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Anna Netrebko – Musician of the Year

Anna Netrebko has it all. She is not only strikingly beautiful, but has stage presence, glamour, style and, most importantly, breathtaking vocal abilities. Her CDs are selling extremely well, and in Europe her music DVD hit the number one slot on the charts, way ahead of known musical divas Beyoncé and Britney Spears. It is said that she is breathing new life into opera, a musical genre that has been stigmatized as stuffy for years. But Anna Netrebko is luring the youth to embrace her music and create open mindedness in regard to opera.

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Emergenza Festival – Promoting Emerging Bands

The Emergenza Festival is hosted annually, and held its first music festival in 1994 in the city of Rome. It has grown into a festival that spans across approximately one hundred and fifty venues in the United States of America and in Europe. Young and unknown bands get the opportunity to perform in front of live audiences and expose themselves to a wide audience. Each year, the number of bands that sign up to perform at the Emergenza Festival increases and its popularity as a music festival has reached staggering proportions.

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The Value of Protecting Your Hearing

Musicians appreciate that there’s nothing like really loud music (and maybe some liquid refreshment) to get a crowd into a party mood. The sound at live gigs is generally at the level that you can feel through your body – but what is it doing to your ears?

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Portland Music Foundation

The Portland Music Foundation has set itself the goal of organizing, supporting, nurturing and promoting the thriving music scene of Portland, Maine, USA. Started in 2006 by Adam Ayan of Gateway Mastering, the Portland Music Foundation wants to help aspiring musicians break into the local music community in a way that will have fans swarming to local venues, buying their CDs and singing their songs.

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Raising Funds to Record a CD Made Easy

For any musician, the most difficult hurdles to overcome when wanting to carve a career for themselves is to record a CD and gain exposure. Building up a fan base to purchase the CD is essential, and that takes promotion. As many struggling musicians discover, it takes money to promote and to record their songs. Fortunately, a few music lovers have taken their knowledge of the music industry, business experience and vision for the future, combined it into a useful tool for musicians and opened an alternative door for new musicians.

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