About The Bots

Jacqueline Abelson Career Advice, Music, Songwriting, Uncategorized

Can you name any other band that has performed at The Festival Circuit, Coachella, Outside Lands, Bonnaroo, Riotfest, Shindig, Afropunk, Japan’s Summer Sonic, Sasquatch, Fun Fun Fun Fest, as well as National Dates with Dropkick Murphys, all while being under the age of 21? Didn’t think so. The answer to “name that band”? The Bots. Brothers and bandmates Mikaiah Lei (vocals …

3 Reasons Songwriters Should NOT Quit Their Day Job

Marshall Ayers Career Advice, Music, Performing Arts, Songwriting

This article is being published jointly on Artzray and Soundfly  in celebration of #SongwritingWeek! By Alan Semerdjian, featured photo by Kenny Janosick There’s this idea out in the world that unless we’re working as songwriters and doing music full-time — music solely — we’ve somehow failed or compromised our integrity as artists. I’ve come to understand this notion as flawed thinking.

Daydreaming With Indie Folk Singer Juliet Piper

Jacqueline Abelson Artist Profiles, Career Advice, Music, Practical Advice, Songwriting

Juliet Piper was destined to become a musician. Born into a musical family in Los Angeles, Juliet has been writing songs, singing and playing instruments including guitar and piano for as long as she could remember. In 2009, Juliet released 5 acclaimed EPs, then in 2010 she received her first major radio support from Rodney Bingenheimer at KROQ and Jim Nelson …