Note: I’ve taken a break from the blog for some time to focus on my trademark case that went to the Supreme Court (read the article about it via Rolling Stone here) but I’m going to be posting articles on a regular basis for aspiring artists. Next month, I’ll be launching a new podcast dedicated […]
My newest book, Music Business Hacks, is now on sale for over 50% off the Kindle price! If you want to spend more time doing and less time reading, this is going to be your kind of book. This isn’t the kind of cover-to-cover manual on the music business where you have to figure out how […]
While going through my inbox today, I received a request from someone asking for help to market their music. The ask started out with a simple note: “I have a few songs I’d like to either submit to labels to shop around to artists and I could really use your help.” I get a number of these […]
Perhaps the biggest impact on your live performance is how you approach practices and rehearsals. Many artists use the two terms interchangeably even though there are some differences. Practice is usually what is done individually, it is the work that is prepares someone for a rehearsal. It’s used to improve your technique, musicianship skills, and […]
One of my biggest pet peeves as a performer is a band who doesn’t know how to soundcheck properly. It shouldn’t be – it usually reflects inexperience and ignorance rather than disrespect and apathy. The truth is that most bands are taught how to soundcheck, it’s just a skill that gets picked up along the way. Despite this, the soundcheck is often an indicator of the professionalism of the band.
Below is a short excerpt from my new book, Music Business Hacks. The book was written with the idea that “music industry” books should be filled with actionable items for artists to directly apply in their careers so that they spend more time doing something with purpose. Think of it as the music career cookbook […]
My new book, Music Business Hacks, is now available on the Kindle store here. The print version is available here. Do you have 15 minutes to spare? If you want to spend more time doing and less time reading, this is going to be your kind of book. This isn’t the kind of cover-to-cover manual on […]