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What is really up with ASCAP and BMI? The History and the Future

As musicians and publishers, we live in a world where there are two main copyright companies that we must choose between: American Society of Composers and Producers(ASCAP) and Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI).  What are the similarities?  What are the differences?  Are there any other choices out there of companies that can protect our rights as

3 Important Tips for Networking Musicians

As some of you have probably learned through your artistic endeavors, knowing the people who are around you as well as their friends is the best way to get your name out there.  The trouble is, how do you do this without seeming desperate? From my experience with networking, I have learned some important factors

A Musician’s Trials of Separation

This winter I worked along with INeedVid on a web-based promo for a gym in New York City called As 1 Fitness.  As 1 Fitness is built around a program that coordinates group workout with timed exercises. The program makes you work as a team in order to boost your endurance and strength in order to get

Why is it Important to See Live Shows?

Live shows, they are the bee’s knees. (I think there is a dance move called “the Bee’s Knees”). But why is it important to go? As a musician, probably the most crucial thing you can do for your career is to attend live performances. You can learn a lot from connecting with other musicians, as

What I learned from YouTube Tutorials: From Method to Ethics

Lately I have been refreshing my chops on  all the sound programs I have on YouTube.  It is a great source to look up opinions on programs from other users, learn new tips on the programs one uses, and connect with other users about products such as Logic, Pro Tools, and Abelton. One thing I

Fear is the Worst Feeling

Okay I know this is a harsh Meme to post, but I have a point to this! Why is it that we fear making the next step?  Why do we fear not getting instant gratification?  Whether it be collaborating with new artists, networking with new people, or even working for a new company? Yes, change

Females: It’s Your Day

As a female musician, composer, producer, what have you, I wear many hats in order to get my music out there.  I feel like this is something many women do, no matter the art form. In this case, collaboration is key for females to get their work out, work together on avenues that they are not

Breaking Music

Music cues and music placement can either make it or break it for a television series. The music plays a character along with the actors’ expressions, actions, and dialogues/monologues. One show that I can confidently say created “music” into a character, was Breaking Bad. I think we can all say that a majority of us