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Do You Need Guitar Pedals?

The world of guitar effects pedals can often seem daunting, with many beginner or intermediate guitarists not knowing how to get started or if they’re even necessary. The short answer is that guitar pedals aren’t absolutely necessary, but even a modest setup can add a significant amount to your sound regardless of your style of…

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How Do Bands Make Money Today?

It’s a well-known fact that the traditional music business has more or less flip flopped on itself following the turn of the century. Record sales were once the primary driver of the industry, with bands touring and selling merch in order to promote an album. Now, a recorded album is often a  loss-leader for touring…