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A Brief History of Irish Music

Irish Instruments

I'm working my way through my DNA results (you can see the beginning of that project here)! I'm no longer sure what percentage of my DNA is Irish, because I feel like 23 and Me keeps changing my results. I plan on covering every country in my result, but some I've already done. You can see Poland, my first one, here, along with Hungary, France, and England. I also recently did Scotland an[...]

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An Interview with Pro Lyricist Justine Perry

Justine Perry Writing Lyrics

I am so excited to introduce you to Justine Perry. She is a full time lyricist and, you'll see from her answers, is just an incredible writer in general. Justine and I met through a mutual client and project: "Conscience/Cape Understand" by M L Dunn. Check it out here: https://open.spotify.com/album/69nEFE74XmCJfmfqIFDCC0 Justine contributed to lyrics and yours truly made[...]

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Podcast Interview – No Labels, No Limits

Thanks so much to Sarah Boxx for having me on her show! We had a great time and it felt like chatting with an old friend. I hope you enjoy as much as I did! https://player.pippa.io/5d079d3a4becaaf22902c2d8/episodes/5d079d54c531e67043723a10 Episode 028 - No Labels, No Limits - with Mella Barnes, Musical Artist Extraordinaire Here is the write-up from their site: We are contin[...]

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7 Tips to Get Featured in Music Magazines and Blogs

How to Get Your Music Featured in Magazines

Whether in print or online, music magazines are a big deal to the careers of many. The exposure to new fans and further opportunities are well worth the legwork you need to get into the magazines. I've been featured in quite a few myself and have even written for some, so I'm going to give you my best tips to getting featured in top music magazines! Contacting Music Magazines We[...]

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Blog Interview – Justine Perry

The incredible blogger and lyricist Justine Perry interviewed me on her blog here. I also interviewed her on mine, which you can see here! Justine and I met when we co-collaborated on a few projects for songwriter ML Dunn. I interviewed him on my blog here! Thanks so much Justine for having me on your wonderful blog![...]

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The Leo Musician: How Your Zodiac Sign Affects Your Music

Leo Constellation

We are now in Leo, which runs from July 23 through August 22. This fire sign is represented by the Lion. In the United States, we're in the hottest parts of summer (which can range from roughly 30-300 degrees depending on where you live). Before we jump into this, I just want to say that this is for entertainment purposes only. You might not believe that horoscopes are real, and that'[...]

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New Release: Snowcone Remix

Snowcone Remix with Vocals

I am so nervous to share my Snowcone remix with you, but I want to show you the process! I recently took the Deadmau5 MasterClass (you can see the first post here with a list of all further steps). Our assignment was to create our own remix of Snowcone, so I'm going to share it with you here! At the bottom, I'll post some links in case you want to take the MasterClass yourself. Thes[...]

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A Brief History of Welsh Music

Welsh Choir Singing

This is a recent addition to my DNA lineup (see the initial project setup here). I got England as one of my results, but over time, 23 and Me has refined the results and now Scotland and Wales are part of my heritage. Let’s jump into it! The Music of Wales I’ll be honest: I wasn’t expecting much from this country. Wales is so small, I thought, “what kind of music culture[...]

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The Cancer Musician: How Your Zodiac Sign Affects Your Music

Cancer constellation

Cancer season runs from approximately June 21st through July 22nd. This has always been one of my favorite times of year, because growing up in Michigan this was the only time of year it would be warmer than 60 degrees. Before we get into this, I just need to say that this is for entertainment purposes only. I do these for fun and make no claims or predictions about how your music car[...]

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On Stage with Deadmau5: Final MasterClass Review

Deadmau5 MasterClass Review

This is my final review of the Deadmau5 MasterClass! I've gone through each segment in previous posts. I was going to do this one and make one final recap, but I decided to just end it with this one in the interest of saving everyone time. I've liked the class so far so I don't think this one class will throw my opinion too far the other way. If you want to see my other posts, here the[...]