Music Festivals and Conferences are a great place for artists to come together, share their ideas, their music, their performances, and have fun doing it. Not only will you have fun, but you will have an opportunity to showcase your music, while meeting other artists and other prominent people within your local music scene.
You have probably heard before "keep it simple." But how do we do that? It's easier said than done sometimes. Let us point you to some keys of simplicity that will help you keep the main thing the main thing.
In the Music Business a "handshake" or verbal agreement is quite
acceptable, not to mention it can even be used in the court of law.
However when things donít go according to plan, Iíve seen the golden
handshake turn into bad situations in a hurry, especially when the
things that don't go as planned involve money.
O.K. how about for now we put aside the Limousine, the Hot tub parties
& Playboy Mansion Invitations, and set a much more realistic goal
for yourself. Letís start by making a career for yourself an
Independent Artists first like we previously discussed.
Most songwriting tips let us know all the things we should be doing for success. But there are some things that we also should not be doing if we want success. This is written "tongue-in-cheek", all in fun. It will help you identify some of the major song killers. Enjoy!
Throughout history great songs and songwriters have sparked the conscience of their nations. But to effectively write songs about sensitive social issues requires great skill and sensitivity. In this article, Mary Dawson gives some thought-provoking suggestions for writers who feel moved to craft songs to touch the issues of our day.
I'm letting my good buddy Dave Powell take over this segment - he came up with the interview on the topic of the quality of teaching jazz improvisation in high school jazz band programs. So....take it away, Powelly!
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