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A Culture of Innovation

Shure strives to be the most trusted audio brand worldwide. How we do that has evolved over the years, yet perhaps also come full circle. Four Shure executives share their perspective on innovation in this post.
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Shure-endorsed Bring Me The Horizon rock the Royal Albert Hall for charity

Bring Me The Horizon played London’s Royal Albert Hall on Friday 22nd April in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. Rocksound.tv described the bands performance as a “coming of age,” as the band sold-out the iconic Victorian venue to perform alongside a 60-piece orchestra. As a former deathcore band, performing classical reworks from their latest album, ‘That’s the Spirit’ in such a prestigious and […]
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The Band Perry Gives Back

Imagine The Band Perry doing a show live in your high school gym. It happened in Cascade, Iowa, as part of a campaign promoting safe driving for teens.
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Sofar Sounds and Shure: Partners in Live Music

Sofar Sounds and Shure: Partners in Live Music

If you’re tired of straining to hear live music over clinking bottles and loud conversations, then you need to know about Sofar Sounds, an alternative live-music experience available around the globe. Shure is excited to be partnering with Sofar.
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Introducing the New Wireless Frequency Finder

Introducing the New Wireless Frequency Finder

Over the past few months, the Shure team has developed a new Wireless Frequency Finder (WFF) tool. We updated our data sources to ensure the most accurate location and wireless frequency availability data. We also have reworked the design to support desktop and mobile uses. The new and improved finder will give you a better […]
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Introducing PSM 300

Our newest personal monitoring solution, the PSM® 300, is a stereo monitoring system that brings the performance and durability of our higher tiered systems to performers looking for a more affordable option.
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The Who: An exciting visit!

On October 20th, 2008, Ryan Smith and Paul Natkin jumped in Ryan’s car and headed to Auburn Hills, Michigan to shoot an ad for the SM58 featuring The Who.
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Lollapalooza 2014: The Winners & Losers

Lollapalooza 2014: The Winners & Losers

Brooke Winners THE FOOD. OMG. Martin Doherty of CHVRCHES’ dance moves! I mean, that dude went crazy. It was like a mix of moshing and the Charleston. Fireworks at Calvin Harris’ headlining show! Smallpools’ story about Googling themselves when they first started the band, and how it always brought up links about how killer whales should […]
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GRAMMY Camp LA: ‘Be Persistent and Be Prepared’

Our friend, Meghan Brown, wrote this guest blog for Featured News… GRAMMY Camp! Have you heard of it? It’s an awesome summer camp program that brings high school students together for a 10 day total music immersion.  Last week, I was lucky enough to join  ultra-talented campers at GRAMMY Camp LA and see firsthand how […]
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The LAMC Celebrates Its Quinceañera

The LAMC Celebrates Its Quinceañera

It’s a right of passage for almost every 15-year-old girl of Hispanic heritage. A quinceañera is typically a huge fiesta which celebrates a young girl’s transition from childhood to womanhood and presents her to the community as young adult. The celebration highlights God, family, and community, and typically includes plenty of music, food, and a […]
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My Summer Soundtrack

My Summer Soundtrack

Summer is in full swing and as we all know, it’s crucial to have a summer playlist to be the background to all our adventures. As we prepare for our upcoming Chicago festivals (Pitchfork and Lollapalooza), I’ve been finding myself listening to new music constantly. I must admit, coming from Southern Missouri, summer to me […]
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Backstage With Paul - All Access

Backstage With Paul: All Access

In 1976, I was breaking into the business, but I didn’t know how to get access to shows. One night, I went to the Ivanhoe Theater in Chicago to try to talk my way in. I figured a small place would be easier. I went to the backstage door and started talking to the guy […]
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Backstage With Paul: Location, Location, Location!

Like in real estate, location is what it is all about in photography. Often I am given about two minutes when I walk into a venue or hotel to find a location to shoot a portrait. Sometimes it just comes to me. Walking around on stage during a television taping with Count Basie, I looked […]
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First Look at the DC 5900 F Flush-mounted Discussion Unit

First Look at the DC 5900 F Flush-mounted Discussion Unit

We at Shure are proud to introduce a new solution for installed conferencing applications.  The DC 5900 F Flush-Mounted Discussion Unit is an attractive alternative for those meetings rooms where there is a need for a permanent discussion system and the aesthetic is a priority.  Working with our DDS 5900 series, it easily installs in a […]
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First Look: The QLX-D Digital Wireless System

First Look: The QLX-D Digital Wireless System

Our newest digital wireless offering will make its US debut at InfoComm next week. Available later this summer, the QLX-D™ Digital Wireless System is the most spectrally efficient wireless system in its class. It is able to fit as many as 17 transmitters operating in a single 6 MHz TV channel. It provides crystal-clear digital […]
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Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues Records at Shure

Shure’s Performance Listening Center (PLC) managed by Dean Giavaras is used internally for a myriad of reasons. Operated by the Product Development Division, Shure associates use it daily to test and evaluate microphones, critical listening, recording, photo shoots, and even band rehearsals. It’s our very own private studio. But from time to time the PLC’s […]
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The Shure $50 SE112 Earphones: What You Can Expect

An Interview With Sean Sullivan There isn’t one of us who doesn’t have a tangled pair of low-end earphones in a gym bag, coat pocket or buried next to the I-PASS tollway transponder somewhere in the glove compartment under a crumpled pile of fast food napkins. The chances are pretty good, too, that at least […]
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LeAnn Rimes Interview

