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Non-Musical College Majors That Can Help Your Music Career

It's back-to-school season (ugh) and that means a lot of you are off to college. If you're like I was, you're probably "undecided" in your major and not sure where to go. I'm here to help! If you're passionate about music but not sure you want to dive into a music major, there are plenty of options to help your music and life in general. Let's discuss some non-music majors that you can als[...]

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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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7 Things to Think About Before You Hire a Session Singer

7 Tips to Hire the Best Session Singer for Your Project

If you’re a songwriter, you’re likely to hire a session singer at some point in your career. I’m a songwriter and session singer myself, and I’ve hired other session singers before. You’ll want a variety of singers in your reel to showcase that your songs can be used for a range of performers. You may also want background vocals that are different from your own. There are many re[...]

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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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Come Join Me at Tunedly – An Online Recording Studio

Tunedly is an Online Music Recording Studio

I have an exciting (and hopefully interesting) update for you! This is about a company I’ve partnered with exclusively and what you can expect from me in the future. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know that I’ve been a freelance session singer for a long time. I truly love what I do and I love writing about it as well. One company I’ve worked with for years[...]

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Crystal Healing Therapy for Singers – Does It Work?

Does crystal therapy work for singers? An expert weighs in

I'm excited to share this new adventure with you! As you know, I'm a fan of trying new things to see if they will benefit singers. I've always been curious about different kinds of alternative therapy, and today I'm getting into a series on crystal healing. Crystals have been used for various treatments and therapies for at least 6,000 years. Almost every ancient culture has used crysta[...]

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New Acoustic Cover – “I Thought I Knew it All” by Megadeth

An acoustic cover of Megadeth's "I Thought I Knew It All"

I'm excited to share this new song and video with you! If you'll recall, last year I did an acoustic cover of "All At Once" by Whitney Houston (you can check it out here if you want!) I grew up listening to Whitney Houston. I did not, however, grow up listening to Megadeth. My partner/co-writer, Aman, is a huge fan. He was kind enough to do the Whitney cover with me, so I did the Megade[...]

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The Music Mindset: How to Work on Music When Life Sucks

How to Get Music Work Done When Life Sucks

Today has been rough on me, to say the least. All day long I’ve had family issues, ongoing client issues and it’s currently -5 degrees and I can’t go for a walk to clear my head. Still, tonight I have to get into ‘work mode’ and deliver a great performance for a client. I’ll be honest, I don’t want to. I want to drink wine, cry, watch Forensic Files and go to bed early. I w[...]

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How to Handle Haters in the Music Industry

Here's how to process and move on from haters of your creative work!

If you are any type of artist and your work is online, it’s pretty much a guarantee you’ll run into a hater at some point in your career. Even if you are not an artist, any person who voices an opinion on social media is likely to find a gaggle of trolls waiting in the shadows to take them down. In all of my songwriting groups, message boards and music communities, there is usually o[...]