What Is The Best Free Website Hosting?

The best free website hosting service can be a difficult issue for people to tackle. On many occasions’ entrepreneurs have been let down by their provider who has been unable to take their company to the next level. Many companies utilise website hosting providers in order to try and take their firm to new heights which previously appeared unattainable to these firms. People will often aim to make their website as interactive and user friendly as possible and this can only be possible through utilising the most effective web hosting provider. In order to make the user experience as enjoyable for people using the site as possible the host has to be able to provide a service which can be beneficial for the user.

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Best Free Web Hosting

The process to find the best free website hosting provider can be a lengthy and strenuous one. People often discuss the difficulty in taking a business to the next level. Being a small start up can be easily ran. Without generating considerable sums of money, the levels of stress tend to be very manageable. However, as a business grows people can become increasingly stressed as more risky decisions are forced to be taken by business owners. This a situation where people need to strive to ensure that their business continues growing. The last thing they should need to worry about is whether or not their business is using the best free website hosting.

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Attracting New Consumers

Attracting new consumers can be an extremely challenging issue which companies can face. There is undoubtedly an argument which people can have about how their web hosting provider can help this become a reality. There can be no question that selecting the right hosting provider can prove extremely influential regarding the success of your business.

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Importance Of Choice

Businesses can become seriously impacted by incorrect selection of their web hosting provider. If people are visiting your site and they are underwhelmed by the experience they are receiving then this will substantially influence the probability of these people using your services.

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Importance Of Experience

Although people always expect an easy experience to purchase when they begin to engage with a company, poor experience can have a detrimental impact on the likelihood of people actually making a purchase with your company. Difficult to use and understand features on a website can seriously lengthen the amount of time taken for people to complete transactions on your website which can seriously affect the likelihood of people parting with their hard-earned money.

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Making Sales

Choosing the best free website hosting can be reflected in the profits which the company is able to generate. The level of monies which a company makes after introducing the best free website hosting generally shows exactly what the benefits are of such a system. Ultimately, the majority of business are judged upon their ability to generate a profit for themselves. If people are ignorant to the potential benefits of using the best free website hosting then the only thing which is suffering is their business as a result.

Learning a Few Lessons from the Music Industry

You can’t swing a remaindered copy of David Hasselhoff’s autobiography these days without hitting an article about where publishing is headed in the coming years. Though it does get a little tiresome at times, I am still glad to read all the talk and join in the conversation, because, at the very least, I’m thrilled to see that we in the publishing world are being more proactive about guiding our own destiny than, say, the music industry has been over the last decade or so. I live in Nashville, “Music City USA,” and I can’t even begin to count how many friends and acquaintances of mine have lost jobs as the music industry holed up and didn’t do much more than lob lawsuit hand grenades at the evil downloaders as digital music took off. Only in the last few years have most of the music folks begun to creatively think through new revenue models for their industry.

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But one discussion that seems to only recently be gaining traction, on the internet especially, is whether and how the role of literary agent should change in the decade ahead. For example, I’ve heard more than a couple authors recently, who have been reasonably successful midlist authors, begin to question out loud whether it makes sense to continue writing books, as they’ve seen their advances shrink, copies sold dwindle, and marketing budgets dry up. As the economy and, even more ominously, the plethora of entertainment options available to consumers take their toll on the world of books, these authors are wondering whether there is really any money to be made if your name isn’t J.K. or Snooki. Certainly, some of these authors will just chuck the whole writing thing and pick up a more profitable pastime, like button collecting. But I suspect that many of them will begin to experiment with self-publishing, advertising-supported blogging, and other sorts of revenue opportunities that their writing could bring them, and they may find those opportunities to be even more profitable than traditional publishing ever was.

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The question, then, is: where does this leave your friendly neighborhood literary agent? Well, if you’re Binky Urban or Andrew Wylie, with a herd of mega-bestselling authors in your stable, you probably don’t have a lot to lose sleep over in the near future. But if you’re like me, an agent with a number of fantastic “midlist” sorts of authors (who, thankfully, do hit the bestseller lists from time to time, but not as often as they deserve to!), then you can either bury your head in the sand the way the music industry folks did ten or fifteen years ago, or you can start challenging paradigms and rethinking what a literary agent might look like in years ahead.

