Archive for the ‘independent music’ Category

What does it really take to start and continue a music career? How can you get into the music industry? Well the answer to how you get into the industry…..You say you are in the industry. There is no magoc gatekeeper and the music business is not a magical paradise that only a few get […]


I run into so many songwriters, singers, engineers, producers….you name it….that ask each other, “Do you do music full time?” It is like there is some unwritten rule that says in order to be “really” good at a music career you have to do it “full time.” Well what these people are really asking is, […]


I was super excited to see an artist that I recorded with a few years ago on American Idol!! Mallorie Haley is from Winner, SD and has been singing since she was a little girl I first met her at a music festival in Sioux Falls. I got to know her and her mom and […]


I think one of the hardest parts about developing your own music career is having the drive and guts to do it for the long haul. You are going to have many….MANY times where someone rejects your work, or doesn’t repsond, or something is supposed to happen and doesn’t. All of that can really work […]


Too many people keep using money as an excuse to not really grow their music careers. In today’s music world, you don’t need a bunch of money. I think alot of artists and bands are just lazy and are looking for someone to do all the work for them. You should not be one of […]


How do you become successful and get noticed in the music business? If you really want to be taken seriously by record labels and production companies, you need to invest in yourself. You need to be willing to invest both time and money. If you don’t invest in yourself, no one else will want to […]


The first step in starting to make money with your music is to make it actually worth money. If your music is not up to par, people will not part with their money to get it. You really need to take a good look at what you are doing and see where you can improve. […]