Tag Archives: Songwriting

How To Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You

How To Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You

What does it take to become world-class? Is it the result of passion? What about sacrifice?

What if your passion and interest in something isn’t enough?

The music business is dominated by blockbusters. The vast majority of artists are either just getting by, or stuck. In the middle there are some career artists. However, there are very few artists at the top. Those few artists capture most of the value created by the entire industry.

What does it take to get to the top? Continue Reading

9 Surefire Ways To Get Ignored By Record Labels

9 Surefire Ways To Get Ignored By Record Labels

The music industry will never be the same. In 2000 NSYNC sold 2.4 million copies of their album “No Strings Attached” in the first week. Today, artists like Chance The Rapper are headlining festivals and selling out shows – all without the support of a major label. Succeeding in music without a label is possible, but… Continue Reading

How Not To Make The Mistake Of Becoming A “Me-Too” Artist And What Are The Best Types Of Music Artists

How Not To Make The Mistake Of Becoming A “Me-Too” Artist And What Are The Best Types Of Music Artists

I like to think that there are three types of music artists. Journeymen Music Lovers. The first kind are carefree and perform music that makes them happy. They tend to have a small tribe of loyal fans who swear the rest of the world is missing out. They create and perform for the love of music.… Continue Reading

Why You Should Forget Touring Clubs Until You’ve Done This…

Why You Should Forget Touring Clubs Until You’ve Done This…

Four guys crammed in a smelly van. Driving three days straight from Indianapolis to San Diego to make the next show. Surviving on tuna straight from a can, and cold, instant oatmeal right out of the packets. This is #tourlife. Romantic to some, horrific to others. Conventional music business advice preaches the discipline of “paying your dues”… Continue Reading

[Infographic] 9 Shocking Music Business Lies

[Infographic] 9 Shocking Music Business Lies

Wow! Where do I start? There are so many misconceptions in the music business (music business lies). That’s why I started this blog! I want to help artists and people looking to get into the industry sift through the crap and focus on what’s important. Lies in the music business. They come from everywhere. From your… Continue Reading

How to make money as a songwriter and how a music publisher can help

How to make money as a songwriter and how a music publisher can help

Not everyone who writes music dreams of becoming a global star, performing to millions of people around the world. Some pursue the craft of songwriting as a career. How do songwriters really make money? First we need to start with a few basics. Each song is a composition, and a recording of that song is… Continue Reading

3 REAL ways to get a record real

3 REAL ways to get a record real

Many independent music artists have a burning desire to get a record deal. What does that mean? What happens when an artist signs with a record label? If you dream to one day be on the stage accepting a Grammy Award, or on the stage in front of 20,000 fans in an arena – that journey… Continue Reading