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Do you have the next “BIG” idea in music? Berklee, Midem & IE wanna talk to you

Do you have the next “BIG” idea in music? Berklee, Midem & IE wanna talk to you

Berklee College of Music, Midem and Madrid’s IE Business School are searching for the next music business entrepreneur. Individuals and businesses have until Sept. 29 to submit their music start-up project to be in the running to win a $10,000 “start-up package.

The start-up competition will be the center of the second annual Rethink Music Venture Day, set for Oct. 24 in Berlin.”

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21 greatest drum intros (Drum Expo 2014)

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21 greatest drum intros (Drum Expo 2014)

From Stevie Wonder to “Sing, sing sing,” Music Radar’s Drum Expo 2014 runs down the 21 greatest drum intros of all time! Lots of unexpected surprises here including Judas Priest. What do you think of this list?

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1001 Drummers, One World Record

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1001 Drummers, One World Record

If you are in the UK and want to be a part of drumming history, you can join in on drumBEAT, an epic event looking to break the Guinness World Record for the most drummers playing in time. Their goal? 1001 Drummers!

Taking place at Manchester Central on November 21, 2014, this isn’t just an attempt to set the Guinness World record , drumBEAT is also raising money for the Brain Tumor Charity.

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Beanie on the challenge of electronics (Drum Expo 2014)

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Beanie on the challenge of electronics (Drum Expo 2014)

Our curation of Music Radar’s Drum Expo 2014 continues with an interesting interview with Rudimental’s drummer, Beanie, on the challenge of incorporating electronics into a an acoustic rig.

Was it tricky at first switching between acoustic and electronic kick pads with your feet?

“Yes at first, just because of the tension of the trigger and the skin on the acoustic bass drum. I was practising once and it really did my head in because it was literally just a quarter-note thing and I wound myself up so much because I couldn’t do it on the electronic one.

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How to find work as a drummer and musical director (from Drum Expo 2014)

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How to find work as a drummer and musical director (from Drum Expo 2014)

Music Radar’s Drum Expo 2014 is upon us, and with it, a whole new slew of awesome articles  for us drummers to sink our teeth into. Look for us to comb through all that Music Radar has to offer, and we’ll bring you the best and coolest we think is out there.

This article features a discussion on how we drummers can start to find work as both a player and musical director. Featuring the musical director for Ellie Goulding, check out how Joe Clegg prepared for the gig and then landed it.

How did you land the role of drummer and musical director for Ellie Goulding?

“I was searching online for new music that I connected with and found this girl called Ellie Goulding doing a cover of the Bon Iver track Wolves. It was just her and an acoustic guitar and I fell in love with her voice.”

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Bonham’s sister, Deborah, calls memorial concert “greatest show of my life”

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Bonham’s sister, Deborah, calls memorial concert “greatest show of my life”

A few weeks ago we brought you the new that John Bonham’s sister, Deborah, was hosting a fundraiser to raise money for a memorial in his hometown of Redditch. While numbers aren’t in, the concert seems to have been a a big success!

“I was very nervous but I have to tell you this was the most special show I have ever done in my life, it was just unbelievable… People all over the world have been donating and this is for the people. It’s not about one person paying for this statue, this is about the fans”

They’re still raising money, and if you’d like to give, you can make a donation here.

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Watch DCI live in theaters TONIGHT!

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Watch DCI live in theaters TONIGHT!

Not in Indy for DCI finals? You’re in luck because once again, DCI and Fathom Events have teamed up to bring the big show (well, not THE big show, but one of the shows), live to a theater near you!

Tickets are still on sale and should set you back around $20 and starts at 6:30pET. With a 5 hour run time, that’s a lot of corps for your buck!

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Bonham hometown holding fundraiser for memorial

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Bonham hometown holding fundraiser for memorial

There is probably not much known to have come out of Redditch England (other than being the needle capital of the world in the 19th century), but this little town of less than 85,000 did give Rock and Roll one of its best drummers: John Bonham.

In August, the town is holding a concert to raise money for a permanent memorial for the Zeppelin drummer. The concert will feature John’s sister, Deborah Bonham, and looks to raise £50,000 for the installation.

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Drummer Talk 218 – Billy Cobham and the “Art of the Rhythm Section” Retreat

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Drummer Talk 218 – Billy Cobham and the “Art of the Rhythm Section” Retreat

The legendary Billy Cobham join me on today’s show to discuss his upcoming “Art of the Rhythm Section” Retreat! We also chat about living in Europe, turning 70, and breaking into the NY studio scene.

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Drummer Talk 206 – New from NAMM 2014 (Part 3)

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Drummer Talk 206 – New from NAMM 2014 (Part 3)

We wrap up our review of new gear debuted at the NAMM 2014 show! In the news, we learn what happens when Will Ferrell claims to be Chad Smith, why Kenny Aronoff had to sit in with Styx, what’s up with all the late night bands, and the top 10 songs known for their drumming.

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