The PubCon Twitter song. Apparently, this songwriter takes requests!

By somewhat popular request (OK: two people), I’m capturing the Twitter song here in my songwriting blog. I’ve been trying to do better about keeping the content of this blog related to Honey Bowtie Music, meaning Karsten’s and my writing, our pitching & publishing, and our life at our home office & studio, so I Read more about The PubCon Twitter song. Apparently, this songwriter takes requests![…]

Songwriters: found anything better than MasterWriter?

Some time ago, I wrote that I was abandoning the leading software for songwriting: MasterWriter. I proposed a few alternatives, but in reality, those have turned out to be disappointing for the purpose, as well. I’m just wondering what I’m overlooking. Yesterday I found Minim, which looked promising, but after downloading it and working with Read more about Songwriters: found anything better than MasterWriter?[…]

Thanks, Josh Ritter, for getting me ready for Monday

Monday is the anniversary of my dad’s death, again. It was a reflective time for me last year and it’s looking like it will be the same this year. I can tell because last night we went to see Josh Ritter (whom Jae has been talking about for years but I’m just catching up). There Read more about Thanks, Josh Ritter, for getting me ready for Monday[…]

Odds and ends: the weekend recovery edition

I’m so lame. I never got around to posting on Blog Action Day. But my excuse is that I’ve had a real roller coaster of a week. I went from, well, managing myself on Monday to having two direct reports on Wednesday, and that’s only part of it. So yeah, I really do think activism Read more about Odds and ends: the weekend recovery edition[…]

When a $300 order is a potentially bad thing

I just had to renew Honey Bowtie’s subscription to Billboard and I did it, of course, on Magazines.com. But that’s a $299 order (side note: yes, Billboard is a ridiculously expensive magazine, but it’s such a great way to follow a broad cross-section of the industry), and because I’m running several tests on the site Read more about When a $300 order is a potentially bad thing[…]