William’s 2 Step For Increasing Your Value As A Musician

Is it weird that I love to study Boar’s Head? You know, the sandwich meat company? Not only is their quality spot on but I LOVE their slogan – Boar’s Head – Sacrifice Elsewhere That is dope (Did I mention that I have no life?). But, it’s a testament to our thinking here at HTBAMS. We would rather pay 2x the …

Artist Spotlight – Andre Jonson

Andre Jonson is a man of culture, talent, and wisdom. Growing up in Queens, New York, Andre is the adopted son of Rock and Roll legend Lester Chambers of the legendary Chamber Brothers. What did he do differently? Having been mentored by Legendary Record Producer David Rubinson (Herbie Hancock, Santana) and master percussionist Bill Summers (Los Hombres, Caliente, Quincy Jones), …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet Of The Music Business – Part 1

“You’ve got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail” – Charlie Parker There is a reason why I have this quote at the beginning. You have to master the basics, and then you can perform. Just like your scales, we need to …

Overcoming Procrastination – A 3 Step Method For Stuck Musicians

I’m the worst with patience sometimes. It was even worse a few years ago. I bought a Gatorade the other day and the grocery store next to it serves those economy sized one for the same price. I blew 3 dollars down the drain for a smaller product. Silly William. Most people imitate this impatience, but in different ways and …

Handling Criticism and Rejection As A Musician

If you post anything as a musician, you’ll see at least one of the following comments: GO SCREW YOURSELF! it was aight but it needs more bass man for real. be sure to come check out my remix of X song for that bass if you want. you sound like a ripoff of jay-z and pink floyd. typical leftist music, president …

Interview with Rudda Begga: Artist, Songwriter, and Entrepreneur

So tell me, what was the turning point that made you go “This is it, I want to be a musician. Fuck everything else.” I’d have to say it happened a couple years ago. I was feeling really down and wasn’t excited about where I was in life. I joined the U.S. Army hoping that would make me feel fulfilled, …