Spreading Love with @gibsonguitar @indiejamsla @narip @planetla_records

Mark Nguyen from Planet LA records in conjunction with NARIP hosted an inspirational event to bring Artists, Musicians, Songwriters, local brands together at the Gibson Guitar Center.  

Gibson artist Anahita Sky headlined the live performance, followed by Dani W and Mary Bee who shared a song and announced the #Ukeladies Tour in Hawaii which will begin early September 2017. Join Dani W‘s mailing list for more updates. 

Follow them online for more charitable events, partnerships and collaborative events to come.

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It’s here!  We are celebrating the release of “Better and Better”

From Dani W’s Invincible EP out now, please welcome the official music video for “Better and Better”!

This single will be performed live this September on the Hawaii tour with starring  Dani W, Mary Bee and Kate Steinway.

Plus join Thursday, 7/20 for a send off show at River Rock lounge in Studio City at 8PM. 

Official Music Video “Better and Better” https://youtu.be/6o2KDm6tOrE 

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“Better and Better” Music Video BTS

It’s almost time for the official release.  If you missed the behind the scenes trailer, watch below. 

Keep it locked right here at https://m.facebook.com/daniellewcarter and make sure your email filters are open to receiving the link from the official website mailing list.


Photo credits: John Kim and Megan Carroll

“Better and Better” Official Music Video Release

We look behind the curtains this week as the official video release of “Better and Better” drops this Sunday at sunset. 

The song “Better and Better” is from the newly released Dani W “Invincible” EP now available on @itunes @spotify @amazonmusic and all the usual suspects.  

Dani and surprise members of the cast are scheduled to go live before the video release to introduce the video on Facebook. Tune in around 5:30/6PM PST at Danielle W Carter music Facebook page before the video releases online.  

The video is based on a true story.  The rest you’ll have to wait and see….

Follow here and join the mailing on the official website for updates and the links to official music videos as they’re released: https://m.facebook.com/daniellewcarter

Full video credits will be available upon release.  Photo credit to John Kim for the behind the scenes images below.


Was lunch free? Year-End Music Tax Tips for the Self-Employed & Musicians

http://www.daniellewcarter.comWhat’s music to your ears around tax season?  Hmm….the nerd in me likes to know the benefits of deductions.  Isn’t this everyone’s idea of weekend fun?…

Enjoy these tips for educational purposes!  

The below was provided by the helpful customer service team at Sweetwater.  I am not affiliated with the company, nor am I a  tax advisor, so please refer to www.irs.gov and your tax and legal professionals for advice.  

The first article speaks directly to musicians and briefly explains travel, meal, vehicle, and equipment expenses (for both gigging and studio musicians), and whether or not you can deduct them on your taxes. http://www.artstaxinfo.com/musicians.shtml

Here is a “nuts and bolts” explanation of Section 179 (first-year depreciation allowance for equipment) and how to take advantage of it. http://www.section179.org/

The last article features a list of common deductible business expensesThis can be helpful if you are considered self-employed or if you own your own studio. http://www.musicbizacademy.com/knab/articles/taxtips.htm

The Sweetwater company is not comprised of legal experts or tax advisors, so you should definitely discuss these issues with your own professional tax advisor.  Each individual’s situation is different, and these links are for informational purposes only.

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Cheers to the exclusive debut at Hotel Cafe!

Throwing a party hat in the air! This week, a song I co-wrote with the talented Mary Ruth Pearce was debuted at a songwriter showcase called The Writer’s Block at Hotel Cafe. Our song “Gone” was sang beautifully by songwriter/vocalist Lindsey Ray.

Lindsey was accompanied by an all star music industry cast including Mike Elizondo. There was a solid lineup of well crafted songs by accomplished songwriters. Solid talent graced the stage and I felt honored and proud to hear them deliver our Pop song titled “Gone.”

The feel of “Gone” is Top 40s Justin Timberlake. Lindsey Ray did it great justice with her powerful vocals. “Gone” is an uptempo pop ballad (think Demi Lovato, Carrie Underwood, Pink, Jessie J vocal range). Cheers to a great night and to the talented writers who showcase their music through the Writer’s Block. Find out when the next event is TheWritersBl0ck via twitter or the Hotel Cafe calendar. You don’t have to be a songwriter to attend. All are welcome!

Lindsey Ray had a song recorded by Mariah Carey recently. Mike Elizondo has a career worth Wikipedia-ing as well, including working with Dr. Dre, Fiona Apple, Carrie Underwood, Maroon 5 and more.

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Pics Are Here! Wonderful Seeing You @TheMintLA Showcase

The Mint LA, Songsalive! Showcase

The Mint LA, Songsalive! Showcase

It was just last week that Chris Lee and I were playing at The Mint Los Angeles with family and friends. If you had a chance to join us, please leave your comments and “testify” at the bottom of this blog or on my site with your experience. Your comments, few or plenty, make a huge impact on the shows we bring you in the future! Thank you for sharing your journey with us!

Hello Ladies!  Moni brightens the evening with her fashionable touch!

Hello Ladies! Moni brightens the evening with her fashionable touch!

Danielle W Carter

Intense discussion after the show!

Good excuse for a mini reunion!

Good excuse for a mini reunion!

Staying Connected!

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Songsalive! Showcase @TheMintLA

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Singer/Songwriters in around Nashville Style Showcase

Singer/Songwriters in a round Nashville Style Showcase

Danielle W. Carter taking in Chris Lee on Piano

Coming Soon!
Season II of “From the Ground Up: Life Of An Indie Artist”
Outdoor photo shoot by Blanco Photography

Special THANK YOU’s to Chris Lee, Amber C. for collecting fav song votes at The Mint, Cynthia C. for your photography skills and Songsalive! for selecting us for Spotlight Member of The Month and the Mint showcase and last but never least PURE+Prive Jewelry Company for the frosting both on stage and off

SET LIST
Find Another Way – Written by: Danielle W. Carter
The Other Room – Written with Anthony Bowman
Talking to Love – Written with Sophie Ilys

How time flies! Show is over and now I am sitting at a small coffee counter overlooking 43rd Street and 9th Avenue in the Big Apple. Taking a careful sip of my steamy mug, I watch thousands of shoes scurry down the worn cemented streets. Sometimes I’m amazed by the simple fact that it is so easy to pick up and leave one city for another, immersed in a brand new rhythm. It feels like a fresh start, or maybe what having a new identity would be like. All of the things that I “had to do” but didn’t have enough time to get to don’t seem as urgent when I step outside of my bubble. There are so many places I’m naturally drawn to that I know I must visit like the UK, Argentina, Peru, etc…Where do you want to go? There are definitely more adventures with my name on it. What could be waiting for you?