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News and advice to further your career in music, theatre, performance and live events. From upcoming auditions and opportunities for singers to the latest happenings in the industry.

artist and repertoire FAQ
What Does A&R Stand For?
by Michael Laskow CEO, TAXI What does A&R stand for? Artist & Repertoire. The term was coined to describe the
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What is a house band
The ‘In-House’ or House Band
A ‘House Band’ or ‘in-house’ band is the term used to describe session musicians or a band who are employed on a
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forming a band
Forming A Band: Advice on Finding Musicians
Bands come in many sizes, the smallest of which is called a ‘Trio’ as it is made up from 3
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singing and dancing
Movement & Miming: Acceptable or Not
On my travels round various music websites, I was extremely dismayed to read a notice on a music messageboard (not
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Sing Like an Idol
Some people are born to sing. Mark Baxter was not one of them. Undaunted, he studied, probed, inquired, explored, practised
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Press Kit / EPK for Singers
The following was excerpted from Kenny Kerner’s book, “Going Pro,” published by Hal Leonard. In the music business, the folder
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Spectograph Harmonics
In the singing voice, the overtones are harmonics; that gives the game away, because it means their frequencies are integer
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Record Label Submission, Cover & Follow Up Letters
Please Note:- The Demo Submission, Cover & Follow up Letters are examples written to formal business standard. Any of the
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Sharpening Your Tools – Practical Vocal Pedagogy and Rehabilitation
Sharpening Your Tools – Practical Vocal Pedagogy and Rehabilitation by The Singer’s Voice of Reason with Dr Ron Morris and
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John Lennon Songwriting Contest
The John Lennon Songwriting Contest is an international songwriting contest that began in 1997. The Contest is open to amateur
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Gareth Malone OBE Becomes Ambassador For Music for All
Music for All, charity of the UK musical instrument industry, is proud to announce Gareth Malone OBE has become one
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Free eBooks Added
A new eBook section has been added which provides music, singing and voice related Free eBooks to read or listen
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How To Teach Xmas Lesson Plans
The Guardian Newspaper referenced vocalist.org.uk in an article on How To Teach Christmas Carols and Festive Songs that includes our
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