Author: Sarah Spencer

  • 5 Ways Constructive Criticism Will Make You a Better Songwriter

    5 Ways Constructive Criticism Will Make You a Better Songwriter

    Asking for criticism is a strange concept. Seeking out criticism of your songs can feel like asking someone to trample on your dreams. Like, “Hey there, here’s something I put my entire heart and soul into. I’d love for you to tear it apart for me!” … said no one ever. For someone who’s never […]

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  • How to Find Co-Writers You Love Writing With

    How to Find Co-Writers You Love Writing With

    Take a journey with me. Imagine this all too familiar scenario: You’re sitting at a table, looking at the empty chair across from you. Your coffee’s piping hot. You take another swig to ensure that you are properly caffeinated before you meet your friend. Your friend. Can you call them a friend yet? Is that […]

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  • The Songwriter’s Guide to Nashville

    The Songwriter’s Guide to Nashville

    So you’ve made the decision: You’re going to visit Nashville. You’re a songwriter or an artist or a band, and you’ve heard some amazing stories coming out of Music City. You’re thinking it’s high time to check out this rhinestone studded, boot scootin’ music mecca that everyone is talking about. Congratulations on making the latest big decision […]

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  • 10 Interesting Band Photos That Work (and How You Can Do It, Too)

    10 Interesting Band Photos That Work (and How You Can Do It, Too)

    Your band’s photos are a big deal. Think about it like this: All it takes is half a second for someone to form an opinion of you based on one photograph. One. Photograph. So you want to make sure it’s a good one. By looking only at your band’s photo, people should be able to […]

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