LeAnn Rimes – The Shure Interview

I still remember getting a call back in 1997 from Wilbur Rimes, father of an incredible new young singer named LeAnn. Her song “Blue” was exploding on the charts. Naturally, we were very interested in working with her. It was a pretty  short conversation because he had basically said to me, “We want the same […]
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Backstage With Paul: The US Festival

In 1983, I decided that it would probably be a good idea if I started branching out from just shooting in Chicago. My first destination was the US Festival in Ontario, California, on May 28th, 29th and 30th of 1983. I called a publicist that I knew was working with the festival, which was organized […]
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Korn - Jonathan Davis Interview

Korn – Jonathan Davis Interview

Korn, quite simply, is at the top of their game. With Brian “Head” Welch back in the group and Ray Luzier driving the band on drums, Korn is performing better than ever. Lead singer Jonathan Davis’ voice is stronger, the group is tighter, and the fans are still supporting this band who originally came to […]
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Backstage With Paul: On Tour With The Stones

Early in 1989, I read an article in Rolling Stone that said that the Stones were going out on tour later in the year. I sent the same letter to Keith’s manager that I had sent the year before, “Heard you guys are going out on the road. Call me if you need a photographer.” […]
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Rhonda Vincent Interview

Rhonda Vincent Interview

A voice with experience.  Rhonda has been touring and performing for most of her life.  Her schedule every year is so crazy that it’s a wonder she has any time to record.  This year, she found time to record a double CD entitled Only Me. One CD with bluegrass songs, the other with country songs. […]
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Backstage With Paul: On The Bus With Keith Richards

Backstage With Paul: On The Bus With Keith Richards

In August of 1988, my next door neighbor, Don McLeese (who was the music critic for the Chicago Sun Times), asked me if I would like to go to New York with him the next day to shoot pictures while he interviewed Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones. As Keith was one of my only […]
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My Mom's SM58

My Mom’s SM58

A few years ago, I lost my SM58 at a gig. As I scrambled about the festival grounds desperately searching for it and fighting back tears, I was met with curious looks and questioning eyes. Why the dramatics over a $100 mic that was so easily replaceable? One reason: that SM58 belonged to my mother. […]
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Backstage With Paul: Chicago Blues

When I was a kid, I started listening to Blues music and grew to be a big fan. I always wanted to meet the guys making the music, and getting in this business made that come true. In 1977, I went to a concert at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago and photographed Muddy Waters and Johnny Winter. The next […]
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Shure Unidyne, 75 Years of the World’s Most Recognisable Mic

When the unidyne 55 was introduced, it was the first single element unidirectional dynamic microphone in the world. From entertainers to politicians, past and present, the Unidyne remains the world’s most recognisable microphone. In celebration, we look at the Unidyne story and what makes it the basis for all microphones built today.
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Build Your Own Unidyne!

Build Your Own Unidyne!

It was 75 years ago today when Shure released a rugged, high-performance public address microphone called the Unidyne® 55. No ordinary microphone, the 55 gave the world the first professional tool to reproduce sound in vibrant tones and textures, without the complex setup requirements of other mics of the time. Beyond the microphone’s amazing sonic […]
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Dave Mustaine rocks out in GLXD Webinar

Dave Mustaine rocks out in GLX-D Webinar

About a mile off the 101 in Oxnard, California sits an industrial park surrounded by mountains off in the distance. Inside one of these buildings sits the Drum Channel video facility where the walls were about to be shaken by shredding guitar riffs. For on Tuesday April 15, legendary Megadeth founder and frontman Dave Mustaine came […]
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Michael Jackson at press conference at the opening of the Victory Tour

Backstage With Paul: The Jacksons & Kansas City BBQ

In early July, Rolling Stone called and asked me to go to the Jacksons’ Victory Tour opening in Kansas City. Turns out, they liked the Springsteen and Prince photos, too. I flew down the night before the first show and went to the press conference at the Hyatt in downtown Kansas City. What a circus! […]
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Nelson’s Do’s and Dont’s at Concerts

Because of my job doing Artist Relations for Shure I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing some pretty amazing shows. I’ve also had the opportunity to catch some pretty bad ones. Not that I’m complaining… It might be that the band has an off night for whatever reason and they don’t sound as good as you […]
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Shure domination at the Academy of Country Music Awards

Shure domination at the Academy of Country Music Awards

Once again, Shure products were in high demand at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Similar to last year’s show, the PSM®1000 was the sole in-ear monitor systems used for all performances. As far as wireless microphones, the UR2/SM58 was again the clear winner among artists and engineers for the show. Shure Artists […]
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Bruce Springsteen and Courtney Cox at the filming of the video for Dancing in the Dark

Backstage With Paul: Dancing In The Dark

At this point in time, one thing lead to another and another and another for Paul. People began to take notice of his work behind the lens and they wanted a piece of what Paul was capturing for their artists, too… “When I got back from Minneapolis for Prince’s birthday party, I sent some of […]
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RAC at Lincoln Hall 3/31/14

You’re either a fan of remixes or you’re not. I get it, I’ve heard pretty bad ones myself. But as a former DJ, I do love a good remix when properly executed. Especially when it’s already a great song people love but it’s presented to you in a different way. Some remixes can barely be […]
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Sara Evans with Shure – “Crystal clear”

Sara Evans with Shure – "Crystal Clear"

From the very first phrase of one of her songs, when you hear her voice, you know it’s Sara. I cannot name another female artist who sounds remotely close to her among our artists or even on the planet!  That’s one of the characteristics I’m looking for: someone with a distinctive voice who sings with […]
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Prince performs at his birthday party at First Avenue on June 7, 1984

Backstage With Paul: Prince’s Birthday Party

By now Paul Natkin’s work was speaking for itself. Gone were the days of calling EVERY magazine on the planet to get an assignment. Getting into a local Chicago concert as a photographer for the evening was no longer in doubt. What Paul captured through his lens was in high demand and there were times […]
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The Wild Feathers rock Music City and beyond!

