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New Blog Feature – Videos!

I'm excited to share this news with you! With the way social media is changing, people seem to be reading blogs less. I can't relate at all, because I love reading and learn best that way. However, I don't want to write blogs exclusively and leave out the people who don't prefer to read. Sooooo, my blogs will now also have a video component to them! This is an example of my post abou[...]

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Why All Musicians Need Active Social Media Accounts

Social Media Expert Wendy McCance discusses the importance of social media for musicians

When I first got serious about my business, I knew I would need to dust the cobwebs off of my social media sites. I started them all with great intentions. Then I maybe got a few negative comments or a few unimpressed reviews, and it deflated my willingness to continue. I left my pages up but completely abandoned them. Enter Wendy McCance, the social media expert. We met at a recording[...]

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The Ultimate List of Scorpio Singers and Songwriters

A Complete List of Scorpio Singers and Songwriters!

This is the third zodiac sign I've done, and I really do enjoy these and I'm on a roll! We're into Scorpio season, and here you'll find the most complete list I can make of singers and songwriters who share this sign. I also have a complete post about how Scorpios can use their sign to navigate the music industry. Check it out here if you're a Scorpio or one of your bandmates is one![...]

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An Exciting (Personal) Update!

Songwriter Mella announces new music to be released soon

I had to put (personal) in the title because I don't want you to think that this is an update that will impact or benefit you in any way. But it might! I sincerely hope it will. As you may know, I do session singing and songwriting full time. It's great and I love it, but it leaves me very little time to work on my own music. I would say that for every 30 songs I do for a client, I do[...]

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How to Lose Your Ego (so You Can Be a Better Songwriter)

Tips to Lose Your Ego to Improve Your Songwriting

I can’t tell you how many songwriting pitches I’ve attended where someone has said, “there is no room for ego in songwriting.” In these same pitches, there is always someone who argues with the publisher after their song was rejected. They try to explain WHY they included two bridges (“you need both to tell the story!”) or to explain that they KNOW the song isn’t finished ([...]

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How to Not Suck as a Music Teacher

As a music teacher, you’re very important to young lives. You're not just helping them with music, you're helping them with most other aspects of their lives. Studies have shown that music education increases understanding in non-musical studies as well. It’s a huge responsibility to have on your shoulders. I could never do it, because I have no patience and kids just are not my thing.[...]

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Unlikely Sources of Inspiration for Songwriters

8 Sources of inspiration for songwriters!

There are a million places for inspiration if you’re a songwriter. I have an active Pinterest and I try to save every type of listicle or blog on writing prompts and inspiration. However, after a while they all kind of blend together, no? Even I’m guilty of looking at an obvious place to get inspiration. So, what do you do when you’ve exhausted all of the prompts and ideas and you[...]

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Guest Post – MY Authentic Life October 2017

My post for MY Authentic Life this month is about Seasonal Affective Disorder. Living in Michigan for so many years (where we pretty much don't see the sun for 10 months a year) has a major affect on me and many people I know. Here is the article: https://issuu.com/eydismedia/docs/october_2017_christy_whitman/114 You can scroll to page 114 to find it there, or click here for t[...]

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The Ultimate List of Libra Singers and Songwriters

A list of Libra singers and songwriters

So, I started doing this for Virgo singers/songwriters and thought, why not include all the zodiac signs? So this one I'm purposely posting before the dates start. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to listen to each day's list of artists. See if you find any new favorites! If you do, please tweet me and let me know so we can discuss: If you're a Libra and wondering ho[...]

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My Epic California Trip!

This is just a quick post to explain my absence. I've been in California the last two weeks and can I just say how much I love that state? So beautiful. I went all over the entire state, from San Diego to Napa Valley and back, and I still didn't see even half of it. I can't wait to go back and see everything I missed! The week before the trip, I had a panic attack that sent me to the ER[...]