Author Archives: Dave Tamkin

Writing Tips: Writing Outright. Part One


Writing Tips : Writing Outright. Part One By Tom Colohue | Giving with permission by a favorite music site: Photo credit: mikiiglesias on Flickr Hey all, this is Tom Colohue. This is a revision of something I wrote a … »

Your Music Video

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Animoto enables you to use your own photos and video clips to produce TV & film-quality music videos in just minutes. These video clips and photos are perfect for your bands EPK package. They can also be used to keep … »

Cyber PR Music Campaigns

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Cyber PR Music Campaigns By Ariel Publicity Are you ready to reach the next level of success with your music, but you’re just not sure what it’s going to take to give your career the boost it needs? You may … »

Health Insurance for Musicians

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Anthem Insurance is there to provide any Head Above Music Artist, Fan, of Family member a dedicated toll free number to answer any and all questions on healthcare. There is no obligation of any kind. »

The Tunecore Philosophy

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TuneCore is all about getting your music heard and available to buy. We want you to earn money from your music! »

Attention Music Critics


I speak from a position of having spent years as an independent musician, and have suffered enough from the likes of fickle, fad-obsessed, wanna-be hip, pricks such as yourselves. I’m sure this note will only serve to entice you further into your egomania, and strengthen your resolve to curve the trends of music toward your own narrow field of interest, but nonetheless, I’ve kept my silence long enough through your prolonged, overrated display of public masturbation. If I sound bitter, that’s because I am, and because I’d like to see a day when integrity returns to the world of music. Maybe I’m too hopeful. »



My friend and mentor John Shipe once told me that success in the music industry is about being the last one standing. I’m not talking about ‘fame and riches’ success; you have better odds winning the lottery than becoming the next John Mayer. I’m talking about the ‘pay your rent’ success. The ‘I don’t have a day job’ success. After years of working towards this goal I have finally achieved it. »

Song Cast Music – Online Distribution

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Sell all the music you want on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Napster, Emusic & MediaNet for a low monthly fee (plus onetime setup fee of $19.99 per album or $9.99 per single) Includes a FREE UPC Barcode for every release. While … »

Are You a Composer or a Businessman

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Are You a Composer or a Businessman: A decision that can make or break your career By  Aron Schoenfeld Composers compose and businessmen do business. At least this is what you think when you come out of school with a … »

5 Reasons to Go Global


5 Reasons to Go Global By M. Frascogna What’s the point to gaining an international market? Seriously? The industry in the U.S. is unbelievably cutthroat as is, so it almost seems like wasted energy to promote your musical brand across … »