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What you don’t know about how much your favorite band makes
I fielded some really interesting questions over at Reddit (this thread if you missed it). Thanks to everyone who came by to add to the discussion. While I’ve tried to keep this blog mostly anecdotes about my career (and it’s intersection with my personal life), I wanted to touch on a common misconception that kept coming up again and again from fans and aspiring artists. That is, your f ... Rea
How I Survived Bullying
How I Survived Bullying
(Photo: Natalie Bisignano) I have many stained images in my head because of what I went through in grade school. A lot of them I wish I could wipe clean, but it's not that easy. Instead, I've learned to embrace the fact that I have overcome these painful experiences and have become a better person because of it. There ...
Songwriting 101: What Works, What Doesn’t (+ Bonus Exclusive Song Stream)
Songwriting 101: What Works, What Doesn’t (+ Bonus Exclusive Song Stream)
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus’ new album, Am I The Enemy, is out August 30. (Pre-order it here.) Listen to an exclusive stream of “Wake Me Up” below while you read Ronnie’s latest AP column. AP and I have teamed up for a column about being an independent artist in today's music scene. This column is directly ge... Read More ...
How To Build Your Band: The Essentials
How To Build Your Band: The Essentials
AP and I have teamed up to start a new column about being an independent artist in today's music scene. This column is directly geared towards musicians and artists, both unsigned and independently signed as well. The simple truth is that it's an amazing time to be an independent artist, and there are a lot of companies and organizations--both physical and online--that are there to help you get
Goodbyes Stink
Goodbyes Stink
All of a sudden, I know what it must feel like to be Josh Farro. And to a lesser extent: Zac Farro. (Nobody thinks it was his idea.) After five years at Alternative Press, three cover stories and countless nights spent before the warm glow of my computer, I’m stepping down as web editor to pursue my solo career. I ...
On the Death of the Adversary
On the Death of the Adversary
"If you like, I am glad that he is dead. At the same time his loss wounds me. Why? He has taken a piece of my life with him into his death, irrevocably. And a grain of his death has scattered it's dismaying seed within me."  -Death of the Adversary, Hans Keilson Hans Keilson wrote those words in the Nazi-occupied Europe of WWII. He is speaki...
Sex Etc.
Sex Etc.
Our friends Texas In July are a Christian metalcore band and they’re on tour with us on the Take Action Tour. This year’s sponsor is Sex Etc., an organization promoting safe sex, education and awareness of what is really going on. “Fans” of Te ...

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