Common rhetoric about how to succeed on social media/networking includes something about “engagement”. As an example, I had a recent chat with John Lusher on Twitter about an article that included a headline and statements about engaging in order to increase your Twitter connections. Here’s the chat […]
I’ve been working on a number of music recording projects over the past year. In the middle of several of them, I had a technical issue with Avid Pro Tools which I’ve been using for over a decade as my DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). The expense and hassle of resolving the issue was so frustrating […]
This guest post and infographic comes from Megan Liscomb of takelessons.com. They offer a search engine for finding the right teacher […]
Crowdfunding is fast becoming a “normal” avenue for musicians and other creative people. First, there was Kickstarter. Then, music-specific sites like PledgeMusic. More recently, Patreon put its hat into the ring.
Most crowdfunding models center around a specific project. In the case of a musician or band, this might be […]
You’ve probably read or heard about the Marvin Gaye estate winning in the “Blurred Lines” trial. Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams owe them over $7,000,000. Given sales of the song, they may be able to afford it.
A California […]
Just Asking The Question
I don’t have the answer. I just want to ask it and I definitely want to hear from you. What is soundcloud? Does it fit in with what a DIY/indie musician or band needs? If so, how does it fit? Will that change as SoundCloud continues to […]
When my friend, Jonathan L. Friedmann, offered to send me a copy of his new book “Music In Our Lives: Why We Listen, How It Works“, I was thrilled. Jonathan’s knowledge of music comes from both his scholarship in the field and from knowing what music making is about […]
Streaming or not
With all the furor over Taylor Swift pulling albums from Spotify, my music blogging friends are writing posts partially propelled by that news item:
is one of those.
I don’t know exactly what drew my attention to it. (Probably one […]
NoiseTrade vs. BandCamp
Another blogger that I really respect — Joy Ike of grassrootsy — recently posted about a number of services for independent or DIY musicians to share their albums or tracks with fans. As usual, I agree with […]