For Music Lovers


9 Song Playlists to Help Your New Year’s Resolutions

Playlists to Meet Your Resolutions

I've written about goals for songwriters (here) before, but I want to discuss songs that can apply to ANY New Year's Resolutions! Whether you need a motivational boost or need help creating goals, this playlist will help you get there. New Year's Resolutions Playlists Whatever your New Year's Resolutions are, there are plenty of songs to help you achieve them! If you're work[...]


A Terrible Start in a Wonderful Town – My First Day in Nashville

Mella's first day in Nashville was pretty terrible.

I have now been in Nashville a whole week, and I’m absolutely in love with this beautiful place. We've felt so happy, excited, and welcomed here and we love it. But I want to talk about my first day here because it was pretty awful. Some time has passed now to where I can find the humor in it, so I thought now would be a good time to talk about it. Let's start with my dog. My dad came to[...]


My New Book is About to Be Released!

New book coming soon by Mella Barnes

I have a new book! I’m really excited, but also really nervous, because it is about to come out shortly. It’s only 35 pages but I put a lot of time and effort into it so it’s “my baby” and I’m just nervous to release it to the world. In short, it’s a book about how to communicate with studio musicians. It's called Way Less Cowbell: How to Communicate Your Musical Idea[...]