<iframe src="//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-TMFBBP" height="0" width="0" style="display:none;visibility:hidden"> Sonicbids Blog - Music Career Advice and Gigs | Molly Whitehorn
Expert Music Career Advice For DIY Musicians
4 Times You Shouldn't Take the Gig
The Number One Mistake Bands Make Right After Booking a Gig
The Ultimate EQ Cheat Sheet for Every Common Instrument
15 Reality Checks Young Artists Need to Hear

memphis, Musician Life

Jun 23, 2016 06:00 AM

Molly Whitehorn

5 Reasons Memphis is an Amazing City for Up-and-Coming Musicians

Photo by Natalia Bratslavsky via Shutterstock.com

There are only a handful of cities that speak for themselves when it comes to music. The scenes of Los Angeles, New York, and Nashville are undisputed for their artistic breeding grounds, and smaller cities like Boston, Austin, Atlanta, and more aren't far behind.

But one place that might not be on your shortlist, but should, is that other city in Tennessee: Memphis. Why? We're glad you asked. Here are five reasons Memphis is worth its salt for an up-and-coming musician.

10 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were Musicians

Photo by Bob McNeely via Wikimedia Commons

Celebrities’ talents often come in twos (or threes or fours), so it really shouldn’t be much of a surprise that some of our favorite famous friends who aren't traditionally known as musicians have musical tendencies. 

Some of the more popular examples are Zooey Deschanel (who hasn’t heard of She & Him at this point?), Jared Leto (30 Seconds to Mars was on everyone’s melodramatic emo playlist), and our future First Gentleman of Non-inhaling, President Bill Clinton (he showed off his saxophone skills on The Arsenio Hall Show). However, there are many other celebrities whose work from the studio you may not be as familiar with. Here are 10 of them.

Beatport Shuts Down Streaming Service: What Does This Mean for the Music Industry?

Image via Shutterstock

On May 10, 2016, Beatport, the online music store primarily aimed at EDM fans, posted a notice to fans on its blog announcing that it will be shutting down its streaming services, Beatport News, its app, and its events section. This comes at a tumultuous time in the music industry when the fate of all streaming services, and maybe the industry in general, are uncertain.