Category Archives: Music

Remember to Love it

Health  Music

Remember to Love it By Kevin Mileski Palatine, IL Click to Listen One of the biggest questions a musician can ask is, “Am I good enough and smart enough to make a living playing music?” There’s never a concrete answer … »

Do It Yourself

Music

Yes, its easy for artists to sign with Company X or Y and think their work is taken care of. But the hard truth of the matter is, you still have to create the demand for your business and brand yourself. »

Recording a Record that Will Sell and Finding the Investor to Make it Happen

Money  Music

First and biggest mistake of all songwriters/bands is going into the studio without a producer. You will need to have enough songs to pick from, I say 30 per record. »

Writing A Good Song

Music

My mom, a woman who’s never written lyrics in her life, was the one to give me the best advice about writing a song: “It has to come from something real”. »

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR RECORDING TIME

Music

If you are like me you are always trying to get a new gig somewhere. Every Venue pretty much wants the same thing, and the bottom line always comes to your recording. It is very important to have something quality for the potential employer to hear, and not some shitty live recording or basement tape. »

My Take on Style

Music

Of all the different variations in playing music, the single item of utmost importance is style. I have come across too many musicians who are great at whichever instrument they play and they’re enthusiastic about playing whether it be alone, »

Selling Out

Music

Times have changed, and if you want to make some part (or all) of your living by writing, recording or performing music, you actually have to SELL something. That is, you have to offer something that will compel people to GIVE YOU THEIR MONEY. »

Songwriter's Block?

Music

Sometimes we write songs that suck. It’s part of the process. The more you write, the better the odds that you’ll find a keeper. Think of it methodically for a little while. »

A DAY OF RESEARCH MAY KEEP YOU OUT OF THE BURN UNIT

Music

So you got a message on myspace from a licensing company saying your song is perfect for The Hills and they want to place it this week. All you need to do is send a check for $400 and sign this contract »

Under The Cover

Music

To or not to play Cover songs. If you agree wholeheartedly with the above sentiment and are a born rebel with a taste for adventure, then the life of a musician may very well suit you. However, even rebels must support themselves; even rebels have bills to pay. »