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Nino Arobelidze Creates New Crossroads Between Pop, Jazz, Soul and Damn Good Beat Boxing with NOMAD

Nino’s new album excels at the art of being classy, subtle and cutting edge. The U.S. musician and vocalist, who grew up overseas in the country of Georgia, represents rhythmic and lyrical exploration. Perhaps traveling the globe contributed to the adventure and beauty of bridging pop, jazz, soul and beautiful beat boxing. It is a triumph of the merging of genres from many countries, as well as the U.S. Listeners of smooth jazz, R&B, hip hop, EDM, genuine rock and roll and spoken word can all light candles together. Layers of sounds become clouds that float over traditional boundaries, and merge together joyously. Colors are bright. Thoughts are free and relaxing, with flavorful bends and turns. With her springy, curly hair and smiling eyes, she remains uplifting, artistic and wise. A fan explains the magnetic lure as “enchanting as the sirens of lore, revealing her soft, beguiling smile…[Nino’s music] teaches and we are eager students.” How did she achieve sounding unique but remark…

Testing your Strategies: Bringing Fans to Venues

One Author's Approach
When his gigging band is asked by a venue to bring a certain number of people to the club, this author took a unique approach. He compares the idea of asking a band to bring in customers to the idea of asking a waitstaff or the chefs to bring in customers. Read the article at the link below:
http://www.grassrootsy.com/2012/02/22/an-open-letter-to-venues-that-exploit-their-musicians/

This raises the question, is it the band's responsibility to bring fans to a venue?

The OnAxis Music Answer:

Musicians are musicians. Musicians can also be philosophers, have political views and hold opinions on how society and commerce should work. Musicians can choose to default to the archetype of the complaining musician, longing for the days of old where venues did all the promotion and the musician simply showed up, played and walked away with living expenses. However, being a musician is not a license to stand on a soapbox and talk about how your art is or isn't appreci…