Artist Blog 2018

Poolside Vibes Bootcamp Style

Can you say diving board flip contest? I certainly can!  Bootcamp isn’t all work; you also have a chance to enjoy some free time during the afternoon.   As you may already know, I am a big Team Nimbus advocate.  These guys go above and beyond to make our jobs as easy as possible, so when…

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Gratitude and Reflections

I often struggle with the busy buzz of every day life.  I forget to take time and breath and be grateful for everything that surrounds me. Life is a crazy ride and moves so quickly; it’s so important to enjoy the little things.  I am learning more and more to work this into my everyday lifestyle.…

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And things are only getting started!

The fast and slow paced winding roads leading up to Rockridge canyon mirrored how my brain and emotions were acting on day one of PW Bootcamp. Being beyond ecstatic to see everyone and really get to know all of the other artists on a real level, I honestly had no idea what to expect out…

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You Bet I’ll Go There

We ended our last day at bootcamp with a listening party of the songs that we’ve worked on over the past week. My song, that I co-wrote with Michela, was called You Bet I’ll Go There. We were given the theme “There’s A Place” and decided that there were two directions that we could take…

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That’s A Wrap! (for now)

I think these past 7 days have made up the most exciting and exhausting week that I have had in a VERY long time. From being taught about the business side of the industry and learning about royalties and music licensing to fashion styling and stage performance techniques, we’ve covered so much this week… now…

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Every End Is A New Beginning | Leaving Thomas Entry 3

Well, Project Wild Boot Camp has come to a close and I am exhausted, but content.  The amount of information I have absorbed in the past week is insane.  Bryton and I have learned so much and we are  excited to put our newly acquired knowledge into action as we begin to prepare for our…

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5 Things I Learned At Project Wild Bootcamp | Mariya Stokes

1) Teamwork makes the dream work – surrounding myself with people I trust, and who believe in my vision is everything. During our keynote sessions this week with agent/manager Jim Cressman and manager Melissa McMaster, they both talked about how the most successful business relationships they have are based on mutual respect, a shared vison,…

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Why I started music | Mariya Stokes

I was distracted when I was sitting down to write this blog – which was supposed to be about my favourite memories from this week – at 1am by a noise outside.   When I went to see what all the racket was about, I found about twenty people – a mixed group of artists, sound…

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Bye Bye Goodbye

There is always a “hello” and a “goodbye” when you participate in something like Project Wild. Both are special. The anticipation of the “hello” and the reflection of the “good bye”. This year really challenged me as an artist, specifically with really looking at what I want and what that means? What it would take…

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