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My Songs, My Recording Process

Gear

I start composing by assembling the piano part which usually remains even after the song is over. I am trying to be as minimal as possible in frames of my musical style. »

Recent Posts

How to Play in Someone Else’s Band

Lessons  Music

{gain twenty years of road experience with a five minute read} by Danny Barnes             The Danny Barns BIO: i’ve been at this a pretty long time. the main thing i use to get my ideas … »

Booking Shows: They can’t say yes if you don’t ask

Touring

Remember: they can’t say yes if you don’t ask. So be fearless! When your favorite band comes to town, ask if you can support the bill! »

Dawson Hollow Has a New Name, Look and Sound

Advertising  Resources

Since 2002 this multi-award-winning band has performed in over two-thousand venues across the United States and Canada entertaining thousands with their fusion of old time musical instruments, stunning vocals and modern beats… emerging with a fresh new style. »

Promotions

Deals  promo

New Promotions, Discounts, Coupons and More! »

Joe Hertler, Your Publicist and Upcoming Shows

Advertising  Marketing

To be blunt, find someone who likes your music; someone who believes in what you are doing. It’s easy for a publicist to charge a small band a lot money and not really doing anything, so make sure they dig your tunes, fit your style, and want to be a part of what you’re doing. »

Kristina Priceman of DICKIE Talks Age, Backing Tracks, Gear and Daytrotter

Gear  Marketing

This is how DICKIE’s bio starts: DICKIE is a contrast in design. To pair a mid-forties gray-mopped “hang-it-up-already” pop songwriter and a striking mid-twenties classically trained violinist is simply a formula for deserved obscurity. But in practice, the balance proves a brilliant alliance. »

Brent Brown on Starting Today

Music

Making my first album was a lot like starting my latest podcast in the sense that I still have no idea what I’m doing with anything, nor do I believe any one else when they say they do. But the reward is clearly more in the experience than in the result. »

Reed Foehl on Songwriting

Music

I’ve been going to Nashville a lot over the years. One of the first companies to embrace me and let me write with their writers was Carnival Music. The president Frank Liddell happens to be married to Lee Ann. So the song “fly” which I co- wrote with Carnival writer Brent Cobb got into her hands and she liked it enough to cover it! »

How To Easily Get A Lot More Music Gigs

Marketing

Are you unsure about what you must do to get more gigs? You could be causing problems for yourself by thinking that “venues aren’t looking for bands in this moment,” or “there’s too much competition for my band to stand a chance”. Fact is, these statements are based in excuses. »

SPILL, Marc Walloch & New Music

Marketing  Music

This is my debut as a solo artist and songwriter. I hope it attracts people to my work and allows me to make more records and play some shows at some point too. In the mean time I just want to keep writing with other artists, playing guitar and bass on sessions and live, and making commercial music. »