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The Traveling Military Music Festival: Basefest

For the second summer in a row, USAA hosted the first and only traveling music festival that is hosted on military bases across the United States. Basefest, was held at three different bases already, with one more show at the infamous 29 Palms Marine Corps base in California. The Brainchild for Basefest, Sean Gilfillan, has […]
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Opinion: 12%…An Awfully Small Seat at the Table

A recent study found from Citigroup suggests that artists in the music industry only receive about 12% of the $43 billion revenue generated by the music industry last year. Surprisingly, this is still an increase from the 7% that artists received in the year 2000. Still, both these percentages are only a small fraction of […]
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Matt Williams

Matt Williams is a remarkable musician and songwriter that has a passion for music that cannot be explained with words alone. Williams first started his journey as a musician at a very young age. His mother bought him a drum set at only 18 months old. His passion for percussion led him to become one […]
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Veteran Artist Program

The Veteran Artist Program is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to providing a weekly podcast which interviews creative veterans. Over the 5 years the organization has existed, host BR McDonald has interviewed hundreds of veterans including Jason Everman, John Lee Dumas, and Warwick Young. McDonald, an Army veteran himself, served as a linguist and special operator […]
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“Back To Me” EP Review

Army veteran Matt Williams recently released his debut EP “Back to Me” on July 4th. The EP has performed very well since its release. His EP climbed to the #8 on the Country iTunes Charts. With the assistance of Grammy Award Winning producer Chuck Butler, and contributing songwriting expertise of country star Dustin Lynch, Williams […]
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Philadelphia and Made In America’s Location Conflict

This past week controversy stirred when Philadelphia’s mayor Jim Kenney expressed to media outlets that Made in America’s labor day weekend festival needs to find a new venue in the city for next year. Jay Z responded the next day condemning the mayor saying, “We are disappointed that the mayor of the city of Philadelphia would […]
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