Music is what you make it


So Many Hats. The Art of Making a Record On One’s Own

After finishing up his European tour, Omar Velasco has graciously provided us with some insight into his process of making a record. A big supporter of collaboration and “the magic that can be created with a group of resonant people,” the worldly Velasco, has now embarked on a solo career. With his debut album, Golden Child, now


When Trackd Met Dan Bettridge

Hot off the heels from supporting Band of Horses on their UK tour dates, as well as attracting the attentions of the BBC and ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris, we sat down with the Welsh singer-songwriter to chat about his career to date, his upcoming debut album, his hopes and dreams… that sort of stuff. Trackd: Who are


Exclusive Q&A: Omar Velasco

Sharing stages with prominent artists such as Wilco and Tom Petty with only one album under his belt, LA-based musician Omar Velasco’s career is off to a pretty great start. His debut “Golden Child” unfolds as a richly acoustic, Neil Young-esque aural experience. With upcoming shows in Los Angeles and more material being written every


THE SCARY “S” WORD: Redefining Success as a Musician

I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful. – Marilyn Monroe I’m fortunate to have had, early on in my life, a close-up view of this industry’s most important element: talent. Spending my childhood with my dad at Trident Studios and seeing influential artists such as The Beatles, Queen and David Bowie


Co-writing: Two Pens are Better Than One

  There’s sometimes a stigma associated to co-writing – as if there’s a purity to the “solitary creator” in music. We’d like to dispel the bad reputation of co-writing and say, categorically, these lone geniuses are a dime a dozen. All you have to do is look to some of your biggest musical idols like


#TrackdPicks: Songs We’re Listening To Right Now

The Trackd team is a group of passionate musicians, and music lovers – you of course already know that. We want to share with you what we’ve been listening to over the past few weeks. Check out some of our highlights below, and let us know what’s been keeping your ears warm lately on Twitter.