I agree with the posts above – I always liked your name and thought your avatar was particularly creative. And you seem to be doing pretty well as is
The only real feedback I can give is that I changed my logo a while back and I can’t really say for sure whether it affected sales. It certainly didn’t boost them, and in fact I have had decreasing returns on AJ over the last year, but I think that’s more likely from a variety of other factors. I think that a name change would be more of a problem than a visual change since you have years of customers who tell their interns to “look for a song from that alkis guy.” Or at least that’s how I imagine it works .
This is not pessimism, it’s just common sense.
+1, totally agreed. Even the healthiest person can be in the wrong place at the wrong time. It gets worse when you’re non-exclusive and have various sources of income from your music. Especially if you’re the breadwinner for your family, if you kick the bucket they’re going to need ongoing royalties more than ever. If they can’t easily access your revenue streams (or worse, don’t even know about some of them) it makes a bad situation much worse.
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Pretty cool – nice work!
Wow, sweet setup! What did you do for the structure? Was it a prefab kit or did you build it from scratch?
I would like to do this as well in my backyard. My setup is in an office in our house currently, which has logistical (and acoustical) issues
Congratulations! That was fast
Congratulations, Cato, and happy birthday !!
Dang, I was going to retort with a list of great guitarists who had short hair, but I literally could not think of one, and Google was no help. There were some awesome songwriters with short hair (Lou Reed comes to mind), but going straight out guitar skills… yeah, Semyon, I think you’re just going to have to go for it. You have no choice, really.