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Interview with Jordan Esker & The Hundred Percent

Jordan Esker & The Hundred Percent interview with Mella Barnes

I've been interested in learning more about fellow artists lately, so I hope you'll enjoy these interviews! This week I'm speaking with Jordan Esker about his band, Jordan Esker & The Hundred Percent. This Florida-based band gets a ton of press coverage and made an amazing music video for pennies, so I thought they'd be a great and interesting resource! Photo Credit: Shane Valentin[...]

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The 4 Best Ways to Title Your YouTube Videos – A Guide for Musicians

The Best Tips to Title Videos That Get Clicks!

If you’re a regular around here (I call you the Melluminati) - you may have seen my zodiac blogs, where I list singers by their birthdates. I link each name to a YouTube video so people can hear their work. This means I spend a LOT of time searching through YouTube for artists and their videos. I want to show you what makes a good YouTube title and how you can maximize your title to get[...]

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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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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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The Ultimate List of Aries Singers and Songwriters

An epic list of Aries singers, songwriters, rappers and composers!

We're now into Aries, also known as The Ram. Aries are known for being fearless trailblazers, but also headstrong and stubborn (all the better for being a trailblazer, amirite?) This is by no means a complete list, but it's an extensive list of every Aries singer, songwriter, producer, composer and rapper I could find. If I'm missing you, please let me know and I'll be happy to add you![...]

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The Ultimate List of Sagittarius Singers and Songwriters

The epic list of Sagittarius singers and songwriters

We are now in the astrological sign of Sagittarius (a word I literally never spell right). Sagittarius (or Sagittarii, to be plural) are generally known as the biggest travelers of the zodiac signs. They are said to enjoy change and have an open mind. Of course, every person is an individual, and your upbringing and life experiences greatly influence who you become. This is just something[...]

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Why All Musicians Need Active Social Media Accounts

Social Media Expert Wendy McCance discusses the importance of social media for musicians

When I first got serious about my business, I knew I would need to dust the cobwebs off of my social media sites. I started them all with great intentions. Then I maybe got a few negative comments or a few unimpressed reviews, and it deflated my willingness to continue. I left my pages up but completely abandoned them. Enter Wendy McCance, the social media expert. We met at a recording[...]

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How to Use ReverbNation like a Boss

  I am a big fan of ReverbNation. I’ve been a member for years and still haven’t learned everything it can do yet. I’m going to walk you through the exact steps to make your profile epic, and also give you inside info I’ve learned from my experience there!   Why Should I Be on ReverbNation? If you’re a band or artist, you’ll obviously want a profile here. It[...]

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Your Sacral Chakra and Music

Standard intro: If you missed my post about why I’m writing about these, check that out here. Otherwise, let’s get started!   Your Sacral Chakra is second from the bottom, also called the 2nd chakra. It is located right around the naval or hip area and is known as the chakra for “passion and pleasure.” Your dirty mind is correct, but there are other ways to view passion[...]

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Your Solar Plexus Chakra and Music

If you missed my post about why I’m writing about these, check that out here. Otherwise, let’s get started! Your Solar Plexus Chakra is located right under your heart chakra. I used to confuse this one with the Sacral Chakra often. I just remember Sacral as “Second,” which is a weird association but it works for me. The Solar Plexus is the 3rd chakra, sort of in the stomach area[...]