Stories about the Musical Process

From creating a new band to the songwriting process to the touring experience, these stories are all about the lives of musicians.

We don't play shows, we throw parties...

In 2010, while signed to the Jonas Records label (a Jonas Brothers imprint of Hollywood Records), the band Honor Society toured the country in support of their album Fashionably Late. I joined the band for their 20-city US tour.

Michael Bruno, guitar/vocals

Jason Rosen, keyboard/guitar/vocals

Andrew Lee, bass/vocals

Alex Noyes, drums/vocals

"Fashionable Late" debuted at No. 18 on the Billboard 200.

The band was named one of six "Breakout bands" by Rolling Stone Magazine.

And identified as a Buzzworthy band by MTV.

Honor Society opened for the Jonas Brothers' 2009 World Tour alongside Jordin Sparks and the Wonder Girls.

The next year...

Honor Society opened six shows on Timbaland's Shock Value II Tour alongside special guests including Justin Timberlake, Drake, Katy Perry, and Miley Cyrus.

Kashmere: Howling at the Moon

I stopped by Barry Davis's rehearsal space and talked with him and his bandmates about their musical process. For more music by Barry, check out the Kashmere Youtube page.

Johnny Wright + AOL + AT&T = On The Spot

Photos and video camera B operation by Ashley Myers-Turner

Music Manager Johnny Wright teamed up with AOL's teen site and AT&T to find the next supergroup. Participants from around the world had the opportunity to audition for Johnny Wright by way of video submissions. Then he put the top 20 finalists to the test, utilizing the power of the Internet and the AT&T network to orchestrate a series of challenges that test each contestant's artistic prowess, business savvy, and passion. The most impressive performers were then flown to L.A. to participate in Johnny's famous "Boot Camp", an intense workshop of rehearsals, dance choreography, vocal lessons, and media training.

On The Spot with Perez Hilton

In one of their hardest challenges to date, the contestants face the self-proclaimed 'Queen Of All Media,' Perez Hilton, who dishes to Johnny on which contestants he believes have real star potential.

The Decision: Part 1

At the world famous Roxy Theatre in Hollywood, Johnny puts the contestants through one final round of auditions before making his big decision. This is it: the night they've all been waiting for.

Ariana Grande gives a tour of her house

Camera Operation by Ashley Myers-Turner

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