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Madman Mike's lists of music services for promotion, management, booking, backline, vinyl pressing, rehearsal practice rooms, recording, music lessons, live entertainment and more. Essentially, info of the local Michigan Music Industry.

Bands musicians, recording studios, music stores and more have their own pages, listed in column on left side of page. Entertainment Companies and agencies are listed in Find Entertainers page.

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NV Rentals is the largest backline company in Michigan, serving all of the Midwest region in venues that range from single stage products to multi-stage festivals accommodating as many as 200 or more acts in a single weekend. Established in 1987, based in Taylor, MI.  nvrentals.net

The Hive Colony Rehearsal Studios in Warren, MI. Where serious musicians come to practice in a sound-proof creative environment, record in one of our many control room studios or network in the game room. 24/7 secure access to 30 different ground-level climate and humidity controlled rehearsal rooms of various sizes. Has photo and cd services, plus more.  22727 Nagel Street, Warren, MI 48089.  phone 586-531-1458  thehivecolony.com    facebook

MusicMovers – based in Walled Lake, MI. A multi-dimensional agency providing music talent management, promotions and booking services, from day-to-day details to musical collaborations between bands and venues.  www.musicmovers.us   facebook

Archer Record Pressing in Detroit. Vinyl pressing plant does 7 & 12 inch records. 7401 E Davison St, Detroit, MI 48212. phone 313-365-9545  www.archerrecordpressing.com

Third Man Pressing in Detroit. Vinyl pressing plant at Third Man Records Detroit location: 441 W. Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201. Founded by Jack White, company headquarters is in Nashville.  thirdmanrecords.com/about/detroit-storefront   facebook

Hard Core Music And Concerts – music company based in metro Detroit that puts out current rock news and concerts information, also puts on Concerts. Founded by Jack Ashton and Bob Bauer.  facebook

The Fill in Dude – based in Flint, MI, A member of various bands, he is also a guitar fill-in for local bands in the tri-cities area, available on short notices and part time basis.  facebook

Diddybop Entertainment – specializing in the booking and promotion of local Michigan/national metal/punk/hard rock/hip hop shows. Book a show or just get help with promotion. based in Metro Detroit.  facebook

Charity Music – “a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public service organization, whose mission is to help cultivate the next upcoming crop of young artists by providing Musical Instruments, on loan, to individuals wishing to explore their hidden Musical Talents. In addition, our 'Notes of Appreciation' – Music for Our Military program provides Musical Instruments to Veteran Hospitals nationwide.” Always in need of any and all donated instruments regardless of age or condition.

Ben's Encore – a non-profit, strives to ensure that aspiring musicians in the city of Detroit and surrounding areas are able to carry on its rich musical heritage by awarding scholarships to inspired music students, providing grants to under-served school music programs, sponsoring events to showcase rising local artists, and offering other forms of support.

Prescott Productions – Film, Music, and Media Production Company located in Ann Arbor, MI.

Hear This! Promotions (HTP) – Promotion for bands, musicians, brands, radio stations, companies, and anything else music related! based in Utica, MI.  facebook + youtube

JJM Management – wants to represent you. JJM Management helps to promote local and national bands, team has a wealth of background in music and promotions, based in Metro Detroit. We will take care of the booking and promoting so you have more time to make great music.  facebook

Detroit Rock City Music TV – “A showcase for Detroit Area Rock Bands & Rock Bands that perform in the Detroit Area. Interviews, Live Performances & Music Videos. Covering local venues & music events in the Detroit area.”  facebook

Jam For Vets Project – “This project is about bringing music in its many forms to veterans in the VA hospital system. There are thousands of very talented musicians out there willing to donate their time to us for this cause. It is our challenge to find them all, organize them, and put them to work for our veterans. We need them to play for veterans in VA hospitals, and we need them to play at music fundraisers.”  facebook

Obscurrus Diem Productions – based in Kalkaska (northwest lower peninsula). We provide a vast array of music services including providing monthly all age shows for Northern Michigan from the village of Kalkaska featuring the best local, regional, and national acts of multiple genres. We also have a recording studio, record label, management, booking, legal and other musician services.

Slippery-Music – “The purpose of this site is to aid in the development of Michigan's local musicians. I developed this site to inform the public of all the local talent that is here in Michigan, to expose a wide range of talent, and to give as many tools as I can find available to help the growth of the areas current & up-coming entertainers.”

UnReal Entertainment – promotes live rock music events. info on facebook

Urban Organic – based in Detroit, “a socially geared promotions group, promoting artists and ideas that embody elements of soul and inspiration for everyone. We produce and promote concerts, tours, and other viscerally exciting initiatives.”  facebook

Michigan Monster – A “social media site for bands, artists or anyone from Michigan. Indie artists can post their music and media and network with people accross the state. Cover bands are welcome too. Wether you make music or not you can join our community, seek fame and fortune or just meet some cool people.”

