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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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