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Top 5 Reasons Why Musicians Should Invest Heavily In Social Media

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As founder of University of Rock, I have first-hand witnessed musicians go from having a few hundred to a thousand or so followers, to having upwards of 10,000-50,000 + followers in less than a year, sometimes even months! I've seen these musicians cultivate raving fan bases, land paid gig opportunities, get endorsed by big music companies such as Fender, PRS, Ernie Ball, and much more. As some of you know, I am a huge advocate of social media. Speaking from experience, I've been able to accomplish many of my personal goals simply by building a fanbase on Instagram. After growing University of Rock and it's sub accounts (we are currently at 500,000 + followers as of this writing), I have been able...

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Iron Maiden Kick Off 2017 Book Of Souls North American Tour!

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The Book of Souls Tour kicked off last February (2016), covering a total of fourteen sold-out shows in the United States and Canada. The tour also covered a whopping total of thirty-four countries, playing fifty-eight shows across the globe.

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My Hero: 20 Years Of Foo Fighters' The Colour & The Shape

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They say lightning doesn’t strike in the same place twice, but this doesn’t apply to Grohl, who found success with both the Foo Fighters, and his previous band, Nirvana, which had dissolved after the suicide of frontman Kurt Cobain.

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Stevie Nicks Duets With Harry Styles!

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Styles commented before the start of the show saying, “I’ve always wanted to play The Troubadour and I’m here, so that’s cool. My album came out last week. Thanks! I liked it as well. I’m going to play the songs from that and a few other things. Tonight is already really the best night of my life, so thanks so much for being here.”

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Say Hello 2 Heaven: Rest In Peace Chris Cornell

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The death of Chris Cornell has left rock fans broken hearted. The singer was known for his time in 90s band Soundgarden, in which he recorded six studio albums.

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Celebrating Stevie Nicks' Birthday!

Posted by Sydney Taylor on


Nicks, formerly of the 70’s rock band, Fleetwood Mac and the curator of her own successful solo career has charmed the hearts of listeners across the globe.

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Happy Birthday Bob Dylan!

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Dylan has received a wide array of awards confirming his status as a legend in not just rock ‘n’ roll but in music. These awards include 11 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe.

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Top 5 Ramones Songs!

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Joey Ramone was the lead singer and co-founder of punk band, The Ramones. Joey and The Ramones left behind a large catalog of music listened to and heard by rock fans from numerous generations, and have been used as inspiration for countless musicians.

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10 Lesser Known Josh Homme Tracks That Will Burn Your House Down

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Known as the man behind desert rock band Queens Of The Stone Age, Homme has dipped his fingers into many different musicals pies. From his early days in stoner metal band Kyuss to forming the supergroup, Them Crooked Vultures, with Dave Grohl and John Paul Jones, Homme has developed a signature sound.

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Rock 'N' Roll History: Grunge (Part 2) Breakthrough

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After the exploitation of grunge by the mass media, it became a dirty word in Seattle. Although the major grunge bands were all lumped into the same alternative rock movement together, their music was all quite different.

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