Going Pro

Today I spent a couple of hours hanging with Charlie Van Stee in my apartment.  Together, we listened to the demo tracks from his forthcoming release, “Tigers will eat you!”  (You can listen to most/all of the tracks on Charlie’s Facebook page.)  It is his most heartfelt effort to date, imho. Charlie wants to make… Continue reading Going Pro

Help me position my band's brand! You are smart…we are musicians.

We need help. We have no brand. Well, actually, we have a brand, but we don’t know what it is yet. My band, Cryns #3, has been playing shows regularly now for over 3 years, and over that time we have been focusing on what we do best (making music) and neglecting what we do… Continue reading Help me position my band's brand! You are smart…we are musicians.

Songwriting Workshop – Interested?

I’ve been listening to CDBaby.com’s “Do It Yourself” Musician Podcast for a couple of months now, and it has given me all sorts of ideas and inspiration for my music career.  Today, I listened to their interview with and follow-up discussion about Jonathan Coulton.  As I was listening, I had this strong urge to do… Continue reading Songwriting Workshop – Interested?

Bringing Online Social Media to My Band

I am reading David Meerman Scott’s “The New Rules of Marketing & PR“, and I am thinking of new ways to market my band, including blogging, podcasting, and press releases. I am already doing all three of these things with little consistency and little measurable results. That is, I am not sure if all my… Continue reading Bringing Online Social Media to My Band