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I certainly don’t have all the answers, but I’m thinking more and more about my role as publishing “advisor and consultant” and “manager” than I have in the past, and how I can best benefit my author clients and still continue to live the champagne and caviar lifestyle I’m so accustomed to (my wife just read that last part over my shoulder and started laughing uncontrollably). It’s one of the topics I’ll be thinking about in my little section of Alt-Country. I may also be thinking about how to attract Snooki as a client, but I’ll keep that to myself.

The Origins Of Country Music

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Country, country western or as its sometimes called…Hillbilly music is a popular genre of music that originated in the southern states of the USA. Country music was first recognised in the 1920s, taking its roots from American blues and folk music.

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The first commercial recording of country music was by fiddlers Henry Gilliland and A.C. Robertson in 1923 for Victor records. Columbia Records started releasing music from the country genre from 1924.

The first country style song that was released with vocals was in 1923 by John Carson, called Little Log Cabin in the Lane.

The Great Depression in the 30s caused a huge decline in record sales however radio became a very popular source of entertainment in society. As well as this the now famous Grand Ole Opry opened in 1925 which showcased (and still does to this day) local and worldwide musical talent.

The 1940s introduced new genres of country music when the cowboys became popular in film. New country genres includes:

  • Singing cowboys and Western swing
  • Hillbilly Boogie
  • Bluegrass folk & gospel
  • Honky Tonk
  • Country Pop
  • Country Rock
  • Cowboy Ballads

However by the 1960s cowboy ballads declined in sales withe the popularity of Rock n Roll. But with the help of marketing agencies and film country became popular again in the 70s and has been successful ever since.

Famous country singers:

  • Shania Twain
  • Faith Hill
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Taylor Swift
  • The Dixie Chicks

Everything You Need To Know About The ACM Awards 2019

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On Sunday April 7th, the 54th annual Academy Country Music Awards took place in Las Vegas, hosted by Reba McEntire. Here is everything that went down on the night.

How Is Reba McEntire?

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Reba McEntire has been hosting the ACM Awards for 16 years. The country music songstress. Before the night, McEntire spoke about staying away from politics on the night and instead honouring the music stars on the night. However she did give praise to the rising female stars within the country music industry who she believes hasn’t been given enough credit.

Performances

The MGM Garden Arena hosted some of the greatest country music stars where some of the biggest names in the industry took the stage to perform.

  • Carrie Underwood
  • Maren Morris
  • Little Big Town
  • Keith Urban
  • Blake Shelton
  • LANCO
  • Luke Bryan
  • George Strait
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Kelly Clarkson

The Winners

  • Keith Urban – Entertainer of the Year
  • Kacey Musgraves – Female Artist of the Year
  • Thomas Rhett – Male Artist of the Year
  • Dan & Shay – Duo of the Year
  • Old Dominion – Group of the Year
  • Kacey Musgraves: Golden Hour – Album of Year
  • Dan & Shay: Tequila – Single of the Year & Song of the Year

Scotland- A Musical And Cultural History

Last month we visited the beautiful country of Scotland and we were taken aback by its stunning architecture , friendly culture and buzzing music scene. Scotland has always had close ties with the USA as a result of immigration over many years. Many americans can indeed trace their ancestors back to Scotland. Through this article we will explore what makes Scotland unique in terms of its music , culture and people.

Scottish Music

In Scotland music plays an important role in everyday life and can be found all over the country from pubs and bars to main streets and community events. One type of event that is synonymous with parties and music is the traditional Scottish ceilidh. A ceilidh is large social gathering often accompanied with traditional Scottish music and dancing. Ceilidhs in Scotland are a very big deal and are considered a rite of passage for the younger generation. They are often incorporated into important events such as marriages , birthdays and community events.

Part of what makes Ceilidhs unique is that everyone is dancing. Its not uncommon to see an entire hall of people on their feet. The traditional Scottish music / live folk band normally does the trick and creates an electric atmosphere. Many Ceilidh songs often adopt a similar rhythm to country and western songs however they are played by very different instruments.

Scottish Culture

Closely related to Scottish music is Scottish culture. The Scots are well known throughout the world for being kind and friendly people. The “people make Glasgow” slogan ran true for us when we visited there. Wherever you went people were always happy to give directions , tell us a bit about local shops/things to see. Scotland although a small nation prides itself in being unique and has an interesting history.

