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7 Things to Consider Before Signing Your Kids Up for Music Lessons

I've got another guest post this week, from Vincent at Music To Your Home (you can check out his info at the end) - I don't have any kids and have no idea what to do with them, but some of you might have a child who is musically inclined. Kids and music tend to go hand-in-hand (I also have a Pinterest Board about teaching music). When Vincent brought me this topic, I thought it would be great to pass it along to you guys in case you're curious! If you've got kids and you love music, let's see how we can bring them together: If your kid loves music the way most[...]

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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 one question a week about “how to deal with haters” or “how to respond to hateful comments.” I always try to provide a thoughtful answer, because I know how much it sucks[...]

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Six (Totally Cynical) Signs You’ll Succeed in the Music Industry

How to Know if You'll Succeed in the Music Industry!

I’m making this list for two reasons: 1). To make you laugh, and 2). I see waaaay too many of these lists that have the most basic, stupid answers. “You have good taste in music” might be an important quality, but it is in no way a guarantee you’ll make it big. Lists like these are popular in every industry. I see them for female entrepreneurs as well. If one of the signs I’ll make six figures next year is “I have a good heart,” well then awesome, I’m all set! Time to buy that convertible because my good heart will pay for it next quarter! I’m g[...]

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How to Keep Your Music Career Going When You Work Full Time

8 Tips to Keep Your Music Career Going

For the month of November, I’m working full time as a temporary dental assistant. I used to work for this dental office years ago and loved it, so when they asked if I was willing to come back, I jumped at the chance. It’s a great way to catch up with my former co-workers and gets me out of the house. Plus, the holidays are coming and I’d be lying if I said I couldn’t use the extra cash. But man, I forgot all about how hard it was to juggle working full time and do music. Since music is my full-time job, of course I need to take it seriously and keep at i[...]

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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[...]

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New Release: The Hymn to the Lost and Wicked Souls

New song release for author Jeremy Dwyer

We had the pleasure of creating and performing the music for author Jeremy Dwyer for his latest book release. The song can be heard by clicking on this link. Here is the information from the website about the book and song: The Hymn to the Lost and Wicked Souls is a song of spiritual redemption, that calls the souls of the dead to repentance for their wicked deeds in life. It urges them to turn to God’s ways, admitting their own sins. It also calls spirits to rest, rather than wage war, so that they do not haunt the living. This was written by the character n[...]