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Help! I am addicted to notifications. How to stay focused in a world of distractions.

For the past couple of weeks, I have caught myself becoming more and more distracted with pop-up notifications.  I know it’s bad when I am in the in the middle of tracking vocals, and I stop midway just to see who replied to a tweet.  Being able to broadcast to the world what you are up…

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Turn your 4 bar loop into a Finished Song. pt 1 [VIDEO]

I just recently produced a song titled “give it away” for an artist I am currently developing Gigi Rowe.  I wanted to invite you into my production process on how I put the song together.  I created a four part video series explain the creative process as well as how I go about developing an…

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Music Producers, how often are you practicing?

Music Producers, how often are you practicing? Practice is not just for those who play an instrument. It’s for those who want to have exceptional artistry. Like the artists you admire. The one’s you jam to. Practice your craft every day, develop the discipline to strengthen your skill set, your instrument and your songwriting. Don’t…

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7 Rules Every Artist needs to know for fan Engagement on Facebook.

Over the years of mentoring and helping artist achieve their goals with their music career, I have been asked how do you engage with fans on social media platforms to get results that really make a difference. I want to share with you the 7 major principles of creating the right kind of culture on…

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Why identity is the most important aspect to establishing a new artist brand [Video]

I was recently invited to do an interview for a great friend of mine Alex Miranda CEO of the Creative Complex.  He wanted to chat about how I use identity branding to launch the artists I produces and mentor.  So I wanted to share with you that interview to help bring the focus as to why it…

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5 great apps that can help keep you focused, and get your projects done!

I love technology (signing in my chip from Napoleon dynamite voice of course).   Apps can either be a great asset to helping us stay productive and reach our goals, or it can distract us from doing so.  I can stay focused on finish tracks, and prepping songs to be placed on projects but if Snapchat,…

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2 Easy Steps to Get over Your Writers Block and Finish those Tracks.

You probably have heard the saying  “nothing is certain, except for death and taxes”. Well you can most definitely add writers block into that quote as well.  The creative process of making music does come with its many ups and occasional downs. The first thing I want to point out is that writers block is perfectly normal and…

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Make A Living In Music Through The Power Of Generosity. Interview with Graham from Recording Revolution

Throughout my years of producing music I sometimes get the chance to meet some incredible people. Graham from the recording revolution happens to be one of those guys.  He has been blogging about the recording process for a couple of years now and has helped countless amounts of people get through their struggles with recording their…

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How to get more from your music

How the “Name Your Price” option can help you see better results from monetizing from your music.

I was recently asked by an artist I was working with my thoughts on setting up a shopping cart system on their website for their music, rather than selling it on other platforms.  He said the main reason for doing so was to have control over how much value his music should have.  I understand where…

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Streaming music verses downloads

To stream or not to stream? The uphill battle of streaming your music.

Take a good look around.  Streaming services are breathing down your neck trying to get you to give up the fight of trying to provide any other way of delivering your music to the masses.  Apple music has just announced they reached 10 Million subscribers worldwide, and Spotify has nearly reach 20 Million, and reports to…

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