NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 9, 2011) Ten years have passed since the first All Access magazine rolled off the press, and not only has the magazine undergone some major changes since 2000, but the many of the artists have as well. Yamaha proudly celebrates a decade of publishing All Access magazine: the backstage guide to the world of Yamaha by revisiting artists from past issues.
Over the years, some of the biggest stars in the music business have graced the pages of All Access, from Ray Charles and Elton John to Jeff Lynne and Alicia Keys. But All Access also made an effort to feature up-and-coming artists with great potential, and many of these artists have turned into superstars. This issue will revisit 20 artists – both the idols and the former newcomers - and provide updates on where they are now, what they have accomplished since their All Access feature, and even more importantly, what is to come.
The last 10 years of producing All Access has been such an overwhelmingly positive experience, both for us and for the artists, comments Chris Gero of Yamaha Artist Services Nashville. We hope you'll enjoy taking a look back at where we've been and reading about what's to come for some of these amazingly talented musicians. And we look forward to creating 10 more years of amazing experiences with our artists!
In efforts to advance with the times, Yamaha All Access has seen two technological adaptations within the past two years. Last June, Yamaha Artist Services – Nashville launched a brand new online version of the magazine at www.YamahaAllAccess.com. The newly revamped site includes archives of all of the previous features, dating back to the first issue, which featured country female trio SHeDAISY on the cover. In 2009, Yamaha began taking viewers even further behind the scenes with the launch of All Access 360, a collection of fully produced videos offering inside views during the photo shoots and exclusive interviews with the artists.
Pick up the special 10 Year Anniversary edition (Winter 2011 issue) at local musical instrument vendors such as Guitar Center and Best Buy. Or Visit www.YamahaAllAccess.com to see the entire spectrum of articles and photography from the past 10 years.