April 28, 2015

Guitar Picks: Which One to Use

Guitar Picks, A major asset to all guitarists, come in many different styles, sizes, and materials. The basic guitar pick is made from various types of plastic. Some of the basic plastics used to manufacture picks are, Celluloid, Nylon, Acetal, Acrylic, Delrex, Lexan, and Ultem.

The Guitar Pick has evolved over the years, in thanks to many guitar players, who have molded or modified they guitars picks, for their unique style of playing.

Guitar picks today are now available in all sizes and styles.

Which guitar pick to use
Guitar Pick Infograph

October 12, 2011

Musicians New Agreement Terms with Media Marketing

Canadian musicians are about to reach an agreement on terms to renew the Commercial Announcements Recording Contract. The Canadian Federation of Musicians (CFM) has reached an agreement on behalf of Canadian musicians, with the Association of Canadian Advertisers (ACA) and the Institute of Communication Agencies (ICA) on the collective agreement for the production of music and audio tracks for commercials in Canada.

The future of compensation for all music will be in digital distribution:

Bill Skolnick, the AFM Vice President from Canada & CFM Chief Executive Officer, mentioned digital distribution as the key focus, and vital future for all Canadian musicians. Mr. Skolnick, went on to say, that it was encouraging to see the advertising industry, in favor of the agreement, and their willingness to work side by side on a fair agreement, that protects musicians, and composers.

Details of the Proposed Deal:

The proposed new deal includes general increases in minimum fees of 3% in year one and 2.5% in year two and three, of the new three year agreement. The new agreement also has a one-time increase of 1% in industry contributions to the Musician Pension Fund of Canada, on behalf of all musicians who perform under this agreement.

All parties have agreed to enter a pilot project to assess commercials made for new media, and monitor the use of the proposed new clause, and review all findings together under regular reviews.

“Over the past year, a group of musicians, and industry professionals have worked together to set the base and terms of this ground breaking new agreement, which will also set the tone for negotiations, which are currently in progress with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation”, Mr. Skolnick added.

The American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada draws on the experience and strength of more than 90,000 musicians, with over 17,000 active members in Canada alone. The CFM is uniquely positioned to address Canadian issues, and provides vital resources for Canadian musicians, at any stage in their careers.

For more information visit their website: www.cfmusicians.org

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August 27, 2011

Basic Jazz Guitar Chord Chart

These are some of the basic Jazz guitar chords used in Jazz music. This basic Jazz guitar chord chart is the stepping stone to Jazz music, as you progress there are many more intricate guitar chords to learn. 

By George Luker (C) 2011 Krule Music

July 23, 2011

Amy Winehouse Joins the 27 Club

Amy Winehouse is dead at 27 years old, unfortunately she now becomes a member of the infamous "27 Club" where she joins Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Brian Jones, Jim Morrison, and Kurt Cobain. These are the musicians of the 27 Club, along with many other musicians, actors, and performers.

You can read about Amy Winehouse's last performance here Amy Winehouse: Belgrade Meltdown

Amy Winehouse was such a talented and soulful musician, she had so much more to offer. The lifestyle she lived was that of a true rock n roll star, she lived life, as she pleased, and fought with her personal problems all along the way.

The talented rehab singer and songwriter, first came onto the music scene with her debut album "Frank", which was well received by the public and critics. She is best known for her beehive style hair, and distinctive voice.

The world discovered Amy when she released her second album "Back to Black" which spawned her biggest single "Rehab". The album also received 6 Grammy nominations, in which Amy Winehouse won 5 Grammy awards.

After the success of Back to Black, Amy became dependent and fought alcohol and drug addictions, which also lead to her mental state being at an all time low.  

Amy had started a small come back tour in June, which was cancelled due to her intoxicated on stage behavior.

She was recently in the studio recording some tracks for an up coming album, which insiders close to Winehouse said, her vocals were very strong, as she was getting healthy again, physically and mentally.

Unfortunately today she had lost her battle with her addictions, as she joins many great singers and musicians in the infamous 27 Club.

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June 28, 2011

Music Marketing: 20 Things You Should Know

Music and the distribution of music online is constantly changing and evolving at a rate that has not been seen ever. In the last 10 years, we have seen the music industry transform and opportunities created because of the digital age.


Music marketing has also evolved and transformed due to social media and direct access we have to free information online. Change is inevitable and will always be there, it does not matter what type of market or industry you are in, you need to have a changing and evolving marketing strategy.


What is a Good Strategy for Music Marketing?

One of the most important strategies in music marketing, is understanding the market, how fans interact, what makes them take notice, and how do they get their music. Once you understand your potential customers and fans more, then you can implement a marketing strategy with market intelligence.


The 20 Things You Must Know About Music Online:

New Music Strategies FREE ebook


This free 96 page eBook is available to our subscribed members only.

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New Music Strategies” is an extremely comprehensive ebook on the music industry, it goes through each of the 20 things that we must know about music today.


Andrew Dubber the author of the ebook goes into details on the behavior and availability of music to people, “you’re potential fans”.


The ebook covers everything from strategies of behavior to SEO and social media contact. It is a highly recommended read for anyone and everyone that is involved in the music industry.


Grab the free ebook here: New Music Strategies.


By George Luker © Copyright 2011 Krule Music

June 09, 2011

The Cost of Music Piracy

Music piracy is a hot issue, that won't go away. There is a new name to piracy, and that is "Digital Piracy".with file sharing so easily done, most people do share music, and without knowing it, are actually committing the crime of piracy.

Music piracy is one of the most debated and heated issues from musicians and artists to record companies and music publishers.

All songs that are published are protected by copyright laws. The songwriters or owners of the copyrighted songs are the people who lose money on sales of their songs.

The Music Piracy Calculator:

Here is an actual piracy calculator, where you can see the cost of your pirated songs. Its an interesting calculator that lets you know the value of the songs you have downloaded for free.

This gadget is just for fun and to be informed that piracy does kill music.
Here is the link: Music Piracy Calculator

How much would you owe?  

By George Luker (C) Copyright 2011 Krule Music

May 14, 2011

How to Find Guitar Chords

Did you ever wanted to know what the exact guitar chord was, and how it sounded? This new guitar chords software lets you search and hear the exact chord. Bookmark this page now for future reference. This free chord finder is a great tool for all guitar players, from novice to professional players.

For anyone who is learning to play the guitar, this is an extremely helpful and free tool to use. The benefits for a beginner, is that you can hear the actual sound of the guitar chord. While you are hear, check out our other posts for blues scales and guitar chord charts.

If you need guitar strings, we recommend you buy them through the link to the left, you will save money, and don't forget to get your guitar picks as well.

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