It happens all the time. You're having a great night on stage, and somebody slick tells you that they'd love to represent you. In a whirlwind, you sign…
If you type the words "songwriting contest" into Google, you're going to come back with close to a million entries. And that number is growing all the…
I know that we've covered this topic in passing over the past few months, but with today's news of a foiled airplane bomb plot in the U.K., airport…
Ways to make me feel like an old geezer, #142. What is Jessie J talking about at the top of "Price Tag?" Are these shout outs to people? Is this part of…
From the mailbag, Mark wants to know about different kinds of royalties: hey whats the diffrence between royalties and publishing revenue…
Either someone's out astroturfing for a competitor of CD Baby, or somebody must have had a freakishly screwed up order. Someone calling themselves John…
Here's exactly the kind of story that I wish I could tell more often. Catching today's Oprah with Faith Hill, the show opened up the songwriting process…
December 31, 2018 Dear Reader, Since 1997, spinme.com's been the place where I posted anything I wanted to about music and pop culture. Sometimes, I'd…
When I first started working in radio, one of our station's specialty DJ's was a fascinating guy named Bernie Milton. He actually fronted a band called…
Deborah Neville offers excellent insight into the various roles of your support team, especially the distinction between your manager (who helps shape…
Lynn Resnick is the dynamo behind Expanding Brooklyn, an up-and-coming management firm located in Seattle. Through EB, Lynn has helped guide the careers…
In Grow Your Band's Audience and Music Management for the Rest of Us, I write about how the best kind of record deal you can land is a "P&D." That…