“Earlier this year, our Oakland-based Motown soul and funk band Trace Repeat took on the ambitious task of printing our new album “The Oaktown Sound” on CD and 12-inch vinyl. Two master revisions, countless artwork updates, three months of manufacturing time, and $4,000 worth of debt later, we finally had our record ready to sell on yet another form of extinct media. Because let’s face it. We all end up listening on Spotify anyway, right?”
Trace Repeat talks about floppy disks, CDs, vinyl, and our emotional connection to physical music media in their guest blog for Concert Crap. Read more here.
“The real secret is in knowing how to maximize the resources you have be they financial, personal or technical, and getting everyone involved pushing in the same direction to get something done in what may be an unconventional manner.”
Septacy’s Ricky Marasigan tells us how to craft a stunning music video w/ a small budget in guest blog on Musical Notes Global. Read more here.
“In any production, regardless of medium, what happens in pre-production can make or break the entire project. It sounds simple, but I cannot stress enough the importance of planning ahead. The sooner and farther out you can schedule the show, the better. Not only will the venue appreciate the lead time, but it will give you time to make changes when something inevitably goes wrong. For a release show in early April, we started booking in mid-February; and there are people who believe even that is cutting it close.”
HereComeHere share their secrets to a succesful release show exclusively with Musical Notes Global. Read the full guest blog here.
Haulix recently featured the words of Charlie Wolf in their latest guest blog, where he discusses the importance of your location as a musician. Having experienced growing up in Los Angeles, biggest city for the music industry, he offers insight on his perspective on the opporunities available for musician, in comparison to other great cities that might not be on the radar. Check out his interesting read here
After the shocking news of Kesha’s court case with Sony and Dr. Luke this week, our very own Lake Lady has decided to speak out on the sensitive issue in Mind Equals Blown’s latest Guest Blog. Click here to read her story on dealing with predatory producers as a young woman in the music industry.
D. Edward is no stranger to being on tour. (He tours with ConFunkShun for crying out loud!) He gives everyone an insight on what he learned from his very first SXSW that can be helpful for every first-timer to read. Since, you know, SXSW starts this week! Read it all HERE.
We’re all thinking of ways to slow down time, aren’t we? Whether we like it not, we can’t slow it down but we can figure out a way to use our time efficiently. Thanks to Katie Garibaldi, she breaks down how she manages to balance her personal life and work. We’re pretty sure this is something everyone should read. Check it out HERE.
You did it. You finished your PR campaign. Congrats to you! Now what? Well, it shouldn’t stop there. Here are a few tips our very own Angela Mastrogiacomo mentioned that many artists should take note of. Read it all HERE.
Vinnie Hines recently did a guest blog with Amused Now, in which he discussed passion, music, and yes, hanging with thugs and nude models. Check out an excerpt below, and read the full article here.
We’d made all sorts of friends from thugs to nude models to ex-marines, tattoo artists and charity workers. As time went on, we started acquiring our new friends as roommates, and that’s when things got really interesting! At one point, we had nine very diverse people living with us, in our old three bedroom apartment. We all dated on and off, so those lovely ladies we’d gotten close to basically lived with us as well. We were grateful for the ability to help anyone who’d fallen on hard times. All along the madness, we were writing some of the best music we’d ever created. We’d collaborate as much as possible and challenge each other to broaden our styles. The chemistry between all of us was undeniably the greatest part of living there.