Why you should record your original music

Why you should record your original music

Why you should record your original music.  Let me show you the top reasons I believe it is important.

Your songs define you as a an artist.

Playing cover songs at the local bar does take tallent, don’t get me wrong, but it does not do much for your career.  You might get paid for the performance, but that is the end of it.

When you play gigs and a fan loves the performance, most will ask if you have a CD they can buy. That is how the big world of fans begin.

Shaun Morgan from the band Seether explains, “with each new album release and tour, comes a new set of fans completly different than the last”.  Shaun should know, he has been at the top of the music industry for 20 years now.  I believe he is one of the best song writers and performers of a generation.

As your fan base grows, so should your original music releases.  Seether tests their newly written songs, while touring the CD just released.

Fans love something new.  Every new song release brings back old fans and makes new ones.  If your fans loved the first one, they will buy the next one guaranteed.

Recording brings you together with your band.

I thought about this for a long time and tried to think of an easy way to explain it.

There is a sense of accomplishment when you record a CD.  When you are finished with it, everyone in the band has added their parts and all are proud of what they have made.

In a live performance, there is room for, what I call slop.  If you don’t play it perfect, no one really notices.  But on a recording, the tracks are laid individually and it stands out like a sore thumb then the notes are wrong.

From this point on, when the band performs, even the solos are defined.  Your fans love your songs just as they are on the CD and that is how they expect to hear them.

Many times in a live performance a fan has come up to me afterword and said, “you missed a note”.  They know the songs as well as you do. I tell them I know, I missed it and we laugh about it.  But that same fan is there every show.  I have had fans that drove over 100 miles to see us play.  That all happens from recording your music.

The band gets a tighter live performance.  Everyone has a defined way to play each song from the point the songs are published.  They are now public record world wide with your name on them.  All the rights to that music are yours.

A moment in time.

For the rest of your life, you have music that you are proud of.  Every time you play it, all the memories from that time in the studio, the live performances, the fans you made all instantly are fresh in your mind.

Every musician I know that has recorded a CD has a story about it.  A time you will remember forever.

Family

My dad was a musician.  From the day I was born, there was a band practicing in our living room.

They performed every weekend at my aunt’s bar, “The Hillside Lounge”.

Their band never recorded their music.  My dad passed away when I was 12 years old.  I wish I had a recording of those songs.

Logo, cover art and Merchandice

When you make an album, you decide on a band logo and you create cover art.  You cannot even upload your songs to internet stores without cover art.  This opens the door for more band income.  Bumper stickers, hats, hoodies, t-shirts.  Fans love them all.

I have made much more money from merch than I ever got paid for performing.  It is also pretty cool to see people wearing the shirts and your logo on their car.

torque logo
Torque Logo
torque hells juke joint cover art
Torque – Hells Juke Joint Cover Art

Conclusion

I hope I have explained a few of the reasons why you should record your original music.

Whether it is because your son or grandson, or mom or dad wants to hear it, or whether you want to make a true music career, recording your music is important.

You will be forever in the library of congress with a published work.  You will own all the musical rights to that music and earn income every time it is streamed or played.  I could go on about it for hours, all the reasons to record.  The main reason is for you.  They are your songs forever from the moment you publish them.

Thanks for spending the time to read this post.  I had something to say and you read it.  I appreciate it.

Record your music, it is an experience you will never forget.

Check out some of our music and purchase it if you like it.  All money goes directly to the musicians that recorded it. Follow the link below.

Traina Studios at Reverbnation

Record your music

Piano For All

Piano For All

Pianoforall teaches you how to sound great right from the start

All-in-one package with everything you need sound great.

All styles of piano covered – pop, blues, jazz, ballads, improvisation, classical.

Play-by-ear and learn to read music at the same time.

Filled with tricks, tips and formulas to help you sound great right from the start.

10 clearly laid out ebooks – 600 pages in total

200 videos – over 7 hours in total – 500 audio lessons

The video and audio can be accessed right on the page you are viewing so you don’t have to open separate programs

Instant download or delivered anywhere in the world on a CD ROM

•    Exclusive limited time half price offer Click Here.

