Here’s what I want to know: Are CD sales and digital download sales really where musicians are going to make their money now and/or in the future? (more…)
Manners. Etiquette. Remember those things your mother tried to teach you? “No, honey, that’s the SALAD fork.” Turns out they’re actually pretty important in the real world.
I had a wonderful opportunity to sit down with Roy Elkins, CEO of BroadJam.com (one of the internet’s leading sites for artists to submit their music for consideration of placement in TV, movies, commercials, etc.).
The music industry landscape has changed drastically over the past 10-15 years. It’s pretty much unrecognizable from the music industry that I grew up with through high school. So why hasn’t the mindset of the musicians changed as fast? For those seeking a musical path to stardom, it sounds to me that the majority of bands still see getting signed as Nirvana (the point of enlightenment, not Kurt Cobain’s band). (more…)
“We know what you want to accomplish. We may even know how you’d like everything to turn out. The real question ends up being– what are you willing to push through any dips for– what are you willing to stand up for, bleed for, commit to, and sometimes be unreasonable about because you want it so much? It is what’s actually going to get done.” (more…)
This month’s article continues on some of the lessons I’ve learned from former NIN drummer, label owner, and all around awesome-haired-British-dude Martin Atkins. Last month’s article was more hands-on and physical, as I taught you how to make your own t-shirts. (more…)
The idea of mixing business with pleasure, through the oft-needed shared work space, came up recently during a discussion with two friends in NYC. He currently shares with other like-minded custom furniture builders without a problem. She no longer shares with other musicians due to the multitude of bad situations she kept finding herself in. (more…)
I’ll be the first one to admit, compiling top lists like this is never easy and subject to author bias and reader criticism. However, I’m still gonna go for it. And that’s only because I’m putting this disclaimer here and letting you fantastically awesome people tell me what else I might have overlooked or should not have included in the comments on this article. We good? Aight, let’s do this. (more…)