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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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Roadies Of Color United To Launch Pollstar’s Production Live!

 By: Pollstar Staff Pollstar today announced that Roadies Of Color United International will launch a day of production-centric programming for Pollstar’s Production Live! 2021, set for June 15 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Production Live! kicks off three days that will be the epicenter for the return of the post-pandemic live entertainment industry, including the 32nd…
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Women in International Touring

Presented by Theatre Art Life and Roadies Of Color United About The Webinar Join Ashley Lomax, Salinda Walker, Tasha McGahee-Shangvi, and Tina Farris in this TheatreArtLife webinar to see what it is like to be a female in the international touring scene. ABOUT ASHLEY LOMAXAshley Lomax is a Maryland native, with over 16 years in…
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Bruce Reiter, Sound Engineer and Production Manager (R. O. C. U.)

By Liam Klenk Bruce Reiter is a sound engineer who also works as a tour manager and production manager. For the last eleven years he has worked for the Heavy Metal band Five Finger Death Punch. Bruce shares his experiences in an industry he loves with us. He speaks about staying healthy on tour. About the…
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