“If you are looking for a great Piano program that actually helps you to sound like a pro right from the start – then Pianoforall is the right course for you…”

Testimonials

I’m amazed! Once you get the rhythms down, you really can sound like a pro! Great fun! Thanks for making this available at such a reasonable price. Anyone who doesn’t grab this up is going to go the long way home!
Joy!
T. Dwight Kidd, Alabama, USA

This course is exactly what I have been looking for with all the shortcuts that have been such a mystery to me for years. Well done Robin an excellent product. Kind regards. Paul”

Paul Saxon , UK

It is simple, straight forward yet very effective. It makes the complex understandable and for those of us who don’t want to master music theory, it gets us playing quite well in a short time. I can’t say enough good about your program. Thanks again and keep up the good work!
Ed Doran, Muskogee, OK

Hey Robin, Just wanted to say thanks for this course. This is a great way to get up and running fast for song writing on the piano. I feel like I owe you more money.
Mike, Nashville Tennessee

Enjoying the piano like Ive never – bless you for your insight into teaching – it works!! Please accept my highest respect for possibly the best tutorial of all time – I am 74 and have seen a few. You have made me a happy slave to my keyboard and sound!

Derek, Thornton Cleveleys, Lancashire, England, UK

I’ve finally managed to play after a year of slogging away trying to learn to read music. I have literally tried everything I found online to learn and I was considering giving the piano away to a friend when fortunately I found your lessons. Thanks a lot! Cheers

Toni Le Busque, USA www.tonilebusque.com

I’ve picked up more in the short time I’ve had your course (I’m up to Ballad Style) than with the all the other methods I’ve tried. Thanks so much for the most logically arranged, easiest to follow, and best ‘bang for the buck’ piano course I’ve seen, and used. Sincerely,
Barry Polis, Georgia, USA

Your course seems to be what I’ve been looking for for quite a while. I seen a gazillion of them out there but nothing compares to the way you present piano lessons. Good luck with it.”
Don Shonk, Michegan, USA. donspiano@ hotmail.com

Since I was little I have always wanted to play. I’m now 38 years old, have never played, and with your program I was able to go through the books and videos step by step and now I’m purchasing piano books to play songs to enjoy. I have to say that my husband was very skeptical but you have made him a true believer in your teaching program!
Soony Williams, California, USA

Hi Robin, A belated note to say a very big thank you for putting together such an interesting, motivating, straightforward approach to piano playing! I absolutely love the techniques, I’m playing everything now and it’s so exciting!!! I’m still only on Book 1 and I’ve learned so much already, I can’t imagine what you have in store for us in the other books.
Jane Grey, London, UK

Thanks for everything.  With two days of use I already feel like I’ve gotten my money’s worth out of your course.  I think my other daughter, my wife and I are all anxious to learn too.  If only we had another piano and possibly an additional computer to learn on
Dave Millette, Nevada, USA

Dear Robin, I just wanted to Thank You for the incredible program that you have put together.  I must say that you over delivered on this one. I couldn’t believe it, and neither could my wife!  Within an hour, I was making music. My whole family can’t believe I really learned all I have in less than 3 days! I will tell everyone I know, who’s ever thought about playing piano or keys that this is the real deal and I hope if you use this testimonial that all who read it will believe me.
Pastor JD Loveland, Santee, CA, USA

I have been inspired by your program. It feels like a musical renaissance for me. Thanks, Isobel
Isobel Siroy, Chanéac, France

“Hi Robin, Never thought I would say this I thought I had tried every method when it came to not only learning to play the piano but understanding the method.I am truly amazed at the progress I have made in THREE DAYS !!!! Your style is so easy to follow and the video along with the sheet music and the audio, no one could ask for anything more.
David Morgan , London, E6, UK  david244@idnet.com

Hi, I just wanted to say thank you for the fantastic Piano Tutor Books.  I am nearing the end of the first book and can now confidently say this is the best tutor book I have ever come across.
Gary Cook, UK
Hi Robin, Your course is everything that you and others said it would be. The lessons are do-able and satisfying. Your videos and sound bites make everything quite clear. I didn’t think I could make the piano sound this good so quickly. I would highly recommend your course to anyone who wants to learn the piano. Thanks so much. You are making a dream come true.
Mike Epstein, Ramat Razi’el, Israel

Hi Robin, Recently bought your series and think it is incredible.  My mother was a classically trained pianist and my father was a bar room “by ear” player and I always wanted to be sort of combination of them.  Your set of books has made it all fun for me again.  Could never be bothered by all the technical stuff, just wanted to sit and play.  Piano For All is great. Thanks,
Andy Godfrey, NY, USA

Hi Robin, I recently purchased your product and I have to tell you: it’s absolutely wonderful!!! I’m still quite a beginner but I can follow your instructions and feel I improve daily! Though I have to admit I watch and listen to the videos thousands of times – but once it clicks in – it’s delightful. Thanks ever so much for your efforts of putting this whole set together, I’m really glad I’ve found you!

