Tag: jam session

  • How to Get the Most Out of Your Private Music Lessons

    How to Get the Most Out of Your Private Music Lessons

    Taking music lessons requires dedication and commitment to practicing and meeting your teacher half-way, here are some tips to lightening the load!

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  • Getting the Most from Your Hired Musicians

    Getting the Most from Your Hired Musicians

    For an emerging artist, bringing in the hired guns for a one-off show, recording, or tour can be a daunting proposition. Even after you’ve found the perfect players, you still have to negotiate compensation, make sure they understand what’s expected of them, and provide them with the materials they need to perform their best. Every […]

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  • Opportunities: CD Baby’s DIY Musician Conference Organizer on Building an Independent Music Career

    Opportunities: CD Baby’s DIY Musician Conference Organizer on Building an Independent Music Career

    CDBaby’s Second Annual DIY Musician Conference is coming up this September 30th-October 2nd in Chicago. Being a DIY musician myself, I was intrigued by an event that aspires to bring together independent musicians, songwriters, producers, labels, managers, and talent buyers to come for a weekend of talks, tutorials, gigs, photo sessions, jam sessions, and networking opportunities. It seems super exciting and inspiring, so I sat down with CDBaby’s Kevin […]

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  • Start Your Own Jam Session in 5 Simple Steps

    Start Your Own Jam Session in 5 Simple Steps

    A jam session can be one of the best ways to build your network. My jam session in Brooklyn, Playground Sessions, brings together so many people on a regular basis. That session has sparked countless collaborations and performance opportunities. So here’s how you can go about starting your own. Step 1: Find a Space This […]

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Ryan Lott: Designing Sample-Based Instruments