The Cure for Starving Artist Syndrome

8th April 2019 No comments

Hey friends, I want to take you on a little journey into the future… Info your future as a profitable musician. Picture this:  You have regular patrons paying you every month.  You have enough money coming in that you can finally invest in your career, guilt-free.  You know how to manage your cash flow so […]

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Chicago's DJ Slugo Fired From Spike Lee Film For Pay to Play Scheme, Draws Attention to Industry-wide Problem

31st May 2015 11 comments

Last week Chicago’s own DJ Slugo was relieved of his duties as music supervisor for Spike Lee’s latest film, Chiraq. The DJ had been put in charge of finding music for the film when Mr. Lee chose to feature all Chicago artists on the upcoming soundtrack. Unbeknownst to Lee and his team, Slugo was charging […]

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Malynda Hale Working on 4th Album

26th March 2015 No comments

Musician/Actress/Activist Malynda Hale is working on a new record! In recent years Hale has been busy with her acting career, as well as launching the MeTOO! Campaign for relationship equality, regardless of racial or gender configuration. A longtime supporter of the LGBT community, Malynda’s tribute to transgender teen Leelah Alcorn was instantly loved and shared […]

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The Struggles of Self-Managed Artists

20th November 2013 No comments

*This article was originally written for Think Like a Label. I’ll be posting some of my favorite and most popular pieces for TLAL here on Thirty Roses with kind permission from Think Like a Label owner and editor Jeremy Belcher. It seems puzzling that, at a time when more artists are acting as their own […]

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