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Music and the Art of Sim Racing

I bought myself a lockdown present back in early April: while tidying up the studio I had found a PlayStation…

Online Sessions: tips for musicians.

With the option of going to someone else’s studio or having the client come to your studio, more and more…

The Jingle Kings (R.I.P., Splodgenessabounds.)

I wrote this a few years ago on my blog: it’s reprinted here as a tribute to one of the…

Update on my Adventures in Blockchain Music

On Dec 10th I posted an entry about releasing my music on the Blockchain. Well, what a surprise! So far…

Why I’m Releasing My Music On The Blockchain

#F**kYouSpotify #F**kYouAppleMusic Those of my friends who have heard me banging on about Cryptocurrencies will not be surprised by this:…

The Modern Music Business

A recent Facebook post asked the following question: “Calling all musicians/artists/songwriters/music business peeps – It would be amazing if you…

Authenticity Part II

The “A” word reared its ugly head again in a recent Facebook exchange concerning authenticity in Live Performance Workshops in…

How To Make A Living As A Pop Musician Part 2

How To Make A Living As A Pop Musician Part 2 Play other artists’ music. Play in Cover bands: this…

How To Make A Living As A Pop Musician Part 1

How To Make A Living As A Pop Musician Part 1 As promised: the following post is the first instalment…

Diary of a Working Musician 18 Feb 2017: sight-reading Tubular Bells

Sight-reading Tubular Bells

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