Montaigne’s Savvy Seven

 

1) What is the best part about being a musician for you?

Touring!

2) How has your music practice changed over time?

I actually get coached for my singing now, which is amazing. I have warm up and breathing exercises to practice and use before shows or recording.

3) What advice would you give to someone who’s about to head off on their first tour? 

Remember to pack your toothbrush and toothpaste! And look after yourself. Getting smashed and staying out late every night is not good for you or for your fans.

4) Do you get nervous before you perform? How do you manage that? 

Nope! I love to perform!

5) How do you record your initial song ideas? 

On Evernote, a note-taking app on smart phone where you can record audio & write at the same time. Total life saver. I’ll record ideas for one song into a bunch of different recordings on that app, and then once the song has coalesced I record the final on Ableton, just a scratch vocal and maybe midi keyboard or acoustic guitar. Very, very basic. I only need the song recorded, doesn’t have to be produced.

6) What is your top business tip for new artists? 

Oh gosh, I’m not sure. Don’t be boring, be kind, be yourself. Unless yourself is boring. Then, unlucky.

7) What is your biggest career mistake/regret? 

I don’t really have one!

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