Remove all barriers between you and playing/recording your instrument so you can be ready the moment musical inspiration strikes. Read the post.
Choosing to turn your creativity into a regular routine can help you stretch your limits, sharpen your skills, and open the door for new career opportunities.
Weather can play an adverse or inspirational role in your outdoor gigs. Either way, be prepared for anything. Read the post.
In a music instrument marketplace flooded with high-quality options, determine your needs, do your research, and trust your gut. Read the post
How collaborating with the found noise of New York City inspired fresh hope. (Or, how an unplanned music jam saved my summer.) Read the post
Let’s explore some common — and some of the more obscure — alternate guitar tunings to inspire you to write your next musical masterpiece. Read the post
Whatever your musical style or genre, establishing an effective, consistent practice routine will set you up for musical success. Here are some tips to get you started. Read the post.
An intense desire to create and share her music helped indie music artist Sarah Fimm recover from a debilitating accident and find gratitude for the lessons she learned. Read the post.
LA Philharmonic’s Gustavo Dudamel embodies principles and practices that will benefit music-makers of any style and genre. Read the post.
While it might be impossible to play EVERY style of music there is, you can gain confidence, experience, and new ideas playing in musical genres outside of your regular routine. Read the post.
For someone to quote lyrics in a book, or liner notes, it requires special permission and is not covered by the set fees or processes of music licensing. Read the post.
The first of a two-part series explores how taking time to learn another instrument will help you become stronger at your first instrument and improve your songwriting chops. Read the post.
By virtue of their paying the standard licensing fees to the Performance Rights Organizations, broadcasters have the right to play whatever music they like from a PRO’s catalog. Same goes for the public appearances: as long as the organizers have cleared the necessary music licenses, which they likely have done if the venue doesn’t already have a blanket license, they can play whatever they want to. For major label artists who find themselves at odds with the use of their music in such situations, they can often cause enough of a PR stir that the folks in question are better off granting the request to cease and desist, even if there are no legal ramifications. Read more.
For many musicians, physical problems come in the form of repetitive stress injuries resulting from improper technique, over-exertion, or just bad luck. If not dealt with correctly, RSIs can get worse and become debilitating. Read the post.