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Is Your Finger in the Dam?

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Today’s article is a real life story of how you can get off track without realizing it – and some techniques to help you free up that stuck energy and get your creativity flowing again. »

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Joe Hertler, Your Publicist and Upcoming Shows

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To be blunt, find someone who likes your music; someone who believes in what you are doing. It’s easy for a publicist to charge a small band a lot money and not really doing anything, so make sure they dig your tunes, fit your style, and want to be a part of what you’re doing. »

Kristina Priceman of DICKIE Talks Age, Backing Tracks, Gear and Daytrotter

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This is how DICKIE’s bio starts: DICKIE is a contrast in design. To pair a mid-forties gray-mopped “hang-it-up-already” pop songwriter and a striking mid-twenties classically trained violinist is simply a formula for deserved obscurity. But in practice, the balance proves a brilliant alliance. »

Brent Brown on Starting Today

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Making my first album was a lot like starting my latest podcast in the sense that I still have no idea what I’m doing with anything, nor do I believe any one else when they say they do. But the reward is clearly more in the experience than in the result. »

Reed Foehl on Songwriting

Music

I’ve been going to Nashville a lot over the years. One of the first companies to embrace me and let me write with their writers was Carnival Music. The president Frank Liddell happens to be married to Lee Ann. So the song “fly” which I co- wrote with Carnival writer Brent Cobb got into her hands and she liked it enough to cover it! »

How To Easily Get A Lot More Music Gigs

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Are you unsure about what you must do to get more gigs? You could be causing problems for yourself by thinking that “venues aren’t looking for bands in this moment,” or “there’s too much competition for my band to stand a chance”. Fact is, these statements are based in excuses. »

SPILL, Marc Walloch & New Music

Marketing  Music

This is my debut as a solo artist and songwriter. I hope it attracts people to my work and allows me to make more records and play some shows at some point too. In the mean time I just want to keep writing with other artists, playing guitar and bass on sessions and live, and making commercial music. »

High Fiction Would Like to Buy Dave Coffee

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  We recently sat down with Amy Shelley of High Fiction to talk with her about their unusual Kickstarter campaign, their most recent single featuring Matt Berninger of The National, and their upcoming debut album.  High Fiction is an indie … »

Ryan Montbleau on Live Streaming & Songwriting

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I’m very proud of that record and I love the production on it, but the focus was more on the grooves and on some deep cover tunes »

Rob Drabkin on Videos, Gear and Touring

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I love how art can be a platform create more art. That’s what’s music videos are about. Everything from a simple performance video to something abstract. It’s a lot of collaboration. »