Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Front and Center

Front & Center: Nikki Sounds, Musician, Sound Engineer, And Production Coordinator at ENT Legends...

By Myki Angeline Nikki Sounds is an accomplished singer, classically trained pianist, and music producer based in Sacramento, California. Her desire to pursue a career in music evolved while...

Front & Center: April Samuels, Breast Cancer Can Stick It! Founder

By Leslie Buttonow Upon being diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in 2010, professional drummer April Samuels was immediately motivated to do something to help others in her situation. That year, she paired her will to fight breast cancer...

Front & Center: Megan Davies, Singer, Songwriter, And Youtube Sensation

https://youtu.be/Cb1D31UgXvY By Myki Angeline More and more artists are realizing the power in producing their own music. One artist who is experiencing tremendous success with her music independence is singer/songwriter Megan Davies. Based in Nashville, Megan began her music studies when...

Front & Center: Valentina Alvarez, Noisematch Group Audio Engineer

By Leslie Buttonow Valentina Alvarez’ musical journey began at age eight in a music school in Venezuela. As a teen, she became curious about digital recording, and after getting her first taste of ProTools, became hooked. Alvarez went on to...

Front & Center: Dylana Nova Scott, CEO, 3rd Power Amplification

By Justine Souchack 3rd Power is a boutique amplifier maker located in Nashville, TN, owned and operated by innovative amp designer, Dylana Nova Scott. Having come up a guitarist and performer, Scott has decades of experience in the music industry, and...

Front & Center: Tanya Pearson, Founder of Women Of Rock Oral History Project

By Myki Angeline What began as a college symposium turned into an ongoing research project and important platform for women in music. In 2014, Tanya Pearson was attending Smith College in Massachusetts when she created the Women of Rock Oral...

Front & Center: Jeanne Stap Nooney, PRS Guitars Public Relations, Events & Sponsorships Coordinator

By Justine Souchack  For over six years, Jeanne Stap Nooney has handled public relations, sponsorships, partnerships and charitable donations for legendary guitar and amplifier manufacturer, PRS Guitars. In addition, she coordinates the company's numerous major events, which include NAMM, festivals...

Front & Center: Diana Cecchini, CFO Korg USA

by Leslie Buttonow If you were to poll people on their top criteria for an ideal job, there’s a good chance most would say “doing something I love” or “surrounding myself with people who are just as passionate about their...

Front & Center: Amy Engelhardt, Award-Winning Composer, Vocalist, Lyricist And Master Class Clinician

By Myki Angeline Think of a person who is an accomplished, successful overachiever. Now, multiply that by ten, and you will have Amy Engelhardt. Because when writing, composing, and singing are your true gifts, you will seek out all the...

Front & Center: Leslie Gaston-Bird, Chair of the AES Diversity & Inclusion Committee

By Leslie Buttonow Although it’s the 21st century and things have come a long way, there is still some catching up that needs to be done in order to level the playing field between different genders and backgrounds in the...