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This is a group for people who wanna be, or is a country artist :) no matter where you are.. go find your boots, bring your guitar and join!!

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What keeps us going..?

Started by Frank Schonberg. Last reply by Wm Curtis. Apr 9, 2015. 8 Replies

I bet all of you have had times you wanted to quit.. just be a "normal" person and have a "normal" job.. what is your favorite moment/happening/thing that you have experienced, that makes you wanna…Continue

Recording Studio in Nashville?

Started by Billy Kay. Last reply by Don C Woods Jr Dec 20, 2014. 5 Replies

Can anyone recommend a studio here in Nashville where I can add the vocal tracks to an almost completed song? Thanks, BillyContinue

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Comment by Frank Schonberg on May 26, 2011 at 11:52am
Welcome friends :)
Comment by Frank Schonberg on May 27, 2011 at 8:54pm
Have  a great memorial weekend Y'all :)
Comment by Frank Schonberg on June 19, 2011 at 9:17am
Looks like people don't like to say much around here.. This site is only as good as we make it.. a lot of experience, advice and Intel could change hands here, and help us all out. If you're an artist, songwriter or a musician, you belong to a band of brothers, world wide.. You should just embrace it!
Comment by Heath Davidson on October 2, 2011 at 4:02pm
People on here do not participate in anything. This site reflects the attitude of a lot of musicians in real life. People are out for themselves. Everyone posts for their own interests but neglects others. I have been preaching about being involved, no one is listening.....
Comment by Danny Hinkle on October 2, 2011 at 11:40pm
Amen Brother
Comment by Frank Schonberg on October 4, 2011 at 2:39am
WOW.. to people commenting the same day :)  I think you're most definitely right Heath. and in some ways I can understand why it is that way. trying to be noticed and recognized as someone in the sea of artist out there takes a lot of hard work and focus.. and when you focus on yourself all day long.. you kinda forget about others. not saying it's right.. just saying (this goes for me as much as anyone else). anyway.. thanks for taking part in this group :) feel free to share what you've been preaching!
Comment by Jeff Blaney on October 6, 2011 at 10:09am
I love playing classic country music, but have found that most crowds would rather listen to rock and pop or crossover country.  Has anyone else found this?  I wonder what the industry would do with a guy like George Jones today.  Would he be embraced for the genius he is, or would he be told to "tone the hillbilly down"?
Comment by Frank Schonberg on October 6, 2011 at 10:37am

he would probably be told to tone it down.. I guess some labels still appreciate true country.. but it seems like everybody is after "fast cash".. this result in labels only working with people that already has it going good for them.. and that makes it just a little bit harder for the rest of us.. country or crossover artists. I think labels, managements and so on, always try to find something wrong with you or your music no matter what genre you play. A good friend of mine said this a few months back: "if you wanna make it in this industry.. you have to take away every reason that anyone can come up with for not signing you.. labels don't wanna sign, and if they find the slightest reason not to.. they will grab it with both arms" . Thou this is true.. we must always remember why we started in the first place, and I'm damn sure it wasn't to fit in :) a record deal or publishing deal would be awesome.. but not at any cost. being driven to be better at what you do, is a great thing! but that is not the same as changing for anything. Garth Brooks had a line in a song some years back that has stuck with me: "it's not the world that I'm changing. I do this so, this world will know, that it will not change me"

Comment by Frank Schonberg on October 6, 2011 at 10:40am

this don't make it impossible.. just a little bit harder!! ;)

Comment by Michael Kay on October 6, 2011 at 1:15pm
I think many people forget that this is the Music BUSINESS. What makes a business make a profit? A good product, exposure and people to buy it. In the present economy labels and publishers, like other businesses, are extremely cautious to take a new product to the masses. I'm sure everyone is aware that it costs a fortune to break a new artist. So what's the easy road? First great music (it doesn't hurt to have established writers part of it), an amazing live show and a built in buying audience. American Idol folks come with an instant customer base that will buy their music because of the national exposure. Folks trying to break into this biz need have strong buyer numbers going in like maxed out fan Facebook accounts, twitter, YouTube (other social media too like this site) and proof you will sell tickets and music. I talk to people on Music Row everyday and it's less of a gamble if there is an established buying audience.

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