Archive for the ‘Philosophy’ Category

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Meet Nicole Lewis!

November 17, 2018

Nicole Lewis is a Belmont student helping Biff Bangs Productions this winter. She is majoring in social media marketing and branding, and she’s putting her experience to work with our artists. Here she is on a photo adventure with Mackenzie Morgan, creating great content for MAC’s various platforms. Visit them on Instagram, mackenziemmusic and nicolelewis_.

Nicole is also working with our other artists, so check ’em out on Instagram!

Kristi Hoopes

Aly Cutter

Sahara Rain

 

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Nicole Lewis and Mackenzie Morgan

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H.R. 4706

April 26, 2018

Better known as The Music Modernization Act of 2018. I downloaded the pdf and it’s over 100 pages long, but there’s an overview that you can download here. By all accounts it’s a really good thing – my musician, songwriter, publisher and label friends all feel that way, and I’m excited about it! We in the music industry have been crippled ever since the digital world made music so easy to share…freely. We want music to be available but in order to make good music we have to be compensated, and this Act will level the playing field. There have been many scenarios about what the world would be like without music, but you know personally what it means to you, so just think about the songs you love to hear and realize they wouldn’t exist if someone couldn’t afford to make them.

It’s remarkable that this legislation passed UNANIMOUSLY! 415 votes in the House.

COME ON! That just hardly ever happens!

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Randy Scruggs

April 18, 2018

I had the distinct honor of playing guitar on several projects that Randy produced over the years at his studio in Berry Hill. I was intimidated at first – here was a stellar musician and member of a legacy family, asking me to play the guitar! But he was so low key, focused and considerate that I just relaxed and got into the song and the singer, with Randy’s guidance.

I wish I had gotten to know Randy better. We are only here for a little while, and good ones like Randy need to be held in high esteem, and remembered with fondest for the great things they accomplished.

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Jaron Lanier says…

April 16, 2018

This is worth the time it takes to view.

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Clean Water, Bright Minds, Good Energy

March 31, 2009

Music can be a useful tool for educating people about things that matter, and that’s why I want to start a project that uses music to deliver the message about a variety of issues that affect all of us. By partnering with socially and environmentally conscious industries and associations, the entertainment value of musical artists can entice an audience to be more proactive and involved in the behavioral, systematic and financial solutions to problems that challenge our communities – from local to global. We are going through a paradigm shift on many fronts, and the changes to our lives will force us to deal with every aspect of our existence in fundamentally different ways, but – and I want to stress this – much of this is a GOOD thing. We have been living from bubble to bubble, bailout to bailout, credit crisis to debt default, and the methods to fix these problems have not been used with responsibility and integrity. If there are insights offered to receptive individuals to create a better environment for themselves and their communities we will all be better off for it, and the power of music is a very persuasive tool.