Tag: Music Industry

How Musicians Reinvent Their Money

In this video I go over all the reasons why you should have multiple income streams.
I talk about what they are as well how to get them.

I’m talking touring, recording, investing in the market, inflation, Real Estate investing, Compounding interest, 401K’s, IRA’s and so on and so on.

Hope you enjoy it and learn from it.

See you soon πŸ™‚

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

5 Habits That Changed My Music Career

In this is video I share 5 habits that have really helped me take my career to the next level.
I highly recommend taking the 7min and watching it, it’s pretty quick but in depth.

Also, at the end, you’ll find my editor’s favorite part..the bloopers.
They’re hilarious in this one πŸ˜›

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

Friday, we start the 2nd phase of reopening California.
Fingers crossed I get to be on stage again soon!!!

Until then πŸ™‚

First Time On a Tour Bus? Here’s What You Need To Know!

So you’re FINALLY going on tour and this time, it’s on a REAL TOUR BUS!!!
Congratulations πŸ™‚ It’s about time! You deserve this!!!

love it yes Sticker by Booksmart

* What can you do on the bus?
* What should you do on the bus?
* What shouldn’t you do?
* What can you do to be considerate?
* Do you tip the driver?

All these questions (and others) are answered in this video πŸ™‚
You’re welcome πŸ˜‰ Haha

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

Fingers crossed I see y’all soon on the road πŸ™‚

Going On Tour? Here’s What You Need To Know

This video gives you a quick look at a few of the basics you should know when you get the tour dates and it’s about to go down!!!
What you should do, shouldn’t do and everything in the middle πŸ™‚

If you need to know anything else, just holla at me and we’ll make it happen!

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

REALLY hope to see you soon on the road!

Submithub.com YouTube Review

Let me be clear, I am NOT sponsored in ANY way by Submithub.com.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, what you’ll see in this video is my honest review of a product I sincerely think to be a HUGE asset
to artists world wide.

Submithub is a service through which you can submit your music to all these different curators around the world and the internet.
* Think Spotify Playlists with hundreds of thousands of listeners.
* Think YouTube channels with 28 million subscribers.
* Even music bloggers, radio stations (probably indie) and even labels!
But, it is so much more than just that.

I take you through my whole process of submitting, getting denied (with feedback) , getting approved and everything that goes with it!

I will be having a Live Instagram Stream with Jason Grishkoff (Founder of Submithub.com) for all your Q&A needs on 4.18.20 on my Instagram.
Those attending will get a passcode for FREE credits!!!

So, please enjoy the vid.
Like the vid and Subscribe to the channel if you wanna support and want some good knowledge as soon as it comes out.
As with my other videos, if you actually go to the YouTube Page of this video, there’s a breakdown of it with a timeline/subject list.

I hope to see you on Saturday, April 18th 2020 at 10am (PST) for our live instagram stream, and until I see you on the road….
Stay safe and healthy πŸ™‚

Fan Q&A Instagram Live April 5th, 2020

On April 5th 2020 at 1:30am in Los Angeles, I got on a Live Instagram Stream with amazing fusion guitarist Daniel Weiss and a bunch of awesome fans who had a lot of questions for us πŸ™‚

It was a LOT of fun πŸ™‚
SO much fun that we’re doing (or did) a follow up Q&A with us both on Friday, April 10th, 2020.

So, if you ever wanted to know more about the life of guitarists/musicians on the road and in the studio, this is a sneak peak into that πŸ™‚

Hope you enjoy!
Stay safe and healthy.

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