UK Music Festivals See a Significant Increase in Thefts [GUEST POST]

Glastonbury 2011 Music Festival

This post was written by Stefan Mustieles. Stefan splits his time writing for his own website and writing for the UK price comparison website MoneySupermarket.com on all aspects of insurance products.

The UK festival circuit has booked some pretty incredible talent this year. Kings of Leon, Foo Fighters, and Kasabian rocked the Isle of Wight, whilst Def Leppard, System of a Down, and Linkin Park destroyed the Download Festival.

One of the top two UK festivals, V Festival, played host to the likes of Eminem, Rihanna, Plan B and The Arctic Monkeys, whilst Glastonbury was yet again a huge success with U2, Coldplay, Beyonce, and countless others.

Unfortunately it is on the fields of Glastonbury where this article takes a sinister turn. It was reported by The Telegraph that the most popular and largest festival in the UK also had the highest number of thefts.

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Why Digital Music Services Reward Better Music [GUEST POST]

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This post was written by Jesse Langley, who lives near Chicago. He divides his time among work, writing and family life. He has a keen interest in blogging and social media and also advocates for online education. Mr. Langley writes for Professional Intern.

When I was on a university fellowship in Europe, I found the time to take the ferry over to Belfast and traveled by train down to Dublin. After some time in Dublin I hitchhiked around and ended up in Dingle, County Kerry. I happened upon a great local musician — Eoin Duignan — who was playing the Uilleann pipes and the low whistle in a small pub. We chatted for a long time later that evening about music over a pint and he gave me his album Coumineol on compact disc. I listened to that album constantly over countless miles of railroad from the far north of Scotland’s craggy coasts to the beaches in the south of France near Montpellier. I listened to the Uillean pipes in the majestic magnificence of Westminster Abbey and while climbing Arthur’s Seat overlooking Edinburgh. But sometime the next summer, while trekking in the mountains near Suchitoto in El Salvador, I lost the disc.

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Featured Album: “Look What I Stole For Us Baby” by The Embracers

The Embracers - Look What I Stole For Us Baby

I’ve mentioned these guys on my blog once before, but I felt the need to sit down and give their latest album a proper run-through.

The Embracers hail from my homeland in New Jersey and are always gigging in the tri-state area. I’ve played a couple of shows with them before, and had the opportunity to see them live a few times, and I have always been really impressed by this group of guys.

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5 Excellent Mobile Apps for Music Production [GUEST POST]

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This article was written by Ruben Corbo, a writer for the website Broadband Expert where you can find internet service providers in your area and compare prices on different deals for your wireless internet necessities. When he’s not writing, he’s in front of the computer producing and composing his own music using various music production softwares.

Today’s smart phones and tablets allow music producers to jot down musical ideas and create music without having to book time in an expensive studio. Among the sea of apps available to the public, there are some excellent apps designed to help musicians create and produce music. Both the Android phones and iPhone offer great platforms for anyone interested in music production.

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10 Great Places for Musicians to Purchase Gear Online [GUEST POST]

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This post was written by Sean from Audio Affair, an online store selling Hi-Fi and other audio equipment such as speakers and Home Cinema.

Purchasing gear online has become pretty standard common practice for musicians in the 21st century. Some of the places listed below are obvious to most, but also included are a few hidden gems and alternatives based on where in the world you consider home. Oh, and there’s always eBay!

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