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NEWSLETTER: Mighty May [CLICK FOR MORE] - May is here, and with it Mental Health Awareness month! Elroy reminded me that sometimes I can be a bit hard on myself, and that it is important to focus on the things we've been able to achieve, the wonderful people in our lives, and the inner demons we are able to conquer! #ConquerYourBattlefield... [CLICK FOR MORE]

MUSIC PROJECTS: Heavy Metal Beast [CLICK FOR MORE] - The new album, Heavy Metal Beast, the EP collaboration with composer Chris Wirsig, is now streaming on all digital platforms! This is the first collaborative music endeavor JD Mcgibney has worked on since before moving to Los Angeles from Long Island... [CLICK FOR MORE]

INTERVIEW: Putting YOU on the Spot [CLICK FOR MORE] - Today in the spotlight is JD McGibney. JD is a professional musician, partner at entertainment consulting and production company BBR Productions, co-host of the "I DON'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP" podcast and many more projects. Listen as JD walks us through his career as a musician... [CLICK FOR MORE]

INTERVIEW: The Demons Within: Stories of heavy metal and mental health [CLICK FOR MORE] - My conversation with JD McGibney I recently had a conversation with musician and hired gun JD where we discussed the nature of art, music, metal and his own mental health journey. He provided some fascinating insights for us to ponder. Supported by... [CLICK FOR MORE]

ARTICLES BY JD: How to Use Social Media for Bands [CLICK FOR MORE] - Social media is a powerful tool in today’s music industry. It allows bands and artists to connect DIRECTLY to their fans across the ENTIRE planet. Having multiple platforms to choose from expands that number even further. The crazy thing about social media is that it is FREE! Learning the... [CLICK FOR MORE]

NEWSLETTER: [CLICK FOR MORE] - Even with all the leftover chaos from last year coming to a head and slowly fizzling away, there was no shortage of creative inspiration! As the prospects of art and unity unfolded, both Elroy and I enjoyed the start of our new year, and hold our hopes high as we move forward into February... [CLICK FOR MORE]

PODCAST: I DON'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP [CLICK FOR MORE] - This 2020 year was intense, most of all it shutdown the world around us. For entertainers our opportunities vanished as it did for other industries. What was this year like for us, how will we see 2021 blossom, and things we can do to keep moving forward when at times it seems like we cannot do... [CLICK FOR MORE]

NEWSLETTER: I don't know about you guys, but Elroy and I are glad to be at the beginning of a new year. The voices of new possibilities are calling to us, and we are willing to heed their call! Whatever 2021 has in store, we're confident we can handle anything... [CLICK]

MUSIC PROJECTS: People are People: JD McGibney took part in a collective of 36 musicians in support of social justice and equality organizations, releasing an Orchestral Rock version of Depeche Mode's classic "People Are People." Amongst the collaborating artists are Synthpop legend Marian Gold (Alphaville - „Forever Young“, Big In Japan“), Grammy-winners... [CLICK]

STORE: Angel vs Dragon Hoodie. Solid colors: 80% Cotton, 20% Polyester; Heather Grey: 78% Cotton, 22% Poly; Dark Heather: 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester Imported Machine wash cold with like colors, dry low heat 8.5 oz, Classic fit, Twill-taped neck... [CLICK]

MUSICAL PROJECTS: [READ MORE] Thomas J. Bellezza and JD McGibney play an upbeat heavy metal acoustic version of the original song "A Play I Was Working On" from the band Altayon. This is a song converting poems from the poetry book "SHE" into music. The progressive doom metal band, Altayon, flows back and forth through acoustic music and heavy Broadway... [READ MORE]

MUSICAL PROJECTS: [READ MORE] Thomas J. Bellezza and JD McGibney play a 50's style love song in an acoustic version of the original song "A Kiss In Eternity" from the band Altayon. This is a song converting poems from the poetry book "SHE" into music. The progressive doom metal band, Altayon, flows back and forth through acoustic music and heavy Broadway... [READ MORE]

YOUTUBE: Playlist - HOW TO GET READY FOR A GIG | GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR BAND'S GIG • [CLICK] How To Get Ready For A Gig | Get The Most Out of Your Band's Gig - How to Start a Successful Band with JD McGibney. Getting your band ready for a gig has more steps than just practicing your songs the night before. There are things that must be done... [CLICK]

YOUTUBE: Playlist - HOW TO MAKE A SET LIST FOR YOUR BAND | STRONG BAND SET LISTS - How to Start a Successful Band • [CLICK] How To Make A Set List For Your Band | Strong Band Set Lists - How to Start a Successful Band with JD McGibney. A rookie mistake beginning bands sometimes make is getting up on stage for a gig without planning out what they are going to... [CLICK]

STORE: [READ MORE] Angels on the Battlefield's EP “Over Darkened Skies” is available for download in the JD McGibney Store! Conquer your battlefield with some epic instrumental metal. A collection of songs that span the first full length album. [READ MORE]

MUSICAL PROJECTS: [READ MORE] Thomas J. Bellezza and JD McGibney play an acoustic version of "After All Is Said And Done" which is an Altayon song converting poems from the poetry book "SHE" into music. The progressive doom metal band, Altayon, flows back and forth through acoustic music and heavy Broadway style songs... [READ MORE]

NEWSLETTER: [READ MORE] My mind is trying to wrap itself around the fact that October is here already. Elroy and I blinked and the leaves started to changing color! Along with the quick arrival of my favorite season, this month brings with it the BBR Film Festival, chats with friends, and some new music projects! [READ MORE]

PRESS: Voyage LA • [CLICK] JD, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today? I was born and raised on Long Island, New York. I spent my late high school and early college years performing in the local music circuit until I graduated college. After which, I moved to Los Angeles to pursue a music career. Early on, I interned for Tuff Gong... [CLICK]

YOUTUBE: Playlist - HOW TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA FOR A BAND • [CLICK] How To Use Social Media For Bands | Grow Your Social Media Presence - How to Start a Successful Band with JD McGibney. Social media is a powerful tool in today's music industry. It allows bands and artists to connect DIRECTLY to their fans across the ENTIRE planet. Having multiple platforms... [CLICK]

YOUTUBE: Playlist - HOW TO MAKE A BAND WEBSITE • [CLICK] How to Make A Band WEBSITE | What to Include On a Band Website - How to Start a Successful Band with JD McGibney. Having a branded website for your band can be an extremely powerful tool. A website's purpose is to be your central hub and your main point of sales. Having a well developed website can... [CLICK]

YOUTUBE: Playlist - HOW TO GET INVOLVED WITH MUSIC • [CLICK] How to Get Involved With Music | Building Relationships in Music - How to Start a Successful Band with JD McGibney. Common misguided advice is directed towards the artist brain. It's an undisputed mantra leading artists down an uphill battle. You've probably heard it more times than you can count... [CLICK]

YOUTUBE: Playlist - HOW TO MAKE A BAND SUCCESSFUL • [CLICK] How to Make a Band Successful | Making A Living In A Band - How to Start a Successful Band with JD McGibney. In this video we want to identify what you need to know in order to have a successful band. “Where do I start?” can seem like an overwhelming question. There is a major difference between a... [CLICK]
 
 
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