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Behind The Job #6 ⁞ Music PR

If you are interested in the business end of the music industry, you might want to consider a career in Music PR. But what qualities do you need to work in this sector? And how do you get there? Linda Coogan…

March 15, 2013

Behind The Job #5 : Session Musician

  A Session Musician is a career that is often overlooked in the music industry. If you’ve never heard of it, a session musician is employed to perform on stage or in the studio, but is not a full time member of…

March 8, 2013

Choosing an Instrument

Thinking of Learning An Instrument? Think on This…

  Most people, at some point in their lives, think “I wish I could play an instrument” or “I wish I was musically talented”. Well the truth is, you can be! All it takes is a bit of time and…

March 1, 2013

Is Miming Really That Bad?

  Beyonce received a lot of stick recently over her decision to mime the national anthem at President Obama’s inauguration. Is the reaction justified? Is the outrage completely understandable? Here’s food for thought … So when is it acceptable for…

February 11, 2013

Robb Murphy – Take A Stand

After the release of his single ‘On My Side’ in March – Robb Murphy’s album, ‘Take a Stand’, is due for release at the end of April. Robb’s background as an engineer and producer is evident in this collection of…

December 14, 2012

Chris Keys – New Day

Chris Keys‘ Latest EP ‘New Day’, comes loaded with a generous 6 tracks, all of which showcase his exceptional talents. This is a beautiful sounding EP with brilliantly crafted songs. It’s the kind of music that provides a soundtrack to…

December 12, 2012

In Elegance – In Elegance EP

In Elegance released this self-titled EP in January, and what an instantaneous sound these guys/gal can produce. It’s pretty hard to pin point who they sound like, but of course; this is a good thing! They cite 30 Seconds to…

December 12, 2012

Luke Mathers – Breaking the Band #1

I’m Luke. I’ve been active in the Northern Irish music scene since 2002, mainly in the two bands that I formed in that time, with the current being Unquiet Nights. I’ve experienced a lot of what the scene in our…

November 19, 2012

Peter McVeigh – Life of a Musician #1

Hi everyone. Peter McVeigh here… I’ve been asked by the guys at CB to write a few blogs/diaries on what it’s like being a musician and generally just giving an insight into what I get up to on a frequent…

November 19, 2012

The Role of Music in Football

  With Euros upon us, we thought we’d take a look at how music is used in football. From the anthems to the crazy songs made by the fans. Everyone seems to go a bit crazy, sentimental and patriotic when…

January 1, 2012

Glasgowbury Through the Years

Glasgowbury has come a long way since it’s first concert in 2000. Just seeing how the festival has developed over the years is admiral and shows what can grow out of something small – of course with hard work and…

January 1, 2012

Behind the Lyrics #1 – Jason Clarke

In this new feature, “Behind the Lyrics”, we will take a look in depth at song lyrics and get the true meaning from the artist. While we all love to adapt songs to our own personal experiences, it can be…

January 1, 2012

Behind the Job #4 – Bill Campbell

This Edition of Behind the Job takes a look at a local composer who has won prestigious competitions and has had his work performed by world class orchestras with many broadcasts on BBC, RTE and Slovenian radio. Bangor based Bill…

January 1, 2012

Music and Mental Illness

  On our quest to do some research into how the brain reacts to music, we could never have predicted that we would discover music (and creativity in general) could be linked to mental illness. But before you decide to…

January 1, 2012

Music Teaching Methods

  You might be surprised to know that there are many different ways to learn music. All around the world, the practice of learning music is done in different ways. Our own experience in the UK/Ireland would be to learn…

January 1, 2012