Apparently, Other Countries Think We’re Either Workaholics or Just Spazzes

| Los Angeles, CA, US | | 4 Comments

“You Americans! You always have to push so many events into a little time period!”

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Wildewood

Don’t Tread on These Tracks: Home Recording

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Wildewood’s album was recorded entirely in Albuquerque’s South Valley in a quaint adobe home near the river.

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Taking Pride in My Work

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

What have you done this week that you are proud of?

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Bandmates vs. Hired Guns

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Do you treat the musicians in your band like equals, or do you treat them like your employees?

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Cleaver

How To Take Criticism

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They don’t have anyone in their lives that loves them enough to tell them the truth.

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Good Fast Cheap by Jennifer Kes Remington - Pyragraph

Good, Fast, Cheap: You Can Only Pick Two!

| Los Angeles, CA, US | | 11 Comments

This is a prime example of something asked of an artist to be good and cheap — it is not going to be finished fast.

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How Vanity Merch Pays Off

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Your merch should reflect not only your aesthetic, but the care and thought you ascribe to your career as a musician.

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Administrative assistant

I Wear Many Hats, Vol. II

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

I can only fake so much enthusiasm for a computer screen when I’d really rather be taking a walk or planting tomatoes.

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Peri multi

Getting Knocked in the Head

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 8 Comments

Life has been hitting me on the head a bit harder lately, and I’m figuring out how to deal with it, emotionally, professionally and creatively.

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Piano score

Music Licensing 101

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How do you get your music into the hands of music supervisors, those gatekeepers who decide whose music is heard during an episode of “Justified”?

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Licensing Your Work to Music Libraries

| Los Angeles, CA, US | | 7 Comments

I have music spread out across several libraries, which took time to generate and organize.

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Steal like an artist

They Say Stealing Makes for Great Art

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 2 Comments

Art isn’t sacred; it is stolen and built upon and then stolen and built upon again and again.

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Sitting on my ass

You’re Not Going to Succeed Sitting on Your Ass

| Los Angeles, CA, US | | 4 Comments

Not like I know anything about acting, but doesn’t it take like 107 auditions before you even get one gig?

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On Writing: What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do Next

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When you’ve worked the same area over and over and over from nearly every angle, it’s time to either give it a big rest or go do something else.

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Temp score - Pyragraph

Intro to the Temp Score

| New York, NY | | 1 Comment

You can find instrumentalists for a cheaper rate if you find music students at your local university.

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John Williams by Pop Culture Geek

Oh John Williams, How You Make Me Feel Like a Moron

| Los Angeles, CA, US | | 2 Comments

It’s a bit funny when someone temps with the awesomeness that is John Williams, because no one can ever live up to that.

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