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Taylor's Calling Foundation is looking for songs about substance abuse and recovery for a compilation CD to benefit their heroin awareness education program.

The Taylor's Calling foundation is holding a competition asking songwriters to compose songs about substance abuse and recovery for a compilation CD that will benefit the foundation and help fund a program that intends to take the message about substance abuse to public schools statewide. Each song entered will be judged on content and the strength of the message. Those songs selected will be included on a CD that will be used to raise money for the organization.

The foundation is named for Taylor Michael Shaffel who passed away in May of 2013 from a heroin overdose. Taylor was the only child of Larry Michaels, director of photography for the Albuquerque Film and Media Experience and Kim Taylor. Substance abuse and heroin abuse is a huge problem in New Mexico and this is an opportunity for artists and songwriters to make a difference.

To enter and for details on the competition, go to and click on the songwriters submissions link. The entry fee is $25.00 and you will be asked to agree to certain terms and conditions. Spread the word. Don't let heroin be your final act.

2014 New Mexico Music Awards Winners Announced.

The 27th New Mexico Music Awards  are in the books.  This year's winners included some of New Mexico's best artists, producers and engineers including Syd Masters. John Wall, Son Como Son, Jono Manson, Bambi Wolf and Dave Tutin. For  complete list of winners, click on the winners tab above.

The Eric Larson Endowment at the University of New Mexico provides scholarship money to currently enrolled juniors and seniors who have declaired music or the recorded arts as their major. The 2014 recipient is Michael Bryant who holds a BS in Music, Film and Digital Media. He is now pursuing his master's degree.

 or make your check payable to: 

UNM Eric Larson Endowment/UNM Foundation

700 Lomas NE 7 Woodward Center Albuquerque, NM 87131

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We will also begin presenting a program for veterans this fall entitled Songwriting as a Therapeutic Process to help those who have served our country honorably communicate their experiences in the theater of war. We will be expanding these programs beyond New Mexico to the southwestern and western US beginning in November of 2014.  We are currently looking for sponsorships to cover artist fees, travel and other expenses. Music is a powerful tool and should be used to educate as well as entertain.

The Railyards Marketplace in the Barellas neighborhood in Albuquerque is an incredible opportunity for artists and vendors and a great economic tool for the City of Albuquerque and the County of Bernalillo and, of course, for the community of Barellas. The Railyards Marketplace is looking for musicians to play every Sunday through November 2nd. Artists will be paid for their performance. The Railyards music committee is looking for a variety of music. To apply and to find out more, go to

Check out CreateSpace from The service allows you to sell your music online in CD or as a download through Amazon and other channels without having to carry any inventory. There are no exclusive agreements, leaving you free to sign as an indie artist anywhere down the road. CreateSpace also offers design and duplication services for the less artistically inclined. Signing up is free. Click on the icon on the links page and get started today! 

SKY CITY PRODUCTIONS presents "Mariachi Spectacular" and "Lewie Wickham". Click here to watch now!

ERIC LARSON's passion for and dedication to the art of recorded music lives on through The Eric Larson Music Endowment: a scholarship with the Fine Arts Department at the University of New Mexico. Read more...