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10 Great Holiday Gift Ideas for Singers

The holidays are here, and that means the never-ending struggle to find gifts for loved ones. If you’ve got a singer or musician in your life, there are plenty of great gift ideas for these people! Hopefully my list will help you find something for them. Please note: Some of these may be affiliate links. However, these are legitimate things I either own or would like to own. I also plug[...]

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My Night with Charlie Puth and Hailee Steinfeld

A Review of the Charlie Puth VoiceNotes show with Hailee Steinfeld

I was in Detroit for my grandma’s funeral, so I decided to stay the week and catch up with friends and family. I also decided to see Charlie Puth and Hailee Steinfeld, so let me tell you about how that went! Charlie Puth VoiceNotes Tour ft. Hailee Steinfeld The Venue DTE is a great outdoor amphitheater. It claims to be “in Detroit,” but it’s actually pretty far out of Detro[...]

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How Your Hobby Can Help You Write Better Songs

For many singer/songwriters, music is a hobby more than a career. This is totally fine and understandable, but it can be hard to find new things to write about when your only hobby is writing. However, very few of us only have one hobby. Even if your hobby is “doing nothing,” (no judgment here), I’m going to show you how to use any hobby to write great songs! How Animal Rescue H[...]

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The Ultimate List of Capricorn Singers and Songwriters

An epic list of Capricorn singers and songwriters!

We are in the final zodiac sign of the year and also into the beginning of the next year, Capricorns. My co-writer of Zebra Stone is a Capricorn and the description fits him perfectly: Strengths: Responsible, disciplined, good managers Weaknesses: Know-it-all, condescending, expects the worst To be fair, we are alike on the last weakness. But he is a great manager and most of what I rea[...]

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How to Use ReverbNation like a Boss

  I am a big fan of ReverbNation. I’ve been a member for years and still haven’t learned everything it can do yet. I’m going to walk you through the exact steps to make your profile epic, and also give you inside info I’ve learned from my experience there!   Why Should I Be on ReverbNation? If you’re a band or artist, you’ll obviously want a profile here. It[...]

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Wet Stems Gone Wrong: Why Dry is Best

  I made a post already about dry stems, but I want to talk about some serious #wetstemfails and why it's usually better to just get dry tracks from your session musicians.   What are Wet Stems? Wet Stems (or tracks, files, etc) are stems that have effects on them. As a session singer, I'm going to focus mainly on vocal stems here. If I send you wet stems, you are lik[...]

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How Whitney Houston Shaped My Career as a Session Singer

Since today is Whitney Houston's birthday, I wanted to pay tribute to her and show how much she has influenced my career. I also made a cover of one of her songs at the end! Whitney Elizabeth Houston. Whitney Houston. Whitney. You guys. Young kids probably don’t remember the gift that was Whitney Houston, but she was to me what Ariana Grande is to you (I love her too, I’m just[...]

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Why Every Musician Should Have Business Cards

Business Cards - do you have them? Do you use them? Think they’re boring and outdated? Give me to the end of this article to try to change your mind! Also, there is a ghost in my house and I might have video evidence (this is related, I promise). I was doing an interview a while back and they asked me what are the most important things musicians should have for marketing. When I menti[...]

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Your Crown Chakra and Music

If you missed my post about why I’m writing about these, check that out here. Otherwise, let’s get started! Your crown chakra is located at the top of your head. It is associated with the color “white” (which I know isn’t an actual color) or violet. Generally, it’s considered to be the area of focus for spirituality and connection with the divine (whatever you consider the d[...]

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Meditation For Musicians: Quiet That Musical Mind!

3 easy ideas to help musicians meditate

Today, I want to talk about meditation for musicians. As much as I love exploring spirituality and different religions, I sucked at meditation. I tried it at home and wound up taking quizzes on Buzzfeed. I listened to peaceful music as a background to discovering what One Direction member I would marry. It was nice, but not helpful. Then I tried group meditation, but I wasn't good at th[...]