It happens to all of us at some point. The well of creative juices just seems to run dry for a time (which can feel like eternity) and we just feel off of our game. In sports they call it a slump, in the rat race they call it being […]
So the story is told that a young recording engineer was working out of one of the nicest studios around. He had tons of guitars, amps and microphones at his disposal. He learned that Eric Clapton would be coming in to record a few tracks. In preparation he used his […]
You and your band mates have written 10 of the greatest songs ever written. The world needs to hear your music. So you decide to record your music. You picked up a set of drum mics specifically designed for drums. You bought some other mics you heard were good for […]
Over the last several months, I’ve been releasing a series of videos on YouTube called “What I Learned.” I basically research famous artists and bands and then give my two cents worth on, wait for it: what I learned.
While a major factor in the creation process is entertainment, I couldn’t help […]
Let’s face it. We live in the era of song singles. Why fight the tide when we can swim with it?
With this in mind, I have come up with what I believe to be the best strategy for new and emerging bands or artists. I am in a band my […]
“A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he sets out, will have condemned himself to second-hand thoughts and to second-rate friends.” – Cyril Connolly
Success demands hard work.
History has proven we can’t escape it if we want to achieve great things in life. Just look at the former jobs of famous […]
So you’ve written some songs, maybe played a few shows, and now people are asking “Where can I get the album?” You’re excited that people enjoy your music so much that they want to hear it over and over again! But how do you create an album?
Unless you plan on […]
I wanted to dig in a little deeper about a blog I wrote a couple weeks ago about the Future of the Music Industry. Remember the acronym T.E.A.M from your high school sports? Together everyone achieves more. We all give lip service to it, but at the end of the […]
In these challenging economic times, it’s becoming very difficult for a lot of musicians to produce a high quality album. Many are choosing the DIY (Do It Yourself) approach, and that’s all fine and good, but you might not be getting the best sounding final product. A major reason musicians […]
It’s the question on everyone’s mind these days: what does the future hold for the music industry? Illegal downloading and file sharing are rampant, record sales are dropping; if we took our cue from the major labels, they seem to be scratching and clawing their way into every aspect of […]