Tag Archives: music recording

SPARS Blog with J. Michael Dolan | O Captain! My Captain!

Excerpted from J. Michael Dolan’s Blogs & Stories | for Artists and Entrepreneurs… O Captain! My Captain! (Read time 0:57) According to Google, the FAA, popular belief, and Malcolm Gladwell (Outliers), many plane crashes are the result of pilot/captain error. And most … Continue reading

SPARS Blog with J. Michael Dolan | The Workhorse and the Filly

Excerpted from J. Michael Dolan’s Blogs & Stories | for Artists and Entrepreneurs…   THE WORKHORSE AND THE FILLY (Read time 0:21) The “Old Work Horse” is right when he says, “You must reinforce your art, your business and your life with the … Continue reading

SPARS Blog with J. Michael Dolan | Keep your boots muddy

Excerpted from J. Michael Dolan’s Blogs & Stories | for Artists and Entrepreneurs… KEEP YOUR BOOTS MUDDY (Read time 0:37) Rally your team, alert your band mates and summon your board members! If you’re in this for the long haul you must … Continue reading

SPARS Blog with J. Michael Dolan | Silence of Champions

Excerpted from J. Michael Dolan’s Blogs & Stories | for Artists and Entrepreneurs… SILENCE OF CHAMPIONS (Read time 1:13) Watch them, study them, read their facial expressions and body language—learn from them. When you study an Olympic champion you’re watching pure, poetic … Continue reading

SPARS ends fiscal year with successful events, increased membership and participation

SPARS ended its 2011-2012 fiscal year recently, producing several well attended and successful events. In addition, interest in the 33 year old recording association is on the rise, as evidenced by the upsurge in membership, newsletter subscriptions, as well as social media … Continue reading

Discmakers Blog Echoes | The story of Taylor Guitars

How Taylor Guitars are Made – An Inside Look at a Music Instrument Icon How many million guitarists pick up an acoustic guitar and use it to perform, compose, practice, teach, or simply to relax in a single day? But … Continue reading

Music Clout | Music tips you can use

  View in your browser.           The Ugly Truth About Todays A&R In the past, the most commonly known aspect of an A&R’s job was discovering unsigned talent and getting them a record deal, which was … Continue reading

Music Connection | Weekly Bulletin | May 9, 2012

    May 9, 2012 Make your contests worth something: “The best contests ask [fans] to do something creative instead of raffling it away. That’s fun. Like, what about a contest where there was a poster that you could print … Continue reading

SPARS Blog with J. Michael Dolan | Don’t Think

Excerpted from J. Michael Dolan’s Blogs & Stories | for Artists and Entrepreneurs… WHAT ARE U SO AFRAID OF? (Read time 0:57) FEAR is the most crippling malady for all artists & entrepreneurs. It hastens doubt, prevents change, stalls growth, clouds choices, … Continue reading

Music Clout | Tips for promoting You Tube Videos

Tips For Promoting Youtube Music Videos If your band is not already on Youtube, you need to stop reading this and go create an account. For everybody else that already has an account, hopefully you’ve been utilizing it to its maximum effectiveness. … Continue reading