Guitar Tuning Nightmares Explained

Long-time Seattle engineer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Mudhoney, etc) deconstructs this and many other studio tuning worst-nightmares in this part tutorial, part OCD rant from Tape Op Magazine.

Read the full article here.

Nova Scotian Artists Play The Great Escape and Canadian Music Week This Weekend

(May 8, 2014, Halifax, NS) Nova Scotia music will be on full display on both sides of the Atlantic this weekend, as some of the province’s most exciting artists will play The Great Escape and Canadian Music Week festivals. The Great Escape (TGE) takes place in Brighton, UK from May 8-10, and Canadian Music Week (CMW) will be held in Toronto from May 6-10.
Jenn Grant, Glory Glory and Gianna Lauren are travelling to TGE to play the Nova Scotia Music Week stage in Brighton on Friday, May 9. TGE is a music festival that showcases emerging artists from all over the world. Over 400 up and coming bands play in 35 venues. The event is attended by music industry professionals who are looking to find the next big thing. 
Delta Hotels and Resorts is presenting the Tiki Lounge at CMW on May 10. Nova Scotian artists who will be showcasing at this event include Kim Harris, Chris James, Cyndi Cain, Christine Campbell, Carleton Stone, Gloryhound, Ria Mae, Adam Baldwin, Jessie Brown & The Black Divine, and Neon Dreams (with special guest Cam Smith). Now in its 32nd year, CMW is one of the premier music festivals in North America focusing on the business of music. The CMW festival spans five nights of performances, with 1,000 showcasing bands at more than 60 live music venues in downtown Toronto.
On having Nova Scotian artists represented at both festivals, Music Nova Scotia Executive Director Scott Long says: “It is incredible that both the national and international spotlights will shine on Nova Scotian artists at the same time. It goes to show the reach of our province’s talent, and the opportunities that are available for our artists. I am thrilled knowing that they will be having invaluable experiences and meeting the music industry’s best on both sides of the Atlantic.”
Both festivals allow Nova Scotian artists not only to perform for music industry heavyweights, but also to network and promote themselves throughout the weekend. Jessie Brown plans on making the most out of her time at CMW: “We're really excited to be showcasing on the Tiki stage for our first time this year with such great company! It's wonderful that within a Nova Scotian stage there is so much variety, yet there is still such a strong community,” says Brown. “We're grateful to have the chance to showcase in front of a room full of industry professionals and we couldn't ask for a better opportunity to meet some potential collaborators in the areas of management, booking, publicity and licensing.”
For more information on The Great Escape, click here.
For more information on Canadian Music Week, click here.
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For more information, please contact:
Jeff Lawton
Marketing Coordinator
Music Nova Scotia

Want to host Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week in your community?

(May 7, 2014 Halifax, NS) – Starting May 12, Music Nova Scotia will be accepting bids to host Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week (NSMW) in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The annual event brings musicians, industry professionals, international delegates and music fans together for four days of live performances, educational workshops and awards.
NSMW went on the road to Liverpool in 2006 after being held in Halifax for ten years, and has since taken place in communities such as Pictou County and Yarmouth. The event has had its most successful year to date in 2013 in Sydney, where the festival and conference was held from November 7-10. This year the event will be held in Truro from November 6-9. 
“NSMW is our signature event; it is about bringing communities of people together - our members, volunteers, businesses, media, artists, music fans and delegates from the international music industry - to promote the growth and development of music in Nova Scotia.” says Scott Long, Executive Director for Music Nova Scotia. “We look forward to reviewing the bids, and to begin planning for 2015, 2016, and 2017.”
Music Nova Scotia is committed to ensuring the growth of the music sector in the province. Through education, communication, promotion and artist recognition, Music Nova Scotia offers members these services in an increasingly competitive and ever changing music industry. The flagship of these efforts is NSMW as it provides professional development, showcasing opportunities and an opportunity to heighten awareness and increase exposure for Nova Scotia music.
To request a copy of the Host Community Bid Document please contact Scott Long at
Bids open on May 12, 2014 and must be received by June 9, 2014.
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For more information, please contact:
Scott Long
Executive Director
Music Nova Scotia
(902) 423-6271 ext. x 101
2169 Gottingen Street 
Halifax, NS  B3K 3B5



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