Category Archives: All Business

Life in the Recording Studio :

Being in a recording studio is nothing like being in front of an audience. It’s a sterile environment; there’s no audience or applause and often the musicians are in separate rooms from eachother. If you’re accustomed to performing for people and … Continue reading

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The Pianist Who Sings

Ever since I was a little girl I couldn’t choose between singing and the piano. I loved singing so much, as most children do, but I really loved the piano. I loved sitting behind the piano and having the control … Continue reading

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Are CDs Old Hat? Nick Hempton Explores a New Way of Releasing Music

A few days ago I told you about my new CD. It will be a traditional release, meaning there will be physical CDs as well as downloadable tunes on iTunes etc., but these days quite a few artists are choosing alternative … Continue reading

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5 Tips for a Happier Work Day

A few weeks ago I was in a soundcheck with a few other bands. I wasn’t really in charge (being a featured guest), so I was just sitting and waiting my turn to check my microphone. Everyone was agitated. It … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Coping with Rejection as a Jazz Musician

As Jazz musicians, like most people in the arts, we face rejection on a daily basis, yet it is something we rarely discuss. We face rejection from radio stations, booking agents, managers, even our peers, and the rejection comes in … Continue reading

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