Your First Single is one of the MOST EXCITING times as an artist. 🎵
However, if you're not careful, things can go over HORRIBLY.
This week I'm sharing some of my best tips for choosing your BEST FIRST SINGLE and helping YOU make sure you get that 🔥smash hit🔥 you've been waiting for!
➡️WATCH NOW: https://youtu.be/XaUYJrdtZdw
WTF is a bonus track?
Why do some pop artists include them on special "Deluxe Versions" of their albums?
It's not always for marketing purposes as you might think.
Let's take a look. 👀
In this video indie dance pop singer songwriter JONATHAN MILLER counts down his top 10 favorite Taylor Swift songs. In his opinion, these are some of the top 10 Taylor Swift songs in 2018 as well as the Top 10 Taylor Swift songs in 2017/2015. Ever wonder what are Taylor Swift's best songs or what are Taylor Swift's songs about? Make sure you check this video out!
In this video indie dance pop singer/songwriter JONATHAN MILLER shares 5 of the best songwriting tools he uses when he writes music. These are amazing songwriting tools online, songwriting tools for mac, and songwriting tools that are FREE! If you wanna know what the top songwriting tools are then these are the best songwriting tools you gotta start using!
In this video independent dance pop musician JONATHAN MILLER gives some of the best career advice for independent musicians as a thank you for surpassing 1.4 MILLION streams on Spotify and Apple Music. Indie musicians have a tough road as you're doing everything yourself. Don't fret, there are things you can do that will help! If you want indie musicians career advice or are looking for the best career advice for independent musicians, this video is for you. Every Wednesday Jonathan Miller is sharing tips and tricks for independent pop musicians from pop songwriting tips and tricks to career advice. Make sure you watch and subscribe because these are 3 things that Jonathan Miller wishes someone had told him when he was a beginning indie musician.
In this video independent dance pop songwriter, JONATHAN MILLER discusses 3 of the best tips for choosing album titles and how to pick an album title. If you're a new artist and need album title advice or you're asking yourself, "How do I choose an album title," this video is for you! You can learn some of the best pop album titles and how they select album titles like how deadmau5 literally named an album, "Album Title Goes Here." Check it out and don't forget to subscribe!
“War With Love” is the epitome of 2016 for me.
💠I had no money.
💠My grandma had passed away.
💠I barely could afford to feed myself, my brother, and 3 dogs so some days I had to skip meals so our dogs had food.
💠Many of my friends had left me for various reasons.
💠I was struggling to get my business off the ground again after being away for 2 years.
💠I couldn’t find a second job to bring a steady income in
💠trump became president and many of my family members sided with him over me and my fears (which have almost all come true since the election)
💠My Dad decided to sell my childhood home in Tigard which eventually left me homeless for a little while
💠I was in debt up to my ears
💠I had gained a ton of weight rapidly even though we were struggling to afford groceries
💠I almost gave it all up.
Now, I have a small, but dedicated fan base of over 32,000 people.
I’m working harder than ever taking classes in audio engineering, music production, and music marketing. I’m losing weight. I have 100% creative control over my entire business, Level 2 Entertainment. I also teach pop songwriting on YouTube every Wednesday.
Don’t tell me I’ve never struggled. Don’t tell me I don’t know what it means to work hard and get feel like you’re getting absolutely nowhere.
I hated looking in the mirror. I was constantly looking for approval from those who just didn’t care about what I was doing. I was trying to be what I thought I needed to be in order to make it.
But you know what changed everything?
When I chose to be 100% authentically me online, in person, etc and STOP listening to what everyone else was saying -everything changed. Now I love who I am and I call other people out who try to bring me down by reminding them that it won’t work anymore.
Confidence in my opinions and convictions changed my whole life. I still have a long road ahead but I have no doubt I’m on the path that I was always meant to be on.
I knew “War With Love” would be my first single six months before it was ever released. Even longer, It’s taken me almost ELEVEN YEARS to see any kind of success from my talents as an independent musician.
To everyone else out there struggling. I’m with you. We are in the trenches together. Growing a business online is not easy but eventually, with complete dedication and focus and not caring at ALL what others think, you do start to see a light at the end of the tunnel.
My next EP is that light for me. I am so ready to show the world what I can do and this will be unlike any other music I have ever released. Its the first time I’m not only writing my truths, but I’m SHOWING them as well. It’s not quite finished yet but you’ll know when it is, in due time. I can’t wait to continue this ride and watch my dreams unfold. 💗
In this video indie dance pop songwriter JONATHAN MILLER discuss some of the best pop songwriting tips, tricks, and trends on the radio right now. If you want pop songwriting tips or pop songwriting trends then this is the video for you! Pop music songwriting and dance pop songwriting isn't so difficult to figure out if you know the pop music formula. This video contains some excellent pop songwriting advice so if you want to know how to write a pop song this video is for you!
As an indie dance pop songwriter, I'm always looking for ways to improve my technique and one of the ways I do this is by looking at how other songwriters write popular music.
Now, I try not to consume myself in what everyone else is doing because I gotta do my own thing too, ya know?
But there's a lot you can learn from others if you know WHAT to look for and WHERE to look for it. 👀
For example, Ms. Vocal Goddess Ariana Grande just released a new song called "No Tears Left To Cry" and, like, all of her fans were in love 😍 (myself included LOL) 😂
However, I've also seen some people scratching their head as to why other pop artists have been calling it "innovative" and "new."
Well, I thought it would be a great time to do a video on my YouTube channel this week analyzing just WHY people LOVE this song so much!
What MAKES it different from other pop songs on the radio?
Why do people care?
I'm breaking down "No Tears Left To Cry" section by section and line by line and identifying key elements that make Ariana's track so refreshing!
xo, and Welcome to Level 2!
Jonathan has been on vacation this past week, enjoying some time with our beautiful planet and all she has to offer.
Rejuvenating our spirits and seeking more inspiration is a necessity for us all in order to appreciate what is already presenting itself in our lives.
What do you do to rejuvenate and get inspired? Play Pokemon? Take a walk along a river? Do a day at the beach? Listen to music? We all need to think about taking a break every now and again to find ourselves and think about our futures!
Saturday is Earth Day and while I usually write about Jon's music and it's futuristic vibe, we won't have a future if we don't take care of our planet. So, he's at the beach doing his part in helping to keep it clean, what will you be doing to help take care of our planet? The future is now.
See what else Jonathan is up to! Sign up for his newsletter to get free downloads and discounts! Click here for details!
Stay up to date on all the latest news from Jonathan Miller!