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songwriters

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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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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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How to Solve Disagreements Between Co-Writers

Tips for solving issues with co-writers

My writer friend and I were sitting on her front porch on a sunny October morning, talking about writing. She mentioned that she was jealous of songwriters and thought it must be much better than writing, because we get to work together and in groups. “Sure,” I said cautiously, “but it isn’t always a great time. It can be like working on a group project in school.” My mind fl[...]

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Songwriting with Reba McEntire’s MasterClass

This course was actually called "Choosing A Song," which is an important distinction. Writing a song and choosing a written song are very different, and Reba explains why the latter is better for your career. This is the second part of my MasterClass project where I take and review Reba McEntire's MasterClass. You can see all of the parts to the project here: Course Intro Songwr[...]

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My Best Days as a Session Singer

The Best Days as a Session Singer to inspire Session Musicians and Songwriters

It's hard to pick just one "best day" as a session singer, but I have a couple that instantly come to mind. I really love what I do and am lucky to do it! I love session singing. It’s my full-time career, my passion and, I believe, my purpose. Giving a voice to someone’s song is such an incredible thing and very rewarding. Now, many singers disagree with me. They only want to sing th[...]

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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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The Ultimate List of Leo Singers and Songwriters

An Epic list of Leo singers and songwriters!

We are now in Leo, and this is a special time for me. Last year I started this list journey with my own zodiac sign, Virgo. Since then I've been making these lists every season. I can't believe I'm done! I plan to keep updating the lists as much as possible, but the bulk of the work is done. Anyway, so we're in Leo, also known as The Lion. They are a fire element and known to be dramati[...]

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The Ultimate List of Cancer Singers and Songwriters

We are now in Cancer, and honestly I feel bad for people that have to say "I am a Cancer." It just sounds bad, you know? On top of that, Cancer is known as "the crab," so they can't even refer to themselves by their symbol. But Cancers have a lot going for them. Their birthdays are in the summer (if you're in the Northern Hemisphere, sorry Southern peeps), they are known to be intuitive a[...]

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10 Ideas to Write a Song About Someone You Love

If you’re a songwriter, you’ve probably written a love song at least once. It’s by far the most common song topic, whether it’s about falling in love, breaking up, or rekindling a romance. Today, I’d like to focus simply on someone you love. This does not have to be a significant other. People often contact me to write songs for their parents, children or friends. A ‘loved one[...]

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The Ultimate List of Gemini Singers and Songwriters

We are now in Gemini, which is early summer if you're in the northern hemisphere (or late winter if you're in the midwest, amirite??). Gemini is known as 'the twins,' and Geminis are said to have two conflicting sides to their personalities. They are most compatible with Aquarius and Libra, and least compatible with Pisces and Virgo. I am a Virgo, and it should be noted that both of my par[...]