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Improving your Songwriting with Greg Holden

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Written by Greg Holden

I’m not always sure why people come to me for songwriting advice, especially if it’s to write for other artists, as half of the time I’m still trying to figure out if I even know how to do it myself. Songs are such a subjective art form. A “good” song can really only be called that by a …

Finding New Inspiration with The 10X

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Written by Jeff Gingrich of The 10X

I think a lot of musicians have a story about a time when everything was going pretty well in a band or in a project and one specific event created a domino effect that ends up ruining whatever momentum that had been growing. Maybe the event derailed something that was going great. A lot of people have …

Dearly Watched “Annie” & It Changed Everything

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Written by Dearly

When I was in first grade I saw the movie “Annie” and it changed everything for me. I went from being very shy and only speaking to family members, to writing poetry and expressing myself through poetry readings and song. For me, this was a huge shaping moment in my music career (even though it happened at such a young age)- …

Finding Inspiration Through Tom DeLonge with Break Out Day

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Written by Andrew & Jason of Break Out Day

In June of 2006, our older brother, Jeff, was playing the Angels & Airwaves album We Don’t Need to Whisper in his room a lot. The album had been released the previous month and he was constantly playing it. One day, he called us into his room and played us the first song …

A Pep Talk with Talk Time

Posted on 4 m read

Written by Andrew Smith of Talk Time

We are a brand new band called Talk Time. Collectively, everything is coming from a fresh start, the musicians, the writing, our work flow, etc. But for the better part of each of our lives we have been making & playing music. We’ve toured arenas, made records with top-producers, had management deals, label deals, you name it. …

Discovering Music with Hell Average

Posted on 4 m read

Written by Hell Average

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I grew up around music. Mum and Dad played me their favourite bands from the 80’s. They would buy me new CD’s; The Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Clarkson, So Fresh, but the one that changed everything was, The Secret Life of …  The Veronicas. I would listen to it on repeat, to learn every word. …

Getting To Know Carly Gibson

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Written by Carly Gibson
Did you have any great fan experiences seeing or meeting a band?

I’ve had the opportunity to meet many amazing musicians over the years. Lots of memorable and profound ones, but the one that felt the biggest to me was meeting Grace Potter just a couple years ago. I was able to go back …

Movie Soundtrack Obsessions & Being “Boring” with Adult Karate

Posted on 4 m read

Written by K.C. Maloney of Adult Karate

Growing up, I was a weird kid. On any given day during elementary school you could usually find me zoning out during class, dreamy with the anticipation of coming home later that day and being able to listen to whatever album I happened to be obsessed with. I remember inviting a classmate over to my house to …

Dan Sadin On Relationships and Male Vulnerability

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Written by Dan Sadin

You know that feeling when a song you love is just burning inside of you? It’s the feeling I had when I first heard “I’m on Fire” by Bruce Springsteen. You can literally feel Springsteen going up in flames singing about this woman. And his feelings transfer to you, the listener – it’s magical. I wanted to have that raw emotion captured in a …

What It’s Like Recording Acoustic with Till I Fall

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Written by Till I Fall

It seems like every time we have been in the studio, we’ve been able to go at it with a different approach. While recording Self Titled, we tracked everything “backwards” from our usual order of things; we saved tracking drums until the last day of being in the studio. Going into recording at that time (December/January of …