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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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If You’re Scared to Death, You’re Doing it Right

November 18, 2014

Allowing yourself to do what you love can be an incredibly scary thing. For some people, this might seem strange. But for anyone who is artistic, creative, or right-brained, you know the feeling. If you’re shy, introverted, or anxiety-prone, then finding the strength to do what you love, completely uninhibited, is…

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Inspiring Songwriting Techniques: Use Pinterest to Tell a Story

November 18, 2014

Hey Fanciers! Today’s post is a quick songwriting tool to help you get the inspiration you need to write your next song on days when you’re just not feeling it. This technique usually works really well for me when I’m in a creative slump and good ideas just aren’t coming…

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The Verses are for You, the Chorus is for Everyone Else

November 11, 2014

That may be the best bit of songwriting craft advice I’d ever gotten.

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How To Stay True to Your Voice as a Songwriter and Take Advice Like a Pro

November 3, 2014

As you write songs and share your art with the world, you’ll start to notice that everyone has an opinion. Some are good, some are bad. Some people will be very adamant that you take their advice. Sometimes, these opinions belong to people who could potentially change the direction of your career. So what…

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Networking for Introverts

November 3, 2014

If you’re like me, the idea of spending any length of time at a social event talking to LOTS AND LOTS of people makes you want to crawl back into your pajamas, get under the covers, and hibernate until you completely forget about it. Also, if you’re like me, you know…

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