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Wurrly: New Singing App. If You Have A Voice, Don't Save It For The Shower

Wurrly is a free app that transforms your smartphone into an on-the-go music studio with a fully customizable recording artist experience. Wurrly enables you to choose a song you love, customize it (by key, tempo and instrumentation), then record and share quickly and easily. Wurrly recognizes that a song should never be one size fits all so we celebrate your unique individuality.

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Grammy-Winning Producer Don Sickler Launches The Newest Tool for Jazz Music 

 Don Sickler is no stranger to the jazz world. With over 30 years experience performing, arranging, producing, teaching and publishing he has seen this industry through the eyes of a musician and a businessman. He went on a quest to create a unique way to help musicians enhance their craft in the new digital age through the music of dedicated jazz artists. is the result of this quest: a resource for instrumental musicians, singers, and educators alike to find both new and old music from many of the greatest jazz composers of all time.

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Jul282013 and FREE TIME Funding

- is a new website introducing a way to raise money for Artists of all kinds (musicians, actors, writers, painters, etc.) using a new trade marked platform called Time Funding.
- Time Funding is a concept using virtual currency people earn on our website to fund artists’ projects (recording, marketing help, art supplies, publishers and more).  Think crowd funding without having to donate actual money.  Fans can come to our site and play games, watch videos, clip coupons and earn virtual currency called “Helping Hands”.  They can then turn around a donate those helping hands to any Artist registered to our site.  It’s free for everyone—Artists, Fans and Service Providers.  Artists no longer have to beg for money to buy those new guitar strings or pay for head shots.  They can raise the money to reach their goal at

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Swiss Cheese And Toilet Paper

At least once a week I get a CD of an aspiring artist handed to me. I’m convinced Starbucks is the music and business hub of Nashville. I really try to make an effort to listen to everything that I receive. After all, I know first hand from the last fifteen years how hard being an independent musician can be.  You never know, that blank disc with the band name scribbled in mint green marker just might be the next Coldplay.

Ninety-nine percent of the time the CD is sonically not up to par (this is my nice way of saying absolutely freaking terrible!) and there are always basic song writing mistakes spread through out. Now if you had stopped reading here you would walk away thinking there is no hope and that Blake guy is a total jerk. But wait, there is hope! This is the point where we all sit back, take a deep breath, take a sip of our favorite coffee, and address the issue of why working with a producer is so important.

A friend of mine once told me about when he fell into an opportunity to work at a small

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