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How to Book a Tour & Get Paid Gigs

Book Your First Tour!   You’ve got your group together, you’ve got a couple songs you’d like to push to the public and you’re sick of playing the same ol’ venues that hire you every weekend. Let’s go on a tour! But how do I book a tour? Do I

A Chat With Matt

I had a really cool Chat With Matt about all things music industry! From the creation of SongShop, to my musical journey, and everything in between. If you’re looking for some insight into some real independent music talk – this is it! Let me know what you think in the comments

7 Reasons To Record A Song You Didn’t Write

As an artist there is probably going to come a time where you have the option to record a song someone else wrote, or a time where you will be looking for a songwriter. Depending on where you are at in your life, your career, and what your opinion is

Royalties & Where To Find Them (Simplified) (sort of)

As if the music industry wasn’t hard enough to navigate, collecting all the song royalties an artist or songwriter is entitled to can get a little overwhelming. When my band released our first album along with 4 radio singles, we had over $50,000 we didn’t know about sitting with one

Setting Up A Home Studio

Ah yes! The old topic of the home studio. This is a topic I am well versed in! Before deciding to create SongShop, I actually was going to give it a go at becoming a full time producer running my home studio. I had the privilege of working alongside some

5 Digital Tools to Help Organize Your Life

In today’s world people are “busier” than ever before. It’s no denying that technology plays a huge role in what occupies our mind, but we can also use it to help organize those thoughts and keep a clear head space! With a hundred things fighting for our attention every time

Mastering The Rhyme

There are so many different parts of a song, and plenty of aspects that go into writing one – but none are as important or as challenging as rhyming! Rhyming on the surface is making the ends of lines sound the same, but when you take a closer look at

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Mia Delamar – Cool

Hailing from Conyers Georgia, Mia Delamar is a soulful-pop sensation with clear roots in R&B. With grooving basslines riding underneath Mia’s free-flowing vocal, ‘Cool’ is

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