One Artist’s Key To Producing Her Best Album Ever

For Marit Larsen, trusting her instincts is key.

Althoughshe currently resides in her hometown of Oslo, Norway, Marit has found that her best music comes to her when she’s on the road. Most recently, Marit has released her album, When The Morning Comes, which she produced in Nashville, Tennessee.

We chatted with Marit to learn more about how her passion for music evolved into a career and the one quote she tries to live by every day. To watch Marit’s music videos, check out her Spotlight on her page.

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One Powerful Musician’s Secret To Making Rock N’ Roll Magic

John Aulabaugh never underestimates the power of getting the right players in a room. 

When recording his album, Of Sins Present and Past, John brought rock legends together to help him create music. Each person added his own touch and had fun crafting different parts of a song.

This is what makes music fun for John and although he’s flown planes, started a software company and written iPhone apps, he says nothing compares to the magic of making music. In our interview, John gives advice for aspiring musicians and tells us about when he first fell in love with music.

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How One Pianist Expresses Her Most Vibrant Self

Sunny Choi hasn’t always felt comfortable expressing herself.

Sunny moved to the United States from South Korea as a kid who was unaccustomed to emotional vulnerability and self-expression. Sunny found her own voice through music, but not until she branched outside of the classical music genre.

Inspired by her own journey, Sunny started Artistic Pi, a curriculum of contemporary piano music that encourages self-expression and individuality. In our interview, Sunny describes her ambitious daily schedule (which includes recording one performance video a week!), her experiences with culture shock as a kid and her goals for the future.

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How One Musician Puts His Sixth Sense To Good Use

Matthew Mayer is an exceptional pianist, but that’s not his only gift.

As a child, Matthew discovered that he picked up on the feelings of those around him with ease. His intuition found an outlet when Matthew started playing the piano at age 12. From high school onward, Matthew‘s been performing and sharing his music around the globe.

Dream-like, powerful and deeply moving, Matthew’s music conveys the full spectrum of human emotion. Learn about the moment Matthew fell in love with music, how he balances a separate 9-5 job and why his sixth sense helps him compose music that people love.

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Photographers, Musicians and Students: Follow Friday

It’s that time of week again, Friday! Today we’re excited to be featuring the pages of four awesome users who submitted themselves to our #FFaboutme contest.

If you don’t see your page on this week’s #FFaboutme you can always try for next week by adding your about.me URL to your Twitter bio and tweeting at us @aboutdotme with the hashtag, #FFaboutme. And don’t forget, you have to have a picture of you and your lovely face in your background photo! For tips about what we’re looking for in a page, check out this post!

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Finding Balance: Singer Tara Mackey

January is “The Month of Music” on our blog and we’ve been taking the opportunity to interview about.me users from all facets of the music industry including DJs Lissa Monet and E. Delfin and music blogger Jacklyn Krol.

Today, we’re excited to be featuring singer, Tara Mackey, who also happens to be a biologist, model, writer and actress. We interviewed her about how she manages to be all these things at once (and still maintain sanity!) and about her new book, Cured By Nature.

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