Contrary to popular belief kilts are not worn by Scottish people going to the shops or on their way to work or often in public at all for that matter. Kilts are actually pretty expensive and are reserved normally for important social occasions such as weddings , graduations and birthdays.

The culture in Scotland varies depending on what area you visit. For example in the islands to the west coast of Scotland there is a large number of fishermen and farmers who have practiced their craft for many years whereas the further inland you go towards the highlands the population becomes more sparce. This is because many people chose to move towards the centre of Scotland where two of its largest cities (Edinburgh and Glasgow) are located. Lack of jobs and investment often resulted in many taking this big decision and moving down towards the cities to find more work.

We’re On Tour! Our Irish Leg – Why We Loved Dublin

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After a brilliant few days in Scotland, we got the ferry to Belfast and drove down to Dublin. Here is our blog!

Guinness

Believe it or not we have never tried Guinness. We decided that we just had to try it in the place it was created – The Guinness Distillery in Dublin city. After a tour around the distillery learning about the history of the distillery we ended the experience in the sky bar which looks across the whole city you can enjoy a pint of the beautiful stout. A great experience highly recommended…however we now haven’t stopped drinking it since we arrived in Ireland and now we are sitting here writing this blog will a sore head!

Temple Bar

Stag do? Hen weekend? You HAVE to go to temple bar! Fun, vibrant, wild…that’s all we’ll say about that.

The Market Bar & Fade Street

This was extremely stylish. A tiny street light up with draping bulbs and a row of really cool bars and restaurants. We ate at the Market Bar for Tapas which we highly recommend.

The Gig

The gig was insane. We managed to sell out the small venue in Dublin city centre and got a great response from the music fans. Dublin – we will be back!

Nashville: The Story Of Music City

Nashville, Tennessee is known for it southern fried chicken, cowboy boots and whisky. However the city has also been nicknames Music City – one of the most popular music spots in the USA.

THE NICKNAME MUSIC CITY

In the 1800s, Nashville became fundamentally important in the music industry as they were the national centre for music publishing.The band Fisk Jubilee Singers used their music to promote the education of freed slaves after the Civil War at Fisk University (in Nashville). The nickname music city actually came from the Queen of England who, after their performance said

HISTORIC VENUES

One of the most famous music venues in Nashville is the Ryman Auditorium. It was built in 1892 and has attracted musicians from all over the world to this day. In fact, the Fisk Jubilee Singers were one of the first to perform when the theatre opened. Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and Elvis have all performed in this theatre.

The Ryman Auditorium is celebrating 125 years and is open for daily tours where tourists can explore the auditorium and watch films of its history.

Songwriting Capital Of The World

Songwriters from all genres of music travel to music city to visit the Bluebird Cafe to perform their own songs to a small crowd of other songwriters and music fans. Musician have the opportunity to share stories about their songs and answer any questions people have on their music.

Nashville also host an annual Tin pan South Songewriters Festival – a five day music festival where more than 300 songwriters can perform their songs to crowds all over the city.

Nashville In Popular Culture

In recent years, cable television have been really supportive of Nashville and it’s musical roots, filming many programmes and TV in the city.

There is now a TV drama series Nashville which is filmed in Music City and has global popularity. The show centres around the city’s country music roots and features many of Nashville’s best restaurants, landmarks and venues.

Nashville has been voted the ‘Best Music Scene’ by Rolling Stone with The Black Keys, Kings of Leon, Justin Timberlake, Sheryl Crow, Black Eyed Peas and Keith Urban all originating from Nashville.

Live Music

If you love live music then you absolutely have to come to Nashville. Musicians play live sets in pubs and venues all over the city every single night. The famous Honky Tonks offers free live music every single day of the year.

How Music Can Soothe The Living Soul

Do you ever get frustrated with yourself, or the situation that got you into a mess? Or have you ever felt like your stress level is just way up there and you get fidgety out of nowhere? Well the great news is you don’t need any medication for these situations, but all you need is music! Weird? Not at all because apart from becoming our companion during our drive to & back from work, music actually calms us down with its melody. Several studies show that even animals get calmer when they listen to soothing music. Go ahead, try it!

