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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Build Your Basic Latin Music Library

By Dave Austin, “The Music Professor” Over that past couple of years, I’ve noted an increasing number of requests for Latin music at my events. ...

2014 Music Trends

By Dave Austin, "The Music Professor" As working DJs, it’s imperative that we be acutely aware of both current and near-future music trends, and I’ve...

Getting Jazzed

By Dave Austin “The Music Professor” If we want to speak about a truly American musical form which has deep roots, we can always talk...

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