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 […]
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2014 Juno Awards

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 […]
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2014 Juno Awards

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 […]
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Rhonda Vincent & the KSM line

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 […]
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Backstage With Paul: The Beginning Of Farm Aid

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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2014 Juno Awards

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 […]
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Live Aid… No One Knew What To Expect

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, […]
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Kacey Musgraves

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 […]
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Reviews Roundup: Wireless Systems, Wired Mics & Listening Products

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 […]
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Backstage With Paul: The Shot Seen Around The World

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 […]
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John Cooper of Skillet

Skillet – Revisited

Back in December, I posted about my trip down to Memphis with my son to see Skillet and Shinedown. I posted the Shinedown interview then, now I have the Skillet /John Cooper interview for you. At the current time, they are out on the road with another Shure Artist, TobyMac.  I just might be taking another […]
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Those 80s Bands That Had A Lot Of Hair

Backstage With Paul: Those 80s Bands That Had A Lot Of Hair

“At this point in his career, Paul Natkin was starting to make a name for himself as a rock photographer… enough experience to shoot with the best out there, but still young and crazy enough to actually tour with these bands as their official camera man…” In the early 1980s, metal bands realized that by […]
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2014 Juno Awards

Juno Award Nominees Highlight – Pop Album of the Year

We are a little over a month away from the Juno Awards which will be celebrated at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, MB, Canada, on Sunday March 30th. As the AR guy in charge of keeping an eye on artist activity to the north of the U.S., the Juno Awards is a must-watch for me. What […]
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Buddy Guy

The "Buddy" System – an ALL Shure Stage.

The storm line was approaching.  We’d been checking the radar on our phones, and anytime between 6 and 9 PM, the rain would hit Nashville.  That didn’t seem to bother this energetic crowd, ready to take in some great blues by the legendary Buddy Guy. Thankfully , I grabbed my Shure umbrella so my trip […]
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Sexy Songs For You This Valentines

Valentine’s Day is upon us once again, my dear friends. I know: some people LOVE this day, and some people despise it. Some go all out to show their significant other how much they make their heart pitter-patter while others say it’s just a manufactured holiday. There’s no right or wrong here, but I say […]
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Creem Covers with Paul Natkin

Backstage With Paul: CREEM Magazine & Monetary Reality

Paul was on the fast track to fame and fortune after that fateful night with Bonnie Raitt… or so he thought. Turns out that a picture may be worth a thousand words, but not necessarily thousands of dollars… “After my photography career started, I had to figure out how to make money at it. One […]
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Congratulations Rhonda Vincent & The Rage!

If you want to see what a busy touring schedule looks like, look up Shure Artist Rhonda Vincent on Google and find her tour schedule. Ever since I meet Rhonda back in 2004, I was very impressed by her performances I had seen at the IBMA Bluegrass Awards. Her group, The Rage, was always super […]
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Backstage With Paul - It All Started With Bonnie Raitt

Backstage With Paul: It All Started With Bonnie Raitt

As promised, here is the first installment of our new Backstage With Paul series. For those of you paying attention, the Artist Relations team has been a little busy… Grammys, NAMM, local shows. Well, the smoke has cleared and we’ve got things under control… kind of. Anyway, to refresh your memory, Paul is our legendary […]
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Artist Relations 2014 NAMM Recap

A couple of weeks ago, and for the first time that I can remember, The NAMM® Show (National Association of Music Merchants) was held at the same time as the GRAMMYs. Everyone knows what the GRAMMYs are all about, but The NAMM Show, held in January each year, is one of the most important trade […]
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Ryan with Little Big Town

February…Bring it on!

Fresh off our highly sucessful Grammy Awards trip, I’m scanning over the month of February…plenty to keep me busy! See if you can keep up: Two days ago, I conducted a wonderful interview with country artist and Shure endorser Sara Evans.  I’ll be editing that.  She’s been a Shure Artist for over 10 years now. […]
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2014 GRAMMY Awards

The Grammys: Day 2, Day 3 And The Element Of Surprise

Okay, so I know I owe you a couple of blogs since we last spoke. Honestly, it’s been tough to find a quiet moment and the proper location to blog it up for you, the faithful Shure Mic Check Blog audience. The Staples Center is not the most conducive place to conduct any extensive computing […]
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2014 GRAMMY Awards - Day 1

Shure at the Grammys: Day One

For those of you watching from the comfort of your living rooms this coming Sunday evening, the 56th Annual Grammy Awards is a one night only event. I’ve been here since Tuesday, and I can tell you that there’s a lot that goes into making your Sunday evening entertainment… and preparations are still being made […]
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Mark Brunner

The Incentive Auction of TV Broadcast Spectrum: An Update

For up-to-date information on the FCC Incentive Auction, please refer to our Resource Center. Technically, Mark Brunner may be the Senior Director of Global Brand Management at Shure, but most of us know him these days as Mr. Spectrum. For the past several years, he has led our advocacy efforts with the Federal Communications Commission on […]
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Dave Mustaine

Dave Mustaine & Shure!

