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Exclusive: American Idol alum David Cook discusses new music and exploring new styles

“I’m fortunate that I’ve been able to maintain some sense of perspective on all of this. I attribute that to the people I’ve surrounded myself with.” David Cook began, remembering his early days in pursuit of a career in music. “I certainly recall that it wasn’t that long ago that I was just another struggling musician, trying to get people to pay attention to my originals while they enjoyed Happy Hour.” Continue reading Exclusive: American Idol alum David Cook discusses new music and exploring new styles

Avicci, House for Hunger Tour 2012

Avicii discusses ‘House For Hunger’ Tour and Grammy nomination

“It’s never even mattered what type of music I’ve listened to, it’s all always been about the melodies.” Avicii started, explaining, “That’s how I always start producing, like if I would start producing a track right now, I would just start with maybe like a piano and then try to come up with a hook.” Continue reading Avicii discusses ‘House For Hunger’ Tour and Grammy nomination

Exclusive conversation with Perez Hilton

Originally posted August 29, 2012 – 9:42 AM for Examiner.com Perez Hilton has been one of the most outspoken and opinionated voices on the leading edge of pop culture for at least a decade. The passion behind those opinions has lead to the discovery of some of today’s hottest Pop artists (i.e. Lady Gaga, Karmin and Greyson Chance) and, most recently, to the inspiration and release … Continue reading Exclusive conversation with Perez Hilton

LITV Exclusive: Larkin Poe spice up the vineyards with their ‘Swampadelic’ sound

Originally published April 17, 2014 – 1:50 PM MST on Examiner.com One of the most poignant and pleasant surprises of my weekend at the 13th Live In The Vineyard event was not only discovering that one of my favorite stores on earth, Restoration Hardware, is taking their prestigious brand and venturing into the music industry… But also, that they have signed two very dynamic and talented … Continue reading LITV Exclusive: Larkin Poe spice up the vineyards with their ‘Swampadelic’ sound

Skrizzly Adams on the ‘Tipping Point’ of big things

Originally published on November 18, 2015 – 3:19 PM on Examiner.com The innovative artistry of Skrizzly Adams has been garnering attention since the release of his debut EP ‘Stains‘ released in the Spring of 2014. It’s not often that an artist captures attention on first listen of their music, and then holds it for the duration of their debut EP. But Skrizzly did just that, bringing … Continue reading Skrizzly Adams on the ‘Tipping Point’ of big things

Scott Mirkin reviews his production work with Jay Z on Made In America Festival

Originally published September 20, 2012 – 10:36 AM on Examiner.com Scott Mirkin of ESM Productions is the executive producer for some of this nation’s most acclaimed events. His resume boasts production on things ranging from the Phillies World Series Champions Parade Celebration in 2008 to Presidential speeches. Most recently he was networked in as one of the masterminds behind the hugely successful inaugural Made In America … Continue reading Scott Mirkin reviews his production work with Jay Z on Made In America Festival

French Montana talks about touring with Drake, working with Diddy & Rick Ross

Originally published May 16, 2012 – 7:48 PM MST for Examiner.com Moroccan born and Bronx bred MC French Montana is easily one of the most buzzed about new Hip Hop artists on the scene right now. Signed to Diddy’s label imprint and creating a debut album alongside Rick Ross he has most recently landed a spot on Drake’s Club Paradise Tour. Prior to the tour Drake … Continue reading French Montana talks about touring with Drake, working with Diddy & Rick Ross