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How My Life Got Better Once I Hired an Accountant

Money

If you’re like me, part of being a musician means I’m not the best at math (I know that doesn’t hold true for all you math rockers out there!). The first year I quit my job, and when out on my own freelancing was terrifying. Making ends meet, budgeting, paying the bill. It adds up to quite a bit of calculation. »

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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 »

Design Your Own Poster

Marketing  Resources  Touring

Design Your Own Poster by Kurt Gunn Green Bay, WI Click to Listen I am by no means a graphic designer; let’s get that clear right now. PDF what, TIFF what, Photoshop???? Just make my posters look cool, and send … »

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. »

Tips on Singing

Health

When singing, always take deep breaths and sing from the diaphram. Remember your vocal chords are small muscles and will fail you if you over work them. Its almost like pushing to take a crap, only directing all that wind power over your vocal chords. »

Own This Book : Zen Guitar

Gear  Music

I’ve read Zen Guitar by Phil Sudo at least seven times. Every time I need to be inspired or feel that I’m stuck in the box, I look for the book underneath my bed. »

Building Your Market

Touring

If you play the same town every week, you’re over-saturating your market. You need to expand constantly. It’s unlikely to have a decent turnout at an important show if there is advertising for smaller shows in the vicinity that same week. »

Sell Your Own Tix!!

Resources  Touring

A great way to promote and regulate your market campaigns is to sell your own tickets to your shows and it won’t cost you a dime. Eventbrite makes this easy. »

Conversations Touring Smart

Resources  Touring

I think that you can always learn from those who came before you. Some fundamentals of touring, such as putting in as much effort to promote, advertise, market, and be human as you do to learn and play your instrument isn’t going to hurt you. »

Topo Ranch, Great Apparel and Friend to Musicians

Gear  Resources

A pretty cool apparel store right before the promenade on the East side. After hearing the interesting story of Topo Ranch from one of the most laid back owners, I noticed rock posters and a monthly gig advertised on their front window stage. »

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 … »