Yearly Archives: 2014

14 common (and idiotic) email mistakes musicians should avoid…

(October 17, 2014 by Dave Rose) “Hey bro.  Whassup?  I’ve attached 12 mp3s of songs I just recorded.  Can I pick your brain this week on what I can do to get to the next level?  I only need about an hour of your time.  Call me.” I received that actual email today from a […]

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Dave’s intern takes on IBMA’s Wide Open Bluegrass

Raleigh is lucky enough to play host to the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Wide Open Bluegrass next month and keeping in theme with my first post about the top ten acts to see at Hopscotch (Did you see any of them? Comment below with your favorites!), I’ve compiled my top ten list for Wide Open […]

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Dave’s intern dives head-first into the Hopscotch line-up: Who to see according to me

Being an intern for a company so intricately ingrained in music culture has its perks. One of those being that you get to write blog posts about local music festivals and all the great talent that people should get out to see. Full disclosure: I am not going to Hopscotch Music Festival regrettably, but if […]

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Raleigh’s 15 most notable albums.

By: Dave Rose  www.DaveRose.info I was raised in North Carolina.  I graduated from NC State University in Raleigh, NC.  And 20 years ago I co-founded and am still president of Deep South Entertainment (DSE Music Group), a  company based in Raleigh.  Partially why I never made New York, LA, or Nashville my home – although […]

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12 Apps Every Musician Should Have

Are you a musician? There’s an app for that! Actually, there are lots of apps for that. iOS has made it easy for musicians to create share, and market music from your iPhone or iPad. These days you can make nearly studio quality music from your own bedroom with apps from your phone. I am […]

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Patrick Johnson (WPTF), Mike Wheless (WQDR), and I Discuss the CMT Awards, CMA Music Festival, Luke Bryan, and Pickin` In The Plaza

.…. Click Here To Listen To The Clip  http://chirb.it/0ADC8I

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The final tally on the most notable bass players….

In a recent facebook posting, I asked for folks opinions on the most notable bass player(s) in the history of music.  And then we subsequently posted partial results here on MyCousinRick.com .  Many of you spoke up wanting to know the full and final voting count.  Well, here ya have it. Top 15 Geddy Lee: […]

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Artists I have learned from….

In my book I share what I have learned from some of the artists I have worked with, or do work with.  They’ve all taught me some amazing lessons about the music business…. and about life. Bruce Hornsby:   Allison Moorer:   Parmalee:   Vienna Teng:   Michael Sweet (as a 2008 member of Boston): […]

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Patrick Johnson (WPTF) and I discuss Caleb Johnson, American Idol, The Voice, IBMA, Bluegrass, Tom Petty, and Atlanta Rhythm Section

Patrick Johnson (WPTF) and I…. CLICK to Listen to the clip: http://chirb.it/GHIrM8

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The most notable bass players in music history are….

Every Tuesday at the office we have a thing we call 5 O’Clock Somewhere.  It’s the one hour a week our entire staff can get in the same room at the same time to brainstorm.  We usually even have a beer or two.  It’s our creative time together.  This week the topic of bass players […]

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