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Brainchild Music A music publishing company owned and operated by me and my partner, Maggie Ross. Check out our songs!
My Wordpress blog About the changes in our lives since my cancer diagnosis, moving to New Brunswick, and staying active in the music biz!
Mix Magazine The world’s leading magazine for the professional recording and sound production technology industry. Not surprisingly, leans toward the technical side of things but highly informative and well-written.
ArtistPro.com Who says there’s no free lunch? Fabulous website. Check out their on-line Recording course (hosted by Bill Gibson), yours for the effort of registration. Detailed discussion of effects, microphones, signal paths, analog vs digital, and much more, complete with excellent diagrams and audio samples.
Keyboard Kaleidoscope While you’re nibbling on that above-mentioned free lunch, check this out too. There are several sites offering free piano lessons, some of them pretty good, but Bob Estrin’s on-line audio-visual seminars and master classes are unique, more like a music appreciation course spanning classical to jazz. The sound isn’t great, the images are fuzzy and badly-synced, and Estrin often trips over his own excited tongue but I challenge anyone not to be swept into his enthusiastic vortex. He also plays the dickens out of a piano.
Music Row Magazine On-line version of one of Music City’s most informative publications, complete with reviews, calendars of events, musical chairs reports and a singles chart. Worth a subscription if you want to feel in the Nashville loop.
American Songwriter Magazine The name says it all. Articles, interviews, lyric contest, Collaborator’s Corner.
Performing Songwriter Magazine The art of songwriting and the business of making music. Excellent resource.
Nashville Songwriters Association International One of the best friends a songwriter could have. Seminars, song camps, critiquing services and, most importantly, the NSAI is a tireless defender of songwriters' rights, constantly lobbying for improved revenue streams for copyright holders.
Nashville Songwriters Foundation A non-profit foundation dedicated to honoring and preserving the songwriting legacy of the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame. A beautiful and inspiring website. Great songwriter profiles, not just country either.
Nashville Number System Session guitarist Chas Williams didn’t actually invent the fabled Nashville Number charts (credit belongs to Charlie McCoy and The Jordanaires in the Fifties) but he did write the book on this simple-but-effective system used everywhere in Music City recording circles. His Nashville Number System is a must-have if such things fascinate you, and this site is worth a visit even for the casually interested.
Copyright Awareness Week The mission of Copyright Awareness Week is to create a greater awareness among the youth of America about the protection and use of creative works.
ASCAP American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. A performing rights organization founded in 1914.
BMI Broadcast Music, Inc. A performing rights organization founded in 1940.
SESAC Founded in 1930, SESAC, Inc., is a performing rights organization, with headquarters in Nashville and offices in New York, Los Angeles and London.
SOCAN The Performing Rights Society for Canadian Songwriters and Publishers.
Canadian Country Music Association
Country Music Association