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WHY AND WHAT A SONGWRITER SHOULD OUTSOURCE

These days a music creator is expected to write songs, record them, market them, pitch them, promote them, build their social proof, and start and nurture relationships. Combine that with being a performing songwriter, and add to that booking…

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MY 9 BEST GO-TO MUSIC PRODUCTION RESOURCES

Are you new to music production and feeling overwhelmed but not sure how or where to start? Are you wasting a lot of time on the web trying to find quality how-to tutorials? Are you wanting to expand your knowledge…

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ODE TO ARETHA

Happy Summer! It’s down to the “dog days.” 

I had a playlist put together for you of some of the retro soul stuff I’ve been listening to and being inspired by. It was all ready to be published. 

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WOMEN AND SUMMER NAMM

Last week I attended a trade show in Nashville called #SummerNAMM. It’s a annual event for buying and testing out the latest and greatest musical equipment. There are also dozens of panels discussing new technologies, the music business, production…

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WORKFLOWS FOR COLLABORATING LONG DISTANCE

About 90% of the songs I have written in the last year were written with collaborators who don’t live in the same city as I do. Or even the same country. 

Technology allows us to collaborate from multiple locations,…

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ARE YOUR LYRICS IN THE RIGHT KEY?

When writing the music for a song, the chords we choose are usually in a certain key. Maybe it’s the Key of E major, or A minor. Or maybe it’s a Bb blues. Whatever key we choose, all the chords in…

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BEST OF: POPULAR POSTS FOR SONGWRITERS

This week I’m re-posting some of my most popular blog posts for songwriters, just in case you missed them. They cover music craft, production and business. 

Here they are: 

 

 

 

 

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