Late in 2013, I had scheduled an interview with legendary Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine.  The last time I went to a Megadeth show was about 2 years ago in Louisville.  After the show that night, I had the pleasure of hanging with Dave for about 90 minutes.  We had a lot of great things to […]
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Music To New Year Resolution To…

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! It’s that time again, clean slate time! The time when it’s OK to forget about all the promises you didn’t keep the year before and re-promise them to yourself with the best intentions. It’s ok, I’m pretty sure the majority of the […]
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Grammy Nominees

Grammy nominated Shure Artists 2014

This is such an awesome headline to be writing.  Each year, we take a look at the list, and it never fails to be impressive. Of course, we would like to congratulate ALL of the GRAMMY-nominated artists. I will be jumping on a plane in less than 2 weeks and I am ever thankful that […]
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Backstage With Paul – A Weekly Blog Series… Coming Soon!

I’ve been doing this gig with Shure for quite a while now, but no one has worked for Shure ‘s Artist Relations Department longer than legendary photographer Paul Natkin. Surely you’ve heard us mention him from time to time in these blog posts, and I know for certain that you’ve seen his work on our […]
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29th NAMM TEC Nominees

The 2013 TEC Awards: And The Nominees Are…

The Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards®, or TEC Awards, honor innovations in audio for recordings, live performances, film, TV, and beyond. Winners will be announced at The NAMM® Show in a few weeks, and we’re pretty stoked that three of our products were nominated. GLX-D® Digital Wireless, in the Wireless Technology category KSM9HS Handheld Vocal […]
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DMX Christmas Cover

My Vote For Best Christmas Song Cover: Forever!!!

In my colleague Mike’s latest post – The Most Wonderful (Musical) Time of the Year – he shared with us some really great, classic Christmas albums to enjoy while you and your loved ones celebrate the Yuletide Season. His list of 5 are quintessential, holiday classics that everyone should have in their collection. It’s hard […]
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The Guitar Center Sessions: Fitz and the Tantrums

On June 15th of this year, the indie-pop group Fitz and the Tantrums stopped by Guitar Center Hollywood to give us a taste of their new album “More Than Just A Dream” which dropped May 7th. It’s the second full-length album for the group following their 2010 release “Pickin’ Up the Pieces” which hit the […]
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Rock and Roll Photographer Paul Natkin

My Day With Rock And Roll Photographer, Paul Natkin

Last week I thanked our good friend Paul Natkin for providing me some awesome pictures for My 5 Favorite Music Venues in Chicago blog post. “Who is he?” you ask? Well, if you’re a fan of music, and a fan of photography, Paul Natkin is a name you must know. Not only has Paul shot […]
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Blues Traveler Mic

From The Weird World Of Artist Relations…

We bring you, “What Is That Mic Application?” In this installment of unique encounters from the road, we stumbled upon a homemade, handheld device involving some toggle switches, heavy duty cabling and an SM58 gently wedged in the center. This creation takes center stage every night and is a big part of this endorsers live […]
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Shure’s Class of 2013 Superlatives

The year is winding down, and what a year it’s been! 2013 has been filled with many awesome things for Shure, but especially endorsers! There has been so much incredible new music out there and we’re so happy our products could help enhance that. To bring things to a close this year, we thought it’d […]
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Twenty One Pilots

Twenty One Pilots joins the Shure Artist roster

I’m on vacation in early October and I check my emails (I know, shame on me). There’s one from my brother who forwarded one from a long time family friend: “Wanted to share with you my new favorite band.  They are from Ohio – the nicest guys on the planet.  Their music will freak you […]
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Toro Y Moi

No "Harm In Change", Shure Welcomes Toro Y Moi

Quick! Press play on the video below and enjoy the song while you read on…< I really appreciate music I can listen to a lot without it getting played out in my head or interfering with my ability to multitask. That balance is why I’ve come to really listen to a lot of our newest […]
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Florida Georgia Line

Florida Georgia Line Rocks with Shure!

When you get a call from a manager that you have a great relationship with, it’s a good idea to investigate when they tell you they have THE next great artist in their stable.  This is exactly  what happened between Shure and Florida Georgia Line.  I’d also heard about them from an engineer who has […]
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Backstage. It's not what you think.

Backstage… it’s not what you think

Ever see that scene in the movie Rock Of Ages where we first meet the character Stacee Jaxx, lying in bed, draped in half naked women somewhere in a room backstage that’s been converted to look like a jungle, complete with a swimming oasis? In the scene, our jukebox hero is summoned by his fast […]
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Shure Artists Cover Shure Artists

Shure Artists Cover Shure Artists

At this point I have our artist roster memorized, our products memorized, everything memorized. It’s hard to watch a TV show or a music video and not notice a Shure product or Shure artist. With that being said, I always find it amusing when I hear a Shure artist covering another Shure artist’s song, which […]
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2013 CMA Awards

CMA Awards 2013 – A Shure Triumph!

