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How You Know You’re on the Right Track

July 1, 2015

You’re tired all the time. There aren’t enough hours in the day. You’ll always feel guilty, like you should be doing something “productive” with every free second you have. You’re playing out every night you have the energy to. You’re writing all the time. You hate your songs. Except when you…

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“The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows” is your New Inspiration for Sad Songs

July 1, 2015

Y’all know I love me some sad songs. It’s what got me started writing. If you’re into ballads the way I am, then you’re going to love this website. Found out about it this morning, courtesy of the ASCAP Daily Brief, a music business and tech newsletter put together by…

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The Importance of Writing Really Terrible Songs

May 6, 2015

Believe it or not, it’s completely ok to suck. No really. It’s the honest truth. I promise I’m not trying to sell you anything. As creatives, we have to make. And because we’re human, not everything we make is going to be awesome. We are not perfect. We are fallible.…

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Inspiring Writer’s Rooms We Want in our Own Homes

April 22, 2015

My writing room is my sanctuary. Unfortunately, right now it’s also the laundry room, the studio, my fiance’s office, my office, and a guest room when needed. So it goes when you choose to live in a tiny house. If you’ve got cabin fever, here are some cozy writer’s rooms and music studios…

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Get Free, Incredibly Helpful Feedback on your Songs from Real Songwriters on Frettie

April 8, 2015

It’s here! It’s finally here! A Social Network for Songwriters. If you haven’t heard already, let me introduce you to Frettie.com Frettie is an open community for songwriters to give and get feedback on their works-in-progress. You simply upload a worktape, include a lyric sheet, and post it. From there, hundreds of other songwriters…

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A Songwriter’s Pep Talk

January 12, 2015

As I write this, it is January 7th. The last day of the first week of the new year. January 1st at midnight is always magical – everyone’s slate is wiped clean and we’re given a metaphorical chance to start again. There’s insurmountable hope that this year will be your…

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Paying Your Dues, Gracefully

December 14, 2014

This past weekend was my birthday, and my amazing boyfriend took me to see the Blue Sky Riders play at the Cumberland Caverns. (Best gift ever! He’s a keeper :)) For those not familiar with them, the band is made up of superstar artist/writer Kenny Loggins, and hit songwriters Gary Burr…

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The Ultimate Songwriter Christmas Gift List

December 2, 2014

Songwriters are notoriously hard to shop for. Unless you’re one of us, shopping for a musician/writer/player is awkward. What the heck do songwriters need? She’s already got a guitar. What now? Here’s a handy list you can send to your loved ones with a bunch of items I’ve personally used…

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Why Writing Highly Personal Songs can Work in Your Favor

November 29, 2014

The other day, I was surfing Quora looking for conversations about songwriting, when one caught my eye. Someone had asked (to the extent of), “I write highly personal songs. How can I do this and continue my career as a professional songwriter? Should I stop?” That last part nearly choked me.…

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How Musicians can Use Pinterest to Reach More Fans

November 18, 2014

Pinterest is ridiculous, y’all. For real, it’s incredible the kinds of things Pinterest can do for your brand. Because of the varying types of content Pinterest allows you to share, you can get a lot of eyes on your music simply by putting out interesting, visual, branded materials. Not to…

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