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Hyer Elementary to ‘Shake it Off’ with Viral Video on Reading

Taylor Swift music has had her fans dancing since the early 2000’s with her catalog of hits, and her latest, “Shake it Off” has been a sensational viral hit. Hyer Elementary reached out to MediaTech to assist with the recordings in their new campaign to promote reading for their students. Music and education make great partners and MediaTech Institute was glad to help! Instructor Mike Musal and his Audio 101 classes assisted the pint-size elementary students on the hit track at our Dallas campus. Watch the video below and see if you can keep your toes from tapping or your Read more
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Music Business Empowerment with The Sessions Panel

How do I protect myself as a musician/artist? What is the best way to market my record label? Why is networking important in this industry? These are only a blink of the many questions to be answered (and asked) at The Sessions Panel. MediaTech Institute – Dallas will be hosting the talk panel next Monday, May 11th from 1pm – 6pm in our Live Sound area. The event will include a variety of speakers, ranging from Saturday Night Live saxophonist, Christine Ohlman to entertainment lawyer, Paul Quin. Although the event is F-R-E-E and open to the public, you HAVE to Read more
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Tha Kracken! coming to MediaTech Institute Dallas- Friday, June 27th at 2:00 PM

Please join us in welcoming Tha Kracken to MediaTech Institute Dallas! He will be guest speaking on Friday, June 27th at 2:00 PM! Please find his bio below: When you look up the definition to the word “Chameleon” you very well may see the name “Tha Kracken!” The hard work that Tha Kracken put into his Chameleon styled production has paid off as he has found himself working with nationally known artists as Mya, Jermaine Dupree, Jagged Edge, Cherish, Lloyd, Young Joc, Bow Wow and Omarion, KeKe Palmer, Pleasure P., and Lecrae. The multi-talented producer considers himself an music producer Read more
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How to Create a Grand Slam Music Marketing Plan

MediaTech Houston will be hosting the National Association of Recording Industry Professionals (NARIP) tonight at 6pm. There will be guest speakers and the topic will be “How to Create A Grand Slam Music Marketing Plan”.  The meeting is free to MediaTech students. Info about the event: NARIP PresentsHow To Create A Grand Slam Music Marketing Plan  WHEN Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 7pm WHERE Media Tech 3330 Walnut Bend Houston, TX 77042-4712 Near Beltway 8 and Richmond WHY ATTEND?   Get a music marketing plan started in one session and boost the effectiveness of the plan you already have. A great Read more
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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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MediaTech Houston Graduate Spotlight – Johnnie Moutra

Johnnie Moutra just recently graduated from MediaTech Houston, and has been working with local artist Marium Echo on her album, Letters & Numbers, as a producer. I recently sat down with Johnny to speak with him about the album and his time at MediaTech. Roy: First off, what made you want to go into audio engineering? Johnnie: It started off just as poetry, which then developed into songwriting. After some urging from a friend, I came across MediaTech as I looked up different schools and decided to check it out. Upon coming in, I instantly knew that this was for 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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California CD Sampler will feature one of our own!!

Rae Nyx, Dallas Receptionist, will be featured on a California CD Sampler that is being put out by MB Agency! Rae’s band Diminished 5th are picking out the song at this very moment. Rae is a recent graduate of MediaTech and has become a vocal coach of some of our students! We can’t wait until it all goes through! We will post an update as to when the CD will be released! Check out Diminished 5th’s facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Diminished-5th/194614857237397 and their myspace page at www.myspace.com/dim5thmusic! Or follow Rae on Twitter at www.twitter.com @Rae_Nykie_Nyx! 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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MediaTech Houston 2011 Spring Graduation

On Sunday, March 20th the Houston campus held it’s quarterly graduation ceremony for the Spring 2011 Graduating Class. Once again, it was a full house. The room was filled with proud parents, siblings, spouses, grandparents and friends. The commencement began with Campus Director, Doris Hecht, giving the students encouragement and advice for their journey that will follow. Instructor, Sam Ortallono, welcomed family and friends and thanked them for their support throughout the program. Diplomas were presented to each Graduate, along with a special presentation for the honor students. Van Pace received the Honors award and Alex Reyes was named Valedictorian. Read more