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Behind a Mic - Natalie's Blog

Music Influencers and Collaborating on Social Media

It wasn’t too long ago that artists and musicians were hesitant to work with brands because they didn’t want to be seen as a sellout. Thankfully that’s no longer the case. From household names to indie bands, artists aren’t afraid…

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Creative Seasons

Lately this topic has come up a lot between my friends and I so I wanted to take a minute to talk about it. 

As a creative person and even just s a human being you will go through…

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5 Steps to Learning a Song 

Learning new songs is a great way to learn music. You can dig into the songwriting and can appreciate the lyrics, form and all parts of songwriting at a deeper level. You also are often learning new chords, strumming patterns…

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How do you come up with songs? 

This is a question that I get asked a lot. I love when people ask me about the inspiration behind a specific song because I usually have a concrete answer of how that went down. 

Overall, it’s both…

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More Thoughts On Music and Monetization

Wow you guys. What a great discussion about what I shared last week on the blog. The comments on Facebook here were really interesting... I was going to respond all at once but ended up responding individually and wanted to…

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Do people still pay for music anymore?

...Yes and no, it depends. I was inspired to write a bit on this topic after reading this quote by another Ojai local, Greg Penny in the current Ojai Quarterly: 

“Most people feel that they shouldn’t have to pay

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