Sometimes we just need to speak our minds. Our jimmies rustle a little too hard and there’s nothing left to do but vent. You’ve made your way, for better or worse, to the Opinions category of the Ledger Note Blog. Don’t worry, some of it’s quite positive!

What's With the All the Sub-Genre Labels?

Saturday - Jul 2, 2016 Opinions

At the risk of sounding like an old man screaming at the kids to get off his lawn, I'm going to bring up something I've noticed in the past few years... Back in my day, we had things like Rap and Hip-Hop.  Those were two legit labels because one was talking about the newer, aggressive […]

Technical Prowess or Authenticity? What's More Enjoyable in Music?

Monday - Jun 20, 2016 Opinions

This is a question I've been pondering since I was a teenager and found myself becoming involved with music.  There seems to be three classes of musicians: Those who focus on technical prowess. Those who focus on authenticity and expression. Those who've mastered both. Now completely disregard the pop star machine that compartmentalizes these factors. […]

The In-The-Box vs. Outboard Mixing Squabble

Monday - May 30, 2016 Opinions

A lot of us take the art and science of mixing and mastering music very seriously.  Most of us focus on one thing: the quality of the outcome.  Who cares how you do it as long as the end result rocks, right? NOPE. People like drama.  People like to be different and unique.  People also experience confirmation […]

Streams are Ad Impressions... Welcome to Internet Advertising

Monday - May 23, 2016 Opinions

Musicians (including myself), I hate to break it to you... it's time to stop crying and start playing by the different and new set of rules.  You're not going to get paid more for your streams, and even if companies pacify you by doubling the amount they pay you, that's still negligible.  Nobody is going to […]

Dubstep Myths Debunked: Put Your Hater Blockers On!

Saturday - Jan 9, 2016 Opinions

Nothing has rustled more jimmies since the argument of Apple vs. PC than the advent of the Dubstep genre.  It's love it or hate it to such high energy levels that people lose their minds over it.  I mean... I'm not that invested into a genre that I need to be a walking billboard over […]