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How chords work for songwriters

Download your FREE 21 page eBook UNDERSTANDING CHORDS for Songwriters How chords work and how chords are structured The Songwriting ...
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Soundtrack to Life Pt. 1 Christopher Richter

Recording your first EP (now there is 5)

l’m not asking for much, just a chance at a life Somebody’s Daughter | Peter Caddeyhttps://www.xsnoise.com.au/petercaddey/ Difference between a Single, ...
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The Team

It is essential that you build a network of people around you that have the skills that you need. As ...
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Challenge yourself

Now that you have completed your recording, released a song, EP or album, you may be thinking, now what? This ...
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Accountability

One of the first things you should do is to find someone you trust, someone that you respect and pitch ...
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Defining what you are doing it for

When you take on a recording project or even a gig, it helps to define why you are doing it ...
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The perfect fan

One of the struggles that musicians and songwriters often find that they are coming up against, is, how do I ...
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Motivation and procrastination

I heard a great saying recently that really made me think about what I do and why I do things ...
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Your first ‘real’ gig

Oh Oh Oh Oh, this is how we jam This Is How We Jam | Brother Fox Getting the right ...
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Momentum

So many times I hear musicians talking about that elusive recording contract or the world tour, making it big with ...
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You are the most important part of the puzzle.

When it comes to the music industry, there are lots of important people involved. Pretty much everyone thinks they are ...
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Your first opportunity to give back

There's no ‘I owe you’, just take care, see ya soon. Pay it forward Pay It Forward | Emma Dykes ...
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Performing live on radio (radio panic)

Many of the same useful hints we talked about in the radio interview chapter will help you out, but there ...
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Releasing your first EP ( will anyone buy it?)

Everything I saw that day it was perfect, the way your hair swept, the way your eyes looked and the ...
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First radio interview (the terrible um…)

I’d like to introduce myself, I know we’ve never meet before Jasmine Richter | Introduce Myself What station There are ...
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Who are you?

Looking into your reflection, what do you see?Megan Longhurst | Ice Girl Singer songwriters and musicians in general are an ...
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Hearing your song played on radio for the first time

Hand in hand, heart in heart. I hear the beat getting louder Louder | Brother Fox https://brotherfox.com  One of the ...
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Writing your first song

I got the words in my mouth,I got the flame in my eyes, and there’s people around me, so let’s ...
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Recording your first song (the magic recording studio)

Miraculous and magic and it pulls you through somehowMeant To Be | Emma Dykes Entering a recording studio for the ...
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It’s not about me – discovering yourself.

I caught up with a friend of mine I hadn't seen for 20 years. We were discussing music and the ...
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Performing your first song (will anyone like my music?)

So we’ll dance and we’ll sing and we’ll see how it all goes down Drop my Pennies | Brother Foxhttps://www.brotherfox.com ...
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Making decisions for you or based on what others want?

As a singer songwriter, you may already know how long it can take to write a song. You also know ...
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Achieve your firsts

There is something about the first time that you do something, it makes you feel fantastic. It makes you want ...
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Quick Programmed drum tracks in Logic Pro X

Some links in this page are affiliate links and I may earn commission from the links. https://youtu.be/cswuV8YHVAE Programming drums or ...
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Recording your first song

“Miraculous and magic and it pulls you through somehow"Meant To Be | Emma Dykeshttps://www.xsnoise.com.au/emmadykes Entering a recording studio for the ...
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How to perform your first original song

Performing your first original song(will anyone like my music?) So we’ll dance and we’ll sing and we’ll see how it ...
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Five common mistakes people make when starting out in the music industry

1. Asking the wrong people for help If you want to be a millionaire, who is the best person to ...
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Five Australian musicians tour Germany

What started as a dream is about to become reality for seven Australian musicians as they descend on Germany for ...
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The fear of sounding stupid – Twice

No one likes to sound stupid. Yet we often do stupid things. At least I seem to anyway. I don't ...
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How to record live music, video and audio and release 10 songs in 2 days

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How to create a music website for $200US – Part 1

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People do not buy your desire to make money in the music industry

I have been reading a lot about the issues in the music industry and how difficult it is for musicians ...
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The dreaded music bio – how to write a music bio the easy way.

