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Artists Who Brush Off Critics Have the Last Laugh

19th February 2015 2 comments

The music industry is certainly filled with its share of ego-maniacs but not everyone enjoys swimming in narcissistic pretension. Some artists have a difficult time transitioning from top of the charts to butt of the joke. In the 90s Kip Winger frequently lambasted cartoon Beavis and Butt-head and its creator Mike Judge for calling the […]

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Why More Artists Should Be Like Garth Brooks

17th November 2014 No comments

I’m not entirely certain when it happened, but at some point in recent months, I came to adore Garth Brooks. As I mentioned in the article I wrote about the death of my fiance and how it inadvertently pushed me back into the music industry, Garth’s song The Dance was one of my go-to tracks […]

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Spotify (Again) – Artists Still Fighting the Wrong Battle

14th November 2014 5 comments

I swore I wasn’t going to write anything about this. I promised myself and my mental well-being that I wasn’t going to write anymore about this, yet here I am…writing again about Spotify. Same song, slightly different tune. We all know Taylor Swift pulled her catalog from the streaming service and since then, it’s all […]

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12 Reasons We Want You to Stop DMing Us

29th August 2014 No comments

Recently I had the great pleasure (not to mention honor!) of co-writing an article with some of the most brilliant people in the music industry. The Dutch Guy, Solveig Whittle, Alex Winters, Andrew Jones, Ross Barber, Scott Colesby, and yours truly wrote an article about why one should never ever ever ever ever resort to […]

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If…Then Twitter May Not Be For You

9th July 2014 2 comments

As important as social media is in today’s interactive world, it’s only useful if you actually use it properly. While many people care only about how many followers they have, those people are missing entirely the sole purpose of Twitter: Engagement. It has been pointed out to me by the world’s coolest 12 year old […]

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Common Sense Basics That Artists Still Get Wrong

21st April 2014 4 comments

It’s 2014 and it’s still somewhat shocking the amount of things that artists muck up. Given the amount of resources, consultants, and information available for little or absolutely no cost, it’s astonishing that artists make so many missteps when it comes to basic, everyday things they should be doing for their careers. Here are a […]

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Luke Dowler: Heart Attack

28th March 2014 No comments

Those who follow any of our Twitter accounts have probably seen our numerous tweets about Luke Dowler. Guess what? He has a new single and an awesome video to accompany it! Dowler has a string of dates in Montana coming up and, as he is the type of artist who is seemingly always on the […]

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Artists We Love: Dame Haze

12th January 2014 No comments

Dame Haze is a Chicago based artist, and one you should start paying attention to now! We first became acquainted with Dame and his music at a Grammy member event featuring Young Guru. Dame introduced himself to me and gave me a copy of his (at that point) soon to be released EP. Reluctantly I […]

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Artists We Love: Emily Hearn

10th January 2014 4 comments

We’re so excited; this is our first AWL feature of the new year! What better way to begin than to introduce you to the über-talented Emily Hearn! Ms. Hearn may be a bit late to the music game as she didn’t begin playing guitar until 2008 and released her first EP, Paper Heart, in 2010. […]

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