- 16/01/2017Mark Mulligan analyzes streaming in 2016 and 2017Music Subscriptions Passed 100 Million In December. Has The World Changed?musicindustryblog.wordpress.com In streaming’s earlier years, when doubts prevailed across the artist, songwriter and label communities, one of the arguments put forward by enthusiasts was that when streaming reached scale...
- 13/01/2017A short blog post in the Random category - my top 5 favorite guitar solos. (spoiler alert: #1 is Jeff Carlisi's solo in "Caught Up In You" from .38 Special)
Enjoy some hard rock guitar from the 80's... :)Top 5 Guitar Soloscircuitscream.com Visit the post for...
- 11/01/2017I used to often post "Random Thoughts" to my blog, but haven't in a while. As I'm sitting here in my studio tonight enjoying a Merlot on a RARE night off, I look around at different projects - music, a film I'm directing, web & UX design, notes from a game video score, even a cryptocurrency book - and I'm in Random Mode, so I wonder: how many of you are (to use Emilie Wapnick's term) "multipotentialite"? I'm curious - what multidisciplinary projects are you working on? Don't be shy - post about 'em! :)
Comments13/01/2017 #9 Donnie Maynard Christianson#6 hey Mark, I just followed you. Dude, you ARE into a lot of different stuff - cool!
Hmm, I think it depends on the person - I've known people who just do that ONE thing and crush it, but if they try other stuff it doesn't work. And vice-versa. I've tried to just do one thing but honestly I get burnt out - I need the variety.
So I do think if someone is geared for being a polymath, they'll thrive. Trying to follow a single path can be like a straitjacket - when I was touring full-time, I didn't want to look at a guitar after 9 months on the road, and that's how I got into CG. I didn't love guitar any less, but I needed to express my art in other ways.
One musician I follow (Leah McHenry) says she "works in seasons"; I tend to do the same thing - breaking from music for a month or two to focus on my web businesses (and of course Dec/Jan is the best time to trade crypto and laugh at the BTC-e trollbox... ;). And then sometimes I just take a few months to work on my film.stuff.
I'll hit you up on the other social media too (my username is circuitscream)13/01/2017 #8 Max🐝 J. Carter#7 Thank you Donnie some of the ground work for the characters is here on beBee for the Silver Guardian and Peace Lords.
Studies have shown that having a form of spirituality in life actually can aid in being more productive in the workplace as those who do often deal with stressful situations better.12/01/2017 #6 Mark SanduskyHaha Donnie! We have to connect. We're both "multipotentialites" with the same potentials and interests. For fun, I write, illustrate and animate. I'm also in two relatively successful bands (playing SXSW etc) Outside of that, I trade bitcoin and work as a producer in Los Angeles for live action commercials. The next commercial I'm in talks with is for a point of sale device that accepts crypto-currencies.
Now I have a question for you - do you think being a multipotentialite is helpful or not? Sometimes I love it, but sometimes I think "man if I just focused on X, would I be more successful?"11/01/2017 #5 Max🐝 J. Carter#4 Well Donnie thank you and thank you again for asking. I'm a born Shaman and have had total awareness since birth. I do a lot of working with people in various stages of reaching the proverbial mountain top. In corporate consulting I take spiritual living and put it in corporate speak to create a better work environment.
The cartoon is going to be an animated series. It's based on a persona I used to use for writing back in my independent film days, The Movie Whore. Film industry people loved the name.
The script is called The Silver Guardian an is about a dude who keeps god in check and just happens to be assigned to earth in a human body. He is telling his story to a shrink with flashbacks.
The graphic novel I will publish as it features women characters who are designed to strong characters who are not sex objects and two of them of intergalactic defenders known as Peace Lords. It's set 40 years from now. and the earth is united and defended by the Peace Lords who come from many worlds.11/01/2017 #1 Max🐝 J. CarterLet's see, I have a local community project I am putting together called Bard School to give people the education they can understand instead of only waht they can afford.
I have a script I am working on.
I have a cartoon I am slowly working on.
I have a graphic novel I am developing.
I have a series of lectures I keep updating.
I have various Shaman activities I engage in daily.
I have a radio show I am putting together.
I write a ton as a blogger.
Thanks for asking.
- 10/01/2017great interview about the new Joshua Tree Tour and - most importantly - the release of Songs of ExperienceThe Edge Breaks Down U2's Upcoming 'Joshua Tree' Tourwww.rollingstone.com U2 guitarist the Edge discusses the group's upcoming 'Joshua Tree' anniversary tour and the status of 'Songs of...
- Producer05/01/2017ArtScapes: Creating Soundscapes from ArtworkFrom my Buzz on generating soundscapes from fractal art, I'm posting this as a tutorial for those of you interested in creating your own soundscapes from photos. It's too much content to fit in a Buzz, so here goes my first blog here on beBee :)The...
- Producer04/01/2017Introducing The Stock Music HiveHi, my name is Donnie Maynard Christianson and I created a Stock Music group to provide a place where musicians and businesses who need background music can connect. Many times the musicians get buried on large sites with no visibility and no...
- 04/01/2017great analysis from Mark Mulligan about how different tribes consume music nowadaysHere’s Why Vinyl Isn’t About To Save The Music Business And Why Albums Need Rethinkingmusicindustryblog.wordpress.com The BPI announced that ‘album equivalent sales’ were up by 1.6% in volume terms in 2016, with vinyl and streaming identified as the key drivers. Many people retain a nostalgic soft spot for vinyl,...
