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Why Most Musicians Don’t Make It [Video]

Posted on November 25th, 2012   1 Comment

There's something very important that most of us are never taught. Because of this we end up with jobs that drain the life out of our music careers, parents who never understand us and friends who unintentionally steer us in the wrong direction.


Are You a Misfit?

Posted on September 24th, 2012   17 Comments

The original concept I had for a blog a few years back was going to be called ‘The Misfit Musician’s Resource Page’. I felt like everyone at the time was talking about things like chords and scales and how to promote yourself on Myspace and other surface level BS and I wanted to write about more important issues that I thought had much more impact on musician’s careers and lives.


Supercharge Your Vision

Posted on December 27th, 2011   8 Comments

I’m going to share a technique that I’ve used over the past year for a New Years resolution that actually worked. I think this can be massively powerful for you […]


Imagination Vs. Reality – The Challenges of Having a Creative Brain

Posted on October 21st, 2011   20 Comments

Creativity.  It can be both a tremendous blessing and an oppressive curse for musicians and artists of all kinds.  They say that creatives have a higher rate of depression and […]

Creativity Featured

Boost Your Creativity By Doing Nothing

Posted on August 8th, 2011   No Comments

Whilst putting together some tracks a few weeks ago, I was in such a state of flow that when I paused for lunch I realised it was ten past four […]


What You Really Want

Posted on July 29th, 2011   6 Comments

A couple years ago I decided that I needed to expand my comfort zone. I wanted to do something to prove to myself that I could do anything. So I […]

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Ten Important Tips For Aspiring Professional Musicians! by Gregg Wright

Posted on June 8th, 2011   7 Comments

I've had the blessing of a 30 year career making a living doing what I love most . . . creating and playing music. It's carried me to every corner of the earth.

Artist Tips Success

Fail Big

Posted on May 25th, 2011   2 Comments

It was a little over one week until my CD release party. Two weeks earlier, the master CD had arrived at the pressing plant broken, and my designer had had […]


The P’s to Success – Proactivity

Posted on May 11th, 2011   1 Comment

In this video Demian Arriaga gives some inspiring words and practical advice on one of the most important P’s to success – Proactivity.


Progress vs. Perfection

Posted on May 10th, 2011   No Comments

About 8 or 9 years ago I used to smoke two packs of Marlboro Red cigarettes a day. It was hard for me to imagine what it would really take […]