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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. There is a simple process I use each year to launch me more powerfully into the next. As we know, our careers … 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

How to be Brave in Your Music Career

December 3, 2019

Most days I am exposing artists to themselves. Wha?? Yep. Because the more I do that, the better they become. The more they dig, the more they get in touch with their “why”. The more they get in touch with their “why”, the sooner they come to realize their deeper message. The sooner they realize their deeper … Continue

Give Your Music Everything You’ve Got

November 26, 2019

Music is never going to go away. You can try to hide it away in the closet for periods of time, but It will never leave you alone. So you might as well give it everything you’ve got. You’ll never be able to live with yourself if you don’t. This is what made me release … Continue

Keeping Your Voice Healthy Through Winter

November 19, 2019

In the winter months your body and voice have to work a little harder to fight the cold, dry air and grey weather. Let’s face it, it’s easier to get sick or be blue. And if you are one of those people who suffer from seasonal colds and flus and or SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), … Continue

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