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songwriter

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10 Tips for Beginning Songwriters

I started “writing songs” (I’m using that term loosely since they were garbage) in elementary school. I had an archaic recorder and a tattered Lisa Frank notebook, both of which were my best (and only) friends. If you’re reading this, I’m assuming you have an interest in songwriting. Maybe you haven’t started yet but want to try. Perhaps you’ve written a few but are struggl[...]

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How Your Hobby Can Help You Write Better Songs

For many singer/songwriters, music is a hobby more than a career. This is totally fine and understandable, but it can be hard to find new things to write about when your only hobby is writing. However, very few of us only have one hobby. Even if your hobby is “doing nothing,” (no judgment here), I’m going to show you how to use any hobby to write great songs! How Animal Rescue H[...]

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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 ma[...]

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5 Tips for Recording Yourself Singing – Guest Post

5 Easy tips to record yourself singing!

I've got another guest post for you this week! I'm hard at work behind-the-scenes with clients, my blog and vlog, but I'm always willing to have other experts step up and give us some great information. This week's comes from Ben Jacklin, a blogger and musician who writes about music equipment, production and the music industry at http://subreel.com He has five tips to recording yoursel[...]

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New Holiday Song with Her Excellency, The Governor

Happy Holidays! If you've been reading my blog for a while, you might have seen some of the projects I've done with Dan before. He contacted me last week and asked if I could do a rush order for a Christmas song. Most Christmas songs (by major artists, anyway) are written and recorded in June or July. This is so the label has time to work on everything for the release for the holiday s[...]

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The Ultimate List of Capricorn Singers and Songwriters

An epic list of Capricorn singers and songwriters!

We are in the final zodiac sign of the year and also into the beginning of the next year, Capricorns. My co-writer of Zebra Stone is a Capricorn and the description fits him perfectly: Strengths: Responsible, disciplined, good managers Weaknesses: Know-it-all, condescending, expects the worst To be fair, we are alike on the last weakness. But he is a great manager and most of what I rea[...]

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An Old School Music Survey – Let’s Have Some Fun

A fun music survey to take with friends

Remember surveys from the internet's earlier days? If you're under the age of 400 you might not, but take a knee and listen, kids. We had this archaic social media called Myspace and Live Journal. Surveys were super popular because you could answer questions and post them, allowing people to see your opinions on dumb stuff. You also got to see everyone else's opinions on the same dumb stuf[...]

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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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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[...]

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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[...]