Eva Gegeny, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK

Robin, Thank you so much for this course.  I have wanted to learn to play my favorite instrument as long as I can remember.  Now that I’m an adult, I am so glad to not have to learn from the child books.  Already being able to play popular songs just amazes me!  I am having so much fun.
Thanks again,
Vivian Bell, Fairborn, Ohio, USA

Hi Robin, just a quick note, this is david from barnegat, new jersey i started your course about three months ago, i am on book 3 and still think the course is just great. books 1 and 2 were just the best, i really look foward to sitting down at the piano now, and just have fun the licks and songs you use are just what i am looking for. i am 59 years young and grew up with all those tunes. keep up the great work and i will stay in touch, thanks again, david.
David Petraccoro, Barnegat, New Jersey, USA

For anyone questioning whether they should purchase this course or take a more traditional method to learning the instrumentI can testify that they would be much better off with Piano For All.  I have just completed my degree in Music at the local college.  The knowledge I gained from your course is largely responsible for my having the highest marks in Music Theory I and II.
David, Alabama, USA

I no longer think, “this is beyond me and only musical geniuses who have had hundreds of years of lessons are capable of playing”. In other words, this course is very liberating, simple to grasp, laid out in an easy to follow format and gets you playing in NO TIME! Why piano is not explained in the manner that PFA teaches is completely beyond me! Thanks so much. Sincerely
Bob Bowen, Conway, Arkansas

Hey Robin we have spoke awhile back about your course..I started on book one and it is awesome.. I play acoustic guitar and sing but i am so excited to play piano now, and it so easy to create chord progressions with your method that the second day already im playing let it be progression…what is your suggestion should i just  follow each page and dont move on till i master each page?   Thanks..it was a blessing finding you, music is my life.

Tommy, NYC, USA

TorquedMusic

TORQUE-logo

Set up your band for success

Think about branding before you even form the band.

All The best band names are a single word. “Godsmack”, Shinedown, Seether, Torque

When you think you have the band name figured out, Google the word and see what comes up on page 1 for the word.  When people go to your gigs, they will remember your band name if it is just one word.  When they get home, they will google it.  What will come up?  Hopefully you can get the .com for that word.  If so, your website will sell instant merchandise.  When they loved your performance, they want to buy your other music, shirts, bumperstickers, hoodies, belt buckles, stocking caps.  Every one of those items needs your logo on it.

That is the next step in branding, your band LOGO.

The logo goes on everything you sell.  Next each album has a theme cover art picture.  That art picture becomes the merchandise art for that tour.

Many times for me, merchandise sales has been the gas money to get me back home.

If you do a live performance and you don’t have CD’s shirts, bumperstickers etc… you are loosing money big time.  Fans love merchandise.  Buy double the amount of the rest as XXL. This will be your most popular size.

Sell CD’s and thumb drives with Mp3’s.  Pick 1 cover song to add to each CD you create.  May sound strange but it works.  We had two and the fans loved them both.  We covered Down – Bury me in Smoke and Mountains – Mississippi Queen.

With this set up, you should never go home from any live gig without cash in your pocket.

After the initial merch purchase, the sales will always re-stock your merchandise

So many bands begin playing shows without anything to sell.  HUGE mistake.  You are forgotten 2 hours after your gig.

Without following these steps you have a hobby, not a band, and the hobby is expensive.  I am a drummer, one cymbal is $150 -$350.  Sticks are $20. 

Even bar gigs, if you are the headliner, you get the door cover charge.  If y0u have other bands opening for you, give them part of the ticket sales money.  Just $20 bucks will be appreciated.  I know lots of bands that don’t do that.  I always gave some money to opening acts.  Add your .com to all your merch also.  First thing on the website should be an opt in form.  Get name and email.  Every email is an opportunity to sell your next song release and merchandise.

