Yearly Archives: 2015


2, 4, 6, 8…How Do We Collaborate?

If you look at the tiny print under the songs on a CD cover, you’ll almost always find multiple songwriter names listed. Collaboration is a big part of what we do. How does that work, you might ask? Well, collaborations


Show Me the Money!

  I’m often asked by fans what is the best way to purchase or listen to music in order to ensure that the songwriters behind it are being paid fairly. After all, if you love a particular songwriter or artist,


The Writer’s Block Secret

It used to be a huge struggle for me to be creative. That might be a strange thing to hear, coming from a professional songwriter, but most writers, artists, and musicians have experienced the feeling of being creatively blocked. Every time


Adopting Baby Alexa

Twelve days ago, my husband and I received the most precious gift possible. We were given the honour of becoming parents through adoption. Our journey to parenthood was long and trying. For years, Dave and I privately navigated our way


You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

  Do you find yourself watching the TV show “Nashville” and wondering how true-to-life it is? Well, the  real music business is just as crazy as the TV version.   Here’s a story about royalty checks that should be delivered


What the Heck is a Staff Songwriter?

I’ve spent almost 20 years living my dream as a staff songwriter on Music Row, and I consider myself very blessed to still be doing it today. Due to the decline of physical CD sales and the advent of streaming services


An Insider’s Guide to Nashville

  With world-class food and some of the most talented musicians and songwriters in the world, Nashville has become an “it” city to visit. Thinking about taking a trip? Now that I’m in my 20th year as a Nashvillian, I thought I’d create an insider’s guide


Music…I Mean…Condo Row

A few months ago, I got lost on the way to the office. I’ve been driving through the same tree-lined entrance to Music Row for over 15 years now, along the shaded street of hundred-year-old brick buildings filled with studios

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