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The world of the most stylish and gestured musical instrument ever, got great contributions from music stalwarts since the starting decade of its use and popularity. Some of them won hearts with their musicality only and others with some fashion trends along with melodious tunes, to justify their eternal presence in our mind. Ten is a very few number to make a great list, but DiskFaktory tried to list some in the best 10.

David Gilmour (6 March 1946 – Still Rocking)

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One of the most famous and admired rock guitarists of all time, entertained many generations through solo albums and his band, Pink Floyd. The identity of Pink Floyd is incomplete without Gilmour’s inclusion in the troop.

Some Memorable Music Moments: On an island, David Gilmour, About Face, Rattle that Lock, A great day for freedom, High Hopes, Poles apart, Pigs, Money, Another brick in the wall pt.2, comfortably numb.

 

Eric Clapton (30 March 1945 – Still Rocking)

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The iconic guitarist to contribute in the ‘Rock n Roll’ music is always a respected name for all music lovers. He is the winner of 18 Grammy Awards and ranked 2nd in the list of “100 Greatest Guitarists of All time” by the Rolling Stone magazine.

Some Memorable Music Moments: Slowhand, Unplugged, 461 Ocean Boulevard, Journeyman, Backless, Another Ticket, Badge, Cocaine, Bell Bottom Blues, I shot the sheriff, White room, Little wing, Sunshine of your love, Crossroads, Layala.

 

B.B King (16 September 1925 – 14 May 2015)

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He is an ambassador of the popular Blues music. At the peak of his career, on an average he used to do 250 performances per year. It is reported that in the year 1956 he did 342 shows. In 2004, he was awarded the international “Polar Music Prize”.

Some Memorable Music Moments: Live at the Regal, Dueces Wild, Why I sing the Blues, Three O’Clock Blues, You upset me baby, Every day I have the blues, Sweet Sixteen, Don’t answer the door, Why I sing the blues, The thrill is gone, Chains and Things, To know you is to love you, Never make a move too soon.

 

Jimi Hendrix (27 November 1942 – 18 September 1970)

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Whenever and wherever the name is uttered, it’s for sure that it’s a guitar discussion. The most common name present in everyone’s list of guitarists. He is considered to be the pioneer performer who made the instrument popular within music lovers.

Some Memorable Music Moments: Axis:Bold as Love, Blues, Band of gypsys, Cry of Love, Are you experienced, Purple Haze, Little Wing, Voodoo child, Hey Joe, Who knows.

 

Carlos Santana (20 July 1947 – Still Rocking)

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The stylish Santana is one of the most talented and versatile guitarists ever born. Every type of music, be it Latin rock, Jazz, Blues, Salsa or whatever, is his zone of expertise. He is the winner of 10 Grammy Awards and 3 Latin Grammy Awards.

Some Memorable Music Moments: Abraxas, Santana, Santana III, Shaman, Supernatural, Caravanserai, Moonflower, Everybody’s everything, The game of Love, Samba Pa Ti, Smooth, Evil Way.

 

Joe Satriani (15 July 1956 – Still Rocking)

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He started his remarkable career as a guitar instructor and produced great students like Steve Vai, Kirk Hammett, Andy Timmons and many more. He got nominated for the most number of times (15) in the history of the Grammy Awards without winning it for a single time. Another record of his name is that, he is the highest-selling instrumental rock guitarists of all time.

Some Memorable Music Moments: Surfing with the alien, The Extremist, Not of this Earth, Strange beautiful music, Super Colossal, Surfing with the alien.

 

Les Paul (9 June 1915 – 12 August 2009)

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Les Paul”, is a subject in the institution of guitars. A performer beyond awards won many hearts and respect. The stats of being the only person to be included in both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the National Inventors Hall of Fame, speaks volume about his long ruling span in the music industry from 1928-2009.

Some Memorable Music Moments: How high the Moon, Jazz me Blues, I’m Sitting on the top of the world, Bye Bye Blues, Nola.

 

Steve Vai (6 June 1960 – Still Rocking)

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He is a man with awards, fame and talent compiled together. The three time Grammy award winner and the 15 time nominee was once described as “the richest and best hard rock guitar-virtuoso album of the 80’s”, for his most successful album Passion and Warfare.

Some Memorable Music Moments: Passion and Warfare, For the love of God, Tender Surrender, Whispering a prayer, Bad Horsie, Building the Church, The crying machine, Juice, Lotus feet, The audience is listening.

 

Slash (23 July 1965 – Still Rocking)

Lead guitarist Slash plays after Guns N' Roses was inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio April 14, 2012. REUTERS/Matt Sullivan (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY) - RTR30R39

 

No one can ever keep this man out from his/her favourite guitarist’s list. Even staying and contributing in the talented Guns N Roses band, he still has a respectful separate identity in the minds of music lovers. The famous introductory riff played by him in the song, “Sweet Child O’ Mine” was voted no. 1, in “The 100 Greatest riffs” by the readers of Total Guitar magazine back in 2004. In 2015 he received the Les Paul Award.

Some Memorable Music Moments: Sweet Child O Mine, Beneath the Savage Sun, Mean Bone, You’re a Lie, Just Sixteen, Spectacle, Ghost.

 

Keith Richards (18 December 1943 – Still Rocking)

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The evergreen musician of The Rolling Stones is surely a true genius to be included in the list of the greatest. 14 songs by him with Rolling Stones, were chosen to be in the list of “500 greatest songs of all time”.

