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YouTube Videos with the Most Views (and How You Can Be Like Them)

YouTube Views: We all need them. Musicians need to have their songs heard to grow their fanbase and reach more people. As part of my YouTube experiment, I want to see what the most popular videos are, and why they’re so popular. I’m going to analyze each one of the top ten videos and discuss how they were made. We'll also discuss the lessons we can learn from each of them and see how t[...]

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YouTube for Musicians: How to Become a Viral Star

Tips and Ideas for Musicians Wanting to Grow Their YouTube Page

I prepared my next singing challenge before the end of my Posture Support Challenge, which was to grow one of my social media accounts. Sure, this may seem like a selfish experiment, but a). you could argue that they all are, and b). My goal for this project was to find tips and tricks for musicians to grow a social media account. All musicians need social media accounts, as is discussed i[...]

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How to Create a Secret Website Section for Your Biggest Fans

A Complete Guide to Creating a Secret Resource for Fans!

This website has been through several phases during my career. The beginning was one my producer paid a coder from Fiverr to do (it was terrible). Then I took things into my own hands and build a Wix site. I liked how easy it was, but it lacked several key personalization features I needed. Then I moved to a wordpress.com site, but that was also limited in what I could do. I also went thro[...]

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How Wearing a Posture Brace Can Improve Your Singing

How a Posture Corrector Can Improve Your Singing

I’ll openly admit it: I don’t have great posture. I used to model when I was a kid/teenager, so I think I still carry some of that stance with me, but overall I sit like one of the first people on the human evolution chart: In my defense, I feel that desks are not designed for modern use. Our computers have changed so much in recent years, and yet our desks are still the same design[...]

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10 Ideas to Write a Song About Someone You Love

If you’re a songwriter, you’ve probably written a love song at least once. It’s by far the most common song topic, whether it’s about falling in love, breaking up, or rekindling a romance. Today, I’d like to focus simply on someone you love. This does not have to be a significant other. People often contact me to write songs for their parents, children or friends. A ‘loved one[...]

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I’m Friends With My Co-Writer But They Aren’t Pulling Their Weight. Help!

"My co-writer is not contributing enough to our song. How should I handle it?" This question pops up often in my songwriting circles. Whether it’s a producer, co-writer or band member, people are unsure of what to do when their friends aren’t contributing enough to the project. I’ve experienced this on both sides before, and I’m going to give you some tips on how to handle this[...]

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4 Reasons a Songwriter Needs a Project Manager

How Project Managers can help Songwriters

One of my favorite (and most common) roles at Tunedly is Project Manager. When I talk about it with songwriting friends, I tend to get these responses: “Well…I mean, I can be MY OWN project manager, right?” “What does that even mean?” “Why does a song need a project manager?” These are all great questions. I never thought about any of this before I became a PM, but now th[...]

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How Crystal Therapy Helped Me Become a Better Singer

How Crystal Therapy Can Make You a Better Singer

This is a final update to my crystals project! I was going to update each entry, but I thought this would be a nice, concise way to wrap things up. If you're new to this series, I started by interviewing a crystals expert on how crystal therapy might help me as a singer. I then spent a month working with four different crystals each week: Turquoise, Blue Topaz, Citrine and Tiger's Eye.[...]

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6 Things I Learned After Releasing My First E-Book

YOU GUYS. My book is 2! As a person who has only ever had dogs, I have no idea what it’s like to raise children. Seeing my book-child turn two has been a milestone. Technically, Way Less Cowbell will turn 2 on April 29th. However, I’ll be on a flight to Alaska then (scared out of my mind because I hate flying), so we’re going to be celebrating early by reviewing what I knew then vs[...]

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I Tried Tiger’s Eye Crystal Therapy to Improve My Singing

Does crystal therapy work for singers? I tried it with Tiger's Eye to find out

This is my last week of crystal therapy! I am now working with Tiger’s Eye, another Solar Plexus stone. If you want to see my other crystals in this month-long project, here are Turquoise, Blue Topaz and Citrine.  Please note: this blog is for entertainment purposes only! I am not a doctor and am not making any recommendations. Even if you think crystal healing isn't real, hopefully th[...]