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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
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Why Does Neil Young Need To Be On Spotify, Anyway?
A Multifaceted Answer

It's easy to armchair criticize a rich musician and expect them to be principled at their expense. But Neil Young has long put his money where his mouth is and the Spotify - Joe Rogan situation is just the latest example.

Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2022-02-08 Read post