a quiet place to think about music

My name is Derek Sivers.

I've been a musician since 1984, and a professional musician for 13 years.

ln 1998 I created and

In 1999 I created because I loved how these thoughts from other musicians, about making music, would inspire me when making my own music.

You can also join the musicthoughts email list to talk with other musicians. is a totally free non-commerical site, here only for your inspiration.

If you have an idea for what else it could be, please contact me.

All of my new projects are at