To attract an audience to your music, you need to tell a story, and a deliberate approach to building your artist brand is key to doing it right. Read the post.
There’s an art to crafting a good set list, and here are 13 set list tips to get you on the right track. Read the post.
What do you do when you hit a wall when you’re writing a song? Here are tips from experienced songwriters to help you overcome writer’s block. Read the post.
Senate hearings and calls from music artists to end the merch fees assessed by live music venues are making an impact on the industry. Read the post.
There are simple ways to boost merch and CD sales at gigs — but you’ve got to have merch and CDs to do it! Read the post.
Finding the early reflection points in your home recording studio can go a long way to improving the acoustics in your rooms. Read the post.
So you picked a cover song, now what? Rather than copying the original version note-for-note, the best covers typically take the essence of the original and reshape it, so that the performing artist makes the song their own while adding something special and recognizable to their repertoire. Read more.
Mic selection can help shape the color, mood, and impact of your next song. Here’s advice on how to choose microphones that best fit your music. Read the post.
Looking to spice up your chord progressions? Why not borrow a chord or two from a different mode or scale? Borrowed chords are a tried-and-true way to add an unexpected touch to songs. Read the post.
What does copyright law say about your rights when an original idea is formed between two or more people? Here’s how some co-writers divide percentage shares in a song. Read the post.
We live in a streaming world — yet revenues from physical media (i.e., CDs and vinyl LPs) continue to grow every year. Read the post.
2022 may not have been the bounce-back year we had all hoped for, and sadly, we saw too many beloved musicians — icons and up-and-comers alike — pass on to the great afterparty in the sky. Read the post.
’Tis the season for setting goals for your personal, musical, and career objectives. It doesn’t have to be a complicated process, but you need to take it seriously. Read the post.
If you’re not paying attention, it’s easy to go overboard editing, processing, and tweaking your recordings-in-progress. Here’s some advice on how to make your productions sound their best — and knowing when to stop. Read the post.
These simple tips can help you create a home studio space that’s efficient, productive and inspiring — especially if you’re limited by the size of your space. Read the post.