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John Doe on the Current State of the Music Industry: “You sort of deserve it.”

  The one-and-only John Doe was interviewed by the guys over at CNET on modern recording techniques, the price of music and file sharing. The whole thing is worth reading, but here is one of our favorite quotes: I don’t have the discipline or the organizational skills to have my own label but I take...

Producers: Show Depeche Mode what you can do!

  Beatportal has announced their Depeche Mode remix contest, where you can win some amazing (and expensive!) new gear for submitting the best remix, as voted on by listeners, Beatportal staff and the band.  Granted, you have to pay $3.99 to get access to the parts, but if you are confident in your skills, it...

Sometimes, it’s simply all about the music…

...rather than worrying about anything that has to do with the business side of what we do, I want to invite you to take a moment and think back to whatever artist it may have been who first inspired you make music. Then, put on that album or that song, and actually listen to it...recall...

Not at SXSW? Not a problem…

As you know, we were not at SXSW this year, but here are some of our favorite articles and recaps from people who did actually attend...

So you’re not going to SXSW…

Now, don't get me wrong--SXSW is an amazing experience, and I do wish that I was attending this year. However, not attending is not the end the world, and as a working musician, you can use this upcoming week to your advantage if you are smart about it.

Musicians: What Can You Learn from a Group of Boy Scouts?

  Every February, I take a large group of Boy Scouts from Manhattan on their annual Winter Camp event.  For those who have not done it before, winter camping is everything that you would imagine it to be (and probably more), but it always ends up being a great time, despite the cold and (usually)...

Facebook is NOT MySpace

...on MySpace it was cool to be friends with everyone, whether you knew them or not in the real world, and the number of friends you had became some sort of twisted badge of honor as well as bragging rights (regardless of how unresponsive most of them were/are to your updates). That is all...

Musicians: how do you define success?

Today, you can successfully earn a comfortable living as a musician, and despite what you may think, it’s not that much more work. However, you have to have a different definition of success. After looking at Rollo & Grady's interview with marketing genius Seth Godin, we examine how success as a musician today...