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songwriting

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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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How to Improvise on Piano For Beginners – Guest Post

How to improvise on piano for singers and songwriters!

Today is a guest post! This is a topic I thought would benefit a lot of singers and songwriters, and I have a pro who was kind enough to do a full article on the topic! Nadav Biran is a pianist of 10 years and an audio engineer. He is also the co-founder of catzaudio.com, a pro audio magazine focused on providing musicians with the latest pro audio news, reviews, interviews, and guides.[...]

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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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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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10 Tips from 10 Years in Production – Guest Post

Producer Cari Prez gives 10 tips for music production

I have another guest post for you this week! This is from Cari Prez, and I'll just let him explain who he is: "I’m just your regular guy who listened to music a little too closely as a kid. I ended up trying to learn how all of it was done, from the arrangements, to the positioning and balance of the instruments, to even listening extra close to figure out exactly how a harmony was su[...]

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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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The Ultimate List of Scorpio Singers and Songwriters

A Complete List of Scorpio Singers and Songwriters!

This is the third zodiac sign I've done, and I really do enjoy these and I'm on a roll! We're into Scorpio season, and here you'll find the most complete list I can make of singers and songwriters who share this sign. I also have a complete post about how Scorpios can use their sign to navigate the music industry. Check it out here if you're a Scorpio or one of your bandmates is one![...]

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An Exciting (Personal) Update!

Songwriter Mella announces new music to be released soon

I had to put (personal) in the title because I don't want you to think that this is an update that will impact or benefit you in any way. But it might! I sincerely hope it will. As you may know, I do session singing and songwriting full time. It's great and I love it, but it leaves me very little time to work on my own music. I would say that for every 30 songs I do for a client, I do[...]

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How to Lose Your Ego (so You Can Be a Better Songwriter)

Tips to Lose Your Ego to Improve Your Songwriting

I can’t tell you how many songwriting pitches I’ve attended where someone has said, “there is no room for ego in songwriting.” In these same pitches, there is always someone who argues with the publisher after their song was rejected. They try to explain WHY they included two bridges (“you need both to tell the story!”) or to explain that they KNOW the song isn’t finished ([...]

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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[...]