Frustrated because your distributor isn’t doing enough to promote your music? The problem isn’t your distributor, it’s your expectations and understanding of who is responsible for driving demand for your product. Read the post.
There are a few albums vying for the title of “first CD ever released,” and how you phrase the question makes a difference. Read the post.
Achieving vertical growth on your instrument requires a means of measuring and tracking progress in your music practice. Read the post.
Here’s a fascinating look at how Stephen Stills took an unreleased leftover and turned it into the enduring classic, “Southern Cross.” Read the post.
If you follow the performance prep tips for singers included in this three-day plan, you’ll be prepared for every gig. Read the post.
Before you look to paid services or third parties to solve your problems, look inside and recognize that sometimes a lack of success is on you. Read the post.
Ever sit down to learn a song and find that no matter what chord you play, it’s just not right? We investigate two mystery chords in two classic songs. Read the post.
The CD turns 40 this year. We’ve got fun facts, personal anecdotes, and an answer to the mystery of “what was the first CD ever made?” Sorta. Read the post.
Becoming fluent with musical improvisation is an attainable goal. Here are some tips to help you grow in that direction and to make your own music improv shine. Read the post.
Making it as an independent musician is difficult enough without you getting in the way of your own success. These three anecdotes provide some real-life lessons for your music career. Read the post.
Power chords might not be chords, but they’re powerful intervals — especially when mixed with distortion. Read the post.
Here’s my real-life story of how an artist I like took 90 seconds and converted me into a superfan. Read the post.
There are lots of examples where the bassline is the prominent part of the song. This driving blues track from Gov’t Mule rages atop a super-dense bassline that propels the song. Read the post.
Virtuoso guitarist and teacher Jamie Andreas delivers a technique that will help you improve your instrument skills so you can break through barriers and play like a pro. Read the post.
This post is excerpted from The 90-Day Album Release guide, which helps you plan and organize all the events and decisions that go into making an album — from day one in the studio to your continuing sales and promotion efforts. Read the post.