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The Music Industry Is Not Dead

 

Hello artists and art lovers,

I am going to rant today so be prepared. I guess we all know by now I have opinions and share them freely. This last year I feel like there has been a deluge of whining from “known” and “unknown” musicians who say the music industry is dead. I mean really??? WE HAVE THE WHOLE FREAKING INTERNET AT OUR DISPOSAL. They say that people don’t actually have to have talent anymore because of all of the music computer program tools like midi and autotune. Yes, everyone has the ability to create and be visible on the internet but I’m surely not going to buy crappy music full of bad midi tracks and autotune vocals, are you???…get my point???…where’s the threat??? I mean let’s get real here alright?!?!?

Change is inevitable. You can choose to embrace and roll with it or be mad and have a “pity party of one” until the end of time. Today I discuss the real possible cause of your lack of musical success. If you are ready for a little tough love…press play!

Hope life is treating you well and I will see you next week!

Cheers,

Laurie

How to Write Lyrics

 

Good day to you!

As a songwriter, you know writing lyrics can be tough! Our goal is to get our point across in a meaningful way without blithering on forever, right? In my opinion, choosing your words wisely and saying a lot with very little can be quite powerful! Let’s face it, we have all had conversations with people who talk non-stop to the point you where you zone out, just keep nodding in agreement, but you no longer hear a word they say. Well the same can happen in a song. You’ll lose people if you get too chatty and your words lack substance.

If you would like to know how I write lyrics then grab a pen and paper (or iPad) and let’s watch!

As always, hope all is going well in your world and see you next week!

Cheers,

Laurie

What Makes A Great Song?

 

Hey!

For the last few years I have been trying to figure out what makes a great song? I mean I have artists that I have listened to for years, to their songs over and over, and never tire of their music. Sometimes when I’m looking for a new artist I can listen to a song for 10 seconds and know I don’t want to hear more, even if the song is well produced. So what gives? What is the game changer?

Today I am going to share with you my thoughts on what I feel makes a great song. Now mind you this is just my opinion, and I do realize there is more than one variable that can have impact, but wanted to share my findings.

So if you have interest, please press the triangle!

Have a great week!

Cheers,

Laurie

When you hate posting on Facebook.

 

Hey!

Ok, I may be wrong (as I am often) but I am betting there are a lot of people like me out there that hate Facebook. Some people love it and that’s great. I don’t like FacebookB but I feel like I have to be on it for my business. I don’t mind telling you I have to say a mini motivational speech to myself every time I have to post something. I am an introvert and just don’t prefer to share to the world everything that happens in my life. Posting makes me anxious and full of angst…anyone else feel my pain? Ok, I’m done with the drama now.

So, what do you do when you hate Facebook? Well you find your TRUE Facebook identify and not the “rainbows and unicorns fake identity” everyone presents and expects.

I have found my true identity and share it with you in this video. If you need help finding yours, please pull up a chair and press play!

Until next week…

Cheers!

Laurie

Improving As An Artist

 

Hey!

It’s not a revelation to know that in order to improve in anything we have to take action. For us creative types, I agree, it can be hard to pry one’s butt off a comfy chair and start making some meaningful improvements in our art. I mean sometimes it’s just so much easier to “think” about improving while eating Poptarts and lounging.

Well I aim to show you what happens in the progression when you start making an effort to improve! Not sure what your sticking point is(?) but “getting started” has always been the battle for me. Once I motivate myself to start, I usually end up in the “zone,” and then time flies ‘cause I’m having fun…yep.

Today I am going to compare the first song I ever recorded in the studio to one of the latest songs I had recorded. I think you’ll be amazed as to how different they sound and are produced and how much we really learn as we go along!

So, hope this gives you a little motivation to move forward in your creative pursuits and “crush it” in your own art!

See you next week!

Cheers,

Laurie

 

Overcoming Creative Block

 

Good day to you!

I’m guessing, since you are a creative type of person (yes, we all are..don’t argue with me on this) that you may have experienced a “creative block”…yes? Not a whole lot of fun when you don’t know where to go next. Maybe you can’t finish a project, maybe you are having a hard time starting one, or in my case, I needed to “up” my game in an area but didn’t quite know how?

So last week I was in the recording studio recording some new music. I really thought I was prepared to create something fantastic. I played, I sang and went back into the control room to hear what I had done. Well, to say the least it was uninspiring, I mean I listened and thought, “meh”…this is exactly what I always do. After being disappointed by my performance, not to mention the waste of time and money, I didn’t allow myself to get mopey and fall into a “pity party of one.” Instead I took a step back and identified my weak area and where I was going wrong! I figured out a way to solve my issue and I am already hearing vast improvements!

So if you are are “stuck” and want to figure out how to get “unstuck” this blog is for you!

Hope your week is going fantastically! C-ya next week!

Cheers,

Laurie