What's a Working Band to Do?
by Erik Jay
A practical 15 part series of how-to articles. It is not about describing the unified field theory or exploring the outer reaches of human philosophy; itís about working in the music business in the real world, so itís not even about being a star, okay? Itís practical, do-able advice. Erik Jay is a writer, designer, and BMI composer/artist who lives in L.A. with one wife and two dogs. At his site, erikjay.com, you can take Door #1 for his editorial and design work, or Door #2 for original music.
Part 1: A Game of Musical Hats
Part 2: Image, Identity & Goals
Part 3: Making Sound Decisions
Part 4: Sound Decisions about Live Recording
Part 5: Sound Decisions About Studio Recording
Part 6: From Mix and Master to Manufacture
Part 7: CD Manufacturing and Distribution
Part 8: Love at First Site
Part 9: The Wonders and Woes of the Web
Part 10: Radio, TV, Film and ďDigital ConvergenceĒ
Part 11: Exercising Your Creative Muscles
Part 12: What the Heck Are You Talking About?
Part 13: Thereís No Such Thing as Pro Karaoke
Part 14: Breaking Up Isnít Hard to Do, Staying Together Is
Part 15: Surviving the Major Computer Crash (Mac)