Singing News & Music Ideas To Energize Your Creative Flow and to Keep You Informed!

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SINGING NEWS & CAREER IDEAS - I think it is wildly important for singers to know what is going on in the world of singing in particular, and in music, in general. Being informed will only increase your chances for a singing career.

On this Singing News page, every week I will post one or two of the most interesting stories, ideas and features that I find on net.

I want to get your creative juices flowing! And I want to keep you informed about the latest singer's news.

Check back weekly for more inspiring music ideas to spark your imagination!

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THIS PAGE IS SINGING NEWS - PART TWO

(PART ONE IS HERE...)

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WILL YOUR "FANS" FINANCE YOUR NEXT CD?" Jill Sobule's new album, California Years, was financed by donations from fans to the tune of $75,000...

The Latest in Financing Your Recordings...

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CAN MUSIC BRING YOU BETTER HEALTH?

"Listening to finer music and attending concerts on a consistent basis makes your real age about four years younger,” Dr. Michael F. Roizen — the chief wellness officer of the Wellness Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, said recently." (NOTE! This is New York Times article. You may have to sign up (for free) to read it. Registering to read New York Times articles is worth the effort.)

Prescription Music!

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READ JOHN MELLENCAMP ON THE STATE OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

...I once suggested to Don Henley, many years ago after I had left Polygram, that we should form an artist-driven record label, much like Charlie Chaplin did with the movies when he, more than 90 years ago, joined forces with Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks to form United Artists. Don's response was correct. He said that trying to get artists and business people together to work for the common good of everyone involved is akin to herding cats... MELLENCAMP SOUNDING OFF ___________________________________

How To Create Your Own Indie Job In the Indie Scene!

Discover Indie!

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Singer finds that Pilates exercises helps her voice... ¨Her instructor noticed that her voice had more body and more overtones to the sound. "He said, 'whatever you're doing, keep doing it.'

Singing News - Can Pilates help build a better voice? _______________________________

MUSIC BUSINESS WISDOM FROM STEVE VAN ZANDT

Don´t put yourself on Facebook before you are ready!...

Get better, then get on MySpace!

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SMART WORDS FOR SINGERS ABOUT MICROPHONE TECHNIQUE!

Few singers practice their microphone technique enough, which results in some fantastic voices being overlooked due to poor sound quality or bad technique when performing live...

Read here about Mic Technique

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100 WAYS TO BECOME BETTER KNOWN AS A SINGER!!

Singing News - Get Better Known!

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WHAT'S A SONG WORTH - AND TO WHOM?

... the inherent value of art to the consumer is almost zero. (Read more from Matt Rosoff)

Musicians don't deserve money...

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KNASHING TEETH OVER SELLING MUSIC!

“The whole way we go about distributing our music, recording our music, selling our music, it’s all changing very quickly, it’s causing a lot of confusion. A lot of people can’t quite get to grips with it,” Theunissen said.

“Music is now worthless in the eyes of everyone save God...”

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TIPS ON HOW TO GO BEYOND FACEBOOK, AND MYSPACE TO GET YOUR MUSIC HEARD

"Besides the obvious sites like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, musicians should leverage the opportunities available to them via the sites listed here. We’ve found five amazing sites offering better self-promotion opportunities..."

Singing News - Lesser know social sites for your music! __________________________

HEY SINGERS! IT'S ALL ABOUT CONNECTION!

"From Twitter to the Podsafe Music Network to Independent Online Distribution Alliance’s Promonet, music artists are harnessing a variety of new media to build a community of fans..."

SINGER NEWS - IF ONLY WE COULD CONNECT!

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WOW! THE DEATH OF MUSIC?

Read a very alternate take on the Grammys

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NOT EVERYBODY GOES DIGITAL - A SINGER SONGWRITER WITH STRONG TIES TO ANALOGUE Matt Ward and his nostalgia for a 4-track

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CRAZY CREATIVE IDEAS brought to you by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. Hear (video and text) about what Reznor is doing to keep his music flowing into the world while making a very good living!

Singing News - Reznor Music Innovations