About

The home for atypical artists looking for ideas and advice on navigating the new music industry.

Music has had a huge impact on my life. I’ve been playing in bands for as long as I can remember.

I’ve interned at record companies and recording studios, been hired many times as a session musician, and have spent some time doing online promotion for a few rockstars. I love dabbling with social media.

I truly believe there has never been a better time in history to be an artist. We now have all the tools at our disposal to create, distribute and promote our art to the world, without help from a major label. Currently I do not make a full time living from playing music. But wait.

I can hear you grumbling now as to why you would want to take advice from a not-so-successful musician. Well the truth is after over 11 years of playing, touring, booking, promoting etc., I’ve realized that it would be a waste to let all the knowledge I’ve gained simply waste away.

I started this blog as a way to share all the knowledge I’ve learned along the way in order to help out other musicians on their career path. Enough about me, what about this site? Who is it for? For musicians looking for atypical advice and tips on navigating through the changes in the music industry, this is for you. Secondly and more importantly I wanted to create a place for the atypical artist. What’s an atypical artist? An independent artist/musician who uses the tools made available by the internet to create their own preferred level of success with their art. That means those of you who realize the internet and related technologies have freed us from our dependence on the lottery that was the major label recording industry.

-Madeleine Hill