The Category: Music Business
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