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10 California Schools for Music Company Degrees that Rock the Market

Thousands of artists vie for the slim shot of making it in La La Land. Luckily, music-focused programs exist to guide young adults by combining education and experience. Students of music institutes gain hands-on training that others without an education in music business scramble for. It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there, and at the right…

10 Motivating USC Music Professors

At the University of Southern California, dreams come true, especially at the Thornton School of Music. As Southern California’s oldest continually operating arts institution, they know all the ins and outs of the music industry. With opportunities like playing with the Rolling Stones, industry connections and traveling internationally to perform, USC’s Thornton School of Music…

10 Can’t Miss Experiences at The 2020 NAMM Program

Kick off the new year at the annual NAMM Show, a spectacular, multi-day event in Anaheim, California for music-lovers and music industry insiders around the world to network and celebrate their craft. In 2020, NAMM is taking its sensational experiences to the next level. Legends such as Bobby McFerrin, Joni Mitchell and Sarah McLachlan take…

10 Should Fulfill Music Trailblazers at the NAMM Program

Trailblazers push the boundaries of their industry to forge new paths for generations to come. They’re sparking innovation with every note. From education to performance to technology, The NAMM Show gives these unique individuals a platform to connect and inspire thousands. If you’re lucky to attend The 2020 NAMM Show, you’ll be rubbing shoulders with…

100 Million Views on YouTube: Q&A with Melodica Guys

In elementary school, teachers introduce kids to music through melodicas—small, toy-like instruments that spark sheer joy. For Tristan Clarke and Joe Buono, their introduction to the melodica, an entry-level learning instrument, was far from basic and way more advanced than elementary school lessons. What started as a fascination and admiration for the instrument quickly transformed…

Hip Hop Satisfies Strings: Q&A with Wil B., Black Violin’s Violist

This post is sponsored by The NAMM Foundation. Black Violin reaches beyond the orchestra fanatic. Duo Wil B. and Kev Marcus take their classical music training and mix it with hip hop for a one-of-a-kind strings experience. Check out our interview with Wil B. and then catch Black Violin’s performance at The NAMM Foundation Celebration…

15 Can’t Miss Experiences at The NAMM Program

This post is sponsored by The NAMM Foundation. Music pros, artists and students from around the world head to Anaheim, California for the ultimate music networking experience: The NAMM Show. Students can attend exclusive performances from accomplished musicians like Eric Whitacre, Elle King and Black Violin, plus surprise performers. Not to mention, you can connect…

Q&A with Renowned Author Eric Whitacre on the Virtual Choir and...

This post is sponsored by The NAMM Foundation. Joining a student organization could lead you to dream career. At least, that’s what happened to composer and Grammy-winner Eric Whitacre. After joining the choir on a whim at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Whitacre decided to dedicate his life to classical music. He started the…

10 Life Long Advantages of Music Education

This post is sponsored by The NAMM Foundation. Music education feels more important than ever before. Learning an instrument goes beyond plucking notes and the routine of practicing. Music education improves language abilities and increases emotional resilience, empathy, self-confidence, attention span and focus, according to the Royal Music Foundation. Music allows a sense of release…

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