is proud to present:

From the Top of the Fret
in-depth interviews with guitarists that
know the business,
hosted by Little River Band’s
Stephen Housden

The Holidaze

“Outgrown my past and I’ve shed my skin. Letting it go and I’ll start again. Never look back, it’s a waste of time I said: ‘Oh yeah, this is me and I’m right here where I wanna be.’ I said, /Hell yeah! This is me, right where I’m supposed to be.’” –Rebel Heart by Madonna

LA at Night

LA at Night

What’s the only thing that can put you more in a daze than the holidays? The answer is being in a new city pursuing your dreams. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and we’re going to be with friends, but family will be far away. We’re fortunate to have friends that have become family and this new city is chock full of endless possibility. The glittering dots of skylines in the night sky remind us of the infinite situations already taking place right in our backyard and how any one of them could be waiting for us.  

It’s hard being away from loved ones and starting over, but it’s these adjustments and shifts in comfort zones that will give us the paradigm shift of internal growth coupled with the external changes that just might give us our breakthrough. We need a breakthrough.

Now listening: “Rebel Heart” by Madonna

The Start

“I hope that life without a chaperone is what you thought it’d be. I hope your brother’s El Camino runs forever. I hope the world sees the same person that you’ve always been to me, and may all your favorite bands stay together.” –All Your Favorite Bands by Dawes

Justin Bieber!

Justin Bieber!

The last week has been beyond describable. We spent our first Friday in LA at Justin Bieber’s album release at the Staples Center. The Q & A was more insightful than we expected for a teen popstar. He performed a short acoustic set and, while getting bored at times, started riding his skateboard while singing. The night closed with a viewing of his short films based on each of the songs on his new album “Purpose”.

The next night, we attended Seth MacFarlane’s Christmas extravaganza with Meghan Trainor, Katharine McPhee and a 70-piece orchestra! The production finished with some man made “snowfall” and it was genuinely magical. We were there early enough to catch the soundcheck and see pieces of what went into a production of that size. What was more amazing was that while waiting for that show to begin, we ran into Barnes & Noble to get coffee and stumbled into one of our favorite songwriters, Linda Perry, and her wife, Sara Gilbert, performing in store. Linda’s works range from being the lead singer of 4 Non Blondes to writing hits for P!nk, Christina Aguilera and most recently, Adele.

Linda Perry and Sara Gilbert!

Linda Perry and Sara Gilbert!

We took a day over the weekend to visit the scenic Griffith Park before another day of whirlwind craziness attending the hit NBC show “The Voice”. Because of some non-disclosure agreements we signed, we can’t go into detail about too much, but every contestant we saw was amazing and the production was much bigger than we had preconceived.

We’re quickly getting familiar with things here and it feels good. We’re surrounded by creativity, the business that keeps it running and the powers that can make those dreams a reality.  The ingredients are here, now we just need to learn how to cook.

Now listening: “All Your Favorite Bands” by Dawes

The Only Way

“I’m thinking life’s too short, it’s passing by. So if I’m gonna go at all, go big or go home.” –Go Big or Go Home by American Authors

We’re getting the hang of LA. We took a few days to settle in and visit some friends and one of those friends was Bonnie. In a late night diner catch up, the conversation elevated from small talk to inspiration and action. We decided to meet the next day to help Bonnie get her YouTube channel going. She’s a talented violinist and we spent the night filming her cover Rachel Platten’s new single “Stand By You”. It’s a small step, but we already love that we’re in a place that conversation can lead to creative action.

Bonnie Von Duyke!

Bonnie Von Duyke!

We have to keep reminding ourselves to keep that motivation rolling and the optimism burning. Opportunities will come and we have to be ready. We’re all in, we didn’t come this far to go half in. We’re going to keep writing songs and keep honing our craft. It’s the only way we’re going to have a shot at this.

Now listening: “Go Big or Go Home” by American Authors

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Your song… your sound!

Vision 4 Music, Inc. was formed in 2005 to present musical artists and songwriters to the public through a music community website. Vision 4 Music’s website and DVD’s feature artists’ and songwriters’ interviews and performances. We also provide member services including song contests and an online store of music gear and accessories.


There has never been a collection of musicians, songwriters, recording executives or performers that explores a real life behind-the-scene look at modern music. Our interactive DVD’s cover subjects from who invented the guitar to how to write and record a hit record. The shows explore the early guitar players up to current players and how those guitar players influenced the featured series guitar player. Each DVD features different genres of music from Classical to Rock and Roll to Rhythm and Blues.

aimee_mayoThe first DVD produced by Vision 4 Music is The Songwriter’s Series featuring songwriter Aimee Mayo and other songwriting guests. Aimee wrote the Martina McBride hit “This One’s for the Girls” and Lonestar’s mega hit “Amazed”. Sony / BMG worked with Vision 4 Music in supplying artists and record executives who are featured in this show.

Our second DVD is Vision 4 Music’s “Life on the Road” The Touring Performer which is a production based on the Little River Band. This show won a TELLY Award for best music video in 2005.

Our most recent DVD production is a series titled “From the Top of the Fret”.

These shows are hosted by Stephen Housden who has played guitar for over 30 years and has toured and recorded with many successful rock and roll platinum selling recording artists. Stephen has toured with Little River Band for the past 25 years.

All of these DVD titles are both educational and informative. Each DVD is filled with never before documented information about the shows’ featured performers and / or artists. Rather than just grazing the surface, they dig deep into their knowledge and experiences to give you an in depth look into what it takes to create the great instrumentation and lyrics behind the songs.

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