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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

How to Play the song, not your instrument.

In a previous post Session work: what is required? I mentioned that the secret to being a good session player (in fact,…

Online sessions: two in a day!

I had two sessions yesterday and they represented the wide range of this kind of work. The first was for…

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