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AMA: “When you have nothing to write about, where do you look for inspiration?” -Nathanael

Hi Aaron, When you have nothing to write about, where do you look for inspiration? Do you read true stories that have happened to other people and write about their story? Do you read books, watch movies, or cowrite with someone who actually has something to write about, etc.? Nathanael Such a good question, Nathanael. …

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AMA: “How do you tell when a demo like Burning House becomes a fully finished, ready to release production?”

How do you tell when a demo like Burning House becomes a fully finished, ready to release production? Caleb Great question, Caleb. When I turn in a song to my publisher, I get it as close to master/ready-to-release quality as I can without spending too much time on it. I always preface my email to …

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AMA: “For songwriters, do you recommend getting any job in the music industry, just to be close to the action?” – Jay

Hi Jay – I think this is a great attitude and perspective. It’s also a great way to get your foot in the door of opportunities. Around 2009 and 2010 I was so discouraged as a songwriter. I didn’t know how to move forward. I decided to learn how to tune pianos so that I …

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