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Phylshawn Johnson, 28

“Drummers are almost the luckiest of all musicians,” says Phylshawn Johnson. “We can play in a pop band one night and then play in a blues band another night. And it’s all very similar, but no one likes to admit that.”

Although the act of drumming might be similar across music styles, technology is changing how Johnson and her peers are creating and promoting their work. Software programs such as GarageBand make it possible for artists to record albums in their bedrooms. Musicians can download metronome and tuner applications for their cellphones. And electronic press kits have replaced traditional ones for getting the word out. Back to Millennials



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