How to write a music bio. Firstly, answer the following questions. Name: Age: What you do: Where you are from: ...
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Learn from your mistakes or learn from your success?

As a singer songwriter, you know how long it can take to write a song. You also know that there ...
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The right recording software for the right job.

Some of these links are affiliate links which mean I may earn some income from any orders. I grew up ...
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What have you ‘really’ been up to?

It was a long time before I really looked back in detail at where I had been in relation to ...
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Removing the fear

Have you ever wanted to climb Mount Everest or fly to the moon? Probably on your list of ‘that would ...
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Work Hard, Play Hard – Luke Turner

Work Hard, Play Hard – Luke Turner

There are people that put in a little bit of effort into life and then there are those that just ...
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Dennis Russel - The Five Stars

Yes, you can sing!

When we first met, we talked about a song he had written and how he would like to record it ...
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Soundtrack to Life Pt. 1 Christopher Richter

Soundtrack to Life Part 1 by Chris Richter

Soundtrack to Life is the music I play when no one is listening. Light a candle. Put on your headphones ...
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How to get everything done – now!

How to get everything done – now!

How am I going to get all of this done? I ask myself these questions constantly. I want to release ...
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How to find out what you’re really worth….

I often wonder, what am I good at and what can I do that will help people? What are my ...
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3:00 am and I don’t feel tired

I spend a lot of time working with other people on their music which I love. Listening to great new ...
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Full time musician – are you ready for this?

Full time musician – are you ready for this?

“I wish I didn’t have to work a regular job to make money. I’d much rather be playing music full ...
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Decisions, decisions, decisions

Decisions, decisions, decisions

It's 2015 and my daughter is off to university. We are going to miss her, it makes me feel really ...
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I wrote a song that needs an album

I wrote a song that needs an album

This is one of the parts of my job that I love to be a part of. Someone calls or ...
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Why people become famous

Why people become famous

Ever wondered “why people become famous”? Ever wondered why artists become popular? I know I’m old, I was around before ...
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People know me…..

People know me…..

There has been a radio advertisement on local radio for many years. “I’m kind of a big thing around here… ...
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Everyone should be in a band – just because…

Everyone should be in a band – just because…

How many people do you know that want to be in a band? Do you want to be in a ...
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I’m an eternal optimist times 11 🙂

is there just too few people looking on the positive side? Check out this diagram from http://m.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/11/how-musicians-really-make-money-in-one-long-graph/249267/ (or see below) ...
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Backup Plan

Backup Plan

If you ask someone what is the difference between a fireman, Santa, a doctor or a full time musician. They ...
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How to change your destiny – right now

How to change your destiny – right now

Picture this - you're at your favourite coffee shop with you wife and kids, enjoying a relaxing drink and sweet ...
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So I think I’m good at everything – right?

So I think I’m good at everything – right?

This particular article is written just for me but hopefully it will help others out there with the same problem ...
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The Elephant in the Music Room

The Elephant in the Music Room

Lets face it, everyone talks about how they love music. About how music is the sound of your soul. About ...
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Muso Mistake #5 – Not treating your music career as a business

Muso Mistake #5 – Not treating your music career as a business

This is another extremely common problem with people starting out in the music industry. Many people think ‘I just have ...
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Muso Mistake #4 – Someone else will ‘do it for you’ or that someone will ‘discover’ you

Muso Mistake #4 – Someone else will ‘do it for you’ or that someone will ‘discover’ you

This problem is something that happens constantly. Strangely, many people think that a music career is ‘discovered’, but in reality, ...
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Muso Mistake #3 – Hanging out with the wrong people

Muso Mistake #3 – Hanging out with the wrong people

‘You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. ' Jim Rohn Your income level, attitudes, ...
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Muso Mistake #2 – The music industry is about a destination

Muso Mistake #2 – The music industry is about a destination

Many times I hear artists discussing how they want to get a recording contract, or how they want to be ...
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Muso Mistake #1 – Asking the wrong people for help

Muso Mistake #1 – Asking the wrong people for help

Are we asking the right question to the wrong person? Recently I was the lucky participant in a presentation about ...
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