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The coronavirus is now affecting the music industry. With the World Health Organization now categorizing it as a global pandemic, a large amount of tour cancellations, some states putting a ban on gatherings of over 1,000 and last night’s live stream from the White House… there’s a lot of uncertainty. Live Nation has lost billions at this point and even St. Patrick’s Day parades have been cancelled! So, what are we supposed to do? The...

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‘Fear of Faith’ by Tyrant (Official) – This Weeks Find Your MUSE Feature Coming at you from Lansing, MI this feature is out just in time to introduce you to this amazing band right before they hit the Pittsburgh, PA scene for a show March 13th at Cattivo – Tyrant | 3/13 at Cattivo With influences such as Metallica, Rush, and Lamb of God, you get a pretty good idea of the old school sound...

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“I’m no good with secrets” – Ozzy Osbourne   Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that 2019 was the “worst, longest, most painful, miserable year of my life”. This news comes on the heels of a recent, and very false, rumor that the 71 year old vocalist was on his deathbed. Fans of the established metal icon will remember that in early 2019 it was reported that Osbourne had postponed upcoming North American tour dates following an...

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Saved by the Scene Vol. 2 – Depression The holidays coupled with depression are a hard pill to swallow. Often times we feel we are alone in the midst of it, which couldn’t be any further from the truth. We often lose sight of the silver lining in it and the joy the holidays bring when in the throes of it. First Angel Media and Ambriek Creations bring you four individuals with their stories, their...

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A few months back I was tagged in comments on a Facebook post. Kylie Thomas, a Freshman studying Journalism at Point Park University, had to write a journalistic style paper and wanted to focus it on the music scene and what it meant to those in the industry. I offered to help and tagged her in a post on my personal page that received a mountain of comments. The music scene isn’t just a business...

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Find Your MUSE(ic): Video of the Week is the recently dropped Demo Demon video “Revolution” Featuring 9 Stitch Method Demo Demon and 9 Stitch Method came together to bring you “Revolution“; an aptly named and in your face tune reflecting the anger towards an overbearing government that holds nothing back. Cast off the chains of a never ending work day, step out of the corporate line up and take your breath of freedom…. The Revolution...

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There’s so much to go over in the back office of Facebook, but I’ve gotten so many questions about Facebook ads that we’re going to talk about them before we introduce you to your stats. So many people feel that they’re throwing their money away with ads, so here’s to hoping this advice will help you get the most out of your money! What are ads on Facebook? When you buy an ad space on...

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Rock Your Social Media: Vol 1 – Facebook, The Party at Your Friends House.   Managing social media for a page is time consuming and confusing. Facebook is the platform used most often and it provides more opportunities for audience and growth than others but the ‘rules’ can be hard to keep up on. After finding that there’s an interest and a need for this information I’ve decided to share what I’ve learned through growing...

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Saved by The Scene is the first of our documentary style videos bringing you a look at the story behind the music scene. #savedbythescene is our nonprofit outreach that focuses on the connection between music and mental health. We do benefits to help places that help those trying to get their lives back from mental illness, create documentaries to raise awareness, and in 2020 we plan on taking steps to give back to the music...

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Thrival is Innovation, technology, music and more – and it happens each year in Pittsburgh! The seventh annual Thrival Music Festival happened last week, turning Schenley Plaza into a true festival with artists, vendors, installations and fitness classes. Thrival Festival is presented by PNC and supported by UPMC Enterprises, Comcast, Sheetz, Dell, the Pittsburgh Innovation District, and many others… including a recent partnership with Uber and their recent development of self driving vehicles. First Angel...

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This weeks Find Your MUSE(ic) feature is Sleep, a track from the upcoming release “Jaywalking Somnambulist” by 9 Stitch Method. These guys have been making waves and it’s no surprise. With the ability to take you through a roller coaster of emotions with dark, emotionally driven music that doesn’t follow the ‘industry standard’ of easily ingested lyrics and simple riffs, they weave a web of tortured dreamland with “Sleep” that exists only in the minds...

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Once upon a time the only way you could hear music was to be there as it was created. If you grew up in the early 2000’s you have pretty much had your choice of digital downloads and finding bands across the globe, but what was once seen as the ‘next best thing’ for the music industry soon created expected issues, and now live music is seeing a comeback. Artists used to struggle to find...

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On a night when many in Pittsburgh were attending Breaking Benjamin, I was at a small venue, Get Hip, for a DIY show with three bands, one stage, no genres. Sometimes you have to go back to the roots of where you felt the pull of music to have the best experiences. National shows are like the Wizard of Oz in his chamber with lights and smoke – but if you pull back the curtain...

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Every year, Rock for Life Concert Series Inc. puts on shows at the Iselin Ballfield near Saltsburg, PA. These shows are charity, benefiting sponsored children and their families through tough times with medical expenses and also moral support. It’s way more than a fundraising event. Gigaroo and the main event, Rock For Life are two day events with free camping. These shows go on rain or shine and are staffed by some of the most committed...

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The Keynote Cafe in Jeannette, PA started twelve years ago because the owner Jill Sorrels wanted to hear more music. The last Saturday in June was the venue’s final show. Jill had decided it was time to retire. The show started at noon and there was act after act continuously until after midnight. Even though the venue is in a small town in southwestern PA, the amount of talent that played the last day was...

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Find your MUSE(ic) is back! After taking some time to run contests and announce some really cool things happening for us, we’re starting the weekly video feature to bring you new artists! Starting back, we’re bringing you something a little different – Demo Demon’s Vendetta. Some experimental rap that’s been getting mixed into metal shows around our area. Off the beaten path, in the realms of the underground, and that’s why we like it! The...

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  I needed to step away from everything, to take a moment to breathe, because what I had just seen had me on the verge of tears… It’s not often that you discover a band as soon as they form and have the opportunity to watch them every step of the way. You become invested emotionally in the things they do, you take the journey with them. Through their music and social media you watch...

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What Goes Around is a short, fun, film created by John Huxley and Trevor Richards, premiering on First Angel Media April 10, 2019. It’s a way to celebrate #recordstoreday and the music scene in Pittsburgh, Pa in general using various artists in the scene. It also marks the start of our YouTube channel and a new section on our website – “Fan First” which is designed to bring you new video content exclusive to or...