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Voice Actor Tips – My Interview on The Crafty Musician

The Crafty Musician Mella Barnes Interview

Voice actor tips are all over the internet, but I don't write about voice acting a ton here. Luckily, The Crafty Musician gave me a great opportunity to discuss it with them! I've been on The Crafty Musician before (you can see that here), and I'm happy to be back. Check out my voice actor interview on The Crafty Musician here! Thanks so much to The Crafty Musician for reaching out[...]


Taurus Musicians with the Same Birthday (Who Should Collaborate)

Taurus musicians are a common topic on my blog (as are every other zodiac sign). I have every Taurus musician listed here. I also have a post on how to thrive as a Taurus musician here. Today we're just talking about Taurus musicians who have the same birthday and thinking about how they should collab. Feel free to make any mashups of any of these! *This post contains affiliate links[...]


How to License Your Music: A Simple Guide For Beginners

The Beginner's Guide to Licensing Music

My guest post today is from Charles Vallena, who wrote for me before (check out a list of important music terms here). I'm excited to have him back! Have you ever wondered how you can make money with your music?  If getting the right compensation for your musical work has ever crossed your mind, you may want to get to know more about music licensing. The permission to have your[...]


Aries Musicians Born on the Same Day

Mella Music Aries Musicians

Aries musicians are a big deal on my site. Aries runs from March 20 (or 21, I keep finding conflicting info) through April 19th. This is actually the first sign in the zodiac, despite starting in March. They are known as "the Ram" and affiliated with the Fire element. Dynamic and courageous, you may not think they would be good in a collaboration. However, Aries can be counted on when the[...]


Pisces Musicians Who Have the Same Birthday (& Should Collaborate)

Pisces Collabs

Pisces musicians have birthdays from February 19th through March 20th. It is a water sign, known as "The Fish." Pisces are said to be intuitive, dreamy and etherial. Haters might call you sensitive or weird, but lovers will call you caring and creative. Since we are in Pisces, I put together a list of artists who share the same birthday and should collaborate. You can see my entir[...]


Learn Drums Online for Free: An Interview with Gideon Waxman

Gideon Waxman Drum Helper Interview with Mella Music

Gideon Waxman is the founder of Drum Helper, an amazing website with free drumming resources for everyone, from newbies to pros. I was excited to interview him and hope you'll enjoy it as well! Gideon Waxman Interview I'm really thankful to Gideon for being here. If you enjoyed this interview, please check him out on his social media links posted below! Let’s start with[...]


Chord Progressions: A Simple Explanation for Songwriting Beginners

Chord Progressions Explained for Beginners

You want to write a song, but you have no idea where to begin. How can you start songwriting if you don't know what you don't know? What comes first? You try for a few hours, pouring over ideas, but you get frustrated and quit. Sound familiar? This happens ALL the time to MANY songwriters (even the pros), so you're not alone! One confusing part of songwriting is that there seems to[...]


Toplining Etiquette: How to Hire a Topliner

Hire a topliner

Toplining is a vague and confusing topic. The more I've been doing it, the more I realize that most people don't know what it is or aren't sure what it entails. I think it needs to be discussed and defined, so why not do it for you here? I've been a topliner since I was a kid, when my uncle would give me instrumentals to write over. I know, that's a really boring story, but I just wan[...]


6 Wonderful Effects of Listening to Music During Pregnancy

Benefits of Music for Babies and Mothers During Pregnancy

Music during pregnancy is an important topic. What you listen to while pregnant can, in fact, impact your baby (and you) in several important ways. Our guest post today is from Curtis Dean of Sage Music School: Music is known to have a lot of benefits to people. It can help you relax, sooth your negative emotions and even make you feel better. But did you know that there are special be[...]