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An Interview with Pro Lyricist Justine Perry

Justine Perry Writing Lyrics

I am so excited to introduce you to Justine Perry. She is a full time lyricist and, you'll see from her answers, is just an incredible writer in general. Justine and I met through a mutual client and project: "Conscience/Cape Understand" by M L Dunn. Check it out here: https://open.spotify.com/album/69nEFE74XmCJfmfqIFDCC0 Justine contributed to lyrics and yours truly made[...]

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An Interview with Sciarra

Instagram star Sciarra gives her success secrets to fellow musicians

Sciarra has an impressive social media following, fresh pop vocals and produces her own sound. In our interview, she discusses why she would try out for talent shows or recommend them, and how she found success without one. I had a great conversation with her and hope you'll enjoy it as well! Sciarra As always, I appreciate my guests being here and I appreciate you checking the[...]

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10 Great Holiday Gift Ideas for Singers

The holidays are here, and that means the never-ending struggle to find gifts for loved ones. If you’ve got a singer or musician in your life, there are plenty of great gift ideas for these people! Hopefully my list will help you find something for them. Please note: Some of these may be affiliate links. However, these are legitimate things I either own or would like to own. I also plug[...]

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The Making of an Album – Martin Jourdan “Prayers and Dreams”

Martin Jourdan's new album "Prayers and Dreams"

It's been a while since I've written about one of my projects! I've been busy over at Tunedly and helping clients finish their songs. I want to take some time to tell you about Martin and his project, "Prayers and Dreams." The Making of Martin Jourdan's "Prayers and Dreams" Martin worked with us at Tunedly and in the beginning, we were a team of four. I was the Project Manager and oc[...]

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YouTube Hacks for Musicians – Should You Buy Views?

This is part of my YouTube Series, where I analyze what makes YouTube channels grow and how musicians can maximize this info for their benefit. You can see my entire series so far here, here and here. Today we’re comparing two YouTube helper apps: TubeBuddy and VidIQ. We’ll also discuss whether or not buying fake views and subscribers is worth it. TubeBuddy vs VidIQ If you haven[...]

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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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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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The Ultimate List of Pisces Singers and Songwriters

We're in Pisces, which is the 12th and final sign of the astrological calendar (even though it takes place in February, which is kinda weird? Like, shouldn't it be at the end of the year?) Pisces are known as 'fish' and are compassionate dreamers, but also naive and overly trusting. As always, please let me know if I've missed your favorite Pisces! Tweet me or leave a comment and let me[...]