Archive for October, 2008

I found this report on  It was not a huge surprise….. FMC And A2IM Announce Results Of Major Study On Independent Labels And Commercial Airplay 18 months after FCC Consent Decree and Rules of Engagement, report finds lack of progress on issues of payola, relationship between commercial radio and independent labels and artists The […]

According to Janice’s CDbaby page, it was back in 2004 when she and I began working together.  It doesn’t seem possible that it was that long ago, but time does fly!  At that time C-Sharp Productions and I were sponsoring a contest with the South Dakota State Fair called, “Dakota Star.”  It was a contest […]

You can now vote for Lucas Doppler’s video to the song we wrote called, “Running Back to You.”  Lucas is in direct head-to-head competition with other country acts….so WE NEED YOUR VOTES. Here is what Lucas sent me on how to help him advance: How to vote.   Click on this link, or paste into […]

Over the last month or so, I have had the great pleasure of recording with a new up and coming singer and songwriter from the Rochester, MN area. Her name is Mary Mehrkens. She is a high school student who really surprised me. She called and said, “I want to record a demo.” So we […]

Many people like to express themselves with poetry. People have a very useful ability to use words to convey emotions. Many times those emotions can be expressed by the words alone, but sometimes extra emotion can be added by putting the words to music. Many poets dream of having their poems turned into songs. The […]

One of the questions I get asked all the time comes from songwriters.  Many people ask me, “Do I need to have a demo recorded for my songs?”  My simple answer is, yes.  In today’s music landscape many labels and publishers expect to hear high quality demos. The days of boombox recorded guitar vocal demos […]