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Billy Momo Says: For the love of music

Billy Momo #14 – love of music. by Oskar Hovell   I wouldn’t say I love music. For me, music is love. If you got kids, you probably know the simplest, purest if you will, kind of love. Uncomplicated in the way it never changes, never fades, whatever happens. You probably have experienced how you can hurt…

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Billy Momo Says: Being open to inspiration

Billy Momo #12, open to inspiration. by Tomas “Barba” Juto   I read an interview with Tom Waits the other day about writing music. He said something about making your life a place where songs would like to come and visit. If one song comes, others will follow. I totally agree with that. So I started thinking…

your band

This Just In: Your band name is terrible!

Your band name may be terrible, but no fear, The GTC Is Here!! Coming up with a band name or an alias for those basement dwelling singer-songwriters looking for a nice disguise to hide your fears, And face it, Cypress Hill and Hot Streak are taken (allegedly)…The GTC team has decided to come up with some…

post gig blues

Billy Momo Says: The post gig blues

Billy Momo # 11: post gig blues. by Tony Lind (Gramps)   It’s a phenomenon I’ve been well acquainted with for my entire adult life but never had an actual explanation for. I guess it’s a chemical reaction in the body. I call it the post-gig blues. I know many other musicians who deal with the same…

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Your Band Name Sucks

Your Band Name Sucks   by Global Texan   Coming up with a band name or an alias for those basement dwelling singer-songwriters looking for a nice disguise to hide your fears, And face it, Oingo Boingo and Wang Chung are taken…The GTC team has decided to come up with some fresh (allegedly) ideas each…

stop the terror

Just Stop It

by Walter Price   I am not political but I am a devout humanist and to see this ongoing and discussing display of hate towards, better yet, disregard for innocent lives as ISIS has promoted the past few years is an abomination. After spending the past year and feverishly the past several hours reading up…

Soul in perfection?

The thing is, rarely these “critics” would be willing to put their own work on the line… by J.P. Kallio   It seems we expect perfection from everything new these days, and if we don’t at first get perfection, there are masses out there ready to criticise. The thing is, rarely these “critics” would be…

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…

Music Fans

Hey Musicians, listen to music!

If we as musicians stop listening to music, we remove the music fan within us… by J.P. Kallio   I was talking to a fellow musicians few days back and I asked him if he actually listens to music in his free time. His answer was something I have heard bit too often in the…

streaming services

Streaming Music Transparency

So before we scream at the streaming services, let me just make this clear, they pay for the music! by J.P. Kallio   I know we all are getting bit tired with the “streaming services killing music” saga. But there are still musicians who like to raise their fists up every time someone mentions Spotify…

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Camaraderie over competition

I’d like to be able to look in the mirror and be proud of my success and how I got this far. by J.P. Kallio   Sometimes it seems like the competition in the music market is so fierce, that most of us feel like we are on a battle field. It might feel tempting…