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Is There a Future for Pop Music?

By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” I was driving back to home base earlier this week and had one of the satellite channels on the car stereo, and as I cruised down the interstate, I focused on some of the songs…

Founding Father of Funk: Roger Troutman

By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” It seems of late that I’m spending a lot of time digging through boxes of forgotten stuff which I’ve accumulated over the years.  I’ve previously mentioned that I recently moved my operations to a new…

Famous Musicians You Never Heard Of – Bob Hilliard

By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” A couple of days ago I was working in my studio, and as usual, had some music going on the sound system.  Although I’m not a great country music fan, I must admit, I’ve always…

Famous Musicians You Never Heard of – John D. Loudermilk

By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” I was wandering through one of the music stores in Nashville some time back and I struck up a conversation with another fellow as we were inspecting some item of gear.  After a few moments,…

Music Giants You've Never Heard Of

By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” I had a rather lengthy meeting last evening with a bride and groom, and among the numerous topics discussed, were song selections for their ceremony and reception.  The couple want several selections that are a…

Playing Smooth Jazz at Events

By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” You, too, may have attended an event at which the background music just wasn’t quite appropriate and intruded on that time when guests were enjoying their cocktail, socializing, or having dinner.  A recent question posted…

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