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  • Terry Derkach

    Ready To Go Into The Studio

    Terry Derkach is a 20+ year recording industry veteran and whether recording and producing multi-platinum artists, talented up and comers, composing music for film, working as a session guitarist or…

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  • SallySingingTeacher

    Voice Training Without Sounding Trained

    Sally Morgan literally wrote the book on contemporary vocal technique – Sing Like You Speak™. SLYS™ is specifically designed to restore the effortless singing that is natural to all people-making…

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  • Hookist

    Hookist Shefik’s Award-winning Radio Show

    We know this is a community of talented folks, but Hookist extraordinaire Shefik is really blowing our minds! Shefik has a fascinating new show broadcast on 22 terrestrial radio stations &…

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  • Hookist

    Hookist Supports Get Lit!

    Hookist Supports Get Lit because we love what they do! Get Lit fuses spoken word & classic poetry to increase teen literacy and cultivate enthusiastic learners emboldened to inspire social…

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  • Jack Hirschorn

    My Journey to The Jalopy Theatre

    Jack Hirschorn is a lifelong photographer, a respected cameraman and a member of the exclusive International Cinematographer’s Guild. He is also a music connoisseur of the highest order and has…

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  • Tod Hughes

    Tod Hughes Makes Music Magic at Hookist

    Nashville Music Guide called Tod Hughes “a storyteller, a sage, a word man. He’s a magical bard… Roots music at it’s best.”  Tod is one of the original Hookist songwriters…

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  • Cliff Goldmacher

    Four Things to Try on Your Next Co-Write

    Cliff Goldmacher is a songwriter, producer, session musician, engineer, author and owner of recording studios in Nashville, TN and Sonoma, CA. Once you’ve begun co-writing your songs and have a…

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  • SallySingingTeacher

    Singing in the Groove on the Beat

    Sally Morgan literally wrote the book on contemporary vocal technique – Sing Like You Speak™. SLYS™ is specifically designed to restore the effortless singing that is natural to all people-making…

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  • Hookist

    The great Peppy Castro in Rolling Stone!

    Our friend & collaborator, the magical, mystical, ever-positive force of good energy and even better music, Peppy Castro, of The Blue Magoos, is being celebrated in Rolling Stone magazine!  …

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  • Chesher Cat

    Ronnie & the Stones

    Chesher Cat is a rock’n’roll photographer and the author of two books – Starart, featuring the fine art of musicians Joni Mitchell, John Mayall, Klaus Voormann, Ron Wood, Cat Stevens…

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  • Tony Janelli

    The Velvet Underground Played At My High School

    Over his 30+ year career, award-winning cinematographer and music aficionado, Tony Janelli, has worked with the best of the best.  He is a long-time collaborator with such iconic directors as…

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  • Linda Glick

    How To Combat Stage Fright

    Linda Glick is an actress and singer (AEA, SAG, AFTRA) who has been teaching Voice and Vocal Production for over 25 years. She is the founder of LGlickVoiceworks, devoted to…

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  • Terry Derkach

    200 Hours!?!?!?!

    Terry Derkach is a 20+ year recording industry veteran and whether recording and producing multi-platinum artists, talented up and comers, composing music for film, working as a session guitarist or…

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  • Patrick "Paddy Boom" Seacor

    “The world was turning…

    Patrick Seacor – aka (Paddy Boom Boom) – original Scissor Sisters’ drummer and currently singer/songwriter for “Manitou” his new project featuring an all-star line-up with members of Bowie, Byrne and…

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  • Biff Watson

    Biff Watson’s 5 “T”s for studio work

    Biff Watson is a master guitarist & an acclaimed music producer. He has produced #1 albums & singles and is one of the most sought-after & recorded guitarists in Nashville….

