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5 tips to help you overcome your stage fright / performance anxiety

Performance Anxiety? 5 Tips to Help You Grow Into a Pro

Stage Fright? Hate the spotlight? Wish you could just relax and enjoy the moment on stage? If you answered yes to these questions, then join the friggen’ club! Performance anxiety is a real thing, and most artists struggle with it at some point in their life. I used to be the kind of person who would confirm a show and instantly feel that excitement turn into dread....
Press Kit Procrastinator? 3 reasons to work on your press kit / EPK now

Press Kit Procrastinator? 3 reasons to work on your EPK.

Do you need really a press kit? It was 6pm on a Tuesday night. My phone lit up: “Local artist needed for product demonstration tomorrow, compensation provided”. Luckily for me, I was ready. I responded with my press kit in less than one minute. Boom. Done. 24 hours and 3 songs later at a bougie private event in Hollywood, I was compensated with over 4k worth of custom in ear monitors for myself and my team....

Songwriting Success! 5 tips to Start Using Right Now

There isn’t a more valuable currency in the music business than an amazing song. A good friend (who is now my publisher) once told me, “A GREAT song can open every door”. In my experience, truer words have never been spoken. Vocal and production trends change, genres go in and out of style, but a well crafted song can transcend the things that make most of this business so fickle....

The biggest mistake artists make. Are you doing this?

The biggest mistake artists make. It’s not bombing an important performance, tanking an interview with a powerful A&R person, or tweeting out a stream of craziness leading to a stint in rehab. Nope. The biggest mistake artists make is something much more insidious and unassuming than that: It’s waiting for someone to step in and “make things happen” for them....