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Overcoming Rejection in the Music Business (and making it positive)

2018-01-24T18:57:26+00:00

You have to have "thick skin" in the music business and you must be able to handle rejection. As a musician, you will typically be rejected between 50%-80% of the time. This applies to auditions, demo tracks, commercial music, record deals, licensing deals, composition, production and more. I know that this seems like a high [...]

Overcoming Rejection in the Music Business (and making it positive)2018-01-24T18:57:26+00:00

Don’t Sign That Contract! Music Licensing, Music Business and the Uninformed

2018-01-24T18:57:41+00:00

  Recently a friend of mine sent a music licensing agreement for me to look over. A woman had contacted him asking for permission to use a few of his songs in a film and he wanted a second opinion on the contract she attached. Since I have a bit of licensing experience I agreed [...]

Don’t Sign That Contract! Music Licensing, Music Business and the Uninformed2018-01-24T18:57:41+00:00

How to Communicate in the Music Business

2018-01-24T18:58:01+00:00

  Recently I overheard a 16-year-old girl say that she refused to talk on the phone and that email was “so 10 years ago”. When asked how she communicated, she replied, “with text and twitter”. This interaction spawned the idea for this blog post because it directly relates to the music business and the importance [...]

How to Communicate in the Music Business2018-01-24T18:58:01+00:00

Schoeps Stereo mic clone for under $200…I Love it!

2018-01-24T18:58:16+00:00

  Before one of my recent filming trips to New York City, I decided that I wanted to bring along another stereo mic to compliment my Rode NT4.  Stereo microphones are crucial for my purposes when I'm filming Masterclasses, Clinics, Seminars, etc. They're essential because of 2 main reasons: Phase and Portability.  First of all, [...]

Schoeps Stereo mic clone for under $200…I Love it!2018-01-24T18:58:16+00:00