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Matthew Dear

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Matthew Dear
Learn From the Old, Keep Up with the New

New artists need to have a well-rounded knowledge of popular music, both past and present. Oh, and don't be a whore.

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Matthew Dear
Internet Killed the MTV Star

The internet isn't better for music than MTV, just different.


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Matthew Dear
Techno Music is Great for Relationships

Indeed, techno has a strong human factor.


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Matthew Dear
Mix 'n' Match Me

Inviting fans to remix your music can open you up to whole new interpretations of your work.

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Matthew Dear
Detroit Rocker, New York Softie

Music made in New York is softer than what he created in Detroit. Could he be showing his age?


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Matthew Dear
Nightlife Handicaps

In Detroit, music can be an escape. But in New York, sometimes one must escape the city just to make music.

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Recession? I'll Drink to That!

If anything, the recession has put the music business into a holding pattern. Everybody's waiting to see what summer brings.


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Matthew Dear
All You Need is Love

It's hard not to love the Love.

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Matthew Dear
When Will They Come Out with Techno Hero?

It's a gateway to music, but only time will tell if Guitar Hero leads to kids becoming real musicians.