Thursday, August 27, 2009

Mia's Journey on America's Got Talent

Last night Mia's journey on America's Got Talent was a roller coaster ride that ended during the last few minutes of the show. We'll never know if America voted Mia into the top 20 because America's votes were not revealed...

At minimum, we do know that America voted her into the top 24.

That is an amazing accomplishment and we are all so proud of Mia. Those of us who have had the privilege of watching her develop as a performer and songwriter here at Rick's Music, know that she will some day achieve her dreams. And we can't wait to welcome her home.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tune into NBC tonight for Voting Results for Mia

Thanks to everyone who came to last night's View & Vote party for Mia. Great fun!

She looked absolutely gorgeous! Our crowd burst into applause the minute they started broadcasting her story. She started her performance in typical Mia fashion, playing piano and singing "Hallelujah" slowly, intimately..then surprised us all when she unleashed the mic and took center stage where she gave voice to her creativity and soul.

We're so proud of you, Mia! You knocked our socks off!

Tune in tonight, folks for the voting results. We can't wait to see what happens next! Watch her performance

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


You're Invited!

Tonight we're hosting a support party for our student, Mia Boostrom, who is an active member of the Rick's musical community..

You're invited to join us, Mia's family, friends and fans, as we gather around the big screen TV, to watch the NBC LIVE BROADCAST of America's Got Talent, waiting for that moment when Mia takes the stage in LA.

Winning is a big dream for a 16-yr-old. With her tremendous talent and your votes, we can help her get closer to that dream.

Where: In the Cafe at Rick's Music World, 421 Rt. 44, Raynham, MA
When: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 9pm -11pm
Cost: FREE - The popcorn is on us, too!
Purpose: Help Mia make it to the TOP 20 FINALS
Bring: Your cellphone, so you can VOTE
Benefit: Have some fun and make a difference
Dress: Casual...heck, you can come in your PJ's if you want.

If Mia wins this round of America's Got Talent, she will progress to the TOP 20 Finals.
Whether you watch it with us or watch at home, please vote!
You can vote up to 10 times per phone number (landline or cell phone)
You can text your vote 10 times if you are an AT&T wireless customer
You can vote 10 times per email address on

Watch Mia's NY Performance on YouTube
Check out Mia on MySpace

Mia is an accomplished singer/songwriter, accompanying herself on piano and guitar. In addition to being a student at Rick's Music, Mia is also a frequent performer there at Rick's Open Mic held every Thursday night, which is offered as a public service for the music community. There she has had the opportunity to debut her original music, hone her performance skills and exchange ideas with other performers.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Update your MySpace,Facebook, etc. automatically!

If you post info about your upcoming gigs on more than one site, like MySpace, Sonic Bids, Facebook, Twitter, etc. I just found out about a service that could save you tons of time!

All these networking sites are great means to help you market your act, but it's so time consuming to update each one. I know, because I have to update all of ours and I've been hoping to find a service that would centralize it.

One of our upcoming performers uses this service called She posts her info once and they can feed it to a number of other sites & blogs. I snooped around on their site and their service just seems to be for artists...if anyone out there knows of one for venues...let me know!

Good luck with your publicity efforts!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Steve Allain - Open Mic Feature 8/13/09

Singer/Songwriter and Guitarist Extraordinaire -Steve Allain

Thurs., August 13
Show starts at 7pm
Open Mic sign up 6:30
Admission $3 per person

Intelligent and reflective lyrics bound together with interesting melody and guitarwork.

Steve Allain has an eclectic and varied history as a musician. He has played in numerous groups with music ranging from classical, jazz, and blues to traditional French, experimental and straight up rock and roll. Playing on stage in cities from Los Angeles, St Louis, and Cleveland, to the East Coast, he's always eager to share his music with those who are willing to tune in.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


We invite you to try it and comment back.

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ProTrack records to iPod Classic, iPod 5G, and iPod nano 3G.

ProTrack Key Features

-Sleek design with clear, protective covers, integrates iPod
-Combo XLR-1/4" inputs for connecting mics, mixers, and more
-Stereo 1/8" headphone output
-48V phantom power for use with external condenser mics
-Records 16-bit, 44.1kHz or 22kHz stereo digital audio
-Onboard stereo condenser microphones for detailed pickup
-Built-in mics in XY configuration for accurate stereo image
-Switchable limiter ensures overload-free recordings
-AC/DC operation on 4 AAA batteries or AC adapter (included)
-Threaded mounting point for tabletop and floor-stand applications