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Liam Fray and co. will embark on winter tour dates this year… and they’re hinting at new material, too. Find out where they’re headed and how to get tickets. Courteeners have announced live dates for winter 2018… with frontman Liam Fray promising some new material. The Middleton band will embark on string of gigs in […]

Snoop Dogg says his kitchen is “blazin” – and he wants to share his favourite culinary delights with other foodies in his first cookbook. From Crook to Cook – which is out in October – will feature 50 of the rapper’s all-time favourite recipes straight from his personal collection. The Beautiful singer said: “You know […]

Murph and the lads head out in January for their biggest headline tour. The Wombats have announced their biggest ever UK headline tour for the New Year, 2019. The string of dates in January culminates on 1 February with a massive show at London’s SSE Arena, Wembley. The Wombats – 2019 UK Tour Dates January […]

The 90s undoubtedly marked the Golden Age of underground music zines cataloguing subcultural movements. Without an avalanche of Tumblr accounts offering endless information on what your favourite band is wearing, Soundcloud recommendations about who to listen to next, or Twitter documenting your most-loved guitar player’s childhood fear, publications such as the pioneering DIY zine Sniffin’ […]

Multiple studies link music study to academic achievement. But what is it about serious music training that seems to correlate with outsize success in other fields? The connection isn’t a coincidence. I know because I asked. I put the question to top-flight professionals in industries from tech to finance to media, all of whom had […]

How To Market Your Music More Effectively Knowing how to market your music is without a doubt THE most important thing you can do for your music business and your music career as a whole. You know it’s something that must be handled and if you’re not making efforts to learn how to market your […]

Have you been thinking about starting a career in music for a while, but are not sure what you must do to begin? If the answer is “yes,” then you are certainly not alone. In fact, this is a common problem for almost every musician who wants to start a career in music and become […]

As a bassist, bandleader, teacher, and music copyist, I’ve worked with hundreds of singers throughout the years. Though working musicians know hundreds of tunes, singers need to have good charts in order to have their music played the way they want. I define a “good chart” as a piece of written music that effectively tells […]

The whole point of digital music is the risk-free grazing” Cory Doctorow, Canadian journalist and co-editor and of the off-beat blog Boing Boing, is an activist in favor of liberalizing copyright laws and a proponent of the Creative Commons non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon […]

Have you ever wondered how your favorite musicians make such great music? The answer is this: They fully understand how musical emotion works, and how to use this to create intense emotions in YOU while you listen to them. Understanding musical expression is key to becoming a great guitar player and musician. When you control […]