Wedding Rings

Shapeshifter Romance: On Being A Married Musician

By Andy Baxter / April 5, 2018 / 1 Comment

Starting with a disclaimer is boring so I’m not going to. We can slog through that in a little while. Instead, how about we begin with a short biography of me, the author of all the sentences you’re looking at? I’m going to imagine that whoever’s reading this has just said something like: “Hey man,…

Read More
Notepad and Pen

How To Deal With Writer’s Block For Songwriters

By JP Ruggieri / March 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

To most of us, songwriting can seem like a fragile art. There are times when ideas surge and the unforgiving force of a song is relentless.  But once that tide ebbs, we’re left with nothing but a mind filled with panic. In these troubling times, I too have searched the internet for answers.  My efforts…

Read More

Avoid Becoming Overwhelmed When Writing Multiple Songs At Once

By Chris Jacobie / March 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

If you’ve ever struggled to complete a song or a project, you’re in the right place. Two weeks ago you learned how to effectively capture your ideas in an ‘external brain.’ Then, last week, you learned the best time of day to sort your song ideas. In today’s post, you’ll learn… How To Manage Writing…

Read More

Write Better Songs By Knowing How Your Body Works

By Chris Jacobie / March 8, 2018 / 0 Comments

If you’ve ever struggled to finish all the song ideas that you have, you’re in the right place. Last week I introduced Ari Meisel’s concept of the external brain. It’s an effective way to capture and organize all your song ideas. However, once you create your external brain you may realize that your ideas aren’t…

Read More

How To Capture All Of Your Best Songwriting Ideas

By Chris Jacobie / March 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

Have you ever had a great song idea at exactly the wrong time? Maybe you were on a walk, and you thought of a nice lyric? Then by the time you finished your walk, you’d forgotten it? Or perhaps you do a decent job of capturing ideas when you have them but… …soon they become…

Read More

How to Avoid this Common Crowdfunding Mistake

By Chris Jacobie / January 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

A few months ago, I sent an email to my subscriber list and I asked them, “What questions do you have with regards to crowdfunding?” One of the questions I received was, “Can you tell me more about the expenses that we can expect after recording. Expenses related to the release, distribution, and promotion of…

Read More

Which Crowdfunding Platform Should You Use?

By Chris Jacobie / January 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

Last May when my client, Nick Dahlquist, came to me and he was stressed out. He was busy wrapping up a semester at school and getting five songs ready to record. On top of that, he was launching his crowdfunding campaign. He sent me a short message that simply asked, “Which Is The Best Platform For…

Read More

How to Crowdfund Successfully

By Chris Jacobie / January 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

When my client, KellyMarie, first came to me, she was really excited about recording her first EP but… …she was a bit nervous because we were a few months out and she only had a third of the money. She wasn’t expecting a big windfall anytime soon. She knew that she would have to raise some…

Read More

How to Fund Your Recording

By Chris Jacobie / January 8, 2018 / 0 Comments

Once you’ve decided on a budget, you’ll likely start thinking of ways to fund your recording project. Here are the pros and cons of each funding option: OWN CAPITAL/SELF-FUNDED Pros: No interest rates means money in your pocket sooner once you recoup. You’ll often get a break on pricing by paying in cash versus credit as…

Read More

How Much Does it Cost to Make a Record?

By Chris Jacobie / January 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

When my clients, Ryvoli, first came to me they were overwhelmed and confused. And why wouldn’t they be? They’d read blogs and online forums that professed that D.I.Y. home recording methods were the way to go. Yet, when they’d tried to record themselves, it was frustrating and fruitless. They’d realized that most of the people on the Internet singing…

Read More