Your next important goal is to get 100 fans to every live gig.  When you accomplish this on a regular basis, Record labels will start to take notice of your band and you have a chance to get signed for the bigger money

Always release your music through Tune Core.  For $30 bucks your album can be in every major store on the internet.  iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and over 100 more internet stores.  Tune core will track all your plays, download sales.  Remember this fact, 90% of you online album sales will come from iTunes.

I don’t know why, but that is how it works for me.  You have to get all your albums live on iTunes.  Add your iTunes album link to your website.

Your band needs a website

Your Band Needs a Website

Your band needs a website for several reasons.  We will touch on a few of them in this article.

The biggest reason to own your own website is freedom.  Freedom of expression.  You are in complete control of the content.  Social media sites all have lots of rules, and they can shut you down for the strangest of reasons, they can block your content and most of all they control your advertising.

It is best to get a .com with your band name as the title.  YourBand.com.  Then link all of your social media accounts to that website.  This makes your advertising so much easier.  If you use WordPress to run your site, there are many plug ins that will let you send every post to all your social media sites as soon as you are done writing it.  This saves you hours of time.  You just set up permissions for every social media site in your WordPress back office one time.  From then on, your posts will go out to all your social sites.

Sell all your merchandise and music directly from your website.  You still need a music distribution company like TuneCore to distribute your music to all the major online stores, but it is also good to sell it directly from your own website.  People will come here to see where your next show is, buy your merchandise and also your music.  All sales here are straight profit for your band.  There is no money that has to be shared with a record label or distribution company.

Now days before a band will even get a proper view from a record label, the label wants to know you can promote yourselves.  Do you have a following, are you making money?  All important in the eyes of major record labels.

You also want the ability to keep in touch with your fans and a great way to do that is through email.  You can get your fans to subscribe to your bands news letter with a lead capture page.  Once you have their email address, you can send them all your latest information.  Album releases, new merchandise, special VIP Ticket promotions and much more.

If you have an autoresponder as well, you can set up pre-written emails that go out at specific intervals.  Your time is important but you don’t want to neglect your fans either.  It would take forever to write individual emails to each of your fans, but with an autoresponder, you can write the email once and send it to everyone just like your news letter.  You can also send a broadcast email any time you want.  Very important in communication with your fans.  Without these tools, you would need to hire someone just to handle your emails.  With an autoresponder, you can do it yourself.

You can write a post on your website and when it publishes will automatically post to all your social media and then copy and past it in your autoresponder and blast it to all your fans.  I just a few minutes each day, you will have finished all your online promotions.  Cool right.

You can also do live music feeds straight to Facebook from your webinar software.  You can even write music live with each member in a different location around the world.  You can save those sessions in your back office, send a link and anyone can watch the performance.  You will have your own cloud that it is stored in.  Again you don’t want You Tube to have control, they have too many commercials and at the end of your video, they try to send you fans to another You Tube video.

Software package that makes all this easy as 123..

Let me show you a Hybrid Marketing software package that makes everything above ver simple and it won’t drain your checkbook

With the gold package which is just 49 dollars a month, you will have everything you need to promote your band.  Get started right now earning income for your band with your own website and tools to market it.

Commission Gorilla by Promote Labs Review

Commission Gorilla by Promote Labs Review

Don’t Even Think of Getting Commission Gorilla Until You Read This

Many affiliates know that offering a bonus alongside any promotion can generate bigger commissions and more sales. In fact, two super affiliates have tested this extensively and found that offering a bonus can quintuple your commissions.

Yep, that’s right: you can make five times more money if you offer a bonus!

But even though offering a bonus puts more money in your pocket, it’s certainly not easy money. You need to create bonus pages. If you want to do it right, this takes time, skills or money. Not everyone has the resources to create the sort of professional pages that boost conversions.

Until now!

Introducing Commission Gorilla, which is a clever software system that literally makes it drag and drop easy to create high-response bonus offer pages, delivery pages and more!

Let me give you a quick rundown of the features:

Point and click simple WYSIWYG editor. You don’t need to know a thing about coding or design. All you have to do is point and click your mouse to beautiful, high-converting bonus pages. You can drag in images, insert videos and even create custom, high-impact call to action buttons. You won’t find an easier way to create web pages!

Bonus library. If you’re like a lot of affiliates, you tend to reuse bonuses. This software makes it easy. The system lets you build and store bonus building blocks inside the bonus library. Then you can just drag and drop these bonuses into your bonus pages. The more you use Commission Gorilla, the faster you’ll be able to create pages especially if you use the bonus library!

