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Music Biz  // These are blog posts (mostly text) that are specific commentary on a music business related topic.

14 Oct Posted by in Blog, Music Biz, NWME | Comments

NWME IndieGoGo Seedfunding Campaign Launched!

NWME IndieGoGo Seedfunding Campaign Launched!

After 9 months of planning, anticipation, and building excitement, we are very happy to announce that we are ready to make the big push to bring the Northwest Music Experience convention and expo to life! Our grassroots effort to create a major multi-genre event which educates, connects with music industry, and creatively inspires in Seattle ...

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The NW Music Experience Convention and Expo

The NW Music Experience Convention and Expo

Songwriters in Seattle is proud to be planning the 2013 Northwest Music Experience convention and expo. Teaming up with other key organizations in the community such as Seattle WAVE Radio and Music Aid Northwest, SiS member volunteers have played a large part in getting this exciting project underway. There is a lot in progress right ...

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22 Dec Posted by in Blog, Links, Music Biz | Comments

Night Out Radio – Part 2 (Interview)

Night Out Radio – Part 2 (Interview)

Interview with Mark & Linda Gordon of My Seattle Night Out and Seattle Wave Radio With a website containing an online radio station focusing on local, Greater Seattle (and really the State of Washington) bands and singer/songwriters, Linda and Mark Gordon have jumped on a current trend that seems to be replacing the way we ...

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30 Nov Posted by in Music Biz, Podcast | Comments

SiS Podcast: Jennifer Cadence

SiS Podcast: Jennifer Cadence

November, 2011 Jennifer Cadence “Sapphire Blues” pop artist Jennifer Cadence is interviewed by SiS Organizer Chris Klimecky. They discuss the origins of her unique pop sound, her new EP “Mr. Universe,” and she gives 5 music business tips all musicians should follow. Click the play icon above to stream, or click here to download Click ...

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30 Sep Posted by in Links, Music Biz | Comments

Music Biz – What To Do Next? Part 1: The CD

Music Biz – What To Do Next? Part 1: The CD

(Editor’s Note: Jennifer runs a monthly Music Biz Workshop event for SiS and has agreed to share some of her notes and recommendations in a 3-part series) You have passion and music and want to do something with them. Here’s the best order in which to proceed: 1. Record your songs. Suck it up and ...

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23 Sep Posted by in Blog, Music Biz | Comments

What Genre Am I?

What Genre Am I?

We had a great monthly meeting this week at Cafe Allegro. As always, the meeting inspired me in many ways and gave me things to think about. One area that I heard from many fellow musicians there was the difficulty everyone felt when they tried to classify their music into a “genre”. There are many ...

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16 Sep Posted by in Blog, Music Biz, Review | 1 comment

Review: Bandcamp.com

Review: Bandcamp.com

In this day and age, distribution of your music has become accessible to every musician, whether they are signed or not. You can get your music up on the net and make it available for free or for sale. Various sites can produce several hundreds of your CD’s relatively cheaply for you to sell them ...

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14 Sep Posted by in Blog, Links, Music Biz | 5 comments

“Mooncakes” on NPR’s Marketplace

“Mooncakes” on NPR’s Marketplace

Songwriters in Seattle had a really cool and unexpected bit of national media attention Monday with our song, “A Black Market For Mooncakes” being part of a segment on NPR’s Marketplace. I’ve been asked a lot about how it happened, all the way back to the origin story of the song, so I thought I’d ...

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