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Spotlight on Endeavor After, LLC – AKMusicScene.com

It has been a while since we have put out a “Spotlight” article. This one is for Endeavor After, LLC. They are a Direct-to-garment Custom Apparel Printing Company. Something to note about this company is that they are owned by local musician, Robbie Perrone, and his family. Robbie is the front man and bassist for…

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Music is passion to us all

As I write this it is very late at night. I just finished my outline for bands and other things I want to tell you about but I finished my tasks and checked out Facebook, and then I had to write. There’s this drummer I know, really a down to earth kind of guy, and…

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Let’s begin at the beginning

Who remembers Kindergarten?? Let’s see those hands. Criss-Cross-Applesauce to sit down, Duck Duck Goose (seriously, though, who came up with that !?!) Yep, that’s what we usually remember. That and any tadpoles we watched turn into frogs and such. However, that’s not ALL we remember. Those are our memories but our actions show the world…

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With social media, Do you need a band website?

I am a firm believer that a band should have a band website. At first, I thought it was because I designed websites and have a love for local music. I’d also bet that a lot of people would have the same opinion. Back in November 2014, I wrote an article on this very website…

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The Challenge… Unite the Scenes and Share the Family!

.It’s time for me to channel my inner Hilljack and rant for a few moments! There is a movement happening on the internet right now to unite the music scenes throughout the tri-state area. I think that the AK Valley and surrounding areas have done a great job creating an amazing scene, no make that…

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Photography: Reina Peli – AKMusicScene.com

Some of the awesome photography, that I’m sure you’ve noticed, on akmusicscene.com and parockshow.com were NOT taken by me. I know what you’re thinking.. wait what?!? Concert Photography In recent years, a concert photographer has emerged in the South Western Pennsylvania Music scene. Her name is Reina Peli and she does amazing work. From concert…

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Hosting: Choosing a Web host for your Band Website – AKMusicScene.com

Some tips for choosing your band’s website host I have been designing websites since 1995. I have seen web hosts come and go. I’ve been hosted on big name website companies and on small do it your self hosts belonging to friends and everything in between. I have ran an online radio station, I’ve designed…

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Skype: Mix Minus

I found this awesome article about how to set up a mix minus to record Skype calls and it makes a huge difference in the Pennsylvania Rock Show. You can find the article here: http://thepodcastersstudio.com/how-to-setup-a-mix-minus/ Here is how it works out with my equipment: Output to the mic input on dell laptop (recorder) Used as headphone…

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Facebook Promotion in W. PA. – AKMusicScene.com

We understand the need to promote your events and band news on social media. We thought we’d share the places that we normally share our posts. Please feel free to join them and start promoting! the Pennsylvania Rock Show Western Pennsylvania Local Music Scene Support Local Music (Pittsburgh) Butler Music Scene Local PA Musicians Musician…

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Chip DiMonick: The Pros & Cons of Opening for National Acts – AKMusicScene.com

As musicians, I think we all dream of those moments when we get to “share the stage” with our musical heroes.  For some musicians, that dream never materializes.  For others, it is a possibility and, eventually, a reality. Today, when national acts tour the “club circuit” consisting of venues usually with a capacity that doesn’t exceed 700, local bands are…

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