leaves

Billy Momo Says: All the leaves are brown…

Leaves they are changin’, now at Billy Monmo 33. by Gramps   And, just like that, summer is over. It seemed almost like an overnight thing. Suddenly rush hour traffic came back to Stockholm with a vengeance (nowadays ”rush hour” here is fairly non-stop between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.) after a few months of pretty…

live

Billy Momo Says: Live vs. Recording

Live vs. recording now on Billy Mommo #31. by Oskar Hovell   There are very few things I love as much as performing live with Billy Momo. Except for a few things I do with family and friends, the only thing I can think of is recording music with Billy Momo. Billy Momo is a great…

ben folds

In His Own Words: Ben Folds on art and turmoil

Ben Folds can be found on iTunes.     “I do have that mindset, that most good art comes from some turmoil, from someone trying to come to some equilibrium, or come up and get a breath.”   BEN FOLDS facebook / website       support great artists, buy music     kindly share

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 money

J.P. Kallio’s Musician Quick Tips 24

And if you don’t work towards building a strong loyal following, I got news for you. It won’t build itself! by J.P. Kallio   Here are this week’s musician quick tips, part 24!! In my nearly two decades as a full time musician I have learned a thing or two about this business. I also have…

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…