In the small Southern town where I grew up, stories of tornadoes abounded. My grandmother’s house actually burned during a tornado, so when I heard the news this morning, I had an idea of the fear people must have felt in Nashville early this morning. Continue reading “Death and destruction fell on Nashville as Super Tuesday dawned”
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a fulltime working musician or someone who does it as a hobby. If you derive income from your performances, songwriting, or other source, you will be on the hook to report that income when federal (or state, where applicable) tax time rolls around. That’s one aspect among many of doing music for pay.
If you are an aspiring musician, or know one, DJ Booth has an article that’s a virtual primer to getting started. While you might not do everything the article recommends, there are some great tips. Continue reading “DJ Booth offers free primer on business side of being a musician”
Jacksonville’s Film and Television Office held a forum at the main library on February 20 and it was a must-attend if you’re an aspiring or working musician. The “inaugural” Television, Digital Media, & Music Forum featured a stellar lineup of panelists and hosts.
Even a musician who has already established a career learned a great deal about getting music into TV and film productions as well as streaming, capturing royalties, and the benefits of a Performance Rights Organization like BMI. Continue reading “Jacksonville Film & Television forum was a must-attend for musicians”
Loretta Lynn, as my grandma used to say, upset the apple basket. She joined country superstar Martina McBride on her podcast and said something that freaked out many media and many a country fan as well as some top country performers today. Continue reading “Indie musicians can help Loretta Lynn not let country music “die””
Blake Shelton is traditionally thought of as a country music star, but with a new duet, it looks like the crooner is going full pop. A new release, “Nobody but You”, a duet with his heart throb Gwen Stefani, got tongues to wagging on social media. Are Stefani and Shelton getting married? Already married? Whatever.
The main question I’d like to ask Shelton, after listening to tepid lyrics and a score that sounds close to a Broadway musical number, is:
Are you going full pop on us? Continue reading “With new duet, is country crooner Shelton going full pop?”