Tag Archives: music journalism

The “w” part of musician/writer/teacher/parking lot attendant

On this blog I blab a lot about being a musician and a teacher. Now it’s time to talk about my writing, especially since I HAVE A BOOK! Besides, I’m blind in one eye so you really don’t want to … Continue reading

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When the tip jar isn’t enough – day jobs for musicians

I toured full-time for 13 years. I was lucky to have a partner who covered the bills when I couldn’t. Since then, I’ve toured part-time, adding jobs to supplement my income. Most performing musicians, unless you’re Lady Gaga, do this. … Continue reading

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Ten steps to getting better press – a guide for musicians

I’ve toured for over 20 years, plus I’m a music journalist, so I’ve seen this from both sides. I’ve gotten press in Billboard and I’ve written for publications like SingOut! and Acoustic Guitar. Here are some tips to get your … Continue reading

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I don’t need a meat dress but a nice meal would be great

Lady Gaga makes enough to keep herself in meat dresses for rest of her life. What about the rest of us? Musicians have to negotiate a price for every gig and hope it’s enough to pay the loan on that … Continue reading

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Ethical music promotion

In addition to teaching music and performing, I’m also a music journalist. As a freelancer I’ve written for  SingOut!, Minor7th.com, Curve, Indie-Music.com and others.  I don’t do this writing for the big bucks, I do it because I love independent … Continue reading

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