While on the road touring, musicians have to deal with many health issues both mentally and physically. Spending most of your time in hotel rooms and on tour buses can leave you feeling out of shape, worn out, and cooped up. Insomnia, lowered immune systems, malnutrition, and mental health problems are just some of the many issues touring musician may have to deal with. While health issues are a fairly regular part of touring, there are ways in which musicians can combat the ill effects of traveling on a constant basis for their job.Continue Reading
In 1966, James Brown said, “This is a man’s world, but it wouldn’t be nothing without a woman or a girl.” It’s been 50 years since these famous words were first uttered, but not much has really changed. For the most part, it’s still a man’s world - regardless of what industry is the subject of conversation, men continue to be in the majority. However, anyone would be foolish to deny the impact powerful women have in any field.
In the music industry, as in any area of employment, women have a harder time earning the success or respect they deserve without being subjected to gender stereotypes or consistently being objectified for their image.Continue Reading
via Create Digital Music: We’ve reached the mature age of music apps. You’re likely to use fewer of them, and the landscape is saturated with the most popular ideas. It’s also clear that iPad, not Android, is the viable tablet platform. But the few apps that are left standing as serious music tools are better than ever.Continue Reading
From the DIY Musician Blog and CD Baby: Making cover song videos is one of the best ways to get noticed on YouTube. Plus, when you put your own spin on a familiar song, it can highlight what’s unique about your sound and attract people to your original music.Continue Reading
From Chris Huff on Disc Makers Echoes: David Bowie had a genius that set him apart, but his musical and artistic career provides a bounty of lessons we can all learn from and apply to our creation of art and music – and to our everyday lives.Continue Reading