Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Wild Feathers rock Music City and beyond!
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The Wild Feathers rock Music City and beyond!

Think about how many great bands there are and have been with four-part harmonies and multiple lead singers. The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, ABBA, Little Big Town, Night Ranger, and so many more. It just works so well. You know exactly who it is because of their music, but certain songs just need a different voice […]

2014 Juno Awards
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Juno Award Nominees Highlight – Artist of the Year

Hello, friends. The time has come. The Juno Awards will be celebrated this Sunday, and we are down to our last featured category: Artist of the Year. This prestigious prize is awarded to best individual musician in Canada for the year. Recent winners include: Leonard Cohen, Feist, Neil Young, K’naan, Sam Roberts, Michael Bublé and […]

ULX-D Digital Wireless in the H50 Band
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ULX-D Digital Wireless in the H50 Band: FAQs

Recently, we made ULX-D® available in the H50 band, so I sat down with Senior Manager of Shure Systems Support Gino Sigismondi to get a better understanding of the benefits of this new offering. Here’s what he had to say… Allison Wolcott Could you tell us a little bit about how the ULX-D line has […]

Where Would You Wear It: The Shure Swag Giveaway
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Where Would You Wear It: The Shure Swag Giveaway

As you emerge from the cocoon of your winter puffy coat, the first thing you’re going to think as you examine your spring look is this: Man, I could really use some limited-edition Shure swag. And you’re right. So, we’re here to hook you up. Here’s what I’m talking about: Nine lucky winners will get […]

2014 Juno Awards
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Juno Award Nominees Highlight – Album of the Year

We are about a week away from the Juno Awards which will be celebrated at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, MB, Canada, on Sunday March 30th. So far, I have highlighted the nominees for Pop Album of the Year, Rock Album of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year, and Single of the Year. We are […]

Rhonda Vincent & the KSM line
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Rhonda Vincent & the KSM line

Just last month, I wrote about Rhonda becoming the 2014 inductee into the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America’s Hall of Greats (article here). I just happened to look up this month’s schedule for Music City Roots and Rhonda was headlining the show on March 12. That day, I loaded up the […]

Backstage With Paul: The Beginning Of Farm Aid
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Backstage With Paul: The Beginning Of Farm Aid

During the MTV Live Aid broadcast, Bob Dylan made a comment. He said, “We need to do this for the American Farmers!” Willie Nelson was watching the show, and he agreed. So he called his friend Jim Thompson, the Governor of Illinois at the time, and also called his friend John Mellencamp and said, “Give […]

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Fantastic Scholastic 10: The Post-production Phase

The tracks are in. The judges are judging. And in this final series of Fantastic Scholastic 10 video diaries, the team members reveal a little of the secret sauce they used to create the best recordings they could using only Shure microphones. (I knew I wasn’t hallucinating the paper clips on the piano wires in […]

What’s the Problem? Three Tools for Troubleshooting Audio Systems
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What’s the Problem? Three Tools for Troubleshooting Audio Systems

Courtesy of Michael Pettersen, Shure’s Director of Applications Engineering. Whether you’re preparing to play a show for an intimate crowd of twenty or prepping the audio solutions for a headlining tour, the odds are, audio problems will find you. The key to troubleshooting is having the right tools for the job. Here are the top […]

2014 Juno Awards
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Juno Award Nominees Highlight – Single of the Year

Usually before a new album is released, artists and their record labels release what they call the album’s single. Singles are typically the album’s best song or songs, which are chosen to be released prior to the album’s official release for promotional purposes. In this week’s Juno Award Highlight, I am happy to feature the […]

Live Aid… No One Knew What To Expect
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Backstage With Paul: Live Aid… No One Knew What To Expect

Now while it may be true that you need talent and timing to make it in this business of rock n’ roll, it also helps to have some friends in high places. Today, Paul Natkin has friends of all types of status all over the world… I’ve witnessed greetings from rock stars, management, club owners, […]

Kacey Musgraves
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Kacey Musgraves loves words…

…and she certainly has a way with them. Not only in songs, but in interviews as well. A little back story: It was a cold, windy morning on February 26 in Niles, Illinois, as a white passenger van pulled up to the employee entrance at 5800 W. Touhy Ave., otherwise known as Shure Headquarters. Kacey, her […]

Reviews Roundup: Wireless Systems, Wired Mics & Listening Products
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Reviews Roundup: Wireless Systems, Wired Mics & Listening Products

These days, people don’t buy anything substantial without first jumping online and reading product reviews in forums, on shopping sites, and in industry publications. So, if you’re thinking about buying one of our newer products, check out the reviews roundup below, organized by product type. I’m sure you can find discussions of these products elsewhere […]

Versatility: The BETA®181
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Versatility: The BETA®181

How much do I (and many others) love the BETA 181? Let me count the ways: 1. Toms & Overhead My first experience with the BETA 181 came at a Percussive Arts Society Convention (PASIC) in 2011 when Shure Artist Simon Phillips was invited to give a clinic.  Simon had been using the KSM137 and […]

Backstage With Paul: The Shot Seen Around The World
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Backstage With Paul: The Shot Seen Around The World

Now, I’ll bet money that you’ve seen this image before. Even if you’re not a fan of Ozzy or metal music, you have seen this image before. It has appeared in many sizes on all types of collectible material. The cover art for the Ozzy Osbourne Randy Rhoads Tribute album, posters, t-shirts, even those cheap […]