Recording your first EP (now there is 5)

Recording your first EP (now there is 5)

l’m not asking for much, just a chance at a life Somebody’s Daughter | Peter Caddeyhttps://www.xsnoise.com.au/petercaddey/ Difference between a Single, an EP and an Album Music used to be packaged quite differently before the internet and before streaming music. As a...
The Team

The Team

It is essential that you build a network of people around you that have the skills that you need. As a a sound engineer for many bands, I found that most artists tended to treat me reasonably well. They knew that I was the one that could make them sound great or sound...
Challenge yourself

Challenge yourself

Now that you have completed your recording, released a song, EP or album, you may be thinking, now what? This is where the reality of being a songwriter and musician start. All the excitement is over and you’re thinking, do I just start this process again and...
Accountability

Accountability

One of the first things you should do is to find someone you trust, someone that you respect and pitch your whole idea to them. Don’t find a ‘yes’ person, that’s someone that just agrees with you about everything you say and thinks you are never wrong. You need to...
Defining what you are doing it for

Defining what you are doing it for

When you take on a recording project or even a gig, it helps to define why you are doing it. As a musician, there are so many opportunities to perform for free that sometimes it feels like you are just always giving for free. Getting paid as a musician shouldn’t be an...
Motivation and procrastination

Motivation and procrastination

I heard a great saying recently that really made me think about what I do and why I do things. “If you are procrastinating about doing something, then you are doing (or trying to do) the wrong thing”. Often there a things that we keep putting off. We know we should...