29 Ways to Make Money in the Music Industry

As an Assistant Professor of Recording Arts & Technology, one of the first thing I’m asked by parents of prospective students is whether or not it’s possible to make a living in the music industry. Obviously, this is a difficult question. I can’t promise anyone that they’ll be able to make a living working in the music industry because they all have different interests and skill-sets. However, what I can provide is a list of what my former students are doing. So, here’s a list of 29 ways my former students make money in the music industry. read more

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Juliet Naked by Nick Hornby

Juliet Naked, written by Nick Hornby is the story of a forty something nerdy man who is obsessed about his idol, American singer-songwriter named Tucker Crowe. The basic plot of the book Juliet Naked by Nick Hornby is really inviting and enticing. The husband wife duo of Annie and Duncan has been in a stuck marriage for 15 years, mostly because there is another person present in the relationship as well. read more

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Tapping Into Your Musical Side – Writing Song Lyrics

Have you ever thought about writing a song? Do you love music? We all know that a song is so much more than the musical background you hear throughout. No, the whole song comes together with the lyrics. The lyrics make the song it makes the music. Typically, the lyrics are written before the melody and music are added. The lyrics and the idea behind the lyrics lay the ground for the music to come afterwards. read more

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Rap Ghostwriters

Rap ghostwriters are responsible for creating rap songs based on the client’s directions. Rap ghostwriters do not own any rights to the song once they have submitted it to the client who is usually a rapper or producer. At the same time, many people hire rap writers because they want to provide a rap song for their son or daughter, friend, or significant other. The buyer retains sole rights and ownership to the rap song. read more

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Self Confidence – Believe in Yourself

Self confidence is critical, here’s how to believe in yourself and your songwriting today with a lesson from hit   songwriter  Hugh Prestwood.

I attended a seminar where Hugh Prestwood gave a songwriting lesson and an explanation of his process of songwriting. Every  songwriter  is different and each has unique processes to write with. read more

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Notes and Tones: Musician-to-Musician Interviews Reviews

Notes and Tones: Musician-to-Musician Interviews

Notes and Tones: Musician-to-Musician Interviews

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Notes and Tones is one of the most controversial, honest, and insightful books ever written about jazz. As a black musician himself, Arthur Taylor was able to ask his subjects hard questions about the role of black artists in a white society. Free to speak their minds, these musicians offer startling insights into their music, their lives, and the creative process itself. This expanded edition is supplemented with previously unpublished interviews with Dexter Gordon and Thelonious Monk, a new in read more

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Sophisticated Simple Music

As a   songwriter  I enjoy writing and listening to simple music. As opposed to music that has: a thick rhythmic density, many different chords and too many different musical ideas in one song. Many people consider this to be simple music. Unfortunately they have the wrong idea of what simplicity actually is. read more

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