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Musician Mindset: Getting Out of Your Head 

February 11, 2020

You know you’ve got something, or you wouldn’t be jumping through the hoops that you are on an hourly, daily, yearly basis, to get the job done. You watch artists on TV and listen to their streams on Spotify, and you know you’re just as capable, just as good, and that you could be there … Continue

Musician Metamorphosis: From Dreamer to Household Name

February 4, 2020

Metamorphosis. Also called transformation. A change in the form and often habits of an animal during normal development after the embryonic stage. Metamorphosis includes, in insects, the transformation of a maggot into an adult fly and a caterpillar into a butterfly and, in amphibians, the changing of a tadpole into a frog. In a human, … Continue

6 Black Holes in Your Music Career

January 28, 2020

Let’s face it, being a musicpreneur is a freakin’ full time job, matter of fact, it can swallow you whole – right into a black hole. The challenge is how to make time for your music while you gain ground with your music career. Time management people! Here are a few tips for how to avoid … Continue

The Power of the Music Community

January 21, 2020

Every day, amidst the hustle and bustle of the music industry, I come across handfuls of super talented artists — who should be out there more than they are. It’s painful actually. It reminds me of my career, and oh, how I wish I knew then what I know now. But I realize that they … Continue

Supercharge Your Music Career in 2020

January 14, 2020

Before you go charging off into the New Year with all of your best intentions, don’t forget that your future success will come from the stepping stones you’ve already planted on your path in your music career. There is a simple process I use each year to launch me more powerfully into the next. As … Continue

Musician Shoptalk: Making it Big without Selling Out

January 7, 2020

A few years ago one of my precious artists got an opportunity to co-write with one of the world’s biggest music producers (and songwriters). He was super excited and looking forward to that day. He had looked up to this man for most of his career and couldn’t believe he was so fortunate to get … Continue

The Alchemy of Untypical Hit Songs 

December 31, 2019

What happened to the days when hit songs burned through you like a fire so deep you couldn’t sleep? It isn’t often that’s for sure. And then came Adele… and Someone Like You. Blew us all away. This kind of songwriting is what I live for. Thanks to Adele for baring her wounds like that … Continue

Building the Story Behind Your Record

December 24, 2019

Story. Mythology. The contents of great books, movies, art and music. Story that breeds mythology. Mythology: The body of myths belonging to a culture. Myths are traditional stories about gods and heroes. They often account for the basic aspects of existence — explaining, for instance, how the Earth was created, why people have to die, or … Continue

Get Serious About Your Music in 2020

December 17, 2019

Take off your rose colored glasses. Because there’s no doubt about it –  seeing clearly will only help – not hurt you get serious about your music in 2020. I was recently watching the Steve Jobs movie with Ashton Kutcher  – and I was so proud to hear Steve say something I say all the time … Continue

Rising Past the Trends & Into Your True Sound

December 10, 2019

Be yourself, be yourself, be yourself… is a mantra we chant here at CCVM on a daily and sometimes hourly basis. It’s one of the most important things an artist must do, find and settle into. Because the music pendulum of what’s popular is a moving target, and by the time you catch up, it’s too … Continue

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