Your Love Was Death To Me – Svavar Knútur cover

Svavar Knútur

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I have a favourite Icelandic singer songwriter (apart from myself, obviously (it’s important to love yourself (in a platonic, artistic way, I mean))). His name is Svavar Knútur, and he happens to be a wonderful friend. Last year, for his birthday, Svavar invited a bunch of artists to cover his songs, and put on a […]

The Podcast Is Dead – Long Live The Podcast!

Artemist Podcast

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So, the podcast is no longer a thing on this site. However, it’s still out there – it just has a new home. So if you enjoy the podcast, please go to and subscribe to the new iteration of the show. It’s the same fun stuff, talking about art and having a creative career, […]

Lock This Door – Patreon Sample

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Hey! Bat signal time! This is the part of our relationship when I ask you to help me out. (Spoiler alert: Being a singer-songwriter is not a high-paying gig.) As you may know, I have a Patreon page. It’s a place that allows all of you guys to become my patrons, my heros, my bosses […]

Down By The River – Neil Young Cover

Neil Young

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I don’t know about you, but I just love Murder Ballads. Nick Cave’s Murder Ballads is one of my favourite albums. And a lot of my favourite songs have murder and death in them. Also, some of my own. Is that morbid? I have a feeling I’m coming off as a bit creepy right now. […]

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


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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, […]

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