Dean Brantley Taylor is a songwriter and producer. He also has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), which makes it hard for him to leave his apartment, much less sing or play an instrument. It’s even hard to simply listen to music, he says. “But, I’m in a band. Hallelujah!” he exclaims with a resounding euphoria you wouldn’t expect from someone afflicted with such a condition.
Setting Up a Band: It’s All About Communication Are you thinking about setting up a new band, or already trying to manage one? Being in a band is like being married to three or four people at the same time. It’s important to choose wisely and then your communication skills will need to at least equal […]
The following video is an interview with Mary Ramos, a music supervisor for Quentin Tarantino movies, as well as over a hundred Hollywood blockbusters. In this conversation, recorded at Sync Summit Paris 2014, Mary shares specifics of working in the sync licensing industry these days, and provides numerous practical advices on getting noticed by music supervisors. Mary shares a lot of great advice and knowledge for indie artists.
On any given Friday night, a harmonious cloud of energy makes its way to Haymarket, Virginia’s well-known performance space. Modeled after some of the most notorious American clubs, 4410 quickly made its mark as an exclusive venue
The corporate world and the rock world are not as dissimilar as one might think. Being a CEO, or even managing a staff of employees, can be a lot like leading a band. The parallels between the two are indisputable. Charting a direction, team building, hiring and firing, and communicating ideas are all equally applicable job-related concepts whether you’re the head of a company, a department, or a band. Stu Kemper of Dublin, Ohio, and Ozzy Nelson of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, are both bandleaders and bosses at their companies.