15th of February Blog update

J.P. KallioWe’re seeing the first signs of the spring here in Dublin this weekend. The temperatures have creeped up just that small bit. But I got a feeling the winter is not just quite finished yet. Also the Six nations rugby made sure I had a busy weekend with Sliotar in the Porterhouse ๐Ÿ™‚ During the week I put my head down and cracked on with the recording of the new album. We are nearly there. But I still made sure my blog was busy as well ๐Ÿ™‚ So let’s get straight in to this weeks posts.

As it was the week of the Valentine’s day, this weeks song had to be a love song ๐Ÿ˜‰ Check it out here:

Deeper Than Before

When you play shows, especially in bars, you are bombarded with distractions all the time. Being able to focus and tune out those distractions can be difficult. Last weekend I had a bit of a breakthrough on this subject. Read all about it here:


Monday’s Quick tip was all about music royalties songwriters who perform live can start collecting:

Quick tip 26 Music Royalties

Tuesday we looked in to how to evoke emotion in your songs:

On Songwriting Part 6

If there was one tip I could give to anyone learning to play music and hoping to get good at it, it would be This:

Quick tip 27 Learn the Blues

It takes a lot of sweat, guts and late nights in a beer stinking bars to become a great artist. Read all about it here:

The journey of a great artist

Statistics might not be the most interesting subject, but most of us musicians are check them every day. Here’s how to work them to your advantage:

Quick tip 28 Statistics

As a bit of a followup to “The journey of a great artist” post, I talked about some of the reasons behind why we do what we do ๐Ÿ™‚

We do it because we love it

It still amazes me how few bands actually have business cards:

Quick tip 29 Business card

Facebook introduced a “Call-to-action” button. Here is how you can set it up:

Quick tip 30 Facebook

And for Valentine’s day I thought I’d share with you one of the most romantic love letters I’ve ever seen, and it was from the man in black:

Was Johnny Cash after all the most romantic man?

That’s all for this week. Once again thanks for reading and sharing the post throughout the week. I did feel the love this week ๐Ÿ˜‰ You guys rock!


The author J.P. Kallio is a singer songwriter
To get EIGHT of his songs for free goย HERE