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Make This Life Your Art: How To Stay Inspired Features Guest Blogs Indie News 

Make This Life Your Art: How To Stay Inspired

As artists, creatives, or simply as human beings, it’s difficult not to get caught up in comparing ourselves to others. In an ongoing pursuit of validation, we hope we are as remarkable as the people that have come before us. As a result, we sometimes lose focus on what’s important. “Make this life your art” is a phrase I use to help me keep perspective as an artist and stay focused on what, to me, is really important and I hope to inspire others to do the same. For those of us…

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Get Together On The Regular: The Importance Of Music Communities News 

Get Together On The Regular: The Importance Of Music Communities

Become a part of an active local music community. If you can’t find one, create one. The support and challenges in collaboration have been essential to my growth as a musician. For me, a basement session started by veterans Kraig Jarret Johnson and Greg Wieczorek has become my weekly routine. There’s a reoccurring cast of characters, along with very special guests, and after two years I’m still hit with my fair share of delightful surprises and touching moments. These guys have it down. They’ve created a safe place on the…

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Music Education: Why It Matters & Why You Should Care Features Guest Blogs Indie News Pop Punk Rock 

Music Education: Why It Matters & Why You Should Care

We recently announced an annual donation based compilation from New Age Media Management and The Catalyst Publicity Group featuring artists such as Sparks The Rescue, Nathan Ryan, and Stages & Stereos, with all proceeds going to the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.  Now, we know how important music education is, and how music can change lives. But we wanted to bring you a little perspective from the artists themselves. Check out what each artist on the compilation had to say about music education after the jump, and purchase a CD/download after the jump. How has music…

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The Most Important Secret To Creative Success Features News 

The Most Important Secret To Creative Success

I’ve spent a lot of my life playing music and writing. But, only recently I’ve found out the most important thing about anything creative. Before I tell you that I’m probably going to rant for a bit, tell an unrelated story then end with some sub-par inspirational message but I will get there. So grab a glass of your county’s famous colas and read on. As I was saying, I have been doing creative things for most of my life. But, after I create something I fear it. I am…

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