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5 Things to Think About Before Hiring a Session Singer

Top Things to Consider Before Hiring a Session Singer

Hiring a session singer is usually near the end of a songwriting project. However, sometimes people are so excited to get to the end that they fast forward through important steps. This can lead to confusion, mistakes and retakes, so it's important to make sure you have these steps cleared before hiring a session singer! Hiring a Session Singer If you're not sure if you even need a session singer, check out this post on why a session singer is important for your song. By the time you're ready to hire a session musician, you likely are so excited to g[...]

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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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How I Realized I Wanted to be a Professional Session Singer

One session singer's journey from amateur to pro

I’ve talked about this in interviews before, but I realized I didn’t have it anywhere on my blog. Here’s my background and a little info on why I do what I do (and why I love it)!     Getting Started as a Session Singer Technically, I started session singing when I was around 14. My family is very musical, so I had cousins and uncles who were songwriters and owned recording studios. I started singing for songwriters who wrote their own songs but didn’t want to sing themselves. I was a budding songwriter myself but I was more than happy[...]

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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[...]