muse as magnet

Muse As Magnet – Why I Compose and Write

Throughout my life, I’ve pondered the muse. Even my brand name includes a play on the word “muse” (as well […]

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Quick Creative Process Stopwatch

Quick Creative Process: The Long and the Short of It

In my previous post you read about longer creative processes. Obviously, one alternative to this is a very brief or […]

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Long Creative Process

Long Creative Process: The Long and the Short Of It

“This is the short and the long of it…” ~ William Shakespeare One thing that I’ve noticed about my own […]

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Chance Agrella lyrics

Which came first? The chords or the lyrics?

You asked for creative process, so here you go… Melody or Words “Do you write the music or the lyrics […]

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Holly (not The Cranberries)

How O’Riordan & The Cranberries inspired me to “wreck less”

Where were you when you first heard The Cranberries? In 1993, I lived in Oakland, California. I had transitioned out […]

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Magic holidays

Magic – a magical new song for the season

Magic happens in a surprising variety of ways. Click To Tweet I sometimes trick myself into having deadlines. When I […]

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Copyright and other protections

Protecting Your Album Release – Copyright and More

Here’s the last post in this series. If you’re just joining us, you may want to go back and start […]

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promo album

Promo and Discovery: Getting Your Songs Heard

Nice. You have an album release ready to be heard. Though there are a million ways to get your songs heard, […]

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marketing

Marketing Your DIY Album Release

This is the one you were waiting for, right? I made the most mistakes in my album release when it […]

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Arranging songs for your album release

Just because you can write a catchy or beautiful song doesn’t always mean you will automatically be the best arranger, […]

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