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by Robin Munson
Years ago, when I was going through a dry spell as a songwriter, I stumbled upon a book by Julia Cameron called The Artist’s Way. It is a 12-step program for recovering artists. This book gave me some very practical tools for opening my (sometimes blocked) creative channels. For a long time, it was my “bible”, and the exercises in the book were very helpful. I believe it is still in print and is readily available on-line, in bookstores, or in libraries.
by Paul Gelsomine
It’s no big secret that the music industry is a tough business to be in. As we quickly move through the digital landscape, seeing the slow death of physical product among other opportunities, the whole Music Industry game continues to be constantly shifting. Gone are the days where composers would receive huge cash advances. There’s also the feeling that technology platforms are disrupting the music business. Some claim they are improving the game, while others say they are taking money away from the creators.
The vast majority of educational content being spewed out about the music industry works under the assumption that there is only one viable path forward. Many believe companies writing this material, are trying to attract future independent content providers as customers. (more…)