blog: whatiluv 19 – Beautiful Castles

Maybe it’s the girly princess in me, but there’s something about castles that I just find fascinating!! It’s impossible to believe people actually lived there at one stage. Aside from the obvious heating issues, weren’t they scared?! I think I’d be … Continue reading

blog: A Musician’s Wage

This is the typical breakdown showing how much income musicians can expect from selling a CD. It’s pretty scary, and the story gets worse when you look at figures from streaming websites such as Spotify, or sales from iTunes.

The average royalty paid out by Spotify to an artist is $0.006 per stream. That may add up for Bruno Mars or Rihanna, whose music is featured on the Top Lists on the home page. But it’s definitely not enough for any other musician to make a living from!

What’s worse, is the Australian radio broadcasting industry makes over $500million per year – but record labels only see around 0.05% of this revenue. From that tiny percentage, the labels then pass on a smaller percentage to artists. This is great for artists like Taylor Swift and Katy Perry – because FM radio stations absolutely smash their songs. But how about the local Aussie acts who barely get played? They can forget about making any significant revenue from radio, iTunes, Spotify, Pandora or even the old-fashioned way of selling CDs.

It’s a sad thought because the writers, singers, guitarist, drummers and producers who spend countless hours perfecting their craft are being robbed of what’s rightfully theirs. Does Spotify really deserve over 99% of revenue generated by each song? Surely no one could agree the streaming service is worthy of such a gigantic cut!

Nowadays, the main source of income for a musician is touring. It’s a hard slog organising tours, securing venues, paying for advertising, paying for flights and accommodation, scoring interviews for promotion, creating the merchandise and rehearsing for hours and hours on end! So PLEASE if you love a band, why not head down to the local pub next time they’re in town? Not only will you have the chance to watch an amazing show, but you’ll be supporting the artists who have written your favourite songs!

The music industry is one of the oldest in the world, and I wouldn’t want to live in a world without it! But we have to support our favourite artists in this changing industry, because slowly but surely, the industry is being monopolised. Don’t get me wrong – I find Taylor Swift’s songs catchy as all hell, and sing along to them in the car! But I’ve given smaller acts a chance, and their lyrics resonate with me in exactly the same way. Their vocalists are just as talented, their production just as flawless and their creativity and artistry is even more inspiring than what I could ever find in the Top 10 list on iTunes.

Music is beautiful and means something different to everyone. It’s not the easiest job to write music – making your innermost thoughts and feelings available to the world! (and then making them available to download on iTunes worldwide!) So let’s keep good music alive and give the talented artists out there an opportunity to create it!!!

 

That was my little rant for the day! haha

Love always and always (and thank you for your support guys – means the absolute WORLD to me!!!)

Eden ❤ ❤ ❤

xx

 

 

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blog: whatiluv 18 – The Zodiac

These artist depictions of the 12 Zodiac signs are like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Dark and other-worldly, artist Damon Hellandbrand has created a whole new set of mythological creatures straight from your nightmares!

I always read and believe my daily horoscope and continually freak out about its accuracy! But the one thing that always disappoints me is the depictions of the zodiac signs. I’m an Aries (the ram) which isn’t exactly the most inspiring creature!

Now, we have these incredible drawings to represent us – how bad ass! I think they definitely portray everyone’s inner strength and show that we all have powerful and ancient forces within us 🙂 Let me know what you think of yours!!!

 

Love Eden

xx

(Images found via The Mind Unleashed)

 

ARIES

Aries

 

TAURUS

Taurus

GEMINI

Gemini

CANCER

Cancer

LEO

Leo

VIRGO

Virgo

LIBRA

Lbra

SCORPIO

Scorpio

SAGITTARIUS

Sagi

CAPRICORN

Capricorn

AQUARIUS 

Pisces

PISCES


Aquarius

blog: 25 Signs You’re Almost 25

I’m verging on being a quarter of a century old – not the best feeling in the world! But at least this Buzzfeed article makes the situation a little better! It’s a great concept – quarter-century-crisis OR quarter-century-celebration?

