Music Business

Compete with a Lesser Version of Yourself!!!!

Compete with a Lesser Version of Yourself!!!!

Kenny’s Tip of the Day - Compete with a Lesser Version of Yourself!!!!

Let me be clear. I am a big fan of having idols to look up to. I have had many myself. But it’s also very important to realize that you’re not those people. And that’s OK.

If It’s NOT The Gear, Why Do Professionals Always Use The Best???

If It’s NOT The Gear, Why Do Professionals Always Use The Best???

If It’s NOT The Gear, Why Do Professionals Always Use The Best???

I think it's a very fair question to ask. If the gear doesn't matter, why do the professionals use or buy better gear?

Be The Manager!!!

Be The Manager!!!

If you’re like me, as a producer, you’re probably being asked all the time by bands or artists to produce you for free or on Spec. What does that mean? It means the artist has no money and wants you to invest in them with your production talent and time.

Welcome to the T-Shirt Business!!!

Welcome to the T-Shirt Business!!!

Yes. I said it. There’s is NO music business anymore. And for many many years, there really hasn’t been. Even before record sales disappeared, most of what Pop music was, was just a commercial. A commercial for what was coming before or after the music (more commercials) and an advertisement for that artist. But I’m going to ignore that part for now. Let’s get back to the crux of the issue.

Work for Free, But Never Work Cheap!!!

Work for Free, But Never Work Cheap!!!

Have you ever had a prospective client call you up and ask if you’re willing to work with their band on spec? Or at a really reduced rate? Or worse, they really want you to work at the same rate as a few other producers, mixers or engineers had worked with them before?