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Useful Music & Live Entertainment Terms and Definitions

Most people enjoy live entertainment and music concerts. This is why so many men and women hire live bands to play at their weddings, and attend local clubs with musical performers. Regardless of whether you need to hire a rock band for a major party or book a dance team for special kids event, it is helpful to know this business before hiring anyone. You can learn more about music and live entertainment by reviewing the key terms and definitions below.

  • House Tech – This is a professional that specializes in musical performances and getting them booked and organized properly. The house technician has the venue, and understands the specifics about sound, the building’s power, acoustics, proper lighting, and how to get the instruments set up on stage.
  • Crossfader – This is a control found on a DJ mixer. It slides left to right in order to allow the DJ to change back and forth between two channels. The crossfader is connected to a CD player, record player, or MP3 device. This control essentially allows for a smooth transition between songs or tracks.
  • Power Chord – A chord that consists of one powerful note. It is often used in rock songs or by heavy metal singers. Hardcore punk bands also use power chords, and often with some vocal distortion.
  • Stompbox – Often used by musicians and live entertainment bands, this is an electronic, portable effect unit. It typically has a foot-switch that turns it on and off, and it is used to alter the sounds of musical instruments, such as guitars.
  • Event Venue – This is the location where a band or live entertainment group performs. It is often a concert hall, local dance club, wedding reception, or party.
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    National Association for Music Education
    Reston, VA 20191
    The National Association for Music Education is among the world's largest arts education organizations. Find out where the best music education programs are offered in your area.
     
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    Funkanauts
    766 60th St., Oakland, CA 94609
    We are not a cover band. What we are is a breath of fresh air. You will enjoy us because we write great songs, and you will be entertained with what you hear & see.
    (510) 967-3100
    Irene Sazer
    1336 Carleton Street, Berkeley, CA 94702
    Contact Irene Sazerat (510) 761-8818 in Berkeley, CA, to learn more about her background as a talented music artist, whose unique sound combines pop, classical, and jazz music with roots sounds.
    (510) 761-8818
    Images by Misti Layne
    411a Brannan Street, #5, San Francisco, CA 94107
    Photographing weddings and commitment ceremonies, family portraiture, pregnancy and engagement portraits are all steps in documenting the important events of your life. I have to understand the goal
    (415) 225-1128
    Spoiled Lyfe Media Group
    7409 Hillmont Dr, Oakland, CA 94605
    (510) 415-9282
    Finnamore Daniel Piano Instruction
    3844 Maybelle Ave, Oakland, CA 94619
    (510) 336-1436
    MoeBack Entertainment, LLC
    1271 Washington Ave Ste 462, San Leandro, CA 94577
    (510) 408-6631
    Copieco Communications
    San Leandro, CA 94579
    (510) 895-8153
    Youth Orchestra of Alameda County
    679 Beatrice St, San Leandro, CA 94579
    (510) 483-1163
    Platinum World Enterprise Incorporated
    Hayward, CA 94540
    (510) 537-2905
    Old Soul
    4401 San Leandro St, Oakland, CA 94601
    (510) 698-4519
    Ganxta Music
    Hayward, CA 94541
    (855) 438-6370
    Jasman Records
    Oakland, CA 94602
    (888) 872-8407
    Nightbird Music
    551 Valle Vista Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
    (510) 271-7904
    Piedmont Choirs
    3629 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
    (510) 350-5801
    The Town Hall of Oakland
    360 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
    (510) 629-6919


    Music and live entertainment are not only used for concerts at public venues, but also at private parties and weddings. There are many different types of acoustic guitarists, singers, cover bands, and other types of artists that you can book for your event. Most areas have booking agents that connect individuals and corporate clients with the local talents that fit their tastes. Not all booking agencies can provide the same types of private and public concerts. Many of them focus on artists that all play the same style of music. You can, therefore, find agencies that devote themselves to jazz, rock, soul, or other popular musical styles. When you organize a party, wedding, or similar event, you want to be sure that you find an agency that has the guitarists, singers, and musicians that play the types of music that your audience will appreciate. Some organizers only have connections to local bands that they meet at bars and clubs. Others, however, can plan to have regional and national acts put on a show your event. Those with regional and national acts can usually give their clients access to a larger variety of acts that include tribute groups, live cover bands, and original songwriters. You can find more information about the music and live entertainment options that operate in your area by using a search engine. Use keywords that include the name of your city and the type of music that you would like to hire. You can also visit community message boards where individuals talk about their favorite acoustic performers and live bands.
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