Category Archives: Music

Chris Floyd on working with the 5th Beach Boy, Nashville, and current trends in Music.

It’s a beautiful sunrise in a Kansas City suburb and Chris Floyd is doing what he loves and does best, working on music in his studio. He advises, “Without loving the process, I would have given up long ago.” In … Continue reading

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Do I need to be able to read music to be a musician?

Yes and no. Many famous AND great musicians do not read music. (The Beatles, Jeff Beck, BB King, etc.) Others do of course. ( Paul Simon, Donald Fagen, Joe Walsh, etc.) It really comes down to your goals and what … Continue reading

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Support the artist and art you care about

These may seem like no-brainers but they seem to be lost on some folks:) 1) Purchase their music, paintings, etc. Wow, what a concept. Yes, believe it or not people work very hard on their art. It costs them money, … Continue reading

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How commercial radio really works

How commercial radio really works Posted on January 22, 2011 with 0 comments Most people’s conception of how the music industry works seems to be derived from movies and television. The movie That Thing You Do!, a film directed by … Continue reading

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Why you may not want a record deal

Why you may not want a record deal Posted on January 21, 2011 with 0 comments Back when studio time was expensive and distribution and promotion channels were limited, musicians needed labels to record, distribute, and promote their music. This … Continue reading

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To artisan or not to artisan?

Is anyone tired of the new advertising label “artisan”? Everything was “extreme” in the early 90′s, now it’s artisan:) Although, some of that stuff’s pretty tasty. Another great word that will be watered down and over used. This sounds silly … Continue reading

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Artist Chris Floyd releases 3 new records via Band Camp

Artist Chris Floyd has released 3 new records via Band Camp. This is an exciting new format where you can listen to entire records before buying. It also enables you to name your own price and digital format. Artists such … Continue reading

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