Senior Girl Group 2016

Enola Silvana Solana Senior Girl Group (unnamed as yet) SESSION LOG Date: 30-Jun-2016 Song: "Can I Get An Amen?" (Or: "Hashtag Swerve") download Status today: vocal...

Video: Kirin J Callinan: ‘Landslide’

In his video for Embracism cut "Landslide", deep-voiced Australian crooner Kirin J Callinan hangs upside-down over a body of water, covered in mud. Here's the twist though: The video is flipped, so it looks like the water is above him. Trippy stuff. The mind-meld was...

Digital Media Deconstructed: Tim Board of Front Range Scribbles

This month we pick up the Digital Media Deconstructed series, an interview series focused on digital media makers and their own experience with creating a consistent compelling content strategy, establishing their own signature story and developing a stronger online...

Video: Washed Out: ‘All I Know’

Washed Out's Paracosm highlight "All I Know" has a new video. Directed by Daniel Kragh-Jacobsen and produced by Urban Outfitters, it features two young guys who hit the road for an adventure following a devastating bout of heartache. And speaking of road trips, Ernest...

The Latest Tour de Force from Jason Adamo

Jason Adamo is a most familiar figure to regular listeners of Fame Games, not just because of his distinctive voice but also beautiful and powerful arrangements which don't merely "sound great" but also can invariably be used as an object lesson in "how it's done."...

Reviewing Ray Jozwiak

Ever since Fame Games got put on hold, I frequently get asked to do music reviews for artists. When I agree, I typically email them my notes and that's that. But recently I've received a few dozen such requests within the space of a few days - some kind of a freakish...

How to Deal with Anxiety and Stress in Music Industry

Stress and anxiety are very common in today’s music industry. As a result, here is a list of techniques that a person can use to help manage the daily stresses and anxieties of their music industry profession. Sometimes, we get stressed when everything happens all at...

Starting A Small Record Label

With the advent of easily-accessible digital distribution channels, independent labels can more easily than ever place their artists on the market. If you're an unsigned artist, it may be an idea for you to create your own label to which you can sign your act - and,...

Planning Musical Survival For The Independent Musician

Being an independent musician means that you have the ability to make the type of music that you want, affect your community, and - even make money from it. Considering all the options available to you as a musician will help you broaden your career options. As an...

Make Money With your Music in Films Just By Talking to People

Licensing you music into films is a great extra income stream for you as an independent artist. But, as with any other aspect of the music business, you have to go through the learning curve and networking process. In film licensing, just like with everything else, it...

Music Contract Jargon

Musicians are typically not lawyers as well. If that's true of you too, then this definitely puts you at a disadvantage when it comes to reading, reviewing, understanding, agreeing to and signing music contracts . Music business contracts can be complicated and...

Music Contracts 101 Part Two: More Basics

Music business contracts and recording contracts can be intimidating to all of those involved. Maybe you are starting your own label or are a new manager in the music industry, whatever your situation, you must grasp the basics involved in music contracts. Our last...

Music Contracts 101 Part One: The Basics

Whether you have been using a contract for years or if it is brand new for you, it won't kill you to examine and perk up your music contracts. Ideally, you are going to want fair-minded music business contracts that are designed for precision rather than their...

Top 3 Music Business Books – Part 3

Ty Cohen Presents: a Review of the Top 3 Music Business Books That Every Artist, Singer, Musician and Rapper Should Read - Part 3 The one thing that nobody seems to have enough of these days is time. This is especially true when you are building a career. For aspiring...

Top 3 Music Business Books – Part 2

Ty Cohen Presents: a Review of the Top 3 Music Business Books That Every Artist, Singer, Musician and Rapper Should Read - Part 2 Being a music professional is an on-going learning experience. Aspiring musicians need to learn the basics on how the industry works, from...

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