Category Archives: Music

Love and Loathing at Record Store Day 2017

Music  Resources

    Record Store Day is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary tomorrow, Saturday, April 22, 2017. This wonderfully goofy day is both loved and loathed by many all over the place (here is a great article explaining both sides if you … »

Talent Will Get You Nowhere

Marketing  Music

Talent. Promotion. Success? It used to be that talent was, “your ticket out of this one-horse town.” But today, thanks to the Internet and ease of getting your ‘art’ online, we are drowning in a sea of talent. Not a … »

Jim ‘Kimo’ West – from Weird to Slacker

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To say Jim ‘Kimo’ West has had a long and successful career as a musician would be a major understatement. He has been the long time guitar player for Weird Al Yankovic since the bands inception (his first show as a … »

Astronoid and the power of ‘Air’

Music

Some songs went into directions that just didn’t fit. We tried some ideas that needed to be tried, and resulted in other ideas that ended up working. Our sound comes from the wide variety of music that we all listen to. »

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. »

Ben De La Cour’s “Americanoir”

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I think like all artists I’m just trying to dovetail who I am with who I’d like to be. This one we recorded almost totally live in the studio, no headphones, in the same room. I wanted it just to have that kind of feel and for us just to play until we had a take we could live with and move on with minimal overdubs. »

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 »

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? »

A FEW MUSIC LICENSING FAQs by Katey Laurel

Music  Resources

Licensing is one of the few ways writers, labels and publishers are still making money. As a result, with the decline of recorded music sales, the marketplace has become very competitive since everyone including the MAJORS are competing, often for the same placements. This makes it very important to have a great representative, and/or be willing to put in the time and energy it takes to make contacts in this world…preferably both. »