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Star Quality — Unlocking The Star Quality In You 

Artist Development Network’s David Harper discusses what makes stars so special. If you’re an aspiring singer or singer-songwriter, this video is a must watch.

7 Steps to Singing Success for the Studio 

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Johnny Cash, Taylor Swift And You 

If I were to ask you why you want to be a recording artist or a singer/songwriter … what would your answer be? I would really love to hear these answers in our blog, by the way! For most of us, I’d say the dream begins early on. For myself, I decided I would be …

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Five Healthy Habits For Musical Artists 

Today, I’m going to take you on a quick tour of healthy habits. All musical artists need to stay in shape, physically and mentally. Let’s talk about the social and mental aspects that keep an artist in the game for the long haul. For the most part, these points will be subjective, but, this is …

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Drive North – Call Me In An Hour 

True story: When I was 18 I played in some small time road bands. We were so completely faithful that we’d get gigs from our agent that we would literally get in the van, packed full of musical equipment, and do exactly as our agent instructed us to: we’d drive north and call him in …

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What the “Digital Download Era” Means for Artist 

As we put a decade behind us, I feel it is important to look back at where we came from, and to look forward to where we are going. We all know how the digital downloading epidemic affected the music industry, as the better part of the last decade consisted of product flying out the …

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An Artist’s Drama in the Music Industry 

We humans are interesting creatures. Artists take intersting to a whole new level. And while we usually have an abundance of creativity, looks, talent, great singing voices, etc., we also share all the everyday, common human flaws that can be found in just about anyone. Here’s a little ditty… about Jack and Diane. What a …

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An Artist’s Instrument 

I grew up in a nice, upper-middle class neighborhood in San Mateo, California. I was both blessed and cursed. The blessing was that I had two living breathing parents that both lived under the same roof. The curse was that I had inherited one (against my will) who was surely the cheapest father in the …

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Better Melodies for an Artist’s Song 

Today we’re going to talk a bit about melody. As a lifelong songwriter, I can tell you honestly that melody has been the hardest part of songwriting for me. It’s the thing that took the longest to get my arms around, and the last thing I really became focused on. My progression toward writing quality …

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Milking the Demographics in Country Music 

Country music has taken on a new direction over the last decade. I’m sure you’ve noticed. It’s rock. Get the right guitar tones mixed in with hard hittin’ drummers and you’ve got a great start on a modern day “country” song. I’m no traditionalist. I’m all for it. Crank it the $%^& up! I love …

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Have You Checked Your Ego Lately? 

Today I want to talk at you a little bit about ego. It’s something I know a little about. No one really gets to be my age without a few reality checks. I’ve lived proud. I’ve lived humble. The perfect place for most people, and me is somewhere in the middle, tilting towards humble. In …

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How Original Is Your “Original” Music? 

I’m thankful that I’ve spent the bulk of my musical career in film and television. One of the interesting aspects of visual media is that success is based on ratings. Ratings are not usually related to much more than what holds people’s attention. Its open season every day in TV land and the show, that …

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