It’s Never One Thing that Makes a Music Career

Money  Music

It’s never one thing that makes a career in the music business. Everyone has a different balance of skills used in making music their full time job. I grew up on KISS, Prince, Queen, my dad’s Motown records and my mom’s classical piano lessons. »

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My Take on Style


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. »

Selling Out


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. »

Be Real, Be Honest, and Make Music Your Life


I have earned my living solely from performing and teaching music for the past two years without having to get a day-job! I have found that a lot of the players in college who were considered the best are having a harder time making rent than some of the more determined underdogs. Because I was not the best musician, I had to be REAL and HONEST about what I could offer a venue when booking a gig. For me, honesty has worked better than any trick out there! Hopefully, my experience will help you on your own path. »

$40 School for Songwriters

Money  Resources

Most successful songwriters I know have some degree of natural talent, but in my experience, the ones who really shine have invested a fair amount into their musical education. »

My New Sabian Memphis Ride


I’m absolutely insane about cymbals. Dry, dark, washy and wobbly, I’m constantly looking for nice sounds, not matter the manufacturer. Over the years, my personal tastes and musical roles have led to a very big, dark, washy sound. »

Songwriter's Block?


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. »

How My Life Got Better Once I Hired an Accountant


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. »



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 »