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LA Singer/Songwriter Shane Alexander Performs at Behringer Stage at NAMM

Shane Alexander takes the Behringer stage at NAMM on Friday at 2p.m.

Shane Alexander takes the Behringer stage at NAMM on Friday at 2p.m.

LA-based singer/songwriter Shane Alexander brings his evocative style to the Behringer Center Stage at 2014 NAMM for one exciting and exclusive performance.

Shane is a world-renowned singer, songwriter, producer and performer who’s shared the stage with dozens of top acts including: Bon Iver, Seal, Jewel, Suzanne Vega, Yes, Styx and more. His — Read more

Critics Like BEHRINGER CMD MICRO DJ Controller

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The CMD MICRO DJ Controller gets props from critics for being a feature-packed controller ideal for practicing, or for small gigs and taking on the go.

Critics find a lot to love about the BEHRINGER CMD MICRO DJ controller, citing build quality, price and the feature set as reasons to get the controller for those times when a DJ only needs a small setup and doesn’t want to carry a large-format controller.

Digital DJ Tips’ — Read more

This Day In Music History: November 7

elton1967   Pianist and singer Reginald Dwight (Elton John) and his future songwriting partner, lyricist Bernie Taupin, sign on to DJM publishing. Their parents have to witness the boys’ signatures, because they’re both under 21. It’s the start of a legendary partnership. Taupin  and John go on to collaborate on more than 30 albums.

Both John and Taupin had answered an ad for musicians and lyricists placed in the magazine “New Musical Express.” Although neither one of them passed the audition for Liberty Records, the label’s Artists and Repertoire agent recognized their potential, and introduced the boys.

For years, the two have an unusual songwriting style. Rather than creating songs together, Taupin would write the lyric and then pass it on to John, who would set it to music. Their — Read more

This Day In Music History: November 6

|#0|#1968  The Monkees‘ psychedelic movie “Head” opens in New York City. Marketed as the “most extraordinary adventure, western, comedy, love story, mystery, drama, musical, documentary satire ever made (And that’s putting it mildly),” the movie isn’t aimed at the band’s teen girl fans. It’s a dark, surreal, and absurdist contemplation of the nature of free will.

Some of the film’s imagery is disturbing, and the stream of consciousness storytelling style leaves most people cold. The band’s depiction of themselves as being helplessly trapped as their public personas strikes many as an affront to their fans, as does the shocking ending. The movie succeeds in destroying the band’s innocent public image, which is exactly what they want.

They probably didn’t want the awful reviews the film receives, or the sharp drop in the popularity of their music.

In later years, the movie would gain a cult following. Some fans view it as a fine — Read more

BEHRINGER Transforms Community Theater In PA

The marquis of the Geyer Performing Art Center (as seen on Geyerpac.com)

The marquis of the Geyer Performing Art Center (as seen on Geyerpac.com)

A small community theater in western Pennsylvania is seeing a big improvement in its productions -  and even its bottom line – after a local sound production company installed BEHRINGER sound equipment.

Geyer Performing Art Center in Scottsdale, PA, southeast of Pittsburgh, was built in 1900 as an opera house that later served as a movie theater, — Read more

BEHRINGER’s ELX Line Array Elevates Rivalry Clash Tailgate Party

BEHRINGER provided its new ELX-42 Line Array loudspeakers and complete X32 mixing and monitoring solution for this year’s Rivalry Clash 5 and 10K races so it’s massive tailgate party had massive sound.

The tailgate party featured performances from Fox and the Law, Whiskey Syndicate, Panama Gold and NTNT on its main stage, which was completely decked out with state-of-the-art live sound reinforcement equipment.

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1961 The movie version of the Broadway musical “West Side Story” is released. The movie is based on the 1957 musical, written by Arthur Laurents, with music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and choreography by Jerome Robbins. The story is based on William Shakespeare’s tragedy “Romeo and Juliet.”West Side Story poster

The film, starring Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer, becomes the second highest grossing movie of 1961. It goes on to win ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture. West Side Story won more Oscars than any other musical film to this day.

Some of the best-known — Read more

This Month in Music History: The 33 1/3 RPM Microgroove LP Was Introduced

On June 21, 1948 Columbia Records introduced the 33 1/3 rpm microgroove record album.Record Album In many ways this invention gave birth to the modern pop album. Of course, all kinds of albums were (and still are) released as vinyl records, but pop albums were the first to be structured around the format. The length, number and order of songs were designed around the 22 minute per side limitation.

Prior to the invention of the 33 1/3 LP albums were on 78 rpm records. The 78s could only hold approximately 3 -5 minutes — Read more

This Month in Music History: Buddy Holly Released his Star-making Single “That’ll Be the Day”

Did you know Buddy Holly’s iconic single “That’ll Be the Day” was inspired by a John Buddy_Holly_croppedWayne movie? That’s right! Holly was inspired to write his breakthrough hit after he and drummer Jerry Allison saw The Searchers. “That’ll Be the Day” was Wayne’s signature phrase in the 1956 Western.

At the time, Holly had been recently dropped by Decca Records (yes, the same label that infamously passed on The Beatles). As a part of his agreement with Decca, Holly was not allowed to record any songs on any other label — Read more