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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 Helps Me Write Songs My hobby is animal rescue, and I cannot tell you how many songs were inspired by my work in rescue or a specific animal. My song Find Me from Zebra Stone is[...]

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10 Tips from 10 Years in Production – Guest Post

Producer Cari Prez gives 10 tips for music production

I have another guest post for you this week! This is from Cari Prez, and I'll just let him explain who he is: "I’m just your regular guy who listened to music a little too closely as a kid. I ended up trying to learn how all of it was done, from the arrangements, to the positioning and balance of the instruments, to even listening extra close to figure out exactly how a harmony was sung and layered with a lead vocal and then replicating it myself. Learning the piano by ear, studying the production of my favorite artists, from Journey to Linkin Park, Adele, an[...]

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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 Think they’re boring and outdated?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 mentioned business cards, they scoffed like I was crazy. “People still use business cards??” Recently, I got an email from an industry expert who mentioned business cards as being[...]