The music industry is an incredibly competitive business, and small mistakes can add up to not getting hired much, or even black balled. Here are 7 mistakes I’ve seen musicians make that cost them gigs:
For the last two months I’ve been working as a producer on a number of projects, and I’m learning a lot about what to do (and not do) in a session. In no particular order, here are the 10 biggest insights I’ve had in the last month:
Performance anxiety is a job hazard for every musician, and can become crippling if left to fester. Here are a couple of tricks to use when you’re going to be under the gun:
A few week’s ago I played keys on an absolutely awesome album with my friend Joe. Joe is part of a duo called “A Thousand Miles” that released a hit music video dedicated to first responders everywhere. They took a huge leap of faith and recorded a full length album at one of the best recording studios in Nashville, and now they’re running a kickstarter campaign to try to fund the album.
I have been cleaning out my schedule to make room for more important stuff, and I realized that I’ve been “cluttering” up my calendar with unimportant stuff again. Here are 5 things I’m cutting out right now to free up more time:
Love them or hate them, metronomes are a vital part of modern music, and being able to stick with one separates good musicians from pro musicians. Here are 7 signs that you need to spend more time working with a metronome:
As a lot of you know it’s been a busy month here (I’ll be writing a blog about it soon) and one of the things I’ve been struggling with has been feeling insecure. In the last month I’ve played with some incredible players and amazing producers, and I’ve felt a little intimidated by the talent level.
Most of the really successful musicians I know are gifted at making meaningful connections with other musicians. Not only is it fun to hang out with like-minded musicians, it’s vital to long term career stability (if there’s such a thing in the music industry). Here are 7 ways to get plugged into your local music scene:
Hi, my name’s Eric, and I’m a work-obsessed musician. Like millions of freelancers around the globe, I find a tremendous amount of fulfillment in my work. In my case, it occasionally turns into an addiction.