Category Archives: Insights

Interview with Hugh Gilmartin AR at D’Addario

Meet Artist Relations dude Hugh Gilmartin of D’Addario. One of the best in the business. He has a crazy sense of humor and very honest. You went from being a mushroom gatherer to a quarter horse jockey to AR guy at a couple companies, now you are at D’Addario. How’d you get into the business […]

Posted in Artist Relations, FrontPage, Insights | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

Interview with LiveWires Marc Musselman!

Check out the interview with Marc Musselman, COO of Live Wires. If you are looking for in-ears at a reasonable price, hit them up! There are only a few in-ear makers and I’ve only recently come across your products via a band that had inquired.  Can you tell me a little bit about the company […]

Posted in Artist Relations, FrontPage, Insights | Comments Off

Interview with drummer David Elitch

Dave’s a monster drummer that played with the Mars Volta and he loves to teach. Check out what he’s doing at davidelitch.com What is your current set up and what are your endorsements? Well my set up varies almost on a daily basis, but as of now I’m using 10,12,15,16, 22 and the snare du […]

Posted in FrontPage, Insights | Tagged , , | Comments Off

Interview with Kazuma from Fujigen Guitars (JPN)

If you get a chance, go see Kazuma at NAMM in 2013. Once of the nicest and most passionate people on the planet. Fujigen makes some great gear, and if you haven’t seen some of your favorite artists playing it, the way this kid works, you’ll be seeing everyone playing a FGN. How did the […]

Posted in Artist Relations, FrontPage, Insights | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

Alex Auxier AR of Orange Amps Interview

This dude rules. Moved up the ranks to run things.  Check out Orange Amps. I recall back in the day you answering the phones and transferring me to someone else but that’s not the case anymore.  What’s your Orange story and what are your duties? I was originally hired at Orange in 2005 as an […]

Posted in Artist Relations, FrontPage, Insights | Comments Off

Interview with Mike from SJC Drums!

Mike Ciprari, running one of the hottest custom drum companies on the planet and touring the world with his band No Trigger.Check out SJC and read about Mike and the company below. What’s it like to be a touring drummer yourself and the head of a company that connects you with many of the best […]

Posted in Artist Relations, FrontPage, Insights | Tagged , , | Comments Off

Interview with JB from August Burns Red

August Burns Red! These guys epitomize talent and hard work. This interview is with guitarist, JB. Who are you currently endorsed by? Ibanez, D’addario, Planet Waves, Mesa Boogie, In Tune Guitar Picks, RJM Music, What was your first endorsement and how did getting that first one make you feel?   First one ever was Framus […]

Posted in Bands, FrontPage, Insights | Tagged , , | Comments Off

Interview with Chris AR from GHS/Rocktron

Find this dude all over the country at fests and walking the streets of Chicago.  At NAMM, he’ll be the skinny guy with a leather coat. Be sure to get a card.  He’s also on twitter @ghsstrings So how did you get involved in GHS at an artist relations level?  What ultimately led you to […]

Posted in Artist Relations, FrontPage, Insights | Comments Off

Interview with Vic Firth AR guru Ben Davies

So how did you get involved in Vic Firth at an artist relations level. What ultimately led you to where you are? Man this is a long answer but I’ll attempt to shorten it up….basically I was going to MI at the time, just graduated from PIT and was about to finish the RIT program […]

Posted in Artist Relations, FrontPage, Insights | Tagged , | Comments Off