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10 Questions: Lindsey Ray on Creativity & Songwriting

10 Questions: Lindsey Ray on Creativity & Songwriting

"I think there must be some scientific reason why physically doing something with my body helps shut off or distract the left brain enough to allow the right brain to flourish and tap into the creative flow." Figuring out “who you are” as an artist can be really...

Jupiter Winter on Writing “Atmosphere”

Jupiter Winter on Writing “Atmosphere”

We loved sitting down to chat with Lelia Broussard and Royce Whittaker of Jupiter Winter about their new single, Atmosphere. They told us all about how the song came to be, how they clarified the sound of their band through the process of this recording, and how...

10 Questions: Jupiter Winter on Creativity & Songwriting

10 Questions: Jupiter Winter on Creativity & Songwriting

"Don’t worry if it’s good or bad. That’s not your job to decide. Just keep creating."   Lelia Broussard and Royce Whittaker are two of the fiercest musicians we know, so it’s no surprise that their combined talents with Jupiter Winter are so stunning. Their sonic...

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Topline Mini-Challenge

Topline Mini-Challenge

Toplining means writing melody and lyrics over a bed of music that’s already been created. This happens a lot in the pop world, where a producer will create a chord progression, beat and vibe and then bring it to a singer with a talent for writing catchy hooks.  This...

Author without Editing

Author without Editing

If you want to grow your guitar playing, it's a fairly straight-forward path: practice your scales, copy riffs and solos from the greats, expand your chord knowledge, study with a guitar teacher, etc.  But growing your creativity . . . well, thats a bit more...

10 Questions: Ivory Layne on Creativity & Songwriting

10 Questions: Ivory Layne on Creativity & Songwriting

"I believe it’s just as important to make time to truly live as it is to write songs about living." Ivory Layne is a young artist with an old soul. She grew up in North Carolina, and as a teenager began writing songs and teaching herself music production. Fast...

The Song-You-Don’t-Know-by-Artist-You-Do Mini-Challenge

The Song-You-Don’t-Know-by-Artist-You-Do Mini-Challenge

Austin Kleon, author of Steal Like an Artist, says “I myself am simply a collage of my ancestor’s DNA, mixed with the hundreds of thousands of words and images and ideas that my brain has absorbed.” In this mini-challenge, we’re going to embrace this idea using an...

Read This: MoZella’s Big Lessons on Collaborating

Read This: MoZella’s Big Lessons on Collaborating

We are big fans of MoZella’s writing (she is most well known for writing Miley Cyrus’ mega-hit “Wrecking Ball”), but we are also big fans of her outlook on creativity, her work ethic, and the versatility she’s shown throughout her career. In her recent interview with...

10 Questions: Greg Holden on Creativity & Songwriting

10 Questions: Greg Holden on Creativity & Songwriting

"A great way to improve on your weaknesses is by working with others, especially if you can find someone whose strengths and weaknesses are different than yours." Greg Holden is a songwriter/producer from Aberdeen, Scotland who possesses a rare talent for combining...

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