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Reverbnation.com Review

Artists First: Since 2006, ReverbNation has helped millions of emerging Artists build their careers. We’ve connected Artists to venues, festivals, brands, publishers, labels, and the fans themselves. ReverbNation’s mission puts Artists First. Our powerful career management and online marketing tools, … Continue reading

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Christmas Babe Scam

I was toying with finding a lovely Christmas babe picture or wallpaper. My intent was to share a lovely picture and attribute it to the creator. So I found this one. But alas, upon going to the page to provide … Continue reading

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Pricing your Band ~ A Lesson in Economics

My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time. ~ Steve Jobs I have been running the Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra for approaching 12 years. Three to … Continue reading

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Music Notation Software Update 2015

Saw this article and wanted to put it in my reading file. The bottom line: Upgrade bottom line: SIBELIUS If you use Sibelius 7, I think that’s a good version to stick with for now. (that’s the version I use … Continue reading

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G+ Hangout & Circle Review

Twice and thrice over, as they say, good is it to repeat and review what is good. ~ Plato I have been using Google’s G+ for a while now, but recently I started playing with Circles and Hangouts. After having … Continue reading

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Finding that *Perfect* Community Band

I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was … Continue reading

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Retirement Tales ~ Year One

“You know Jim, I’ve discovered that the more time one has, the more time one wastes.” ~ Byron Roberts (Suzy’s Dad) after hearing me talk about only having one job after retiring from the Army Reserves. Last year at this … Continue reading

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MuseScore: Free Music Notation Software ~ AAA+ Rating

“As a musician I tell you that if you were to suppress adultery, fanaticism, crime, evil, the supernatural, there would no longer be the means for writing one note.” ~ Georges Bizet I just signed up for a gig to … Continue reading

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Security 101: 1.2 Billion Passwords Hacked and YOU

First, the story. From USA Today. I asked a friend who does computer security, what to do about passwords. Here’s a small primer. He wrote up his suggestions for the layman here. 1. If you have a password that’s under … Continue reading

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Retiring in Style for the Average Family

“It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all … Continue reading

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