Style Matters: Elevate Your Look

 Amanda Sears Putting Together Looks for a Photo Shoot

 

In 2014, I played my first ever CMA fest as an artist in Nashville on the same stages as artists like American Young and Nelson (yes, the band…

3 Tips for Tour Packing When Traveling Abroad

Ah, touring abroad. There are so many things I love about traveling and playing music makes it just that much sweeter.

The first time I used a U.S. curling iron abroad and singed my hair off, I learned…

Dear Mary, I Heard You...

It's always refreshing to hear the truth about the music business from someone you admire as an artist. And Mary Gauthier is one of those rare artists who is as honest about her career as she is in her songwriting…

Fierce Females Join Forces for Tin Pan South


Click above for some of the sights and sounds!

It's not every day you sit next to Grammy winners and nominees on stage---unless you're friends with some pretty Fierce Females!

It was an amazing experience to share a night…

Radio Promotion for Indie Artists: Be Uncommon

Radio and Audience Growth Farmer D. Grant Smith
Recently I had the opportunity to discuss radio promotions with D. Grant Smith. He's a radio host, promotions expert and he specializes in helping musicians and creative businesses build audience tribes he…

Early Media Praise for The Road that Drives Me  


"Love this record...great songwriting...an album in the truest sense of the word."  
Charlie Mattos, Radio Personality, WSM Nashville  
 
"Shantell’s voice is distinct, and she’s a blessing to have representing women in music today."  
Wine Cowboy's Country Music Blog  

"One word…

AmericanaFest Round-Up for Artists

Berklee Americana Showcase at The Family Wash with my Band
Michael Boris, Me, Bill D, and Nick Arbuckle

Nashville is now officially in recovery mode from the 17th Annual AmericanaFest extravaganza. The event brings thousands of fans and artists to…

VIP Album Preview Hosted by WSM's Charlie Mattos

Shantell Ogden with Charlie Mattos, WSM at VIP Album Preview Event
Nashville-based artist Shantell Ogden held a VIP Album Preview event to celebrate her fifth studio album The Road That Drives Me at 3rd and Lindsley this week. Attendees…

Shantell Ogden Partners with Lime Tree Music PR

Luke Roberts and Shantell Ogden on site at Buckle and Boots Festival
Award-wining artist/songwriter Shantell Ogden signed an agreement today with Luke Roberts and Lime Tree Music PR to promote her upcoming release The Road That Drives Me to media…

How To Prepare Your Music for Global Distribution




The CD or single is recorded and mixing has begun---and you're already starting to think about 'getting it out there'!

To help prepare you for the release, Ed Gertler, an independent music distributor, explains three important things to consider in…

How to Make a Budget for Your Indie Music Project


WOOOHOOO! Let's make a budget.

Ok, before you go running from the blog, let me say that budgets can be your friend. And believe me I've made friends with a lot of budgets in my time as an indie…

Music Licensing: A Resource Round-Up





Music licensing in general is a big topic, and below are a few articles to help you learn more about the common types of licenses out there. Remember you still need take responsibility for learning licensing personally and consult a