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The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Identify What You’re Thinking & Feeling In The Moment Features The Most Important Thing I've Learned 

The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Identify What You’re Thinking & Feeling In The Moment

Building a career in the music industry is difficult. Being in a working band is difficult. Writing and crafting sincere, yet marketable songs is difficult. All of this would be IMPOSSIBLE if you don’t have a highly developed sense of how to clearly communicate with all parties involved. It took awhile to figure it out, but I’ve learned that listening more and speaking directly and articulately, will move you forward faster by avoiding problems before they happen. Before we get too far here, I am no expert. I’m still learning,…

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The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Listen To The Professionals Features The Most Important Thing I've Learned 

The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Listen To The Professionals

This theme is interesting to us, and we decided to talk about our “secret weapon” and also our good friend. All of our songs we record with Andrew Konoplev, who is an excellent sound engineer and a sound producer from Moscow. He is so important to us, that it is practically another member of REMARK. He helps us make exactly the sound that is in our head, that we don’t always know how to get. When you are going to record your first album or you do the first recordings…

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THE MOST IMPORTANT THING I’VE LEARNED: Be Resourceful Features Guest Blogs The Most Important Thing I've Learned 

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING I’VE LEARNED: Be Resourceful

Coming from the little blue collar, southern New Hampshire village I did, access to almost everything was limited, so you learning how to make creative use of what little you had around was essential in gathering any sort of momentum for me.  Take nothing for granted. Take stock of all the good people around you, the locations around you no matter how unconventional. Certainly these days you need to take advantage of the technology around you or those who have access to it and want to be involved in your…

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The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Let Your Dreams Guide You Features Guest Blogs The Most Important Thing I've Learned 

The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Let Your Dreams Guide You

This is probably the most important lesson I’ve learned — let your dreams guide you. You have one shot at this thing we call life. That’s it: one shot. If you know what it is you want to do, why you were put on this planet, what moves you — you need to do something about it. Only a small minority of people have this figured out and if you’re one of them, you have a precious gift. And you have to do something about it. Several years ago I…

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The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Trust Yourself Features News The Most Important Thing I've Learned 

The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Trust Yourself

As anyone who has made a full-length album before will tell you, it’s a HUGE undertaking – emotionally, financially, and in the sheer number of hours required.  I just released my first full-length album Green Hearts at the end of January after raising money through crowdfunding.  In addition to self-releasing it, I’ve been doing my own PR for the release (on top of a demanding day-job).  Suffice it to say it’s been a busy year!  I have learned so much, but the most important thing I’ve learned throughout the entire process…

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The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Being Resilient Features Guest Blogs News The Most Important Thing I've Learned 

The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Being Resilient

Over the past four years, our band has played some of the largest music festivals in the country, been featured on EMG TV, snagged 14 sponsorships within a few months time, had music on The Today Show, The Food Network, NFL Total Access, & more. One specific thing that has drastically helped our career is our un-compromised resilience. I’ve been playing in bands since I was 14. When I turned 18 I left my life behind and moved to Minnesota to start a new one. I had no connections, and…

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The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Emotional Connection (How We Made 125k on Kickstarter) Alternative News Rock The Most Important Thing I've Learned 

The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Emotional Connection (How We Made 125k on Kickstarter)

This past year, our band launched a Kickstarter campaign that landed us on their front page and became the highest grossing music campaign of 2016. We asked our fans for $2,016, optimistic that we would surpass this symbolic goal, and ended up with over 125K a few weeks later. It was insane. We live in Nashville and several of our musician friends have asked us why we thought it was so successful. They want us to reverse-engineer the outcome, so they too can achieve mega crowd funding success with their fans. We…

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