Blog 

This blog is a collection of information, and experiences that come from my journey into and through the music industry. My goal is to put the biggest and best things I’ve learned so far in simple terms to help you get a better understanding of the industry. 

My Blog

This blog is a collection of information, and experiences that come from my journey into and through the music industry.

GearFanatix and an Interview with Dr. Angela Dane

GearFanatix and An Interview with Dr. Angla DaneGearFanatix ResourcesHere are the resources mentioned in the intrview above.Womxn in Audio GroupWomxn in Audio Youtube GearFanatix SiteJoin the ForumAbout Dr. Angela DaneDr. Angela Dane is a musician, writer, and...

Top 5 Organizations for Women in the Music Industry

Top 5 Organizations for Womxn in the Music Industry No. 1 SoundGirls SoundGirls is an organization that supports women and non-binary people who work in  professional audio. Whether it be live sound, studio recording, or specific sound design the SoundGirls community...

The Best Free and Low-Cost Resources for Indie Musicians:

Content creation and social media:  Canva.com  Canva is amazing! There are free, and pro accounts offered on this website. It is perfect for designing social media posts, stories, logos, and even Facebook banners.  It has singlehandedly up-ed my social media...

What is a producer, and other roles in the music industry?

If you've ever looked at the back of a CD, read liner notes, or even clicked the credits info on Spotify, you've probably seen a list of names and job titles that resemble hieroglyphics. So here is a little bit of a breakdown of the most common jobs in the music...

Work-Life Balance: What is it?

So far, in 2020, maybe it’s felt a little bit like the world is ending. This year we have confronted physical sickness, the passing of icons, and now we are all apart of the world that is confronting centuries of injustice. It seems like maybe the world isn’t the same...

Sync Music During COVID 19

Hello everyone,  I hope that you are finding this article well. I know that with the effect of COVID 19 in full force at the moment, the music industry and all of us in it are feeling the full impact of the shut down on social gatherings.  However, the good news...

Radio, Voice Over and More; An Interview with Brandon Pollock

This month I had the pleasure of sitting down with voice actor and radio personality Brandon Pollock. We discussed new music, the process of getting a song to radio, and streaming.  About Brandon:  Brandon began his career in 2008 with WNKS in Charlotte. Working his...

Your First Home Studio

With the increasing popularity of home studios and independent recording artists/records having a professional or semi-professional grade studio in your home is now more affordable and doable than ever before. Everyone knows that it helps to have the correct gear, but...

Where is the Music Industry and What is Happening in it?

2020 is finally upon us. As much as we’ve entered a new decade this year’s Grammy speeches show that we have also begun a new era in the music industry. From award-winning bedroom records taking the world by storm to a new generation of artists taking the stage, 2020...

A Year in Review

Well, it seems that we have finally reached the end of a decade, or the end of an era if you will. 2019 has been a year for the books. Both for me personally, and the music industry as a whole. This decade, the idea of Women in Music is coming back around. From...

New Releases, Distribution, and More

Every year, the month of November is an exciting time for the music industry. With November comes fall leaves, the CMA Awards, the public announcement of GRAMMY finalists, and of course, some of the biggest releases of the year. This year the month of November brought...

What is Balance, and How Do We Maintain it?

In the entertainment industry, whether you are a songwriter, artist, or an audio engineer, the idea that your career takes everything can seem all-consuming. Granted, at times, it is. However, once you reach a certain point in life, it may become apparent that this...

What is a Record Label

Most people have heard the term "record label" but may not know what exactly that means or what all a record label can do or even encompass. In the simplest of terms, most songs go through a long process that involves writing, recording, producing (which includes the...

A Review of Summer NAMM

Last month I had the opportunity to travel to Nashville Tenessee (once again), to attend Summer NAMM. If you are anything like me, you may not have heard of NAMM or even know much about it. In an attempt to remedy that here is a brief explanation and review of Summer...

What is an Album

This summer, I have decided to take on a rather ambitious endeavor (which is saying something coming from someone who has a love of attempting to accomplish projects of an abnormal caliber). I have decided to try to write on three albums in three months (the first of...

Rules for Songwriting:

"Dare to Suck" - Seth Mosley A bad idea is better than no idea at all. No matter the level of self-doubt that exists between your mind and your mouth, silence is never a good option. Also, maybe that one line doesn't make it into the final song, but it may lead to...

There is No Shortcut to Success:

So often times we have an idea, a dream, or even just an image of success that we are striving for with no idea how to make it happen or even if these concepts are feasible. At the end of the day there is no substitute or excuse for hard work. Malcolm Gladwell wrote a...

What to do When Things Change:

So often in life there comes a time in which consistency that we depend on seems to dissapear overnight. When this happens we are often left feeling helpless, stuck, or just plain confused. Speaking from experience here are just a few things that I do. 1. Determine...

What is Music Publishing

Often times as a songwriter I am faced with the reality that I still have so much to learn about the music industry. There are so many details that they seem to never end. When I really sat down and found the vocabulary to describe my dream job (being a staff writer...

Is It Really Worth It?

Is the chance for success worth sacrificing for? Often I have encounter music industry professionals, or those aspiring to be and realized that they either didn't attend college or were able to be successful without higher education. With that being said does it mean...

The Constant Reminder

Over the course of the past couple of weeks, I have found myself finding excuses, complaining, or just downright avoiding my music industry work I could be doing. While my dream hasn't changed, and my schedule hasn't slowed down I realized I haven't been giving myself...

The Music Modernization Act:

A lot of you have probably seen posts that say something along the lines of, "I am a (insert music industry professional's job title here) and I support the Music Modernization Act as is." Which is great. Professionals in the music industry have now made people aware...

A Little About My Life:

I could introduce myself by giving you my resume and background. But honestly, those are just a bunch of words strung together that show you what I’ve done, not who I am.