My song blew up in Europe!!!

This is a track I co-wrote with (Louis Yoelin, GLNNA & Stefan Litrownik) that ended up doing amazing in Europe.
We had it on multiple formats and even a commercial (Orange Cel Phone Company – It’s the T Mobile of Europe πŸ˜‰ )

In this video you’ll find a quick tutorial as well as some inside info about the track (a hidden solo) and also a jam track in the YouTube description.

Enjoy πŸ˜‰

My song on “Total Bellas” & “Selling Sunset”

This is a track I wrote that ended up on “Total Bellas” (E!) & “Selling Sunset” (Netflix). In this video you’ll find a quick tutorial as well as some the inside info to the track and also a jam track in the vid description.

Comment if you have any questions πŸ™‚

Enjoy

Buying your first microphone

What’s up everyone? πŸ™‚

In this weeks’ video I talk about buying microphones.
I go over the different types, Audio signal chain basics, Mic sensitivity, frequency responses, mic’ing techniques and on and on and on.
I hope you enjoy it and it helps you…maybe even saves you some money πŸ™‚

Be safe and healthy and I’ll see you on the road sometime soon (fingers crossed).

“All Star” Guitar Tutorial

Sup everyone πŸ™‚

This time around I decided to make a guitar tutorial for the song “All Star” by one of my favorite bands, Smash Mouth πŸ˜‰

I get really detailed and play the same exact rig I’m playing on stage every show (minus the amps).
If you have any questions make sure to comment and ask away, I’ll help y’all out πŸ™‚

Have a great day and stay safe (COVID times)

This Song Made It Into “Dancing With The Stars”

What’s up y’all πŸ™‚

I wrote this track a while ago and it ended up on “Dancing With The Stars”.
In this video I run you through how its played, how I produced it and I even include the track link
for you to jam over if you feel like that’s something you’d like to do πŸ™‚

Hope you enjoy it.
Let me know if you’d like more or less of these…they’re fun to make πŸ™‚

Have a great day

Being a “Hired Gun”

What’s up πŸ™‚

In this video I cover my favorite way to make music for a living, being a hired gun.
I give you the differences between being an artist, hired gun & session player…with specific instructions on how to become a hired gun πŸ™‚
I hope it helps some of you decide what path is right for you.

I also bring up stories of how I got the Smash Mouth gig and the Enrique gig as examples of what works and what doesn’t when you’re in the audition process.

Enjoy πŸ™‚

Chatting with Eddie Caipo – Engineer to the stars!

What’s up πŸ™‚

In today’s video I chat with MASTER Audio Engineer (I just made that up πŸ˜‰) Eddie Caipo!
Eddie is a FOH & Monitor engineer for Enrique Iglesias, Smash Mouth, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Tears for Fears, Kings Of Chaos and MANY more.

We chat about Monitors, FOH, In Ears, EQ’s, making artists happy, making engineers happy and on and on πŸ™‚
Lots to learn here!

I hope you enjoy it and learn some great stuff!
See you all out on the road soon! (fingers crossed)

YouTube Live with Michael Palmisano

So last night I had the pleasure of joining Michael Palmisano and his awesome followers
(as well is some Enrique and Smash Mouth fans) on his Live YouTube stream!

We had a lot of good laughs, we talked about gear, about Enrique running around on stage and how Steve Harwell LOVES loud rock guitars on stage (I do too ;))
We also chatted about my new FREE Master Class for making money from music πŸ™‚

If you have some time, go check it out.
You know how to reach me if ya need me (well…mainly Insta haha).

Splice Tutorial

Do you have any clue what Splice is?
Have you ever heard of Royalty Free samples?

Well, let me give you a quick run down of it.
– What you need to know.
– How to avoid issues.
– How to make the best of it.
and even some personal examples from my studio work πŸ™‚

Comment, ask questions, let me know if you think I missed anything πŸ™‚
I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

Enjoy

How To Be Heard On Youtube and Spotify For REAL- Part 2 – GLNNA

You may remember I made a video with my friend Mark Klaver about his success on Spotify and Youtube.
This video is the second installment in that series πŸ™‚

In this video, I talk to my friend GLNNA about her strategies and how SHE got to over 200K Monthly listeners on Spotify!
If this is something you’re into, definitely check it out.

We also talk about Music business strategies like finding management to represent you, writing for other artists, toplinning instrumental cues for TV and Film licensing opportunities etc etc.

Enjoy and I’ll see ya on the road (hopefully some time this decade πŸ˜†)

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