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songwriting

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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 Sidney B

Interview with artist Sidney B

Sidney B has a great website, great merch and great music. What's not to love? Check him out here! Sidney B If you enjoy this interview, please let Sidney know! First, I love your website! Not a lot of artists have great websites and it was nice to see yours. Did you design it? Yes I designed it! I’m glad you liked it, Thank you. I tried to make it interactive and I ho[...]

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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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The Reba McEntire MasterClass – A Review for Singers and Songwriters

A New Project Where I Review the Reba McEntire MasterClass

Yes yes, I’m starting a new music project! This is another MasterClass, so yes, this will be an affiliate link. I’ve done Christina Aguilera’s MasterClass already (you can check it out here) and did a full series on it. Many found it helpful so I thought, why not try it again? MasterClass has a BUNCH of music teachers, as well as actors, chefs, writers, or anything else you want to[...]

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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 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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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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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[...]