Category Archives: Excerpts and Advice

This book is dedicated to…

This book is dedicated to: My English teacher who said, “Dave, writing just isn’t your thing.” My music teacher who said, “Dave, music just isn’t your thing.” My ex-girlfriend who said, “Dave, you need to give up this music business dream and get a real job.” And to my parents, Joe and Ruth Rose, who […]

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Who is Allison Moorer?

Who is Allison Moorer? Please don’t ask me that question if you ever run in to me in person.  I’ll punch you in the neck. I don’t know why I just said that.  I’ve never punched anyone in my life. No, I will not punch you.  Instead I will likely smile and give you a […]

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Use Social Media To Your Advantage

Use social media for two primary purposes: to engage your current fan base and to reach a new audience. Social media is scary to some because it’s so impersonal, but if you treat it like a dialogue, it can be quite enjoyable for the fans. Engage them in your creative process. Ask their opinions. Be […]

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What Matters In Booking?

Let’s take a moment to touch on some of the best methods to go about booking the right venues: “Hello Mr. Venue Owner. I was calling to see if you’ve listened to our demo yet. We spent a lot of money at the best studio in town using the best producer in town. He really […]

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Five Common Myths In Recording

When making your first, second, or even third recording, there are some common myths I’d like to dispel. Myth #1: “People will care about my recording.” Unfortunately just because you record music, doesn’t mean people are going to automatically care. First, it has to be music that moves them. But how do you move them […]

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I Want To Be Rich and Famous

A notable actor once had a fan say to him, “I’d love to trade places with you. I’d love to be rich and famous.” The actor responded to that person by saying, “Try being rich first. See if that doesn’t solve most of your problems. The fame part really isn’t all it’s cracked up to […]

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