KD Custom Drumsticks

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Words I never thought I’d say: I now have my very own line of signature custom drumsticks!!! thank you to my friends at Pro Mark for believing in me all these years. Celebration time!! 

16 Things Every Touring Musician Should Ask Before Going on Tour

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Whether you’re a seasoned touring musician or about to embark on your first tour, there are many things to take into consideration before hitting the highway. Here are the 16 questions a touring musician should ask before loading up the van: 1) Are Your Gigs Confirmed & Contracts Signed? This might seem like an obvious starting point, but I know numerous touring … Read More

How to Legally Post Cover Songs to YouTube

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YouTube is full of cover songs. From indie artists to toddlers to superstars, some of the most viewed videos on the Internet happen to be of cover songs. In the past week, I’ve been listening to and watching a ton of cover songs of the man himself, Leonard Cohen. [Fun fact: both Cohen’s and Jeff Buckley’s recordings of ‘Hallelujah’ were flops upon … Read More

The Song Remains Similar – Led Zeppelin and the Stairway to Heaven Plagiarism Trial

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What constitutes music plagiarism? The line between inspiration and plagiarism is a fine one, and is the crucial distinction when it comes to music plagiarism. As I examined in my article here on the Robin Thicke vs. Marvin Gaye trial, everyone from Shakespeare to the Beatles to Sam Smith has been accused of stealing ideas from those that came before … Read More