U2 rejection letter from music museum
See you on the other side, friend. Take care of your brothers and sisters for me.
Gretsch Custom Shop Blue Penguin 3.
Now here’s something you don’t see everyday.
Just the classics..
Someday I fancy a semi hollow body again.
Critter & Guitari’s tiny homemade synths feel good on your brain
It is easy to get lost in a sea of stupid design and monotonous products at any trade show, and the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is no exception: the Anaheim Convention Center’s basement can feel like a crowded Guitar Center overflowing with cheap Chinese ukuleles, poorly tie-dyed weed leaf guitar straps, and unfortunately-executed karaoke-rave machines. But all that repetitive dullness also serves as a foil for bright and interesting new toys like the candy-colored synthesizers from Brooklyn’s Critter & Guitari.
Merle Travis’ Standel amplifier, 1953. The second one made. Owned by RC Allen.
If you only care about exposure, then consider this icing on top. Â If you don’t really need the exposure, then none of this really makes…
This is another chat explaining how musicians get paid from streaming services…let me know what you think
Take me to space, Bo!
Bo Diddley’s Guitar: Gretsch G6199 Billy Bo Junpiter Thunderbird Guitar in Firebird Red
Exactly 20 years ago, a co-ed quartet from Sweden called Ace of Base released “The Sign,” the fourth single off their multiplatinum debut album. It took Americans a few months to open up their eyes and see the sign themselves—the track didn’t top the Billboard charts until the following year, when it was released in the U.S.—but the song has become the band’s most enduring legacy, and it remains compelling evidence that Swedish people are great at writing catchy pop songs.
From Abba to Icona Pop, from Roxette to Robyn, Sweden’s reputation for pop superiority has spanned decades, and it continues today. But the arrival of Ace of Base helped usher in the “Swedish Music Miracle,” a period of time from about 1990 to 2003 when Sweden’s musical exports were at their economic peak. A 1999 report from Sweden’s Ministry of Finance found that royalty payments to Sweden from foreign markets were twice the U.S. per capita figure. Today, according to other reports, Sweden is the third-largest music exporter in the world behind the U.S. and the UK. In 2003, Swedish music exports began to decline, but behind the scenes, the country’s pop talent has remained active: In May of 2012, half of the top 10 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 were written or produced by Swedes.
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