“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” - Cecil Beaton
"Singers and Musicians are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in one year than most people do in a lifetime. Every day, musicians and singers face the financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think they should get real jobs, and their own fear that they’ll never work again. Every day, they have to ignore the possibility that the vision they have dedicated their ...lives to is a pipe dream. With every role, they stretch themselves, emotionally and physically, risking criticism and judgment. With every passing year, many of them watch as the other people their age achieve the predictable milestones of normal life - the car, the family, the house, the nest egg. Why? Because musicians and singers are willing to give their entire lives to a moment - to that line, that laugh, that gesture, or that interpretation that will stir the audience’s soul. Singers and Musicians are beings who have tasted life’s nectar in that crystal moment when they poured out their creative spirit and touched another’s heart. In that instant, they were as close to magic, God, and perfection as anyone could ever be. And in their own hearts, they know that to dedicate oneself to that moment is worth a thousand lifetimes."
-David Ackert, LA Times
Gotta give some props to Soundchecker, Garret Williams of Lady and Gent.
He's a finalist for the Martin Guitar And American Songwriter's "The Pub Deal" Contest: (#15 on the list below)
Utah Music Association's Holiday Bash is coming up on Dec 8th!
If you missed their inaugural event last August, now's your chance to see this amazing organization in action.
Meet fellow artists, venue owners, promoters, managers, label execs, and more....
It's that time of year again, Velour Live Music Gallery Winter Battle of the Bands!
Click the link below to get all the deets!
Remember when Joshua James presented at Soundcheck last January?
He was featured on MTV Hive talking about his new album. Pretty rad!
Soundcheck Member's Lady and Gent were featured on American Songwriter's website. Congrats, guys!
Muse Music Cafe getting some love in the news! Great video spot about their open mic night. Check it:
Do you ever think you're "too old" to pursue your dreams in the music industry?
Songwriting, playing in a band, singing, promoting, managing, etc...
If you battle the "too old" demons (like many of us do) then this video might shed some light:...
If you're looking to take your PR skills to the next level and boost the exposure for your music, this is a FANTASTIC deal.
$27 for a full course presented by none other than Cyber PR and Bob Baker of Berklee Music!