Recording studios

Muddy Angel Music – Richmond, MA (800) 909-7960

Pilot Studios – Housatonic, MA (413) 274-1073

Substation Studio – Housatonic, MA (413) 274-9940

Music and instrument shops

Wood Bros. Music – Allendale Shopping Center, 5 Cheshire Road, Pittsfield, MA (413) 447-7478

Eagle St. Music – 81 Main Street, North Adams, MA (413) 664-9200

Sauve Guitars – 121 Union Street, North Adams, MA (413) 663-3060

Brier Road Guitars – Adams, MA (413) 663-0870

Lighting and sound services

Encore Audio – Sound and Lighting, Darren O’Brien (413) 347-9269 

MB Sound Co – Sound and Lighting, Mike Basiliere (413) 281-5633

Day Mountain Sound – Audio Services (413) 684-1218

Houghton Media Services – Sound and Lighting, Forrest Houghton (860) 918-7063

Record labels

Rising Son Records – Washington, MA, (413) 623-6112

Sounds and Tones Records – North Adams, MA,

Photographers and videographers

ROMANPHOTO – Photography, Roman Iwasiwka,, (413) 358-2176

Open mic’s

We will be updating this list soon.

Links to some great articles that you might find helpful

No Reply: Why Don’t Venues Get Back to Me?

The 3 Biggest Delusions Musicians STILL Have About the Music Industry

What I Learned About Music Licensing After Dedicating A Month To It

10 things every musician website must have

The 8 things that should be in every band’s digital press kit

10 Pieces Of Sage Advice To Up And Coming Musicians Seeking Airplay From A Radio DJ

I’m a songwriter – By Marty Dodson

The Out-Of-Towners: Getting Your song Cut By A Major Artist if you don’t live in New York, Nashville, or LA

Breaking: Tidal, Microsoft, Google Play, Rhapsody, Slacker Now Facing Class Action Litigation

Did He Steal My Song? A songwriting question from the mailbag

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What BOOM Does.

BOOM is dedicated to increasing the viability and visibility of original music in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. We are a non-profit company, part of Columbia Arts Team.

Our mission is to highlight, showcase, and cultivate the original music scene in Berkshire County and environs. This includes promoting local venues that feature local original music; providing access to information about the music business, songwriting, and other important subjects of interest to area musicians; and coordinating resources within the region, including local media, in order to promote local original music and encourage the patronage and support of the community at large.

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