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Miami Valley Music Fest is Where Charity Rocks!

Dates:    August 1st-2nd                 Location:    Troy Eagle’s Campgrounds
Ticket Prices:                                                              2252 Troy-Urbana Rd, Troy, OH 45373
$35 Early Bird **sold out**
$45 Presale                                        WEEKEND CAMPING:
$30 Gate Friday only                          FREE primitive camping
$40 Gate Saturday only                      $20 standard RV/Camper site, no utilities
$60 Gate Weekend                             NO PETS ARE PERMITTED at the event without a service dog permit. No exceptions.
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(Photo by: Jennifer Clarke)

(Photo by: Jennifer Clarke)

Preparations are underway for Dirty/Clean’s show at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. Joshua Egeland, who makes up one half of the duo (drummer Jay Madewell is the other half) will be performing at the Boonshoft in little over 24 hours from when I meet with him at Ghostlight Coffee. The special event will be in the museum’s Science on a Sphere room, and will incorporate a choreographed light show featuring digital projection synced to the live music.  View full article »

guitarstogunstocks_logo_adjustedNew retail shop, Guitars to Gunstocks, in Springfield, Ohio recently opened its doors to feature store owner, Jacob Collins’, beautiful wood carvings, guitars, guitar repair services, and what he hopes will be one of the largest selection of local music and related merchandise in the area!

Later this month, Guitars to Gunstocks will host its Grand Opening Celebration along with the 1 Year Anniversary of its neighbor, Artistic Delirium Tattoos and Piercings! There will be great celebration day only specials, raffles for cool prizes, and live acoustic performances in the afternoon from area artists!

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cover imageOver the last few months, I’ve heard about a number of large shows coming out of Rockstar Pro Arena in Dayton. While I hadn’t had a chance yet to personally make a show there, I was curious as to what’s going down at this venue, so late last month, I contacted and met with part-owner, GeeGee Bradley, to feature them on our second Venue Spotlight!

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RepAvatrDisputes among band members are not new, and when they happen, they can be ugly.  Recently, STP (Stone Temple Pilots) sued former singer Scott Weiland, who then counter-sued STP for various issues involving their written band agreement.  The good news is they had an agreement to fall back on.  The bad news, of course, is that regardless of the agreement, emotions on both sides are high and this particular dispute may take years of court battles to resolve.

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guitarIf you’re involved in the entertainment world as an artist, musician, or other entertainer, you probably want to make it more than a hobby, perhaps even a career.  If you want to be successful in the entertainment world, you need to treat your craft as a business, and that includes having some knowledge of the legal issues that come up.  If you don’t have this basic knowledge, you could be taken advantage of by someone who does, and wind up losing everything you’ve worked hard for.

View full article »… It’s a name that millions of people have heard of, even if they don’t use it. Many people would also love to have that kind of name recognition.  In the meantime, there’s a really easy and effective way to build your “brand” from within Facebook, and I see it getting missed ALL the time…. your Facebook web address!

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Free Places to Post Show Fliers

There are a number of local places (both physical and online) where bands and musicians can post fliers for free!  Here is a handy reference list of places to post…


PHYSICAL LOCATIONS (in Dayton, unless otherwise specified):

1.) Second Time Around Music & Video
2.) Guitar Center
3.) Omega Music
4.) Hazy Shade Disc Golf Store
5.) Belmont Party Supply
6.) Headquarter’s Music  – New Carlisle
7.) Play It Again Music
8.) Recreate Shop
9.) Sound City Music – Troy
10.) The public board – Yellow Springs
11.) Other public boards
12.) The venue you’re playing at
13.) Locations around the venue you’re playing at

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Genetics and music: Practice may not make perfect | The Economist.

Hauer Music Moving to Centerville – WRGT-TV FOX 45 News :: News – Top Stories.

hi_res_promoFour piece, Melbourne based band, The Hiding, is out with a brand new single called “Run City Run”, which was mixed in the U.S. by Mark Needham (Imagine Dragons, The Killers).  Fresh off their “Wanting More” EP release in late May, the band has just finished a sweet lyric video for the new single and is finishing up plans for shows in the U.S. later this year.

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oddbodysmusicroomlogoMany of you, myself included, have been buzzing about the newest concert venue in town, Oddbody’s Music Room, which will be opening this summer in the building formerly known as McGuffy’s House of Rock. The buzz and curiosity around this well-known area concert venue seemed like the perfect opportunity to start a new project that I’m calling Venue Spotlights! With each Spotlight, I’ll be featuring a different local music venue to provide a general overview of the venue as well as some questions tailored specifically to the venue.  Earlier this week, I had the amazing opportunity to spend some time at Oddbody’s Music Room and sit down with two of the venue’s new owners, Richard Eckhardt and Skip Murray, for a chat about what we can expect later this summer!

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Maybe you heard that YouTube will soon be integrating a licensed music service and that many indie videos will be coming down.  Read this article to find out the details.  It’s a complex situation, but this makes it a little clearer.

Why YouTube’s Indie Music Brawl Is Not As Dire As It Sounds – Forbes.


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