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...
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...
The life of a traveling musician can seem easy-going from the outside looking in. But the truth is, plenty of hard work goes into working on-the-go, securing tours, and performing them well. This is why it’s important that musicians...
Every night thousands of bands get on stage and play in front of fans in venues across the country. Every day bands are booking gigs trying to get their name out there with everyone else. Well, how do you...
Whether you write your own songs or just enjoy playing improvised stuff, being inspired can make a huge difference! Inspiration can come from all kinds of things including, of course – other people’s music, art, experiences, or even just...
For guitarists who don’t want to lose a second of inspiration, the SixString app is available for download. A big feature of the iPhone app is the ability for guitarists to record audio and video on-the-fly and post it. Axe...
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...
The wave of performance-based reality TV shows are swamping our prime time schedules – contestants’ vocal performances and victories champion aspiring musicians and band members to follow their dreams. Below are some valuable tips to help you in your quest...
Singing is rough. It involves millions of micro-collisions inside the throat. Vocal cords are a pair of thin strips, which are located inside the voice box, or larynx, inside the throat. Your vocal cords have the highest concentration of...
Take it from someone who works on guitars regularly, with some attention and TLC, almost any guitar can be made to sing sweetly.  I've listed a few tips below.  While I have listed these in what I consider to...