Shopping For Musical Gifts For Kids

You can find high quality musical instrument toys for your children in this excellent music toys for kids list.

   If you’re a musician who just happens to have some kids running around at home I’m sure you’re always looking for music toys to stimulate their musical imagination. It can be tough to find good musical toys for the kids to play with. I know I’ve spent hours searching on various websites looking for the perfect musical gifts for my children only to find a limited selection of low quality musical toys.   Continue reading “Shopping For Musical Gifts For Kids”

The Best Gift For Musicians – Gift Certificates

This Christmas Holiday give your muisician a gift they’re sure to love, musician’s gift certificates!

Gift Certificate For Musicians
Musician Gift Certificate

Every year at Christmas my friends that know I play in a live band shower me with music related gifts. I really appreciate the thought but I have to admit that a lot of those presents get put into the equipment bin going unused simply because they’re not exactly what I would have chosen for myself. How many of you have received a guitar strap that just wasn’t cool enough to wear onstage? Or how many of you have had a spouse buy you a brand new guitar without knowing what to look for in a quality guitar? That’s why I’m telling you that Musician’s Gift Certificates are the best gifts you can give to your musician friends.   Continue reading “The Best Gift For Musicians – Gift Certificates”

Christmas Presents and Gifts For Musicians

You can find the perfect Christmas gift and present for the musician in your life with these simple tips.

   It’s Christmas shopping season again and if you’re like me, you have a lot of live musicians to buy presents for. I like to purchase as many things online as possible because I don’t like going out shopping. The online music retailers are really starting to push sales early this year with deep discounts and free shipping. Musician’s Friend has some great ideas in their Musician’s Gift Center. Just click the banner below and you’ll find some great gift ideas for presents to all your musician friends.   Continue reading “Christmas Presents and Gifts For Musicians”

Get Your Music Distributed On iTunes And Amazon.mp3

Get your music on iTunes, Amazon mp3, Napster, eMusic and many other online sales channels using TuneCore.

   Today it’s easier than ever to get your own original music recorded either at home or at a professional studio. Once you have the perfect recording of your original song it’s easier than ever to sell your music to your fans. The beauty of current online music distribution channels such as iTunes or Amazon.mp3 service is that anyone can get their music sold through those channels. Today I’m going to tell you about a very easy way to get your music distributed through iTunes, Amazon.mp3, eMusic and many other major online music distributors.    Continue reading “Get Your Music Distributed On iTunes And Amazon.mp3”

Weekend Setlist For Your Live Band To Play – Classic Rock 4

   We’re posting up another great Classic Rock setlist for your live band to learn. The songs in this set list are timeless rock-n-roll that will get any crowd up and having a good time. That’s what it’s all about when you’re playing live music, keeping the crowd engaged. If you learn this setlist you’ll have an entire set of quality classic rock for your audience.

   Even if you decide not to learn all of these songs it’s a good idea to have them loaded on your portable music player to play during your band breaks. The songs in this setlist get requested a lot and if you have them on your MP3 player you can at least fulfill some requests during your break.

   These songs are available for direct download served by MP3 service. They are encoded at a high quality 256kbps rate and they sound fantastic. All MP3’s from Amazon are DRM free so you can load them on any MP3 player including iPods and iPhones. You don’t need any special software, just download and load them onto your player using any interface you want.

Included Songs:

  1. Take It Easy – Eagles
  2. Sweet Emotion – Aerosmith
  3. Burnin’ For You – Blue Oyster Cult
  4. Crazy On You – Heart
  5. Fire – Jimi Hendrix
  6. Tush – ZZ Top
  7. Feel Like Makin’ Love – Bad Company
  8. Runnin’ With The Devil – Van Halen
  9. Touch Me – Doors
  10. Cocaine – Eric Clapton
  11. You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet – BTO
  12. Jumpin’ Jack Flash – Rolling Stones

Fill Up Your MP3 Player With 50 Albums Under $5

Load up your new MP3 player with custom band Set Lists and $5 albums from Amazon.Com

   Hey all you live band musicians out there. I know a lot of you recieved brand new MP3 players for Christmas and I’m sure you’re itching to fill your new player up with some excellent music. Today I’m going to give you some ideas about what to load on your new MP3 player.

   First of all, check out the Live Musician Central subject category called Live Band Set Lists. I’ve put together complete Setlists for you to download and load on your MP3 player. You can use these set lists as a source for song selection to learn in your live band. You can also keep these set lists on your MP3 player and use them for break music at your gigs. It’s always a good idea to have a lot of proven songs on your player at gigs so you can fill some audience requests while your band is taking a break.