Dream Town Media – Artists single source for publishing, digital and social marketing support.

SoundQue Multimedia Inc – in Trenton (south of Detroit). Video streaming and audio streaming over the internet of Live Concerts, Festivals, Auctions, Events, etc., and Live Video Webcasting in real-time. Also has CD/DVD production & replication, web site design, other services.

Beats by Cresentrixz – from metro Detroit, art and freestyle beats by Cresentrixz: a group of young creative dudes making things that we vibe to.

FusionShows.com – “a streamlined way to buy tickets, to listen to music from your favorite local and national artists, and to see their social streams.” Fusion Shows is a Michigan based concert promoter.

MusicOnHold.com – “We are the only marketplace dedicated to linking buyers of On Hold messages, content, production, and hardware services and products with a trusted network of suppliers.”

Union Music – provides coin-operated amusement devices, specializing in sports bars and night clubs. “Our jukeboxes are set up with the most recent hit music along with your song request. We wire your entire bar and ensure very good stereo sound quality.”

Pascaretti Enterprises – “a Michigan-based (Warren and Grand Rapids), factory authorized distributor for coin-operated equipment including jukeboxes, vending, games and ATMs. We are an authorized AMI Entertainment distributor for Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.”

Ann Arbor Audio Visual - World Class TapesWe are a 'one stop shop', equipped to assist you with every step of your project from pre-production to fulfillment. CD Services, DVD Services, A/V Transfers & Restoration, Bulk Discs, Discs on Demand, Cassette Duplication, DVD Authoring, CD Rom Compilation, Graphic Design, Printing & Merchandise.

Entertainment Attorney - Frederick V. Livingston – based in Detroit, MI. “I currently represent a number of local artists and record labels. I also provide complete start up services for Record Labels and artists or bands with an upcoming release. Also have educational blogs about the music industry.” for info, visit website or phone 313-549-5733.

Stellar Octave Productions – based in Novi, MI. Provides services for musicians and other talent. Specializing in photo & video, booking, management and more.  facebook

Quatrophonic Music Corporation with Michael Quatro.
“We produce several CD products, videos and a variety of entertainment items. We are in the business of creating hit records maybe with your song!”

Songbird Artists Management – Talent Management company for various types of artists. Singers, song writers, musicians, dancers, actors/actresses, etc. based in the Flint, MI.  facebook



Music Lessons in Michigan

Axis Music Academy – in West Bloomfield, MI and in Birmingham, MI. “We offer private music lessons and classes in our academies or in the comfort of your own home. We teach all ages, style and levels of music and instruments.” phone 248-799-8100   www.axismusic.com   facebook

DIME - Detroit Institute of Music Education – in Detroit. “Music college for serious musicians who desire a long term, professional career in modern music. You can specialize in songwriting, music entrepreneurship, guitar, bass, drums or vocals.” Full time courses, live performance events, music industry connections, much more.  www.dime-detroit.com

Violet Hill Music Garden – in Southfield, MI. We're a small, homespun music learning community. We offer individual music lessons on violin, piano and ukelele. Group composition classes, small string ensembles and vocal ensembles are also offered. Emphasis is on beginner and children’s music.

Motor City Guitar – in Waterford, MI. Private guitar, bass and drum lessons by some of Southeastern Michigan's finest musicians at affordable low rates. It's an independent music store with huge inventory of guitars, amps, drums, pro audio gear, parts and accessories.

Music4Good – in Waterford, MI. Music instruction in your home or mine, or Skype! guitar, bass, piano, drums, voice, theory, transcription, composition, arranging.  www.music4good.biz   facebook

Six String Place – in Williamston, MI. Mid-Michigan music store offering lessons. “We teach acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, piano, voice, mandolin and banjo. All styles and levels.”  www.sixstringplace.com/lessons   facebook

Rob Crozier Music Studio – Expert lessons in upright and electric bass (BFA in Music from U of M) hand drumming and drum kit lessons, acoustic guitar lessons, and studio production lessons.

Music Mentors – A non-profit organization in the Metro Detroit area dedicated to educating children in all aspects of music. It will expose youth to music education, performance, business, artists and all elements of the music industry, thereby enriching their lives and improving life skills.

At Home Music Lessons – based in Rochester Hills, MI. phone 248-930-5915. Learn at your own pace in your own home. Children to adults, all skill levels. Piano, Flute, Guitar, Drums, Violin, other instruments, and Vocal.  facebook

The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music – based in Royal Oak, MI. “Stop Practicing... Start Performing. We teach people how to excel in music. It means no un-motivating lessons, no sales pitches for new equipment, and no boring songs that aren't relevant to your life. We're here to provide the most exciting and motivating musical experiences with some of the regions most successful producers and mentors.” All levels of students from beginners to professionals. visit website or call 1-888-988-ROCK.

