Award-Winning Indie Artist Talks Songwriting, How to Make Great Videos

Alto Key, an independent London-based artist who makes indie/alt-pop music, is a musician whose work has the power to uplift your spirits, punch you in the gut, and squeeze a tear from your heart. He is also delightfully and hilariously funny on his various social media channels, and boasts over 6.7 million likes and 375,000 […]

The Center for Arts Education and Social Emotional Learning (ArtsEdSEL) Launched to Facilitate Arts Education Enriched by SEL

The intrinsic connection between arts education and SEL is an emerging area of study and practice that has become a topic of increasing priority in the education sector internationally. It is a process intended to provide students and teachers with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to understand and manage emotions, confront challenges, and make responsible decisions by being self-aware, socially aware, and confident.

Skanson & Hansen: The Harmonious Collision of Two Guitar Worlds

As the description implies, this is not a case of one guitar player strumming a rhythm while the other flat-picks along in melodic movements. Rather, this is a case where these two gentlemen co-operate in composition. They operate more like a quartet. In this manner they can arrange their music to offer more than rhythm and melody, but also imply other parts, such as

How Fan Clubs Can Be Monetized Through Streaming and E-Commerce

Artists and performers are creatives by trade. Their right-brained sensibilities are critical to self expression and connecting with an audience. But monetizing those gifts isn’t often part of the package. Just as the average accountant or marketer would struggle through a guitar solo or comedy skit, many musicians, stand-up comics, and other artists have trouble […]

Steph Johnson — Spiraling Upward To Bright, Musical Horizons

Voices of Our City is an inspirational musical ensemble that has garnered plenty of headlines. The choir has been the focus of a documentary “The Homeless Chorus Speaks” that aired nationally on PBS stations. The group has performed with the San Diego Symphony, and opened a benefit concert at the historic Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles on a bill that featured Jason Mraz and founding members of the Doors.

Good Deeds and Playing Guitar with Jason Mraz

Look For The Good, written and recorded in Jason’s home studio in Southern California, is a continuation of his career-long love for reggae music. It’s a genre he’s always returned to, inspired both by its rhythms and its revolutionary lyrics, and after making 2018’s Know. the singer found himself ready to further explore how he could participate in the style…

Mind Over Matter — The Science of Shred with Michael Head

“What music really comes down to, like a lot of things, is people. Whether you are playing a gig, producing a recording project or coordinating events, it’s all about the people. If you’re listening to my music at a gig we are having a connection. And especially, working in the studio, you are having some impact on this artist’s future. That means something. There’s always collaboration….