Do You Really Need a Producer?
Saturday May 03rd 2008, 5:16 pm
Filed under: Audio recording

Do you have what it takes to be your own music producer? Or would you be better off hiring an outside producer?

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Getting Social With Your Fans
Saturday April 26th 2008, 2:40 pm
Filed under: Fan relations,Media relations

In the last article, I took a look at the “1,000 True Fans” concept. This time, let’s examine some ways to implement the concept using social networking sites.

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Can You Get By With 1,000 True Fans?
Tuesday April 15th 2008, 12:47 pm
Filed under: Fan relations

I came across an interesting article that claims musicians (and other artists, for that matter) can make a good living with only a relative handful of True Fans. Fascinating idea and well worth a closer look, IMO.

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You Can’t Make This Stuff Up
Saturday March 08th 2008, 2:19 pm
Filed under: Cool gear,Weirdness

Dave Barry has proclaimed this the “Musical Product of the Millennium.” I think he was kidding. The name is priceless; if you play brass or double-reeds, the product might actually be useful.

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A New Model for Success
Thursday March 06th 2008, 12:17 pm
Filed under: Fan relations,Music sales

The recent experiment by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails and an earlier one by Radiohead have generated a lot of discussion, not just online, but in mainstream media as well. Do these ideas represent a new (non big-label dependent) success model for working musicians?

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No more tuning!
Monday December 03rd 2007, 2:36 pm
Filed under: Cool gear

Gibson introduces a limited edition Les Paul guitar equipped with Powertune automatic robot tuning technology. Way cool!

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Tips from a Pro
Thursday August 02nd 2007, 1:07 am
Filed under: Audio recording

If you’re a working musician, songwriter or audio producer, you’ll find plenty of helpful hints at this terrific resource we found.

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Book More Gigs
Tuesday June 05th 2007, 8:31 am
Filed under: Bookstore

What’s a great way to connect with your existing fans, attract new fans and sell CDs and other merchandise? (And have fun, too!) Playing out — gigging! But how to book more gigs? These books will help you learn what you need to do.

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Music Promotion & Marketing
Tuesday June 05th 2007, 8:14 am
Filed under: Bookstore

If you want a career in music, it’s not just about the art. You have to make sure people know about your music — and the way you do that is with marketing and promotion. Need to learn more? Read on…

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Music Careers
Tuesday June 05th 2007, 8:07 am
Filed under: Bookstore

Get your music career off the ground with the information in these books. Learn about available music jobs, get ideas for career positions you might not have considered, and learn what you need to know and do to qualify.

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