Big shout out to our friend Whitney Daane, Founder of DAANEgerous Entertainment for a stellar discussion about Music Publishing on our first Live! From MusicRow411 on Facebook Live! The hour long Q & A with MR411 founder Beth Raebeck Hall  was attended by tons of Ultimate Songwriters Sweepstake participants, MR411 members ,hit songwriters, subscribers and many others.

Daane, is one of the country’s most knowledgeable and savvy music publishers and is known for her razor sharp mind and hilarious wit.  From running Madonna’s publishing company Maverick Music to launching the creative presence in the US and Nashville for powerhouse KOBALT, Daane is widely loved and respected by industry peers, songwriters and artists.

Responsible for many #1 songs and over 100 multi-genre hits in music, television and film, Daane spoke honestly and with humor about the myriad facets of the music publishing industry and offered helpful career tips and wisdom. Her stories are legend through the biz, and she shared many tidbits with the group.

She has agreed to return for an encore session later this summer, providing more helpful career advice and tips and more stories about working with mega songwriters like Desmond Child (Livin’ on A Prayer), Shane McAnally (Songland) and a ridiculous number of others in all genres, in Nashville, New York, Los Angeles and London.

More great Live! Sessions to come

Having access to the wisdom and knowledge of MusicRow411’s vast network of friends, colleagues, creators, artists and hitmakers is why we bring you the best industry advice and information to help you with your career. This is about YOU, not us. We’ve got some really exciting guests lined up and will be posting a schedule here and on our MusicRow411 Facebook Page.

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“The best fighter is never angry.”































































































































4) Inner peace is knowing how to belong to
































oneself, without external validation.
































Many people are concerned about what other people think of them. But you don’t need to look to others to find yourself. You are who you are and what others think about you doesn’t make a difference to that.
































Here’s a quote from spiritual guru Osho that provides some inspirational advice on why you shouldn’t care what other people think of you:
































“Nobody can say anything about you. Whatsoever people say is about themselves. But you become very shaky, because you are still clinging to a false center. That false center depends on others, so you are always looking to what people are saying about you. And you are always following other people, you are always trying to satisfy them. You are always trying to be respectable, you are always trying to decorate your ego. This is suicidal. Rather than being disturbed by what others say, you should start looking inside yourself…



























Whenever you are self-conscious you are simply showing that you are not conscious of the self at all. You don’t know who you are. If you had known, then there would have been no problem— then you are not seeking opinions. Then you are not worried what others say about you— it is irrelevant!
































Your very self-consciousness indicates that you have not come home yet.”































































































































5) Everything is created twice, first in your mind
































and then in your life.
































Our brains are powerful instruments, and they create the world around us.
































And the truth is that you won’t act unless your brain knows what you’re doing. So have your plans and goals in place, and then take action.
































“The future depends on what you do today.” – Mahatma Gandhi































































































































6) We must walk the path.
































Life comes with many challenges and adversities for everyone, but the one thing with have control over is how much effort and willpower we put into something.
































We can’t attach our happiness or success towards outside objects. It all lies within us.
































“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We must walk the path.” – Buddha































































































































7) To strongly believe in something, and not
































live it, is dishonest.
































Don’t bend to what “society” wants you to be. Don’t change who you are so other people will accept you. It’s important to be authentic and follow your heart.
































Characterize yourself by your actions, and other people’s words will never fool you.
































“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is younger than You.” – Dr. Seuss































































































































8) The right path and easy path are rarely
































the same paths.































































You’ll eventually come to realize that struggle is what makes you grow, and it’s always worth it. While every step may be tough, it will lead you to where you want to go. Just because something seems difficult doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it. It’s all the more reason to chase your goals.
































































“Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living.” – Buddha































































































































9) If you want the benefits of something in life,
































































you have to also want the costs.
































































So many people ask themselves questions like “what am I passionate about?” to find their purpose in life. However, a better question is “what is worth suffering for?” This will help you find what you truly want to do, and your life will be more fulfilling because of it.
































































“Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.” – Eckhart Tolle































































































































10) Over-committing is the antithesis of living a
































peaceful, mindful life.
































































So many of us have a massive to-do list filled with tasks that we couldn’t possibly finish in one day. We think we have to be busy all the time. However, sometimes it can be more rewarding to focus on one task at a time and mindfully be absorbed by it. We also need time to rest and appreciate the beauty of life.
































































“You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.” – Steve Maraboli































































































11)  When you try to control too much you
































 enjoy too little.
































































As human beings, what is it that’s so alluring about control? We desire certainty and comfort.
































The irony is that there is no such thing as control. We are never in control. Ever. The sooner we grasp this and learn to go with the flow a little more; the easier life will be.
































Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” – Chinese Proverb































































































If you’d like to learn more about mindfulness from Lachlan, you can order his book The Art of Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Living in the Moment.
































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