Category Archive for: Music Blog

Planning your album: your CD release (and post-release)

Courtesy: If you’re sitting down to tackle making an album, there’s a lot to think about; from clearing the rights for your cover songs to converting the cover art to the right format. These issues can trip you up, or cause the album to take a lot longer than you’d expect. Randy Chertkow and…

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Launching a Dream: Ryann Lecklider

Life experiences can often kick start creativity. Ask any artist you know – writer, designer, photographer, musician, painter- and they will attest that some of their best work emerges as they grapple with life. Singer-songwriter Ryann Lecklider will give a hearty “Amen!” to that. “A lot of my songs are about dreams and accomplishing the…

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A New Way to do Music

I’m not a musician. I’ve always been passionate about music and I have some rudimentary musical skills that I’ve really only developed in the last few years, but I wouldn’t call myself a musician. However, I’ve always been surrounded by music and musicians.  (When I was really little, my dad would play Barry Manilow records…

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Embracing a New Decade, Opportunity

Life begins at 30, or so they say. Maybe by then youthful vigor is balanced with maturity. Or perhaps the angst of young adulthood has diminished and life is settling into a steady rhythm.  In many ways, the third decade can be a new lease on life. Ask Ryann Lecklider, and she most certainly will…

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Make a Living in the Music Business: Myths and Methods

There’s no secret formula for how to make a living in the music business, and some of the advice in this post flies in the face of conventional wisdom Written by Greg Savage for How do you make a living in the music business? It’s such a popular question… one that’s on the tip…

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