Music and Business

Music and Business

The ins and outs behind one of the largest industries out there. Get ready to press "play".

Stuart Lunn2 years ago
Chase the River
So if you read my article yesterday, you will know I am going down an interesting path in my life. Having turned 31 years old this year, I have decided to quit the rat race and chase my dream. That dream, normally the preserve of those younger than me, is to be a full time, independent musician. Over the years, like many a youngster I would imagine, I dreamed of 'making it', of 'being a star', all the usual. Obviously, this was fuelled by a certain amount of naivety that youth often affords a ma...
Stuart Lunn2 years ago
And so I Jumped....
Hi. I'm Stuart. Yesterday I finally made the Earth-altering decision to jump. Now just to clarify, not physically jump, you know, off something high up (first thing you should know is I am scared of h...
Grant Hanner2 years ago
Musician as Thinker
Bear with me, I don't write nearly enough and tend to ramble as thoughts come to me. It'll be a pleasant surprise to find a unifying or guiding thread to my little story. From the tender age of 5, I h...
LJ
Lanie Jose2 years ago
Being a Music Student and How To Get Through It (Part 1)
Now, before anyone loses their minds about the title, being a music student is hard, painful work. Especially in Illinois, collegiate music programs are some of the most strict and in-depth programs i...
Elizabeth Z.2 years ago
The Members of One Direction Continue Their Support for Each Other and It's Beautiful
Much has been said throughout the years about the boys in One Direction. One of them being how the members all hate each other and have been torn apart by internal animosity, fighting… blah, blah, bla...
Outlaw Gets Invite
Jason Isbell doesn’t care about the Country Music Association. He tweeted as much when pestered online back in June as to why he wasn’t appearing at CMA fest: “Sorry guys I won’t be playing any CMA fe...
Sarah Jane2 years ago
A Guide to the Outback Musician's Survival Guide
I have always said that a successful piece of writing is one which achieves its aim and justifies the subject matter. Phil Circle’s book The Outback Musician’s Survival Guide is a successful book. The...
Nic Perrins2 years ago
The Great Plagiarism Debate
Poor Ed Sheeran. You’d think that after seeing his bezzy mate Sam Smith wrangle with Tom Petty over the similarities between "I Won’t Back Down" and "Stay With Me", he might be more inclined to ensure...
Darkness Then Salvation
If, like me, you are keenly attuned to the gloriously gnarly sturm and drang of the mighty Killing Joke, and the plethora of interesting non-band projects that trail in their white-hot wake, then the ...