Every musician has played some lousy gigs, and some more than others. Small crowds, weak sound reinforcement, cramped space, short money, high drama, the list of the stuff that can make a gig lousy goes on and on, and is enough to keep some people from ever playing out. Dealing with gigs that don’t cut [...]
Molinari Institute If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of [...]
This article is too cool not to share, and it’s reprinted with permission by the author. Syndicated from: Creative Deconstruction It used to be the record label’s jobs to tell us who to listen to. A&R would scour the earth looking for talent, groom them, coach them and surround them with people who could get [...]
Spotted on: I am Bored There are only 12 notes in Western Music. This video shows how many pop hits can come out of just one Four Chord Progression. Apparently, quite a few. This video was created by the Axis of Awesome, and they’re worth checking out. You can support them (and get some cool [...]
K Multimedia’s latest installment of the T-Racks Mastering Suite takes the art of digital mastering to a whole new level, bringing advanced signal processing and fidelity to the masses..
This is a very cool clip from the documentary Before the Music Dies. It’s pretty starightforward, and super powerful.
syndicated from Hypebot: Top 10 Indie Music Marketing Tools Every week brings the launch of another online service to connect musicians and fans. Beyond spending endless hours on MySpace and Facebook, what are the best affordable online tools to communicate with fans and monetize the relationship? Here are our picks in no particular order: 1. [...]
Syndicated from hypebot: bluhammock’s Jaylaan Shares “What Is Working?” In conjunction with US. independent music trade group A2IM (American Association Of Independent Music), we’re asking indie professionals: In this fractured media landscape, what is working? What outlets and tools are helping your artists build an audience? In this third installment Jaylaan Ahmad-Llewellyn, the founder of [...]
Indie Band Survival Guide IndieBandSurvivalGuide.com is an open community created by indie musicians. It’s the place to share all the practical information, tools, and resources that’s available to indie musicians with one another. Think of this site as your band’s back office – a place to plan, share knowledge, network, and otherwise help you promote [...]
Threv here with a quite useful site for independent musicians. Check out The Future of Music Coalition. Their site contains many articles, videos, and resources for the modern indepedent musician, covering touring, marketing, digital sales, and other aspects of life in the post-industry world. Here’s part of their manifesto: The History of the Music Industry [...]