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Music Industry Tips

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Dolly Parton Success Secrets: Hulu and Netflix Interviews

Dolly Parton Documentary Review

Dolly Parton has become my most recent obsession. After reading her book (see here) and studying her vocal technique here, I decided I had to learn more about this captivating icon. I watched her interviews on Hulu and Netflix, and learned so much about the music industry. I want to share these with you, but I highly recommend watching them yourself! Hopefully these reviews will help[...]

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How Canva Pro Can Help Musicians with Branding

How Musicians Can Use Canva

I've been a long-time user and fan of Canva. I started with the free version, used it for maybe a year, then switched to Pro. If you're a long-time reader, you know how I love trying things out to review them for you. Some have gotten better reviews that others, but I strive to be honest and thorough in each post. I'm going to tell you all of the ways Canva Pro can help songwriters, si[...]

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I Have Misophonia. I’m Also a Voice Actor. Here’s How I Cope.

Tips for Dealing with Misophonia

Misophonia is known as "an intense hatred of sounds that don't seem to bother anyone else." I absolutely hate mouth noises of any kind. The little clicks and pops made by talking, eating and singing. ASMR was created by Satan specifically to torture me. While I've looked into misophonia treatment (it exists, but it's costly and I'm sure it's not covered by my terrible USA insurance),[...]

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Music Marketing: The Best [and Worst] Ways to Promote Your Music

Best and Worst Music Marketing Strategies

Music marketing is often overly-complicated and easy to get wrong. Many artists still don't market their music, under the (completely false) assumption that "good music markets itself." I decided to test a variety of music marketing strategies to see what would work. I found this article by Yael Keon called "54 Ways to Promote Your Small Business for Free." Musicians don't often consi[...]

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7 Important Self-Care Tips for Struggling Songwriters and Musicians

Self care tips for Creatives

As a basic white millennial bitch, "self-care" to me means painting my nails while watching Harlots on Hulu. But let's peel away the commercialism and focus on self-care, specifically for those of us in the music industry. I'm going to try all of these and I encourage you to do the same! Let's care for ourselves and each other! Self Care for Musicians If you're reading this,[...]

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How to Earn a Profit with Streaming Services

Tips for making money on Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal

Today's guest post is from Noel at Consumers' Advocate. Please see his author bio below! Thanks so much to Noel and Consumers' Advocate for being here today! Tips About Streaming Services Quick Note: If you aren't sure how streaming services work, here is a post Consumer Advocate wrote on Justine Perry's site about steaming basics! These days, there are plenty of streaming se[...]

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What Would Most Help Your Music Career Right Now?

Music Career Quiz

We're done with the first month of 2020! How are your resolutions going? If you've made a resolution to grow in your music career, you might be feeling stuck right about now. Sometimes, the issue is that you simply don't know what you don't know. You want to grow as an artist or producer, but you aren't sure what you even need! This quiz will help you figure out what steps to take nex[...]

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How to Set Goals: 4 Tips for Singers and Songwriters – 2019 Edition

How to Make Smart Goals for #Singers and #Songwriters in 2019

Goals for creatives can be a challenge. Last January, I wrote a post about my goals for 2018. Since I want to be real with you and hold myself accountable, I want to go through them with you and examine my wins, fails and how 2019 will be different.  I don't want to just drone on about my own goals though, so we'll be applying these to YOUR goals as well to help you hit all of your ta[...]

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30 YouTube Content Ideas for Musicians

30 Easy YouTube Ideas for Singers, Songwriters and Musicians

I just did a post about YouTube content for Musicians, so I thought it would be cool to create a list of YouTube content ideas if you don’t have any idea of what to do. I’ll make these too at some point and we can share. If you end up making one, drop your link in my comments and let me know how it worked out for you! *This post contains affiliate links YouTube Content Video Idea[...]

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How to Overcome Jealousy Toward Others

Overcome Your Jealousy with 3 Simple Questions

  Alright, can we just talk about how much I love Meghan Trainor? Her lyrics are witty and interesting, her voice is phenomenal (reminds me a little of Stacie Orrico, whom I used to love), and her production is fresh and modern. She’s one of those people I completely love and am also incredibly jealous of because she’s so damn talented. Like me, she got started in songwriti[...]