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UNSIGNED GRIND – Hosted by 97.9 The Beat and ArtistsofHipHop.com

  We are proud to announce us partnering with ArtistsofHipHop.com and Radio One to host “The Unsigned Grind” showcase.  97.9 The Beat has teamed up with ArtistsofHipHop.com to bring awareness to HIV.  Winners of The Unsigned Grind online contest will compete for a chance to perform at the 6th Annual Hip Hop for HIV concert at the Fort Worth Convention Center on August 25, 2013. HIV testing will be free and available to anyone who attends the event. After you are finished with the test, you will find out the results within 1 minute! Anyone who takes an HIV test Read more
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PureMix.Net Mixing Contest

Any of you who have ventured around on the internet have ran into various friendly sites that are friends to engineers, musicians, and producers around the world. A couple that quickly come to mind are Sweetwater and PureMix. PureMix, along with sponsorship from Sweetwater and Dangerous Music, has launched their GearFest Mixing Contest. Now PureMix definitely pats itself on the back as they call it,”The biggest mixing contest of all times,” which could be a bit of an embellishment, but nevertheless, the contest is a sure shot to give some nice gear to 16 engineers who come out on top, Read more
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Our students film their Live TV Show Today!!

Today our film students filmed their live TV show for class. It is a talk show with our very own Abe Kotara as the host. I got to watch the opening segment myself and it was fantastic! Great job, guys!! It looks like so much fun! Congrats on your hard work guys!! Read more
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Congratulations To One Of Our Own!

Our receptionist, Rae Nyx, will be featured in a CD Sampler for MB Agency in California! Her band, Diminished 5th have decided to place the acoustic version of “Come With Me” on the CD have been working hard to finish their album in hopes of having it out in the next year! Rae has been keeping herself busy with her band and Chae Balistreri, an artist from Longview, Texas. She is the producer and engineer for his album. She has put alot of her time into getting his album just right, as well as her own. To hear the song Read more
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MediaTech Institute helps Hillcrest High School record 80-year-old school song

Normally, band students would practice for a concert or performance at a sporting event. But Hillcrest High School Students are practicing for something much bigger. “It’s a really big deal,” said Mya Warnock of Hillcrest High School. The band class is getting their fight song professionally recorded for the very first time. When the football team makes it to the playoffs, band teacher, Brian Smith, always gets a request for the 45 second song. “The radio stations and the TV stations have asked me for a recording. There’s not one,” said Smith. Now the school will have something to give. “We’ve Read more
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6 Important Things About Singing

by Rae Nyx, Vocal Coach There are many different philosophies on what is most important when it comes to singing. I feel the most important is Passion. It’s pulling the heartstrings of the person listening to the song. I have gotten into sooo many arguments with other vocal coaches about this very thing. Here are the six main aspects to think about or to bring up to your own vocal coach: 1.  Breathing – This is going to sound weird, but almost everyone breathes wrong in the music industry. It’s the most common comment I’ll make when I watch singing Read more
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The Day Steve Jobs Dissed Me In A Keynote by Derek Sivers

I try not to repost blogs but this one was very interesting and I felt the need to share with all of you. It was written by Derek Sivers who is best known as the founder of CD Baby. A professional musician (and circus clown) since 1987, Derek started CD Baby by accident in 1998 when he was selling his own CD on his website, and friends asked if he could sell theirs, too. CD Baby was the largest seller of independent music on the web, with over $100M in sales for over 150,000 musician clients. After he won the 2003 Read more
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Houston Campus adds new Business Instructor

The Mediatech Houston campus is excited to announce the addition of their new Business of Music (BOM) Instructor, Randy Miller http://www.randymillerproductions.com. Randy is kind of a big deal in Houston! Born in Houston, Texas, Randy has been a part of the regional music scene for the last  twenty-five years. In the 80’s he started the band ‘Zen Archer’. Fueled by his songwriting, the band was selected for several ‘best of albums’ including 101 KLOL, 104 KRBE and 93.7 The Arrow. Drummer Bobby Ginsburg [ Rod Stewart , Richard Perry] mentored Randy in the art of engineering and he was hooked. Read more