Meet Manic Kat Records’ Newest Punk Phenomenon: New Age Affair

New Age Affair is the pop-punk/post-hardcore band that’s soon to be on everyone’s radars. The band formed in Rapid City, South Dakota, by brothers Derek and Gage Flick in early 2017. Since its inception, the band has been working tirelessly to successfully craft a sound that is undeniably catchy, melodic, and refreshing.

New Age Affair is yet another ReverbNation Opportunity Success Story after getting signed to a prolific genre-specific label. The band recently signed a deal with the punk-centric label Manic Kat Records after submitting to the label’s opportunity. 

We interviewed the band about their biggest challenges, triumphs, the band’s wackiest member, and so much more. Read on to get the full scope of this exciting band.

RebeccaMeet Manic Kat Records’ Newest Punk Phenomenon: New Age Affair
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4 Tips For Getting Your Voice Ready For A Performance

The anxiety around singing often looms large for musicians who routinely face high-pressure live performance and recording situations. For many musicians, there’s often a sense that a great vocal performance is always just out of reach, but there are easy things we can do to ensure we’re getting the most out of our voices during performances. Here are four tips to help you prepare for an important vocal performance:

Tyler4 Tips For Getting Your Voice Ready For A Performance
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5 Must-Haves For Every Bio

Let’s be honest, writing bios is probably one of the least fun and most stressful parts of putting together your EPK (Electronic Press Kit). Most of us are pretty uncomfortable writing about ourselves, and since we’re always downplaying our accomplishments anyway, it feels really unnatural to then gush about them for 500 words.

So if you’re a little uncomfortable writing about yourself, you’re not alone. It is seriously weird to boast about how awesome you are and then send that to people. But trust me, you can overcome this. It’s actually not as hard as it might sound, and once you get to work on your bio, you’ll see what I mean.

That said, if you’re really struggling, consider hiring a bio writer. PR companies usually offer this service, as do plenty of freelancers, so if you’re really feeling stuck, spend the money, save yourself the stress, and have a professional whip one up for you in a couple days.

If you’re up for the challenge of DIY-ing it, we’ve got you covered. These five tips will guide you smoothly and seamlessly through writing your next bio. 

Dave5 Must-Haves For Every Bio
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Feel Left Out Of Your City’s Music Scene? Try Building Your Own

Spend enough time in a city’s music scene, and you’re bound to run into musicians who feel jaded and disenfranchised. More often than not, these sorts of creatives have been working for years with little local or no recognition and support, so it’s understandable why many musicians feel left out of their music scenes. But instead of lamenting the fact that your work has been passed over or even downright rejected by your local scene, there’s a much more productive and rewarding option to pursue: building your own.

RebeccaFeel Left Out Of Your City’s Music Scene? Try Building Your Own
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Why Writing Music Using MIDI Is A Double-Edged Sword

Having access to an endless amount of sounds, textures, and instruments sounds like a good thing at first. Songwriters and producers often adopt a “more is better” approach when it comes to their work, so making music using MIDI seems like a good method for many. But, lean in a little closer, and you’ll see that making music using MIDI has plenty of drawbacks. 

For the uninitiated, MIDI is an acronym that stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface. In short, MIDI technology lets musicians record sounds straight to their computers where the sonic information can then be easily edited. In this article, we’re breaking down some of the drawbacks and benefits of making music with this powerful technology. 

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How To Mix In Your Guitars

Guitars are used in many different genres of music. 

Chances are the guitar in these tracks will be the main protagonist. If not, then they will at least be a main instrument in the song. 

In order for your music to translate well to your audience, you need to mix your guitars in a way that gives them depth, power, and delivers the emotional intent of your song. 

In this article, I am going to go over how you can mix in your guitars for a more professional-sounding mix. To mix in our guitars, we are going to use simple panning and audio processing. In our example, we are going to assume that there is no audio processing done to the guitars already.

We will be starting the mixing of the guitars from scratch. 

DaveHow To Mix In Your Guitars
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3 Ways To Stay Healthy On The Road

Touring has a dangerous tendency to bring out loads of predictable unhealthy habits. For many musicians, being on the road means diets of fast food and gas station fare, long nights focused more on indulgence than rest, and a creeping sense of emotional isolation and aimlessness. A focus on health isn’t something musicians who tour a couple of weeks a year need to worry about, but it’s absolutely crucial for those that tour to make ends meet. If you’re searching for ways to help keep you physically and mentally fit on the road, here are three tips:

Rebecca3 Ways To Stay Healthy On The Road
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