The Musical Webb Blog

Articles and resources for musical career and craft development

"Making Money Making Music" (From NAMM U Session)

One of the last NAMM U sessions I visited was called “Making Money Making Music”, which had a series of industry professionals as panelists, such as Jay Warsinske, Sydney Alston, Shyan Selah, Stone Paxton, Joanne Ledesma, and Mike Johns. You can visit www.indiepower.com to receive a consultation...

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"Deep Inside the Mind of a Music Executive" (From NAMM U Session)

I had the pleasure of visiting a NAMM U session called “Deep Inside the Mind of the Music Executive”, which was led by Joe Solo. He had a surprise guest, but I honestly could not get the full name (first name was Hakim, though). Anyway, they talked about a lot of things. Mainly, the discussion...

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"More Than Just $9.99/Month: How to Increase Revenue in the Music Streaming Industry" (From NAMM U Session)

Another NAMM U Session I visited was called “More Than $9.99 a Month: How to Increase Revenue in the Music Streaming Economy”, which was hosted by Chris Golinski. During this session, he broke down some facts about the new streaming wave that’s happening in the industry right now. Some went as...

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"Having a Plan A and Plan B in the Music Industry" (From NAMM U Session)

I’ve always been a big fan of having multiple streams of income within the music industry, especially since it’s such a diverse field. You could be anything from session musician to an entertainment lawyer. This will be the first of a stream of articles I will use to share some of the valuable...

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The Musical Webb Covers the 2018 NAMM Show (Day Two)

Today I decided to skip NAMM U breakfast and arrive a little later. I was excited that the lines today weren’t nearly as long as they were yesterday, so it was rather easy to get in. My first stop was the Alfred booth as well as the Avid booth. I was able to get a hold of an exhibitor of Avid,...

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The Musical Webb Covers the 2018 NAMM Show (Day One)

Today was the first official day that NAMM opened their doors to buyers, and it’s been nothing short of amazing. I was able to attend Media Preview Day, which was the day before. Between 4pm and 6pm, journalists were able to come in and check out the newest products from companies participating...

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​Why Building a Newsletter is Important for Your Music Career

In this day and age, it’s extremely easy to get caught up in building likes on Facebook, followers on Instagram or Twitter, and so much more. However, we absolutely must not rule out the fact that email marketing is still on top of the revenue building game. Here’s the big reason why: It’s the...

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My Most Recommended Keyboards for Learning Piano

I get a lot of requests about what keyboard, or piano, to buy in order to practice or start my online courses. There are tons of good quality keyboards and pianos out there, but here is my personal guideline to finding the right quality keyboard that fits your budget. As you know, most real...

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Facebook Ads For Your Music Career: Is It Worth It?

The short answer is: YES! In fact, the majority of you reading this article found out about my site through a Facebook ad I ran. Now, I can guess that a number of you have already tried Facebook advertising (on a whim, really), and may have found very little to no success. Maybe some of you...

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How Slowing Down Can Shorten Your Practice Time

The title itself sounds pretty ironic, but it’s a method that came in handy when I had a “rush job” on a wedding gig (I have to admit, it wasn’t really a rush job…. I just waited until the last minute to work on the songs). Anyway, the problem with feeling like I have a short period of time to...

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