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Songwriting

Dead Mothers Cause Superstar Artists

By On May 13, 2012

For whatever reason it seems as though musically inclined kids who’ve lost their mother at an early age develop a special talent in music, in both songwriting and performing. This being mothers day… Read More

Marketing

The Importance of Who You Are as an Artist

By On September 22, 2011

I posted recently about the power of music documentaries when it comes to tightening the bond with fans and attracting new fans.  I touched on it lightly in that post, but fans… Read More

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The Power of Music Documentaries and What it Means For Independent Artists

By On September 19, 2011

I’m going to see Pearl Jam tonight and incredibly stoked. They’re out touring to promote 20 years together and their upcoming documentary, PJ20 (it comes out tomorrow).  It got me thinking how… Read More

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The Staying Power of Tom Petty

By On June 20, 2010

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. I always thought Petty and the boys had some classic hits, but it wasn’t until I saw the film, “Runnin’ Down a Dream” that I became a… Read More

Music Business Commentary

Tom Petty: Visual Art In Music

By On October 4, 2009

I was in my local public library when I stumbled upon a thought provoking magazine. It’s called Flash Art and it claims to be the worlds leading Art magazine. I often forget… Read More

Marketing

Being Your Own Artist Manager

By On August 6, 2009

Are you steering everything you do in terms of getting a record deal?  I don’t blame if you are still. It’s been ingrained into our heads that a record label is the… Read More

Music Business Commentary

Thieves of Rock and Roll

By On January 24, 2009

The other day I stumbled upon this quote by Jim Jarmusch. Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books,… Read More

Music Business Commentary

Tom Petty: Runnin' Down a Dream

By On December 20, 2008

After watching the Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers documentary/biography, Running Down a Dream, I found myself digging through a lot of his material…on YouTube. It’s like rediscovering an artist you didn’t pay… Read More

Digital Music

Discovering Music Via Movies

By On November 10, 2008

Recently, I watched the Tom Petty and The Hearbreakers Biography/Documentary, “Running Down a Dream.” Now I always appreciated Petty’s songs, but never really considered myself a fan. After watching, I found myself… 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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