Some Memorable Music Moments: Thru and Thru, Slipping away, Coming down again, Wanna hold you, Memory Motel, Little T&A, You got the silver, Ruby Tuesday, Sympathy for the devil, Before they make run, Happy.

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New bands and musician rise monthly, and in massive numbers, so if you want your voice to be heard, you really need to stand out from the crowd by making your statement through merchants goods. All people enjoy music, but nowadays with high availability of free music and music channels, you can hardly make some money by selling your tunes.

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Your music is very valuable, but your personality and influence you make on your fans, also counts vastly. Remember that your audience will surely want to make their admiration statement towards their favorite band, and you could meet them half way by developing your own merchant goods line.

Whether are you considering signed or printed t-shirts, or selling hats ad mugs with your band’s name and logo on it, you need to make sure, your band merchants are high-quality and greatly designed, useful, wearable and authentic. Besides from giving your fans pleasure to own things which describe their fondness for you and your art and music, you could also gain more on your popularity and get some new engaged followers who know how to appreciate great sound and music.

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There are few ways you can stand out from the crowd, but first you need to be able to think out of the box and express uniqueness. Staying faithful to your image and style is crucial, but you also need to follow up with latest trends and implement some novelties in announcing your band’s existence. Your creativity and music are just the first steps towards your success in music industry.

To make another move forward, start working on your merchandising material. CD’s are maybe considered to be outdated and overcame, but with your logo on it, you might just hit the right spot and thrill your fans vastly. You can design and create your own CD packages to express the spirit of your music. Every set is customizable, even including the CD wallet with your own logo and design. You can even make personalized DVD’s containing HD movie made out of your band’s performance.

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Another way to make your merchant collection complete is to add some greatly designed t-shirts, hats, mugs and everything else you have in mind, with your own logo and personalized photos and designs on it. Make a great impression on your fans, make your statement and announce your band’s existence.

USB seems to become a great way of sharing information, so you can forget about emailing. Imagine you could share your music via USB which has your personal logo on it! Sounds great, right? USB modems are available in many colors and are designed to have modern and slick shape, which will surely provide your band’s name with great reputation.

Be ready to experiment with your band’s merchants, always improve and develop, and find a way to always come up with something new and interesting. Cherish your talent, create great music and you will be fast on the way of becoming a notable band which stands out from the crowd.

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How important is marketing a product or service? While one cannot assign a tangible value to marketing, ROI or Return on Investment can be easily calculated. Sometimes the most ordinary product or service is marketed in such a way that it becomes a super-hit. And the biggest example of how marketing can create magic is the music industry.

Of course, the magic of marketing is short lived if the musician has no talent. There is only so much that marketing and brand building can do. Still the recording companies can convert ordinary musicians into global stars. They invest money in creating music albums and they have to invest in marketing to see that the albums are sold. And the albums sell, at least initially. The recording company makes its money and then junks the musician after a couple of years.

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The music industry cannot survive without marketing. There are thousands among us that can string together words and music to create songs. And some of us are extremely talented. Some of us are lucky that the recording companies pick us up and market our talents. But for many musicians, capital investment in marketing is a challenge. And there are companies that help such musicians.

There are some cost effective and yet powerful ways to promote music singles and albums. Custom CD/DVD creation is one such way. If a music artist wants to promote their album, they can do so to a large extent by getting attractively packaged CDs or DVDs created. The total cost of this activity is not much, but the brand visibility is extremely high. If the CD/DVD cover is properly designed, it is bound to attract attention. And if the content inside is good enough, one never knows to what extent success can be achieved.

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There are also other ways to promote music – through custom designed t-shirts and hats and other merchandize. If someone wants to promote their music video, going blu-ray is a great option to choose. One can even extend their budget (if the initial sales figures are handsome) by getting other marketing materials created – USBs, flyers and posters and so on. All these are simple methods, but they can create massive impact in the minds of the music lovers.

If you are an independent music producer and want to promote your music, take your destiny in your own hands by marketing your music in effective and cost controlled ways. There are people to help you out . Use their expertise and you could be the next music superstar in the making.

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You feel that you made a great music, but is it really so? Your friends and relatives like it, but will others like it too? May be, may not be, it depends. To showcase your musical excellence and start climbing the ladder of success, you need to do something beyond creating good music.

You are about to record and release your first album, but a lot of work is left. You need to choose an attractive music cover with proper design. The music that will go inside your discs, should be of superior quality, so that the audience loves it. A top quality disc manufacturing technique (replication or duplication) should be used along with professional sound mastering, before it is all ready to go.

No music could sound better without proper audio mastering. Some of the advantages we would like to inform are as follows:

  • Add a space at the beginning and end of all tracks for better listening experience.
  • Song sequencing according to the requirement.
  • Adjust the EQ to improve imperfections in the tracks.
  • Better fading effect implemented for smooth transition in all the tracks.
  • Consistent and uniform volume level throughout the album.

So, a good audio mastering  can act as the magical solution for your music journey to give a kick start. Disc manufacturing techniques, i.e. replication and duplication of CDs and DVDs are a common practise for all indie musicians, but the difference is created by the quality of products. DiskFaktory offers you one of the best services at the best price in the industry. Come to us at a maturing stage and go back like a pro. Let’s make the starting days of struggle, the beginning days of success.