I’m glad to have Tracy “Trace” Ready providing a guest post on muz4now™. Trace and I have been supporting each other as freelancers in the social media world for some time and finally got around to extending our connection (beyond occasional comments) to the blogosphere. I’m proud and honored to share Trace’s post on Jango. [...]
OK: you got some local gigs and you are really loving playing out. Now what? Time to rest and enjoy the moments of success? Um, no.
Once you have a local gig or two, it’s time to decide where you’re headed next. Do you want to get more local gigs? Do you want to tour? [...]
I really don’t need to add to the fray regarding the possible demise of musicians making money by making their music. It’s been covered in so many ways:
If you haven’t already found it, please click over to Rain Computers “The Current” and read my post with networking tips for getting local gigs. Independent bands and solo artists should find these tips to be of interest.
While you’re there, [...]
This is a list of tricks and tips that will allow you to get a great sounding song/album, from your [...]
This is the penultimate review in a series based on my own research, plus awesome input from a number of other independent musicians. My basic goal in this series is to find the best-of-breed that [...]
This is the seventh song sales tool that I’ve reviewed after getting lots of wonderful input from many musicians across Twitter, the blogosphere and the web. My main interest right now is direct sales of digital downloads of songs, so that’s my [...]
Before I continue my last three reviews of digital direct sales tools for independent musicians, I want to give an extra special mention to Genuine Caring. Not only do they provide an awesome service to a number [...]
This is another in my series of reviews of tools/services for independent musicians to perform digital direct sales of songs. I asked for input from other musicians and got it on this blog, on Twitter and in person. In previous reviews, [...]
As promised, I’m continuing my series of reviews of online musician song sales tools. The previous review went over RootMusic, SmashSongs and TuneCore and why, in the end, they don’t match my criteria. Today, I continue with the review of [...]
muse and music for the present moment
I look for ways to re-invigorate our human experience of life. I want us to drink up every moment with enlivening spontaneity. One of the ways I do this is with improvisation -- especially improvised music. With voice, guitar, percussion, piano (keyboards) and friends, I develop "in the moment" creations. I also play classical and pop music for the vast joy it brings to know the composers and songwriters of the past and present through their music.