No one is perfect. We all make mistakes big or small, some of us on a daily basis. And while learning from your mistakes is an invaluable way of growing and improving, I find that when possible it’s always better to learn from the mistakes of others. This is a […]
Ok has this ever happened to you? You head into the studio to record that next hit song yours and you have a sudden inspiration for a sound or an effect you want to be heard. You try and explain what you want to the engineer and he/she looks back […]
There’s a saying in life that i have become more and more convinced is true as time goes on. “Success is not about what you know, its about who you know.” Studies have shown that success in any field or endeavor is based on the quality and quantity of the […]
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 […]