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Unpopular Music Biz Truth – Luck

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In my opinion luck plays a much smaller role in a musician or artists success than people will have you think. When an artist has their act together and is on the grind every day, they are constantly present on the scene. Sometimes they are headlining a show, other times opening, other times they get [...]

Unpopular Music Biz Truth – Brand is not a bad word

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Unpopular Music Biz Truth – Brand is not a bad word
In fact its a word you should use often when describing and thinking about your music business. And just in case you are one of those types…business is not a bad word either. If you are a solo act or band who makes recordings, plays [...]

Unpopular Music Biz Truth – The Military and Music

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Over the weekend Myself and my Origin Audio Electronics partner in crime, Freddy Gabrsek, went to the shop of mad electronics scientist, Ken Stapleton, for a little help on a power supply issue for one of our custom built microphone preamps. For those who don’t know, my studio Euphonic Sound, has mostly custom built recording [...]

Unpopular Music Biz Truth – What Musicians Can Learn From Rob Ford

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Don’t underestimate the power of new media. Pay attention to it, especially how it changes the behaviour of people. Rob Ford is not much into new technology and therefore constantly underestimated things like the ubiquity of smart phones with audio/video recording devices. He also seemed to misunderstand that smart phone audio/video recording of him increased [...]

Unpopular Music Biz Truth – Balls (proverbial ones)

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Here is a short list of things that it takes balls to do:
1. Working insanely hard and dedicating your life to an instrument (10,000 hours +) even though few musicians make a sustainable or comfortable living.
2. Making appearances in front of large (sometimes really large) audiences of people. All eyes and ears on you…better dance [...]

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