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American Top 40

American Top 40 is a song countdown program that has been around since 1970. It is currently hosted by Ryan Seacrest but before that, it was hosted by legends like Casey Kasem and also Shadoe Stevens. The show airs on weekends over hundreds of radio stations and lasts about 3 hours. They get their song rank …

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5 Major Things “Straight Outta Compton” Left Out

Straight Outta Compton was finally released on August 14, 2015.  Overall, it is a great movie and highly recommended, but it is almost hard to understand how some important things were left out. **SPOILER ALERT** Dee Barnes Being Attacked by Dr Dre Anyone that knows about 90’s Hip Hop will remember when when Dr Dre brutally …

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Why You Should Give Away Your Music For FREE!

Becoming a successful mainstream musician is even harder today. The underground music business is tough and there are hundreds of thousands of artists all trying to stand out. But most of these underground artists have no clue on how to make their dreams come true. The honest truth is that at least 99% of them …

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What is a IPI/CAE number?

The IPI is a 9-digit identification identification number that is assigned to songwriters (and publishers) to keep track of rights. IPI literally means “Interested Parties Information” and in 2001, it replaced the older standard called “CAE” (from Switzerland and it meant Compositeur, Auteur and Editeur). How To Get an IPI Number The assignment of the IPI number …

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Learning The Guitar

If you are committed to learning the guitar, it is very important that you consider taking lessons. Of course, learning on your own through tabs and repetition is one way to do it by playing some of your favorite songs.  But learning from a real expert is one of the best ways that you can understand things like …

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Billboard Runs The Music Game

Billboard is a music magazine based out of New York City and has been around since 1894 but it became about music around the 1960s. They are very well known and respected in the music industry for maintaining weekly record charts, like the “Hot 100” and “Billboard 200”. Billboard exists primarily for record label professionals, …

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