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The Making of an Album – Martin Jourdan “Prayers and Dreams”

Martin Jourdan's new album "Prayers and Dreams"

It's been a while since I've written about one of my projects! I've been busy over at Tunedly and helping clients finish their songs. I want to take some time to tell you about Martin and his project, "Prayers and Dreams." The Making of Martin Jourdan's "Prayers and Dreams" Martin worked with us at Tunedly and in the beginning, we were a team of four. I was the Project Manager and occasional singer, we had a male singer and a piano player, and Martin was the writer/composer/mastermind. Here is the album on Spotify if you want to play it while you read along![...]

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Common Mistakes of New Session Musicians (and How to Avoid Them)

Mistakes are not the worst thing in the world. Often, they help us learn, highlight our trouble areas and grow. However, mistakes can also cost you jobs and relationships with clients. I’m going to list the most common errors I see in new session musicians (many of which I’ve made myself, so no judgment), and also show you how to avoid them or recover if you’ve already done them.   New Session Musician Mistakes Most of these are in no particular order, except the first one because it’s seriously so important and so few people do it. Even if you[...]

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Important Investments That All Session Singers Should Make

A Complete List of Important Investments for Your Singing Career!

People are often shocked when they ask me how to become a professional session singer and I give them a long list of things to buy. Like any business, you need to spend money to make money. For some things, you save until you have the funds, but some things are better to splurge on up front. I’m going to give you a list of things that I feel are worth the investment, along with what I use personally. There is always a cheaper version in case you’re not ready to make that leap, but I feel it's important to show you the reality of the business. Things Sing[...]

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6 Important Policies for Session Musicians

Important policies for session musicians

Today we’re talking about a very exciting and sexy topic: contract policies! I know, you’re probably not jumping out of your skin with excitement, but hear me out. This is super important, and you never know when it might benefit you or your client in some way. Example 1: You are halfway through a project when you come down with the flu. You are bedridden for days, and the client demands their money back. What do you do? Example 2: You haven’t started the project yet, but the client has a family emergency and needs the money back. What do you do? These ar[...]

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6 Reasons for Songwriters to Hire A Session Singer

Why a pro session singer is better than a great performer for your recording project

I hear this all the time: "Eh, I'll just do it myself, I have a decent voice." "My cousin sings well, everyone tells her she's great, she can do it!" "Why should I pay someone when I can get my neighbor to do it for free?" Well my friends, I have some responses to all of these and more! What is a Session Singer? Let's get the definition down before we go any further. A session singer is someone who is hired to sing on studio projects. They may also be artists, performers or songwriters themselves, but a session singer is someone who is experienced and active[...]