Tag: music business

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™‚

Band Agreements 101

Annnnnd…we’re back!
Last week I took a break out of respect for the #BlackLivesMatter message and the protests.
I asked my followers and viewers to take a moment and instead of watching a new video by me, educate themselves, as I was trying to do,
in the matters brought up by the death of George Floyd (RIP).

But now, we’re back in business! Helping the next generation of musicians make the right choices so they can be…my competition haha.

In this is video I finally talk, in depth, about Band Agreements.
I even share this example with you from my past.
It’s a free PDF of my band agreement from back in the day with an awesome artists called “Shane” (not me).
Me and a few other amazing writers co-wrote 17 songs for Shane’s album, got management, signed the deal…
and then ended up nowhere…unfortunately.

But as I mentioned in the video, that…the eventual breaking up of that band/project was also discussed in the agreement, as you can see if you go through it.
But, I’m warning you…it’s LONG!
The contract, not the video πŸ™‚
Yours doesn’t have to be that long.

Oh…also…amazing bloopers!!!! haha

Anyway, I hope you learn some good stuff from this one.
If you wanna support and want some good knowledge as soon as it comes out Like the vid and Subscribe to the channel.
Please comment on the video and let me know how I can help you become a better artist and musician.

We’ve got a private Smash Mouth event next month (7/2020).
I can’t wait to see everyone and play live again!!!!!

Catchya on the road soon.

You’re Never Gonna Make It……

What’s up everyone? πŸ™‚
I hope everyone is safe and healthy in this “wonderful” Corona time!
I’ve been working my ass off in the studio as well as making videos for you guys & gals and also…I just started running again. GOD I hate running πŸ˜›

Anyway, in this is video we’re talking about all the people that tell you you’ll never make and why they’re wrong!
Well, I cover a little more than that.
It’s also a great opportunity to talk about how YOU might be getting in the way of your own progress and how to get over it πŸ™‚

Watch and learn from my mistakes haha

If you wanna support and want some good knowledge as soon as it comes out Like the vid and Subscribe to the channel.
Please comment on the video and let me know how I can help you become a better artist and musician.

Enjoy and I hope to see you all soon!

Why Musicians Fail

Why DO awesome and talented musicians fail???

In the last video I posted, I mentioned 5 habits that helped me gain momentum in my career.
Even with those habits, if I didn’t pay attention to THESE pitfalls, I would have had a lot of issues.
In fact, I DID have a lot of issues with some these scenarios…so I’m trying to help you guys avoid them πŸ™‚

In this video, we discuss Band Agreements, Mixing Art and Business (this is a tough one) and also putting in the work
in order to achieve success in the Music Business.

I hope you enjoy the video and get some good knowledge from it.
Please feel free to comment and hit me up.

Enjoy