Music Talks Education Center: Writer’s Block

Writer’s block is a topic that so many people have written articles on over the years. It’s a topic that I believe will rise more and more to the surface. My reasons for feeling this way are that we have entered the “information” era; our minds are jammed with loads of digital information, then add […]

Music Talks Education Center: The More You Know

The more you know about the jobs of each creative and business person working on your projects!   During several Music Talks Session a single point continued to surface. It was, “the more you know”. To often we as artist get so caught up in being artist that we forget to educate ourselves in other […]

Music Talks Education Center: RE: The Issue of Copyright

Within the Music Talks community there are several people that are both recording artist and visual artist. I affectionately refer to these talented people as “bi-artist.” I mention this because they have the unique ability to express and create on two totally different artistic platforms. Allowing them the opportunity to generate multiple revenue streams out […]

Music Talks Education Center: Know Your Fan Base

In addition to writing, recording and producing the best music you can create, understanding your fan base and the strategies involved in getting your music to them are equally important tasks. During a recent consultation the discussion of finding ones fans came up. I suggested that finding them was not the primary problem; instead, identifying […]

Music Talks Education Center: What’s Credit Got to do with It?

Credit scores, debt, credit, FICO scores, assets and liabilities–what does it all mean? Simple, if you don’t have a good deal of knowledge on these subjects, you will never be able to live a comfortable financial life style. Understanding your credit and how to manage it are important elements of entrepreneurship and personal responsibility. The […]

Music Talks Education Center: Of Equal Minds

Hello Everyone! Through Music Talks I’ve had the opportunity to communicate with many artist. During the sessions I’ve asked a few basic questions like, what’s going on in your career at the moment, what do you like and dislike about the music industry and what is frustrating you most in your career! I’ve gotten so […]

Music Talks Education Center: When Singing in Key and On Time is not Enough, Part 1

Singing in key and on time is not enough!… getting a great vocal performance… Singing in key and on time is not enough! I’ve been in the studio working with my oldest son. He’s 19, an aspiring artist and a wonderful lyricist. He’s writing socially conscious lyrics filled with graphic imagery. Lyrics are his strong […]

Music Talks Education Center: Anatomy of a Heart and Soul Song

What are some of the primary components involved in writing a song that will mentally and emotionally connect the listener, motivating them to purchase your music?  Well, it begins with the song, not a slick production and certainly not today’s cool affordable recording technology, software and gear.  Just the basic song and then surround yourself […]