“The times they are a’changin’” is true now and forever. Once again, the big “musicbiz” giants are making many of us indie folk shift our priorities. If you listen to my music on Deezer or Spotify, I’m really grateful to you! If you share or add my tracks to playlists, I’m hugely thankful for that, […]
Music business tips for indie (independent) musicians.
Solopreneurs – is your social network presence or blogging site (Medium, Substack, etc.) enough? Or do you need your own website?
I know that this post will be of interest to some of my readers. Frequently I am asked on social networks about my favorite plugins for recording and producing music. (To skip straight to the list of plugins, click this sentence.) Furthermore, while creating Songs of Love (for the foundation of that same name), I’ve had
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 that I
Please click here to read my updated views on Patreon. Crowdfunding 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
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: Steve Lawson on why the major labels love Spotify, Christine Infanger on how artists are fighting the wrong battle, and Solveig Whittle on having dialogue on this whole mess.
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 a lot of what she says. She said that she “leans towards” NoiseTrade (NT) over
This is the last in my series on #DTNT (Do This, Not That) on #SM (social media/networking) … at least for now. The first in the series is “mean or nice” and you can click-through the rest of the series from there. I hope you’ll add to the conversation by posting your comments, questions, and
Here’s the next in my series on “Do This, Not That” for social networking. Be sure to check out the other posts in this series and add your voice by commenting at the end of this post. This is a good time to read (or re-read) the story of “The Velveteen Rabbit.” It’s an interesting
Thanks to guest blogger Christine Infanger for this post in the series on “Do This, Not That” for social networks. See her bio at the end of this post. Here are her insights on the delicate balancing act of self-promotion. Engagement vs. Selling A critical, and somewhat annoying mistake so many people make on social media, is