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Daily Archives: November 15, 2011

Noel Gallagher Goes Solo, Hedley Grows Up and Etta James Bows Out in this week’s RDIO Cure With Perry Schwartz

Talk to anybody who’s been part of the music business in recent years and they’ll tell you artist development is a difficult thing.  Major record labels find new acts, rush them to market, burn them out and toss them aside for the next “Big Thing”.  For an artist to be four or five albums in to a recording career and still evolving is a major accomplishment.  This week we feature three artists at different points in their career path;  One just starting phase two of his career as a solo artist after being part of one of the biggest bands of the last 20 years; another starting to show signs of maturity and growth after being part of the pop machine; and, a third, 50 years in to her recording career and preparing to retire from the spotlight.

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Beat Maker 2 – a great app for musicians on the go, says Mat Langford.

As a musician, specifically a drummer, I’m constantly tapping and drumming on tables, keyboards, anything that’s in front of me at the time. It’s a small quirk I’ve had since I started playing music long ago. So, naturally, since you can find an app for everything now a days, I’ve been looking for an iPhone app that I could use to create simple rhythms and grooves, something to use on the subway, or just to waste some time with. Despite my efforts, I could never find something that addressed all of my needs. Finally, my search finally ended when I found BeatMaker 2.

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