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Songs You Should Hear: Hope in These New Developments; Have Yourself a ‘Sunday Funday’

Imagination is the key to today’s Songs You Should Hear — whether that means re-imagining that which has already been given life, or imagining a new, harmonious direction for varying musical styles.

Jenna and I teamed up again to bring these your way. Let’s get to it!

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PREMIERE: Feeling Blue? ‘Lavender’ from The Minks is the Remedy

Inspired by the difficult times we’ve all faced over the last couple years, The Minks‘ new single, “Lavender,” is a mantra; it’s encouragement to give yourself a little medicine and let it do its trick. 

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Songs You Should Hear: Cameron Floyd Finds a New Sound; Leilani Kilgore Breaks Your Heart

To say we’re pumped about a fresh new year of music and possibilities is an understatement. We’re already seeing the submission form fill up with new reasons for excitement in 2022, and we can’t wait to keep digging in!

With that said, we have some songs from later in 2021 that still need to receive their proper UMC love. So, Jenna and I have teamed up once again to present some of those as…

Songs You Should Hear: Jan. 7, 2022

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New Year’s Resolutions for Musicians in 2022

Folks, we did it. We’ve made it to the end of another year, which means that it’s time for your New Year’s resolutions!

2021 was undoubtedly filled with challenges, as the music industry began its climb back from pandemic-induced shutdowns and uncertainty. This state of flux surely made it hard for many people within the industry to set goals at the start of the year. After all, it isn’t easy to hit a moving target.

Nonetheless, we emerge victorious from this year, and head into 2022 with a clearer sense of what’s to come within our industry. That makes this the perfect time to plan for the future – which, by our watches, is just about here!

Here are some New Year’s resolutions we’ve cooked up for musicians. Feel free to adopt these and make them specific to your circumstances. And, if there are any we should add, let us know in the comments!

Songs You Should Hear: The All-Jenna Edition (Dec. 17, 2021)

It’s been a wild holiday season around these parts, as I alluded in this week’s UMC20 post. Somehow, December has been the busiest month of the year for the second year in a row. That’s a great thing!

It also means that I needed some help getting you some Songs You Should Hear this week. Fortunately, UMC Contributor Jenna Rose has had plenty ready to go in the queue. So many, in fact, that we have enough to feature her picks exclusively for the next couple weeks, if we so choose.

That’s what we’re choosing to do this week. Come get some…

Songs You Should Hear: Dec. 17, 2021

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What Every Music Teacher Wants You to Know Before Starting Lessons

Music on The Move Studios is known for a few things: An all-female showcase at City Winery, a podcast called Paradox Jukebox, a soon-to-be TV show, and a music education studio. My business partner Caitie Thompson and I have been teaching private lessons for a combined 15 years of experience between us. We have seen every kind of student you could imagine, so I thought it was only appropriate to write this with Caitie, and to also give advice to anyone looking to start lessons.

So, here are a few things that we, as music educators, want you to know before you begin lessons with us!

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REVIEW: Trevor Larkin – Once and Future Queen

A song for the hopeless romantics and the emotionally attached, Trevor Larkin’s new single, “Once and Future Queen,” celebrates a love story whose final page has been turned, but is fondly remembered 

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So, You Want to Start a Showcase?

For all of you artists and entrepreneurs looking to start your own live music series, I have compiled a handy-dandy checklist of items to keep in mind. These are broken down by category, to help you stay organized.

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Who & What is Music on The Move Studios?

It’s a legitimate question that we get asked often. Our (upcoming) website officially says:

“We believe that the ability to be exactly who you are and paint a picture of it with a melody, some chords, and lyrics shouldn’t be a luxury. Music must be available to anyone who wants it.”

But what does that mean exactly? Well, let me break it down for you…

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Songs You Should Hear: Forts Like Vana Makes You Dance; Notelle Hits Hard on ‘Turnover Rate’ + More

First, thanks to everyone who read and shared last week’s Songs You Should Hear. It was a fun one to construct, and it’s always more fun when this type of thing is a team effort, right?

Well, we’re back with another one! Jenna and I compiled a few tunes to take you into your weekend, and we must not delay any further. Here are some…

Songs You Should Hear: Oct. 22, 2021

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