I get a lot of questions about writing music for commercials, how I became a jingle writer, and how it’s possible to have a career as a songwriter and a career as a composer. Everyone that writes for ads has a different story of how they landed into the world of writing a :30 film […]
Money. At times, just the mere thought of it (managing it, finding it, and keeping it) can bring out the worst in me. As a touring musician, a singer/songwriter and a freelance composer, I have struggled with my relationship to money and all the anxiety I let it breed in my life for quite a […]
New Year’s Resolutions. They’re created with the best of intentions. To do better. To be better. They hang over our heads, guilt us into temporary action, and, for 92% of Americans, they’re usually a distant memory by Valentine’s Day. These resolutions tend to be vague “goals”, or things we want, with no real measurable result. […]
When I’d sit down at the piano to write, my worst fear would be that I couldn’t come up with anything. The few times I did experience what I thought was “writer’s block”, I would think “Oh My Gosh I will never write again!”, which turned into “Oh well, that was a nice creative run. […]
Here’s a heart-on-sleeve post for you guys. I was just writing an article that compares some out-of-the-box promotional ideas; the ones that were successes and the ones that were failures. The thing is, I couldn’t think of a single “failure”. And before you bite my head off, it’s not because I think I’m some huge […]
As seen on Discmaker’s Echoes Blog. Every day I wake up and say “okay, what am I going to do today that will push my career forward?”. The worst feeling is when I can’t answer that question. I’m at a point where I feel like I’ve reached out to all of my contacts, tapped out […]
As seen in Discmaker’s Echoes Blog. aka The Starving Artist’s Silver Lining aka Why Being A Musician Is The Sh%t There have been many times when I’ve caught myself in what I call P.P.P. (the Predictable Paycheck Predicament): being jealous of my roommate as she left the apartment at her regular time to go to […]
As seen in Discmaker’s Echoes Blog. Spring cleaning is not just for ridding your closet full of worn sneakers, destroying dust bunnies, and scrubbing windows. I like to take the “It’s spring, I MUST clean something” energy and put it towards something other than the grossest stuff in my apartment. This year, it was my […]
This post is an excerpt from the e-course, In The Key Of Success: The Five Week Jump-Start Strategy and was published on Discmaker’s Echoes Blog. “Goal” is such a ridiculous word. It’s a word that, once you put it in place, you automatically create its inverse: the possibility of failing to achieve it. The prospect […]
The following is an excerpt from the e-course “In The Key Of Success: The Five Week Jump-Start Strategy”. You can get the rest of the course here to jump start your career today!
The next opportunity I want to suggest to you is asking your fans to pay for your new album. From June 2010 to March 2011, I raised over $25,000 in fan donations to fund the production of my record ONE UP. It’s possible, people. But no one will give you a dime if your campaign is “I really really want to make a record- please give me money!”. What is the opportunity for the participating fans?