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Sunday Night Football and Carrie Underwood
$1 Million Per Week

A text from a friend got me thinking about the Sunday Night Football opening package and music.

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2023-12-19 Read post
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Songwriting: The Easiest Of The Arts (Part 2)
Hear Me Out

We make the case, in two parts, that if songwriting isn't the easiest of the artistic disciplines it's at least the fastest.

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2023-10-03 Read post
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Songwriting: The Easiest Of The Arts (Part 1)
Hear Me Out

We make the case, in two parts, that if songwriting isn't the easiest of the artistic disciplines it's at least the fastest.

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2023-09-26 Read post
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Artificial Intelligence - It's Here
Case Study: A.I. in Music

We're scratching the surface on A.I. by taking a look at how artificial intelligence can help and hurt composers. And stick around for the dramatic twist ending.

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2023-05-23 Read post
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Why I Released An Album On 8-Track
Yeah, You Read That Right

Call me a "tracker". I have a soft spot for 8-tracks. Which partially explains while I (along with Hank Williams III) are the only two people to release a new 8-track record.

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2023-02-28 Read post
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How To Produce A Music Album
Or At Least Be A Co-Producer

This year I co-produced an upcoming 2023 album from Spud Davenport. Here's what I learned in a new role as co-producer ... and basically I learned that golf caddies make for great music studio producers.

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2022-12-13 Read post
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Music CD Release Checklist - Part 3
Part 3: CD Release Party and Beyond

Three-part, 4250-word article of advice and checklist for musicians who need to plan a release of their album. Part 3 covers release day and afterwards. Then we remind you to enjoy it!

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2022-10-11 Read post
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Music CD Release Checklist - Part 2
Part 2: Your To-Do List

Three-part, 4250-word article of advice and checklist for musicians who need to plan a release of their album. Part 2 is the meat of our to-do list. If you're putting out a CD, bookmark this page.

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2022-10-04 Read post
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Music CD Release Checklist - Part 1
Part 1: Why, Finishing The Music and Your Website

Three-part, 4250-word article of advice and checklist for musicians who need to plan a release of their album. Part 1 has good background info and asks what you want to accomplish.

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2022-09-27 Read post
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That First Time In A Music Studio
What Happens Under The Bright Lights

We recently had some first-timers in the studio and it reminded us of what it feels like to be in an honest-to-goodness music studio and on the mic.

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2022-08-23 Read post
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Album Art
Are Musicians Getting Their Money's Worth?

Guest author and veteran music journalist Jim Trageser takes a deep dive into the history of album art and if it truly is a factor in selling records

* Posted by Jim Trageser on 2022-07-12 Read post
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Rock Critics
The Good, The Bad & The Pretentious

We put on our music fan hats and lament the lack of entertaining and/or useful music reviews over the past 50 years.

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2022-06-21 Read post
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Don't Give It Away
How Some Bands End Up Playing For Free

Bands have to do a lot for free to be heard, but playing at a club where there's an audience is not one of them.

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2022-05-10 Read post
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ASCAP OnStage
20 Extra Bucks, If You Play Your Royalty Cards Right

A little peek into how songwriters get money (via P.R.O.'s) when anybody plays their songs live - maybe even at a Girl Scout campfire.

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2022-04-26 Read post
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Thank You Cards
Trust Us On This One

Making a great argument for writing thank-you cards, no matter what racket you're in. It's the right thing to do and it'll also pay dividends if that's all you're after, too.

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2022-02-15 Read post