   Another great way to fill up your new MP3 player is with this current killer deal from Amazon is making 50 complete albums available to download for the low price of Five Dollars apiece. That’s a great way to get some new music to enjoy on your new player. MP3’s have several advantages over iTunes. First of all, you don’t need any special software to download the music from Amazon’s MP3’s are all ripped at a high quality 256kbps so they sound incredibly good. They are also all DRM free so you can load them on as many players as you would like. also has a lot of free MP3 downloads that you can get so you can check out some new music for absolutely no money. You just can’t getting music legally, for free! So today, I’m recommending downloading some great music from that will work on any MP3 player including Zunes, iPhones and iPods.

Sunday Funnies – Bohemian Christmas Rhapsody

Enjoy this great Christmas song parody of Queen’s hit, Bohemian Rhapsody.

   I got a good laugh out of this Christmas version of the Queen classic, Bohemian Rhapsody. Whoever is playing and singing on it is actually quite skilled and the song is mixed nicely as well. Whoever N2OBand is on YouTube, good Job! I hope you enjoy another great Christmas Sunday Funnies.   Continue reading “Sunday Funnies – Bohemian Christmas Rhapsody”

Weekend Setlist For Your Live Band To Play – Dance 6

Download this proven set list of dance songs for your live band to learn and play at gigs.

Here’s another excellent Dance set list for your live band to download and use. The songs on this setlist are compiled from the Mobile Beat Top 200 Dance Songs of all time and they are proven to fill the floor with people every time they’re played. You can either use these songs for your band to learn them and play live or you can simply have them on your portable MP3 player to use during band breaks.

My band likes to have a good mix of songs available on the MP3 player for break music because we’re able to fill some song requests while we’re taking a break. The songs on the Live Musician Central set lists are requested regularly and having them available to play during breaks has been a great way to keep the audience happy and dancing all night long.

These songs are available for download from MP3 service. Amazon’s MP3’s are encoded at an excellent 256kbps rate so the sound is very good. They are also DRM free so you can use them on multiple MP3 players. They work with any MP3 player including iPhones and iPods. So get downloading and learn yourself an entire set of excellent dance music!

Included Songs:

    You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate
    Footloose – Kenny Loggins
    Wild Thing – Tone-Loc
    Fight For Your Right (To Party) – Beastie Boys
    Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
    Faithfully – Journey
    Tainted Love – Soft Cell
    Beat It – Michael Jackson
    Get Down On It – Kool & The Gang
    Proud Mary – Creedence Clearwater Revival
    I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas

Sunday Funnies – Ding Fries Are Done (Burger King Christmas Song)

Ding Fries Are Done is a fast food holiday classic sung to the tune of Carol Of The Bells.

   This has long been one of my live band’s favorite Christmas songs. It seems like every year at band practice somebody will bust out singing a version of “Ding Fries Are Done” which is sung to the tune of Carol Of The Bells. If you’ve ever worked in fast food then I’m sure you’ll get a kick out of this fast food Christmas classic!   Continue reading “Sunday Funnies – Ding Fries Are Done (Burger King Christmas Song)”

Weekend Set List For Your Live Band To Play – Christmas Dance Songs 2

Download these Christmas dance songs for your live band to learn and play at gigs.

   Last week I posted up our first Christmas Song set list called Christmas Dance Songs 1 for you to use with your live band. You can either use these set lists as a whole and learn every song on them with your live band or you can pick and choose songs to learn. It’s also a great idea to have all of the songs listed on the set lists loaded on your portable music player so you can have them with you at your gigs. The reason you want to have them with you is so you can fill requests during your band breaks.

   It’s not always possible to learn every song on the setlist simply because you band’s lineup may not be able to cover some of the songs on the list. That’s another great reason to have these songs with you at gigs loaded on your portable player. You’ll be able to play some songs during band breaks that your band normally wouldn’t be able to play. That’s a really easy way to keep the audience happy and dancing all night long.

   You can download these songs from MP3 download service which gives you several advantages over iTunes. The MP3’s are all encoded at 256kbps which is an excellent quality for MP3’s. You also won’t need any special software to download the songs or load them on your portable music player. All the songs are fully compatible with any MP3 player including iPods and iPhones. So get downloading these Christmas dance songs and start partying!

Included Songs:

    Christmas Tree – Lady GaGa
    Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You – SR-71
    Last Christmas – Wham
    Back Door Santa – B.B. King
    Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – U2
    Christmas In Hollis – Run DMC
    Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley
    Sleigh Ride – TLC
    Little Drummer Boy – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
    Everybody Loves Christmas – Eddie Money
    Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight) – Ramones

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