On Sunday, I presented to Songsalive!’s LA chapter. The topic title: Online Presence & Promotion for Songwriters & Other Creatives covered a broad strategy for taking your songwriting/music seriously and for creating a more business-like approach to what you do. And the truth is, most of the advice applies broadly to any business or […]
I was interviewed by David Andrew Wiebe for his podcast, The Music Entrepreneur. You can check it out by following the link below: http://dawcast.com/episode89/
I updated my press kit this week… well, my songwriter press kit. One of the challenges of my scattered..er.. varied pursuits, is whether I should have a single press/information sheet or multiple one-sheets. I’m scheduling some house concerts and small venue shows over the next few months – plus starting rehearsals with the band for shows […]
In Los Angeles and other cities, bands and songwriters often pay venues to play 30-40 minute sets of music. This practice, preying on the hope and desperation of an artist trying to build a following is called pay-to-play. I’m going to explain pay-to-play, why it happens (the reasons artists do it), and why it is […]
A short-narrative about writing my song, One Night. The song is available as an individual download or as part of “Where I Belong” – a collection of songs you can get here. I explain writing the song here or you can read about it. The song itself and the lyrics can be found below.
Permission to Pirate “If you like what you hear, copy it and give it to a friend. If you don’t like it, give it to an enemy!” Follow the links below to download all 12 songs for FREE! No, I don’t ask for your email – although I believe my newsletter is a good idea. […]
Abstract: Should venues be paying you for your talent? Are they taking advantage of you when they ask you to play for exposure? Maybe… but maybe not. At least give these ideas some thought. Image: Mickey Yeh (yes, it’s me.. I liked the photo and I know I’m allowed to use it!)
SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: This article explains how to use Google Drive (cloud computing baby) to coordinate and organize recordings (musical collaboration) with other musician across the Internet. Remote Collaboration For Musicians Do you have an interest in collaborating with other musicians? I talk to a lot of artist who want to do just that. This tutorial explains […]
Not the cover of the Rolling Stone.. But InterMixx.com magazine. I’ve been featured, along with my friend, Clara Bellino, and Lunar Rogue. Check out the magazine and article here.
Edit on 7/9/2017: This post gets a lot of traffic. I maintain that my assessment is correct. I speak to songwriting (and business groups) frequently. I just spoke for three different groups of songwriters/performers in the last two months. Read this entry because it will clarify reverbnation and much of social in general. But, you […]