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Billy Amendola; drummer, songwriter, studio musician, mentor!

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Billy Amendola is a New York based, drummer, songwriter, studio musician, mentor, music industry consultant and producer, best known as a founding member of the seventies band, Mantus. 

The group released two albums, and three top ten Billboard dance singles.  They achieved worldwide fame, touring the U.S., Canada and Europe.

Billy has reinvented himself over and over throughout his sustained and successful career, from live performer, songwriter, studio musician and music magazine editor while staying true to himself and his origins. His resilience keeps him pertinent in a constantly changing industry. He has been employed by Modern Drummer  magazine, for the past twenty-five years. Billy has reinvented himself over and over throughout his sustained and successful career, from live performer, songwriter, studio musician and music magazine editor while staying true to himself and his origins. His resilience keeps him pertinent in a constantly changing industry. Inspired by his love of the art rather than thelaurels, Billy has helped launch the careers of innumerable performers. He advocates for the rights of musicians, striving to help new artists to the forefront while encouraging established artists to remain relevant and seek the respect they deserve.

He champions comprehensive music licensing reform, most notably The Music Modernization Act, which impacts hundreds of thousands of music creators. 

He endorses the CASE Act which supports the rights of independent music creators. He acted as consultant and co-host for David Fishof’s Rock N' Roll Fantasy Camp, where attendees play, write and record music in professional rehearsal and recording studios alongside music industry legends.

 

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