Let’s talk endorsements and brand! I often get questions from people about how to get endorsed with their favorite companies. My go-to answer is not always as black and white as many would like, but it’s part of the...
There is a lot behind the business of music that many in the industry miss; from copyrighting your work, to ensuring your publishing is submitted and tracked, to keeping up with your independent contractor taxes throughout each at fiscal...
Elixir artist Sus Vasquez offers a few of her tips for guitar warm-up exercises on Elixir's YouTube page. From YouTube: A daily warm-up exercise is an important part of practice routines. But warm-up exercises can often be unmusical and boring....
I started my music journey at a young age. I learned about the ways of this world by trial and error, and by being a black woman in the nature of the music business and more. Many times, I...
During my first few months of starting The TxLips Band, LLC., I was unsure about a lot of things. I was still learning myself and how I wanted to execute this complicated business model. I was (and still am)...
Let’s face it: the future of live music is looking a bit bleak right now. Major festivals and large concerts have been postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic, and many news outlets have predicted that we won’t see them...
Kaki King, composer and fingerstyle virtuosic guitarist, packs a lot of songwriting tips on how to get "unstuck" in this short video. Kaki’s go-to string is Elixir Acoustic 80/20 Bronze with POLYWEB Coating.
It goes without saying that COVID-19 has had an absolutely devasting impact on the arts community, and musicians and creatives alike are clamoring to find opportunities to make an income while on lockdown. With the closure of all non-essential...
As seen in Guitar Girl Magazine Issue 10 - Winter 2019 - Acoustic Artists Singing and playing acoustic guitar at the same time is the ultimate form of multitasking: your left and right hands must think independently; your brain is...
As seen in Guitar Girl Magazine Issue 10 - Winter 2020 - Acoustic Artists The acoustic guitar is the beginning, middle, and end of so much of what is music; it continues to thrive and flourish to this day. With...