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THIS WEEK : The Recording Artist

Otto D

Almost a year ago now, I released an interview with Otto D’Agnolo just as he was beginning his new (revitalized rather) project, The Recording Artist: a show that would be released on Amazon Prime about recording with bands in the Phoenix area. At the time, I was thinking that I would do a series of articles about innovators in the time of a pandemic. I did, in many ways, with articles like The Pandemic Pivot and Unpopular Opinion, but the series as it were didn’t really ever come together. Fast forward a year, Otto is getting ready to release Episode 5 of his show, and joins local industry businesses like The Wayback Sessions and Hookworm Records that have successfully surfed the surging and changing tides of Covid and its varients.

The Recording Artist has featured over 20 bands in its first season, and Otto does it in a unique fashion. The concept of the show is the A & R department is made up of paying subscribers. These subscibers can submit bands, and help select the song the band will record in their session. When the session arrives, the band comes in and cuts all of the tracks for the song in two hours – or attempts to! The band is able to get a recording of one of their songs from the process, and Otto builds content for his program. It is another WIN-WIN for Arizona Bands and Music Industry Businesses! #TogetherWeRise


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When you are an independent artist, whether writing books, singing songs, or making records, you are continually having to prove yourself. Prove that you belong. When Spirits of Jerome was released I approached Barnes & Nobel Small Press Division to see if I could get my Ghost Writer Press books on shelves. You see, if you go back a few years, self publishing and vanity publishing were almost synonomous. But in todays high tech world, their is seriously so little difference. My books are produced and distributed by Ingram Spark whose parent is Ingram, one of the big three book distribution companies world wide. So it becomes much more about reaching out to independent businesses, forging relationships, shaking hands, and over time – proving that your books belong right there, next to J Jance.

One such business that has always treated me with respect and sponsored wonderful events full of fun people, beautiful conversation, and a vibrant atmosphere is the quaint and quirky Bisbee Books & Music. Next time you are down south, stop by, say hello to Ken and Craig. Tell em Ghost Writer sent you! And…. if you are in the market…. this is an incredible opportunity! Best of luck in retirement Ken and Craig, thank you for always being good to me. Keep the greasy side down!

It’s time …We are both saddened and pleased to announce that we are looking for new owners for our wonderful Bisbee Books & Music store.

We left behind the hustle, bustle and stress of a big city environment and moved to this incredible corner of the country in 2018. We bought Bisbee Books & Music as a “bridge” to get Craig to retirement (which he has reached, kicking and screaming), and we had an awesome time and met some truly wonderful people doing it.

While we will miss the amazing interactions with our guests, and the friends and business relationships we developed, and the business is doing very well, our life has changed, and it’s now time to move on to the next phase: retirement.

That will be retirement number 3 for Ken.

If you (or someone you know) want to be your own boss, support yourself with a relaxed lifestyle, want to stay busy but still have a lot of fun in a great location, this is the growing business for you, and it is growing quite nicely. 

If you are seriously interested, please contact us at info@bisbeebam.com.

Meanwhile, don’t worry, we are here to serve you as always.

Ken and Craig

Dani Cutler Content Creations, LLC

“I can help you with that”, she says, and folks. She is telling you the 100% truth. Dani Cutler is the Arizona gift that keeps on giving. For 14 years she has been rocking local as the manager extraordinaire at KWSS 93.9 FM Alternative Independent Radio, but what many might now know – is that is not what she does for a living!

I owe a lot to Dani Cutler. So does Phoenix. But don’t take my word for it, this amazing boss of a music advocate is also featured in Arizona Health & Living Magazine ! Check it out here! This lady is THE Scene Mom. THE Yoda. THE Real Deal. And if you need help with just about anything in today’s fast paced social media marketing world, Dani Cutler Content Creations is your #1StopShop.

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