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JS_SS_COVER_FINAL_12.75x12.75_rgb BackStory Events Live Interview with Joe Satriani to Stream Live from New York

Exclusive live interview to stream through AOL Build on July 24, 2015, the launch date of Satriani’s new album, Shockwave Supernova


October 2015

Belmont - Commercial Showcase 2015-197 Best Music Schools 2015: Bonus Content

To add to our 2015 Best Music Schools report, we’ve uploaded extended alumni interviews and gathered resources for our readers.

Jess-Glynne-Dont-Be-So-Hard-On-Yourself-Artwork-2 Listening List: October 2015

Listen to the podcast and stream all 10 selections from the October 2015 edition of the Listening List

2014 10th Annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert - Show Make Your Timing Click: Using a Metronome

A metronome may be a simple tool, but learning how to keep a beat is an essential part of modern recording.

carly-rae Emotion in Motion: Carly Rae Jepsen

For her second full-length release, Carly Rae Jepsen moved across the country and wrote almost 200 songs.

Doobie_Brothers_1977 The Doobie Brothers

70s songsmiths the Doobie Brothers were hitmakers throughout the decade, with a style that was influenced by a range of blues, country, and jazz rock.

Band on the Run Band on the Run

Our October 2015 feature on the Lagond All-Stars shares the students’ experiences on the road for the first time as a touring band.

Sax Styles Sax Styles

The most famous jazz saxophonists can be recognized by their tone and phrasing alone.

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In this month’s Players, we highlight the work of finger drummer DiViNCi.



May 2015


Cover artist Echosmith, Frontrunner Nathan Sykes, tropical rhythms, Memphis musical roots, the In Tune Listening List, rock icon the Pretenders, and more!


  • Songs from the May Issue

    Listen to selections from Echosmith, the Pretenders, Al Green and more

  • Fifth Harmony’s Inspirations

    In this month’s Influences, we follow the sound of Fifth Harmony’s all-female pop group style back to its roots in one of the first all-girl pop groups, the Shirelles.

  • May 2015

    Listen to the podcast and stream all 10 selections from the May 2015 Listening List, including “Believe” by Mumford & Sons.

  • Pretenders

    This month’s Icon, the Pretenders, were defined by the leading voice (and attitude) of Chrissie Hynde.

  • Notables: Mason Gainer

    The guitarist of up-and-coming rock band Bad Seed Rising, 15-year-old Mason Gainer says there’s nothing else he’d rather be doing than playing guitar.

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