- 27/12/2016"When the conductor tells the orchestra to stop, do not continue playing at all! Although the above sounds obvious, “stop” means to “Stop.” It doesn’t mean to stop at the next place you feel the music should, go on to talk or be a nuisance. Be silent!" http://www.stringquest.com/string-player-etiquette/
- 25/12/2016Can you name Christmas Tunes from looking at the music?
Enjoy Quiz here: www.stringquest.com/christmas-tunes-quiz
- 20/12/2016Mark Mulligan on the the importance of user experience and user interface for streaming servicesExperience Should Be Everything In 2017musicindustryblog.wordpress.com 2017 is going to be a big year for streaming. Spotify will likely IPO, paid subscribers will pass the 100 million mark in Q1, playlists will boom. 2017 will build upon an upbeat 2016 in...
- 13/12/2016a nice map from Spotify showing which tracks are the most popular in different places around the worldMusical Map of the World 2.0insights.spotify.com Music is a universal language -- and maybe one with more variants than any other. To understand these nuances, let’s step back and see and hear how people around the world (cities and countries) listen to music differently, what they share the most,...
- 07/12/2016"That’s the thing, you WANT haters. It means people care enough about what you’re doing to hate you for it." - Ari HerstandMusicians, This is How You Deal With Haters | Digital Music Newswww.digitalmusicnews.com I remember the first time I got publicly shit on. I remember like it was yesterday. That was 8 years ago, and I'm still learning how to deal with...
- 06/12/2016Joe Cocker - You are so beautiful (nearly unplugged) from a German TV concert (Ohne Filter) in the 90ies. If you like it, look for 'Many rivers to cross' unplugged, from same...
- 05/12/2016once again, some fine tips from Ari Herstand to performing musiciansIndustry Tips: 10 Things You Should NEVER Say On Stagewww.musicconnection.com Stage banter is important. But be careful what you say. The wrong statement can send your show into a nosedive. Here some industry tips to help you...
- 02/12/2016on why the purpose of artists is different from the purpose of startups
https://medium.com/@emilygonneau/comparing-artists-to-start-ups-is-not-just-lazy-its-unhealthy-and-beside-the-point-4714e2f3c6d0#.pga8wd4qoComparing artists to start-ups isn’t just lazy. It’s unhealthy and beside the point.medium.com This is a follow up post from the great “Artist as a Start-up ?” panel at the Sonic Visions conference in Luxemburg I was recently...
- 30/11/201631 days left to enter -- please spread the word!
CONTEST - Why Learn Music? - 'Make the Case!'
Info here: www.stringquest.com/make-the-case
- 28/11/2016CONTEST - Why Learn Music? - 'Make the Case!'
Info here: www.stringquest.com/make-the-case
Enter by Jan.1, 2017!
- 26/11/2016Sometimes when we touch - Rod Stewart Rod Stewart-Sometimes When We Touch Lyric: You ask me if I love you.. And I choke on my reply I'd rather hurt you honestly.. Than mislead you with a lie And...
- 24/11/2016Rosin is also called "Colophon" (col·o·phon).
Read more rosin facts here: www.stringquest.com/rosin-facts
- 23/11/2016Enjoy Key Signature Animated Quiz here: www.stringquest.com/key-signature-three-minute-quiz/
- 23/11/2016some good points here - after all, every businessperson needs a teamits a myth artists dont need record labels anymorewriterhythm.com Write Rhythm is an online service dedicated to connecting music producers to record labels looking to sign artists via our demo submission...
- ProducerThe Healing Power of MusicThis article I wrote on Linkedin months ago and its time to write some more. Here is a look into what makes SuzanneI am a musician, I am a pharmacist, and I am a scientist. None are more valid than the other. I was recently told that it is more...
Comments22/11/2016 #2 Chas ✌️ Wyatt"We are often confident and floundering at the same time. It is important to remember that we all have our place of genius, where we have something to offer that can grow only from ourselves. We strive to discover the seeds of our true individuality. It is often subtle, a whisper from within that needs time, nurturing, and a degree of challenge for its inward potential to emerge. Faint as it may be, we listen for its distinctive, clear rhythm amidst the confusing cacophony of our illusions, stray desires, and wishful thinking. We search for what is genuinely our own and we work to uncover our latent talents and skills."~ David Ulrich, "The Widening Stream, the Seven Stages of Creativity". I am currently reading this book; the author is a photographer that had an accident while chopping wood and as a result lost one eye. I think you would enjoy the book, as well.22/11/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich"My conclusion is not to remove something that is so important to satisfy someone else or something." Yep, @Suzanne Dwillies-Khan, Pharmacist and Musician. There is much science to support the healing of music and we have a world class music therapist in our midst, along with my partner who finds music crucial to instigating and increasing his ability to move even when his Parkinson's Disease symptoms are interfering with his ability to move.
I prescribe that you take your music dosages every day with regularity. It will help you heal. It will contribute to anyone's healing.
- 21/11/2016I know some people would frown upon knowing this. Personally, I think this is great news2013: Radiohead Calls Spotify a 'Last Fart of a Dying Corpse'. 2016: Radiohead Uploads Entire Catalog to Spotifywww.digitalmusicnews.com Three years after Thom Yorke called Spotify "the last desperate fart of a dying corpse," the entire Radiohead catalog is now available on the...