Its magic doesn’t stop there because music is also known to have a big impact on mental & physical health. Have you ever been on massages & wonder why they play those calm, soothing tunes at the back while you’re being graciously rubbed on? It’s simply because of the serenity it brings to both the masseuse & the client. Music also sets different kinds of moods – depending on the genre you’re listening to. Some mommies out there would play Beethoven for their unborn child before their sonogram, to keep the baby behaved so that the doctor can take an Instagram worthy “picture” of it.

Some teenagers for instance use rock or fast paced music to help them with their assignments or some listen to overly romantic songs to mend their broken hearts from a painful breakup. No matter what music it is, or who it is listened by, the one outcome that it provides the listeners is the calmness that it brings to the soul. Others go for programs like Panic Away that specializes in calm and peaceful techniques, but does panic away work? Checkout reviews over there.

Though it is an unconventional & an approach people don’t tend to realize, music works its wonders in mysterious ways. Music decreases health problems unknowingly & encourages healing to your body. So, the next time you’re on PMS, or having a bad or a good day even, or you feel nervous about a surgery or an exam – give music a try. You’ll be euphoric with the results.

Alternative Country Music- It’s History!

Alternative country is referred for the “Americana”and also defined for the country music. It includes the acts which differ significantly in style from mainstream and pop country music. It used to describe the country music bands and artists which have incorporated influences ranging from the Roots Rock, Punk Rock, Alternative Rock and Honky-Tonk.

It attempts to combine the punk and country that were pioneered by the Jason and Scorchers, in the late 1980s southern Californian cowpunk with the bands like The Long Ryders. These styles are fully merged in Uncle Tupelo’s 1990 LP no depression, which is credited for being the first “Alternative country” album. Members and associated figure with the Uncle Tupelo formed major bands in the genre are Wilco, Son Volt and Bottle Rockets.

 In the late 1990s the term Alternative Country Music begins and used to describe the diverse group of musicians and singers operating from outside the traditions and industry of the mainstream country music. No Depression is the best known magazine genre has been declared, it covered by the Alternative Country Music. Uncle Tupelo Alternative country music has continued to grow and explore the new areas. Billboard’s Chet Flippo suggest the four categories that are helpful in classifying this disparate genre. Alternative country music has the strong fan base in Chicago, Austin and Raleigh in addition of the regular music festival and the internet has played a crucial role in its growth.

America “No Depression” folder generates the substantial material and led it for the establishment of two central alternative country electro mailing list that are postcard and postcard II. Postcard discussed about the work of Uncle Tupelo and its offspring bands while Postcard II was designed to cover the other Alternative Country bands. Both lists provide a network of support for Alternative Country music and artists.

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Alternative Country Music- History


Alternative Country is defined as a subgenre of country music. This is a subgenre of music that involves acts which are different in approach and style in comparison to the mainstream of country music. The music patterns ranges from Roots Rock, Honky-Tonk, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Alternative Rock, Punk Rock and Folk Rock. Jason and The Scorchers had attempted to combine Punk and Country music together. In the year 1990, the fusion music styles were merged in Uncle Tupelo’s ‘No Depression’ which is the first Alt-Country album!

For the growing popularity, the members associated with Uncle Tupelo formed three major bands, i.e. Wilco, Bottle Rockets and Son Volt.

What makes the Alternative Country Music widely admired and unique?


Apart from the music fusion the lyrics that sometimes are wretched or focused on generating social awareness must be creative and engaging so that the audiences would enjoy the entire show without getting bored. The bands performing Alternative Country Music are keenly focused on creating the music pattern with base of traditional country folk music. There are numbers of bands formed by the crazy music passionate and performers. As there aren’t too many information about Alternative Country Music the music lovers get sad. A platform where music lovers, musicians and performers get closer is indeed a great place to share thoughts, information and knowledge. You might hear this playlist and let yourself know the reason for wordwide admiration.

Alternative Country Music and related facts


  • Alternative Country Music is paralleled with alternative rock and is being used for describing the diverse group of musicians and singers
  • These groups performed outside the traditional theme of mainstream country music. (but if you’re looking to learn mainstream vocals, checkout superior singing method discount here!)
  • For the growing popularity, the music production values started being sensible thus dominated the traditional music industry with the infused strong rock and roll and punk aesthetics
  • Sometimes the lyrics used in the music pattern and creation are miserable or focused on social awareness but are heart-touching
  • The music-styles of the artists that are identified as per the genre reflects the traditional American Folk Music but are infused with rock patterns

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