The Category: Music Business
Chasing Your Dream
Posted on July 5, 2018 in music, Music Business, Musical Events, Musical Inspiration, Opinions
It's weird, you know, because most people, myself included, tend to always want more. We think some long-awaited accomplishment will fix some of our major problems, or solidify our personal success. Then we reach that long-awaited accomplishment, and lo and behold, there are still problems! Seems to be a defining characteristic in the human condition. At least it is in mine! Read More
Is Texas Just a Mini-Nashville?
Posted on May 22, 2018 in music, Music Business, Musical Inspiration, Opinions
When tempted with the fast-track of Texas Country success, I remind myself that the slow trudge of building a true grassroots following might be the way of keeping a long, sincere, heart-felt music career in my life. I have no clue whether you will ever see me on the mainstage at LJT. But I guarantee you I'd love to see you at my show this next weekend sitting on that little patio and listening to my songs. I hope you introduce yourself. I hope you ask where I'm performing next. I hope you keep in touch. These are the things I hope for. Read More
Good Songwriting? Umm, maybe?
Posted on January 10, 2018 in music, Music Business, Musical Inspiration, Opinions
I find songwriting to be a fascinating art. Think of the elements involved. There is prose. There is poetry. There is arrangement and composition. There is musical theory. There is catchiness. A songwriter can put together the most beautiful poetry imagineable, and shipwreck the song within a flaming catastrophic tragedy of bad music. Or the vice versa, as is often the case in pop music, the lyrical content of a six-year-old is inserted into a catchy musical arrangement, and the song goes to Billboard Top 100. Take this little snipet from the song that is currently #2 on Billboard: Read More