Free hosting. Don’t have a website? No problem. Commission Gorilla will host your bonus offer pages at no charge. Or you can opt to upload them directly to your site. Commission Gorilla even includes a plugin to make uploading pages to a WordPress site a breeze.

Automated bonus delivery. When you create your bonus page, Commission Gorilla creates your delivery page at the same time. You can even drag and drop in pre-written text to create pages even faster. What a huge time saver, which means a lot during a fast-moving product launch!

Clone feature. Once you create a high-performing promotion page, then all you have to do is click your mouse to clone the page, tweak it for another offer, and your bonus page will be ready in minutes (rather than hours). It’s so easy and fast!

Dashboard stats. As soon as you log into Commission Gorilla, you’ll be able to track your high-performing pages with just a glance by looking at the built-in stats. No more guessing at what works – now you’ll know for sure!

Social share buttons. Promoting your new bonus page is easy – just use the built-in social share buttons! You can build your page, promote it, and go enjoy the rest of your day. Plus you can even drag and drop social share buttons into your bonus pages for your visitors to use!

And the list of cool stuff just keeps going because you get even more features to make the most of your traffic and increase your conversion rates. This includes attention bars, exit pop-ups and countdown timers. You’ll even get a cool collection done for you bonuses to use during your very next promotion!

The bottom line is you won’t find a better way to get your bonus pages up and running fast.

Traditional HTML editors are clumsy, they have a big learning curve, and they’re not designed specifically for creating direct-response sales pages.

Commission Gorilla is different, because it’s designed with marketers in mind. No matter what your skill level or background, you too can point and click your way to high-converting bonus offer pages!

What’s more, this software isn’t just for affiliates. While it works really well for creating affiliate bonus pages, you can also use it to create bonus pages for your own products. You can use it to create bonuses, coupons or other special offers for your online or offline business. Commission Gorilla is even flexible enough to create contest pages, lead pages and more.

Best of all…

You don’t need any design skills.

You don’t need a big budget to hire a designer.

You don’t need to know any code.

And if you choose the Pro option, you’ll get some super power up add on features as well!

My rating? I give it two thumbs up as the fastest and easiest way to get promotion pages up and running. Check it out for yourself at [Affiliate link] – and don’t forget to look at the impressive demos!


Order now and get the bonuses below.  Download Links will be in your email.

Retarget 2.0 How to advertise on facebook and lower ad costs and increase sales! FREE eBook

facebook-pixel-retarget-secrets
Cliptasia fastest way to get paid with video
niche marketing secrets

Piano For All Review

Piano For All is one of the most popular and respected Piano Courses on the Web. Created back in 2006 and still teaching people every day shows its ability to teach anyone to play the piano.

One really unique thing about their website is the testimonials. Each one has a verified e-mail that anyone can contact to ask questions about the course.

The course includes over 600 pages of content in 9 ebooks, 200 videos and 500 audio lessons.

Step by Step

9 ebooks containing over 600 pages of content designed to guide you through the course.  The lessons seamlessly fit together.  One lesson moves right into the next.  The lessons have both an audio to show you how it should sound and a video to see how to play it.  See Below.

Works on any device

Piano For All will work on your Mac, PC, Tablet, iPhone or android phone.

Easy to learn on the go.  Watch the videos from your phone when you have time.  When you get back to the piano, easily play along and practice what you have learned.

Conclusion

Piano For All has stood the test of time for over 14 years simply because it works.  Over 250,000 people have learned to play using this system.  Click this Link to try it for yourself. You will be playing the piano like a pro in no time

Learning the piano is difficult on your own.  Individual piano lessons are very expensive and force you to learn at the teachers pace. With this system you can go through the lessons as fast or slow as you wish and repeat them until you are proficient at it.  Once you have mastered how to play the piano, it make song writing much easier.  The piano is one of the main instruments for song writers.

After you have learned to play your own songs, bring them to Traina Studios and record them.  We would love to hear what you have created.

Chuck Withers

Chuck is outstanding at playing the piano and singing for that matter.  Featured on one of my songs Jack Daniels and Jesus.  He was in the local band Scrapyard with Miles Payday and has written several songs himself.  Here is a track Chuck recorded here at Traina Studios called Walking in Memphis.

Walking in Memphis

Jack Daniels and Jesus – Hells Juke Join by TORQUE featuring Chuck