Maintaining Your Schedule on the Road

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Maintaining Your Schedule on the Road

Maintaining a work-life balance at home is incredibly hard. Maintaining a work-life balance while on the road touring is even more difficult. How can you draw the line between work and play when you are far from home, but not on vacation? Continue reading Maintaining Your Schedule on the Road

The Team Members Every Independent Artist Needs

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The Team Members Every Independent Artist Needs

As an indie artist, you’re used to doing it all. But at some point in your journey, you will find doing it all takes away from your ability to focus on your music. When you realize you don’t have enough time to get everything done, it’s time to start thinking about assembling a team to support and assist you. Continue reading The Team Members Every Independent Artist Needs

Mustard Seed

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Hebrews 11:6 (NLT) “And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.” Continue reading Mustard Seed

The Importance of Community

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The Importance of Community

I recently sent an email to my mailing list that took me a month to write. Why did it take me a month to write it? I suppose you could call it extreme writer’s block. I couldn’t think of the words to say. It was awful because someone was counting on me for a response. Continue reading The Importance of Community

Kevin Breuner – Cutting Through the Noise

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Cutting Through the Noise

In this great podcast episode, Kevin Brenner of CD Baby gives the keynote address at the CD Baby DIY Musician Conference which took place in Chicago in September. Continue reading Kevin Breuner – Cutting Through the Noise

Before You Go Into the Studio

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Before You Go Into the Studio

You’ve written an awesome song with tight lyrics and feel you are ready to lay down tracks in the studio. Wait a minute though. Are you sure you’re ready? Studio time is not cheap. And if you’re a member of a band, it could be even more expensive, as well as time consuming. Before going into the studio, there are steps you should take to make sure your studio time is used to its fullest potential. A common mistake many artists make is to go into the studio unprepared, then rush the quality of the song to save money because you’re watching the clock. The Internet is full of advice on what you should do, and although there are few wrong answers, it’s best to follow the advice of those in the business. For this post, I consulted  Kevin James, who works with me at ECHE and is a broadcaster on CJB Radio and asked him what you should do before you go into the studio.

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