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The 5 Best iPhone Apps for Musicians

Gear  Resources

The 5 Best iPhone Apps for Musicians By Jonathan Ostrow Co-Founder, MicControl.com Let me first begin with this disclaimer: I don’t personally own an iPhone. A friend of mine was letting me play around on his the other day when … »

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Booking a Venue for the First Time

Touring

Begin with an introductory email. I personally don’t ever read press packets mailed to me, or take phone calls from bands that I don’t know. I don’t care if you draw 2 million people in your home town, I don’t care if you say you have friends in our neighborhood and you can get 50 people to a show… »

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. »

Insurance for Musicians

Health  Money  Resources  Touring

Insurance is a guarantee against loss or harm and secures compensation in the case of loss, damage, or death. Having insurance of any kind covers the what-ifs in life, offers peace-of-mind, and you just have to have it. »

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”. »

Improve Tuning Stability, and Reduce String Breakage

Gear

Improve Tuning Stability, and Reduce String Breakage by Marty “Big Dog” Mercer One of the most common issues I see in the shop is players that don’t know how to properly string their instruments. Get this wrong & you can … »

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. »

Balancing Family and A Music Career

Touring

If you are single and sleeping around every night with a different girl (or guy), this is not the article for you. Go ahead and skip to the article on sexually transmitted diseases. If not, you have at some point had to try to balance music and family. »

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, »

Musicares and Nuci's Space

Health  Resources  Uncategorized

Most importantly if a friend asks for help with his or her drinking or drug problem there is only one place to go, Nuci’s Space »

Music is Like a Good Burger

Marketing  Money

It’s not always how good you are, it’s about who you know, how many people you bring and how many people you will bring in the future. »