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November 11, 2018

An independent musician has to do much more than just write and perform music.  They have to learn about marketing, distribution, business, public relations, web development, writing, networking, music law, production, visual arts, and much more.  On top of all this, y...

November 9, 2018

Deciding to become a musician is almost like making the choice to start high school all over again.  Most people ignore you because they are too involved in themselves and worried what everyone else thinks to even acknowledge your existence.  Instead of adolescent ego-...

October 26, 2018

I have spent months in this bathroom, okay, maybe years

looking in the mirror, wallowing in tears.

In my reflection I saw the death of many things:

love, respect,friendship, and my childhood dreams,

but I'll make this confession right here and right now

to clear my conscien...

October 20, 2018

With the upcoming release of my album, there are so many people that I need to acknowledge.  There is an entire team of people behind me helping me, and I am extremely fortunate to have them in my life.  Sometimes with all the hustle and bustle, we forget to thank thos...

October 15, 2018

If you do not know me personally, I have a confession to make; I am a mess.  Because of this, my song writing methods are a little unconventional.  I never took a songwriting class, watched YouTube videos on songwriting, or even performed a search on the matter.  I sim...

September 8, 2018

If you have ever watched the Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan takes wild, unruly dogs and tames them and sometimes their families, so in the end, you have a happy dog and a happy pet owner.  Just like Mr. Millan, Ben Travis can take a wild and unruly song that is not an eas...

August 18, 2018

This post about how today people revere the youthful musicians who have not experienced life, but older musicians who have wisdom to impart are ignored because they are not deemed as "beautiful" by society.

June 12, 2018

https://youtu.be/6gY0k0alnZ0

The music industry is just like any other industry. You have to put in a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to make it.  There is seemingly endless marketing on all social media platforms just to get your music heard, and if you perform live, yo...

June 6, 2018

In just a few days, Father's Day will be upon us.  Some of you never had loving fathers, and some of you have fathers that are still alive that adore you.  You may or may not adore them or choose to spend time with them, but it is none of my business what transpires be...