BEN JACKSON'S MUSIC BLOGOne man's observations on music, life and making it in the business.
Rock and Roll has lost another icon, and this one seems to hurt more than the others. For the past 24 hours, I’ve been asking myself why? Why is the loss of Petty so much more gut-wrenching than that of Frey, Becker or Prince? After some soul-searching and reflection,...read more
In my last post, DEADLINES PART 1, SETTING DEADLINES I talked about how setting deadlines was an important skill to develop. In that scenario, we were in charge and communicating deadlines to others. This week, I’ll touch on the scenario where we’ve have been hired,...read more
As professionals, we are always dealing with a deadline of some kind or another. Whether it’s learning the songs in time for a rehearsal, or finishing an album in time for the scheduled release, deadlines and deadline setting are an important part of your life as a...read more
Episode 61 of the "Working Drummer's Podcast" is now up and available. I'm extremely honored that Matthew Crouse asked me to be a part of his successful podcast. For my interview, we went in depth on learning the art of recording, especially coming from an...read more
I'm excited to have mixed Texas artist, Breelan Angel's new single, "Diamond in a Rhinestone World" which is also the title track to her new EP, produced by Trent Willmon. Breelan is a talented artist and singer and it was a blast working on the song, which has...read more