Tag: music business

Turning Your Talent Into Cash

A couple of weeks ago, I was in Toronto for the second show in Peter Gabriel’s current North American “So” tour. Just before Peter and the band came out, there was an announcement over the PA telling us that an audio copy of the...

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Why I Hate Geniuses

Some nights when I’m really totally fried like crazy I watch Hulu on my computer. People who know me know that I don’t really watch much TV. In fact, right now, I don’t even own a TV. I know that’s weird, but you know...

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The Press Kit is Not Dead

Sometimes going old skool can be putting your best foot forward.When presenting your package to the world, don’t poo-poo the traditional press kit.  Since EPKs (electronic press kits) have become the norm, a well-crafted...

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Rigging You For Failure

How “Professional” Singers Sabotage Your Chances of Getting NoticedTwice this month, I’ve been out at amateur singing “things.” I usually try to avoid your standard karaoke or piano bar stuff because when you do this for a...

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4 Tricks To Getting Signed

For 99.9% of bands, the goal is to sign with a record label—Call it an acknowledgement of hard work, a badge of pride for the years of sacrifice, gutting it out on the road, a platform for personal expression, delusions of...

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Soundcloud (Video)

New Social Networking Site Delivers New Tools for Musicians. Haven’t heard of Soundcloud, yet? Then check out Andrea’s first video in a series explaining what the new social network for sound sharing is all...

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  • Be Prepared For Anything
    If you gig long enough, evenetually something will go wrong.  Are you prepared?   Tips That May Save Your Gig or Make Your Career   Ok, it was my idea, but there was no way I was going to try to come up with all of this by myself. So, I enlisted the help of […]
  • Digital Recording Basics
      Warning: This information verges on geek-speak, but it will help you know what you’re doing when you set up your digital recording system.     A few years ago, all music was recorded on analog tape recorders. They record the audio signal as magnetic patterns that rise and fall in strength as the signal […]
  • David Grow (From Singer&Musician’s “Developing Artists”)
      The record industry has been shrinking by 15% per year. While many in the industry want out, David Grow wants in.     David Grow is, quite possibly, one of the most successful musicians you’ve never heard of. Grammy-nominated, he has written/produced a multitude of hit singles, including the Jim Brickman smash, “After All […]
  • Spinning Your Own Record – The Art of Preparing a Set or Just a Song
    When the moment arrives to prepare your first set of music for an audience, it can easily become one of those pointlessly harrowing experiences.  I remember my first opportunity. I was a freshman at Grissom High School in Huntsville, Alabama, and my mother had scheduled the ORKIN mist-meister to arrive at our house to spray […]
  • Singer, Songwriter, Musician, S Corp
    Indie success requires leaving your comfort zone—but be sure you take a strong team with you. To her thousands of fans worldwide, SONiA is known for her powerful voice, riveting stage presence and a songwriting style that wraps memorable hooks around lyrics that are compelling, if not convicting. Music is her canvas of choice for […]