Sweetwater – An Amazing Evolution of a Recording Studio

Sweetwater Sound was formed in 1979 by Chuck Surack in a VW bus, with a now-classic four track recorder.  He shifted into a retail seller of music instruments, eventually becoming ... Continue Reading →

What Does the Future of Entertainment Look Like? Digital Entertainment World Provides a Glimpse

The 2019 Digital Entertainment World took a deep dive into “The Power of Creativity and Influence.” The gathering of entertainment executives traded insights and predictions about ... Continue Reading →

NAMM – What’s New in the Business of Making Music

Anaheim recently was the epicenter for folks involved in making music. Whether instrument makers, instructors, players or fans, the annual National Association of Music Merchants was ... Continue Reading →

Trombone Shorty Scorches With Three Sold Out Nights at Belly Up

If my memory serves, The Belly Up does not often do multi-night gigs. But when they do, it is memorable. On the first night of a sellout three night run, Trombone Shorty treated the ... Continue Reading →

Robert Cray at The Belly Up

The Georgia native brought his well-oiled blues grooves to the intimate confines of The Belly Up, and the crowd was well satisfied. “The Forecast (Calls for Pain)” was the strong ... Continue Reading →

Leon Bridges Live in Amsterdam – Special Report From Holland

I am pleased to welcome guest columnists Carly Auerbach and Luke Hazel, reporting from Europe. Traveling to Amsterdam to watch a performer with deep southern roots was an interesting ... Continue Reading →

Springboard Festival – The Music Industry Gives Back and Benefits

There are various examples of folks in the music biz giving back, and one of the most impressive I have heard about lately is called Springboard. I had a chance to chat with Barry Coffing, ... Continue Reading →

Santa’s Eclectic Holiday Gift Giving Guide 2018

Folks have been asking me for a couple weeks about my suggestions for cool Christmas gifts. I have dutifully held off publishing my annual list until Thanksgiving. Back in the day the ... Continue Reading →