Last week in Nashville, the streets were filled with Country Music fans.  Inside the Bridgestone Arena, the hallways seemed to be filled with a host of Shure fans.  This became increasingly evident as we watched artist after artist step up to a Shure product to sing. From Little Big Town to Kacey Musgraves, from Hunter […]
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Colbie Caillat

The Guitar Center Sessions: Colbie Caillat

It seems crazy to think it’s already been 6 years since we first heard the name Colbie Caillat. The pop singer-songwriter broke out in 2007 with her debut album “Coco” which featured hit singles “Bubbly” and “Realize.” She followed that with her sophomore album titled “Breakthrough” featuring the popular track “Fallin’ For You” and most […]
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CES 2014

International CES Honors SE846 & VP83F

If you ever want to hear people seriously geeking out over the most minute design details, crash an engineering team meeting for a highly anticipated Shure product. For real. You will not be disappointed. That passion earned a prestigious 2014 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award for two of our newest products… Category: Headphones SE846 Sound […]
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ULX-D Wireless System

What Our Artists Have to Say About Shure Products…

They like us…they really like us! I found some free time to check out some of our artist videos on YouTube this week. I just had to share some of the quotes from Shure Artists. It’s so awesome to hear them talk about how Shure products improve their sound and their music. Check out some […]
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Sara Bareilles

Sara Bareilles talks to Shure at the Ryman

Change is such an interesting topic. There are some that are afraid of it and for others, it can happen every minute, so they become used to it. Some people need it to be re-inspired. In the interview below, Sara mentions that she was “craving change.”  Change can shake things up and make you look […]
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Cut Copy

Our Newest Endorsers Suggest You “Free Your Mind”…

In 2008, our newest endorsers, Cut Copy, reached super stardom with their second album In Ghost Colours, which reached number one on Australia’s Aria Music Charts. The album featured melodic dance-pop hits like “Feel the Love”,  “Lights & Music”, and “Hearts On Fire” which kept dance floors busy and them touring. In 2010, They followed […]
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Rebate Alert! Save on SM Mics and BLX Wireless Through December

Gear up to save on…gear? Corny jokes aside, now’s the time to score some great deals on BLX Wireless, our new entry-level wireless system, and SM microphones, the industry-standard workhorses you can rely on night after night. The holidays are coming up quicker than you think, and there’s no shame in gifting yourself while you’re […]
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A Spooky Shure Artists Halloween!

Happy Halloween! If you’ve been following us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram you may have seen some Shure Halloween Spirit this week… I can’t believe it’s already Halloween! It seems like the year flew by and we all know this time tomorrow, Santa Claus and Christmas decorations will be everywhere! Oh…the holiday season. Music can make […]
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Natalie Grant

Natalie Grant unleashes a "Hurricane"

It’s no surprise when you hear Natalie’s voice for the first time why she’s won several Dove awards for Female Vocalist of the Year. She uses that “powerhouse” of a voice for good, spreading words of hope through her songs.  A lot of those songs are written & produced by her husband Bernie Herms. Natalie […]
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Goodbye, Lou Reed

Musicians and fans were quick to eulogize the iconic Lou Reed this week in tweets, posts, and live shows. As they should. Lou’s force was undeniable. To honor him, I wanted to share his song, “Set the Twilight Reeling,” from 1996. The song feels like a audio pastiche of his earlier work, but is from […]
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LukeBryan & Florida Georgia Line

Luke Bryan & Florida Georgia Line conquer Nashville!

Five minutes! That’s how long it took for 2 shows with Shure Artists’ Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line to sell out in Nashville (that’s approximately 18,500 seats each night, BTW). Luke released his first album 6 years ago, now on his fourth.  Florida Georgia Line released their first full studio album just last year! […]
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The National

Ladies & Gentlemen… The National

It was 4 am on October 11, 2013 as I brushed my teeth, thinking about how this was all going to go down. In just a few hours I would be in Kansas City filming a day in the life of one of the biggest bands in the world. Less than a week ago, I […]
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Imagine Dragons

Awards Season is Getting Closer…

We’re getting closer and closer to awards season and the People’s Choice Awards just announced their nominee selections. They open it up to the public to vote for 5 of the choices with the top 5 in each category becoming the official nominations. I ran across this yesterday and was scrolling through the various categories […]
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Why Do We Do This?

The past few weeks have been an absolute blur. Looking back on it now, I wonder if I may have missed anything and did I do it all the right way? When the dust settled, I had been to about eight shows and collected loads of interviews and still images along the way. I added […]
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Recorded With All Shure Mics

Recorded with all Shure Mics!

Don’t you just LOVE the sound of that headline? I love it when I hear it from an engineer or artist.  In this case, it was most recently from someone who is both! Cliff Goldmacher is and has been a great client of Shure for over 10 years now.  When I first met Cliff in Nashville, […]
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Digital Feedback Reduction

Digital Feedback Reduction for SCM820: A Video

A new addition to the SCM820 control software, the DFR (Digital Feedback Reduction) function adds two channels of adaptive EQ filtering to find and remove feedback frequencies, which noticeably improves gain before feedback in live sound reinforcement systems. Check out this short video walk-through of the software interface that allows you to set up the […]
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New Music & New Artists

New Music AND New Artists!

