Author Archives: Dave Tamkin

The Fremonts Leave Their Jobs and Hit the Road

Touring  Travel

The Fremonts took a long break from their day jobs this year and independently released a new album and booked a three month tour through the Midwest out to New York city and back. They shared with us who inspires them, how they inspire each other and what they’ve learned about taking their music careers into their own hands. »

21 Days Until ARISE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Music

With a focus on high-energy, socially-conscious performers, the ARISEMusic Festival will feature a selection of yoga and movement workshops each day, special guest presenters, interactive workshops, art installations, documentary films, Odell craft brews, a food truck village and vendors specializing in organic and natural products. »

How to Perform on The Santa Monica Pier

Lessons

  How to Perform on The Santa Monica Pier with Katie Ferrara The high foot-traffic of the Santa Monica Pier makes it one of the most sought-after locations to street artists and musicians in Los Angeles. Each day musicians, painters, dancers, … »

MasterWriter by Justin Roth

Lessons

As a songwriter myself, I’m well aware that inspiration doesn’t usually strike at the most convenient times. Finding my way back to many of my initial lyric and music ideas has destined some potential songs to be forever MIA. Enough is enough. There’s got to be a better way.
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Why I Chose Patreon – Passive Promotion

Marketing  Money

I haven’t bought a CD since 2011. If it isn’t on Spotify, to me, it doesn’t exist. Once you’ve experienced the convenience of having the entire history of recorded music in your pocket, why would you go back to… »

Taarka on Being Independent for Over 16 Years

Uncategorized

The way we’ve managed to be successful as an independent band is by delegating tasks. Our core band is a duo, so one of us communicates with the booking agent and advances the shows, and keeps track of the band finances on and off the road. »

Radar Music Creatives Launches One Stop Commissioning Service for Artists

Resources

Radar Music Videos become Radar Music Creatives with the launch of their new ‘one-stop’ commissioning service for album art, tour posters, gifs, stage visuals and artist websites. »

We’re Giving Away an AirTurn Concert Package Worth $167!

Deals  Gear  promo

  We’ve partnered with AirTurn to giveaway away their most popular Concert Package. The AirTurn PED allows you to wirelessly control digital sheet music, lyrics, effects and backing tracks on your tablet, mac, pc or smartphone without using your hands. … »

The Slants : From the Heart to Heritage to the Supreme Court

Music

I’ve spent almost 8 years in court – almost a quarter of my life – so that I could fight for marginalized communities to have their voices protected. Voices that are often silenced in fear of a football team regaining their trademark registrations. Our obsession to punish villainous characters should not justify the collateral damage that the undeserved experience. »

From Busking to Endorsements with Katie Ferrara

Gear  Music

Katie Ferrara is a folk/pop artist from Los Angeles, CA. Making regular appearances on the 3rd street Santa Monica Promenade, Melrose Trading Post, downtown Burbank and various farmers markets in Los Angeles, Katie has carved a name for herself in the streets of her hometown as a “busker” or street pe »