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  • Gary Lucas

    Touched By Grace, My Time With Jeff Buckley

    Dubbed “The Thinking Man’s Guitar Hero” by The New Yorker and “a modern guitar miracle” by Rolling Stone, Gary Lucas, of Gods & Monsters and Captain Beefheart, is a Grammy…

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  • Roger Deller

    A Tribute to Booker T…

    Roger Deller is a master technician with 30 years experience supporting many Grammy winning engineers at world class studios. He has been Chief Tech at Electric Lady Studios for the…

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  • Brian C. Mendes

    Backing a Legend…

    Brian C. Mendes is a professional drummer and the owner of Colossal Cable in Austin, TX. Brian has toured all over the U.S. and Europe backing top artists for years until…

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  • Alvaro Alencar

    “A Friend Stops By…”

    11-time Latin Grammy winning Producer and Mixer with 28 Grammy nominations and multiple gold and platinum awards.

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  • Silas Hite

    Learning to Mix

    Silas Hite is an Emmy winning composer and visual artist working from his studio in Los Angeles, California. His commercial scores have earned him an Emmy, a Grand Clio, a…

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  • Hookist

    We LOVE the song so far! How ’bout you?

    Ellen would love your thoughts on the song so far, so use this space to let her know what you think. We are stunned by how beautiful it is already!

    You can also chat with other Hookists, exhange ideas and share your own work! We know you guys are so talented, so let’s see what you got!

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  • jdwin1

    “Music and golf…escape, emotion, healing.”

    Jamie Winslow co-founded Salute Military Golf Association in 2006 with childhood friend and former PGA Tour player Jim Estes.  As life-long golf buddies, the two recognized the therapeutic and rehabilitative power of…

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  • Ernie Mannix

    “On Film Scoring”

    Ernie Mannix is a music composer, producer, music supervisor, music editor and author. He has scored music for several feature films including: The Deli, Men Lie, The Cottonwood, How to…

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  • Brad Roberts

    “On Songwriting…”

    Brad Roberts is the 3x Grammy nominated, 10x platinum selling inimitable lead singer-songwriter of the Crash Test Dummies. As a songwriter who has done many interviews, I have found that one…

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  • Alex-Alexander Alex Alexander

    “Performing with Springsteen at LOD in Asbury Park”

    Alex has recorded and performed with Nile Rodgers, Phil Ramone, Chrissie Hynde, Sheryl Crowe, Ornette Coleman, Eminem, Chaka Kahn,

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  • Brad Roberts

    “Why is your voice so deep? The answer that stuck: “3 testicles”

    3x Grammy nominated, 10x platinum selling inimitable lead singer and founder of the Crash Test Dummies.

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  • Alvaro Alencar

    “Moments Of Creation”

    11-time Latin Grammy winning Producer and Mixer with 28 Grammy nominations and multiple gold and platinum awards.

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  • George Belanger

    “John Who????”

    George Belanger is the acclaimed singer and songwriter for the Canadian rock band Harlequin. He and the band have received numerous music awards including most recently Socan’s Classic Award for…

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  • Brian Meece Brian Meece

    “6 Tips for Successfully Crowdfunding Your Next Music Project”

    Brian Meece plays a mean ukulele and is the CEO of RocketHub, one of the world’s top crowdfunding platforms. He has lectured on crowdsourced funding at SXSW, TEDxBrooklyn, Columbia University, Makers Faire, among other colleges, conferences and institutions.

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  • Patrick "Paddy Boom" Seacor

    “Scissor Sisters in Barcelona”

    Patrick Seacor – aka (Paddy Boom Boom) – original Scissor Sisters’ drummer and currently singer/songwriter for “Manitou” his new project featuring an all-star line-up with members of Bowie, Byrne and…

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  • Demos

    “Flannel – check, Docs or Fluevogs – check”…

    Demos – K-Rock and Sirius XM is a professional DJ and visual artist splitting his time between being an on air personality and painter. Powerful female artists that get alternative…

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  • Hookist

    Dan Herman Goes A Cappella!

    Check out Dan Herman’s awesome a cappella version of our #Song4Humanity! Rock on, Dan!   We’re collaborating here, so if you have an idea for music, reach out to Dan!…

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  • Hookist

    Pekkepop’s Killer Version of #Song4Humanity

    Check out this rockin’ version of our #Song4Humanity, written by Hookist extraordinaire, Pekkepop! Such a cool take!  Love it, Pekkepop! Show Pekkepop some love in the comments below & log in…

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