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Are You Really Thankful?




We all say "Thank You" and claim to be thankful for the many things and people in our lives, but, do we really mean it, like truly mean it?

In this episode of The Steve Freeman Podcast, I wanted to talk about my thoughts on being thankful, what it means to me and how I can improve the quality of the actions behind the words.

Too often we say thank you as an automatic response with little to no thought behind the words. Thank You, should be an action statement!

I hope you enjoy this episode!



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Is Songwriting Still A Profession?




Is Songwriting Still A Profession? The music business has changed a lot over the years, but none of the changes have affected anyone more than the songwriters. As someone who has made an amazing living writing songs for the last 15 years, I had to address the elephant in the room. Yes, songwriting is still a viable profession, however, there are new rules to apply to your career in order to give yourself the opportunity to succeed as a songwriter. 

There used to be a great marriage between songwriters and artists, labels and publishers. Writers wrote the songs and artists sang them. This marriage was very profitable for many years, but like many marriages, the honeymoon is over, as is the union.

With sales declining, labels are now turning their artists into songwriters to capitalize on lost sales revenue that comes from physical and digital sales. The 360 deal is in full effect. When an artist signs a 360 deal, they are...

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How To Start A Podcast


Fact, Podcasting is popular and getting so by the day. What was thought of as a niche way of communication has now become mainstream. 

CBS News recently did a poll and survey on the growth of podcasting. Their findings show that the audio platform is on the rise, especially with younger adults.

"Most Americans now listen to podcasts, and the percentage who do has risen considerably over just the past year. According to a new CBS News poll, two-thirds of Americans listen to podcasts at least once in a while, including 23% who do so a few times a week. 

By comparison, a year ago, a majority of Americans said they never listened to podcasts.

Podcast listening has increased in all age categories, but it has increased the most among younger adults. Now, 29% of Americans between the ages of 18-34 listen to podcasts at least a few times a week (up from 16% in December 2017).  A year ago, 47% of adults between 18 and 34 said they never listened to...

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