Thursday, November 23, 2017
As a musician, I’m sure you have been selling merchandise at one of your shows and one of your fans was short on cash. There are various issues such as: the venue does not have an ATM or it...
Way back in the late 20th century, if one didn't have a guitar, that person could have at least pretended to play one. You know..."air guitar."  But as the 21st century kicked in, and with it, technological breakthroughs like...
I talk to musicians all the time who want to hire a publicist or ask about doing it themselves. One thing I’ve found is that most artists don’t really understand what publicity is. One of a publicist's main functions is to generate press coverage on behalf of clients and to serve as the bridge between clients, media outlets and their public. My job is to liaise with the press. Publicists write press releases, manage campaigns and perform other public relations functions. A publicist is the one who builds and maintains relationships between the artist and members of the media. You should not expect them to book your gig or plan your tour or find you an agent or secure a record label deal for you.  You CAN count on a good one to bring you your favorite coffee and remember that you don’t like cheese on your salad, though.
Wanna be a solid rhythm guitar player! Constant motion in your strumming hand equals amazing rhythm guitar playing! It equally applies to your soloing chops as well. Holding a guitar pick with a relaxed grip and keeping the pick...
A 2011 survey of nearly 1900 independent musicians by ReverbNation and Digital Music News found that over three-fourths of those musicians want to get signed to a record label, particularly a major.  The Recording Industry Association of America...
You know as a guy I’m in no way an expert or an authority on makeup, but a few years ago while watching my girlfriend at the time try out all kinds of funky makeup tricks, I realized that when done right, it’s actually an incredibly fascinating form of art. And while watching her learn to do all these crazy things with her eye liners and her eye shadows, I realized that there were actually quite a few simple lessons that I could learn from her as a guitarist.  
Atlanta, Georgia, US; April 2017 – Matt Washburn has run LedBelly Sound studios in Atlanta for so long and clocked up so many clients, that it takes ages to scroll down the full list on his website. His clients...
It’s hard to summarize an entire life experience into one page onto the internet but I wanted to briefly share with you what I experienced, as it was a musical one. The Grammy Museum Music Revolution Project may not...
A couple of decades ago, learning to play the guitar without the help of an instructor would have been daunting at best. But these days the internet and the thousands of eBook, audio, software and video based guitar learning resources on it have made this type of teacher-less learning not only possible but also an increasingly popular choice amongst beginner guitar students. But is learning guitar online the right choice for you? In today’s article, Guitar Girl runs you through the pros and cons of online guitar learning.
For many musicians who are trying to break into the music industry, the cost of paying a professional sound engineer to record a demo CD is just too high. So, instead, many musicians have started learning how to record their music themselves.