Michele McLaughlin

Recent Posts

Album Review of Top 20 Solo Piano by Kathy Parsons

My first review for Top 20 - Solo Piano has come in, from the fantastic

Kathy Parsons at  Thanks Kathy!!!  

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Michele's Album Release Checklist

I am a solo pianist and I release my my albums about every 12-24 months.  I'm in the process of releasing my sixteenth album, and in all the years I've been doing this, I've learned a few things about what needs to be done to effectively release a solo piano album as an independent musician.  I am the queen of making lists, and over the years I've created a pretty thorough checklist of things I do to release my music.  I have many musician friends who have asked to see my list, and so here I am, posting it on my blog for all the world to see.  Obviously, this is not a master key or secret formula for album releases, but it works for me.  

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My Music Is Now On Earbits!!

You can listen to me on Earbits Radio!!  Earbits is a free online radio that introduces you to fantastic independent music.  

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I Am An Akademia Awards WINNER!!

Exciting news!!  I won "Best Instrumental Piano Album" AND "Best Instrumental Piano Song" and am an "Executive Top Pick" in the August 2015 Akademia Awards! A big THANKS to The Akademia Music Awards​ for the honor!  

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Happy Birthday To ME!!

Guess what?  Today is my birthday.  Yep, one of my favorite days of the year.  And to celebrate, I'm giving YOU a 40% off coupon to use at my store.  I hope you enjoy!!  

Coupon Code: july40   If you're not sure what to buy, here are some of my favorites: The Space Between, Spiritual Awakening, The Life Cycle, Forsaken Irish Rain, The Music Box Angel!

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2015 Hollywood Music and Media Awards

Exciting news!!  I've received TWO NOMINATIONS in the Hollywood Music and Media Awards (HMMA)!!!   Undercurrent for "Best Contemporary Classical/Instrumental Song"
    The Space Between for "Best New Age/Ambient Song"

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2015 Zone Music Reporter Awards

Every year, in May, the annual Zone Music Reporter Awards (ZMR Awards) are held in New Orleans.   Zone Music Reporter is a charting site that reports the radio airplay charts for the New Age and Ambient genres.  My music falls in that category and when I get radio airplay, the broadcasters report those plays, or spins, to Zone Music Reporter.   This is the chart I posted about a couple of weeks ago where I debuted on the chart at #2 for March airplay.  You can read that blog post here.  

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Album Review of Undercurrent by Breaking Down Sound

A fantastic review of Undercurrent has been posted by
Breaking Down Sound.  A huge THANK YOU to Andrew Greenhalgh!!  I am so glad you liked the album!!  

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Album Review of Undercurrent by Musings of OceanicBlue UK

A great review from The Musings of OceanicBlue UK came in today.  Big THANKS to Boulent Mustafa!!!  I'm so glad you liked my album.

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A Humbling Blog Post

A fellow musician, and fan of mine, wrote a beautiful blog post yesterday, thanking me for the impact I've had on him and his musical journey.  

You can read it on his site HERE.  

I am humbled by his post because I consider myself just another musician who makes music because I love to, and I'm so grateful when people respond to it in such positive ways.  But to know that I've encouraged him to continue following his dream, and provided a reminder to him to not give up... I have to smile knowing that my music, and my career of being a musician, is touching people in ways I cannot imagine.

So to Michael Movestro, I'd like to say Thank You as well... for reminding me that my actions, and my music, makes a difference.  And I am thrilled it made a difference for you.  Never give up.... not on your dreams, not on your goals, not on your hopes.  Push through and make it happen because you never know how you will impact someone else someday.  Pay it forward.  And love every step of the journey.  PS - I think your music is fantastic!  I listened on your site yesterday, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I look forward to hearing more from you.   **Photography by Michele McLaughlin in Cancun  

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