December-January 1996

Vol. 1, No. 4: December-January 1996
December Focus: Releasing Independent Records and Creating Record Labels

Welcome to the December edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. Our focus this month is on information to help you start your own record label, tips for promoting and selling your records, and how to protect and profit from your original compositions. A large number of visitors to this web site have plans to release their own records, seeking to have maximum creative freedom as well as reaping the potential financial rewards that go with ownership of a record label.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

How to trigger inspiration by understanding what causes it, and more importantly, what causes it for you.

John Kiefer
John Kiefer

An arrangement of the Tchaikovsky piece for solo guitar, in tabulature and standard notation.

Jeff Spencer
Jeff Spencer

Learn some substitutions for those tried and true barre chords. How the knowledge of triads can help you come up with original sounding guitar parts.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

A Javascript-powered worksheet designed to help a record label estimate costs, price CDs and cassettes, and compute potential profit for a recording project.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

An introduction to the world of copyrights and publishing. It`s not hard at all to protect the songs you`ve written, and you may be surprised at the various ways your original compositions can earn money for you.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

Chock full o` ideas for promoting and selling your new record, and building a fan base.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

How to start and organize your own record label. It's a lot easier than you may think.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

Javascript-powered calculator automatically gives you the proper delay times to match the tempo of your music.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

Ideas for improving your recorded guitar sound.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

I`ve sold thousands of copies of the "Dreamscapes" CD. You have to realize that 95% of all my sales come from traditional print advertising. Reviews don`t sell your product. Marketing and advertising do! I`m amazed at the amounts of money bands and artists put into the recording and manufacturing of their product and then have no idea on how to sell it. Marketing and promotion go hand in hand; you need to do both.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

I was offered a couple of small record deals, but the contracts were ridiculous so I invested my own money, and it`s starting to pay off. At least this way you own your product.

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Three Musicians Become One, United!

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Blurring The Lines Between Jazz And Contemporary Rock

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

My long-term goals are simple, continue improving and have fun! I don`t care really if I don`t become a `rock star` or a `guitar hero`, as long as I`m happy with my music and maybe someone else likes it too.