For years, music was the reason I stayed on social media. Now, it’s the reason I’m leaving.Read more
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Here we are, Nashville. We’ve made it to the end of our most challenging year.Read more
Happy Thanksgiving! Hopefully, you have a chance (wherever you are) to spend the day safely with the people important to you. I hope that everyone is healthy, and remains so as we begin to draw 2020 to a close.Read more
This article is a contributed piece from Erin M. Phillips, vocal teacher, and Roger E. McLendon, M.D., a neuropathologist. Learn more about the Erin M. Phillips Voice Studio at this link.
At some point in their careers, musicians will experience performance anxiety. This can affect performers of any capacity, whether on stage, in classroom, or on the field.Learn More
I’ve built my entire professional life on the foundation of words. Right now, I find myself struggling to find the right ones, to describe what life has been like in Nashville and the world over the past couple of weeks.Read more
I’m going to put my branding hat on for a moment and ask for a show of hands…Read more
We’ve had a wild ride together so far, haven’t we?
The above photo has been circulating on social media since September 2015 and, somehow, it finally came across our desk just recently. The idea of a “live music tip” being built into a venue patron’s bill is not necessarily a new concept.
With that said, it is certainly one worth considering, and it could be beneficial across the board.
Today is officially National Album Day, and folks industry-wide are sharing the albums that have shaped their tastes and altered the course of history.
Since launching The Quinn Spinn five years ago, I have come across hundreds of independent musicians in the Lehigh Valley and beyond. No matter the genre, experience level, or location of the artist, one common theme has emerged for musicians or industry professionals trying to achieve lasting success.
In all phases, professionalism is key.
I’ve been thinking a lot about this notion lately. As I talk to more musicians — some of whom are eager to spread their wings past their comfortable confines and take a shot at “making it” — I’ve given thought to some important notes to keep in mind as you chase your dreams.
Check out the list below, and feel free to add any I missed in the comments.