This is a follow-up to my post “Why you should do more cover songs … and how you can publish them legally”, where I praised the modern, easy process to publish a cover song. You just order a mechanical license form a digital distribution service or from a site like Easy song licensing and you are … Continue reading “David is talking to Goliath”: Dealing with Copyright
There is a bunch of audio-freeware out there, but when you try it out you often think after the (sometimes painful) installation, that it was not worth it. This happens for several reasons. Often developers abuse the term “freeware”. Bigger software-companies discourage you with aggressive advertisement and limited functionality, because they want to force you … Continue reading Review: Steven Slate Drums Free
Today artists are pushed to spread every minute of their lives via Twitter, Instagram and all the other important networks. If you are an aspiring musician like me and you read many articles about successful marketing and fan recruitment in 2019 every single advisor tells you, that regular posts across all social media channels are … Continue reading The curse of social media
Since 2018 I have started (again) to collect records. Back in my youth before the rise of the CD I only had a tiny, orange Mono-player, one of these players, which have an integrated speaker. It was a very cheap model meant to be used for audio-dramas or children’s records. Anyway I spend many … Continue reading Collecting Vinyl-records
When I look back on 2018 the most important event was certainly the release of my album “Black riders part 1”. Therefore I will take a closer look on the success of the album and analyse how my different promotion-activities have performed. From an artistic point of view I am still very satisfied with it. … Continue reading My year 2018 in review and plans for 2019
After the experience with a self-made guitar, which I have to admit was not that successful, I felt the desire to buy another factory made axe as a personal christmas-gift. Though I am very happy with my main guitar, the BC Rich Stealth, there is always space for another color in the arsenal of a … Continue reading Review: Fender Eric Johnson Thinline
A long time I felt tempted to buy an Elektron Digitakt (meanwhile I could not resist anymore and bought it) or a Teenage Engineering OP-Z, cool little machines, which promise to offer an autonome production-environment and contemporary sound-design. On Youtube everybody is telling, that it’s a must today, to free yourself from the DAW and … Continue reading Review: The Boss DR-5, a Digitakt killer?