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The Impact of One Song

By On August 24, 2011

As a new artist or even an established artist, but especially for a new artist,  the impact of one song has incredible importance.  I understand that in order to truly be great,… Read More

Digital Music

Career Start-Up Interview with Session Drummer Steve Jordan

By On April 30, 2010

Hey guys, Just stumbled on this pretty sweet interview with one of my favorite drummers, Steve Jordan.  In it he talks about how he got started and how he kept going.  Worth… Read More


What I Learned from Seeing John Mayer and Michael Franti Live

By On April 11, 2010

John Mayer and Michael Franti rolled into our town last week. I’ve been a pretty solid fan of John Mayer since Continuum came out and have been wanting to see how he… Read More


Mayer Embraces New Media and Sells 300,000 records

By On November 26, 2009

So this is somewhat of a follow-up to my last Mayer post regarding his constant communication with fans. He just released Battle Studies last week and so far has sold over 300,000… Read More


The Significance of Keeping A Fan Constantly Engaged.

By On November 11, 2009

If you read this blog on a regular basis, you know I’m a John Mayer fan.  Knock him all you want, but Continuum was a great album. Over the last year, I’ve… Read More

Digital Music

Teasing Equals Amplified Anticipation

By On May 23, 2009

So let’s say you’re an artist who has developed a fanbase through online promotion and touring.  You’re still stuck on making an album even though you’ve read The New Rockstar Philosophy book… Read More

Digital Music

John Mayer: Conscious Composition

By On March 6, 2009

Conscious composition is composing not only chord changes, say for instance a 4-chord progression in a pop or rock setting, but also thoughtfully writing the lyrics and melody line above it. It’s… Read More

Music Business Commentary

Candid John Mayer Interview

By On February 20, 2009

So I’m casually YouTubing for some new John Mayer material.  I’ll admit it, I’m a fan. Continuum was gold. I still find myself listening to it on a regular basis. I listen… Read More

Music Business Commentary

Mixing Modern Music

By On February 15, 2009

A few months ago I attended a songwriters conference and learned about the mastering volume war that mainstream music has engaged in. Have a quick listen to some old tracks (60’s and… Read More

Music Business Commentary

Connecting With People: Brett Dennen

By On November 4, 2008

  So I check certain artists on myspace on a regular basis to see if there’s anything new. I never check official sites, because all I really need to know is already… Read More

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