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Why Whosah Does Music Features Guest Blogs 

Why Whosah Does Music

The fans. The lights. The stages. Signing autographs. Feeling important. These might be some underlying motivations people would expect for musicians. But those motivations, while they might be fleetingly fulfilled, won’t weather the stormy path of surviving as independant musicians. The grind to keep playing music, booking shows, promoting, paying thousands of dollars for recordings which are mostly given away for free, is hard. For us in Whosah, we get pumped about the long and difficult road ahead, because we know why we’re doing it.

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How to Profit (Or Break Even) From Your Mistakes Features Guest Blogs News 

How to Profit (Or Break Even) From Your Mistakes

Mistakes will happen inevitably during live performances, but they don’t have to be the end of the world. So how can you turn your mistakes into part of the performance? Check out four excellent tips from The Life Electric below and forever be a “mistake-free” musician.  Do not acknowledge your mistakes. I have seen many different reactions occur when mistakes are made on stage. Some people make a visual cue to divert attention from a mistake that most people may not have noticed, but are now left confused after the…

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Power In Numbers: The Rise Of Women In The Music Industry Features Guest Blogs 

Power In Numbers: The Rise Of Women In The Music Industry

Right now I’m on a flight from Los Angeles to London on behalf of the music tech company I work for. When I arrive I’ll go straight to a photo shoot for a group of women who are powerful forces in pop music. I’ll meet with their manager, who’s a woman – and tomorrow I will have a meeting with the lead of their digital team, who’s also, a woman. I’m on this trip with a colleague who runs one of our largest departments, who’s a woman. Oh, and I’m…

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How To Write Music for Moving Pictures Folk Guest Blogs News Singer/Songwriter 

How To Write Music for Moving Pictures

Look, right from the jump I’m going to own the fact that I’m not the guy with all the answers when it comes to scoring films, videos, and television. But as somebody who’s done it on a number of projects, and as a filmmaker who has hired composers, there’s some stuff I can talk about pretty confidently. So here are some thoughts on how to get into scoring films (of all lengths and means of distribution), and how to think about crafting that score when you do get the gig….

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GUEST BLOG: How Instagram Captured My Inner Musician Features Guest Blogs News 

GUEST BLOG: How Instagram Captured My Inner Musician

Brooklyn, Brannan, or Kelvin? Add contrast, it illuminates the light in the corner. Edit the video again, the sound isn’t quite right. Is black and white classy or boring? These are the big questions one has to make in the world of Instagram- a world that just four or five months ago seemed so trivial to me. In the past, I liked to keep my social media circles small- I deleted those Facebook friends from my freshman year dorm floor, kept my Instagram private and personal, and used Twitter exclusively…

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GUEST BLOG: The Art Of Self-Producing Is A Blessing & A Curse Features Guest Blogs 

GUEST BLOG: The Art Of Self-Producing Is A Blessing & A Curse

It has been a huge part of what makes us a band.  We think it’s amazing in the way it allows us to take an idea from it’s origins and watch it come to life, regardless if it’s music, or the visual storytelling component we’re trying to convey. Self-production is a challenge, but a healthy one in the sense that it forces us to be very critical of ourselves both in the studio and on set and that in turn reflects in our music and our visuals.

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GUEST BLOG: Surviving The WinTOUR – Winter Touring Tips Features Guest Blogs 

GUEST BLOG: Surviving The WinTOUR – Winter Touring Tips

Snowed in at a motel in Tulsa? Check. Stuck without heat in our van in Lawrence, Kansas? Check. White-knuckled our way to Buffalo through a harrowing snowstorm? Check. I hate touring in the winter and do my best to avoid it with my bands. But traveling in the winter months is a necessary evil for any band looking to maintain momentum for a new release or in the midst of a long tour across the U.S. Here’s how to stay safe if you have to take to the icy roads…

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GUEST BLOG: A Day In The Life Of A Guitar Coach Features Guest Blogs 

GUEST BLOG: A Day In The Life Of A Guitar Coach

I am standing with my back against the wall of a small bedroom in The Laurel Canyon neighborhood of Los Angeles. Maggie Grace, an attractive young actress, is on the bed wearing nothing but a very sheer robe. Lying naked next to her is David Duchovny, holding a strategically-placed guitar. Maggie calls out, “Where’s Carlos?” That’s me. I’m Carlos. Why am I here? I am a musician living in Los Angeles, and I often work as a Guitar Coach for film and television. It wouldn’t be unusual if you have…

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GUEST BLOG: Top Five Road Essentials Features Guest Blogs 

GUEST BLOG: Top Five Road Essentials

Aside from the obvious items like music gear, cables, and merch, there are several items as an independent solo touring musician that I would never leave behind whether doing shows for a weekend or several weeks. 1. Cosmetic Bag in the Front Seat– My cosmetic bag contains basic makeup necessities, facial wipes, deodorant and a travel toothbrush.  You never know when you might be running late from traffic or other mishaps.  I cannot count how many times I have had to prepare for a show in the front seat of my…

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GUEST BLOG: Instagram Accounts for Musical Gear Addicts Features Guest Blogs 

GUEST BLOG: Instagram Accounts for Musical Gear Addicts

We are always trying to take our sound to the next level using whatever musical tools are out there – old and new. It was only a matter of time until this quest led us down the road to some Instagram accounts that we can only describe as “gear porn.” Fueled by white-hot desire, we study the online pictures & videos in our most private moments. These IG accounts can be habit forming to say the least. Do you want to get hooked up with some of the main suppliers?…

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