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Songwriting, Honing Your Craft

Oct 23, 2019 06:00 AM

Cari Cole

8 Tips for Writing Kickass Songs

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This article originally appeared on Cari Cole's Standing in the Spotlight blog.

 

I was just in the office of one of the biggest players in the music business, and we were having this conversation about what it takes to breakthrough as an artist. And the truth is, no matter who I speak to in the business, the answer is the same.

There are lots of great voices and artists with “the look.” But what sets you apart is… drum roll…

Your songs.

The Politics of Music, Part 2: Being Environmentally Friendly

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Recently, we brought you the first in a two part series about combining two of the most incredible gifts you have to offer the world: your music, and your voice.

In the first article, we talked about artist advocacy — how to get involved with different organizations and start making a difference on both the local and national level.

Today, we want to talk about something that most of us are aware of, and yet, truthfully, aren’t doing enough to stop: climate change.

Musician Life, Health and Wellness

Oct 16, 2019 04:58 PM

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Help is Here: Mental Health and Wellness in the Music Industry

 

Why You Should Only Take Music Advice From Trusted Sources

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Why should you only take music-career advice from legit sources?

Because your music career depends on it, at least partially. If you get bad advice, you could end up wasting years of your life chasing a facet of your music career that wasn’t working and was never going to work. 

And that leads us to the question, “What are these reliable sources you speak of?”

And that’s what I’d like to help with. I’ll go through the different categories of being a DIY musician and point you to some things I’ve found super helpful.