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The Unstarving Musician

The Unstarving Musician’s Podcast features interviews with indie music artists an industry pros who share their experience and expertise on songwriting, recording, touring, getting gigs, marketing, and much more. It’s all intended to help indie artists to more of what they love–make music.

May 3, 2019

From Collaborator to Solo Artist – Singer Songwriter Notelle, @notellemusic, Leveraging Uniqueness, Imposter Syndrome, Preparedness, PR, Power, Tell MeNashville based singer songwriter Notelle recently made the move from longtime collaborator to solo artist. She’s known for heavy messy pop with an electronic edge.

In our conversation for this episode, Notelle is forthcoming with lessons she’s learning as a solo artist and advice that has served her well. She’s also forthcoming about her insecurities. We discuss imposter syndrome, leveraging uniqueness, the importance of work ethic, preparedness, and quality content.

At 27 Notelle had reservations about being an open book of emotions in her debut solo artist recordings. She's become just that, an open book of emotions. She's now embraces it, and it’s working for her.

Episode Highlights

  • Notelle starts by discussing her most recent work, and the challenges of openly sharing her story
  • She shares her experience working with Altru Creative and her amazing PR rep
  • Notelle talks about the struggle of opening up and not feeling special enough for people to hear her story
  • What motivated Notelle to start a solo career
  • Notelle shares some incredible insight for other artists that may be contemplating a solo career move
  • Notelle shares great advice she received from mentors
  • Notelle's strategy for the next few years, including how she'll release music
  • Notelle discusses how it feels to do collaborative work with other artists and DJ's

3 Key Points

  1. Don’t be afraid to step out–realize that what you have is worth sharing
  2. Write and create what you like
  3. Be your unique you, and work hard!

Tweetable Quotes

  • “It doesn’t matter where you are on your perceived ladder of success or anybody else’s, everyone feels the exact same way.” – Notelle
  • “You, whoever you are, and whatever you have personality-wise, those are the biggest assets you have.” – Notelle
  • “Put your blinders on, and write what you like.” – Notelle


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