music biz

7 Deadly Sins of Playing a Live Gig

1. Noodling Between Tunes There’s no good reason to be playing little licks and riffs between songs. It’s unprofessional and annoys bandmates who are ready to ...

The Last 30 Years in Music Delivery

Over the past 30 years, we've seen music delivery evolve from vinyls and 8 tracks to cassettes and CDs to digital downloads and streaming. Here's a cool illustr...

Help Me Help You Help Me

We've had many discussions about the music business here on The Punch-In, whether it be about the future of the biz or about how to make money making music. One...

Thursday’s Daily Kindling

Fuel for the Fire: "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou ...
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The Turtles and the Hare: Sometimes the Hare Wins

Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan are best known as the front men for '60s folk-rock group The Turtles (“Happy Together,” “Elenore,” “You Showed Me”). After the ban...

Internet Bands: How to Record Around the World

The Web has changed not only music commerce, but music creation and production as well. The pairing of broadband lines and computer-based recording has made for...

Thursday’s Daily Kindling

Fuel for the Fire: "I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to." - Elvis Presley Musings: Want to become a better guitarist? Here...

Cash and Creativity

My UPS guy looks like Chris Cornell. Which makes me wonder: Is my UPS guy Chris Cornell? Is that the Loud Love howler himself coming up the walk in brown shorts...