plagiarism

Plagiarism?

But then again I ask you, did they “borrow” or where they just heavily influenced by other artists, maybe even inspired? by J.P. Kallio   I’m sure many of you heard the story that made the front page music news about Irish singer songwriter Hozier and the plagiarism claims. In fact it is so well…

How To Make it in music

Your Audience Your Story

You see it is the story that gets us engaged… by J.P. Kallio   The regular readers here know I can sometimes take the long road to get to the point. So strap your self in, here we go again. I was reading an article on how Twitters shares dropped earlier in the year. This was…

have no fear

No Fear Be Free

My own songs helped me to understand and undertake the process… by J.P. Kallio   Life is such a complicated mess of complexity, hardship, joy, love, loss, dreams and disappointments. Many of us are brought up in what we consider as a “normal” family. We are born innocent, but as soon as we start to…

how to write a song

The immortal life of a song

Musicians career can be short-lived, but the music will remain years to come… by J.P. Kallio   It can take me a few hours to write a song, sometimes longer. I craft a story that resonates with me, and I hope it will resonate with others as well. I tie that story into a melody…

indie artists

Self-made Critics

It’s the independent artists who are still brave enough to break the mould, do their best not to fit into the box set by major label machines… by J.P. Kallio   How can you criticise something, if you were not there. In the past I have been hesitant to post video of Sliotar’s live shows, as…

darkest hour

Tip the Scales

All those long hours of planting seeds, all those late nights you spent up on your own working on your dream, while your friends were out partying, will eventually pay off. by J.P. Kallio   The darkest moment of the night, is just before the dawn. It is important to remember this. If you are…