We all know that feeling…you don’t want to get out of bed, can’t seem to keep your eyes open, feel like you’re sleepwalking…it’s Wednesday. No longer the beginning of the week, but you can’t quite start looking forward to the weekend. It’s the classic hump day. Have you been dragging your feet all morning? Tried […]
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Disney Research Photo

Disney Sends Audio Signal Through Human Touch

At Shure, we talk a lot about the audio signal path when we refer to sound’s journey from microphone to mixer to P.A. system. But we were blown away by a recent Disney Research Technology project called “Ishin-Den-Shin” which transmits an audio signal, in part, through the human body. The project’s audio chain includes a modified Shure […]
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HAIM

Meet Our New Endorser HAIM!

This summer as an intern, it was under my job description to find a band or artist I thought was a good fit with Shure and sign them as an endorser. I was super excited for this opportunity leading up to the summer, but as summer came around I found myself in a musical lull. […]
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TV Film Moments

The Music Moments of TV & Film

Music in film, television, and advertising is changing the way people connect to these visual images. Music has the power to spark emotions in people that they wouldn’t feel otherwise just looking at the images. Music can make us feel sad, happy, guilty, excited, and just about every other emotion in the book. Nelson showed […]
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Let’s Celebrate Fall!

            October is right around the corner and Fall is upon us. It’s the best time of the year, in my opinion. You’ve got leaves changing color, perfect temperatures, bonfires, and with that comes s’mores (the worlds greatest creation). There’s Halloween and Thanksgiving, fall festivals, apple cider, hay rides, pumpkin […]
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Rich Robinson

The Black Crowes – The Rich Robinson Interview

In Rock music, there are so many great “co-conspirators” that have come along and made people pay attention: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards Steven Tyler & Joe Perry Robert Plant & Jimmy Page Roger Daltrey & Pete Townshend Paul Stanley & Gene Simmons Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora Chris & Rich Robinson and so […]
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Rainy Day Playlist

My Rainy Day Playlist

Inspiration comes in many ways, shapes, and forms. From happiness that comes from a positive occurrence in your life like meeting the love of your life, to bad breaks ups and everything in between. Even the weather affects your mood and creativity. Like the clouds this morning in Chicago. (I actually enjoy them.) Happenstance is […]
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New Endorser Visit

A Day In The Life… The New Endorser Visit

More often than not, we here at team Shure Artist Relations get asked about the favorite part or parts of our job (there are a few, actually). Yes, yes, there’s the creation of spreadsheets and conference room meetings, what could be more fun you ask? Well, one of those moments is heading out to meet […]
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Bring On The Covers

Bring On The Cover Songs…

Covers songs can be the worst thing to ever happen or one of the most surprising things that makes you see a song in an entirely new way. I have a love-hate relationship with cover songs, which I think is how most people feel. I’ve been on a kick lately though and thought I’d share […]
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LouFest 2013

LouFest 2013: Bigger and Better!

LouFest 2013 came to impress. With a brand new partnership with C3 Presents, the company that organizes Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits to name a few, LouFest showed off it’s shiny lineup last Spring. With The Killers and Wilco headlining and acts like Alabama Shakes, Walk the Moon, Local Natives, and Icona Pop, the festival […]
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Wale

We Welcome "The Gifted" – Wale

Many words have been used to describe him. Poet, deep, witty, versatile, prolific, lyrical genius, underrated, unmatched, ambitious, multi-talented, driven, etc… But all those can easily be summed up by the title of his third studio album, “The Gifted”, which has topped the charts all summer and has received critical acclaim. Busting out of Washington, […]
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Iron Maiden

Tennessee loves METAL…so do I!

This week in Tennesse was Metal week for me and Shure.  What better way to kick it all off than with a road trip to one of the places where Rock & Roll got it’s start…Memphis, TN. The “Carnival of Madness” tour is hosted by Shure Artists Shinedown.  Before the groups hit the Mud Island Amphitheater […]
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Imagine Dragons

The Intern Interviews Imagine Dragons

So those of you that tuned in during the epic summer of Brooke Giddens, the fearless Shure Artist Relations Intern, are probably already familiar with her musical and social media crusades. In this look back, we present Brooke’s interview with quite possibly the biggest band of the year, Shure endorsers Imagine Dragons. It was an […]
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In Their Own Words: What It’s Like to Intern at Shure

There’s nothing like starting an internship when you’re young, smart, talented, and full of ideas…and discovering by the end of Day 1 that nobody’s interested. That you’re there to do the grunt work that full-time associates don’t want to deal with. Not at Shure. Often, Shure interns come back for multiple summers, and sometimes, they […]
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Dr. Dog

The Guitar Center Podcasts: Dr. Dog

Pennsylvania rock band Dr. Dog aren’t new to the music scene, releasing their 8th studio album B-Room this coming October. Since 1999 they’ve been creating unique sounds reminiscent of 60’s surf rock. Nic Harcourt of KCRW caught up with them for the Guitar Center podcast to talk about their album Be The Void and the […]
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Chris Robinson

Chris Robinson Interview – The Black Crowes

Rock & Roll fuels the musical furnace inside my soul.  I grew up on  Zeppelin, Rush, AC/DC, Kiss, Quiet Riot, and so many other Rock bands in the 70 & 80’s.  I tried to play drums along with songs from Led Zeppelin’s live album “The Song Remains the Same” so many times in my basement. […]
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Pre-Lollapalooza Predictions

That is the actual definition of Lollapalooza, but Lollapalooza as many of us have come to know it, is the music festival to end all music festivals. It is a 3-day festival that brings in over 100,000 people to Grant Park each year to hear the tunes of their favorites artists. That’s pretty impressive and the […]
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SE846 Sound Isolating Earphones: First Look Video

Soon, the new SE846 Sound Isolating™ Earphones will make their way into the ears of audiophiles and musicians around the world. Spoiler alert: the sound quality is MIND BLOWING. Until the day arrives when you can hear them for yourself, check out this brief video in which Sean Sullivan walks through what makes the SE846 […]
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What Does Artist Relations Look For in Endorsers?

