Imperfection is more important than perfection. People aren’t perfect and so they are drawn to subtle imperfections within a performance. That brings out your humanity as an artist and connects you with the listener. Our tracks that are over-polished seem to connect less than the live version of that same song. Out of some insecurity, I want to hide my imperfections as much as I can, but I’ve learned that the raw, unfiltered nature of a song can be what people connect with the most.

As a part of our series about rising music stars, I had the distinct pleasure…


“Bloom where you’re planted” — you don’t need to move to NY or LA to have a career in the arts. Plant seeds wherever you find fertile soil, especially within yourself.

As a part of our series about rising music stars, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Pierce Freelon.

Durham City Council Member Pierce Freelon is an accomplished Hip Hop/soul/electronic musician and Emmy-award winning producer, director and professor from Durham, NC whose work has been featured on the TODAY Show, and at NPR, Now This, Rolling Stone, Parents Magazine and more. For over 16 years Pierce has traveled the…


It’s never too early to support a cause. We know that small businesses can make an impact whether it is through advocacy or donations.

The COVID19 pandemic has disrupted all of our lives. But sometimes disruptions can be times of opportunity. Many people’s livelihoods have been hurt by the pandemic. But some saw this as an opportune time to take their lives in a new direction.

As a part of this series called “How I Was Able To Pivot To A New Exciting Opportunity Because Of The Pandemic”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Ariana Tolka.

Ariana Tolka is the…


Photo Credit: Dorothy May Photography for Suru Studio

Surround yourself with positive, loving people — the energy we put out into the world is contagious, so just as you might be aware of the energy you are sharing, be mindful of the energy you are consuming — through the conversations you have, the people you surround yourself with, those you look up to, and even the media you consume.

As we all know, times are tough right now. In addition to the acute medical crisis caused by the Pandemic, in our post COVID world, we are also experiencing what some have called a “mental health pandemic”.

What can…


You are the only person who will advocate for YOU. Be specific in asking for what you want and need, and you might be surprised at what you get in return.

As a part of our series about Inspirational Women In Hollywood, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Meghan Currier.

Meghan Currier is a music supervisor for film, television and advertising. …


Finding people that will elevate the company and team is harder and takes longer than it seems. Once you find them though, be loyal, honest, and transparent.

The COVID19 pandemic has disrupted all of our lives. But sometimes disruptions can be times of opportunity. Many people’s livelihoods have been hurt by the pandemic. But some saw this as an opportune time to take their lives in a new direction.

As a part of this series called “How I Was Able To Pivot To A New Exciting Opportunity Because Of The Pandemic”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dave Green.

Dave…


It’s important to understand your strengths and find help where you need it. Building a business is endlessly complex, and it is not only painful but simply inefficient to try and do it all alone.

The COVID19 pandemic has disrupted all of our lives. But sometimes disruptions can be times of opportunity. Many people’s livelihoods have been hurt by the pandemic. But some saw this as an opportune time to take their lives in a new direction.

As a part of this series called “How I Was Able To Pivot To A New Exciting Opportunity Because Of The Pandemic”, I…


Write great songs. Not okay songs, not pretty good songs, write GREAT songs. But, like Ed Sheeran said, you have to write the sh-y songs to get them out of your system. I wrote a song about my dog when I was first starting out and I thought it was good enough to send around to people in the business.

As a part of our series about rising music stars, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing PJ Pacifico.

After years of being immersed behind the scenes as a songwriter, scoring a multitude of sync licensing placements for commercials and…


Acknowledge what you’re appreciative of in others. Tell a friend, partner, coworker, or family member what you appreciate about them. Remember, quality is more important than quantity. When expressing gratitude, make it specific. This will not only increase your appreciation, but also tells the person that you’re paying attention and not just faking it.

As we all know, times are tough right now. In addition to the acute medical crisis caused by the Pandemic, in our post COVID world, we are also experiencing what some have called a “mental health pandemic”.

What can each of us do to get out…


Jackie — Don’t spend too much time inside your own head: I am an overthinker by nature, but spending too much time stirring around in my thoughts never ends well.

Rob — Expect it to be a long and bumpy journey, when moving to Nashville it came to be a quick realization that this is a city full of people with the same dream.

As a part of our series about rising music stars, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Rob and Jackie Wolf.

Rob and Jackie Wolf are relatively new to the Nashville Country music scene, a brother…

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