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$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. »

Recent Posts

Willy Porter Plays the Front Range

Gear  Music

Willy Porter is an accomplished guitarist, storyteller and songwriter from Wisconsin who is toured with Sting, Jeff Beck and Paul Simon to name a few. »

Bear Market Riot Makes a Riot!

Music

Bear Market Riot is a power-folk duo (Kirk Nordby & Nick Motil) from California’s Central Cost. They blend everything from Americana to hip-hop into an infectious sound that can only come from two glorious bearded men playing six instruments all while keeping a full dance floor satisfied. »

How The Blackberry Bushes Reach an Audience

Advertising

I think that is the real power of social media—authenticity. When folks are hooked up to their Facebook feed, they are totally in their head and their reactions are much more honest than if you’re talking to them in person. »

5 Secrets to Developing a Highly Successful Career in the Music Industry

Lessons  Music

What do you think successful musicians do to achieve success in their music careers? Surely, not all great musicians accomplish the same goals, but every one of them has taken the same fundamental steps to grow long-lasting careers. Next are … »

Why a Gin Company Hired Musicians as Part-Time Salespeople

Money

When I read Cathy’s Huyghe article on why a gin company hired musicians as salespeople I could only wonder why more people haven’t already figured this out. »

The .MUSIC Domain Name

Marketing  Resources

Today, DotMusic needs your help to push this community application across the finish line. If DotMusic’s initiative doesn’t succeed, major players like Google and Amazon – that do not share our views and policies on music rights – may end up controlling the rights to these domains. »

Music Discounts from My Music Friends this Labor Day Weekend!

Deals  Gear  Lessons

I hope everyone has a relaxing Labor Day Weekend planned. I work with the musician friendly companies below and they are all offering some pretty cool discounts this weekend. »

How to Make a Living as a Modern Musician

Money

The Modern Musician Show interviews successful musicians delivering actionable tips, tricks, strategies and tactics to show how a career in music can still be fulfilling and make money. »

BE YOURSELF by David Owens

Music

So, be yourself. There’s no need to think, “Well, that’s what’s selling so that’s what we have to do to get noticed!” It’s selling because at some point, the powers that be said to them, “You don’t sound like anyone else.” »

The Doughnut Around BandCamp, Reverbnation and SoundCloud

Marketing

I’ve been familiar with all BandCamp, Reverbnation and SoundCloud throughout their development but never really took the time to weight the positives and negatives of each. »