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The DJ Experience: from College Radio Station KCMU to Listener-Powered KEXP

It was a sunny August afternoon in Seattle’s University District when I first found the radio station. I had walked across campus and climbed 3 flights of stairs up to the gray, institutional door. I was a little out-of-breath. Peeking through the door’s window, I could see a room with white walls full of records, … Continue reading »

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What Aretha Franklin Means to Me…

It all started with that stack of records that dad left behind in the garage. It wasn’t easy to live at my house when I was a kid. Seemed like there was either chaos or no one at all. The times when I couldn’t find something outside to do I’d hide in my room or … Continue reading »

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Book: “50 Tips for Artists In The Music Business”

                      Hundreds of songs come in every year from musicians who want a chance on the radio. Since I ended up giving the same advice over and over, I wrote this book! You can find advice here on how to write strong song hooks, submit … Continue reading »

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Best New Music: Watch Out for PJ Harvey, Beat Connection, Frank Ocean and More!

From PJ Harvey performing her next record live in London, to the brilliantly deconstructed path of Kanye West, 2015 promises to be a great year for music. Here are my top picks for the year to come. 1. PJ Harvey will perform behind a glass wall to a lucky, small audience at Somerset House in … Continue reading »

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