for lodging and also airfare.
Learning The Ins And Outs To Gambling
Any time you want to gamble you always need to know exactly what you are getting into and also figuring out the odds of winning money. Again this is one of those things where you should go online and read how to gamble responsibly so that you do not take a huge hit and was a bunch of money. The more you educate yourself the better you will do when it comes to gambling on a winning horse. You've also should determine what your budget is for gambling because some people will spend thousands of dollars gambling on a winning horse. Those people generally have deep pockets or they are extremely experienced when it comes to gambling.
The Kentucky Derby is going to be a great experience for you and your family. You should try to take its many photographs as possible and even video if you are able to. This event would make a great scrapbook for your family to enjoy.
It can be easy to forget about the music channels that are included with cable TV packages. From companies like Dish TV promotions and similar companies, a huge bank of music channels are now the status quo. Instead of turning on you iPod or putting on a CD the next time you want to listen to music, don’t forget your TV music channels, and here’s why.
Variety that can’t be beat
Television music channels offer an impressive variety of music styles. Upwards of 60 music channels are usually offered with most cable package, and every music genre under the sun is nearly always represented. It can be hard some days deciding what kind of music you’re in the mood for and television music channels can be the creative juice you’re looking for. Hip-hop, contemporary pop, country, R&B, jazz, rock and classical channels are just some of the genres you'll find. Stations that focus on decades, like all seventies music or all eighties music and even a station that plays nothing but soundtracks from movies are also offered. You'll also find stations that play America's latest hits, such as channels with names like "Top 120.“ And for fans of a particular artist like The Rolling Stones, stations like "Rolling Stones Radio" are offered from several cable television companies.
Reason upon reason to tune in
A home is always more inviting with music. If you can’t get someone live in the flesh to serenade your dinner guests, television music channels are the next best thing. Simply tune into a nice, easy listening station, adjust your TV speakers to the perfect volume and you have instant dinner music that your guests will actually love. And there are a myriad of other great reasons to tune in throughout the day too. Television stations are great for kids, and get them up on their feet moving. They’re also idea for when you’re working out or for even that special moment in the bedroom.
Television music channels offer impressive variety and here to stay. Remember to take advantage of your music channels as often as you can.