In 2009, confessed workaholic, respected free-lance pop culture journalist and journalism professor Patrick Hickey, Jr. decided he needed something more. He had just gotten out of a relationship and was beginning to tank emotionally...Read More
I am a writing, recording and performing musician – 52 shows in six states last year – with a day job. Some call my musical journey a hobby, not a profession…but for me, it’s simple: if the music is in you, MAKE IT...Read More
In the first part of this series, we talked about what happens next after you realize your desire to have a career in music. This installment is about the different types of goals required to accomplish your dreams.
Everybody knows it takes hard work to reach our dreams, but having goals makes it easier to get there...Read More
I started playing guitar when I was 11 and started gigging as a solo singer when I was 14, in jazz duos and trios and in rock bands throughout high school, then attended a music conservatory (for classical guitar) believing that a professional guitarist is diverse in his skills. I was preparing to play music for a living...Read More
In contemplating writing about the music industry my thoughts meandered to the old Byrds tune about making it in the music business. Heavily laced with sarcasm and irony, it seems to point out that our modern day frustrations as musicians were no less appreciated in the burgeoning era of rock and roll...Read More