Interview: Leah Khambata On Songwriting and Live Shows

Leah Khambata is a highly successful actress and singer-songwriter who has recently returned to playing live shows following pandemic restrictions on live events.  Even during the height of the pandemic, Khambata never stopped writing new songs, and in fact, she even started her own virtual concert series on Instagram, which gave her a way to […]

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This is How Music Producers Can Keep Their Work Fresh, Feat. Sebastian Torres

If you're a professional athlete, it's pretty easy to tell whether or not you're in shape. You can either play the game or you can't; you can keep up with the competition or you can't.  But for music industry professionals, everything is way more abstract. It depends so much on how you're feeling and what […]

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Interview with Ben Heckler of Promo Panda, Juice.ai

Today we’re interviewing one of our own, Ben Heckler, the founder of Jam Addict. Heckler started the blog 3 years ago as a side project to share some of his drumming tips, provide his perspective on music, and just write some hilarious and entertaining music articles. Heckler authored hundreds of articles and got Jam Addict […]

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‘A Trip Through Time': Missing Palestinian Revolutionary Music Gets Restored

In the spring of 2020, when Covid-19 swept the globe, Mo'min Swaitat, a Palestinian actor and filmmaker based in London, found himself stuck in his birthplace of Jenin, West Bank. He was lured to the shuttered Tariq Cassettes, a music store and record label he knew from his boyhood that had closed down years ago, […]

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The Forgotten Heroes of English Music

My play started in an epiphany, but it would take me ten years to complete. I had written it off as a failing effort until Roxana Silbert of Hampstead Theatre prompted me to revisit it. Covid intervened, and the production was delayed, leading me to believe it would never be broadcast; nevertheless, BBC Radio 3 […]

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‘Music Comes to You Like a Dream,' Says Michael Hurley, 80

I believe it's OK to refer to myself as an outsider artist. It took a long time for me to join the group." Michael Hurley, a freak-folk singer-songwriter and artist of over 60 years, is pondering his place in the world on Thanksgiving Friday. He's phoning from his little house in rural Oregon, nestled amid […]

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