Author Archives: Dave Tamkin

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 »

Stomp 6 to AirTurn’s New Wireless Pedal Controller

Gear

AirTurn, Inc. has announced the release of the STOMP 6 — a wireless, six switch foot pedal. The STOMP 6 connects to any Bluetooth-enabled device and works with hundreds of apps to perform tasks that simplify music performance. »

Danielle Ate The Sandwich and Her 24 Hour Album

Music

I am Danielle Ate the Sandwich, an indie folk songwriter from Colorado. Last January, I recorded an album in 24 hours. I started on a Saturday afternoon and worked through the night, with only a couple of hours of napping and lots of thick, stubborn drudging through the wild fields, we call creativity. »

Gotta Get My Mind Right by Daphne Willis

Music

Call me crazy, but I think health starts in the brain 😉 I think we are at our best when we feel safe, happy, and healthy. I think our nation, our communities, and our families would all benefit from a healthier mental perspective. Right? »