Category Archive: Tools

Sting’s Songwriting Process – An Insight

I stumbled across this old video on YouTube of Jools Holland interviewing Sting (circa early 80’s) recently and it gives a brilliant insight into the way that Sting gathers, processes and demos his songwriting ideas before introducing it to the rest of the Police band members Even though the video primarily focuses on how he [...]

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Expanding My Online Presence Using Posterous

Now I am a self confessed WordPress fanboy and have been for many years but for a little while now I’ve had my eye on another blogging platform to expand my online presence with. It’s called Posterous. My understanding of Posterous is that it was developed to allow people to post online via email but [...]

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GarageBand + My iPad = AWESOME!

A couple of days ago I downloaded the GarageBand app for my iPad and I’ve really fallen in love with it. I think I just found my songwriting idea creation tool of choice. I’ve always thought that because it was so ahead of its time, the iPad was the tool that you acquired first and [...]

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New Tool: Follow Me – WordPress Plugin

Have a look on the right hand side of this blog, can you see the tag with Follow Me written on it? Click on it and see what happens… It’s a new social networking plugin for WordPress called Follow Me that I’m using at the moment. This plugin, developed by Ignite Social Media, allows you to [...]

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Experimenting With MailChimp

Image via CrunchBase One of the most important things a musician needs at their marketing disposal is a mailing list and for a long time I’ve just been using the groups function on open source email clients such as Mozilla Thunderbird to manage my mailing list however, this has been a bit limiting especially when [...]

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