“The one thing to remember is that you’re not working with a band that you like because they are your favorite band,” said Cory Lorentz. “You have to think about what is going to help sell Shure products. At the end of the day, that is what we are all here to do.” Artist Relations […]
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Microflex Wireless First Look from InfoComm

Available this summer, Microflex™ Wireless Systems are ideal for meeting rooms, conference rooms, and board rooms that need the lifelike sound of a high-quality condenser microphone in a low-profile design. In this video from InfoComm in Orlando, Gino Sigismondi offers a tour of the key features, including smart rechargeability, Dante™ Digital Audio, and robust software […]
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VP83 & VP83F Win Four Awards at NAB 2013

At The NAB Show, we could barely contain our excitement about previewing our two new camera-mount shotgun mics, the VP83 LensHopper™ Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone and the VP83F LensHopper™ Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone with Integrated Flash Recording. Both mics caught the eye of industry publications and came away from the show with awards. Videomaker Magazine‘s write-up about […]
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Shure Dominates at 2013 ACMA’s

From the amazing Shure Artists we work with to the outstanding performance of the products they rely on, Shure was again the most requested at this years’ 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, with several segments over at the Orleans Arena, Las Vegas was again overrun by […]
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VP83 & VP83F First Look from NAB

At The NAB Show™ in Las Vegas, we’re previewing two new shotgun microphones for detailed high-def audio capture when mounted on DSLR cameras and camcorders. The intuitive interface and accessible controls make both mics super user-friendly in the field. What makes them different? VP83F has an internal digital flash recorder while VP83 does not. In […]
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SCM820 First Look from NAB

Available now, the SCM820 8-Channel Digital IntelliMix® Automatic Mixer is being unveiled at The NAB Show™ in Las Vegas. SCM820 offers selectable IntelliMix modes, dual mixer operation, and multiple connector variations. Plus, you can choose between standard Ethernet or Dante™ digital networked audio configurations. Check out this short video, in which Gino Sigismondi walks through […]
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Save on BETA Microphones Through June 30

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to upgrade your microphone locker with the latest additions to the Beta™ family, I have good news: the waiting is over. The right time is now. We’re offering a mail-in rebate on Beta Microphones purchased from April 1 through June 30. There’s a limit of six microphones […]
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Nashville gets the Blues w/Jonny & Buddy

I never thought I would say “bitter cold” and Nashville in the same sentence.  There it is and yes, it was. However, there was a warmth of anticipation in my heart as I headed up the street towards the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville to catch 2 amazing Blues artists – Buddy Guy and Jonny […]
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Applause For the GRAMMYs…

…That’s what you hear as the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards go live to air in the packed to capacity Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. However, before all of the applause and packed seats of onlookers, the GRAMMYs go through a rigorous schedule of rehearsal and timed perfection. What you at home see on TV […]
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Shure at Winter NAMM 2013

I have been to the NAMM show in Anaheim about 17 times now.   Part of me gets nervous because it is such a busy show.  A bigger part of me is excited to see and talk with a lot of the artists we work with.  I also look forward to meeting many new artists. This […]
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Shure Wireless, Wired & PSM Products Receive Awards

When The NAMM Show rolls around, we can barely contain our excitement about sharing the new products we’ve been feverishly, painstakingly engineering all year long. There’s another part of NAMM season that keeps us on our toes, though. By then, products we’ve launched in the past year or so have been rigorously evaluated by users […]
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GLX-D Digital Wireless First Look from NAMM

The GLX-D Digital Wireless Systems is being previewed at Winter NAMM 2013. Chris Lyons introduces GLX-D Digital Wireless, which features LINKFREQ, next-gen battery technology, and the first guitar pedal receiver from Shure.
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Spend Summer 2013 at Shure: Interns Wanted

Last fall, our recruitment team hit the college job fair circuit looking for the Shure Summer Intern Class of 2013. They recently posted the available positions, and they hope to make hiring decisions in February. So, what I’m trying to say is, now’s the time to apply. We’re looking for bright, passionate, and personable interns […]
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Natalie Grant & Charlotte Gambill – Dare to Be

This was billed as an all female event!  It’s been a while though since the last time I had the privilege of seeing Natalie Grant perform live.  So when she came in for rehearsal the day before, I had no reservations about asking her if I could attend the show.  She was more than happy […]
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Diverse City in Music City – TobyMac Rocks Nashville

I had just flown from a great visit to Shure HQ’s back into Nashville.  I could have headed home, but I do not get a chance to see TobyMac and the Diverse City Band that often.  The Shure PT Cruiser made its way over to the Bridgestone Arena. There were several artists that had opened […]
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Shure at the American Country Awards

I’m one of the many people who can visit Las Vegas and never gamble a single penny.  That’s right…I even passed up the penny machines!    I know, it felt weird not even putting in a dollar to try my luck but I felt lucky enough just being out there for my task at hand…visiting with […]
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Grammy Noms Concert- Nashville

