January 2016

Jan2016 covers2 We know them now as the chart-topping pop duo, but once upon a time, they were artist and manager.

She Rocks: WiMN Inspiring Women - Hosted by the WiMN, the She Rocks Awards highlight the achievements of women in the music industry.
Viva Vinyl - Decades after it was the most current music technology, vinyl is finding its way into the hands of young listeners.
The Music of New Orleans - Deep in Louisiana, New Orleans is a musical hub that claims the origins of genres from jazz to zydeco.


  • Sounds of January - Listen to music from the January issue, from Frontrunner Sam Hunt to cover artist A Great Big World, and more!
  • Rudy Garcia - For this month’s Players, we featured Rudy Garcia of the San Francisco 49ers drum line, Niner Noise.
  • Gwen Stefani ⇠ Labelle - Way before Gwen Stefani was on the scene, Labelle was forging their own genre-bending path.
  • Triad Tricks! - Progressive metal keyboardist Jordan Rudess teaches us the many forms and uses of triads(chords)
  • Repeat After Me - Repetition sounds simple, but its role in good songwriting is invaluable.
  • Nadia Boulanger - Nadia Boulanger influenced an entire generation of musicians with her work as an educator and conductor.



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