Here's some handy information. Recording, Releasing, and Performing Cover Songs. http://www.musicianwages.com/recording-releasing-performing-cover-songs/
I just uploaded a new mix of Long Goodbye. Let me know what you think. Hope you have a great weekend
Indie Musicians On The Rewards Vs. The Challenges Of Building Independently
Link to insightful marketing article. http://alienfingerz.ning.com/profiles/blogs/why-you-re-not-selling-your-music
Hey folks. I've been under cyber attack here at ReverbNation ever since my chart rankings got near the top of some of them. Support here has no answers and I'm getting sick of it. Hmmmmm. People always get caught in the end. Just letting you know it ain't easy to do this everyday but just to piss off whoever is harassing me, I'm here until they get sucked into the abyss or the long arm of the law gets a hold of them.
Sometimes when I need to regain some perspective on the music business I watch the movie "Spinal Tap". It's a must see for all musicians. Some things never change.
Just goes to show you no matter who you are or how big you are you will always have detractors. Here's a link to a list of the Beatles worst song. http://ultimateclassicrock.com/worst-beatles-songs/
I've had a song on the back burner for a few years and I think I'm ready to lay it down. It's always the lyrics that are the hardest for me. Sometimes they come all at once but most of time you just have to put the time into it.
When I started out playing bass at 15 my goal was to be like Chris Squire from the band "Yes" and make that kind of music. After many years of trying to make it playing in different Rock/Pop bands I decided to go "all in" with a band that wanted to play Progressive Rock and take it all the way we could. Shortly after the band formed I had the chance to meet the members of Yes backstage at the Patriot Center in Va. I asked Chris Squire to autograph a poster I bought when my friend from the record company told me we were going to me Yes. At first Chris said no to my request and ended up talking to the original keyboard player from the band and Trevor Rabin. Later I saw Chris bent over a table in the reception area signing shirts and posters. Seeing my last chance of getting his autograph disappearing I walked up to him and said "You were the reason I bought a Rickenbacker bass when I was 15". He stopped what he was doing stood straight (man he is tall) and said "Really". I proceeded to tell him that I learned every single note he ever played and he looked surprised and gladly signed my poster. It was one of those life changing experiences. It turned out that my band Cathedral (U.S.) got signed to an independent label latter that year.
To top it all off. For my birthday in 1999 the friend that took me to the show and got me backstage at the Yes show gave me a book. The Book was "Jerry Lucky's Progressive Rock Files". Not only was my band mentioned on several pages of the book but we are also on a chart in the back of the book of progressive rock history with the band YES!!! I'd call that full swing. I don't know. Anything can happen in this business. As I speak a documentary about an ex heroin junky that I co-produced a hit doom CD with is playing on Showtime. The documentary is called "Last Days Here" and it is about the life of Bobby Liebling and his comeback. So if you're feeling blue (so corny I know) remember to stick with it and if it gets crazy sometimes get crazy too. Apparently it's more interesting that way. You might get your own documentary that way too.
"Seldom Seen" now live on iTunes. Here's the link: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=811301037