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Musicians, Songwriters & Branding…

Had a conversation with a musician the other day.  He said to me that he didn’t need to establish a brand, he just used his name. “So” I said, “You’ve got your name reserved, for your website domain?” Well… no.  Someone else has that domain reserved. “But then surely, on your Facebook page…” Uh, no…… Continue Reading

Twitter and Musicians – V 3.0

A Songwriter friend asked the other day, about Twitter. I referred her to my last post on the subject, which talked about things like filling in your Bio, your picture, your website… some of the basic Basics. I also wrote a post about Musicians protecting their Tweets, which is STILL one of the most stupid… Continue Reading

One of the Most Beautiful Songs Ever Written…

On Saturday night, I was feeling a bit melancholy. As I have written before, September is the time of year where I tend to assess my year’s progress. It comes from years of being at school, and years and years of running a store at the University of British Columbia. So, when the lyrics to… Continue Reading

Talented Songwriters…

I have a pinched nerve in my shoulder right now, which seems particularly painful at night time. This is why, at 2:51 am in the morning, I’m sitting here, writing about the talented songwriters I’ve been lucky to cross paths with: Sam & Luke just came back from Nashville, as I recently wrote in a… Continue Reading

Sam and Luke return from Nashville…

Frequent readers will know that I am a fan of Sam & Luke. New readers need to know that they are two teenage brothers who formed a band, write their own songs, are self taught, and are stunningly amazingly good artists. They just got back from Nashville, where they recorded their second album, but the… Continue Reading

Father’s Day Reflections…

I’ve never been able to write songs about stuff that happens to me in my life. So, because of this, I must draw on the reflections of a friend, Earl Travis Taylor, who also wrote “I Miss My Mom“ He wrote the song “A Cowboy Never Dies” for his Dad, (who passed away in 1998… Continue Reading