For the first time in Nashville, the Grammy Nominations event was held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.  It was great to be able to attend this event and see some crew members as well as the Shure Artists that attended this year. What Shure Artists, you say?   OK, so here’s the rundown: fun., […]
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The Who’s Very First Nashville performance

Can you believe it?  Neither could I, but it’s true.  I was going to witness the first Nashville show that Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey have ever played together.  Roger had performed 2 shows in town about a year or so ago with his own band, but not with Pete. Opening this show is a […]
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Rick Nielsen’s Guitar Collection on Display in Rockford

Not all musicians are gearheads, but Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick most certainly is. In fact, his guitar collection elevates ordinary gearheadism to work-of-art status. If you’re in Rockford, Illinois, you can see for yourself at the exhibit Rick’s Picks: A Lifelong Affair with Guitars & Music at the Burpee Museum of Natural History. Running […]
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Shure at the CMA’s

Year after year, so many artists come into the Country Music Awards and request to use Shure products front and center.  Last week’s show saw a notable increase in the number of Shure UHF-R wireless transmitters on lead vocals – 16 of the 21 performances! Not only this, our PSM 1000 system was exclusively relied […]
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KSM9HS First Look from AES

At AES in San Francisco, we unveiled the KSM9’s younger sibling, the KSM9HS, which features switchable hypercardioid and subcardioid polar patterns. There’s a wired version, plus wireless versions available with the UR2 and ULXD2 transmitters. What’s so great about hypercardioid and subcardioid polar patterns, you ask? The hypercardioid works well on loud stages, isolating the […]
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Save With Shure Wireless & SM Rebates Through December 31

Shopping for holiday gifts for a rock star (or anyone else who uses pro audio gear)? Shure has a present for you: not one, but TWO rebates. Save up to $40 on Shure Wireless, and up to $30 on SM Microphones, when you purchase between October 1 and December 31, 2o12, in the U.S. and […]
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What I Did Last Summer: Shure 2012 Interns Tell All

Ah, summer internships. Filing, coffee runs, answering phones…oh wait, those were MY summer internships back in the late nineties. Summer internships at Shure are real jobs, and our recruiters travel far and wide to find the best college talent to fill them. Interns at Shure can expect to be an important part of their team, […]
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Recent Reviews: Headphones, Mics & PSM

We’ve been testing our products to military specifications since World War II. So, when you see a new Shure product hit the shelves, you know it already survived a serious smackdown. Despite the confidence this gives us, we still get a little nervous when the first reviews roll in. (We just want everyone to be […]
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FP Wireless First Look from NAB

In this short video, Bill Oakley previews FP Wireless Systems from the Shure booth at the 2012 NAB Show. Nutshell: FP features portable, flexible components that are exceptionally intuitive. They’re also compatible with our SLX Wireless Systems. Word on the show floor is that people are pretty excited about FP Wireless Systems, which will be […]
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BRH Headsets First Look from NAB

In this short video from the Shure booth at the NAB Show, Michael Johns previews three broadcast headsets. We’re excited that folks at NAB have shown a lot of interest in them so far. Nutshell: the BRH31M, BRH440M, and BRH441M offer a nice range of options in terms of weight, ear cups, and boom positioning. […]
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ULX-D Digital Wireless System

Four Categories of Shure Products Receive Awards

Year in and year out, Shure engineers obsess over new ways to deliver audio that amazes. Still, we’re in awe when our products win awards from organizations we respect and admire. Here’s a list of the most recent awards our products have received.   Wireless Systems Axient Wireless Management Network 2012 NAMM “Best in Show—This […]
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ULX-D Digital Wireless First Look from NAMM

The ULX-D™ Digital Wireless Systems is being showcased at Winter NAMM 2012. Chris Lyons introduces Shure ULX-D, a breakthrough digital wireless system that incorporates a collection of technological innovations into one easy-to-use professional wireless system. Transparent 24-bit digital audio quality RF performance Advanced setup features, such as intelligent scanning The rechargeability of the Lithium Ion […]
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Open-Back Headphones First Look from NAMM

Open-Back Headphones, SRH1440 and SRH1840, are being showcased at Winter NAMM 2012. Michael Johns introduces our first open-back headphone models: the SRH1440 and SRH1840. Designed for critical mastering, monitoring and unparalleled audiophile listening, the SRH1440 and SRH1840 deliver a unique sound signature that enables listeners to achieve and produce their best quality mix. Find out […]
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MX150 and MX153 First Look From NAMM

The Shure MX150 and MX153 Microphones are being showcased at Winter NAMM 2012. Chris Lyons introduces the new MX150 and MX153, both fully compatible with all Shure wireless systems. The discreet MX150 lavalier offers uncompromising sound quality and is available with cardioid or omnidirectional polar patterns. The MX153 provides outstanding clarity in an extremely comfortable […]
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Shure Axient Wireless – Now Available

Chris Lyons introduces Shure Axient™ Wireless Management Network. Previewed at last year’s NAMM show, Axient is now shipping through Axient Certified Dealers. The system features new-to-the-world technologies that drive a range of innovative wireless system capabilities. Axient constantly scans for problems, always keeping a second, clean channel available—delivering control, convenience and confidence in wireless audio transmission […]
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Making an Audio Icon

Shure has long had a reputation for building not only excellent sounding products, but ones which are built to last. There are hundreds of stories of bands dropping their Shure mic into their pint glasses, accidentally dropping a mixing console onto their mic, or in the case of The Who’s Roger Daltrey, actually going out […]