August-September 2009

Vol. 14, No. 2: August-September 2009
Combating Recession With Better Value
Buying A $10 CD vs. A $10 Download Offers Several Advantages

Welcome to the August edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. In the past two weeks, artists have approved and authorized almost 800 price changes to make CDs a much better value as compared to a downloaded mp3 album. In addition to higher sound quality and packaging, the CD actually has an aftermarket value, unlike its digital counterpart. We've posted another 24 releases to the site in the past two months, including instrumental CDs by Marty Friedman, Yngwie Malmsteen, Derek Sherinian, Adrian English, Jason Sadites. Theodore Ziras, Alfredo Garcia-Navas, Shane Theriot, Crush, Christian Schwarzbach, Shredding Across The World Volume 3, Leprechaun, Ben Kuzay, Ben Carroll, Cheng Zhen, Lawler/Speer, Sean Baker Orchestra, Haymo Doerk, Doerk/Sabot, Andy Rothstein, Guido Campiglio, Alien Guitar Abduction, and the Eric Clapton Salute. You can now listen to and order 1938 instrumental releases by 1196 different artists.

Christopher Knab
Christopher Knab

Music industry guru Christopher Knab reminds us why there are so many good record releases, and so few great record releases.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

I have found that by recording and adding a few "cover tunes" to my CDs as well as my originals, has helped get folks online to discover me. After they`ve listened to my arrangements of their familiar pop tunes, they may decided to check out my original music, too.

Martin Schmidt
Martin Schmidt

There was no internet when I started and file sharing has been the most destructive force to the music business and it`s been the most positive force in a fan`s world.

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Guitar Nine

When Irish Shred Is Smiling

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Guitar Nine

Hammering Home Guitar Fury

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Guitar Nine

Powerful Acoustic Folk

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Guitar Nine

Hammering Home Guitar Fury