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Hang with Beartooth, get inside look at music business with free APMAs industry events
Hang with Beartooth, get inside look at music business with free APMAs industry events
The APMAs are pleased to announce the inclusion of two bonus events surrounding the main awards event, both of which are free and open to the public. The Musicians Institute Conversation Series Presents: Beartooth and Creative Live x APMAs Educational Conference will offer attendees an educational look inside the current state of the music industry ...
Andy Biersack talks about his “autobiographical” new album with John Feldmann
Andy Biersack talks about his “autobiographical” new album with John Feldmann
In the final episode of the Andy Biersack and John Feldmann conversation, presented by Musicians Institute, the two talk about songwriting and making new music. Feldmann says that inspiration can strike at any moment. "I always have a recorder by my bed, because a lot of times it'll be four in the morning and I'll wake up from a dream and be like, 'I gotta record this,'" he says. "I
John Feldmann and Andy Biersack talk about collabs on Andy Black album, including Gerard & Mikey Way
John Feldmann and Andy Biersack talk about collabs on Andy Black album, including Gerard & Mikey Way
In the second part of our MI Conversation with Andy Biersack and John Feldmann, the two talk about their experiences putting together the upcoming Andy Black album and some of the guests who will appear on it. Biersack talks about how his voice changed through different Black Veil Brides albums, as he improved his vocal skills ...
“Who the f%&* is Andy Biersack?”—John Feldmann and Andy Black tell us how they met
“Who the f%&* is Andy Biersack?”—John Feldmann and Andy Black tell us how they met
Welcome to part one of our MI Conversation with Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides, Andy Black) and John Feldmann (producer: The Used, Andy Black, All Time Low)!  APTV host Ryan J. Downey guides us through the history of the artists' meeting—or, rather, the first time Feldmann saw Biersack from afar at a Black Veil Brides show. "The first t ...
Watch Brendon Urie hit impossibly high notes, tell the story of his first meeting Pete Wentz
Watch Brendon Urie hit impossibly high notes, tell the story of his first meeting Pete Wentz
The second part of our Conversation with Panic! At The Disco at the Musician’s Institute kicks off with early discovery of Panic! At The Disco during the days of MySpace and Purevolume. “We had a couple demos on Purevolume, and we emailed a link to someone that we thought, you know, ‘can this person get it to Pete from Fall Out Boy?’” Urie explains. He c ...
Brendon Urie talks about his hardcore roots, going to junkyard shows, avoiding crew brawls
Brendon Urie talks about his hardcore roots, going to junkyard shows, avoiding crew brawls
In the latest APTV MI Conversation Series video, hosted by Ryan J. Downey, Brendon Urie talked about growing up in a religious home, playing in high school bands and forming what eventually became Panic! At The Disco. Urie listened to a variety of music growing up, including Weezer, Bush and Alanis Morissette... Read More ...
Good Charlotte and Jessie J share advice on getting into the music industry
Good Charlotte and Jessie J share advice on getting into the music industry
In part five of our Good Charlotte Musicians Institute Conversation Series, which features a guest appearance by Jessie J, we open up questions to the audience who inquire about touring, band life and the industry ins-and-outs. The video kicks off with a student’s question about allocating jobs and picking your crew members when going on tour. “You ...
The MI Conversation Series continues with an in-depth interview with Falling In Reverse
The MI Conversation Series continues with an in-depth interview with Falling In Reverse
The third installment in the MI Conversation Series, hosted by AP’s West Coast Editor, Ryan J. Downey, is here!  In this candid, often hilarious, and revealing long form interview in front of a live audience, Ronnie Radke and the rest of the men of Falling In Reverse detail their rise to fame, from fledgling fans fumbling around with their first instruments, to their early bands, to the creation o
Watch Black Veil Brides Kick Off Our MI Conversation Series
Watch Black Veil Brides Kick Off Our MI Conversation Series
On January 27, Black Veil Brides sat down with AP West Coast Editor Ryan J. Downey in front of an audience of Musicians Institute students for AltPress’ inaugural participation in the MI Conversation series.  The band delve into their career and the challenges they've faced, explaining how they have overcome hurdles, kept a firm hold on their identity and learned to navigate within the industry.