Author Archives: Shantell Ogden

5 Resolutions Singer/Songwriters Can Stick To

A few years ago I saw a bumper sticker that said “Increased Happiness by Lowered Expectations.”

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What You Want to Know: Top 5 Questions About Nashville

When I get asked questions from young artists, or artists new to Nashville, I can guarantee I will be asked at least one of these questions. So, I wanted to share the answers for those who might be wondering the same things. In fact, I might just send a link to this blog instead of sitting down for coffee with people from now on.

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The Truth about ‘Releasing a Single’

We see it everywhere in the music biz: [Insert Artist Name here] has a new single! But, what does that really mean? Well, to break it down, there are SINGLES, Singles and singles… The SINGLE- AKA Major Label Release or the Times Square Billboard When a major label artist releases a single, it’s a big…

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Ultimate Indie Album Release Roadmap

Let’s face it. Being an indie artist is hard work. For many of us, it means we serve as our own booking agents, music publishers, record labels, publicists/marketers, distributors and accountants. We have to get creative, roll up our sleeves and make things happen in our careers often with very little support or funding. How…

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Lyric Videos to the Rescue: Low Cost, Big Results

If you don’t have big money to make a big budget video, consider making a lyric video to bring your song to life! There are essentially a couple low-cost ways to create a lyric video- DIY or hire someone at a reasonable indie musician rate. DIY If you’re a techy person with a good eye,…

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Hello Radio: DIY Promotion In 7 Steps

For the first time I’m promoting a record of my own to radio. I wanted to do this because a) it’s a great way to get my music heard and expand my fan base and b) radio airplay can open up touring opportunities in new areas. Being new to DIY radio promotion, I’m learning a…

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