Monthly Archives: July 2012

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GRAMMY Campers Get Tips for Making It in the Music Biz

Thanks to our friend Melody Demel, who wrote this guest post for us. How do you make it in the music business? Blaze your own trail, network, have an online presence, and take rejection in stride. Those were some of the answers I heard regularly during a GRAMMY Camp L.A. panel where high school campers […]

How did you get into Artist Relations?

I was born and raised in the beautiful city of Chicago to immigrant parents from Mexico who love a good fiesta. Almost all my early memories are filled with those of family parties. Baptisms, birthdays, saint’s days, First Communions, Confirmations, Quinceñeras, weddings, barbecues at random forest preserves and at Lake Michigan after my dad’s baseball […]
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SM57 on Steroids: The Shure SM7(B) Story

Shure’s SM7 vocal mic for recording applications, introduced in 1973, is a mic (available today as SM7B) with an amazing history that’s generated a tremendous amount of buzz in the last several years. We wondered why. So to find out, we talked to John Born, Product Manager at Shure who answered the question, but advised […]

Dailey & Vincent, ULXD, and The Ryman…

Frankly, it doesn’t get much better than this!    One of the hottest (if not THE hottest) vocal groups in Bluegrass came through Nashville during their constant touring cycle to perform for an installment of Bluegrass Nights.  I was able to make it down for their soundcheck, just in time to hear their amazing harmonies […]

Rhonda Vincent celebrates 50 at The Ryman

So how many people get a brand new car on their 50th Birthday?  I’m betting there’s a good number of people that may have gotten new vehicles as presents.  But when you are 50 and you’ve never gotten an NEW vehicle, it’s a big deal.  Especially when you are the Queen of Bluegrass music! Rhonda […]

Shure Learning Center Webinar: ULX-D Digital

Wouldn’t it be great to get a virtual tour of ULX-D™ Digital Wireless from someone who really knows his stuff? Shure Technical Training Manager Gino Sigismondi will conduct two in-depth webinars covering the following features of ULX-D: Improved RF performance in today’s unpredictable spectrum Shure lithium-ion rechargeable battery technology AES 256-bit encryption Frequency diversity Networked […]
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Shure Tech Tip: What You Need to Know About Signal-to-Noise Ratio

Courtesy of Michael Pettersen, Shure’s Director of Applications Engineering Recently, I arrived early for a party.  The host was working in the kitchen 20 feet from where I stood.  “Have a seat and I will tell you what’s been going on,” she said.  I settled into a nearby comfy chair and we chatted.  The house […]

How did you get into Artist Relations?

Welcome to the first in a series of AR blogs where we will dig deeper into this Music Industry and sometimes ourselves.  Over the next few months, we are going to be covering a lot of interesting topics so please check in every week and join the conversations. In this industry, there are so many […]

The Mixdown Landscape

Contributor:  Mike Overlin, Manager of Worship Resources Yamaha Corporation When it comes to recorded music, the mixdown is the crucial step where the individual recorded tracks of each instrument or vocal are combined to make the finished master. Much of what we do when we’re tracking a song is designed to give us as much […]

Gary Allan and the much needed rain…

Every once in a while, my family accompanies me out to a show.  Sunday’s show (July 8) was at a place we’ve never been – The Woods at Fontanel.  Fontanel Mansion was originally built for country singer Barbara Mandrell but she sold it in 2002.  The Woods is the music venue there and tonight, Shure […]