Teaching beginner adults

Teaching Beginner Adult Singers Like many singers who graduate with a master’s degree in vocal performance, I stumbled into teaching voice as an alternative to waiting tables. And like many of those singers, I didn’t realize what I was getting myself into. I began teaching private voice full-time in 2002 and had spent the previous […]

The Role of a Music Lawyer

So, what does a music lawyer do? The music industry is very complicated: there’s so many sources of income for artists, and even more if you write. Every time that there’s some sort of transaction in music, it involves the concept of intellectual property. Something like a song for example, is quite a nebulous thing. […]

Professional etiquette in session singing

After  35 years  of session singing in  LA, Nashville,  and London,  I’m still gobsmacked at the unprofessional behaviour  I witness from alleged ‘pros’  in my business. I have seen the most outrageous things, including a singer being fired in front of the  group due to poor  professionalism. So unnecessary, as  it’s so easy to get things right! It […]

Dave Stroud Renown vocal coach, entrepreneur & tech nerd

World-renowned vocal coach, Dave Stroud,  generously shared with iSing some  of his career  journey and  wisdoms. In  the following  videos, you’ll learn Dave’s secrets  to  working with  international  artists, his  teaching  philosophy and methodology,  his  big picture  goals  with the  VocalizeU  App technology,  his favourite career moment (this might surprise you!), what still keeps him  excited about […]

Interview with Chris Grayston

What Open Mic UK can offer a singer. Interview with Chris Grayston Open mic nights have been fundamental to the entertainment industry for decades. Not only are they a way for music lovers and industry pros to check out local music talent, but they’re also a way for performers to show off their skill in an […]

The perfect EPK

Polishing Your Image – Tips for a Perfect EPK Truth: If you are pursuing a professional career in the arts or music you really should (actually insert “must”) have an electronic press kit (epk) to display your work. If a picture is worth more than a thousand words, video footage beats a riveting novel-esque resume […]

Finding your own space on Youtube

Throwing cookie dough at  the wall only to  see what sticks, that’s  a game that the music industry played for a long time. Called Production Driven Strategy in the world of commerce, the idea was that the one project that worked did so well that it more than  made up for the  countless others that didn’t.  And […]

Musical theater songwriter Scott Alan

Scott Alan is a man who needs no introduction if you follow musical theatre. If you don’t, well then jump on board! Fresh from selling out four shows at the London Hippodrome, Scott Alan is one of the top contemporary musical theatre writers in the world.  He is known for writing soul-searching, honest, and mind-pondering […]

Location & Vocation part 2

Online Opportunity So despite the insistence of Kirstie Allsopp, it turns out that location, location, location really isn’t so important after all, especially when it comes to making it in music. Whether you’re an Uptown Girl loving the noise and the hurry of Downtown or prefer driving the country road to West Virginia, the truth is, […]

Location & Vocation Pt. 1

Having grown up in the South Wales Valleys, my connection with music has always been strong. Even decades on, I still so vividly remember the sound of our small mining village waking up for work each morning.  Hundreds upon hundreds of men arrived over the mountains that created the valley we lived in, bringing with them unmistakable and deep choral voices that defined the […]