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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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Tools for dealing with tools:)

Tools for putting up with tools. I don’t take credit for these ideas but they have served me well. I hope these will be of help to you. Cheers!  1)      Questions and statements directed toward you are really about the … 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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