How To Create A Vision Statement For Your Music Journey Jul 03, 2021
Habakkuk 2:2
“And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.”
We all have big hopes and dreams that we hope to achieve on our music journey. These goals are the fuel in which we can continue to move forward...
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A Story of Faith Jul 03, 2021
Back in May of 2017 I went to Nashville for the first time. I was going there to attend the first Full Circle Music songwriting retreat. I was honestly so nervous and could not believe that God had called me to go. I live in a little beach town and the thought of going to Nashville had never...
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The Elephant in the Music Room Jul 03, 2021
So first thing, let’s address the elephant in the music room- choosing to go on a music journey is TOUGH! There is no road map, no tried-and-true formula and in a lot of cases, no job interview. You will hear “no” way more than “yes” and a lot of times we can feel...
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You will get better as you do it BUT you won't get better until you do it Jul 03, 2021
My key motto in my production company is
Patience + Perseverance = Success
I believe this formula is a way to create a sustainable, long-lasting career in music. To me, it means being able to endure the tough times as we learn and grow towards the good times. But what it doesn’t mean is...
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Indie Hack: www.soundplate.com Jul 03, 2021
One of the most common questions I am asked is how to get songs on playlists. There are many ways to do this between pitching, submission sites and paid marketing. For me personally, the best way has been by building relationships with curators over time. I have a step-by-step free guide on my...
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That time when Spotify deleted a ton of artist profiles and songs Jul 03, 2021
Not sure if you had heard this news but it was reported that allegedly on January 1, 2021 up to 750K songs were removed from Spotify. All of these songs were from independent artists and a majority of them use Distrokid as their distributer. To read more check out this article:
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Patience + Perseverance = Success Jul 03, 2021
There is so much I have learned over the last few years when it comes to my music journey and running my business. Most of the time these lessons come through trying things that don't work as well as I thought they would, and learning how to make them better. God has been teaching me so many...
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When Spotify Changes The Game Jul 03, 2021
So last year I was blessed to have made it onto the “New Music Friday Christian” Spotify Editorial playlist for 9 releases. At the time the playlist would essentially have 60ish new songs added every Friday. This was exciting and helped grow my reach that is still impacting my streams...
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The Competition Myth Jul 03, 2021
What if I said there’s no such thing as competition? Yes, even in the music industry. I was talking to someone influential in the industry and my life about this and his simple, short answer was he does not believe in competition, at all. I thought that was refreshing to hear. In this...
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S.T.R.U.M. The 5 pillars of a sustainable career in music Jul 03, 2021
We all are looking for the secret sauce to having a long-lasting career in music. What is THAT thing (or things) that can help us take our passion and turn it into a career? I think that is a very big answer, I was walking with my daughter the other day and had this thought pop...
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Bloom where you are planted, but don’t get used to the pot Jul 03, 2021
 I heard an awesome quote and it said, “When is the best time to plant a tree? 20 years ago. When is the second best time to plant a tree? TODAY!”
 
So how does that relate to us on our music journey? It means that the best time to get started is right now and not to wait....
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IMPOSTER SYNDROME Jul 03, 2021
Google says, “Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon, impostorism, fraud syndrome or the impostor experience) is a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their skills, talents or accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a...
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