So…it’s Cyber Monday. That’s a thing, apparently. 😉

Here’s the deal. I’m not a “slick” marketer. I’d rather just tell you what I’ve got, and you decide if it’s a good fit for you.

SO…if you’ve never considered my VIP Membership, I think you should try it out.

VIP members (or “Vipers” as I call ‘em) get a 50% discount on all my courses. Year round. No promo codes. No special sales. Just a good ol’ everyday discount.

There are lots of other reasons to join, but that’s the only one I’m telling you about today. 🙂

See if it’s a good fit for you, and if you’re interested, give it a shot for a few months. You just might luuuv it.

Here’s the link:

Joe Gilder
Home Studio Corner

It’s Black Friday here in the US, but I’m not writing to tell you about all the deals you can get. No, I’d rather talk to you about why YOU should be the one making deals, the one charging money for YOUR services.

If you’ve never charged for your work, you are understandably skeptical. I get it. I really do. But please keep reading…I’m not going where you think I’m going.

As funny as this might sound, the main reason to charge for your work isn’t the money. Read more »

I am convinced that gratitude is one of the most powerful concepts in the world.

It solves a multitude of problems.

It cures self-centeredness and self-loathing.

It centers us.

Cynicism breeds more cynicism.

Gratitude breeds more gratitude.

Here’s my challenge for you. Starting today, develop a habit of writing down three things you’re thankful for every day.

Gratitude, just like playing guitar or mixing a song, takes practice.

But it’s worth it.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Joe Gilder
Home Studio Corner

If you saw the latest episode of GilderCam, you know that I spent two days in the studio this week tracking songs for clients.

We spent a while that first morning dialing in the snare drum tone. We used a combination of dampening and mic placement changes to tame some of the ringing frequencies.

Tim (the drummer) let me listen to a song from a session on which he recently played. The producer kept asking him for a more open-sounding snare drum. They stripped off all the dampening until the drum was ringing like crazy. By itself it sounded like too much, but in the mix it sounded huge and amazing. Read more »

I received a comment recently that went something like this:

“I’ve been consuming your content for a while now. This article was the final piece of the puzzle for me. Now I can start working on my EP. Thank you!!”

While I am immensely grateful that anyone would take time to read one of my articles or watch one of my videos, I always feel a little icky when I get comments like this.

Here was my response: Read more »