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ROADIES OF COLOR UNITED FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH OCTOBER 2021 William Barnett

William Barnett has been in the industry since 1989. He currently works at the Potter’s House Church of Dallas as the Production Manager & FOH Engineer since October 2011. Mr. Barnett’s experiences include production management, stage management, live sound, broadcasting and recording engineer. Professional Work Experience Production & Stage Manager TD Jakes Cruise (2019), Live…
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INTRODUCING OUR SEPTEMBER 2021 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH CHRIS LANDER

Chris has been producing high quality concerts and events with a logical no nonsense approach for more than four decades Skills: Extensive experience in Touring, Rehearsal, Shops, Television, Conventions and Church. Front of House-Monitor Engineer, Stage-Production Manager, Stagehand, Promoter Rep, Consultant and Audio Instructor. Experienced Expert in all aspects of Backline, Staging and Labor Supervision.…
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INTRODUCING OUR AUGUST 2021 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Terrence “Burn Out” Chism

ROCU Staff Friday evening October 28, 1983 a child was born…Hello world, my name is Terrence A. Chism! I’ve been a professional touring engineer since 2012. I started on my Audio Engineering path when I was 13 at a Church in Inglewood, California. First lesson, coiling cable!!! At that moment I knew this wasn’t for…
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INTRODUCING OUR JULY 2021 PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Krysten Dean

Sound Girls / ROCU Staff Krysten Dean is a touring Sound System Engineer and Crew Chief working for Eighth Day Sound Systems, but if you said Krysten on the road, most people would not know who you were talking about because everyone calls her “KD.” She has been working in professional audio for the last…
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African-American Music Appreciation Month – June 2021

Nationalday.com The United States has been celebrating African-American Music Appreciation Month in June since 1979. The month of June is set aside to appreciate the contributions of African-American musicians, composers, singers, and songwriters in American culture. The month honors the history and rich African traditions that gave birth to different styles of music such as…
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What is Guitar Intonation (and How to Improve It)

by Beginner Guitar HQ Staff Guitar intonation is the way that the instrument is in tune with itself, along the entire neck. Intonation is something that affects basses, guitars and almost any fretted instrument that has a bridge and strings, and can make a massive difference in the way your guitar sounds – making or breaking…
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Shure Offering Free Training Programs For A Variety Of Audio Professionals

PSW Staff Sessions divided into three tiers that include fundamentals, product training, and advanced applications.  Shure has announced a slate of new, and free, training program for live performance, AV rental, and film/location sound professionals, with sessions divided into three tiers that include fundamentals, product training, and advanced applications.  “We want to equip everyone with various…
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Production Live! Roadies Of Color/Inclusivity On The Road

By: Sarah Pittman As the live industry figures out the best way to safely return to in-person shows after COVID-19 halted the entire business in its tracks for more than a year, we must look at how to make the business we all love even better than before – for all of us, regardless of one’s gender,…
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MusiCares Announces $2 Million ‘Final Round’ of COVID-19 Relief Funding

By Jem Aswad Courtesy of the Recording Academy MusiCares, which has distributed more than $25 million in Covid-19 relief to members of the music community, announced Monday that it is distributing a “final round” of such funding. The effort continues the support for music professionals, concluding upon distribution of the $2 million raised during its Music…
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INTRODUCING OUR JUNE 2021 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH David W. Ranger Adams

R.O.C.U. Staff Ranger’s Sound & Lighting Co. • Touring worldwide with multiple artists while occupying diversified positions from Backline Technician to Production Manager. These tours have been on a local, regional, national, and international level. • Designing, rigging and operating a variety of production systems (including theatre, concert, festival, pageant, video and television). Supervising local…
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