Canadian finds success in the European Country Music Market
Larry Vannatta has been writing songs for over 25 years. He began his first band in the 90s, “Straight, Clean and Simple.” Around the same time, his music was introduced into the European Country Music Market, which proved to be successful, as he was kept busy touring.
Crowdfunding for Canadian Songwriters
The idea of crowdfunding is not new. In fact, it is common for anyone launching a new venture to “begin at home” when securing initial support and uptake of services. I liken it to mowing lawns when I was a lad; I’d start off by doing it for my dad for a bit of loose change and, before long, I’d be cutting grass for the neighbours.
Eat, pray, songwriting…keeping it simple.
Sarah Calvert is a mult-talented singer/songwriter, and also a participant in the S.A.C. Canadian Songwriters Social Media Challenge. She recently released “Other Side,” an album that features Canadian talents like Suzie Vinnick, Brian MacMillan, Andrew Collins, and Tim Bovaconti. As many artists can resonate with, Sarah encountered strife and turmoil while touring her album, leading her to strip away everything familiar, including her primary instrument.
3 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Goal Setting
After working through Week 1: Setting Goals, in Ariel Hyatt’s Music Success In 9 Weeks, I’ve decided that I need to improve my goal setting skills. I want to support myself better (avoid sabotage!), and be able to experience the satisfaction of accomplishing things daily, monthly, and yearly. Here follow some observations around goal setting.
Supporting a Dream, a Mom’s Perspective
Sarah Command is 13 years old and busy recording in Nashville. She wrote about her experiences in a previous blog. Click Here to read. When her story was published, it became apparent that the success of the Command Sisters has required significant investment of time and resources by their parents. Hence, we invited Karen Command to write about her perspective as the mom of two rising stars.
Sora and Cindy O'Neil
When a songwriter loses her voice…
What would you do if you knew you were going to lose your voice forever? What song would you sing? Here’s a guest blog by S.A.C. Member Sora whose work with someone in this very predicament is both moving and inspiring.