Author: Jonathan Hack

  • You Are Your Business: The Top 5 Things Musicians Need to Do

    You Are Your Business: The Top 5 Things Musicians Need to Do

    As an artist, performer, band member, bandleader, or however you want to label yourself and your pursuits, you are a company. Congratulations! The good news is that you are chief in charge of your destiny. The bad news reads much the same way. You are your business. Meaning you are now solely responsible for carving […]

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  • 7 Ways to Get a Free Piano

    7 Ways to Get a Free Piano

    Think a piano is way outside your budget? Think again! Free pianos are everywhere if you know where to look…

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  • The Bandleader’s Guide to Your Merch Table

    The Bandleader’s Guide to Your Merch Table

    As a bandleader, it’s your job to cover all the bases — run rehearsals, plan shows on the road, arrange practices — and yes — execute a killer merch table. These 10 square feet of retail are your gateway to making a lasting impression and some extra dough for the band. It’s an opportunity to […]

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  • What You Need to Know to Compose for Musicals

    What You Need to Know to Compose for Musicals

    The Broadway musical is such a mélange of parts — often Frankensteined together — that it’s easy to take for granted the weight that each of the creative elements bear. I think ten out of ten composers would agree that songwriting is the most integral of said elements. After all, no music = no musical. […]

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  • Why Singers Need to Learn Piano

    Why Singers Need to Learn Piano

    + Bridge the worlds of theory, improvisation, and jazzy hip-hop, and improve your piano chops with Grammy-winner Kiefer in his course, Kiefer: Keys, Chords, & Beats. Singers need to learn piano — it’s a fact. I’ve played many instruments over the years — trumpet, clarinet, and sax to name a few — but first and foremost, […]

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  • What Your Music Teacher Didn’t Tell You

    What Your Music Teacher Didn’t Tell You

    Graduation has come and gone. You defied your parents’ wishes of having a doctor in the family and instead majored in classical guitar with a minor in music of the late 1790s. Four years of expensive music school later—hours of practice, recitals, juries—you’re about to embark on a strange new world. All-in-all, music school was […]

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  • Why We’re Throwing an Awesome Concert in NYC

    Why We’re Throwing an Awesome Concert in NYC

    I was asked by a friend the other day: “why are you guys throwing a massive concert at a huge venue before you even have a complete product to market?” Good question, friend. Good question. Well, here’s my attempt at an answer. The goal of Soundfly has always been to empower aspiring and ever-curious musicians […]

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