Category: Resources

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Free online training and course offerings

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic many companies are offering free online training courses. Many of these courses are certificate courses. These courses provide great free training opportunities . *Updated March 19*Need something to entertain your brain while you wait for the gigs to return? Here is a list of free online education you can take…
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Covid- 19 Financial Relief and Resources

Listing of relief resources and financial assistance Emergency Funding For Artists / Music Industry Professionals Who’ve Lost Income From Canceled Festivals/Gigs Because Of COVID-19  American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund:https://agmarelief.org/ Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund:https://equalsound.org/musicians-corona-relief-fund-application/ MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund:https://www.grammy.com/musicares/get-help/covid-19-relief-fund-faq Musicians Foundation’s COVID-10 Emergency Aid Grant Program: http://www.musiciansfoundation.org/apply/ SoundGirls Coronavirus Relief (for production techs who…
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The Reason For “Bad Sound” May Not Be The Sound System

By Pat Brown Three factors of roughly equal importance play the key role in good sound – and two out of three isn’t good enough. The Operator I’ve intentionally saved this one until last. The most overlooked link in the chain is the end user of the system. This includes the mixer operator and any…
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Live Nation Commits $10 Million To Crew Nation Relief Effort

By: Deborah Speer Live Nation announced Tuesday (March 31) the commitment of $10 million to a newly created Crew Nation relief fund to benefit crew members hit especially hard by the ongoing shutdown of live shows by the coronavirus pandemic.  The company will commit $5 million upfront and match the next $5 million donated by…
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List Of Covid-19 Relief Organizations .

RESOURCES FOR TOURING PERSONNELGRANT AND LOAN OPTIONS FOR THE ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, AND TOURING PERSONNEL THAT HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BY THE COVID-19 CRISIS.UNITED STATESNATIONALTHE CARES ACTOverview: Self-employed songwriters, musicians and other music industry workers will be eligible for both grants and loans to make up for lost income during this unprecedented time under the “CARES Act (Coronavirus…
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EV At 90: Powering The Passion Of Performance For Nine Decades (And Counting)

By PSW Staff A look at the history of one of the most storied brands in professional audio, as well as where the company is going today and what’s planned for the future. The year was 1927, and the global professional audio industry didn’t exist. But things were about to change. It was the year…
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Remote Music Production

By Paul Hedges Successful Recording Over The Internet Freed from the need to worry about engineering concerns, the author nails a killer vocal take… Social distancing needn’t mean the end of studio recording. We explain a simple, free setup for real-time online collaboration. I’ve been making music with my friends since the very early ’80s,…
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Rolling With The Changes: The Busy Life & Times Of Audio/RF Technician Gary Trenda

By Kevin Young Catching up on the career and outlook of a busy professional working high-profile events like the Super Bowl to gigs that can be less demanding.  In late January 2020 when I caught up with audio and RF technician Gary Trenda, he was getting ready to head out to his next job, Super…
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Covid-19 Federal Aid Package for Events Industry Petition

Isaac Rothwell started this petition to President Donald J. Trump Federal Aid Package for Events Industry The 1st domino is falling… The past month has seen an unprecedented number of event cancelations in the US and worldwide. The Covid-19 virus is nothing like anything we have faced in our modern economic times.  The purpose of this petition…
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Charlie Watkins Audio Pioneer 1923 — 2014

By Gary Cooper Few have contributed as much to the technology behind rock & roll as Charlie Watkins and his company, WEM. We celebrate the life of one of audio’s great inventors. Look closely at the video of Stones In The Park and there, among the Hell’s Angels, Mick Jagger in his frock, Keith Richards…
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