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

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MUSIC 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.

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 and SINGING NEWS!

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Are You Afraid Of Your Own Creativity?

See/Hear What Elizabeth Gilbert Can Teach You About Losing That Fear... Singing News - How Not To Fear Your Creativity

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Wonder Why So Many Pop Singers Sound Terrific These Days? Here's a Secret... Singer's News - Those Perfect-Sounding Voices! ____________________________

THE GRAMMY'S AGAIN - WHO DO YOU THINK SHOULD WIN? Listen to and Look At Some Grammy contenders

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GETTING BETTER GIGS - A 100K A YEAR MUSICIAN TELLS US HOW!

"Co-Authored by guerrilla music marketing expert David Hooper (Kathode Ray Music), this book gives you two perspectives on a single path to musical success..."

The link below will take you to a free chapter of the book. Be sure to read down far enough to work through the questions on your "perfect gig."

Singing News - Getting Better Gigs

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Want to get your music into TV and Film?

Bob Baker interviews a musician who is successfull in both genres.

Singing News - music in film and tv

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As the Economy Flags - What Will Happen To The Music?

LUCID CULTURE takes a look at New York City: "Well, everybody’ll be broke and homeless, we’ll all gather in the park or in abandoned luxury housing sites and play broken-down instruments and sing until the Halliburton troops come along with their machine guns, at which point we’ll all have to make a run for it. Right?" (wrong...)

Singing News - Where will the music go?

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FIND YOUR SINGING VOICE!

Click here to read and enjoy a wonderful web site by a classcal singer pursuing the dream to sing.

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THE STARVING ARTIST'S HOW-TO-GUIDE: Making a music video on a budget

What type of video are you going to make?

"Gather your band and park it in front of the TV and computer for a good day of video watching. I recommend if you are here in Chicago, check out a lot of the stuff that ends up on JBTV. Check out videos on your favorite bands website." MAKING A VIDEO ON A SHOESTRING _____________________________

GREAT IDEAS ON MUSIC AND LIFE

CDBaby founder, Derek Sivers has launched a site that offers musicians thought-provoking statements from musicians about life and making music....An example: "Let sounds be themselves rather than vehicles for man-made theories on expression of human sentiments." John Cage

Wild Ideas about making music!

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HOW TO BECOME A TOURING MUSICIAN - QUICKLY!

Derek Sivers of CDBaby writes: "Amber Rubarth is a 26-year-old singer/songwriter from Reno, who only started playing music five years ago, but is making a full-time living touring, including four tours of Europe, booking it all herself..."

One singer's road to touring and making a living....

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A SONG WORTH SINGING

"Graham songwriter Paul Cook has hitched his wagon to a star. He recently received national attention by becoming a finalist in the song of the year songwriting contest, an international contest supporting VH-1’s Save the Music Foundation..."

Read about one songwriter who writes all his songs on the road _____________________________

WHY SHOULD WE SING? Bill Riehl states his case for singing...

"Why do I sing today? It feels good. It is whole-body play that makes the tensions of the day melt away. It's good for your heart and lungs. I was once a long-distance runner, but my cardiovascular exercise is now reduced to the hours I spend singing. My pulse is still low, and my lungs still work..."

"Singing is a way to achieve harmony in life.." ___________________________________

INDIE, FIERCE AND FEMALE

"JWL B. of the Florida hip-hop duo Yo Majesty was not satisfied with her tight-collared, mostly male audience at a New York club last fall. So she nonchalantly peeled off her oversized white T-shirt and black sports bra and performed the next several songs topless..."

Hip-Hop’s Newest Faces: Indie, Fierce and Female

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ROSEANNE CASH tells her truth about Songwriting:

"I haven’t written a song in about a year. All of 2007 was a blur of pain, culminating in brain surgery last November. The surgery went fine, the recovery has been brutal, but I think I’m starting to get better, because just recently I’ve gotten excited about writing songs again..."

Songwriter, Rosanne Cash on the mystery of writing songs.

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Check out BJORK's new work:

Singing News - Bjork charts new music ground in 3D...

If for some reason, you cannot open that link, here is another... Singing News - Bjork 3D (musicology)