By Michael Raine
It’s official. The Trews have joined the crowd funding phenomenon. It’s a new era for the band, and they welcomed CM into the studio talk about their career, the music business, and how their fan-funded fifth full-length is coming along.
By Dr. Kate F. Hays
We all experience pre-performance “nerves” of one sort or another, so how do you preserve your pleasure in performing? According to the University of Ottawa’s mental skills expert, Terry Orlick, we all have butterflies; the trick is to get them to fly in formation. This is where sport psychology comes in.
Escape From Band Limbo Part 2:
By Luther Mallory
Industry people. If you're good, they’re looking for you and will offer to help you in hopes that your art can attract an audience and make everybody some money. They will offer their services or their knowledge or their contacts to try to help you progress, usually for a percentage or a rate. This is where things get businessy; be careful…
Redefining The “Day Job”
By Stacey Thompson
For many musicians, “career in the music industry” is seemingly an oxymoron; however, you can use your talent and hard work to create your own opportunities – performing, teaching, composing, arranging, consulting, and whatever else you can offer that aligns with your abilities and, more importantly, passion. Levon Ichkhanian is living proof.
By David McPherson
Whether it’s a high-school teacher leading a 24-piece rock band, a piano teacher tapping into psychology to enhance her students’ learning processes, or a charity that makes sure at-risk youth get the gift of music, there’s no shortage of new music education ideas and creative ways that unsung heroes are delivering these programs to make a difference.