The things we fear are always the things we don’t know. And that in itself is deserving of a little excitement. Enjoy xx

Full article here.

 

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blog: whatiluv 17 – Duchess Jewellery

I don’t mean to sound materialistic, but sometimes all you need is a little surprise gift to lift your spirits 😉

This happened to me today when I received a STUNNINGLY GORGEOUS handmade necklace from Australian designer Duchess Jewellery.

I was having such a bad week – having split my lip a few days earlier in a really bad fall (insert sooky lala face!) But having something new to touch, hold, wear & get inspired from was definitely the thing that lifted my mood.

Duchess, the owner of the company, crafts each piece uniquely so they’re one of a kind! She puts so much love and effort into the jewellery. Who wouldn’t prefer that over buying mass produced, department store stuff?!

I really love supporting such creative local talent. Duchess is from Townsville in north Queensland, but she’s happy to ship anywhere in Australia. Check her designs out @ www.duchessjewellery.net and @duchess_jewellery on instagram.

Duchess necklace

Lots of love!! ❤ ❤ ❤

xx

(ps lip is almost healed, yay!!)

 

NEWS: “WHEN STARS COLLIDE” IS TRENDING!

Seriously??!! You guys continually leave me speechless! I’m especially proud that you’re still downloading and streaming this song because it’s my personal favourite 🙂 I remember feeling really inspired and blissfully happy when I wrote it, so I hope you’re getting that feeling when you listen to it ❤

It’s about loving someone despite their insecurities and flaws, in fact, loving them more because they are imperfectly perfect. I’ve found that sometimes just being there for someone satisfying and rewarding enough – you don’t need anything in return except knowing that you’ve made someone happier. We never know why life takes us down certain paths, but you have to believe that everything you do has a purpose, whether it serves you or others. And that’s what this song is about ❤

 

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When stars collide

 

 

 

 

NEWS: Well, some Universal News ;)

Overjoyed to finally announce some great news that’s been SO hard to keep secret!! I’ve officially joined the incredible team at Universal Music Group! 🙂 Woooohooo!!

Everyone’s gotta have a day job, right? 😉

As a music consultant and manager, my role is to continue working with Michael Parisi Management and their newest acts signed to Universal.

We’ve also created a new joint venture under Universal & MPM called RIGHT HAND MANAGEMENT. It’s confusing – but basically it’s all the same family 🙂

More on that in the next blog!

I’m so excited for this new adventure and becoming a Universal family member, which has literally been my childhood dream since day 1!

And to work with MPM on a daily basis is close to the best thing in the world. Every day is different and I find myself always having fun & surrounded by the most inspiring and incredible people ever. Whether it’s flying to Sydney to watch a gig, helping style a videoshoot or just chilling at Cherry Bar – this job is by far the best experience I’ve had so far.

Of course, at the same time I’m working on my own music & songwriting with some fan-freekin-tastic producers. And generally not sleeping but hey, that’s ok!!

There are LOTS of exciting projects in the pipeworks but I can’t give too much away… YET!

 

Eeeeeeeeeeek!! Love you ALL ❤ ❤ ❤

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

blog: whatiluv 16 – I HEART MELBOURNE

Even though my recent trip to Sydney was SO much fun, I still love my hometown Melbourne more than any other city! So when I stumbled across this Buzzfeed article, it literally made my day 🙂

Melbourne always tops international polls for “Most Livable City” and recently “Friendliest City in the World” and that’s what we’re known for. But some of the pics below spark some healthy comical debate!

We are a great bunch – so while the list may point out some of our flaws, there really is nowhere I’d rather be ❤

 

See the full list at http://www.buzzfeed.com/simoncrerar/why-melbourne-is-the-worlds-most-liveable-city

 

Love ya!!! xx

 

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