Month: April 2014

Have you tried Crowdfunding?

One well known and yet still highly underutilized method for artists to generate income is through crowdfunding. It’s often thought of as the means to financing new recordings, specific projects…one-offs. But it could be the means to your whole existence as an artist. Crowdfunding…

Some basics for co-writing songs

Have you ever walked into someone’s house and noticed a few areas of neglect? Maybe the screen door has a rip in it. Perhaps there are holes in the wall? Or you can hear a toilet running? To the person who lives there, all…

Writing music for yourself (and others)

Have you ever thought about the advantages and disadvantages of writing music just for yourself? You might be surprised by the implications… Advantages *You can write melody lines that match your vocal range and character. *You can write parts that match the musicianship and…

Are you a performer, or a content provider?

If you’ve chosen the identity of music “performer” as your main source of income, you probably already know that playing covers, jazz, blues, etc. is the most solid way to earn income. Here are some of the top vocations for a performing musician: *Join…