Training your ears.
Let's talk about training your ears. (Sorry for the duplicate video, the one I posted a few mins ago had some weird stuttering things happening.)Posted by Catch The Moon Music on Tuesday, June 18, 2019
The Top 5 Lyrical Themes That Pretty Much Any Ad, TV Show, or Film Needs (and will pay you for!)
Let's talk about lyrical themes that are constantly sought out for film, tv ads, etc.Posted by Catch The Moon Music on Tuesday, May 21, 2019
The 3 areas you should constantly focus on if you want to make a living with you music, without changing a thing about yourself! Join our free workshop coming up at the beginning of June, all about learning to write music for Sync Licensing! https://www.catchthemoonmusic.com/5-Day-Workshop-Landing-PagePosted by Catch The Moon Music on Tuesday, May 14, 2019
5 Big Myths About Making Money As An Artist
Let's talk about the 5 Big Myths about making money as an artist or musician. You know the lies that we're all told by our parents, friend, teachers, and neighbors.Posted by Catch The Moon Music on Monday, May 6, 2019
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Ok, let’s talk about the 5 Big Myths about making money in music. These are myths that we continually debunk over at Catch the Moon Music.
Not true! Yes, a big following can help you for streams, sales, merchandise and concerts. But there’s other great ways of making money in music also.
Ever hear of music licensing? That’s what we teach our students in our 6 Figure Songwriting class. It’s where you license your song to a TV show, movie, or advertisement, and get PAID to for it. When you know how to make music that works well for licensing you end up boosting your...
My Name Is Cathy Heller. I want to give you a quick glimpse of my journey with music. Stay in touch with us! We have a sweet 5Day workshop/challenge coming up that's totally free!! https://www.catchthemoonmusic.com/opt-inPosted by Catch The Moon Music on Friday, May 3, 2019
The first time I told my cousin that I wanted to make a living working full time in the music industry he told me, "just don't quit your day job!"
At the time I was an engineer, with a steady high paying job. But I was miserable and I wanted out.
I knew I had this gift for making music, but I didn't know what or how to use it to make money. So began my journey toward doing what I loved...
I hear this same sentiment a lot from other artists, asking "is there any way I can make a living with my music?"
Over the years I've come to understand that it's usually a culmination of one or more of these three reasons.
It seems almost silly to say, but "who you know" makes all the difference in the world.
And it's not just about getting to know that famous record producer that happens to be sitting in the audience at one of your shows. It's actually more about the...
Face it. We LOVE when things are simple.
But when it comes to writing a hook or a chorus, we often do just the opposite, don't we?! It's like we have to fill up every space and moment with more words and illustrations to drive home our point.
I think most of us know in our hearts that a simple message is often better!
So why aren't we writing more songs like this??
Because simple is often times more difficult.
Steve Jobs said it best, "Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains."
So..., we have this thing we do over at CTM called our "Monday Music Breakdown," where we reverse engineer songs that are working for ads/film/etc. You can click HERE to see our latest one.
And this week we took a look at a Belk commercial, featuring a fun,...