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It’s Not About Gun Control & Immigration: Why CD Baby Is Refusing To Distribute My Album (and why I’m quitting Facebook)

Preparing music for digital distribution is one long succession of emails and error messages: “your artwork is in the wrong format”, “WAV files must be 16-bit”, “you need to add publisher info.” But you don’t expect to be told “you … Continue reading

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New Demo: Sweet Baby Hand Grenade

Pretty little weapon of mass distraction The explosive truth about the Birds and Bees Download     mp3 demo     Capo Chords in D (pdf)     Chords in F (pdf)     Lyrics (pdf) I wrote this song … Continue reading

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Finally In The Top 100! Count Me Out!

I’ve been working on my album for so long that I’ve built up a tidy little backlog of songs. So now the Let’s Build An Airport album is being edited and mixed and Shabby Road’s had a lick of paint and … Continue reading

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Day 263: The Illuminati Ate My Homework

Really enjoyed this article/video on the making of Bohemian Rhapsody. Also enjoyed this video slightly more than Queen’s original vid. The great thing about 50/90 and FAWM is coming across musicians creating great stuff. Here’s two very different tracks from … Continue reading

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My Friend Tom

From CD Baby You all remember Tom Anderson, right? He was probably your first friend on MySpace. Back in 2005, he and his co-founder Chris DeWolfe sold MySpace to Rupert Murdoch’s NewsCorp (Fox News, New York Post, etc.) for $580 … Continue reading

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Don’t Accept Speed Limits On Learning

Derek Sivers is the indie musician who started CD Baby to release his own music and later sold it for $22m. He has a lot of interesting things to say about building a career in music. In There is no … Continue reading

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The Shocking Truth Behind Artists Royalties

This post is no longer relevant but I’d still recommend Dave Kusek‘s book The Future of Music. It is an incredible road map for the next 10 years. It’s almost all come to pass since I wrote this in 2010. … Continue reading

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The Best Music Business College Is Free

During the school holidays I’ve been creating a dedicated download page where you can browse the songs by topic, get chord sheets & mp3s demos (all free) and read story behind the song posts. I’ve also been listening to the … Continue reading

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