Ann Arbor Music Center (AAMC) – phone 734-883-4751. “A better way to learn guitar, bass, drums, piano, violin, voice, sax, banjo, ukulele, cello, and more.” has private music lessons, Rock Band School, Custom guitars and Guitar Repairs, Instrument Rentals, adult band program, summer camps.

Rock & Roll Prep School – 17917 Hall Rd, Macomb Twp, MI 48044. phone 586-846-3781. “A performance based academy focused on all levels of aspiring musicians ages 2 – 18. Our mission is to provide an energetic, non-intimidating and creative atmosphere where kids can express themselves through music.”  facebook

The Voice Shoppe – in Western Michigan. Offers Modern Voice Theory instruction for aspiring vocal artists in the Western Michigan area. With 29 years experience, Jeffery S. Wright has instructed over 700 artists, and is responsible for the careers of many gifted performers from around the country. Overall performance technique and stage presentation are specialties.

Class&Jazz – violin/piano duo from Lansing, MI offers private music lessons. They also perform for wedding ceremonies, private events.

Kal Voice Studios – Located near downtown Kalamazoo, Kal Voice Studios offers private voice lessons to students of all skill levels in Grades K-12 and above. Lessons are $10 for 30 minutes or $15 for 60 minutes, with family plans and a referral program available! In adition to private lessons, the studio offers group classes with themes from Disney and Broadway, to Harmony and Songwriting101. Please call 269-267-2205 or visit us on the web for more information. We look forward to singing with your family soon!

Wheatland Music Organization – a not-for-profit near Remus, MI. It serves as a resource center for the preservation and presentation of traditional music and arts. Traditional are considered those learned person to person, passed from generation to the next, and influenced by culture, family, ethnicity, and era.  facebook

Kenton Smith – professional bagpiper in metro Detroit offers bagpipe instruction, private lessons to anyone interested in playing the traditional music of Scotland and Ireland on bagpipes.

Marshall Music Co – Everything in Music since 1948. Offers private lessons for many different instruments. 7 locations: Metro Detroit, Mid-MI, West MI, Northwest MI.

Gallagher's Music – located in Metro Detroit, in-studio guitar lessons of all styles for all ages. 248-980-4309.

CyClops Percussion – based in 734 area code. Services ranging from Percussion Arranging and composition for marching band, full shows (including concept, drill, and music) for Winter Percussion (Winter Drumline), to audio editing for Winter Guard, Pom, and Dance team soundtracks. Also offers many products including a wide range of Percussion Music for Solo & Ensemble, and Method Books for all levels of percussion students (from elementary percussion to advanced, college level percussion).

Crescendo Academy of Music – a nonprofit organization in Kalamazoo. Private lessons for Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Piano, Voice, Mandolin, Percussion, and Classical, Acoustic, Electric, and Bass Guitar. Also available: Small Ensemble Coaching, Guitar Ensemble, Adult Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra, Fiddle Ensemble, Flute Choir and performance opportunities.

Vivace School of Music and Arts – in Northern Michigan (East Jordan and Harbor Springs). Mission is to provide an environment where people of all ages and abilities can learn.

School of Rock – The Paul Green School of Rock Music has two locations in Michigan, Rochester and St. Clair Shores.

Percussion Dojo – in Berkley, MI. group music lessons for students age 4 - 12. We use percussion instruments to teach music in a fun and energetic way.

Interlochen Center for the Arts – located in northwest lower Michigan, students study Music, theatre, visual arts, film, creative writing and dance.

Music Mentor Series – various types of free lessons from Guitar Center: guitar, recording, sound, lighting. some are online, others in-store in metro Detroit and other areas of Michigan.

In addition to listings above, some music stores offer lessons.
click → Music Stores in Michigan



Music Clothing Apparel - Michigan

Showtime Detroit – “Rock Star Clothing. Dressing Detroit Bands and Entertainers since 1989.”
5708 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202 (at Palmer Rd, south of I-94). phone 313-875-9280.  facebook

Lost In Sound Detroit – creates T-Shirts and buttons revolving around Detroit Motor City music history (past & present).  facebook


Music Magazines and Media - Michigan

Detroit Live Magazine – about local music, events, venues, bars.  facebook

Magazine of Country Music (MCM) – for Detroit and southeast Michigan.  facebook

National Rock Review – based in metro Detroit, a music magazine devoted to Concert Photography, Artist Interviews, music reviews, locally and from around the nation.  facebook

Detroit Metro Times - Music Section

Detroit Rock Review (DR2) – music in Michigan, bands, songs, info, links.



General Interest

Michigan Rock and Roll Legends and Online Hall of Fame (MRRL) – has yearly inductions of artists and songs.  facebook

WKNR - KEENER 13 - Detroit radio – a former 5000 watt AM station in Dearborn, Michigan. “Return with us now to experience again the sights, sounds and culture surrounding Detroit's number one '60s rock-radio phenomenon. A time when rock and roll meant the Beatles, garage bands and Motown.”



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