I cannot imagine not being creative – Interview with Juan “Punchy” Gonzalez
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I cannot imagine not being creative – Interview with Juan “Punchy” Gonzalez

Juan “Punchy” Gonzalez is a record producer and musician who has worked with many famous artists including Morbid Angel, Christian Death, Lover of Sin, Nile. He was also the guitarist/producer of his own band, Diet of Worms. Juan recently started a new music venture called The Synth Lord, which he describes like this: “Imagine a person from 1982 is frozen in ice and wakes up today without knowing the sound fonts have changed and decides to make a record with…

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The Heroic Story – Turning passion into expertise and helping artists thrive in the music industry

Let’s admit it! Getting your music heard and your band booked might be hard. And it usually works quite differently from the silver-bullet formulas we read about online. When faced with challenges most people quit. But not those who really want to win. Such is the story of Budi Voogt and Tim van Doorne, who started working on a music project back in 2011. They set out to conquer the music industry driven by their youth, ambition, and enthusiasm. But…

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Meet the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media

Drooble is happy to present the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media. If you are passionate about performing music or producing music, you need to learn more about AIMM. They have been helping musicians and music producers capitalize on their passion for over 30 years and successfully break into the music industry. Alumni include artists like Kesha Lee and Turbo the Great. Whether you are interested in Music Production, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboard, or Vocals, AIMM has the programs to…

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The State of the Music Industry in 2019

To say that the future of music is bright would be an extreme understatement. This year, rapid technological leaps have introduced unanticipated shifts in how the entire music industry conducts business. And we could see these trends and shifts reach maturity or at least significant developments in 2019. Many of these changes have led to all sorts of new complications. Hypebot points to how music streaming giant Spotify has been challenging accepted wisdom by signing artists and producers directly to…

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The Top 20 Best Jazz Pianists of All Time [Infographic]

Jazz has been a beloved musical genre for decades. Throughout its evolution, there have been Jazz artists that stand out such as Thelonius Monk, Count Basie, and Nat “King” Cole, but there are many artists that you may not be familiar with who are just as great. While the saxophone and trumpet may come to mind when you think of Jazz, the piano has actually been a staple of the genre. Artists such as Duke Ellington have made it the…