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 … »

Recent Posts

On the Importance of Balance

Health

It’s a lot of hard work, but life doesn’t quite have to be that way. You can have a productive, healthy life and still have time and money to develop your art. I’ve found it very important to work out a good balance through every aspect of your life and art. »

10 Habits to Make Music Your Living

Resources

The following list highlights 10 habits you should develop if you want to make a consistent living from your music. I can honestly say that these habits are the habits of successful musicians I have known and admired: »

How to be Successful as an Independent Musician

Lessons  Music

How to be Successful as an Independent Musician By Nick Venturella Decide what your definition of success is To have any success in music, or anything in life, you have to have an understanding of what success looks like for … »

Vocal Tips ~ PITCH: Are You Hitting the Bulls-Eye?

Lessons

Pitch is one of the fundamental, foundational core elements in singing – so much so that it is one of the most important – perhaps the most important – quality of a great voice. »

The Green-Eyed Monster: Are You Friends Really Happy For Your Success?

Music

The Green-Eyed Monster: Are You Friends Really Happy For Your Success? By Sheena Metal Ideally, it should always be the way you’ve imagined it in your daydreams.  You get the phone call you’ve been waiting for: the big live review, … »

Is Your Finger in the Dam?

Lessons

Today’s article is a real life story of how you can get off track without realizing it – and some techniques to help you free up that stuck energy and get your creativity flowing again. »

PK’s Advice from a Life Long Bass Player

Music

PK’s Advice from a Life Long Bass Player By Pattie Kettle In everyday life, I have loads of opinions on a variety of topics which I love to expound upon and share, but ask me to write an advice piece … »

Vocal Mic Comparison

Gear

This month, PSE took three large-diaphragm condenser mics into the studio and ran them through their paces. »

On the Topic of Playing Music for a Living

Money

On the Topic of Playing Music for a Living By Paul Allodi Chicago, IL I’m still trying to do that! Just kidding but not. Its a tough road out there and your level of success can vary from month to month … »

Singers and Smoking

Health  Resources

Motivation for quitting smoking, smoking cessation and to help you quit and stop. Singers and Smoking and the harmful effects. Musicians quit smoking. »