Criticism is your Friend – the role of criticism in teaching

The Overture from Pigdom Come I gave some well-structured and well-intended professional advice recently in a place where people claim they are reaching for success in their music. The person had done some decent work but they had also done two things that while kinda ok today, would damage their chances of success down the … Continue reading Criticism is your Friend – the role of criticism in teaching

Marketing Indie Music – how to avoid failing before you even start

This question is pretty typical in group after group: I want to share my music with the world, and believe it to be capable of breaking many barriers...But I lack the ability to find the right avenues in which to get it out there... The answers I give are commonly something like: What are you … Continue reading Marketing Indie Music – how to avoid failing before you even start

Basic Ideas in Making It in Music

People send me messages, asking for the secret to success in music. I give answers based around the four pillars below. "Does anyone wanna collaborate on a song as well as I’m looking for a producer or record label that’s looking for new artists" "I'm trying to be a rapper....any advice?" There are answers but … Continue reading Basic Ideas in Making It in Music

Audio Restoration – Getting Recordings to Work

omelet In groups on Facebook & places like Upwork, it is really common to see people who have made recordings that have not turned out as expected and hope to somehow transition from a problematic recording to something "perfect". Sometimes this is very doable, sometimes not. It all depends on the raw recording. Now before … Continue reading Audio Restoration – Getting Recordings to Work

Putting Flow into your piece – the missing Pro-Tip

All over the internet, there are people offering one essential (click-bait) Pro Tip after another. If you just do this (often silly) thing, your music will suddenly become Pro. Interestingly one of the things often not mentioned in this flow of material is the concept of Flow. If a thing flows, it feels organic, real, … Continue reading Putting Flow into your piece – the missing Pro-Tip

Melting Machine – a sleep music album

Play it Quietly this is Sleep Music - not EDM Melting Machine was an album that wanted to be written but was not on my plans for right now. I was still working on my Goth record (working name Beauty of the Dark) but it had to be put on hold because I made an … Continue reading Melting Machine – a sleep music album

Seth Godin’s: Pyramid of Modern Marketing

Everything past this initial paragraph is a copy & paste of Seth Godin's article. With the exception of the image that I made to help illustrate what he is saying. Seth put it so well and people are more likely to believe it when someone famous for working at Yahoo (and other cool places) said … Continue reading Seth Godin’s: Pyramid of Modern Marketing

Eternal Battle ReFill for Reason 12

Eternal Battle ReFill Cover https://youtu.be/b_PwvPXA6Hg https://youtu.be/W1wY6k6VWgc $19 via the Reason Store The Eternal Battle ReFill is designed with/for Reason 12 with some instances of Mimic & Combinator 2. The 284 sounds are spread across categories with an emphasis on Polyphonic & Pad sounds. Some sounds are in Combinator 2 form, others are deliberately left as … Continue reading Eternal Battle ReFill for Reason 12