music business

Fireside Chat: Mike Stern

A legend among modern jazzers yet still a hard-working musician, Mike Stern is a rare breed of guitarist. Even those who don't know his name have probably heard...

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...

The New Music Business 101 with Ravi

Interview by Charlie Doom CD: What’s the most important lesson you've learned in creating a career as a musician? RAVI: No one is going to do it for you...

Making Money Making Music: Songwriters

by Billy Fishkin Ever wonder whether songwriters make money when their music is played on the radio or in a bar? Whenever there is a public performance of...

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...

Fireside Chat: John Wlaysewski

Our latest Fireside Chat is with a Zeppelin-loving, Fender-playing guitarist who is unafraid to go to 11 and shred on solos. His name? John Wlaysewski. He is th...

Fireside Chat: John Patitucci

Grammy-winning jazz bassist John Patitucci pulled up a seat to chat with our very own Charlie Doom. 1. If you weren't a musician, what would you be and why? ...

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 ...

Fireside Chat: Robben Ford

If you weren't a musician, what would you be and why? I'm an art lover so a painter or a chef; I like bringing pleasure to the world. Honestly, how many hou...
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