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Music Crush: The Sophisticated/Raw Beauty of Michael Kiwanuka

What makes a legendary artist? With so many talented musicians around it often comes down to songwriting and performing abilities, and a capacity to be vulnerable. As a radio DJ who reviews new music all the time, I often ask myself “does this artist sound sincere, unique?” “Is this song memorable?” “Will I be spinning … 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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