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The columns below represent the staples of our work and industry. They touch on the topics that can’t be ignored by successful musicians, but may be intimidating and overwhelming. Let our columnists simplify and share the info you need in an easily accessible manner so you can focus on your passion. Dig into specific columns on the right or view all of the most recent posts below.

Guitar Inlays - All About Those Fretboard Markers

Sunday - May 21, 2017 Guitar Guru

“Playing guitar is easy, just follow the dots!”  Playing the guitar is that easy, huh?  I guess that explains why my grandma shreds like Steve Vai, right?  I guess that's why nobody rage quits daily... There may be some truth to that "dot" statement, but we can’t always follow the dots these days.  Sometimes we have […]

The Best Music Business Schools & Colleges to Launch Your Career

Monday - May 15, 2017 Careers & Marketing

Lots of musicians take a strange path through this life of musical hardship. While they work their craft and attempt to gain exposure they fund their low income lifestyle by waiting tables and other measly day jobs.  That's not a judgement statement.  You've got to do what you've got to do and are willing to […]

Music Business Jobs & Careers - Get Paid Doing What You Love!

Saturday - May 13, 2017 Careers & Marketing

Just because other people sell out to some corporation and are willing to hate their life for the off-chance they might retire one day doesn't mean we have to live like that. You can put off what you love until you're too old to do it, or you can live for the present.  Of course […]

Music Business Degree - Major & Masters to Industry Career

Wednesday - May 3, 2017 Careers & Marketing

Have you ever wondered why musicians will hit the big time and immediately start their own record label?  They begin to arrange and market their own tours, hire a team to run their merchandise booths, and focus on the business itself as opposed to the art.  Why? Because trends come and go within the industry, […]

General Guitar Maintenance & Care

Monday - Apr 24, 2017 Guitar Guru

Guitar maintenance is one of the most important, but also the most overlooked parts of guitar ownership. A properly maintained guitar will give you the best performance possible, no matter how cheap or expensive it is. On the other hand, lack of maintenance can severely limit what that guitar can give you. What many guitar […]

Studio Subwoofers: All You Need to Know (and More…)

Saturday - Apr 22, 2017 Mixing & Mastering

There’s nothing that can match the mind-bending power of deep bass. Its sheer might is a big reason why we still shell out absurd amounts of money to see an action movie in the theater (which is crazy expensive now even if you don’t shell out the cash for popcorn and a soda!). It also manages to make […]