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
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
In 2018 I consciously listened to a lot of new music. I did this, because I had recognised, that I stuck to the same old records since many years. And how should my own music become more contemporary, if all of my inspirations are more than twenty years old? I discovered new music from befriended … Continue reading Albums from 2018
Since a few years I use Toontrack EZ Mix for Mixing and Mastering (sic!) and because meanwhile I am really familiar with the software it’s time to review it. I will look on it from the perspective of a home-recording artist doing everything myself, from the first idea to a finished album. Before I discovered … Continue reading Review: Toontrack EZ Mix 2
I plan to publish a new heartscore-album in 2018 and actually I am a bit torn between the available media, so I take the chance to discuss the Pros and Cons of CD, Vinyl and Audio Cassette. Or are there more options in 2018? The Audio-CD: The decline of the CD is obvious. On every … Continue reading Why I will publish my next album on audio cassette
Meanwhile I have practiced with my selfmade axe for a week or two and can present the first musical result. I have chosen an old violin-etude, which I had studied on the violin twenty years ago. The etude was composed by Rodolphe Kreutzer and it is the fourth of his etudes for violin solo. It’s … Continue reading Building a guitar: How does it sound?
It’s time to look back on the guitar-project. What have I learned so far? What would I do different the next time? What tools were most helpful, which were useless? How much money I have spend for the whole project? Is it worth to build a guitar, if you do it for yourself? I will … Continue reading Building a guitar: Conclusion