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Is your lifestyle getting in the way of your creative dreams?

Do you have an endless source of cash to fund your music pursuits? No? Me neither, so that makes two of us. If you do, huge congrats!  … annnndddddd……this article probably isn’t for you. But if you feel like you’re having to pinch those pennies to perform, record, or pursue your passion, then let’s do …

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Are YOU a male ally to women in the music industry?

Signers of “The Declaration of Male Voices” publicly commit to being an ALLY TO WOMEN who work in the arts and music business. I spent last week in Montréal for Folk Alliance International, a music conference where thousands of musicians and industry people squeeze into a hotel, showcase their songs, book shows, and find solutions. As …

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Don’t tell anyone about your music until…

… you’re ready with these five things. No, I’m not talking about a recording. Not a press quote. Not a marketing plan. Not a logo. Not a social media following. This is about something else. Right now I’m at Folk Alliance International, a conference in Montréal where thousands of musicians will each have a hundred conversations …

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10 ways to hit high notes (without straining)

Vocal techniques to help you sing soaring melodies without cracking or strain. We’ve all been there. You’re getting ready to sing that beautiful high note when all of a sudden, it feels like the bottom drops out of your voice and you crack like a 12-year-old boy. A little embarrassed, you try again, this time pushing …

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Why you should be mixing live sound

Mixing music at a venue can greatly improve your skills as a studio engineer, producer, and arranger. This guest post was written by Gary Gray, an award-winning composer, producer, and engineer.  People come to me all the time looking for insightful tips that will help them improve their mixing. They’re looking for DAW secrets, or …

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Want to play live at the DIY Musician Conference in Austin?

3 NIGHTS and 2 STAGES of live music opportunities at a great venue. Do you want to play at a sweet music venue in Austin, Texas? This year the DIY Musician Conference — happening August 16, 17, and 18 — will feature three nights of live music on two separate stages at a great place …

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5 things you’ll get from the DIY Musician Conference

“If you’re serious about being a professional musician, you NEED to attend this conference.” That’s what the duo We Are the Northern Lights said about last year’s DIY Musician Conference. The previous year, the singer-songwriter AHI said “The DIY Musician Conference changed my life.” A few years back, Mike Brindisi of The New York Rock …

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Royalty splits for remixes: How to pay your remixer

How should you compensate a remixer? Music rights management comes down to two questions: Who owns what? Who’s owed what? In many musical collaborations, things like copyright and publishing splits aren’t always cut-and-dry. Who wrote what? What are those contributions worth? What does the law say? What do the collaborators feel is fair? There can …

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All your music revenue sources (and how to collect the money)

As a musician, you should be collecting money from MANY income streams. Do you know what they are? Royalties. Earnings. Income. Revenue. Scratch. Bones. Loot. Notes. Moolah. Dough. There are a lot of words for money. There are also a lot of ways for musicians to get paid today. Independent artists now have access to …

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5 myths about being a musician with a “day” job

Hello, I’m a professional HR Advisor… … .and a #1 Billboard Recording Artist. So you’re a musician with a full-time job? If ONLY you had all day to focus on your craft… If ONLY you could do music full-time…then… … THEN you would be able to write and release that hit song, or get your …

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