What Adele’s Success With ’25’ Reveals About the Music Industry

February 4, 2016

Adele — she hardly needs an introduction.

I could tell you that her full name is Adele Laurie Blue Adkins and that she was born in 1988 in Tottenham, London, but really, her voice precedes her.

And after winning an Academy Award, a Grammy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song with ‘Skyfall’ in 2012, she is now back three years later with her latest album ’25.’ Needless to say, the world is abuzz with Adele-fever once more. Me included.

Now officially one of the world’s bestselling artists, I couldn’t help but take a closer look. Time magazine did name her one of the most influential people in the world, after all. And what better time to study a

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I used to make lists. I would categorise tasks and colour code them by difficulty, estimate how long they would take and write them out neatly. Then I would rewrite them in a different pen on a better piece of paper. And when I…

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Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas

I’m taking a bit of a break from my usual content this week to spread a little festive cheer! And while ‘taking a break’ Daniela style does mean the absence of a blog post this week, it doesn’t mean the absence of everything. So how about a little…

December 24, 2015

7 Ways You’re Wasting Precious Practice Time

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December 17, 2015

Why Your Story Isn’t the Only One That Matters

My Grandad didn’t get it. In fact, he completely missed the point. A ‘love song’, he called it. A love song! So naturally, my heart plummeted. There’s an Island was anything but a love song to me, as well as one of the most…

December 10, 2015
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The Power of Putting Your Music on the iTunes Store

I whole-heartedly believe in building your own platform, cutting out the middle man and selling directly from your own site. It is the only way to completely control your audience’s experience and gives them the perfect opportunity to directly support your work and progress. That being said, your site can…

December 3, 2015