How to Double Your Income From Music

Double your sales

Liner Notes April 8, 2014 There are many ways to make more money in music, but this week I focus on one of the simplest. It’s often overlooked as artists rush to chase more fans and fame. But it really is one of the easiest ways to instantly increase your income. Register for the PLUG […]

Registering Your Song with a PRO Doesn’t Protect Your Copyright

Professor Pooch - Copyright vs PRO

Why ASCAP and BMI don’t protect your rights as a songwriter The music business has a lot of moving parts. So many acronyms get thrown around on a regular basis that even seasoned music veterans get confused about who does what. That’s why you might be unsure about the differences between registering a copyright and […]

The Power of Focus in Promoting Your Music

Use focus in your music career

Liner Notes February 11, 2014 Jennine and I have been watching the Olympics this week. While watching the ski jumping competition I flashed back to my childhood and the “Agony of Defeat” guy on Worldwide Sports. He got me thinking about what it takes to be an Olympic champion. One of the key elements is […]

So You Really Want a Record Deal

record deal

Liner Notes January 21, 2014 We recently got the chance to watch Artifact, the new movie from Jared Leto and 30 Seconds to Mars. If you’ve ever wished for a record deal from a major label then you need to see this movie. It’s a great study in the new music business and how record […]

I’m Scared You Won’t Care About This Post

break from fear

Every time I click send or publish or call I pause and think “What the hell am I doing? Why on Earth would anyone want to read an email from me?” or “Why would this person want to talk to me?” Self-doubt and fear are powerful. Honestly, sometimes they win and I talk myself out […]

6 Business Lessons Walter White Can Teach Independent Musicians

The business of creating music

**************Spoiler Alert – If the final episode of Breaking Bad is still on your Tivo, you might not want to read this**************** It’s only been two weeks and I already miss Walter White deeply. I can’t understand why he affects me so, but the image of him fondly gazing at shiny meth lab equipment in […]