A song for lost times and lost friends

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Hey, it’s time for music again! As some of you may know I’m working on an album of my theater music. If you’re not from Iceland you may not know this, but I’ve written music for a few theater productions here, and in fact one of them won a Gríman award, the Icelandic equivalent of […]

Boosting Your Artistic Career With Accountability Partnerships

Boosting Your Career With Accountability Partnerships

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Sometimes artists end up spinning their wheels and struggle to hold themselves accountable to reach their artistic goals. Why not get a fellow artist to help keep you accountable, so you can both reach your goals faster and boost your artistic career? My guest on this episode is my accountability partner, Mariana, who has helped […]

How To Make A Full Time Living As A Performing Artist

How To Make A Full Time Living As A Performing Artist

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My good friend and professional singer-songwriter, Svavar Knútur, has a lot of invaluable, actionable tips for how to make a full time living as a performing artist. Listen in on our conversation as he gives me, and any performing artist, in any field, really, wonderful tips on how to get started, and how to avoid […]

How To Have A Creative Career

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You’re a creative person, and you want to make a living doing what you love, right? Of course, we all do. But how do you go about that? Well, there’s no right or wrong answer for that, but in this episode I’m going to tell you a few of my thoughts, go over my story […]

How To Write More Consistently | Songwriting Inspiration

Albums

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In this episode of the podcast I discuss the results I’ve seen so far from the challenge I set myself for 2019, to write a song each week. Are you following along? If not, you should be! Check out the songwriting challenges here! If you like this podcast, please subscribe, share and review. And don’t […]

Songwriting Confidence Part 2 – Finding Your Voice

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Every artist needs to have a unique voice. A big part of the artist’s journey is to discover that voice. And that is a big part of making yourself a more confident songwriter. In this episode I talk about finding your voice. I’d love to hear what you think. If you enjoy it, please subscribe, […]

How To Stay Fresh Through “Ethical Borrowing” – Songwriting Inspiration

Ethical plagiarism

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Let’s say you have a deadline for a song and you’re stuck, or maybe you feel all your songs sound the same. This ninja trick to jump start the songwriting process involves ethically borrowing from other songs. Listen to this episode to learn how. If you like this show, please subscribe, comment, share, leave a […]

Songwriting Confidence Part 1 – Allowing Yourself To Fail

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Failure is scary but inevitable. Learning to embrace failure rather than run from it can be an extremely important lesson. In this episode I tell you a couple of stories and give you a few tricks to build your confidence as a songwriter and learn to be less afraid of failure. If you enjoy this […]

How Constraints Can Make The Songwriting Process Easier | Songwriting Inspiration

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Start with just one chord, just one word, just one note. Set yourself really tight constraints when you start writing to spark something unique and avoid the dreaded blank page syndrome. In this weeks nugget of songwriting inspiration I talk about really constraining yourself in the songwriting process to make it easier to get started. […]

Can Covers Make You A Better Songwriter? – With Shawn William Clarke

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Covers are a great tool to improve your songwriting skills, as well as your skills as a performer. My guest on this episode is Shawn William Clarke, and we discuss covers and how they can be useful to songwriters. If you like the podcast, please subscribe, share and review on your podcast platform of choice. […]

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