BANDS! It’s Time to Trademark Your Name. NOW!

Resources

To trademark, you have to tell the government what you’re wanting to trademark. Are you a band? Do you sell CDs? Do you run a website? »

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Fans Want An Easy Website, Give It To Them!

Advertising  Marketing

There is no question that all musicians should have their own website. This has been discussed by so many people in the past that I won’t even attempt to get into this one. Needless to say, the line of reasoning is quite simple: »

String Nuts & Saddles

Gear  Lessons

The string nut and saddle play a vital role in your instruments feel and sound. They set the action (string height), string spacing, string radius, and also transfer the strings energy which all contribute to the instruments feel and sound. An improperly made string nut and or saddle are the number one cause of tuning instability, bad action and several other issues in stringed instruments. »

It’s All Your Fault

Lessons  Marketing

Usually it’s the very thing that blocks your voice, stomps on your soul, drags you kicking and screaming to the stage, and keeps you waiting for a deal. It’s the part of you that believes your success comes from others — and that it’s everyone else’s fault that you’re not famous – that your talent hasn’t been recognized yet. »

Build Your City

Marketing  Music

Our advice to readers would be to own your own city first before hitting the road on long tours before the “fan base” is there. These types of tours can prove to be not only grueling on the band’s finances but also on the internal relationships. »

Book on Music Sheds New Light on Fetal Development

Health

I read a phenomenal book last year that is fascinating from both a musical and a scientific perspective. The author, Daniel J. Levitin, is a cognitive psychologist, neuroscientist, record producer, writer, and musician. »

Tone Starts With Your Strings

Gear

Tone Starts With Your Strings By Tony Maguire We can all appreciate the amount of investment, research, and experimentation required in honing a great guitar tone.  The guitar, pickups, amp, and effects all play a significant role.  However, with all … »

The Not-So-Liberal Arts, Part 3

Music

The Not-So-Liberal Arts, Part 3: Touring Colleges: College 1, the Hyper-Conservative Christian School Stephen Brown Touring Colleges, Part 1 Summary/Guide If a school is within a half hour of your house and you’ve never heard of it, there is probably … »

3 Easy Way to Increase Your Album Sales!

Marketing  Money

What is an Autoresponder and why should you give a crap about it?
Well my friend…an Autoresponder is going to become your new best buddy as a modern day DIY musician… »

The O-Generator Acoustic Music Maker

Gear

Make real music on-the-go!!! Whatever your musical ability The O-Generator Acoustic Music Maker app is a great way to sketch out your musical ideas. This app doesn’t rely on preset loops or gimmick effects, it’s as musical as you want it to be and the eye catching wheel interface helps generate sophisticated results. »

10 Tour Prep Ideas That ALL Musicians Should Be Taking Advantage Of

Touring

10 Tour Prep Ideas That ALL Musicians Should Be Taking Advantage Of By Jon Ostrow of Mic Control As album sales continue their downward spiral, many musicians are turning to live performance and touring as a more consistent and frankly … »