43% of musicians in American = no health insurance

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It's just a cold... really.Yes, we *are* hosting the Vox Lumiere Heath Insurance Party, and I now find that it's not a moment too soon. Read it and weep, and then sign up for our "good and good for you" Health Insurance Information Party at the King King - it's tomorrow!WHER ...
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At least we make more than preachers!

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Categories: 2-Cents, Biz, Inspiration, Music, News
Okay... it's a little depressing. But at least we're still doing better than preachers. (Well, probably not those preachers with the 40 acre churches and Olympic size baptismals, but who is?)Even though Martin Luther said, "Next to the Word of God, music deserves the highest praise", we musicians ar ...
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Recording in the 21st Century

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Categories: 2-Cents, Biz, Music, Technology
There's nothing else to say.Thank you Jamie Tate at The Rukkus Room in Nashville, TN for the perfect summary of our current plight as recording musicians. (Used completely without permission, so Jamie I hope you don't mind :) And thank you Peter Banner for posting in on Linked In.That said, I am not ...
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Safe Sucks

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Categories: 2-Cents, Inspiration, Music
I just got back from APAP.Yeah, that's what I thought too when I first learned about it. However, it is not a gynecological convention. APAP is the "Association of Performing Arts Presenters".It's a meat market, and the Roman Coliseum, all rolled into one. Basically, it's an auction block for Agents ...
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Some Kind of Monster

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Categories: Cool, Music
Yeah, I'm not gonna touch that, but please post your own clever one liner. What I'm talking about here is Metallica.I just watched the 2004  documentary film featuring the band, and I really enjoyed it. The film shares its name with a song from Metallica's 2003 album St. Anger and was directed and ...
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The Long Haul

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Wisdom from Bob LefsetzI like Bob's emails.  You may not always agree with him, but you've got to give it to him. He'll take a stand, and speak his mind and.... he takes a lot of shit. He's also been doing this for a good wile now.So, in my continuing meditation on "what will be" in the music busin ...
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The future of music?

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Categories: Cool, Music
A quick shout out and "thank you" John Bland and my Uncle Blakey Hayes for sending this my way.  Check this guy out on his "Mobile Phone Guitar".  It might be time to unload this computer.Here's the Link. ...
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Old school

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Categories: Cool, Inspiration, Music
There's no school like the old school...Ken Scott. Engineer to the Beatles and still on top of what's going on in the world of music. I thought this was a pretty interesting article. Here's the Link. Enjoy. ...
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Music Can Kill

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Categories: 2-Cents, Biz, Music
No, I'm not talking extreme ear-drum bleeding volume. I'm talking about the wrong choice of music (or sometimes having any music at all) can ruin your project. That may sound a little odd coming from a composer, but I really believe that the wrong music can kill your film, TV show, video game ad or ...
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